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An update of ALA Neal-Schuman’s definitive text on metadata

CHICAGO — Metadata remains the solution for describing the explosively growing, complex world of digital information, and continues to be of paramount importance for information professionals. Marcia Lei Zeng and Jian Qin’s thorough revision of their benchmark text “Metadata,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, provides a solid grounding in the variety and interrelationships among different metadata types.

Catch the programming bug with Rob Reid's lively, humorous eCourse!

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Storytime Shenanigans: Building Great Programs for Preschoolers. Rob Reid will serve as the instructor for a three-week facilitated eCourse starting on Apr. 18, 2016.

Learning instructional design essentials

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Instructional Design Essentials. Nicole Pagowsky and Erica DeFrain will serve as the instructors for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Apr. 18, 2016.

New workshop: Taking the Fear out of How-To Fests: 20 Activity ideas in 90 Minutes

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new workshop Taking the Fear out of How-To Fests: 20 Activity Ideas in 90 Minutes, with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

Improving Your Library’s Mobile Services, popular workshop returns!

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop Improving Your Library's Mobile Services, with Bohyun Kim. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2016.

Adults just wanna have fun

CHICAGO— There are a wealth of resources out there geared towards serving the needs of toddlers, school age children, young adults, and senior citizens. But something's missing. Library users in their 20s and 30s constitute one of the most underserved populations for public libraries, and there's a scarcity of guidance on how to target them. Audrey Barbakoff’s “Adults Just Wanna Have Fun: Programs for Emerging Adults,” published by ALA Editions, helps to fill that gap.

Free webcast: Library Solutions for eBook and eAudiobook Trends

CHICAGO — A new episode of American Libraries Live — a one-hour discussion on Library Solutions for eBook and eAudiobook Trends — will air live at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Mar. 10. This free streaming video broadcast is brought to you by American Libraries and can be viewed from your home, library or on the go.

Gadgets in the Library with Jason Griffey, popular workshop returns

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing has brought back the popular workshop Gadgets in the Library with Jason Griffey with Jason Griffey. This workshop is 90 minutes and hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Apr. 7, 2016.

Creating a Digital Media Space Today's Teens, popular workshop returns

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing has brought back the popular 2-part workshop Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens with Corey Wittig. This workshop includes two 60 minute workshops hosted live at 2:00 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Apr. 14 & 21, 2016.

Inspired collaboration

CHICAGO— Collaboration involves a fusion of individual talents and skills through outreach and cooperation. And it is one of the key ingredients of a vibrant, successful library that is also relevant to the community it serves.  But it doesn’t just happen magically, and it’s a challenge to kindle those original sparks of inspiration into a sustainable effort.

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