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Detailed case studies of collaborative library design

CHICAGO — Talking about why collaboration is so important is one thing—but taking an in-depth look at the ways it works (and sometimes doesn’t work) in real-world design projects is both more revealing and instructive. Award-winning architect Peter Gisolfi does exactly that in “Collaborative Library Design: From Planning to Impact,” published by ALA Editions.

Serve More Patrons with Expanded, Unlimited Streaming Video: An American Libraries Live webcast

CHICAGO — In the August episode of American Libraries Live, you’ll hear library industry veterans Jim Schmidt and Brad Gray explain RBdigital streaming video—a new, innovative streaming video service that allows patrons to binge-watch videos without breaking your library’s budget. They’ll discuss how it differs from other offerings available to libraries today, how the trend of binge-watching has impacted your digital services, and how you can serve and reach more patron groups using this service.

New workshop: Introduction to LC Faceted Vocabularies for Music Resources

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop in collaboration with the Music Library Association, Introduction to LC Faceted Vocabularies for Music Resources with Casey Mullin and Hermine Vermeij. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.

A guide for serving the reading interests of teens

CHICAGO — Teen literature expert Angela Carstensen, creator of School Library Journal‘s Adult Books 4 Teens blog, presents “The Readers' Advisory Guide to Teen Literature.” Published by ALA Editions, this comprehensive resource will help readers’ advisors understand what teens appreciate about their favorite genres while also serving as a helpful collection development tool.

New session: How to Fix the 25 Most Common Library Website Problems Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, How to Fix the 25 Most Common Library Website Problems with Laura Solomon. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

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New book from the Center for the Future of Libraries examines resilience

CHICAGO — "Resilience,” by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, is the first volume to be published in a new series from ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries. The Library Futures Series is edited by Miguel A. Figueroa, Director of the Center for the Future of Libraries, and produced in collaboration with ALA Neal-Schuman.

New books, products, special events from ALA Publishing at Annual

Make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to shop and browse the ALA Store at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition for products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs—as well as fun gift items. Located in the lobby outside Hall I1 of the Morial Convention Center, the ALA Store hours are:

 

Friday, June 22                    10:00 am – 3:00 pm

25 art projects for kids

CHICAGO — With schools emphasizing STEM activities for children to meet curriculum goals for standardized testing, nurturing children’s artistic creativity is often given short shrift. Christine Kirker’s “25 Projects for Art Explorers,” published by ALA Editions, aims to restore the balance. This fun resource offers more than two dozen projects that will spark children’s interest in art and encourage creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking.