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New eCourse: Web Design Basics for Librarians

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Web Design Basics for Librarians. Diane Kovacs will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on April 3, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 30
Certificate of Completion available upon request

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New eCourse: Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification. Violet Fox will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on April 3, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 20
Certificate of Completion available upon request

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Makerspaces: An American Libraries Live Interactive Webcast

CHICAGO — Library makerspaces are transformative, inviting library users to create, innovate and collaborate. But like any new initiative, makerspaces also bring up a host of unique challenges. How do you get started? How can you work within your library’s staff and budget constraints? In the next episode of American Libraries Live, our expert panel will discuss these and other issues surrounding makerspaces in the library.

Emerging practices in digital scholarship

CHICAGO — Spanning a wide range of contrasting perspectives, contexts, insights, and case studies, “Developing Digital Scholarship: Emerging Practices in Academic Libraries,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, explores the relationships between digital scholarship, contemporary academic libraries, and professional practice.

A six-step plan for avoiding an unplanned career

CHICAGO — Unplanned careers affect everything and everyone. They can lead to frustration, negativity, and apathy at a time when we need to be focused, energized and motivated. Though your library career might have started “accidentally,” you can overcome organizational restructuring, changing job titles, and shifting responsibilities by cultivating a mindful existence in the library workplace.

A practical guide for developing your staff

CHICAGO — Continuous professional development is a crucial component of a successful and satisfying career. “Practical Tips for Developing Your Staff,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, offers a wide range of ideas and methods for all library and information professionals to manage the development of those who work for and with them.

New Workshop: Hosting Your Own Comic Con: The Ultimate All-Ages Program

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Hosting Your Own Comic Con: The Ultimate All-Ages Program with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

New Workshop: Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Lesley S. J. Farmer. This workshop will last consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place at:

Managing the successful school library

CHICAGO — To ensure their libraries survive and thrive, school library managers need to be both responsive and proactive. Looking past the day-to-day operations of a school library, “Managing the Successful School Library: Strategic Planning and Reflective Practice,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, serves as a reality check: school libraries must align with school mission statements and policies, while simultaneously negotiating for proper budgets and resources alongside other departments.

Strategies for becoming a reflective librarian and teacher

CHICAGO — Too much of the time our attempts at achieving a work/life balance instead amount to a rigid compartmentalization of the different parts of our lives. But the very qualities that make us human, including our thoughts, feelings, and experiences, are the keys to making us better librarians and teachers. The path forward is through reflection, which can help us gain insights that are applicable both personally and professionally.

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