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Michael Cart’s Booklist confessions

CHICAGO — For more than 20 years, Michael Cart’s column for Booklist has delighted YA literature enthusiasts and bibliophiles in general with an engaging mixture of wit, insight, and good old fashioned publishing industry gossip.

The Opioid Epidemic and Libraries: An American Libraries Live Webcast

CHICAGO — The opioid epidemic has sunk its teeth into communities all over the United States, and many libraries are finding themselves caught right in the middle. This crisis creates a variety of issues for librarians—we find ourselves faced with security questions, questions about treatment, questions about community resources and even medical questions. It can be tough to know how to address these issues and where to begin.

New workshop—Mobile Makerspaces: Take Your Making on the Road

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Mobile Makerspaces: Take Your Making on the Road with Heather Moorefield-Lang. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursday, February 1, 2018.

New workshop—Prepare for the Future: Tech Strategies You Need to Know

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Prepare for the Future: Tech Strategies You Need to Know with Jason Griffey. This workshop will last consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 and Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

New workshop: Become a Power Searcher

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Become a Power Searcher: 10 Secrets to Using Internet Search Tools Effectively with Nicole Hennig. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

The complete guide to personal digital archiving

CHICAGO — Scholars and scrapbookers alike need your help with saving their most important digital content.  But how do you translate your professional knowledge as a librarian or archivist into practical skills that novices can apply to their own projects? “The Complete Guide to Personal Digital Archiving,” published by ALA Editions, will show you the way. Editor Brianna H. Marshall and a team of expert contributors break down archival concepts and best practices into teachable solutions for your patrons’ projects.

A comprehensive resource to help public libraries create and manage homework centers

CHICAGO — Despite the proliferation of online homework websites and tutoring services, public libraries still have an important role to play when it comes to supporting young people’s educational needs. Public libraries that take a proactive approach—by setting up organized homework centers—have the potential to become catalysts for better performance in school, improved self-esteem, and engaged learning.

New workshop—Blend It 2018: Blended Learning in Our Library Learning Landscape

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Blend It 2018: Blended Learning in Our Library Learning Landscape with Paul Signorelli. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

New iteration—Demystifying Copyright: How to Educate Your Staff and Community eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Demystifying Copyright: How to Educate Your Staff and Community. Lesley Ellen Harris will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, January 22, 2018.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 18
Certificate of Completion available upon request

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New session: Level Up Your Library to Content Marketing Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Level Up Your Library to Content Marketing with Laura Solomon. This workshop will last 60 minutes and take place at 3:00pm Eastern/2:00pm Central/1:00pm Mountain/12:00pm Pacific on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.