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Mobile libraries, from devices to people

CHICAGO —The brand new installment of the highly successful M-Libraries series published by Facet Publishing, “M-Libraries 5: From Devices to People,” is now available through the ALA Store. Edited by Gill Needham and Mohamed Ally, this collection brings together cutting-edge international contributions from the leading experts, practitioners and researchers in the field.

Programs for Millennials and more

CHICAGO — Needless to say, programming for teens can be a dubious fit for library users in their 20s; and what appeals to Baby Boomers isn't necessarily ideal for those in their 30s and 40s. Millennials deserve their own programs. “A Year of Programs for Millennials and More,” published by ALA Editions, specifically targets those on the cusp of the born-digital generation and their peers. In this handy book Amy J.

2015 ALA Annual Conference Wrap-up, live webcast

CHICAGO — Introducing a new episode of American Libraries Live — a one-hour wrap-up of the 2015 ALA Annual Conference, which airs live at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, July 2. Brought to you by American Libraries, this free, streaming video broadcast can be viewed from your home, library or on-the-go.

Making archives come alive for public libraries and their communities

CHICAGO — Librarians and archivists across the country are developing innovative ways to bring library users into new relationships with archival professionals and research collections. From social archives and citizen cartography to artist-curators and photovoice projects, special collections departments are demonstrating their value not only for preservation but also for outreach, education and public service.

Julie Todaro’s A-Z guide to mentoring

CHICAGO — A library’s future is as good as the talent it develops. Too many mentorship programs are cursory; without structure and expectations, accomplishing little beyond a procedural orientation. But a solid, sustainable mentorship program can be a game changer for libraries, with long-term results that include career development, organization-wide professionalism and retention.

New workshop — Service Design: A Toolkit for Assessment, Insight, and Improvement

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new workshop, Service Design: A Toolkit for Assessment, Insight, and Improvement, with Joe J. Marquez and Annie Downey. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

Moorman’s how-to-do-it manual for running a small library

CHICAGO— Since running a small library—public, academic, school, or special—often means making do with little or no staff, this challenging task calls for its own set of skills and expertise. That’s where the second edition of editor John A. Moorman’s “Running a Small Library: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, comes in. Inside its pages a crack team of contributors offers guidance on every essential aspect of what it takes to run a small library.

Supporting Patrons’ College Planning Information Needs, new workshop!

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new workshop, Supporting Patrons' College Planning Information Needs, with Africa Hands. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

Using Tumblr to connect with your community

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource introduces a new workshop Tumblr for Public Libraries, with Molly Wetta and Kate Tkacik. This 90-minute workshop is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

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