ALA Publishing

New eCourse: 40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, 40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits. Ed Rossman will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on May 1, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 24
Certificate of Completion available upon request

Learning outcomes

After participating in this eCourse, you will be able to:

New eCourse/eBook Bundle: Dynamic One-Shot Library Instruction

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Dynamic One-Shot Library Instruction. Heidi Buchanan & Beth McDonough will serve as the instructors for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on May 1, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 24
Certificate of Completion available upon request
 

Meaningful library instruction in 50 minutes? No problem.

A cutting edge readers' advisory guide to graphic novels

CHICAGO — Ensuring its continued usefulness as a tool for both RA and collection development, Francisca Goldsmith’s ”The Readers' Advisory Guide to Graphic Novels,” published by ALA Editions, has been updated to encompass a bounty of new titles, authors, and styles. Suitable for newbies and hardcore fans alike, the new second edition of this book:

New eCourse: Using and Understanding Library of Congress Classification

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Using and Understanding Library of Congress Classification. Robert Bothmann will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, April 24, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 24
Certificate of Completion available upon request

Learning Outcomes

Volume 1 of the Music Library Association’s authoritative music collection resource

CHICAGO — Prepared by the Music Library Association, with thousands of records selected by experts in dozens of specialized and popular areas of music, the new fourth edition of ”A Basic Music Library: Essential Scores and Sound Recordings,” published by ALA Editions, constitutes the most authoritative music collection resource available.

New Workshop: Dealing with Challenging Patrons

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Dealing with Challenging Patrons with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

Dealing with Challenging Patrons Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Incorporating yoga and movement into storytimes

CHICAGO — Young children love to move—and that’s a great thing! Because in addition to supporting early learning, storytime can provide young children with opportunities to explore physical movement. The centuries-old contemplative movement practice known as yoga is more than just a passing trend; it can offer physical, emotional, and mental benefits to practitioners of all ages, including young children. And getting started with yoga storytime doesn’t require any previous yoga experience.

Why school librarians must lead: there is no other option

CHICAGO — With the recent passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), school libraries are poised for a potential turnaround. But there’s only one way forward: school librarians must become leaders, fully interwoven into the fabric of the educational community. And to become a truly effective leader you’ve got to have a plan. In “Leading for School Librarians: There Is No Other Option,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, Hilda K.