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Kroski’s hands-on sourcebook for makerspaces

CHICAGO — Library makerspaces continue to thrive, drawing new patrons in and engaging them as never before. Edited by technology expert Ellyssa Kroski, “The Makerspace Librarian's Sourcebook,” published by ALA Editions, includes everything libraries need to know about the major topics, tools, and technologies relevant to makerspaces today. Packed with cutting edge instruction and advice from the field's most tech-savvy innovators, this collection:

New Workshop—Programming with Cosplay: Embracing Costume Play in your Library

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Programming with Cosplay: Embracing Costume Play in your Library with Ellyssa Kroski. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific .

New eCourse/eBook Bundle: New on the Job

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, New on the Job. Hilda Weisburg will serve as the instructor for a 6-week facilitated eCourse starting on May 15, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 36
Certificate of Completion available upon request

Learning outcomes

After participating in this eCourse, you will:

New eCourse: Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff. Kathy MacMillan will serve as the instructor for a 6-week facilitated eCourse starting on May 15, 2017.

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

Learning outcomes

After completing this eCourse, participants will:

New Workshop: Building Great Programs for Patrons in their 20s and 30s

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Building Great Programs for Patrons in their 20s and 30s with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific .

Building Great Programs for Patrons in their 20s and 30s
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

How to Design Your Own Library READ Poster: An American Libraries Live Interactive Webcast

CHICAGO — Build relationships with your community and patrons using the READ Design Studio! In the next episode of American Libraries Live, ALA Graphics staff will teach you how to create your own READ posters. You’ll learn how to create professional-looking READ posters using layered design templates, plus ways to use the READ Design Studio to personalize your library's promotions, highlight collections, and make fun giveaways!

New Workshop: How to Hire a New Library Employee

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Hire a New Library Employee with Catherine Hakala-Ausperk. This workshop will last consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place on:

  • Thursday, May 4, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

How to Hire a New Library Employee Workshop

Fundamentals of electronic resources management

CHICAGO — It’s a real challenge to get up to speed with the continually evolving field of electronic resources management (ERM). Alana Verminski and Kelly Marie Blanchat were once new on the job themselves, crossing over from research instruction and the vendor side of scholarly publishing. They share what they've learned along the way in “Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Management,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman.