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Exploring digital libraries

CHICAGO—In “Exploring Digital Libraries: Foundations, Practice, Prospects,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, Karen Calhoun offers a thought-provoking, authoritative, and in-depth treatment of the digital library arena. Her book provides an up-to-date overview of the progress, nature, and future impact of digital libraries, from their collections and technology-centered foundations over two decades ago to their emergent, community-centered engagement with the social web.

Programming for children and teens with autism spectrum disorder

CHICAGO — Those who understand the unique sensitivities of young people with autism spectrum disorder, now the second most commonly diagnosed serious developmental disability, know that ordinary library programming guides are not up to the task of effectively serving these library users.

Library websites discussed on next American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO—Every library needs a website, but what makes a good site? How can you figure out how to most effectively allocate your resources and build a site that fits the needs of your users, your staff and your community? In “The Library Website” our panel of experts will look at the dos, should-dos, and don’ts of library websites. Please tune in Thursday, February 13 at 2 p.m. Eastern time for this free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go.

Products hot off the press, special events at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Longer hours and easy access near Registration make it more convenient to shop and browse at the ALA Store in the Grand Hall at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  The ALA Store offers products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs — as well as fun gift items.

A LITA guide to WordPress for libraries

CHICAGO — More than just an easy-to-use blogging platform, WordPress is in fact a flexible, open source content management system, making it ideal for many libraries’ websites. “The Comparative Guide to WordPress in Libraries: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA TechSource, introduces the basic principles of WordPress and then shows how to implement them. User Experience (UX) librarian and seasoned WordPress instructor Amanda L.

Creating a digital media space for today's teens

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens with Corey Wittig. This workshop will consist of two 60-minute sessions and take place at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursdays, March 20 and 27, 2014.

Robert L. Maxwell’s handbook for RDA

CHICAGO — A guided tour of the new, unified cataloging standard from respected authority Robert L. Maxwell, “Maxwell’s Handbook for RDA: Explaining and Illustrating RDA: Resource Description and Access Using MARC21,” published by ALA Editions, is a clear and comprehensive resource that will help catalogers, LIS students, cataloging instructors and other information professionals navigate RDA smoothly and find the information they need efficiently.

Highlights of the Consumer Electronics Show in upcoming American Libraries Live

CHICAGO — The Consumer Electronics Show is one of the most important technology events in the world. If you want to stay ahead of the curve, knowing what goes on at CES is essential. In a special 30-minute episode of American Libraries Live, library technology expert Jason Griffey will share what he heard, saw and experienced at the show. Please tune in at 2 p.m. Eastern Monday, Jan. 13 for this free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go.

'Divergent' poster and other hot new materials in new ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO – Many exciting new products that are bound to inspire and excite readers in schools and libraries across the nation are included in the ALA Graphics Spring 2014 catalog. Spotlighted on the cover is a new celebrity READ poster featuring Shailene Woodley, who stars as Beatrice “Tris” Prior in the upcoming film adaptation of Veronica Roth’s wildly popular novel “Divergent.” The movie hits theaters on March 21.

'Creating Successful Adult Programs'

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Creating Successful Adult Programs, with Brett W. Lear. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.

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