ALA Publishing

A new instruction librarian workbook for trainers and learners

CHICAGO — A comprehensive but concise roadmap specifically for librarians who are new to instruction, or who are charged with training someone who is, has remained elusive. Until now. “The New Instruction Librarian: A Workbook for Trainers and Learners,” published by ALA Editions, cuts through the jargon and rhetoric to ease the transition into library instruction. Authors Candice Benjes-Small and Rebecca K.

New eCourse: Introduction to Metadata and Linked Data

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Introduction to Metadata and Linked Data. Dr. Oksana L. Zavalina will serve as the instructor for a 6-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, January 30, 2017.

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

Learning outcomes

After participating in this eCourse, you will:

Learning the skills to have effective difficult conversations

CHICAGO — In an information landscape where change is the status quo, difficult conversations come with the territory. Being a library leader means knowing how to confidently steer these conversations so that they lead to productive results instead of hurt feelings, resentment, or worse.  Employees in a library will also encounter conflict, especially during times of change.

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 January 23, 2017.

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

Learning outcomes

After completing this eCourse, participants will:

New Workshop: How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursday, January 19, 2017.

How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, January 19, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

An updated How-To-Do-It Manual for winning grants

CHICAGO — Newly revised and refreshed, the second edition of “Winning Grants: A How-To-Do-It Manual For Librarians,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, will teach you the skills and strategies crucial for finding, applying for, and winning grants. Whether you’re starting from scratch and don’t know where to begin, or you’re an experienced grant writer looking to tap into new funding sources, this resource from grant writing pros Stephanie K. Gerding and Pamela H.