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ALCTS surveys electronic textbooks and other affordable course materials

CHICAGO — A recent survey reports that a student’s average costs of textbooks for a year at a public four-year university is nearly $1,300. Equally worrisome is another study’s finding that two-thirds of students will skip using a textbook because of the cost. By offering and spotlighting affordable course materials, academic libraries can prove their value while helping to create a more equitable learning experience for students.

Valuing objects in cultural collections

CHICAGO — The subject of valuation has always been challenging for museums and public collections and is becoming more urgent as monetary values of many items continue to break records. There is an increase in lending, with more loans requiring a value for insurance. Cultural collections and exhibitions are expanding to all corners of the world while, at the same time, lenders are becoming more risk-averse.

New Workshop—Rethinking Library Programming: Transforming Your Approach

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Rethinking Library Programming: Transforming Your Approach with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Thursday, September 28, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

Rethinking Library Programming: Transforming Your Approach Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, September 28, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

New Session: 36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, 36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

New Workshop: Providing Services to People Living with Alzheimer's

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Providing Services to People Living with Alzheimer's with Timothy J. Dickey. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 3:30pm Eastern/2:30pm Central/1:30pm Mountain/12:30pm Pacific.

Providing Services to People Living with Alzheimer's Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 3:30pm Eastern/2:30pm Central/1:30pm Mountain/12:30pm Pacific 

New Iteration: Becoming the Copyright Specialist in Your Library eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Becoming the Copyright Specialist in Your Library. Lesley Ellen Harris will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, September 18, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 24 

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

New Iteration: Online Tutorials: Creating them Easily and Effectively eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Online Tutorials: Creating them Easily and Effectively. Hannah Gascho Rempel and Maribeth Slebodnik will serve as the instructors for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, September 18, 2017.

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

Learning outcomes

While participating in this eCourse, you will:

New Iteration: Introduction to Critical Information Literacy: Promoting Social Justice through Librarianship eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Introduction to Critical Information Literacy: Promoting Social Justice through Librarianship. Dawn Stahura will serve as the instructor for a 5-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, September 18, 2017.

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

Learning outcomes

After participating in this eCourse, you will be able to

New Iteration: How to Market Your Library eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, How to Market Your Library. Dana Braccia will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, September 11, 2017.

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

Learning outcomes

After participating in this eCourse, you will:

So you want to be an academic library director

CHICAGO — Whether you’re a new academic library director or a goal-minded manager, you can take concrete steps to gain and strengthen the leadership skills necessary for the job. That’s the empowering message of “So You Want to Be an Academic Library Director,” published by ALA Editions, a new collection edited by Colleen S. Harris which offers critical reflection to illuminate the path ahead.