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2017 Carnegie-Whitney Grant winners announced

CHICAGO — The Carnegie-Whitney Grant provides grants for the preparation, either in print and/or electronically, of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries in the United States. 

The American Library Association Publishing Committee is proud to announce the 2017 Carnegie-Whitney Award winners, whose proposed projects promote reading or the use of library resources.

Collecting, curating, and crunching data

CHICAGO — Many librarians and information professionals are finding their working life is pulling them toward data support or research data management but lack the skills required.

New workshop: Building Great Programs for Seniors

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Building Great Programs for Seniors with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

Building Great Programs for Seniors Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

New workshop: Understanding E-books

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Understanding E-books: A Guide to Current Challenges and Future Possibilities with Mirela Roncevic. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

Sex, brains, and video games

CHICAGO — How do we break through and truly reach our young adult patrons? It begins with understanding them. Librarians who work with teens need information and a big-picture perspective on adolescence that reflects the latest knowledge of cognate fields and the contemporary realities of young people’s lives. Jennifer Burek Pierce’s greatly revised and updated book “Sex, Brains, and Video Games: Information and Inspiration for Youth Services Librarians” provides exactly that.

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: