CHICAGO — Tracking the library user's journey is no simple task in the digital world; users can often navigate through a series of different websites, including library websites, discovery tools, link resolvers, and more just to view a single journal article. Your library collects massive amounts of data related to this journey—probably more than you realize, and almost certainly more than you analyze.
CHICAGO — From the layout of a library’s web banner to its printed newsletter to the swag handed out during summer reading programs, libraries make their visual identities known through the many forms of communication they produce and share. And even if “graphic designer” isn’t technically in your job description, chances are you’re still doing it. Wouldn’t you like to do it better? In “Easy Graphic Design for Librarians: From Color to Kerning,” published by ALA Editions, Diana K. Wakimoto speaks directly to library staff.
CHICAGO — The new second edition of “The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, integrates theory and practice to offer guidelines for information professionals working in art and design environments who need to support and anticipate the information needs of artists, designers, architects, and the historians who study those disciplines.
CHICAGO—Everyone is talking about Fake News. People are more aware than ever that when you see a “news” story, you need to dig a lot deeper than the headline or the text of the article to know whether what you are seeing is fact rather than speculation, opinion, or outright fiction. In our role as gatekeepers of information, librarians have always been responsible for establishing the authority of information. But with social media ensuring that news articles—whether real or not—spread like wildfire, how can help our users filter the real from the fake?
CHICAGO - The American Library Association Publishing Committee is offering a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.
Applications must be received by Nov. 3, 2017. Recipients will be notified by mid-March 2018.
CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Collection Development for Judaica Materials with Rebecca Jefferson. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. This workshop is a collaboration between ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions and the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL).
CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, How to Fix the 25 Most Common Library Website Problems with Laura Solomon. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.
Thought that rotating carousel on your website looked cool? What about that vendor widget?
CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Legally Using Images: Understanding Digital Copyright with Lesley Ellen Harris. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 1:30pm Eastern/12:30 pm Central/11:30 am Mountain/10:30am Pacific on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.