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New workshop—Mentoring Library Employees: A Beginner’s Guide

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Mentoring Library Employees: A Beginner’s Guide with Catherine Hakala-Ausperk. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

Transforming summer programs at your library

CHICAGO — Changes in public libraries, the communities they serve, children’s lives, and educational research all demonstrate that traditional summer reading programs need to be reimagined. Working groups of librarians, in partnership with the California Library Association and the California State Library, have done just that, creating and implementing outcomes- and outreach-based summer reading programs that speak directly to diverse and changing communities.

Community Engagement and Fundraising: An American Libraries Live webcast

CHICAGO — Libraries serve their communities above all else, and it’s crucial that librarians work not only with people in the community but also with institutions and businesses. Building positive and productive relationships with these organizations can be a challenge, but they can be tremendously beneficial to the library. They can lead to everything from content to marketing to funding as they further cement the library’s status as an indispensable member of the community.

New iteration—Mindfulness for Librarians: Handling Stress and Thriving Under Pressure eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Mindfulness for Librarians: Handling Stress and Thriving Under Pressure. Richard Moniz and Martin House will serve as the instructors for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, March 5, 2018.

An updated guide to licensing digital content

CHICAGO — Of the second edition of “Licensing Digital Content: A Practical Guide for Librarians,”  American Reference Books Annual declared, “Lesley Ellen Harris’s book has become the standard for libraries and has yet to have an equal published that is either as useful or as clear.” Covering the basics of digital licensing for librarians, the new third edition, published by ALA Editions, provides a freshened look at all the key issues as well as updated sample agre

New workshop—Understanding and Defending Copyright in Your Library: An Introduction

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Understanding and Defending Copyright in Your Library: An Introduction with Jill Hurst-Wahl. This workshop will consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 and Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

New workshop—Working with Individuals Affected by Homelessness: An Empathy-Driven Approach

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Working with Individuals Affected by Homelessness: An Empathy-Driven Approach with Ryan Dowd. This workshop will last 60 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Practical, research-based solutions for the dysfunctional library

CHICAGO — There is an unfortunate stigma to acknowledging workplace dysfunction, let alone trying to grapple with the problem. But negative behaviors such as incivility, toxicity, deviant behavior, workplace politics, and team and leadership dysfunction not only make the library a stressful workplace, they also run counter to the core values of librarianship.

New iteration—Creating Early Literacy Programs: Connecting with Early Childhood Development eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Creating Early Literacy Programs: Connecting with Early Childhood Development. R. Lynn Baker will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, February 26, 2018.

New session: Build a Great Team Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Build a Great Team with Catherine Hakala-Ausperk. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.