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How to Design Your Own Library READ Poster: An American Libraries Live Interactive Webcast

CHICAGO — Build relationships with your community and patrons using the READ Design Studio! In the next episode of American Libraries Live, ALA Graphics staff will teach you how to create your own READ posters. You’ll learn how to create professional-looking READ posters using layered design templates, plus ways to use the READ Design Studio to personalize your library's promotions, highlight collections, and make fun giveaways! Tune in to this free 60-minute webcast at 1 p.m.

Breaking down barriers to collaboration by facilitating workshops

CHICAGO — “Collaborating with Strangers: Facilitating Workshops in Libraries, Classes, and Nonprofits,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, leads readers through a unique framework that breaks down barriers to collaboration while also kindling long-lasting enthusiasm. Interaction with strangers cultivates creativity and provides opportunities for joining forces to achieve great ends.

New Workshop: How to Hire a New Library Employee

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Hire a New Library Employee with Catherine Hakala-Ausperk. This workshop will last consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place on:

  • Thursday, May 4, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

How to Hire a New Library Employee Workshop

Fundamentals of electronic resources management

CHICAGO — It’s a real challenge to get up to speed with the continually evolving field of electronic resources management (ERM). Alana Verminski and Kelly Marie Blanchat were once new on the job themselves, crossing over from research instruction and the vendor side of scholarly publishing. They share what they've learned along the way in “Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Management,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman.

Including individuals and community groups in cultural heritage preservation

CHICAGO — The internet as a platform for facilitating human organization without the need for organizations has, through social media, created new challenges for cultural heritage institutions. Challenges include but are not limited to: how to manage copyright, ownership, orphan works, open data access to heritage representations and artefacts, crowdsourcing, cultural heritage amateurs, information as a commodity or information as public domain, sustainable preservation, and attitudes towards openness.

New eCourse: Rethinking Digital Literacy to Serve Library Staff and Users

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Rethinking Digital Literacy to Serve Library Staff and Users. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on May 1, 2017.

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

Learning outcomes

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

New eCourse: 40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, 40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits. Ed Rossman will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on May 1, 2017.

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

Learning outcomes

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

New eCourse/eBook Bundle: Dynamic One-Shot Library Instruction

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Dynamic One-Shot Library Instruction. Heidi Buchanan & Beth McDonough will serve as the instructors for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on May 1, 2017.

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

Meaningful library instruction in 50 minutes? No problem.

A cutting edge readers' advisory guide to graphic novels

CHICAGO — Ensuring its continued usefulness as a tool for both RA and collection development, Francisca Goldsmith’s ”The Readers' Advisory Guide to Graphic Novels,” published by ALA Editions, has been updated to encompass a bounty of new titles, authors, and styles. Suitable for newbies and hardcore fans alike, the new second edition of this book:

New Advanced eCourse: Project Management Fundamentals for Librarians

CHICAGO — ALA Editions, in collaboration with the San José State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), announces the new advanced eCourse Project Management Fundamentals for Librarians. This advanced eCourse will begin Monday, April 17, 2017 and run for 12 weeks.

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