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New Workshop: How to Transform Your Library on a Shoestring Budget

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Transform Your Library on a Shoestring Budget with Julia Merritt, Wendy Hicks, and Krista Robinson. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

How to Transform Your Library on a Shoestring Budget Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

New Session: Build a Great Team

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 Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

The collection is all around

CHICAGO — Public libraries’ mission, skills, and position in their communities make them ideal facilitators of public access to local resources. In other words, the collection is all around, and libraries can help citizens discover historical, cultural, and natural riches that they might otherwise overlook.

How to win library funding through political advocacy

CHICAGO — As the saying goes, all politics is local. And 90% of funding for public libraries comes from the will of local politicians and, in turn, from local voters. So it’s urgent that librarians, library supporters, and anyone interested in running an election or campaign for a library understand the strategies, resources, and tactics necessary for positive political action. Whether election day is four months away or four years away, there are immediate steps library leaders and local library ballot committees should take to help secure a successful ballot initiative later.

New Session: Cataloging Video Resources with RDA

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Cataloging Video Resources with RDA with Kelley McGrath. This workshop will consist of two 75-minute sessions on:

New Session—Effective Library Signage: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Effective Library Signage: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices with Mark Aaron Polger and Amy F. Stempler. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

Thinking your way from problem to solution at the reference desk

CHICAGO — When people want to satisfy their immediate curiosity they’re much more likely to use a search engine on their mobile device than ask their local library. But while the days of personal intervention in this kind of query are inevitably numbered, the professional skills that underpin them are not.

New Iteration: Basic Reference Skills for Non-Reference Librarians eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Basic Reference Skills for Non-Reference Librarians. Francisca Goldsmith will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on July 10, 2017.

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

Learning outcomes

After participating in this course, you will:

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 July 10, 2017.

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

Learning outcomes

After participating in this eCourse, you will:

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