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New session—Effective Library Signage: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Effective Library Signage: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices with Mark Aaron Polger. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

New iteration—Cutting the Red Tape: Finding and Using E-Government Tools and Resources eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Cutting the Red Tape: Finding and Using E-Government Tools and Resources. Diane Kovacs will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, July 9, 2018.

New advanced eCourse: Intermediate Cataloging for Non-Catalogers

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions, in collaboration with the San José State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), announces a new advanced eCourse, Intermediate Cataloging for Non-Catalogers. This advanced eCourse begins on Monday, July 9, 2018 and continues for 12 weeks.

Best Practices for Data Privacy: An American Libraries Live webcast

CHICAGO — The news feels overwhelmingly loaded with stories of security breaches and compromised data. In an environment where data breaches have become norm, how can we keep our data and our library users’ data secure? Join American Libraries Live on May 21 for a discussion on data privacy that focuses on best practices and what we can do to make sure our data is secure and protected.

Transform and thrive

CHICAGO — Successful libraries are those that continuously learn to listen and respond, prioritizing an organizational approach that encourages library staff to work with each other as well as the community to create opportunities to thrive. That may sound airy and abstract.

Free webinar: A look at the state of school librarianship with Hilda Weisburg

CHICAGO — American schools are going through a period of dramatic change, and school libraries are changing right along with them. As we deal with changing budgets, changing technology and changing student needs, the role of the school librarian seems uncertain. Please join Hilda Weisburg for a free webinar to explore the state of the profession.

New ALCTS monograph discusses issues in electronic resources management

CHICAGO — In terms of both overall spending and usage, library collections are now primarily electronic. The previously solitary electronic resources librarian has now been joined by other personnel in reorganized technical services departments and units who increasingly share more complex and diverse types of work related to managing electronic resources.

Free webinar explores online workplace learning

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions has partnered with Infopeople to offer a free webinar that explores strategies for how library staff can make time and space for online learning.  

New eCourse—Feminist Librarianship: Re-Envisioning Library Work

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Feminist Librarianship: Re-Envisioning Library Work. Maria T. Accardi will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, July 2, 2018.

A comprehensive guidebook for library financial management

CHICAGO — Presenting financial management principles and best practices applicable to both public and academic libraries, William W. Sannwald’s “Financial Management for Libraries,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, elucidates a broad array of issues crucial for those entering a managerial position. Both thorough and straightforward, Sannwald's treatment: