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Learn to make your customer service the best it can be

CHICAGO - By popular demand, ALA Editions presents a new session of its exciting workshop,  How to Deliver Great Library Customer Service with Laurie Brown. This 90-minute session will take place on Thursday, June 20, 2013.

A self-guided planner for team-building

CHICAGO—With library staffing levels and services cut to the bone, creating a team that communicates well and functions smoothly is more important than ever.  Building on the model of her bestselling book “Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success,” Catherine Hakala-Ausperk presents “Build a Great Team: One Year to Success,” published by ALA Editions.

LinkedIn for Librarians - new workshop

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Linkedin for Librarians with Kim Dority. This two-part workshop will take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m.

Introduction to social media eCourse back by popular demand

CHICAGO - By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a session of our facilitated eCourse, Social Media Basics: Engaging Your Library Users. Paul Signorelli, former director of staff training and volunteer services for the San Francisco Public Library system, will lead this four-week course, which begins on July 1, 2013.

Using movement to connect preschoolers with books

CHICAGO — Librarians and educators can shake up storytimes, help children stay healthy and encourage a lifelong love of reading with Julie Dietzel-Glair’s easy-to-use resource “Books in Motion: Connecting Preschoolers with Books through Art, Games, Movement, Music, Playacting, and Props,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman.

Everyday HR for academic library staff

CHICAGO — From the dean or director to student assistants, every academic library employee is subject to a number of complicated, confusing and intertwined employment policies and procedures. Many of these are required by law or governed by federal or state regulations; other policies or practices are unique to an institution.

Achieving transformational change in academic libraries

CHICAGO—While academic libraries frequently undergo periods of strategic change, “Transformational Change” may be seen as fundamentally different. Often representing cultural change on a deep level, it may be traumatic for individuals. But organizationally, such change can prove essential.

ALA unveils finalists for 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO—The American Library Association (ALA) today announced six books as finalists for the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year's best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the U.S. Along with a medal presentation at ALA’s annual conference in Chicago, IL, on June 30, each winning author will receive $5,000 and the four finalists will each receive $1,500.  

ALA unveils finalists for 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO—The American Library Association (ALA) today announced six books as finalists for the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year's best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the U.S. Along with a medal presentation at ALA’s annual conference in Chicago, IL, on June 30, each winning author will receive $5,000 and the four finalists will each receive $1,500.  

The Whole School Library Handbook 2

CHICAGO — A new edition of an ALA bestseller, “The Whole School Library Handbook 2,” published by ALA Editions, remains an indispensable all-in-one resource for everything related to the school library media center. Edited by Blanche Woolls and David V.

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