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iPads and Gadgets eCourse returns!

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA Editions announces new iteration of our first-of-its-kind facilitated eCourse, iPads, Tablets, and Gadgets in the Library: Planning, Budgeting, and Implementation. This course, which will begin on May 13 and last for six weeks, will show students how they can implement iPads and other high-tech devices into their libraries for both staff and patron use. Once again, students will be taught by Virginia Tech librarians Carolyn Meier, Rebecca Miller and Heather Moorefield-Lang.

Reshaping library services for older adults

CHICAGO — Adults over the age of 50 constitute some of the most engaged and frequent users of public libraries. They may also be the most misunderstood. As Baby Boomers continue to swell their ranks, the behavior, interests and information needs of older adults have changed dramatically, and Diantha Dow Schull’s new book “50+ Library Services: Innovation in Action,” published by ALA Editions, offers the keys to reshaping library services for the new generations of active older adults.

Improving the visibility and use of digital repositories through SEO

CHICAGO — Recent OCLC surveys show that less than 2 percent of library users begin their search on a library website, which is why search engine optimization (SEO) is so crucial. And though a survey of faculty researchers at four major universities showed that most consider Google and Google Scholar amazingly effective for their research, low Google Scholar indexing ratios for library institutional repositories is widespread because it ignores common library metadata.

'Library Safety and Security,' new American Libraries Live episode, streams March 14

CHICAGO —American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go, returns on at 2 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Mar. 14 with a new episode. Our panel for this episode will include Cathy Hakala-Ausperk, Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System, >Elisabeth Doucett, director of the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, Maine; and Brett Lear, director of the Martin County Library System in Florida.

Take embedded librarianship to the next level

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA TechSource announces a new iteration of its exciting workshop, Taking Embedded Librarianship to the Next Level with Buffy Hamilton.

Implementing virtual reference services

CHICAGO— Social Web technologies present an often confusing array of options for answering library users’ reference questions. In “Implementing Virtual Reference Services: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA TechSource, editor Beth C. Thomsett-Scott applies 20 years’ experience as a reference librarian to sort through the clutter of tools and technologies in the industry.

Pickard’s best-selling handbook on research methods updated

CHICAGO — Fully updated for today’s research environments, the long-awaited second edition of Alison Jane Pickard’s best-selling “Research Methods in Information,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, includes brand new coverage of online research methods and techniques, mixed methodology and qualitative analysis.

Hiring, training and supervising library shelvers

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular three-part workshop, Hiring, Training, and Supervising Shelvers with Patricia Tunstall.

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