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Guide to Reference to cease publication

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing, in collaboration with the Guide to Reference Editorial Review Board, is discontinuing Guide to Reference. The subscription website will continue to operate and be updated through Jan. 31, 2016 but will immediately cease accepting new subscriptions; renewals will be accepted on a prorated basis.  The Guide will be freely accessible beginning February 2016 but at some future date will cease to be available online.

New eCourse for the non-reference librarian

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new eCourse, Basic Reference Skills for Non-Reference Librarians facilitated by Francisca Goldsmith. This four-week eCourse starts Monday, April 6, 2015.

Cultural heritage information

CHICAGO — Featuring contributions by 17 leading academics from around the world, “Cultural Heritage Information: Access and Management,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, provides an overview of the various challenges and contemporary research activities in cultural heritage information. Starting with an introductory chapter by editors Ian Ruthven and G. G.

Become a paperless professional with this ALA TechSource workshop

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop The Paperless Professional with Rebecca Miller, Carolyn Meier and Heather Moorefield-Lang. This 90-minute workshop is hosted live at 3:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

Workshop: Discuss e-books with patrons

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource has brought back the popular workshop How to Discuss E-Books with Patrons with Phil Spirito. This two-part - 90 minutes each - workshop is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesdays, April 1 and 8, 2015.

Workshop: Serving children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

CHICAGO — ALA Editions has brought back the popular workshop Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Lesley S. J. Farmer. This two-part - 90 minutes each - workshop is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursdays, March 19 and 26, 2015.

Planning and preparing for RDA: eCourse

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Planning and Preparing for RDA: Resource Description and Access eCourse. Roman S. Panchyshyn will serve as the instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on April 6, 2015.

Future of libraries, live webcast

CHICAGO — What do you envision for future libraries? Jason Griffey will moderate this week's episode of American Libraries Live, for a 1-hour discussion of the future of the library. They will discuss their hopes, visions, and the challenges we will face in the next 5-10 years.

Wordplay for kids

CHICAGO — Instilling a love of reading in a child pays dividends long after early literacy skills have been mastered.  As Tim Wadham demonstrates in “Wordplay for Kids: A Sourcebook of Poems, Rhymes, and Read-Alouds,” published by ALA Editions, the key to successful programming is to make children become participants, encouraging a “literary ear” and love of the beauty of language itself.

LITA guide shows how to get started with demand-driven acquisitions for e-books

CHICAGO— Thousands of e-books are published each year; and rather than holding steady, e-book prices are rising—some 3.5 percent this year alone. With so many titles out there, how do you know which ones will actually circulate? Demand-driven acquisition (DDA) may be the answer for your library. “Getting Started with Demand-Driven Acquisitions for E-books: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA TechSource, includes more than 200 criteria questions to help you develop a DDA e-book program that’s right for your library.


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