CHICAGO — With online education options more ubiquitous and sophisticated than ever, the need for academic librarians to be conversant with digital resources and design thinking has become increasingly important. The way forward is through collaboration with instructional designers, which allows librarians to gain a better understanding of digital resource construction, design, goals, and responsibilities. In “Librarians and Instructional Designers: Collaboration and Innovation,” published by ALA Ed
CHICAGO — In recent years, levies, grants, and other traditional sources of library funding have stagnated or even been scaled back. But as they’ve already done in other areas, libraries can take an innovative, proactive approach to funding. Change creates opportunities, and the ability to see and exploit opportunities is what creates new revenue streams, which can help maintain and enhance library services. Offering step-by-step guidance, Edmund A.
CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Deliver Great Library Customer Service with Laurie Brown. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Thursday, October 13, 2016, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.
CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, 36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes Workshop with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016.
This two-part event will consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place at Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific and Thursday, October 27, 2016, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.
CHICAGO — Linked data is essential for sharing library collections on the open web, especially the digital cultural heritage in the collections of libraries, archives, and museums. “Linked Data for Cultural Heritage” published by ALA Editions, gathers a stellar list of contributors to help readers understand linked data concepts by examining practice and projects based in familiar concepts like authority control.
CHICAGO — Libraries are increasingly using web-scale discovery systems to help clients find a wide assortment of library materials, including books, journal articles, special collections, archival collections, videos, music and open access collections. Depending on the library material cataloged, the discovery system might need to negotiate different metadata standards, such as AACR, RDA, RAD, FOAF, VRA Core, METS, MODS, RDF, and more.
CHICAGO — Offered by ALA Publishing in collaboration with the San José State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), the new advanced eCourse Improving Interpersonal Communication will help participants with their communication skills.
CHICAGO — Through its practically based overview of current and emerging copyright issues facing those working in e-learning, the new second edition of “Copyright and E-learning: A Guide for Practitioners,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, will help equip professionals with the tools, skills and understanding they need to work confidently and effectively in the virtual learning envi