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A comprehensive guide to insurance industry information resources

CHICAGO — The insurance industry is among the most highly regulated industries today, and literature on the field is a complex thicket of sources. “The ALA Guide to Information Sources in Insurance, Risk Management, and Actuarial Science,” published by ALA Editions, is Lucy Heckman’s valuable, one-of-a-kind guide to locating and using information resources about the insurance industry.

Returning eCourse on Cataloging with RDA: Resource Description and Access

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Be on the cutting edge of cataloging music with new workshop

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning, in partnership with Music Library Association, announces a new workshop Introduction to LC's Music Medium of Performance and Genre Vocabularies with Nancy Lorimer, Casey Mullin and H

How to become an embedded librarian

CHICAGO — Embedded librarianship is “not one size fits all,” yet many books on the subject treat it in a cold, objective manner that doesn’t adequately communicate how becoming an embedded librarian actually works in the real world.  But in “Becoming an Embedded Librarian: Making Connections in the Classroom,” published by ALA Editions, Michelle Reale shares her own university classroom experiences to demystify what can sometimes feel intimidating to academic librarians.

A versatile handbook for storytime programs

CHICAGO — Librarians, teachers, parents and caregivers can energize storytimes and curricula with “The Handbook for Storytime Programs,” published by ALA Editions.

Learn to catalog music resources using the RDA Toolkit

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Cataloging Music Resources in RDA, facilitated by Dr. Sonia Archer-Capuzzo. This four-week eCourse starts Monday, Oct. 19, 2015.

Gain a solid foundation in cataloging cartographic resources

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop, Cartographic Resources with RDA: An Introduction, with Susan Moore. This workshop, which will last 90 minutes, is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015.

For students, a survival guide to research

CHICAGO — Jumping head first into a research project is a surefire recipe for stress and confusion. But if you’re a newbie, how do you know where to begin, let alone where to go from there? Library instruction expert Monty L.

Carnegie-Whitney Grant awards up to $5,000

CHICAGO — The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.

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