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Cooking up a storytime with mix-and-match menus

CHICAGO — Children’s librarians and caregivers tired of leftovers now have a new resource for storytimes that integrate books and games with math, science and early literacy activities. “Cooking Up a Storytime: Mix-and-Match Menus for Easy Programming,” published by ALA Editions, features kids’ favorite topics, like animals, families, farms and food.

A programming guide to after-school clubs for kids

CHICAGO — Learning that takes place "after hours" in a club setting is often an undersupported component of children's education. After-school clubs built around books encourage independent, recreational reading, which in turn has a positive impact on the rest of a child's day.  In “After-School Clubs for Kids: Thematic Programming to Encourage Reading,” published by ALA Editions, Lisa M. Shaia offers a year's worth of ready-to-implement program ideas for librarians and educators.

Find the dollars with the new edition of 'The ALA Book of Library Grant Money'

CHICAGO — An all-in-one resource for researching library and school grants, “The ALA Book of Library Grant Money,” published by ALA Editions, is back in a new edition and more useful than ever, offering refreshed content and even more guidance on locating grant funding sources.

Next American Libraries Live covers the present and future of e-books

CHICAGO — Sue Polanka, e-book expert and co-editor of the new journal eContent Quarterly, leads “The Present and Future of E-books,” an interactive discussion featuring an all-star panel. Please tune in at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, March 13 for this free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go.

A LITA guide to makerspaces

CHICAGO — Spaces that have been designed to allow users to create, build and learn new projects and technologies, makerspaces employ a variety of tools such as 3-D printers, AutoCAD design software and even open-source hardware like Arduino Kits. Developing a community around shared use of space and equipment, a tenet of the makerspace movement, fits squarely into libraries’ mission.

Making the most of your library career

CHICAGO— An MLIS can provide the skills you need to get a library job, but building a library career means knowing how to maximize your potential every step of the way. Benefiting those fresh out of library school as well as experienced professionals, “Making the Most of Your Library Career,” published by ALA Editions, is filled with valuable insights into how to better launch and manage a library career.

Mastering digital librarianship in academic libraries

CHICAGO— Edited by Alison Mackenzie and Lindsey Martin, “Mastering Digital Librarianship: Strategy, Networking and Discovery in Academic Libraries,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, examines the changing roles of the librarian and how working within a rich digital environment has impacted the ability of professionals to develop the appropriate "know how," skills, knowledge and behaviors required i

How to build a great team

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Build a Great Team: One Year to Success with Catherine Hakala-Ausperk. This workshop will consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place from 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Central on Wednesdays, April 16 and 23, 2014.

A guide to starting and managing a small business

CHICAGO — A concise, practical guide to entrepreneurship written by a business expert with several decades of success to share, “Your Small Business Adventure,” by James W. Halloran, includes real-life examples, case studies, tips from small business owners and detailed advice from experts. This step-by-step, interactive guide gives entrepreneurs the tools to start and manage a small business.

Access and identity management for libraries

CHICAGO — With the rapid increase in the use of electronic resources in libraries, managing access to online information is a constant challenge for librarians.

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