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Vnuk’s shelf-by-shelf guide to weeding

CHICAGO —“No! We can’t rid of that!” Rebecca Vnuk, author of the popular “Weeding Tips” column on Booklist Online, is here to show you that yes, you can. A library is an ever-changing organism; when done the right way, weeding helps a library thrive by focusing its resources on those parts of the collection that are the most useful to its users.

Effective service quality assessment

CHICAGO — Academic and public libraries are continuing to transform as the information landscape changes, expanding their missions into new service roles that call for improved organizational performance and accountability. Since “Assessing Service Quality” premiered in 1998, receiving the prestigious Highsmith Library Literature Award, scores of library managers and administrators have trusted its guidance for applying a customer-centered approach to service quality and performance evaluation.

New workshop: Get started with Google Analytics

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource introduces a new workshop Getting Started with Google Analytics, with Rita Gavelis. This 90-minute workshop is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, July 2, 2015.

New workshop shows how to improve website user experience with A/B Testing

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource introduces a new workshop Improving Website User Experience with A/B Testing, with Scott W. H. Young. This 90-minute workshop is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

New workshop examines legal issues impacting makerspaces

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new workshop, Makerspaces: The Library's Legal Answers, with Mary Minow, Tomas Lipinski, and Gretchen McCord. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, June 18, 2015.

ALA Store warehouse is moving

CHICAGO — Effective May 22, 2015, the ALA Store is moving to a new physical warehouse and fulfillment center. Our new vendor offers highly rated customer service and support, and our goal is to improve your overall experience when purchasing from the ALA Store. Effective May 22:

New workshop: Tumblr for Special Collections

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource introduces a new workshop Tumblr for Special Collections, with Colleen Theisen and Kate Tkacik. This 90-minute workshop is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.

Leading libraries by creating a service culture

CHICAGO — Quality leadership is integral to the very future of the profession. And, as authors Wyoma vanDuinkerken and Wendi Arant Kaspar, persuasively demonstrate in their new book “Leading Libraries: How to Create a Service Culture,” published by ALA Editions, effective leadership is customer-focused and collaborative, fostering a service culture that invites the involvement of individuals in every part and at every level of the organization.

New platform for ALA's online journal content

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource has launched a new electronic archive and delivery platform for Library Technology Reports (LTR) and Smart Libraries Newsletter (SLN) using the Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform. You will be able to access the journals and newsletters via http://journals.ala.org/ltr (LTR) and http://journals.ala.org/sln (SLN).

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