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100+ ideas for library success from outside the stacks

CHICAGO — Whether in person or electronically, users come to the public library from outside the library realm. And that’s exactly where genuinely transformational ideas lie. In “New Routes to Library Success: 100+ Ideas from Outside the Stacks,” published by ALA Editions, Elisabeth Doucett mines new territory by exploring how successful organizations "outside the stacks" conduct their business.

Integrated library systems, live webcast

CHICAGO — Introducing a new episode of American Libraries Live — a one-hour discussion on Integrated Library Systems, which airs live at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, May 14. Brought to you by American Libraries, this free, streaming video broadcast can be viewed from your home, library or on-the-go.

A returning advanced eCourse: Cataloging for non-catalogers

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing, in collaboration with the San Jose State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), is offering the returning popular 12-week Advanced eCourse: Cataloging for Non-Catalogers, facilitated by Dr. Sylvia Hall-Ellis, beginning on June 1, 2015.

The ninth edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual

CHICAGO — Since it was established in 1967, ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has championed the rights of library users to seek and receive information on all subjects from all points of view without restriction and without having the subject of one's interest examined or scrutinized by others.

Web Design and Development: Advanced eCourse

CHICAGO — Offered by ALA Publishing in collaboration with the San Jose State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), this returning popular 12-week Advanced eCourse: Web Design and Development, beginning on June 1, 2015, is facilitated by Raymond Dean.

Popular workshop returns: Using Twitter for marketing and outreach

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource has brought back the popular workshop Using Twitter for Marketing and Outreach, with Andy Burkhardt. This is a 90-minute workshop and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, June 4, 2015.

Finding the library’s path to survival, success and growth

CHICAGO — In the years since John J. Huber’s trailblazing book “Lean Library Management” was published, budget pressures on libraries have only increased. Yet libraries that have adopted his strategies have turned conventional management thinking—that if budgets are reduced, customer service suffers—on its head. These libraries have proven that by streamlining and improving customer services, they can eliminate wasteful activities and bring down costs.

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