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Popular eCourse, Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff, returns

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff. Kathy MacMillan will serve as the instructor for a six-week facilitated eCourse starting on September 14, 2015.

New eCourse offers introduction to metadata and linked data

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces an exciting new eCourse, Metadata and Linked Data—An Introduction. Dr. Oksana L. Zavalina will serve as the instructor for this six-week facilitated eCourse starting on Jan. 4, 2016.

Learn music cataloging basics, new workshop

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning, in partnership with Music Library Association, announces a new workshop Music Cataloging Basics with Dr. Sonia Archer-Capuzzo and Mary Huismann. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015.

New on the Job? New eCourse/eBook bundle gives you the tools for success

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting, new eCourse/eBook bundle, New on the Job. Hilda Weisburg will serve as the instructor for this six-week facilitated eCourse starting on Oct. 5, 2015.

Broughton’s updated 'Essential Classification'

CHICAGO — Offering fully revised and updated guidance on how to go about classifying a document from scratch, the second edition of “Essential Classification,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, leads the novice classifier step by step through the basics of subject cataloging.

Club programs for teens

CHICAGO—Want to keep the momentum going after a successful teen event? That “one off” can easily be turned into a popular monthly club that will keep young adults coming back. In their new book “Club Programs for Teens: 100 Activities for the Entire Year,” published by ALA Editions, Amy J.

Fundamentals of technical services

CHICAGO— Written by John Sandstrom and Liz Miller, two librarians working and teaching on the front lines, “Fundamentals of Technical Services,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, uses a functional, hands-on approach to lay out the basics of technical services, from acquiring new materials to making them available to library users. Perfect for those just moving into the profession, as well as library staff in need of a brush up, this primer concisely examines:


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