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Develop an instructional design plan: eCourse

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Instructional Design Essentials. Nicole Pagowsky and Erica DeFrain will serve as the instructors for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on May 4, 2015.

2015 ACRL tech wrap-up webinar

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an upcoming conference Webinar: ALA TechSource 2015 ACRL Technology Wrap-Up at 1 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, April 3, 2015. An expert panel will provide an overview of the ACRL 2015 Conference from a technology perspective.

Present and future of e-Books, live webcast

CHICAGO — Join American Libraries for a new episode of American Libraries Live — a one-hour discussion on The Present and Future of e-Books, which airs live at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, April 9. This free, streaming video broadcast can be viewed from your home, library or on-the-go.

Michael Gorman reaffirms the enduring values of librarianship in new book

CHICAGO — In the almost 15 years since public intellectual, librarian and philosopher Michael Gorman published “Our Enduring Values,” there has been a sea change in the way much of the world thinks about and uses libraries. Young librarians and seasoned LIS professionals alike are experiencing increasing pressure to adjust to new economic, societal and technological demands amidst the often dire rhetoric currently surrounding the future of our institutions.

Build a sustainable embedded librarianship program

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource introduces a new workshop, How to Build a Sustainable Embedded Librarianship Program with Meredith Farkas. This 90-minute workshop is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

#TumblrTalk: Workshop starting soon

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource has brought back the popular workshop #TumblrTalk: Creating and Curating Your Tumblr with Kate Tkacik. This 90-minute workshop is hosted live at 1:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

Guide to Reference to cease publication

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing, in collaboration with the Guide to Reference Editorial Review Board, is discontinuing Guide to Reference. The subscription website will continue to operate and be updated through Jan. 31, 2016 but will immediately cease accepting new subscriptions; renewals will be accepted on a prorated basis.  The Guide will be freely accessible beginning February 2016 but at some future date will cease to be available online.

New eCourse for the non-reference librarian

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new eCourse, Basic Reference Skills for Non-Reference Librarians facilitated by Francisca Goldsmith. This four-week eCourse starts Monday, April 6, 2015.

Cultural heritage information

CHICAGO — Featuring contributions by 17 leading academics from around the world, “Cultural Heritage Information: Access and Management,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, provides an overview of the various challenges and contemporary research activities in cultural heritage information. Starting with an introductory chapter by editors Ian Ruthven and G. G.

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