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'How to Teach Online: A Beginner's Guide'

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, How to Teach Online: A Beginner’s Guide, with Paul Signorelli and Dan Freeman. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.

'What You Need to Know About Starting a Digitization Project'

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, What You Need to Know About Starting a Digitization Project, with Susanne Caro. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.

Visions of the future library discussed in new American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — What challenges and changes lie ahead for our libraries? In “The Future of Libraries: What’s Your Vision?” a panel will look into the crystal ball and discuss the possibilities, led by moderator David Lee King, digital branch and services manager at the Topeka & Shawnee County (Kan.) Public Library. Please tune in at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. Eastern for American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go.

Undertaking research projects in the workplace

CHICAGO —  Written by academics and practitioners from a diverse selection of libraries throughout the world, “Research, Evaluation and Audit: Key Steps in Demonstrating Your Value,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, provides library and information professionals with the guidance they need to undertake research projects in the workplace in order to inform their own practice and improve service deli

A LITA guide to marketing with social media

CHICAGO - Eschewing mere theory in favor of real-world examples, “Marketing with Social Media: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA TechSource, offers to-the-point advice for getting up to speed with the world of social media.

Raising boy readers

CHICAGO — Michael Sullivan, bestselling author of numerous children’s services titles, uses stories and anecdotes to humanize his research into boys’ reading habits and preferences in his new book “Raising Boy Readers.” Building on his expertise and previous publications such as the recent second edition of “Fundamentals of Children's Services” and “Serving Boys throu

What are the most important things a 21st-century library should do with its space?

CHICAGO — A cutting-edge text capturing the insights and practical ideas of leading international librarians, educators and designers, “Better Library and Learning Spaces: Projects, Trends and Ideas,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, addresses the critical question of how libraries can maximize spaces through design.

Becoming an Internet search expert

CHICAGO — Formerly titled “The Advanced Internet Searcher’s Handbook,” the new fourth edition of the bestselling “Expert Internet Searching” is Phil Bradley’s no-nonsense guide to the tools for finding the right information more quickly and effectively than ever before.

Music programming for primary grades

CHICAGO — Music programs have been scaled back or eliminated altogether from the curricula of many schools. Luckily, storytimes offer ideal opportunities for music and songs. “Let's Start the Music: Programming for Primary Grades,” published by ALA Editions, is a collection of easy-to-use, easy-to-adapt library programs for children in grades K-3. Amy Brown connects songs and musical activities directly to books kids love to read.

Playful storytelling through folktales

CHICAGO — A good folktale triggers the imagination, connecting children to a wider world as well as increasing their vocabulary and comprehension skills. In “Folktales Aloud: Practical Advice for Playful Storytelling,” published by ALA Editions, teacher and storyteller Janice M. Del Negro gives librarians, teachers and parents the keys to storytelling success.

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