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Fostering wellness through physical literacy programs

CHICAGO — By helping patrons view the library in a new way, movement-based programs bring new people into libraries, help promote community health, and stimulate literacy for children and adults alike. And the data show that they work: nearly 90% of public libraries said their movement-based programs had brought new users into their libraries, according to a recent study, while 80% said the programs contributed to community building.

The 2018 guide to the Newbery and Caldecott awards

CHICAGO — Updated with the 2018 award and honor books, “The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books,” published by ALA Editions, gathers together the books deemed most distinguished in American children's literature and illustration since the inception of the renowned prizes. Librarians and teachers everywhere rely on this guidebook for quick reference and collection development and also as a resource for curriculum links and readers' advisory.

New workshop: Getting the Most Out of Library Volunteers

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Getting the Most Out of Library Volunteers with Catherine Hakala-Ausperk. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursday, July 19, 2018.

A new ALA Editions Special Report on fake news and alternative facts

CHICAGO — Talk of so-called fake news, what it is and what it isn’t, is front and center across the media landscape, with new calls for the public to acquire appropriate research and evaluation skills and become more information savvy. But none of this is new for librarians and information professionals, particularly for those who teach information literacy.

New iteration: Winning Support and Influencing Communities for Library Funding Advanced eCourse

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions, in collaboration with the San José State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), announces a new iteration of the advanced eCourse Winning Support and Influencing Communities for Library Funding. This advanced eCourse begins on Monday, July 16, 2018 and continues for 12 weeks.

New session—Effective Library Signage: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Effective Library Signage: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices with Mark Aaron Polger. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

New iteration—Cutting the Red Tape: Finding and Using E-Government Tools and Resources eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Cutting the Red Tape: Finding and Using E-Government Tools and Resources. Diane Kovacs will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, July 9, 2018.

New advanced eCourse: Intermediate Cataloging for Non-Catalogers

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions, in collaboration with the San José State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), announces a new advanced eCourse, Intermediate Cataloging for Non-Catalogers. This advanced eCourse begins on Monday, July 9, 2018 and continues for 12 weeks.

Best Practices for Data Privacy: An American Libraries Live webcast

CHICAGO — The news feels overwhelmingly loaded with stories of security breaches and compromised data. In an environment where data breaches have become norm, how can we keep our data and our library users’ data secure? Join American Libraries Live on May 21 for a discussion on data privacy that focuses on best practices and what we can do to make sure our data is secure and protected.

Transform and thrive

CHICAGO — Successful libraries are those that continuously learn to listen and respond, prioritizing an organizational approach that encourages library staff to work with each other as well as the community to create opportunities to thrive. That may sound airy and abstract.