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A guide to LIS literature and sources

CHICAGO — “Library and Information Science: A Guide to Key Literature and Sources,” published by ALA Editions, is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, as well as selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, author Michael F. Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works.

Copyright discussed on next American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — Copyright issues pose many challenges for librarians. In an era when we rely increasingly on electronic materials while still making use of traditional resources, our picture of rights and responsibilities can get cloudy. In “Copyright Conundrum” a panel of experts will discuss the challenges we face and strategies you can use to help navigate copyright in this rapidly evolving area. Please tune in at 2 p.m.

New e-book examines tablet computers in the academic library

CHICAGO — In the past few years tablet computing has seemingly emerged from nowhere to spark exciting conversations about the future of academic library use and instruction, touching on everything from textbooks to reference services. Electronic discussion lists and boards, conference presentations and journal articles have already suggested imaginative uses for tablet computers in the academic setting.

Web metrics for library and information professionals

CHICAGO — The Web provides an opportunity to collect a host of different metrics, from those associated with social media accounts and websites to more traditional research outputs.

MacMillan and Kirker’s baby storytime magic

CHICAGO — The first five years of life are key for brain development and early literacy, and though many public libraries have instituted baby and toddler programs, finding exciting materials that go beyond nursery rhymes can be a challenge.

Reference sources for small and medium-sized libraries

CHICAGO — Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, the new eighth edition of “Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries,” published by ALA Editions, brings this complete and authoritative guide fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition.

RDA for music: Popular music, jazz, and world music audio recordings

CHICAGO — ALA Editions in partnership with the Music Library Association announces an exciting new workshop, RDA for Music: Popular Music, Jazz, and World Music Audio Recordings with Tracey Snyder and Kevin Kishimoto. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Central on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Delivering research data management services

CHICAGO — The research landscape is changing, with key global research funders now requiring institutions to demonstrate how they will preserve and share research data.

Being indispensable: A school librarian’s guide to proving your value and keeping your job

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Being Indispensable: A School Librarian’s Guide to Proving Your Value and Keeping Your Job. Hilda K. Weisburg will serve as the instructor for this six-week facilitated eCourse starting on June 9, 2014.

Teaching information literacy with discovery tools

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Teaching Information Literacy with Discovery Tools with Nancy Fawley and Nikki Krysak. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Central on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

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