ALA Publishing

Mary Mackay to become new ALA Associate Executive Director for Publishing

CHICAGO -  After a nationwide search for the American Library Association’s new Associate Executive Director for Publishing, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Mackay to the role. Mary will start her new position on June 5th.
 
Mary has been with ALA since 2005 and from 2005 to 2011, served as the Director of Marketing and Marketing Strategy for ALA Publishing.

New Workshop: How to Fix the 25 Most Common Library Website Problems

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Fix the 25 Most Common Library Website Problems with Laura Solomon. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

How to Fix the 25 Most Common Library Website Problems Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific 

Taking on New Job Responsibilities: An American Libraries Live Interactive Webcast

CHICAGO — Due to budget cuts and increased demands, many library staffers are being asked to take on tasks where they have little or no experience—paraprofessionals are being asked to do reference, catalogers are being asked to run programs, and so on. You may feel that you need to take on more responsibilities just to keep up.

New eCourse: Getting Started with Library Service Design

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Getting Started with Library Service Design. Joe J. Marquez and Annie Downey will serve as the instructors for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, June 5, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 24
Certificate of Completion available upon request

Learning outcomes

After participating in this eCourse, you will:

New eCourse: Creating Early Literacy Programs: Connecting with Early Childhood Development

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Creating Early Literacy Programs: Connecting with Early Childhood Development. R. Lynn Baker will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, June 5, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 24
Certificate of Completion available upon request

Learning outcomes

After participating in this eCourse, you will:

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

Chicago—ALA Editions 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, June 5, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 24
Certificate of Completion available upon request

2017 Carnegie-Whitney Grant winners announced

CHICAGO — The Carnegie-Whitney Grant provides grants for the preparation, either in print and/or electronically, of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries in the United States. 

The American Library Association Publishing Committee is proud to announce the 2017 Carnegie-Whitney Award winners, whose proposed projects promote reading or the use of library resources.

Lesson plans and printable resources for literacy-based children’s programming

CHICAGO — The all-in-one resource you’ve been clamoring for, R. Lynn Baker’s “Creating Literacy-Based Programs for Children: Lesson Plans and Printable Resources for K–5,” published by ALA Editions, presents a comprehensive package of literacy-based public library programming ideas designed for children in kindergarten through the early tweens.