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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.

Free webinar: A look at the state of school librarianship with Hilda Weisburg

CHICAGO — American schools are going through a period of dramatic change, and school libraries are changing right along with them. As we deal with changing budgets, changing technology and changing student needs, the role of the school librarian seems uncertain. Please join Hilda Weisburg for a free webinar to explore the state of the profession.

New ALCTS monograph discusses issues in electronic resources management

CHICAGO — In terms of both overall spending and usage, library collections are now primarily electronic. The previously solitary electronic resources librarian has now been joined by other personnel in reorganized technical services departments and units who increasingly share more complex and diverse types of work related to managing electronic resources.

Free webinar explores online workplace learning

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions has partnered with Infopeople to offer a free webinar that explores strategies for how library staff can make time and space for online learning.  

New eCourse—Feminist Librarianship: Re-Envisioning Library Work

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Feminist Librarianship: Re-Envisioning Library Work. Maria T. Accardi will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, July 2, 2018.

A comprehensive guidebook for library financial management

CHICAGO — Presenting financial management principles and best practices applicable to both public and academic libraries, William W. Sannwald’s “Financial Management for Libraries,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, elucidates a broad array of issues crucial for those entering a managerial position. Both thorough and straightforward, Sannwald's treatment:

New workshop—Avoid Programming Burnout: Tap into Your Interests to Stay Engaged

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Avoid Programming Burnout: Tap into Your Interests to Stay Engaged with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

New iteration: Genealogical Research for Librarians eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Genealogical Research for Librarians. June Power will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, June 11, 2018.