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Wordplay for kids

CHICAGO — Instilling a love of reading in a child pays dividends long after early literacy skills have been mastered.  As Tim Wadham demonstrates in “Wordplay for Kids: A Sourcebook of Poems, Rhymes, and Read-Alouds,” published by ALA Editions, the key to successful programming is to make children become participants, encouraging a “literary ear” and love of the beauty of language itself.

LITA guide shows how to get started with demand-driven acquisitions for e-books

CHICAGO— Thousands of e-books are published each year; and rather than holding steady, e-book prices are rising—some 3.5 percent this year alone. With so many titles out there, how do you know which ones will actually circulate? Demand-driven acquisition (DDA) may be the answer for your library. “Getting Started with Demand-Driven Acquisitions for E-books: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA TechSource, includes more than 200 criteria questions to help you develop a DDA e-book program that’s right for your library.

Cataloging and managing film & video collections using RDA and MARC21

CHICAGO — We now catalog in a post-AACR2 world.  RDA: Resource Description and Access is designed to cover all types of content and media, but communities of practice are still evolving for motion picture and video materials.  “Cataloging and Managing Film & Video Collections: A Guide to using RDA and MARC21,” published by ALA Editions, clarifies the protocol for DVDs and Blu-ray discs, expanding upon established guidelines for AACR2 and integrating them into the new standard.

Advance your WordPress skills with this new eCourse

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new eCourse, Advanced WordPress: Taking Your Web Presence to the Next Level facilitated by Michael Schofield. This six-week eCourse starts Monday, March 16, 2015.

Learn the nuts and bolts of building a library website with WordPress

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Using WordPress to Build Library Websites. Amanda L. Goodman will serve as the instructor for a six-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, March 16, 2015.

New advanced eCourse for the low-tech librarian

CHICAGO — Offered by ALA Publishing in collaboration with the San Jose State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), this new 12-week Advanced eCourse: Library Technology for the Low-Tech Librarian, beginning on June 1, 2015, is facilitated by Timothy J. Dickey.

Freeman and Bauer’s handbook for storytellers

CHICAGO — Ideal for both beginners and more experienced storytellers, “The Handbook for Storytellers,” published by ALA Editions, is an exhaustive primer including everything adults need to start sharing the wonder of stories with children, from babies to tweens. Judy Freeman and Caroline Feller Bauer impart easy-to-follow guidelines and practical advice on how, when, where and why to tell stories.

Mapping Inclusion: Public Library Technology and Community Needs

CHICAGO — As economic, education, health and other disparities grow, equitable access to and participation in the online environment is essential for success. And yet, communities and individuals find themselves at differing levels of readiness in their ability to access and use the Internet, engage a range of digital technologies and get and create digital content.

A handbook for corporate information professionals

CHICAGO — Corporate information professionals who serve the workplace rather than learning communities or the general public face specific challenges and demands, from providing competitive intelligence to managing information in a global environment.

New workshop on fair use best practices and guidelines

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new workshop, Fair Use: Guidelines and Best Practices with attorney and librarian Gretchen McCord. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

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