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New Session–How to Improve Your Library Instruction: Assessment in Five Minutes Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, How to Improve Your Library Instruction: Assessment in Five Minutes with Sarah Steiner. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.

New eCourse/e-book bundle: Learner-Centered Pedagogy for Library Instruction

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse/e-book bundle, Learner-Centered Pedagogy for Library Instruction. Dani Brecher Cook and Kevin Michael Klipfel will serve as the instructors for a 6-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, November 13, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 36
Certificate of Completion available upon request

Communicating the value of the academic library

CHICAGO —  It’s up to you to measure the value of your academic library and how it delivers on your institution’s goals. The question is how to do it efficiently and effectively. Megan Oakleaf, who wrote a benchmark 2010 ACRL report on library value, shows how in her new book “Academic Library Value: The Impact Starter Kit,” published by ALA Editions.

Carnegie-Whitney Grant awards up to $5,000 for guides to library resources

The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.

No-nonsense guidance on project management

CHICAGO — Barbara Allan’s new book “The No-nonsense Guide to Project Management,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, will enable library and information professionals to lead or take part in a wide range of projects, from large-scale multi-organization complex projects through to relatively simple local ones.

Becoming an expert internet searcher

CHICAGO — In an environment where increasing amounts of information (and fake news) flood the internet on websites and social media, the information professional’s job is getting harder. It is important that they are skilled at finding and using the appropriate information and assisting users in working out what information they need and the best way of getting it.

ALCTS surveys electronic textbooks and other affordable course materials

CHICAGO — A recent survey reports that a student’s average costs of textbooks for a year at a public four-year university is nearly $1,300. Equally worrisome is another study’s finding that two-thirds of students will skip using a textbook because of the cost. By offering and spotlighting affordable course materials, academic libraries can prove their value while helping to create a more equitable learning experience for students.

Valuing objects in cultural collections

CHICAGO — The subject of valuation has always been challenging for museums and public collections and is becoming more urgent as monetary values of many items continue to break records. There is an increase in lending, with more loans requiring a value for insurance. Cultural collections and exhibitions are expanding to all corners of the world while, at the same time, lenders are becoming more risk-averse.

New Workshop—Rethinking Library Programming: Transforming Your Approach

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Rethinking Library Programming: Transforming Your Approach with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Thursday, September 28, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

Rethinking Library Programming: Transforming Your Approach Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, September 28, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

New Session: 36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, 36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.