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Library security discussed on upcoming free American Libraries Live broadcast

CHICAGO — Regardless of the size or type of library, staff and patrons need to feel confident that their facility is welcoming and safe. Does your library have a clear plan for dealing with problem patrons and other security incidents? In the next broadcast of American Libraries Live, Dr. Steve Albrecht—a library security expert, consultant and author of several books on workplace violence—will lead our expert panel in a discussion on both preventative and reactive security strategies. Please tune in at 2 p.m.

A discussion guide for Coretta Scott King Award-winning books

CHICAGO — Spotlighting titles appropriate for grades K-12, “Coretta Scott King Award Books Discussion Guide: Pathways to Democracy,” published by ALA Editions, builds on the rich legacy of the Coretta Scott King award-winning books to offer an important educational resource for teachers, librarians, parents and other caregivers. This guide, written by Adelaide Poniatowski Phelps and Carole J.

A guide to picture books from around the world

CHICAGO — Picture books can be portals to far-flung corners of the globe, and the books in “Global Voices: Picture Books from Around the World,” published by ALA Editions, will help children’s imaginations soar. Susan Stan identifies quality literature for children ages 3 to 8 that conveys a true sense of life outside America’s borders, making this book a valuable resource for librarians and educators to foster cross-cultural education.

Gadgets in the library

CHICAGO ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Gadgets in the Library: A Practical Guide to Personal Electronics for Librarians with Jason Griffey. This workshop will last consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place at 2:30 pm EST/1:30 pm CST on Wednesday, July 23 and Thursday, July 24, 2014.

Supporting Digital Scholarship

CHICAGO ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Supporting Digital Scholarship with Karen Calhoun and Aaron Brenner. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 pm EST/1:30 pm CST on Thursday, June 19, 2014.

Putting the 'pop' in information literacy

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse Putting the "Pop" in Information Literacy. Dawn Stahura and Erin Milanese will serve as instructors for a five-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, July 7, 2014.

Using Drupal to build library websites

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Using Drupal to Build Library Websites. Ken Varnum will serve as instructors for a 6-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, June 2, 2014.

Case studies highlight real-world innovations in university libraries

CHICAGO — What is the future of the academic library, and how are institutions coping with the challenges that are already being imposed by its changing functions and purpose? Using the results of a year-long study, “The New University Library: Four Case Studies,” published by ALA Editions, profiles four academic libraries that are transforming themselves with extraordinary ingenuity and diligence.

Exploring environmental science with children and teens

CHICAGO — In the classroom, science often takes a back seat to the study of math and English. That gives public and school libraries as well as museums the opportunity to jump in as venues for informal education, sharing the wonders of science with children and their caregivers. In “Exploring Environmental Science with Children and Teens,” published by ALA Editions, Eileen G.

Bugs, bogs, bats and books

CHICAGO — Reading a book before or after a trip to the zoo, a nighttime look at the stars or a walk in the forest can connect children to nature while inspiring discussion and questions.  In “Bugs, Bogs, Bats, and Books: Sharing Nature with Children through Reading,” teacher and librarian Kathleen T.

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