ALA Publishing

New eCourse—Understanding E-Books: All You Need to Know Now and for the Future

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Understanding E-Books: All You Need to Know Now and for the Future. Mirela Roncevic will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on July 10, 2017.

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

After completing this eCourse, you will understand:

New Iteration—Being Indispensable: A School Librarian's Guide to Proving Your Value and Keeping Your Job eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Being Indispensable: A School Librarian’s Guide to Proving Your Value and Keeping Your Job. Hilda K. Weisburg will serve as the instructor for a 6-week facilitated eCourse starting on July 10, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 30
Certificate of Completion available upon request.

Social Media—What's Next?: An American Libraries Live Webcast

CHICAGO — The Pew Research Center estimates 69 percent of Americans use some type of social media, making your library’s social media presence more important than ever. 

Now is the time to reboot your social media streams, set your priorities and establish goals, whether it’s driving more traffic to your website, generating buzz about the library and its programs or increasing who is following and advocating for the library.

New Workshop—Cyber Security and Privacy: Protecting Yourself and Your Users

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Cyber Security and Privacy: Protecting Yourself and Your Users with Nicole Hennig. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

An updated handbook on the fundamentals of library supervision

CHICAGO — Mentor, creator, monitor, and negotiator: these are some of the roles a supervisor must play, and wearing that many hats is a challenge that requires discipline and organization (and a healthy sense of humor). The third edition of Beth McNeil’s “Fundamentals of Library Supervision,” published by ALA Editions, is a newly updated and revised edition of a classic text that will give you the grounding to supervise, manage, and lead with confidence.

Information literacy in the workplace

CHICAGO — Through a mosaic of viewpoints from the personal to the organizational, “Information Literacy in the Workplace: New Perspectives,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, shows how information literacy (IL) is essential to the contemporary workplace and to an understanding of how the modern professional experiences, and could potentially experience, the contemporary information environ

New Workshop—Bikes in Libraries: A Practical Guide

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Bikes in Libraries: A Practical Guide with Mana Tominaga and Emily Weak. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Bikes in Libraries: A Practical Guide Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

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.