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Gain a solid foundation in cataloging cartographic resources

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop, Cartographic Resources with RDA: An Introduction, with Susan Moore. This workshop, which will last 90 minutes, is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015.

For students, a survival guide to research

CHICAGO — Jumping head first into a research project is a surefire recipe for stress and confusion. But if you’re a newbie, how do you know where to begin, let alone where to go from there? Library instruction expert Monty L. McAdoo’s new primer “The Student’s Survival Guide to Research,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, is specifically tailored to novice researchers, offering beginning-to-end guidance for every step of the research process, from planning and preparing to conducting and writing.

Carnegie-Whitney Grant awards up to $5,000

CHICAGO — 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.

Funded projects have ranged from popular, general-reader proposals such as "ReadMOre," a reading list for Missouri's state-wide reading program, to more specialized, scholarly proposals such as "Librarianship and Information Science in the Islamic World, 1966-1999: An Annotated Bibliography."

Popular workshop presents strategies for reaching patrons in their 20s and 30s with great programs

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop, Building Great Programs for Patrons in their 20s and 30s, with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015.

Workshop offers strategies for dealing with difficult patrons

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop, Dealing with Difficult Patrons, with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015.

UK copyright for archivists and records managers

CHICAGO — Now in its fifth edition, Tim Padfield’s “Copyright for Archivists and Records Managers,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, is an invaluable tool for keeping up to date with the complexities of UK copyright legislation.

Popular eCourse, Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff, returns

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff. Kathy MacMillan will serve as the instructor for a six-week facilitated eCourse starting on September 14, 2015.

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