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Dealing with difficult patrons

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Dealing with Difficult Patrons with Steve Albrecht. The workshop takes place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Central/12:30 p.m. Mountain/11:30 a.m. Pacific on Thursday, Sept. 19 and lasts 90 minutes.

Rethinking Readers’ Advisory: An Interactive Approach

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Rethinking Readers’ Advisory: An Interactive Approach with Rebecca Howard and Laura Raphael. This 90-minute workshop will take place 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Central/12:30  p.m. Mountain/11:30 a.m. Pacific on Wednesday, Aug. 7.

Using Twitter for marketing and outreach

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces a new workshop featuring Andrew Burkhardt: Using Twitter for Marketing and Outreach. This 90-minute workshop will take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Central/12:30 p.m. Mountain/11:30 a.m. Pacific on Thursday, Aug. 8.

Registration now open for PLA’s online train-the-technology trainer course in October

CHICAGO - The popular interactive online course, “The Accidental Public Library Technology Trainer,” returns Oct. 28-Nov. 22. This four-week blended-learning program presented by the Public Library Association (PLA) is designed for public library professionals who have unexpectedly found themselves responsible for technology training of users or staff at their library.

Become a confident grant writer and winner with PLA’s new online course

CHICAGO – In the competitive world of grants, it helps to have an inside edge. Sharpen your edge with a new online course, “Winning Grants for Your Library,” from the Public Library Association (PLA). This four-week course runs from Sept. 9 to Oct. 4 and includes online discussions and webinars, independent activities and personal feedback. See the full syllabus online.

New LITA Web course available

CHICAGO - LITA is announcing the availability of Building Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript: An Introduction to HTML5, presented by Jason Clark of Montana State University Library, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. CDT on August 2, 5, 7, and 9, 2013.

Join YALSA’s summer reading site and gain access to resources, including a FREE webinar

CHICAGO — Summer is in full bloom, and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is celebrating by providing libraries and educators with a great summer reading program resource. Librarians and educators can now access a free webinar called Demonstrating Impact through Teen Summer Reading.

Authors, speakers, and program finalized for 2013 ALA Virtual Conference

CHICAGO — Continuing last year’s theme of Mapping Transformation, 2013 ALA Virtual Conference’s two-day program (July 24 and 25) is finalized, including high-profile authors for lunchtime conversations. Sessions offer starting points for discussion as well as practical ideas for moving forward and trying something new.

United for Libraries adds ‘Evaluating the Library Director’ course as part of Trustee Academy

PHILADELPHIA – The course “Evaluating the Library Director,” led by past ALA president Sarah Ann Long, has been added to United for Libraries’ Trustee Academy, a series of online courses to help library Trustees become exceptionally proficient in their roles on behalf of their libraries.

“Evaluating the Library Director” covers understanding the importance of an annual evaluation of the library director, planning to evaluate, methods of evaluation, tools and other approaches, additional considerations and avoiding common problems.

LLAMA webinar presents road map for facilities design

CHICAGO — The bricks and mortar of libraries are seemingly permanent, yet the activities and services they are designed to deliver have been radically transformed in recent years. More change is on the horizon as the digital era progresses and libraries respond to the shifting needs of their users. 

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