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Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Dr. Lesley Farmer, a new two-part workshop that will take place on Wednesdays, November 13 and 20, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time.

PLA’s 2013 Virtual Spring Symposium sessions are now available on-demand

CHICAGO – On March 20, the Public Library Association (PLA) offered a full-day Virtual Spring Symposium with educational programs across four subject tracks and a thought-provoking keynote with futurist Garry Golden. A selection of these programs is now available for on-demand purchase. Unless otherwise noted, the cost of each session is $19 (less 10-percent discount for ALA/PLA members) for individual registration and $79 (less 10-percent discount for ALA/PLA members) for group registration.

Steven J. Bell presents wide range of leadership styles in LLAMA webinar

CHICAGO — There are myriad leadership styles that a potential leader can choose as a model for him or herself. The best leaders know how to find the right balance among them, but finding that balance can be a daunting challenge.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “It Worked for Steve Jobs But Will It Work For You: Finding Your Leadership Style” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Aug. 21. This webinar will expose participants to a range of leadership styles in order to identify what works best for an individual leader.

LLAMA webinar explores how to manage the one-person library

CHICAGO — The one-person library presents many unique challenges for a librarian. Lacking big budgets, staff and often time, the solo librarian must be both the strongest advocate for the library and the face of the library, while running all the behind-the-scenes operations.  The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) presents “Going Solo: Managing the One Person Library” from 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Central on Wednesday, Aug. 7. 

Introduction to Web Service APIs using PHP and HTML

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of our first-of-its-kind facilitated eCourse, Introduction to Web Service APIs Using PHP and HTML with Jason Paul Michel. This four-week eCourse will begin on Oct. 15, 2013.

Join free Google Hangout July 30: Revisiting CIPA 10 Years Later

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Library Association (ALA) and Google, Inc., will host national library, education, technology, legal and policy experts for a national symposium considering the impact of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) on access to electronic information July 29 and 30. Librarians nationwide can join the virtual conversation with two Google Hangouts on July 30.

Marshall Breeding examines discovery services in new American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — Discovery services have the power to revolutionize library systems, offering ways to find and retrieve information that were never before possible. But what does this really mean for the average librarian? How do discovery services work? What changes are in store as a result of these innovations and when can we expect them to take place?

ALA, IMLS detail Affordable Care Act resources for library staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the enrollment for the Affordable Care Act beginning on Oct. 1, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the American Library Association (ALA) announce new resources available to libraries.

An IMLS cooperative agreement with OCLC’s WebJunction will result in online educational webinars, tip sheets and other resources to help library staff members respond to increased patron information needs related to the Health Insurance Marketplace. These resources include:

A more effective social media presence: Strategic planning and project management

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces a new iteration of its popular workshop, A More Effective Social Media Presence: Strategic Planning and Project Management with Sarah Steiner and Cliff Landis. This workshop will take place in two 90-minute sessions on successive Wednesdays, Oct. 2 and 9, 2013.

Engaging teens with digital media: Creating stories and games

CHICAGO - By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of our facilitated Teens with Digital Media: Creating Stories and Games. Kelly Czarnrcki will serve as instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Oct. 7, 2013.

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