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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.

Using Drupal to build library Websites

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of the facilitated eCourse Using Drupal to Build Library Websites. Ken Varnum serves as the instructor for this six-week facilitated eCourse starting on Oct. 7, 2013.

Patron-driven acquisition: Turning theory into practice

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Patron-Driven Acquisition: Turning Theory into Practice with Ben Hunter. This workshop will take place in two 60-minute sessions at 2 p.m. Eastern on Oct. 16 and 23, 2013.

Web design basics for librarians

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces a new session of its popular facilitated eCourse on the basics of Web design for librarians. Diane Kovacs, a librarian and experienced online instructor, will serve as the instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Oct. 7, 2013.

Upcoming PLA webinar offers an introduction and how-to for community assessments

CHICAGO — The one-hour webinar, “Is Community Assessment a High Hurdle? Get Over It!” hosted by the Public Library Association (PLA) at 1 p.m. Central on August 14, will give attendees a running start towards conducting a community assessment, a vital element in library advocacy, branding and fundraising efforts.

Creating subject guides for the 21st-century library

CHICAGO - By popular demand, ALA TechSource announces a new iteration of its exciting workshop, Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library with Buffy Hamilton. This 90-minute workshop will take place at 4 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.

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