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Getting babies into books with early literacy programs

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Getting Babies into Books with Early Literacy Programs. Kathy Kirchoefer will serve as instructor for a five-week facilitated eCourse starting on Nov. 4, 2013 (note that this is a four week course, but the final week is being stretched to two weeks to accommodate the Thanksgiving Holiday).

Using WebDewey™ and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces a new session of its popular facilitated eCourse, Using WebDewey™ and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification. Expert catalogging instructor Cheryl Tarsala will serve as the instructor for this five-week facilitated eCourse, which will begin on Nov. 4, 2013.

ALCTS technical services fundamentals Web courses return for 2013–14 academic year

CHICAGO — Registration is now open for the 2013-14 sessions of the popular “Fundamentals” Web courses, offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), including the newly redesigned and updated Fundamentals of Acquisitions. Each session is limited to 20 students, and sessions fill up quickly. ALCTS Web courses offer great value at only $109 for ALCTS members and $139 for nonmembers.

MOOCs, metadata tools and more on ALCTS fall webinar schedule

CHICAGO — Register now  for exciting webinars offered this fall by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). From MOOCs to metadata, patron-driven acquisitions to assessment for cataloging, each session is taught by topic experts and is an excellent value. Individual registration fees are $43 for ALCTS members and $59 for nonmembers.  Find complete pricing and registration details on each session’s webpage.

Register now for career development facilitator training

Attention professionals  who help out-of-work adults find job-search resources!

CHICAGO — A new eLearning course using a distance learning format, videoconferencing and virtual collaboration starts in September!

As a library worker or professional who works with those seeking employment, you’re probably seeing more patrons lately who are requesting resources for guidance in their job search.  The impact of the recent recession is still being felt by thousands of Americans who have lost their jobs and can’t figure out how to get a new one.

LITA webinar: Setting a Course for Social Media Success

CHICAGO — LITA is offering a webinar All Aboard - The Party’s Starting! Setting a Course for Social Media Success, presented by Mary Anne Hansen, Doralyn Rossmann, Angela Tate, and Scott Young of Montana State University Library, from 10 a.m. - noon CDT on August 20, 2013.

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.

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