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'Engaging, fresh, innovative'-2013 ALA Virtual Conference, July 24 and 25

CHICAGO — Topics at the 2013 ALA Virtual Conference (July 24 and 25) include transformational community engagement; new directions for libraries and digital content; iCloud for patrons; iPods, Games and other innovative instruction ideas; making to learn; improving student learning spaces; mapping the journey in transforming the library; building a knowledge alliance; iPad administration  and apps; making creative community space; finding your first librarian job; loud programming in the library and why it’s good; meaningful gamification in

E-Books: What librarians need to know now and for the future

CHICAGO - ALA Editions will hold a session of its popular facilitated eCourse, E-Books: What Librarians Need to Know Now and for the Future with Mirela Roncevic.This four-week eCourse wiill begin on Sept.

Harnessing free content with Web service APIs

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces a new workshop featuring Jason Paul Michel: Harnessing Free Content with Web Service APIs. 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. 1.

Planning and preparing for RDA

CHICAGO - By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of the facilitated eCourse Planning and Preparing for RDA. Magda El-Sherbini will serve as instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Aug. 5, 2013.

Serving deaf patrons in the library

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces Serving Deaf Patrons in the Library with Kathy MacMillan, a popular new workshop that will take place in two 90-minute sessions held on successive Wednesdays, Sept. 18 and 25.

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.

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