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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.

Improving your library’s mobile services

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces a new workshop featuring Bohyun Kim: Improving Your Library’s Mobile Services. 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, Sept. 12. 

'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.

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