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Get babies into books with early literacy programs - new eCourse

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new eCourse, Getting Babies into Books with Early Literacy Programs. Kathy Kirchoefer will serve as instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Feb. 4, 2013.

Introducing RDA with Chris Oliver - back by popular demand

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of its popular workshop, Introducing RDA with Chris Oliver. This 90-minute workshop will take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Create a digital media space for the teens in your community

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces a unique new workshop, Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens with Corey Wittig. This two part workshop will take place on Thursdays, Jan. 24 and 31, 2013. Each part will last 60 minutes.

Winter 2013 ALSC online courses offer CEUs

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) encourages participants to sign up for the winter 2013 ALSC online courses. Registration is open for all courses. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.

Free webinars from ALA's Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program

CHICAGO — The American Library Association-Allied Professional Association’s Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program will be offering two free webinars in December. Anyone interested in the programs are welcome to sign up by clicking the links below.

Dec. 10, 2 p.m. Central time – An Introduction to the LSSC Program

AASL webinar looks at making the most of professional learning communities

CHICAGO — School library professionals are encouraged to register for the new Knowledge Quest webinar, “Making the Most of Professional Learning Communities” taking place at 6 p.m. Central time on Dec. 12, 2012. Hosted by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), the webinar will examine the variety of roles school librarians play as members of professional learning communities (PLCs). To register, visit www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming.

Learn to reach reluctant readers with YALSA’s December webinar

CHICAGO — Reaching those who don’t have an interest in reading is a challenge for any librarian or library staff worker. Join Heather Gruenthal, librarian at Western High School in Huntington, Calif. and past member of YALSA's Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers committee, for a webinar discussion on “Reaching Reluctant Readers” from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Eastern time on Dec. 13.

Archived AASL webinar reveals how data can be used to support school library programs

CHICAGO — The archive of the recent webinar, “The Power of Data,” is now available online as a part of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) professional development repository, eCOLLAB. The webinar, presented by Dr. Sandra Andrews, explores the types of data available to school librarians and how they can help in making decisions at the school level. Andrews also explored how datasets at the local, state and national level can be used to support advocacy and communicating your program’s needs and successes.

Worlds of learning revealed in new AASL webinar on transmedia storytelling

CHICAGO — The place of transmedia in learning will be examined in a new webinar offered by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Taking place at 6 p.m. Central time on Dec. 11, 2012, “Worlds of Learning with Inanimate Alice” will explore how transmedia storytelling exemplifies learning in the 21st century. To register, visit www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming.

PLA to offer free member-exclusive readers’ advisory webinar with Nancy Pearl

CHICAGO — At 1 p.m. CST on Dec. 5, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host the third annual “Nancy Pearl Presents: Books That Make Great Gifts,” exclusively for PLA members. This free webinar features readers’ advisory ideas members can use for themselves, share with their patrons or both.

During this hour-long presentation, Nancy will share her recommendations of books for adults with some teen reads included. She’ll also provide a downloadable handout of the recommendations for easy sharing with patrons.

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