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LITA offering two Web courses in February

CHICAGO — LITA is making available two Web Courses in February: Getting Started with GIS, presented by Eva Dodsworth, geospatial data services librarian at the University of Waterloo Map Library and Inclusive Gigabit Libraries, presented by Jon Gant, director of the Center for Digital Inclusion at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Explore the Michael L. Printz Award with YALSA’s winter online course

CHICAGO— For the past decade, the Young Adults Library Services Association (YALSA) has honored excellence in Young Adult Literature through its Michael L. Printz Award. Each year a committee of YALSA members scours the publishing world, seeking out the latest YA books that exemplify literary excellence. Join YALSA for an exploration of the Printz award, its origins, history, criteria, and its past and present winners in a new winter 2013 online course, Secrets of the Seal: The Michael L. Printz Award.

Learn to use Drupal for your library website - popular eCourse returns

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of the facilitated eCourse Using Drupal to Build Library Websites. Ken Varnum serve as the instructor for this six-week facilitated eCourse starting on March 6, 2013.

Use WordPress to build library websites - popular eCourse returns

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of the facilitated eCourse Using WordPress to Build Library Websites. Amanda Goodman and Polly-Alida Farrington will serve as instructors for a six-week facilitated eCourse starting on March 6, 2013.

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

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, E-Books: What Librarians Need to Know Now and for the Future with Mirela Roncevic.This four-week eCourse wiill begin on March 4, 2013.

Start January off right with a stress management webinar from PLA

CHICAGO — With tighter budgets, smaller staffs and ever-changing technology, working in a public library is not for the faint hearted, so it’s important to keep both heart and mind healthy. Make a commitment this January, when you join PLA and instructor Pat Wagner, partner and trainer, Pattern Research Inc., Denver, Colo., at 1 p.m. CST, Jan. 23, for a live, one-hour webinar, “The Thinking Person’s Guide to Stress Management.”

The worlds of transmedia and personal learning networks examined in AASL webinar archives

CHICAGO — Archives of two recent webinars, “Worlds of Learning with Inanimate Alice” and “Making the Most of Professional Learning Communities,” are now available online as a part of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) professional development repository, eCOLLAB. AASL members and eCOLLAB subscribers can view the archives at www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab.

Be calm, cool, and collected when implementing the common core with an online course from AASL

CHICAGO — Register now for the new American Association of School Librarians (AASL) e-Academy course, Common Core: Moving from Complex to Calm, Cool, and Collected. This four-week, self-paced course facilitated by Paige Jaeger will run from Feb. 4 – March 1, 2013. Registration and course information are available on the AASL e-Academy page.

Free PLA webinar recording offers ideas and tools to build community e-book awareness

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has released the free archive recording of the 90-minute webinar, “E-Book Action: Inform and Inspire Your Community.” This informative webinar offers inspiring case studies and practical tips to reach out to community members to not only explain why libraries have limited e-book collections but also enlist their help in improving e-book access. The webinar consists of three presentations that highlight distinct initiatives:

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