Online Learning

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

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, E-Books: What Librarians Need to Know Now and for the Future. Mirela Roncevic will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Oct. 13, 2014.

Free Banned Books Week webinar at noon ET on Sept. 24

CHICAGO—Travel to London, South Carolina, Texas and California to learn about efforts to un-ban books by attending the free webinar, "Regional Issues for Banned Books in 2014."

In 2013, there were hundreds of reported requests for books to be removed from America’s libraries, potentially putting those volumes out of reach of students, readers and learners of all types.  While every corner of the map faces unique issues related to library censorship, these issues also catalyze passionate freedom-to-read advocates dedicated to getting the books back on library shelves.

LLAMA webinar examines differences between assessment and evaluation

CHICAGO The terms assessment and evaluation are sometimes used interchangeably, but they have distinct meanings and purposes.  The Library Leadership and Management Association’s Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation Section (LLAMA-MAES) will present “What is Assessment?” from 1:30 - 3 p.m. CT, on Wednesday, Oct. 1. 

Using and understanding Library of Congress Classification

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Using and Understanding Library of Congress Classification. Cheryl Tarsala will serve as the instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Oct. 6, 2014.

Cataloging with RDA

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Cataloging with RDA. Magda El-Sherbini will serve as the instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Oct. 13, 2014.

Becoming the copyright specialist in your library

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Becoming the Copyright Specialist in Your Library. Lesley Ellen Harris will serve as the instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Oct. 13, 2014.

Rethinking library instruction: Libraries as social learning centers

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Rethinking Library Instruction: Libraries as Social Learning Centers. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Oct. 6, 2014.

AASL webinar provides framework for professional growth

CHICAGO – An upcoming webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), will demonstrate how the use of A Planning Guide for Empowering Learners, AASL’s online program assessment and planning module, can drive a school librarian’s personalized learning plan.  Presented by Mary Keeling, “AASL Planning Guide: A Framework for Professional Growth” will take place at 6 p.m. Central on Thursday, Sept. 25. For more information and to register, visit ecollab.aasl.org.

Advanced eCourse: Cataloging for Non-Catalogers

CHICAGO — The ability to catalog proficiently can be a valuable skill for every librarian, but proper training is essential. Offered by ALA Publishing in collaboration with the San José State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), the new advanced eCourse “Cataloging for Non-Catalogers” will take participants from beginner to advanced cataloger in 12 weeks.

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