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RUSA calls for webinar and online course proposals

CHICAGO E-books, library programming and outreach, marketing and leading a book group are just some of the topics sought by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) for 2015 online continuing education webinars and online courses.

Storytime shenanigans: Building great programs for preschoolers

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Storytime Shenanigans: Building Great Programs for Preschoolers. Rob Reid will serve as the instructor for a three-week facilitated eCourse starting on Sept. 8, 2014.

Demystifying copyright: How to educate your staff and community

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse Demystifying Copyright: How to Educate Your Staff and Community. Lesley Ellen Harris will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on September 8, 2014.

Instructional design essentials

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse Instructional Design Essentials. Nicole Pagowsky and Erica DeFrain will serve as the instructors for this four-week facilitated eCourse, which starts on Sept. 15, 2014.

Popular technology trainer course with PLA returns this September

CHICAGO The popular, interactive online course, “The Accidental Public Library Technology Trainer,” is coming live to a computer near you Sept. 8–Oct. 3, 2014. 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.

Empower patrons and improve nonfiction circulation with tips from new PLA webinar

CHICAGO – Looking for a way to improve customer service, access and "findability" for your patrons? Register for the live, hour-long webinar, "Dewey 2.0: Reinvigorating Your Nonfiction Collections," at 1 p.m. Central on July 23, and come learn how our presenter, Mary Rzepczynski, assistant library director at the Delta Township (Mich.) District Library, led her library in a charge to expand the Dewey for nonfiction collections. In the first year, library staff saw circulation in that area go up by 122 percent.

'The Kid- and Teen-Friendly Library'— free American Libraries Live broadcast

CHICAGO — How can we effectively get children and teens, crucial groups of patrons, into the public library and engaged with library programs and services? “The Kid- and Teen-Friendly Library,” the next broadcast of American Libraries Live, will discuss this timely topic. Please tune in at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, July 10 for this free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go.

Seven strategies for creating career opportunities

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Seven Strategies for Creating Career Opportunities with Kim Dority. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 pm EST/1:30 pm CST on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.

What you need to know about graphic novels

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, What You Need to Know About Graphic Novels with David Serchay. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 pm EST/1:30 pm CST on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.

Take on your library’s marketing plan with new webinar from PLA

CHICAGO – The prospect of writing a marketing plan can instill dread in many a library professional, but a new live, hour-long webinar from the Public Library Association (PLA) can help tackle this daunting task. “Marketing Plans for the Faint of Heart,” at noon Central on Monday, June 23, will offer an instructive look at the steps in a marketing plan that are critical to success and will highlight the differences among marketing, promotion, publicity, outreach and public relations to enable clear goal setting.

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