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South Dakota purchases United for Libraries’ Trustee Academy

PHILADELPHIA — The state of South Dakota recently joined nine other states in making United for Libraries’ Trustee Academy, a series of online courses for library trustees, available to its libraries

LLAMA webinar shows the hows and whys of website data collection

CHICAGO The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Methods for digging deeper: examining Web services through the lens of data-based decision making,” from 1:30 - 3 p.m. (Central time) on Wednesday, May 28.

This webinar will discuss why it's important to collect data about your website and services and how this data can create a foundation for assessment and improvement initiatives. Specific tools to be demonstrated will include Google Analytics and Loop11.

By the end of this webinar participants will:

LITA webinar: 'Games in Libraries for Outreach and Instruction'

CHICAGO A panel of library games experts will discuss the principles of gamification and how to use game elements for information literacy instruction. The process of creating a library game and using game design best practices will be considered.  Creating physical games based on literature for outreach purposes will also be examined.  Attendees will leave with innovative ideas of how to use games or gamification in their own libraries. 

Learning Outcomes

Participants will gain the following skills:

Sign up for the ALCTS 'Library Preservation Today!' virtual preconference

CHICAGO The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to offer Library Preservation Today!, a virtual preconference presented by instructors from our popular "Fundamentals of Preservation" Web course. Registration is open, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot.

Word-of-mouth marketing

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop,Word-of-Mouth Marketing: The Most Powerful Marketing Strategy and You Can Afford It! with Peggy Barber. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 pm EST/1:30 pm CST on Thursday, May 22, 2014.

Ask an RDA expert: Bibliographic description

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Ask an RDA Expert: Bibliographic Description with Adam Baron, May Chan and Marcia Salmon. This workshop is formatted as an open forum that will last three hours and take place at 2 p.m. Eastern/1 p.m. Central on Friday, April 25, 2014.

Join colleagues across the world for a unique opportunity to engage informally with a group of RDA: Resource Description and Access experts to ask questions and get answers based on others' experience and knowledge.

New PLA webinar helps libraries improve their virtual side

CHICAGO – Make your library’s virtual presence as welcoming as its physical one with the new webinar, “What Makes a Great Library Website,” to be presented by the Public Library Association (PLA) at 1 p.m. CT on April 30. This one-hour, live webinar will help attendees assess the effectiveness of their library website; clarify patrons’ virtual needs and understand design patterns that can solve common library website problems.

Copyright discussed on next American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — Copyright issues pose many challenges for librarians. In an era when we rely increasingly on electronic materials while still making use of traditional resources, our picture of rights and responsibilities can get cloudy. In “Copyright Conundrum” a panel of experts will discuss the challenges we face and strategies you can use to help navigate copyright in this rapidly evolving area. Please tune in at 2 p.m.

Student loan forgiveness webinar now archived on AASL eCOLLAB

CHICAGO – The archive of the webinar “Federal Student Loan Forgiveness and Cancellation Benefits for School Librarians” is now available to view as part of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) professional development repository, eCOLLAB. Presented in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office, the webinar archive features staff members from the U.S. Department of Education and a discussion of financial aid forgiveness programs available to school librarians.

ALA President Barbara Stripling’s free webinar series to continue with 'Strategic Library Partnerships'

CHICAGO — “Strategic Library Partnerships” is a free webinar focusing on successful partnerships between library types and local government, business communities, community groups and more. Learn how successful partnerships help libraries of all types further their mission, expand their reach, increase their impact and meet their goals.  It will take place from 1 – 2 p.m. CDT, on Monday, March 24, 2014.

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