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Book as iPad app: Multimedia, multi-touch e-books and their future in libraries

CHICAGOALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Book as iPad App: Multimedia, Multi-Touch E-Books and their Future in Libraries. Nicole Hennig will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on April 7, 2014.

iPads, tablets and gadgets in the library

CHCIAGO ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse iPads, Tablets, and Gadgets in the Library: Planning, Budgeting, and Implementation. Rebecca Miller, Carolyn Meier and Heather Moorefield-Lang will serve as the instructors for this six-week facilitated eCourse starting on March 31, 2014.

At the end of this eCourse, you will be able to:

Next American Libraries Live covers the present and future of e-books

CHICAGO — Sue Polanka, e-book expert and co-editor of the new journal eContent Quarterly, leads “The Present and Future of E-books,” an interactive discussion featuring an all-star panel. Please tune in at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, March 13 for this free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go.

How to build a great team

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Build a Great Team: One Year to Success with Catherine Hakala-Ausperk. This workshop will consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place from 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Central on Wednesdays, April 16 and 23, 2014.

ALCTS webinar focuses on public libraries and MOOCs

CHICAGO ALCTS is offering "MOOCs and the Public Library: An Opportunity," a webinar on Feb. 26.  Presenter, Dorothy Pawlowski will discuss opportunities for public libraries to promote lifelong learning by becoming meet-up destinations for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). This webinar is based on the experience of the Ridgefield (Conn.) Library, which hosted a 10-week literature-based MOOC.

Dorothy Pawlowski is adult services librarian at the Ridgefield Library. Her article “MOOCing at the Public Library” appeared in the December 2013 issue of Library Journal.

Talk About Innovation! TEDx @ your library

Free webinar to focus on library partnerships with TEDx to increase community participation

CHICAGO — ALA President Barbara Stripling’s Libraries Change Lives campaign continues with “Talk About Innovation! TEDx @ your library,” a free webinar highlighting the benefit of a partnership between libraries and the influential TEDX (Technology, Entertainment, Design) series of videos and presentations.  This free webinar will take place at 2:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, February 13, 2014.

Hosting a Preservation Week® Event: a free webinar from ALCTS

CHICAGO Hosting an event in a discipline you are not too familiar with can be daunting. What topic do you choose? Who can you find to speak? What if someone asks a question after the event and you don't know the answer? The Preservation Week website is here to help! Join Donia Conn for tips on how to host an event, find a speaker, and use the Preservation Week web site to its fullest.

Two free webinars present the scientific and cultural story of our 'Marvel Moon'

CHICAGO — The ALA Public Programs Office (PPO) and the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) are pleased to announce two free online learning opportunities for public and youth/young adult service librarians.  Entitled “Marvel Moon,” the online sessions will acquaint audiences with NASA's investigations into the ongoing saga that has shaped our Moon. Registration for both online sessions is required.

ALA launches free e-government webinar series

Update (Wednesday, March 26, 2014): Webinars on March 27th and April 30th are full.  An archived version will be available after the webinar is held.

Become a confident grant writer with online PLA course

CHICAGO — In the competitive world of grants, it helps to have an inside edge. Sharpen your edge with a new online course,“How to Win Grants for Your Library,” from the Public Library Association (PLA). This four-week course runs from April 21 to May 16 and includes online discussions and webinars, independent activities and personal feedback. See the full syllabus online.

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