Learn how a very small library created programs with huge success in upcoming PLA webinar

CHICAGO — Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to hear how the director of a small library in Texas was able to lead positive change for her library and its growing community. “Passion and Partnership: How a Very Small Library Created Programs with Huge Success” will take place at 1 p.m. Central on Feb. 25.

AASL webinar examines the effects of school libraries on students' test performance

CHICAGO – Participants will explore national education data sets and learn about major predictors of student performance during a new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Presented by Denice Adkins, “Rich Student, Poor Student, & the School Library: What the PISA Exam Tells Us about Our Value” will take place at 6 p.m. Central on Thursday, Feb. 5. For more information and to register, visit ecollab.aasl.org.

AASL webinar invites school librarians to 'get thinking!'

CHICAGO  A new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites school librarians to “get thinking!” to challenge and engage learners. Presented by Paige Jaeger and Mary Boyd Ratzer, “Get Thinking! Making the Most of Your Library Time” will take place at 6 p.m. Central on Tuesday, Jan. 13. For more information and to register, visit ecollab.aasl.org.

AASL offers new learning in the New Year with four online courses

CHICAGO – Registration is now open for four American Association of School Librarians (AASL) eAcademy online courses. These four-week, self-paced courses cover the topics of project-based learning, research and the Common Core State Standards, implementing an e-book collection and personalized professional development. Courses begin Feb. 16, 2015, and AASL members save $50 on registration. Registration and additional course information are available at www.ala.org/aasl/eacademy.

Course offerings include:

Storage, disaster recovery and archiving in the Cloud: next free American Libraries Live broadcast

CHICAGO — Chances are you’ve been affected by a tech disaster, and you don’t have fond memories of what it was like. Is your library prepared for the next time it happens? In “A Library’s Guide to Storage, Disaster Recovery and Archiving in the Cloud,” the next broadcast of American Libraries Live, we’ll discuss how the Cloud can help you protect your library from the fallout of a major tech problem.  Tune in at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Jan. 22.

Metaliteracy: Reinventing information literacy to empower learners

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners. Trudi Jacobson and Thomas Mackey will serve as the instructors for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Jan. 5, 2015.

Using business intelligence to tackle modern library challenges: A new advanced eCourse

CHICAGO — Offered by ALA Publishing in collaboration with the San José State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), the new advanced eCourse Using Business Intelligence to Tackle Modern Library Challenges, beginning on Feb. 2, 2015, will help participants become proficient in business intelligence, competitive advantage and other strategic approaches. 

Managing copyright in digital collections

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Managing Copyright in Digital Collections. Linda Tadic will serve as the instructor for this three-week facilitated eCourse starting on Feb. 16, 2015.

How to respond to a security incident in your library

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular workshop, How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.

As important as it is to try to prevent library security incidents, it’s not always possible to avoid them, and the way you respond when they happen is crucial. Dr. Steve Albrecht, a security expert and former police officer, will show you how to respond effectively.


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