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Diverse panel discusses “Culture of Learning” in online digital literacy forum Nov. 14

CHICAGO — Speakers from a range of settings and library backgrounds have been confirmed to participate in the  ALA’s Digital Literacy Task Force program “Creating a Culture of Learning: How Librarians Keep up with Digital Media and Technology” Google Hangout session moderated by OITP Fellow Renee Hobbs. This virtual national conversation will take place at 7 p.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 14.

PLA webinar offers ideas to revitalize the reference department

CHICAGO — At 1 p.m CST, Nov. 15, the Public Library Association (PLA) will present a live, one-hour webinar, "On Life Support, but Not Dead Yet! Revitalizing Reference for the 21st Century." The changing way that people use libraries has forced a reconsideration of the reference department to ensure it remains a valuable and central part of the library.

Webinar takes visuals from blah to aaah

CHICAGO —  “A picture is worth a thousand words!”  That old saying is widely spoken, but are you taking heed of all of the opportunities to promote your Library visually?  The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is presenting a webinar,Going Visual: Transforming Library Communication from Blah to Ahhh!,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.

PLA’s upcoming webinar tracks the elusive library non-users

CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. Central on November 7, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “The Elusive Library Non-User: How to Find Out What Non-Users Want” with instructors Donna Fletcher and Paula Singer. Participants will learn techniques to gain insights about non-users and ideas of how to draw them into the library.

ASCLA seeks proposals for webinars to be offered in 2013

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) invites subject matter experts and experienced librarians with knowledge to share to submit proposals for ASCLA webinars to be presented in 2013 as a part of ASCLA’s outstanding online learning offerings.

AASL webinar explores the power of data

CHICAGO – School library professionals are encouraged to register for Dr. Sandra Andrews’ upcoming webinar, “The Power of Data” at 6 p.m. Central on Nov. 15, 2012. Hosted by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), the webinar will explore the types of data available to school librarians and how this data can be used to support school library programs. To register, visit www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming.

ACRL seeks Scholarly Communications: From Understanding to Engagement workshop presenter

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is accepting applications from prospective new presenters for the workshop Scholarly Communications: From Understanding to Engagement. The day-long workshop, now in its fifth year, is led by two expert presenters at locations across the country. The workshop content is updated each year to meet the evolving needs of the community. In 2013, the sections will focus on access, intellectual property, engagement and emerging opportunities for scholarship.

Filtering webinar now available in AASL professional development repository

CHICAGO — The archive of the recent webinar, How to be a Ninja Warrior Filter Fighter!, is now available online as a part of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) professional development repository, eCOLLAB.  Presented by Gwyneth Jones, aka The Daring Librarian, the webinar focuses on how overly restrictive filtering of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools affects student learning.

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