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ALA 101: An Intro for Elected Round Table (RT) Leaders

CHICAGO — So you’ve been elected a Round Table (RT) leader—what’s next? Plan to attend this FREE, one-hour webinar at 2 p.m. Central time on Thursday, June 13, 2013, to gain answers and insights on your role as an elected Round Table leader.

Do you have questions about where Round Tables fit in ALA? What you can and cannot do as a Round Table leader? How to schedule meetings and programs? What other sorts of activities and issues will come up in your RT during the next year? What type of budgetary actions and information are required of a RT treasurer?

LITA Web Course available: Getting Started with GIS

CHICAGO — LITA is pleased to announce the availability Getting Started with GIS, presented by Eva Dodsworth, Geospatial Data Services Librarian at the University of Waterloo Map Library in Ontario.

Free PLA webinar highlights self-publishing at the public library

CHICAGO – The advent of online self-publishing platforms presents libraries with a new resource to connect authors and readers in their communities. Learn more about the potential of this during PLA’s free webinar, “Publishing at the Public Library: Become a Community Publishing Portal,” at 1-2 p.m. Central time on June 18.

Suggestions for making the most of Annual Conference offered in new American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go, returns 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, June 6. An expert-led panel will offer suggestions for how they’re going to make the most of attending the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition, highlighting a bevy of events and booths to add to your Conference Scheduler.

New ASCLA webinar provides practical tools for increasing usability and accessibility of websites

CHICAGO — “Accessibility is Usability,” a new webinar hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), will tackle Web accessibility and its strong connection to usability and will also discuss adaptive technologies, how to write accessible website code and how to check a website for accessibility.

BYOL! New online course from AASL helps participants 'bring your own lessons'

CHICAGO — During BYOL: Bring Your Own Lessons into the 21st Century!, the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) newest e-Academy course, participants will learn about AASL’s Best Websites for Teaching and Learning and how best to integrate them into a lesson plan. The facilitators will then walk participants through the submission of their plan to AASL’s Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database. This six-week, self-paced course facilitated by Liz Deskins and Christina Dorr will begin Jun. 24, 2013.

'Get Out the Library Vote' free webinar to showcase techniques for successful ballot campaigns

CHICAGO — Join the ALA Office for Library Advocacy for a free webinar focused on planning and conducting successful library ballot measures on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, from 2 – 3 p.m. Central time.

LLAMA / YALSA webinar reveals how teen services increase library value and impact

CHICAGO — If you are looking for a way to add value to your public library, then expanding teen services may be the perfect solution.  The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will present “Increase your library's value in the community by amping up teen services” from 1:30 - 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, June 12. 

Presenter Mary Hastler is the director of Harford County Public Library in Belcamp, Md.

This webinar is geared towards public library administrators and directors.

ALCTS virtual preconferences coming in June

CHICAGO - Two virtual preconferences coming in June bring the conference experience to you.  The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) offers two virtual preconferences that are sure to guarantee a great experience.  Registration is open for each, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot.

Shared Collection Development: Collaborative Models for Digital Collections

An ALCTS virtual preconference

LLAMA webinar will explore leadership and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®

CHICAGO — Is there one personality type that makes the best library leaders? And what if you don’t happen to be that type? The reality is that almost any personality type can develop into an effective library leader by understanding themselves and the people they work with.

The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Library Leadership and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.


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