Online Learning

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.

Learn to make your customer service the best it can be

CHICAGO - By popular demand, ALA Editions presents a new session of its exciting workshop,  How to Deliver Great Library Customer Service with Laurie Brown. This 90-minute session will take place on Thursday, June 20, 2013.

LinkedIn for Librarians - new workshop

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Linkedin for Librarians with Kim Dority. This two-part workshop will take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m.

Introduction to social media eCourse back by popular demand

CHICAGO - By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a session of our facilitated eCourse, Social Media Basics: Engaging Your Library Users. Paul Signorelli, former director of staff training and volunteer services for the San Francisco Public Library system, will lead this four-week course, which begins on July 1, 2013.

PLA webinar brings urban fiction in from the street and onto the public library shelf

CHICAGO – The street lit genre is rapidly growing with both authors and fans. Get an introduction to this popular style during the hour-long webinar “Street Smart: Urban Fiction in Public Libraries,” hosted by the Public Library Association (PLA), at 1 p.m. CDT, May 15.


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