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Free webinar on using mobile services to bridge digital divide

CHICAGO — The exploding popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices provides a unique opportunity for libraries to help bridge the digital divide. These devices are often discussed in the context of affluent populations and academic libraries, yet the demographics of mobile internet users are much more diverse than this, and the potential for mobile library services is correspondingly broad.

Attend PLA’s webinar and learn how to utilize interactive screencasting technology to educate patrons

CHICAGO — At 1 p.m. CDT on July 18, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “Screentastic! Using Screencasting as a Reference and Customer Service Tool, designed to help libraries take patron instruction to a new level. Screencasts are excellent tools for library staff to demonstrate software, teach computer skills and visually share step-by-step navigation of websites and databases.

Beyond the birds and the bees: what to do when teens talk sex in the library

CHICAGO — Teens often bring their questions about sex — or questions  “from a friend” — to trusted staff at the library. But discussing sexuality with teens can be a difficult minefield to navigate. Library staff can find guidance on negotiating this tricky subject by joining mk Eagle for "Beyond the Birds and the Bees: Talking Sex and Sexuality with Teens," YALSA’s July 19 webinar at 2 p.m. EDT. Registration is open at www.ala.org/yalsa/webinars.

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LLAMA webinar helps you recruit the very best employees

CHICAGO — Library managers, directors and deans may feel overwhelmed by choices in today’s economy as a single job posting attracts hundreds of applicants.  But how can you assure that you actually find the best person for the job?  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present:

“Finding the Best People in a Tough Economy: Strategies for Successfully Recruiting Employees”

Wednesday, July 11, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Central Time

A one-stop tech wrap-up of ALA Annual in this free ALA TechSource Webinar

CHICAGO —ALA TechSource will continue its series of ALA Conference Webinars with the ALA TechSource 2012 Annual Tech Wrap-Up. At 2:30 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, June 29, an expert panel will provide an overview of the ALA Annual Conference from a technology perspective. Register today for this free event.

ALA president and president-elect in free webinar focusing on association, presidential initiatives

CHICAGO —“Passing the Community Engagement Baton: A Conversation with ALA President Molly Raphael and ALA President-elect Maureen Sullivan,” hosted by ALA 2013-2014 President Barbara Stripling, features an unprecedented conversation within ALA leadership, focusing on the transition of presidential initiatives and a continued focus on civic engagement. It takes place at 11:30 a.m. Central time on Friday, June 8.  There is no charge to attend, but registration for the webinar is mandatory.  Sign up today.

Free webinar to feature ALA President and President-Elect discussing the focus of association, presidential initiatives

CHICAGO – “Passing the Community Engagement Baton: A Conversation with ALA President Molly Raphael and ALA President-elect Maureen Sullivan,” hosted by ALA 2013-2014 ALA President Barbara Stripling, features an unprecedented conversation among ALA leadership, focusing on the transition of presidential initiatives and a continued focus on civic engagement. It takes place on Friday, June 8 at 11:30 a.m. Central time.

Learn to use Google Apps and Open Office and save money through new eCourse

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Google Apps and Open Office: Easy Alternatives to Expensive Software with Maurice Coleman and Robin Hastings. This two-week eCourse will begin on August 6, 2012.

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