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PLA to offer free member-exclusive readers’ advisory webinar with Becky Spratford

CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. Central on December 7, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host “Sure Bet Bests: Matching Readers With Their ‘Best’ Reads,” exclusively for PLA personal members. This free webinar will take you down this year’s "best" list rabbit hole, make sense of the larger reading trends it illustrates, and start you off on crafting your plan to help your patrons find the right read for them.

New Workshop: How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new 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 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursday, January 19, 2017.

How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, January 19, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Free webinar: 'Civil Rights and a Civil Society: A Library-Law Enforcement Partnership'

Join ALA’s Public Programs Office and ProgrammingLibrarian.org for a free webinar, “Civil Rights and a Civil Society: A Library-Law Enforcement Partnership,” at 1 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

The webinar will explore how Nashville (Tenn.) Public Library has partnered with local law enforcement agencies to develop an innovative public program series that uses history as a gateway to productive, critical conversations on race, policing and human rights. 

New Workshop: Cataloging Video Resources with RDA

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Cataloging Video Resources with RDA with Kelley McGrath. This workshop will last consist of two 75-minute sessions on:

eCourse Returns: Virtual Reference: An Introduction

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Virtual Reference: An Introduction. Sujin Huggins will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, January 9, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 24
Certificate of Completion available upon request

Learning outcomes

After participating in this eCourse, you will:

eCourse Returns: Collaborating with Teens to Build Better Library Programs

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Collaborating with Teens to Build Better Library Programs. Jennifer Velásquez will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, January 9, 2017.

New eCourse: Mindfulness for Librarians

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Mindfulness for Librarians: Handling Stress and Thriving Under Pressure. Richard Moniz and Martin House will serve as the instructors for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, January 9, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 30
Certificate of Completion available upon request

Learning outcomes

After participating in this eCourse, you will:

New eCourse: Getting Started with Library Service Design

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Getting Started with Library Service Design. Joe J. Marquez and Annie Downey will serve as the instructors for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, January 9, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 24
Certificate of Completion available upon request

Learning outcomes

After participating in this eCourse, you will:

Free webinar: 'What Happened in Kansas City: Free Speech, Library Programs and the Law'

Join ALA’s Public Programs Office and Programming Librarian for a free webinar, “What Happened in Kansas City: Free Speech, Library Programs and the Law,” at 1 p.m. CST on Thursday, Nov. 17.

On May 9, 2016, a patron at the Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library was arrested by off-duty police, at the direction of a library partner, for questioning the worldview of a speaker. When the library's Director of Programming & Marketing Steven Woolfolk tried to intervene, he, too, was arrested. As of November 2016, the city continued to seek the prosecution of both Woolfolk and the patron.

New Workshop: Effective Library Signage—Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Effective Library Signage: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices with Mark Aaron Polger and Amy F. Stempler. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

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