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AASL webinar reshapes read-alouds into 'talk-alouds'

CHICAGO – An upcoming webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will examine read-aloud strategies that promote the exchange of reader responses between children and educators. Presented by Raquel Cuperman, “Talk-Alouds: A Different Approach to Read-Alouds” will take place at 6 p.m. Central on Wednesday, Sept. 10. For more information and to register, visit ecollab.aasl.org.

Fall 2014 ACRL-CHOICE webinar program announced

MIDDLETOWN, CONN., CHICAGO — The ACRL-CHOICE webinar program connecting academic and research librarians with a host of content and service providers, publishers and other experts who serve their market is back with an exciting new roster of topics and speakers. Since the program launched in 2013, thousands of participants have attended the 60-minute, live interactive webinars that provide a vibrant forum for discussion among sponsors and an unmatched academic library audience of ACRL members and CHOICE users and fans.

Add ALCTS continuing education to your fall schedule

CHICAGO Add ALCTS continuing education to your fall schedule this year. 

ALCTS is the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services.  From copyright issues to collection management standards to "Fundamentals," there is a webinar or Web course waiting for you.  And don't forget about our e-Forums: free online discussions offered once a month.

Gain collection (and weeding) confidence with PLA’s upcoming webinar

CHICAGO – Are your library shelves groaning under the weight of a heavy collection? Do you have a litany of excuses to keep a title, even if it is outdated or under circulated? Then it might be time to register for the upcoming, hour-long webinar from the Public Library Association (PLA) — “Weed 'Em and Weep: Hoarding Is Not Collection Development" —at 1 p.m. Central on Aug. 27.

RUSA announces all new fall online learning lineup

CHICAGO Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) announces a new line up of online courses for professional development throughout fall 2014 RUSA online courses.  Registration is open. Courses begin as early as Sept. 22.

LLAMA webinar helps you develop a better library service plan

CHICAGO Is it time to reinvent your library services, but you’re not sure how to get started?  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Planning to Transform Your Library,” at 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. (Central time) on Wednesday, Sept. 3. 

Registration open for fall 2014 ALSC online courses

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) encourages participants to sign up for the fall 2014 ALSC online courses. Registration is open for all courses. Classes begin Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.

ASCLA calls for webinar and online course proposals

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 October 2014 through August 2015 as a part of ASCLA’s outstanding online learning offerings.

FTRF to award two scholarships for 'Intellectual Freedom and Censorship' LIS course

CHICAGO The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) will provide two scholarships to interested Library & Information Science (LIS) students for “Intellectual Freedom and Censorship,” a two-credit online course taking place Aug. 26–Oct. 10, 2014.

Collaborating with teens to build better library programs

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Collaborating with Teens to Build Better Library Programs. Jennifer Velásquez will serve as the instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Sept. 15, 2014.

Only a foundation of teen participation can build a vibrant scene such as the one in San Antonio’s main library where teens use computers, listen to music, take cooking classes, do homework, participate in books clubs and generally hang out. 

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