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Empower users with mobile app literacy

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Apps for Librarians: Empower Your Users with Mobile App Literacy. Nicole Hennig will serve as the instructor for this five-week facilitated eCourse starting on Jan. 11, 2016.

Learn how to produce, record and deliver podcasts to your patrons in upcoming PLA webinar

CHICAGO – Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to learn how to use podcasting as an efficient and easy method to share news and information, promote programs and services and distribute other important content to your patrons. “Podcasting for Public Libraries” will take place at 1 p.m. Central on Nov. 18.

Learn about finding the right balance in controversial topics in children’s literature in upcoming IFRT/GLBTRT webinar

CHICAGO — Join the Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) for an upcoming webinar on how librarians can balance open access, accurate classification and ease of use for all families without discrimination as they include books featuring diverse perspectives. “Picture Books and Challenges: Dealing with Controversial Topics in Children's Collections” will take place at 1pm Central on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Enhance your services and engage users

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop Facebook in the Library: Enhancing Services and Engaging Users with David Lee King. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015.

Respond to a security incident in your library

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop, How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library, with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015.

ALSC applauds American Academy of Pediatrics’ screen time guidelines

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, applauds the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on its recent revisions to guidelines addressing “screen time” for young children.  ALSC President Andrew Medlar released the following statement:

LLAMA Thought Leaders Webinar will feature Rebekkah Smith Aldrich

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present a free webinar featuring Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, from noon - 1 p.m. Central on Nov. 12. This is part of LLAMA’s ongoing series of webinars featuring thought leaders from a wide variety of libraries. 

Management of Technology course starting soon

CHICAGO — The ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) is offering a six-week Management of Technology course.  The online asynchronous sessions will be available on sequential Mondays from Oct. 19 – Nov. 23, 2015.  The cost of the course is $300.  REGISTER now, as the class will be starting soon.

Free webinar: Using door-to-door marketing for library card sign-ups

CHICAGO – Join the American Library Association (ALA) for a free webinar to learn about a new and innovative way to increase library card sign-ups all year long, not just during Library Card Sign-up Month in September. The webinar, "Increase Your Reach: Using Door-to-Door Marketing for Library Card Sign-Ups," will take place at 11 a.m. Central time on Wed., Oct. 21, 2015.

Workshop will teach how to improve your library using the five phases of project management

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning announces a new workshop, Improve Your Library Using the 5 Phases of Project Management with Robin M. Hastings. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015.

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