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Sign up for the ALCTS 'Library Preservation Today!' virtual preconference

CHICAGO The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to offer Library Preservation Today!, a virtual preconference presented by instructors from our popular "Fundamentals of Preservation" Web course. Registration is open, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot.

Word-of-mouth marketing

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop,Word-of-Mouth Marketing: The Most Powerful Marketing Strategy and You Can Afford It! with Peggy Barber. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 pm EST/1:30 pm CST on Thursday, May 22, 2014.

Ask an RDA expert: Bibliographic description

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Ask an RDA Expert: Bibliographic Description with Adam Baron, May Chan and Marcia Salmon. This workshop is formatted as an open forum that will last three hours and take place at 2 p.m. Eastern/1 p.m. Central on Friday, April 25, 2014.

Join colleagues across the world for a unique opportunity to engage informally with a group of RDA: Resource Description and Access experts to ask questions and get answers based on others' experience and knowledge.

New PLA webinar helps libraries improve their virtual side

CHICAGO – Make your library’s virtual presence as welcoming as its physical one with the new webinar, “What Makes a Great Library Website,” to be presented by the Public Library Association (PLA) at 1 p.m. CT on April 30. This one-hour, live webinar will help attendees assess the effectiveness of their library website; clarify patrons’ virtual needs and understand design patterns that can solve common library website problems.

Copyright discussed on next American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — Copyright issues pose many challenges for librarians. In an era when we rely increasingly on electronic materials while still making use of traditional resources, our picture of rights and responsibilities can get cloudy. In “Copyright Conundrum” a panel of experts will discuss the challenges we face and strategies you can use to help navigate copyright in this rapidly evolving area. Please tune in at 2 p.m.

Student loan forgiveness webinar now archived on AASL eCOLLAB

CHICAGO – The archive of the webinar “Federal Student Loan Forgiveness and Cancellation Benefits for School Librarians” is now available to view as part of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) professional development repository, eCOLLAB. Presented in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office, the webinar archive features staff members from the U.S. Department of Education and a discussion of financial aid forgiveness programs available to school librarians.

ALA President Barbara Stripling’s free webinar series to continue with 'Strategic Library Partnerships'

CHICAGO — “Strategic Library Partnerships” is a free webinar focusing on successful partnerships between library types and local government, business communities, community groups and more. Learn how successful partnerships help libraries of all types further their mission, expand their reach, increase their impact and meet their goals.  It will take place from 1 – 2 p.m. CDT, on Monday, March 24, 2014.

PLA’s new webinar series teaches you how to supervise with success

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is offering special programming for public library supervisors, whether new, experienced or anticipatory. The two-part webinar series, “Supervise with Success,” 1 p.m. Central time, March 26 and April 2, will offer attendees ideas to achieve great results from staff and the awareness to recognize gaps in their own supervisory skills and learn how to fill them.

RDA for music: Popular music, jazz, and world music audio recordings

CHICAGO — ALA Editions in partnership with the Music Library Association announces an exciting new workshop, RDA for Music: Popular Music, Jazz, and World Music Audio Recordings with Tracey Snyder and Kevin Kishimoto. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Central on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

ALA joins SXSW technology policy discussions

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) will join the technology policy conversations in play at the South by Southwest EDU and Interactive conferences in Austin starting this week. Privacy and the “internet of things” will be among the topics on the agenda for the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) and Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). ALA also will join members and sister library organizations at the joint “Innovative Booth for Libraries” March 7-11, 2014.

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