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ALCTS webinar focuses on public libraries and MOOCs

CHICAGO ALCTS is offering "MOOCs and the Public Library: An Opportunity," a webinar on Feb. 26.  Presenter, Dorothy Pawlowski will discuss opportunities for public libraries to promote lifelong learning by becoming meet-up destinations for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). This webinar is based on the experience of the Ridgefield (Conn.) Library, which hosted a 10-week literature-based MOOC.

Dorothy Pawlowski is adult services librarian at the Ridgefield Library. Her article “MOOCing at the Public Library” appeared in the December 2013 issue of Library Journal.

Talk About Innovation! TEDx @ your library

Free webinar to focus on library partnerships with TEDx to increase community participation

CHICAGO — ALA President Barbara Stripling’s Libraries Change Lives campaign continues with “Talk About Innovation! TEDx @ your library,” a free webinar highlighting the benefit of a partnership between libraries and the influential TEDX (Technology, Entertainment, Design) series of videos and presentations.  This free webinar will take place at 2:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, February 13, 2014.

Hosting a Preservation Week® Event: a free webinar from ALCTS

CHICAGO Hosting an event in a discipline you are not too familiar with can be daunting. What topic do you choose? Who can you find to speak? What if someone asks a question after the event and you don't know the answer? The Preservation Week website is here to help! Join Donia Conn for tips on how to host an event, find a speaker, and use the Preservation Week web site to its fullest.

Two free webinars present the scientific and cultural story of our 'Marvel Moon'

CHICAGO — The ALA Public Programs Office (PPO) and the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) are pleased to announce two free online learning opportunities for public and youth/young adult service librarians.  Entitled “Marvel Moon,” the online sessions will acquaint audiences with NASA's investigations into the ongoing saga that has shaped our Moon. Registration for both online sessions is required.

ALA launches free e-government webinar series

Update (Wednesday, March 26, 2014): Webinars on March 27th and April 30th are full.  An archived version will be available after the webinar is held.

Become a confident grant writer with online PLA course

CHICAGO — In the competitive world of grants, it helps to have an inside edge. Sharpen your edge with a new online course,“How to Win Grants for Your Library,” from the Public Library Association (PLA). This four-week course runs from April 21 to May 16 and includes online discussions and webinars, independent activities and personal feedback. See the full syllabus online.

Library websites discussed on next American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO—Every library needs a website, but what makes a good site? How can you figure out how to most effectively allocate your resources and build a site that fits the needs of your users, your staff and your community? In “The Library Website” our panel of experts will look at the dos, should-dos, and don’ts of library websites. Please tune in Thursday, February 13 at 2 p.m. Eastern time for this free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go.

PLA 2014 Virtual Conference brings learning and networking to your desktop

CHICAGO — Registration for the PLA 2014 Virtual Conference is now open. On March 13-14, 2014, the Public Library Association (PLA) will share a condensed, live and online PLA Conference with public librarians and public library workers who can’t make the trip to Indianapolis.

'Powerful' on-demand learning offered on AASL eCOLLAB

CHICAGO – With the addition of the newly archived webinar “Powerful Partnerships: Libraries, Technology, and the Common Core,” the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) eCOLLAB continues its tradition of offering relevant on-demand professional development for school librarians.  While content on eCOLLAB is intended for AASL members and subscribers, AASL is offering all members of the profession complimentary access to the “Powerful Partnerships” webinar archive by visiting www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/achieve-ccss.

Creating a digital media space for today's teens

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens with Corey Wittig. This workshop will consist of two 60-minute sessions and take place at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursdays, March 20 and 27, 2014.

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