Go digital during storytime with ideas from new PLA webinar

CHICAGO – Storytime isn’t just for books anymore. Learn how to navigate the crowded world of digital media for children’s programming during the hourlong webinar, “Early Literacy Programming in the Digital Age: Apps and E-Books in Storytime,” presented by the Public Library Association (PLA) at 1 p.m. CST, April 17.

Free webinar to highlight ways to build meaningful library experiences for those experiencing poverty and homelessness

CHICAGO – The ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) and the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) will host a webinar expanding on the tips and tools in “Extending our Reach: Reducing Homelessness Through Library Engagement,” the latest outreach toolkit from OLOS and SRRT. This webinar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Central time on Thursday, March 21 and is free and open to all who are interested in transforming libraries by building meaningful library experiences for all, especially poor and homeless patrons. 

Virtual Spring Symposium registration extended to Monday, March 18

CHICAGO — There’s still time to register for the Public Library Association (PLA) 2013 Virtual Spring Symposium, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Central time, March 20. This full day of public library education will offer a total of eight education hour-long programs across four subject tracks; Administration/Leadership and Youth Services tracks will run simultaneously in the morning, while Marketing/Customer Service and Technology tracks will run in the afternoon.

New webinar addresses Internet safety issues and the school librarian

CHICAGO — Members of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) are invited to attend “A School Librarian’s Role in Preventing Sexting & Cyberbullying,” a webinar presented by Laurie Nathan from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and hosted by AASL.  Taking place at 6 p.m. Central on Thursday, March 28, 2013, the webinar addresses ongoing Internet safety issues affecting children, including cyberbullying and sexting.

Webinar offers in-depth look at PBS LearningMedia™ literacy lessons

CHICAGO —  In a new vendor webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), presenters Carol Studebaker,  Charlotte Hodges and Carolyn Jacobs will offer an in-depth look at middle school literacy tools now available from PBS LearningMedia™. The webinar, “PBS LearningMedia™ Launches Blended Literacy Lessons,” will take place at 6 p.m. Central on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. To register, visit www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming.

EMIERT webinar to explore library services to refugee populations

CHICAGO – The ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) is launching its quarterly webinar series with a look at how libraries assist refugees in the United States as they transition into their new communities, from 1-2 p.m. CST on Friday, April 19.

ACRL and CHOICE launch new webinar program

Middletown, Conn. -  The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and CHOICE have teamed up to present a new sponsored webinar program connecting academic and research librarians with a host of content and service providers, publishers and other experts who serve their market.  This new program will kick off from 2 - 3 p.m.

Register now for upcoming ALCTS Web courses

CHICAGO - Register now for the popular “Fundamentals” Web courses, offered by The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), including the newly redesigned and updated Fundamentals of Acquisitions.  Space is still available in the sessions so register now before they sell out!

Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new workshop, Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators with Carrie Russell. This 90-minute workshop will take place on Thursday, April 11 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time/1:30 p.m. Central time/12:30 p.m. Mountain time/11:30 a.m. Pacific time.

iPads and Gadgets eCourse returns!

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA Editions announces new iteration of our first-of-its-kind facilitated eCourse, iPads, Tablets, and Gadgets in the Library: Planning, Budgeting, and Implementation. This course, which will begin on May 13 and last for six weeks, will show students how they can implement iPads and other high-tech devices into their libraries for both staff and patron use. Once again, students will be taught by Virginia Tech librarians Carolyn Meier, Rebecca Miller and Heather Moorefield-Lang.