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Visions of the future library discussed in new American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — What challenges and changes lie ahead for our libraries? In “The Future of Libraries: What’s Your Vision?” a panel will look into the crystal ball and discuss the possibilities, led by moderator David Lee King, digital branch and services manager at the Topeka & Shawnee County (Kan.) Public Library. Please tune in at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. Eastern for American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go.

New AASL webinar builds powerful partnerships to implement the Common Core

CHICAGO – Participants in “Powerful Partnerships: Libraries, Technology, and the Common Core,” a new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), will learn how to propel the school library program into the center of teaching and learning in the era of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Facilitated by Kathryn Lewis and David Loertscher, the all-access webinar will take place at 8 p.m. Central on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. To register, visit www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming.

Registration open for Winter 2014 ALSC Online Courses

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) encourages participants to sign up for the Winter 2013 ALSC online courses. Registration is open for all courses. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.

AASL national conference is on-demand on eCOLLAB

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition wrapped up in Hartford, Conn., on Nov. 17, but the learning and conversation continues on AASL’s professional development repository, eCOLLAB. A selection of recorded concurrent sessions and related handouts are now available for view by AASL members and eCOLLAB subscribers. With these additional resources, AASL eCOLLAB offers more than 155 webcasts and podcasts for on-demand learning.

Free webinar to kick off ALA President Barbara Stripling’s 'Community Building and Makerspaces' series

CHICAGO – ALA President Barbara Stripling’s Winter Webinar series “Building Community Through Making,” featuring nationally recognized speakers and innovative library leaders, begins at 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Central time on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.

LITA Web course available: Building Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript

CHICAGO — The Library Information Technology Association (LITA) is announcing the availability of Building Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript: An Introduction to HTML5, presented by Jason Clark of Montana State University Library, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. CST on Jan. 6, 8, 10, and 13, 2014.

Web scale discovery services examined in new American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — Web scale discovery services are a tool with major potential to transform the nature of library systems. These services are capable of searching quickly and seamlessly across a vast range of local and remote content and providing relevancy-ranked results in the type of intuitive interface that today’s information seekers expect.

LLAMA Webinar addresses managing intergeneration teams

CHICAGO — Is managing your baby-boomer staff the same as managing millennials?  Not always!  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Talking about the Generations: communicating with and managing intergenerational teams,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Dec. 11.

PLA to offer free member-exclusive readers’ advisory webinar with Nancy Pearl

CHICAGO — At 1 p.m. Central time on Nov. 20, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host the fourth annual "Books That Make Great Gifts with Nancy Pearl," exclusively for PLA members. This free webinar features readers’ advisory ideas members can use for themselves, share with their patrons or both.

Create engaged and motivated staff with help from PLA’s upcoming webinar

CHICAGO – Staff are the cornerstone of any successful library. Learn how to maximize this incredible resource with the upcoming webinar, “Creating Engaged and Motivated Staff: From Expectations to Excellence,” presented by the Public Library Association at 1:00 p.m. Central time on December 11.

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