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  1. On Life Support, But Not Dead Yet! On-Demand Webinar

    Revitalizing Reference for the 21st Century You’ve heard it—reference transactions are down. Expensive resources aren’t used. Librarians feel their skills are underutilized. What can we do? Don’t give up! Innovative libraries are finding ways to revitaliz ...

    SHOFMANN - 08/18/2014 - 12:15 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  2. Screentastic! On-Demand Webinar

    Using Screencasting as a Reference and Customer Service Tool If you’re interested in learning more about screencasts and hearing tips on how to create them, this is the perfect on-demand webinar for you! Screencasts are excellent tools for demonstrating s ...

    SHOFMANN - 08/18/2014 - 12:16 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  3. Through Their Eyes

    Usability testing to create better user experiences By Meredith Farkas Whatever issues I may have had with an unnamed discovery tool as a librarian, I always believed that it was an easier tool for students to use than our OPAC. And then I met Steve (not ...

    bgoldberg - 07/07/2014 - 16:24 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Public Services for Technical Services Librarians

    Many technical services positions also include public services responsibilities. You may have known this when accepting the position or these responsibilities may have been added because of restructuring or downsizing. There are a variety of public servic ...

    CMCCONNELL - 02/14/2014 - 11:22 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  5. Rolling the Dice

    Who are we, and who are we becoming? By Joseph Janes As I write this, I’m preparing for my annual trip with a couple of dear friends to Las Vegas. This is more nice meal/Cirque du Soleil than bottle service/strip show; we’re the dignified types—though one ...

    ssinharoy - 06/24/2014 - 10:14 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Don’t Let It Stay in Vegas

    By Laurie D. Borman June means the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition, and this year we’re going to Las Vegas. The conference program is packed with speakers and programs, so flip to our preview to get the latest information on what’s happening. While y ...

    LBORMAN - 06/02/2014 - 12:38 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Emerging Leaders Poised for Action

    By Laurie D. Borman What’s it like to be selected an Emerging Leader? Find out about this year’s class of 56 up-and-coming librarians in our cover story. Once again this year we’re featuring each Emerging Leader on trading cards, which will be available a ...

    LBORMAN - 05/05/2014 - 13:16 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Virtual Reference Resources

    Planning Skills Information Literacy Technologies Staffing/Partners Marketing Assessment Professional Development Planning Why should you provide virtual reference? Breitbach, William, Matthew Mallard, and Robert Sage. “Using Meebo's Embedded IM for ...

    UMKAPPASIG - 05/20/2014 - 15:13 - Reference & User Services Association (RUSA)

  9. Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Genre Reading of the Year

    bgoldberg's blog The Scoop By Lindsey Halsell The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) hosted Sunday morning’s “Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year” program. Sponsored by publishers Penguin, HarperCollins, and Macmilla ...

    bgoldberg - 06/29/2014 - 21:56 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Reforma President’s Program on Climate Change

    bgoldberg's blog The Scoop By Michele LeSure Isabel Espinal, president of Reforma: the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking, and Omar Poler, of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, copre ...

    bgoldberg - 06/29/2014 - 21:59 - American Libraries Magazine

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