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Web cast:
Offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
The third webinar in the MOOCs series. Libraries have become more proactive about educating users with regard to their rights and responsibilities vis à vis copyright and Kevin Smith will offer insights into the library’s role in settings beyond the traditional classroom model.
Wed., Oct. 2, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. (Central time) This webinar will focus on what library leaders need to know in order to create and showcase multimedia spaces and services as assets to the Library and to the community/campus.
“What Is and What’s Next: Making Assessment and New Opportunities,” a free webinar focusing on academic, public and school libraries that are building community and supporting student and user success through making, was originally broadcast on Wednesday, March 05, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST.

Watch this free ALA TechSource hourlong webinar, Organization 2.0: Building the Participatory Library with John Blyberg and Meredith Farkas.

In two webcast sessions, Cliff Landis and Sarah Steiner will share details of how to assess, plan, and create internal documentation for your social media, so that your online presence will be easy to manage and on-target.
This presentation approaches the topic of web accessibility as a way to maximize usability. In addition, it will make the argument that accessibility helps promote universal access for all users.
Library staff will learn how patrons with disabilities that affect print reading can access books and periodicals for independent reading online using computers, smartphones or even landline phones. We'll cover four popular collections - BARD, Bookshare, Learning Ally, and Newsline. You'll learn what each collection offers; what equipment is necessary to access each collection's materials; and what to do when the material a patron is requesting can't be found in an accessible format.
Please join us on Thursday, June 6th at 2pm Eastern for an exciting new episode of American Libraries Live, The 2013 ALA Annual Conference Exhibitor Preview.
Here we will discuss ALA’s organizational structure and decision making process. It is important to have a basic grounding as to who is responsible for what, how decisions are made and how you as a member, member leader or as an interested party can provide valuable input in the development and direction of the organization.
Webinar Series:
Offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are sweeping the country. Librarians will gain an understanding of the complexity of the MOOC movement, learn how to support students and faculty engaged with MOOCs, become familiar with the copyright and intellectual property requirements in relation to MOOCs, and hear what the future may hold for MOOCs.