Watch this free ALA TechSource hourlong webinar, Organization 2.0: Building the Participatory Library with John Blyberg and Meredith Farkas.
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.
In this eCourse Nicole Hennig, former head of the user experience (UX) group for the MIT Libraries, will Provide guidance for integrating iPads into your library’s programs and services by facilitating demos of important titles from the most innovative publishers Offer benchmarks for evaluating book apps and writing reviews of them Lead you in conversation about book apps as you share your reviews with the class
In this new workshop, 2012 Library Journal Movers & Shakers Matthew Moyer and Andrew Coulon will show how your library can build a modern collection for a modern audience, with a close look at how physical and digital collections can complement each other.
In this new workshop, Krista Godfrey, Web Services Librarian at Memorial University of Newfoundland, will introduce you to the cloud, explaining how it works in straightforward terms librarians at every technical level can understand.
In this ALA Editions eCourse, Velásquez will present practical strategies for giving teens the lead in developing high-appeal collections and services. Through lectures, readings and interactive assignments, you will also learn how to draw from the insights of teens to create an online presence that is both relevant and effective.
Jennifer Velásquez, Coordinator of Teen Services for the San Antonio Public Library System (TX), will offer practical strategies for giving teens the lead in developing high-appeal collections and services.
In this new workshop, Carrie Russell, best-selling copyright author and director of the American Library Association’s Program on Public Access to Information, will offer clear guidance on ways to legally provide materials to students by exploring scenarios often encountered by educators in schools.
As the Digital Learning Librarian at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Corey Wittig knows what it takes to build an effective, popular lab, and he’ll share his knowledge with you in this comprehensive, two-part workshop.
Lesley Ellen Harris, an intellectual property attorney, has trained libraries, museums, and corporations in copyright. In this 4-week eCourse, she will guide you step by step through developing a copyright education program for your staff and community.
Mirela Roncevic has been involved with e-books and e-readers since their emergence, and in this new eCourse she’ll give you the foundation you need to make e-books work for your library and your career.
In those moments when a baby relaxes and cuddles in your lap as you read them a book, a wonderful thing is happening—that baby is learning that books contain words, pictures, and stories which are captivating. You can start teaching early literacy skills to babies before they can even speak!
In this fun, informative workshop librarian and academic technology coordinator Sarah Ludwig looks closely at tech tools both new and old. She’ll give a guided tour of the possibilities and limitations of these tools, including:
In this workshop Patricia Tunstall, a former page who has also supervised shelvers, offers practical advice to help you do just that with a complete overview on how to hire, test, train, and retain shelvers.
In this new workshop, Dan Freeman, Online Learning Manager for ALA TechSource and ALA Editions, will give you the information you need to run effective, productive webinars that fit your needs and budget. A veteran webinar planner and coordinator, Freeman will reveal the tricks to creating an interactive, dynamic, and flexible presentation.
In this workshop Stephanie Gerding will show how to get started, offering pointers and techniques for becoming become an expert grant writer. You’ll learn the basic process of grant work, including where to look for funding sources and what key elements go into a great proposal.
Sue Polanka will provide practical guidance on how to begin purchasing eBooks for your library to lend electronically and how to purchase eReader devices for patron use.
In this two-part ALA TechSource workshop, Virginia Tech librarians Rebecca Miller, Heather Moorefield-Lang, Carolyn Meier will share their experiences with a multifaceted program, guiding you step-by-step in building a tablet program, from choosing and purchasing tablets through deployment.
In this workshop, Chris Oliver, author of the best-selling Introducing RDA, will give an overview of RDA and look at the key aspects that make RDA different from AACR2. The workshop is designed to provide background for catalogers before they begin RDA training but will also serve as a refresher for those wanting to brush up on their understanding of RDA.
In this first-of-its-kind eCourse, Virginia Tech librarians and gadget experts Rebecca Miller, Carolyn Meier and Heather Moorefield-Lang will show you what you need to know about these gadgets, from surveying the landscape of available products to purchasing and implementing these devices in your library.
Please join us on Thursday, May 9th for an exciting new episode of American Libraries Live—Library Learning Goes Online.
American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go, returns on at 2 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Mar. 14 with a new 60-minute episode.
Instructor Magda El-Sherbini will monitor discussion boards regularly during the four-week period, lead group discussions, and will also answer individual questions.
This eCourse will guide you in writing useful, concise, legally-sound standards and guidelines for providing reference through social media. Simply establishing basic greeting, closing, and tone standards that reflect user expectations will significantly improve user satisfaction.
In this first-of-its kind workshop, Meredith Farkas will explore the DIY mindset and ways to embed online instruction and live virtual reference help at patrons' points of need, whether online, in the library, or out in the world.
Starting with Course management system tools and citations lists, Buffy J. Hamilton will show you how to use free or inexpensive web-based tools to offer research instruction.
In this course, Joanna M. Burkhardt draws from her bestselling book Teaching Information Literacy: 50 Standards-Based Exercises for College Students to show you how to create challenging, engaging lessons and exercises that will give college students the foundation they need to distinguish between the easiest sources to find and the best sources to use. In addition to three weeks of facilitated discussion, readings and course exercises, all participants will receive an electronic copy of Joanna’s book.
Offering the use of a single interface for teaching information literacy, discovery tools free you from the cumbersome necessity of toggling back and forth between multiple screens. Instead you can focus on developing students’ skills with search terms and strategies, simultaneously training them how to use a critical eye while sifting through results.
Skilled web developers Polly-Alida Farrington and Amanda Goodman will guide you in applying WordPress tools and functionality to library content. You will learn the nuts and bolts of building a library website that is both user friendly and easy to maintain.
In this eCourse, librarian and Drupal expert Ken Varnum will guide participants in building an attractive, functional library website using Drupal.
In this weeklong workshop Jennifer LaGarde will show you how to engage with teens by “speaking their language,” using technology to connect with young adults on their own level. You’ll also learn how you can harness social media and mobile technology to build innovative library programming and instruction.
With the expert cataloging instruction of Cheryl Tarsala, you will gain a comprehensive grounding in Dewey Decimal Classification® principles and practice.