AASL starts the school year with new webinars

CHICAGO – This fall, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will present three all new webinars covering the topics of information literacy, intellectual freedom and participatory culture:

Fall 2012 ALSC online courses available for CEUs

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announces the release of the schedule for fall 2012 online courses. Among the fall courses is a new offering by ALSC Past-President Thom Barthelmess, ALSC Core Competencies: Serving Children with Distinction and Commitment. Classes begin Monday, October 1, 2012, and registration is limited.

Social media in reference eCourse back by popular demand

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of its facilitated eCourse, Reference Through Social Media: Developing Standards, Guidelines, and Policies. Sarah Steiner will serve as instructor for a three-week facilitated eCourse starting on Oct. 29, 2012.

Learn to design effective library websites in workshop with David Lee King

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA TechSource announces a new session of its workshop featuring David Lee King, Building the Digital Branch: Designing Effective Library Websites.

RUSA’s Health Information 101 course now offers IACET CEUs; next offering in September, 2012

CHICAGO — Beginning with the upcoming fall offering in September, 2012, the online course "Health Information 101" offered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will offer one CEU credit for course participants who complete required coursework.

New RUSA online course provides foundation in interlibrary loan practices in public, academic libraries

CHICAGO — The first offering of Interlibrary Loan (ILL) 101, a new online course offered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will be held Sept. 17-Oct. 14, 2012; registration is open now!

LLAMA webinar helps you navigate through physical and virtual library planning

CHICAGO — The library of the future needs to be a vibrant learning hub and an intellectual crossroads where the physical and the virtual spaces connect.  The transition from a physical library plan into a blended service model requires a solid methodology.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present a new webinar, “Physical and Virtual Library Planning,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Connect your patrons with indie fiction recommendations from PLA's upcoming readers' advisory webinar

CHICAGO — At 1 p.m. CDT on Sept. 19, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “Alternative Reads: Discovering and Sharing Great Indie Fiction with Your Patrons,” to introduce attendees to the wide array of books from small and independent presses, hybrid publishers and self-published works.