Be calm, cool, and collected when implementing the common core with an online course from AASL

CHICAGO — Register now for the new American Association of School Librarians (AASL) e-Academy course, Common Core: Moving from Complex to Calm, Cool, and Collected. This four-week, self-paced course facilitated by Paige Jaeger will run from Feb. 4 – March 1, 2013. Registration and course information are available on the AASL e-Academy page.

Free PLA webinar recording offers ideas and tools to build community e-book awareness

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has released the free archive recording of the 90-minute webinar, “E-Book Action: Inform and Inspire Your Community.” This informative webinar offers inspiring case studies and practical tips to reach out to community members to not only explain why libraries have limited e-book collections but also enlist their help in improving e-book access. The webinar consists of three presentations that highlight distinct initiatives:

Using WebDewey™ and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification - new session of popular eCourse

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new session of its popular facilitated eCourse, Using WebDewey™ and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification. Expert cataloging instructor Cheryl Tarsala will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse, which will begin on Feb. 4, 2013.

How to educate your staff and community on copyright - popular eCourse returns

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new session of the popular facilitated eCourse Demystifying Copyright: How to Educate Your Staff and Community. Lesley Ellen Harris, a copyright, licensing and digital property lawyer who works with the information industry, will serve as instructor for this four week course, which begins on Feb. 4, 2013.

Get babies into books with early literacy programs - new eCourse

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new eCourse, Getting Babies into Books with Early Literacy Programs. Kathy Kirchoefer will serve as instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Feb. 4, 2013.

Introducing RDA with Chris Oliver - back by popular demand

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of its popular workshop, Introducing RDA with Chris Oliver. This 90-minute workshop will take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Create a digital media space for the teens in your community

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces a unique new workshop, Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens with Corey Wittig. This two part workshop will take place on Thursdays, Jan. 24 and 31, 2013. Each part will last 60 minutes.

Winter 2013 ALSC online courses offer CEUs

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. 14, 2013.

Free webinars from ALA's Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program

CHICAGO — The American Library Association-Allied Professional Association’s Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program will be offering two free webinars in December. Anyone interested in the programs are welcome to sign up by clicking the links below.

Dec. 10, 2 p.m. Central time – An Introduction to the LSSC Program

AASL webinar looks at making the most of professional learning communities

CHICAGO — School library professionals are encouraged to register for the new Knowledge Quest webinar, “Making the Most of Professional Learning Communities” taking place at 6 p.m. Central time on Dec. 12, 2012. Hosted by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), the webinar will examine the variety of roles school librarians play as members of professional learning communities (PLCs). To register, visit www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming.