Free Midwinter tech wrap-up will feature Jason Griffey, Sue Polanka and Marshall Breeding

CHICAGOALA TechSource is happy to announce that we're continuing our free, conference-wrapping webinars with The 2012 ALA TechSource Midwinter Tech Wrapup. Our expert panel will present their observations and analysis of the top technology trends from the conference, as well as what they see as the implications for libraries.

Free webinar: An introduction to the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC)

CHICAGO - The Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC), a national certification program that allows library support staff to demonstrate competencies and be certified by the American Library Association (ALA), will offer an hour-long informational webinar at 2 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Jan.

Online registration opens for second summer session of PLA’s free public library advocacy education program

CHICAGO — Registration has opened for the Aug. 8–Sept. 12 session of Turning the Page 2.0, a free, online advocacy training program, developed and presented by the Public Library Association (PLA) with generous support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Turning the Page 2.0 will be offered three additional times through 2011 and 2012.

Nancy Pearl headlines PLA webinar this December

CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. CST on Dec. 13, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “Nancy Pearl Presents: Books That Make Great Gifts.”
Part of the monthly PLA Webinar Series “Public Libraries at Work,” this event marks Pearl’s first-ever webinar with PLA.

Learn how to stretch your dollars in YALSA’s YA budgeting class this fall

CHICAGO — Are you facing a smaller budget, with more service demand? Are you trying to introduce new services you know teens at your library will want, but you’re facing pushback because your management tells you that they just don’t have the resources?

Courses in genealogy, business reference, readers’ advisory offered this fall from RUSA

CHICAGO—Registration is now open for the fall 2010 offerings of the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) popular classes Genealogy 101, Business Reference 101 and Readers’ Advisory 101.

The next offerings of these courses will be held: