Job advice workshop offered by ALSC on June 13

CHICAGO— On Wednesday, June 13 at 6 p.m. Central, ALSC will offer a free online workshop for all students interested in children’s services. Getting Your First Library Job: Showcasing Skills and Packaging Passion features advice from Thom Barthelmess, curator, Butler Children’s Literature Center, Dominican University and Alison O’Reilly, director, Cutchogue (N.Y.) New Suffolk Free Library.

AASL e-Academy continues the learning throughout the summer

CHICAGO — Register now for one or more of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL)  e-Academy courses scheduled through the end of summer. These four-week self-paced courses are designed to give participants 12 hours of learning led by experts in the school library field. Registration and course information are available at www.ala.org/aasl/eacademy.

The upcoming course schedule includes:

AASL launches eCOLLAB

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announces a new feature of AASL membership, eCOLLAB –Your eLearning Laboratory: Content Collaboration Community. This repository of AASL professional development provides members and subscribers with a central location to find and manage their e-learning as well as to connect with others in the learning community. eCOLLAB contains webcasts, podcasts and resources from various AASL professional development events, as well as  the latest issue Knowledge Quest in an interactive PDF format.

'Engaging Communities through Controversy' webinar addresses intellectual freedom and 'Muslim and American' issues

CHICAGO — Join a conversation on “Engaging Communities through Controversy” at a free webinar from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. CDT on Thursday, May 10, 2012, part of ALA President Molly Raphael’s Empowering Voices, Transforming Communities initiative.

'Empowering Diverse Voices' webinar explores library leadership and diversity

CHICAGO —  The intersection of diversity and leadership will be the focus of a free webinar, “Library Leadership 2.0,” from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. CDT on Tuesday May 15, 2012.

Part of ALA President Molly Raphael’s “Empowering Diverse Voices” diversity leadership initiative, this free webinar will explore how diversity affects leadership in a new library work environment.  

Become an effective facilitator with help of upcoming ASCLA webinar

CHICAGO -- Managers and leaders from all types of libraries will benefit from the upcoming May 9 webinar “Being an Effective Facilitator,” hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of ALA that cultivates leaders in librarianship with a wide variety of relevant webinars, workshops and online courses.

ALSC summer online courses start July 9

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announces the release of the schedule for summer 2012 online courses. Registration is open for all courses. Classes begin Monday, July 9, 2012.

Forty-five must-read books, 60 minutes: Reach teen readers with YALSA’s May webinar

CHICAGO — Summer reading is right around the corner, and this webinar will offer a crash course in the books you need to know to lure teens into the library this summer. Join Shauna Yusko, teacher-librarian at Evergreen Junior High in Redmond, Wash., for Book Blitz! 45 Must-Know YA Titles in 60 Minutes on May 17 at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The power of storytelling in your job search - a free online chat

CHICAGO — How many times have you heard the words, "Tell me about yourself"?   Did you know that this interview question is a fantastic opportunity for you to distinguish yourself from other candidates?  Did you know that powerfully written accomplishment statements on your resume can help you make the cut and get that interview?