Back to School: New Titles for the School Library

Booklist
August 30, 1:00pm Central

Get your shelves ready for the new school year with brand new nonfiction books perfect for preschool through young adult. Representatives from Amicus, Black Rabbit, and Creative Company will share their exciting new offerings for Fall 2016. Register


Cataloging with RDA eCourse

ALA
September 12, continuing for 4 weeks
Fee $199.00

As more libraries around the world adopt RDA: Resource Description and Access, knowledge of how to catalog library materials using this new standard is a crucial skill. In this eCourse, RDA expert Magda El-Sherbini will get you started with hands-on training that focuses on print monographs and will cover both description and access. You’ll also participate in exercises using real-world examples of RDA concepts. Register. Other Cataloging eCourses


Cutting the Red Tape: Finding and Using E-Government Tools and Resources

ALA
September 12, continuing for 4 weeks
Fee $200.00

E-government tools and resources bring many people to your library for such activities as filing and paying taxes online, locating Medicare/Medicaid providers and reviews, checking student loan status, tracking regulatory changes for industries, monitoring ongoing legislation as well as codified law and court rulings, and much more. This hands-on eCourse also explores the information published online by the U.S. federal government through the Government Printing Office and specific agencies and government branches. Register


Becoming the Copyright Specialist in Your Library

ALA
August 22, continuing for 4 weeks
Fee $175.00

Educators, librarians, archivists, and other information professionals are often required to understand international copyright treaties and foreign copyright laws as well as the copyright laws in their own country—at least on a practical level. In this course, you will be provided with the knowledge you need to complete daily activities within the confines of copyright law. Register


Reimagining the Library Services Platform

Library Journal
August 23, 12:00pm EDT

FOLIO, a community collaboration to develop an open source library services platform has taken shape. The FOLIO platform will support traditional resource management functionality but is open throughout and extensible at its core. By providing a platform for innovation, libraries and service providers can create applications and functionality that will deliver new and exciting services to libraries. Register


Improving Interpersonal Communication

ALA
September 12, continuing for 12-weeks
Fee $500.00

To run an efficient organization that offers successful library services and fosters a collaborative work environment, effective communication skills are necessary. In this Advanced eCourse, Dr. Sue Alman—an experience instructor and expert in interpersonal communication—will explore some of the factors that affect interpersonal communications. You’ll come out of this eCourse with valuable tips that will help you understand different perspectives and recognize communication preferences among individuals. Register


What Can Libraries Count? Getting a Grip on Social Media Numbers

TechSoup
August 24, 11:00am Pacific

Let’s get honest: social media analytics are often a hot mess. We’ve often got more questions than answers. What should we measure, and which measurements matter the most? What do the experts say? How does that apply to my library and what can I show my board or administration? How do we even know if our numbers are good ones? In this webinar, we’ll work on answering those questions and exploring some of the issues involved with social media measurement. Register


Get to know GrantStation

TechSoup
September 8, 11:00am Pacific

GrantStation is your one-stop solution for federal, state, and private grants research. This tour will provide tips on the most effective way to use all of the valuable resources the website offers, including the extensive funder databases that can help you identify the grantmakers most likely to fund your programs or projects. Register