2017 ALA Carnegie Shortlist Finalists

Booklist
January 10, 1:00pm Central

Booklist Adult Books editor and Carnegie committee chair Donna Seaman presents the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Authors include, for fiction, Michael Chabon (Moonglow), Zadie Smith (Swing Time), and Colson Whitehead (The Underground Railroad); and for nonfiction, Patricia Bell-Scott (The Firebrand and the First Lady), Matthew Desmond (Evicted), and Patrick Phillip (Blood at the Root). Register


Effective Library Signage

ALA
January 5, 2:30pm Eastern
Fee $60.00

Library signage represents the first lines of communication between a library user and the library. Are you doing everything to ensure that your signage is user friendly and inviting? Although we have the best intentions, sometimes our signage can be punitive, contradictory, outdated, or passive aggressive. Register


Creating Inclusive Storytime for ALL Children Workshop

ALA
February 23, 2:30pm Eastern
Fee $60.00

Creating an inclusive storytime is as important as creating an engaging one. And in this workshop, you’ll learn how to do both! Child development expert Carol Morrone will tie child development into storytelling, offering insight on working with children with special needs, including children affected by ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and intellectual challenges. Useful for both school and public libraries. Register


Show me the money: Growing grants-related services in the library

RUSA
February 23, 10:00am Central
Fee $60.00

To meet the evolving needs of researchers on our campuses, as well as the growing financial need within our communities-at-large, libraries are increasingly providing grants support to their diverse constituencies. Examples include workshops, online guides, and consultations tailored to research, creative, or nonprofit interests. Grants support facilitates (and necessitates) collaboration with stakeholders on campus and in the community, and expands the vision of the library. Register


Finding and Cultivating Local Tech Expertise and Support for Nonprofits and Libraries

TechSoup
January 19, 11:00am Pacific

Hear from providers of technology support for nonprofits and public libraries, volunteer organizers of NetSquared and Tech4Good communities, and learn about resources to cultivate and tap into tech expertise in your area! Register