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09/05/2012

Continuing the Conversation: E-Reserves and Fair Use

Posted by Dan Freeman
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We just wrapped up the first workshop in our new series Crews on Copyright with Kenny Crews. Today’s workshop was on E-Reserves and Fair Use. The slides from the event, which contain some fantastic resources, are posted below.

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08/02/2012

Archive of the ALA Editions Free Webinar Introducing Grassroots Library Advocacy

Posted by Dan Freeman

We just wrapped up the ALA Editions Webinar Introducing Grassroots Library Advocacy with Lauren Comito, Aliqae Geraci and Christian Zabriskie.

If you missed the event or want to experience it again, check out the archive here.

Again, the URL for the archive is: ...

07/26/2012

New from ALA Editions: Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators by Carrie Russell

Posted by Chris Rhodes

ALA Editions is proud to publish Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators by Carrie Russell of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy, with illustrations by Jessica Abel.  Here Abel offers some comments on her working process and what goes in to illustrating the ins and outs of copyright issues! 

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07/18/2012

Continuing the Conversation: Creating Your Library Brand

Posted by Dan Freeman

We just wrapped up the ALA Editions Workshop Creating Your Library Brand with Elisabeth Doucett. The slides from the event, which contain some fantastic resources, are posted below.

06/06/2012

Continuing the Conversation: 12 Essential Elements for a Safe and Secure Library

Posted by Dan Freeman

We just wrapped up the Warren Graham’s Workshop 12 Essential Elements for a Safe and Secure Library. If you didn’t have a chance to attend, check out Sean’s slides, posted below!

If you want more resources on this topic, check out Warren’s Book The Black Belt Librarian: Real-World Safety & Security.

Warren’s Slides are Available Here:

05/23/2012

Continuing the Conversation: Hiring, Training and Supervising Library Shelvers

Posted by Dan Freeman

We just wrapped up Pat Tunstall’s three-part workshop Hiring, Training and Supervising Library Shelvers. This was a fantastic event with some great discussion! 

Pat’s slides for all three parts are posted below. If you didn’t have a chance to participate, check them out!

04/19/2012

True Stories of Censorship Battles in America's Libraries: Interview with Valerie Nye and Kathy Barco

Posted by Dan Freeman

ALA Editions recently announced the publication of True Stories of Censorship Battles in America's Libraries, a collection edited by Valerie Nye and Kathy Barco. Intellectual freedom is a core value of librarianship, but fighting to keep controversial materials on the shelves can sometimes feel like a lonely battle. And not all censorship controversies involve the public objecting to a book in the collection—libraries are venues for displays and meetings, and sometimes library staff themselves are tempted to preemptively censor a work.

We were thrilled to see that The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression named this important work their Book of the Month. Their site features this fantastic interview with...

04/18/2012

Continuing the Conversation: Greening Your Library

Posted by Dan Freeman

We just wrapped up Kathryn Miller’s workshop Integrating eBooks and eReaders into Your Library. This was a fantastic event with some great discussion!

The readings, resources and slides for the event are listed below. Have further questions or comments? Whether you participated in the event or not, feel free to chime in via the comments area below!

The Readings for Today’s Workshop:

03/29/2012

Continuing the Conversation: Creating Presentations that Don't Put People to Sleep

Posted by Dan Freeman

We just wrapped up Maurice Coleman’s workshop Creating Presentations That Don’t Put People to Sleep. Maurice did a fantastic job of leading this event, which included some great discussion!

The readings, resources and slides for the event are listed below. Have further questions or comments? Whether you participated in the event or not, feel free to chime in via the comments area below!

The Readings for Today’s Workshop:

02/29/2012

Continuing the Conversation: Serving Deaf Patrons in the Library, Part 2

Posted by Patrick Hogan

The resources and slides for Part 2 of Kathy MacMillan’s Serving Deaf Patrons in the Library are listed below. Have further questions or comments? Whether you participated in the event or not, feel free to chime in via the comments area below!

Resources

Chart of state regulations concerning interpreters: www.360translations.com/burnsat/stateregs4.htm

RID Interpreter/Agency Locater Tool: www.rid.org

Hearing and Speech Agency (Baltimore, MD) www.hasa.org

Video shown in the workshop: How ASL and English Differ: Brief Example

Visit www.kathymacmillan.com for resources, tips, and to sign up for Kathy’s e-newsletter!

Kathy’s slides

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