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Blog posts from December 2011

Free Webinar: Organizational Storytelling

Submitted by Patrick Hogan on December 21, 2011 - 3:07pm

The stories that we  exchange with family and friends this holiday season will express shared values, who we are, and where we’re from. Organizational management experts encourage us to explore the benefits of using stories at work .  ALA TechSource is teaming up with WebJunction to offer the free webinar “Organizational Storytelling: Using Stories for Leadership, Community, and Advocacy,” on January 10, 2012, with Kate Marek and Chris Reppel.  Register todayat  WebJunction: www.webjunction.org/events/webinars#jan10

Below is an excerpt from Kate Marek’s book Organizational Storytelling. We’ll be offering webinar participants a discount on the book.  Read More »


The O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference (TOC) 2012

Submitted by Patrick Hogan on December 15, 2011 - 11:56am

The O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference (TOC) 2012 will take place February 13-15, at the New York Marriott Marquis. ALA TechSource will be covering the conference on the blog, with preliminary interviews with presenters and live webcasts on topics of interest to libraries; and we have a special offer. Read More »


Continuing the Conversation: E-Books and Access Part 2

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on December 14, 2011 - 3:44pm

We just wrapped up the second session of Sarah Houghton’s workshop E-Books and Access: Upholding Library Values. 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!

Sarah’s “Organizations to Watch”: Read More »


How to Go High-Tech on a Tight Budget

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on December 14, 2011 - 10:11am

For libraries, it's one of the biggest conundrums of our time. To be the library your patrons want and need you to be, you've got to be high-tech, offering fast, IT-integrated services people can't get on their own. Yet to do this, you have to spend money...money you do not have in your budget.

In a new ALA TechSource Workshop, trainers and technology experts Robin Hastings and Maurice Coleman will show you how you can utilize the latest technology tools and train yourself to stay on top of new trends without breaking the bank, and in some cases, without even touching it. Read More »


Learn to Build a User-Friendly Library Website in 10 Steps: New Workshop

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on December 9, 2011 - 10:24am

ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, 10 Steps to a User-Friendly Library Website with Aaron Schmidt and Amanda Etches-Johnson.

 A clean, well-designed website can mean the difference between an informed library user and a confused one. With a focus on the needs and wants of the library user, Amanda Etches-Johnson and Aaron Schmidt will help you develop the skills to make your library website easier to use and more interesting.

Topics include: Read More »


Continuing the Conversation: E-Books and Access

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on December 7, 2011 - 3:42pm
We just wrapped up the first session of Sarah Houghton’s workshop E-Books and Access: Upholding Library Values. 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: Read More »