Register today for a free webinar on Oct. 1, 2014, to learn how your library can participate in 2015 Money Smart Week @ your library. Register at http://tinyurl.com/opy5mvu and participate in this hour-long webinar that will provide you with resources, promotional materials, programming ideas and ways to partner with others in your community, campus or school to get Money Smart Week going at your library.
The Outside the Lines initiative (Sept. 14-20, 2014) asks librarians to reconnect with their communities in creative, unexpected ways to show that libraries are more relevant than ever. In support of the initiative, ALA is asking librarians to share an “usie” (a group selfie) showing how your library engages your community. Use the hashtag #getOTL to be entered in a random drawing to win a MaKey MaKey kit and a Spinbot kit. Details here: http://bit.ly/1m0x8G4
In this post from Education Week Teacher, a panel of experts share “The Five Habits of Creative Teachers” to help find “a solution to the creativity crisis in education.” http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2014/08/19/ctq_nardi_creative.html
In a one-hour Banned Books Week webinar from ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF), participants will “travel” from London, to South Carolina, to Texas, to California, talking with activists about their efforts to un-ban books. Also during the webinar taking place noon ET on Sept. 24, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez will speak about why the activists’ efforts are so important.
Registration “Regional Issues for Banned Books in 2014″ is free, but space islimited: http://ow.ly/B2if3.
The fall is full of opportunities for learning – students, faculty…and you! Peruse the list of upcoming webinars from AASL at www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming.
Don’t want to be the only advocate in your district? Share the Wealth! www.ala.org/aasl/stw
ALA is offering free materials to help libraries improve their community engagement and facilitation techniques. The materials — conversation guides, questionnaires, worksheets and webinars — are designed to help libraries strengthen their roles as core community leaders and work with residents to bring positive change to their communities. Libraries are encouraged to download, copy and share the materials, free of charge, at ala.org/LTC. The resources are offered as part of ALA’s Libraries Transforming Communities initiative.