Magazine article American Libraries

Datebook: Opportunities for Continuous Learning

Magazine article American Libraries

Datebook: Opportunities for Continuous Learning

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ALA COURSES

July 10-Aug. 4: ALCTS online course: "Fundamentals of Acquisitions." Also runs Aug. 28-Sept. 22 and Oct. 16-Nov. 10. Julie Reese, 312-280-5034, jreese@ala.org; www.ala.org/alcts/events.

July 17-Aug. 5: ACRL online seminar: "All Users Are Local: Bringing the Library Next Door to the Campus Worldwide." www.acrl.org/e-learning.

July 31-Aug. 25 and Oct. 16-Nov. 10: RUSA online courses: "Business Reference 101." July 31-Aug. 25 and Oct. 10-Nov. 3: "Readers' Advisory 101." Sept. 18-Oct. 13 and Nov. 13-Dec. 8: "Reference Interview." Eileen Hardy, 312-280-4398; ehardy@ala.org; www.ala.org/rusa/.

Oct. 3: "Implementing for Results: From Idea to Action." Sept. 19-23: "Results Boot Camp: A Five-Day Immersion Program," Nashville. Sponsored by PLA. 800-545-2433, ext. 5027; pla@ala.org; www.ala.org/ala/pla/plaevents/travelingwksp/workshops.htm.

Ongoing: ALA and the Southeast Florida Library Information Network offer ALA members more than 1,500 e-learning courses from Element K. www.libraryelearning.org/ala/.

ALA CHAPTER CONFERENCES

Aug. 9-12: Pacific Northwest Library Association, Eugene, Oregon. "Common Spaces and Far Out Places: Libraries in the Pacific Northwest." Jason Openo, 503-588-6183; jopeno@cityofsalem.net; www.pnla.org/.

Aug. 15-19: Nevada Library Association, Texas Station Casino, North Las Vegas. "Tools for the Future." Leo Segura, 702-507-3658, segural@lvccld.org; www.nevadalibraries.org/.

Sept. 16-19: Maine Libraries Conference, Augusta Civic Center. Sponsored by the Maine Association of School Libraries and the Maine Library Association. Edna Comstock, 207-441-1410; empoweredna@gwi.net; mainelibraries.info/.

Sept. 27-30: Kentucky Library Association/Kentucky School Media Association Joint Conference and Exhibition, Marriott Downtown, Louisville. "A Century of Change: From Carnegie to Gates." John T. (Tom) Underwood, 502-223-5322; info@kylibasn.org; www.kylibasn.org/upcomingconf353.cfm.

Sept. 27-30: Wyoming Library Association Annual Conference, Gillette. "Re-energize @ WLA!" Laura Grott, 307-632-7622; grottski@aol.com; www.wyla.org.

EXHIBITS

June 14-Aug. 4: Leavenworth (Kans.) Public Library. "Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation." 913-682-5666; www.leaven-worthpubliclibrary.org/ForeverFreePg/foreverfree.htm.

June 20-Sept. 16: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York City. "From Color to Light: Designs of Beni Montresor." 212-870-1630; www.nypl.org/research/calendar/exhibdesc.cfm?id=422.

June 23-Aug. 11: Jacksonville (Fla.) Public Library. "Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians." 904-630-2665; jpl.coj.net/. Also at New Brunswick (N.J.) Free Public Library. 732-745-5108; www.lmxac.org/nbfpl/.

June 28-Aug. 11: Omaha (Neb.) Public Library. "Elizabeth I: Ruler and Legend." 402-444-4800; omahapub-liclibrary.org/. Also at Wake County (N.C.) Public Library. 919-566-6710; www.wakegov.com/libraries/default.htm.

July 6-Aug. 18: Martinsburg-Berkeley County (W.Va.) Public Library. "Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America." 304-267-8933; www.youseemore.com/mar-tinsburgberkeley/. Also at Spring Lake (Mich.) District Library. 616-846-5770; www.sllib.org/.

Through June 30: Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New York City: "The Melting Pot: Russian Jewish New York." Tanya Chebotarev, 212-854-3986; tc241@columbia.edu; www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/rbml/.

Through July 8: Oakland (Calif.) Public Library: In the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. "Paul Robeson: The Tallest Tree in Our Forest." 510-637-0200; www.oaklandli-brary.org/AAMLO/AAMLOexhibits.html.

Through July 15: Newberry Library, Chicago: "Closed and Open: Antonia Contro." 312-255-3691; www.newberry.org/programs/exhibits.html.

Through Aug. 19: New York Public Library Humanities and Social Sciences Library, New York City. …

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