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Free CE and Training This Week – June 17-21

2013 June 16
by Christina Manz

Here’s a weekly reminder of free training on the web. Confirm date and time when you pre-register, or follow the links for archive information. Webinars listed in Central Time. See the full monthly listing, and check the calendar to see what’s happening today.

Tuesday June 18, 2013
Publishing at the Public Library: Become a Community Publishing Portal (PLA)
Public libraries have always been in a unique position to help local writers connect with readers in their communities. The advent of self-publishing platforms presents libraries with a new resource to enhance that connection and reinforce their place at the center of community cultural life.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Should “Tweeps” Be in the Dictionary? (LJ)
How does social media impact our view of dictionaries and the development of the English language? In this webcast, a dictionary editor, a reviews editor from Library Journal, and a linguist, lexicographer, and language columnist come together to discuss and debate this topic.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

New Kids on the Block (Booklist)
While there won’t be any serenading from the beloved boy band, this hour-long, free webinar is sure to be almost as swoon-worthy! Hear from Algonquin Young Readers, Blink/Zondervan, Soho Teen, and Sourcebooks Fire as they present middle grade and YA titles from their new imprints hip to all things tween and teen. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth associate editor Annie Kelley.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

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