Santa Barbara, CA As part of its ongoing commitment to support 21st Century school library programs, ABC-CLIO is proud to be a sponsor of the Critical Issues: Library Funding Webinar Series, which kicks off Tuesday, September 29th, and is produced by Library Media Connection magazine through its LMC@ The Forefront professional development .   

This four-session webinar series features leading educators and who will share a framework and steps to help school librarians grow the library program to meet 21st Century challenges. Attendees will learn to “tell the story” about the library’s mission and goals simply and effectively, develop a supporting budget and collection development plans, and then make the case for participation and funding from a variety of sources. Participants will acquire skills in collection analysis and development, indentifying resources, and in networking to build funding alliances. Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits are available for series participants.  
 
The topics and presenters for these sessions are:
·         Tuesday, September 29th, 3:30p.m. EST
Library Funding: Making Your Case Through “Power” Budgeting by Gail K. Dickinson, Assistant Professor Old Dominion University, VA
·         Tuesday, October 13th, 3:30p.m. EST
Library Funding: Making Your Case through Collection Analysis and Development by Sara Kelly Johns, Librarian, Lake Placid Middle School, NY; Past President of AASL
·         Tuesday, October 27th, 3:30p.m. EST
Library Funding: Making Your Case for In-District Alternative Funding Sources by Cynthia Anderson, Associate Superintendent Emerita, Shawnee Mission Public Schools, KS
·         Tuesday, December 8th, 3:30p.m. EST
Library Funding: Wrap-up Sharing and Project Critique by David Loerscher, Professor, San Jose State University
 
Attendees can participate live or via an archived version, or mix and match. They will also be able to share what they’re learning through an online collaborative forum. Tiered pricing makes the entire series an affordable option for everyone from single learners to groups of 20. Registration for individual sessions is also possible
 
For details and to register, visit http://www.linworth.com/lmc/?page=new_hot_stuff  or call 1-800-880-6834.
 
About ABC-CLIO
Founded in 1955, ABC-CLIO is an award-winning publisher of reference titles, academic and general interest books, electronic resources, and books for librarians and other professionals. Today, ABC-CLIO publishes under five well-respected imprints.  ABC-CLIO serves the history profession, history teachers, and students and scholars of history with a complete line of award-winning databases, books, and eBooks, along with social studies reference and curriculum resources for middle and high school libraries and classrooms. Greenwood Press publishes high-quality, authoritative reference books and general interest topics across the secondary and higher education curriculum. Praeger is widely regarded for scholarly and professional books in the social sciences and humanities, with emphasis in modern history, military studies, psychology, business, current events and social issues, international affairs, politics, visual and performing arts, and literature. Libraries Unlimited/Linworth publishes professional materials for librarians, media specialists, and teachers.
 
ABC-CLIO’s corporate headquarters is located in Santa Barbara, CA, with offices in Denver, CO. For more information, visit the ABC-CLIO website at: www.abc-clio.com.

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