Products hot off the press, special events at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting

For Immediate Release
Tue, 01/14/2014


Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

ALA Publishing


CHICAGO — Longer hours and easy access near Registration make it more convenient to shop and browse at the ALA Store in the Grand Hall at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  The ALA Store offers products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs — as well as fun gift items. Make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to stop by and examine the many new and bestselling items available, learn more about our eLearning products and take part in live demos of our online subscription products, RDA Toolkit and Guide to Reference!

ALA Store hours:

Friday, Jan. 24            8 a.m.  –  5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 25       9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 26          9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 27          9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

ALA Graphics will feature a number of popular posters, bookmarks and promotional materials, including new Spring 2014 posters: Princess Labelmaker, Tom Angleberger’s new installment in his hugely successful Origami Yoda series; and movie tie-in posters for “Divergent,” “The LEGO® Movie” and “Mr. Peabody & Sherman.”  Such popular posters and bookmarks as “Ender’s Game” and Wimpy Kids Returns will also be available. Or let us show you how to customize promotional materials for National Library Week, School Library Month and Teen Tech Week using the new Lives Change @ your library and Teen Tech Week DIY DVDs. Stop by early to get your pick of conference t-shirts — they sell out fast!

ALA Editions, ALA Neal-Schuman and ALA divisions are excited to offer several new titles hot off the press, such as the long-awaited “Maxwell’s Handbook for RDA: Explaining and Illustrating RDA: Resource Description and Access Using MARC21,” by Robert L. Maxwell. Other titles include “Let's Start the Music: Programming for Primary Grades,” by Amy Brown; the new fourth edition of “Expert Internet Searching,” by Phil Bradley; and “Going Beyond Google Again: Strategies for Using and Teaching the Invisible Web,” by Jane Devine and Francine Egger-Sider. Stop by to meet the following authors and get an autographed copy of their books:

  • Diane L. Velasquez: Friday, Jan. 24, 4:30 p.m.

editor of “Library Management 101: A Practical Guide

  • Hilda K. Weisburg: Saturday, Jan. 25, 9:30 a.m.

author of “School Librarian’s Career Planner,” and co-author of “Being Indispensable: A School Librarian’s Guide to Becoming an Invaluable Leader” and “New on the Job: A School Library Media Specialist’s Guide to Success

At noon on Saturday, Jan. 25 , stop by the ALA Store to meet RDA expert Magda El-Sherbini, author of “RDA: Strategies for Implementation,” and get answers to your RDA questions, plus demo the RDA Toolkit. At 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, Denise Bennett, general editor of Guide to Reference, will be on hand to provide demos of the product as well as answer questions about becoming a Guide to Reference editor.

Remember that you can also now find ALA Neal-Schuman and Facet titles in the ALA Store. All ALA Editions, ALA Neal-Schuman and Facet books will be 20 percent off the list price (an additional 10 percent off the ALA Member price). Buy as many books as you like and get them shipped free! You can also get free shipping on all book orders placed in the ALA Store (posters, bookmarks and other gift-type items are not eligible for this offer).

Follow us for updates on author/illustrator signings, special offers, and more: ALA Graphics on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr; ALA Editions on Twitter and Facebook.

Prices at the ALA Store automatically reflect the ALA Member discount, so there’s no need to dig out your member number. And remember that every dollar you spend at the ALA Store helps support library advocacy, awareness and other key programs and initiatives!

More information about 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting is at