ALA Editions

International librarianship as professional development

CHICAGO — Whether you’re a library professional with decades of experience or a recent graduate in your first position, career enrichment can mean so much more than simply watching a webinar, taking a class, or even attending a conference. There’s a different kind of professional development out there, one that involves travel, experiencing different cultures and new languages, and learning the kinds of interpersonal skills you can’t get sitting behind a desk.

Detailed case studies of collaborative library design

CHICAGO — Talking about why collaboration is so important is one thing—but taking an in-depth look at the ways it works (and sometimes doesn’t work) in real-world design projects is both more revealing and instructive. Award-winning architect Peter Gisolfi does exactly that in “Collaborative Library Design: From Planning to Impact,” published by ALA Editions.

A guide for serving the reading interests of teens

CHICAGO — Teen literature expert Angela Carstensen, creator of School Library Journal‘s Adult Books 4 Teens blog, presents “The Readers' Advisory Guide to Teen Literature.” Published by ALA Editions, this comprehensive resource will help readers’ advisors understand what teens appreciate about their favorite genres while also serving as a helpful collection development tool.

New books, products, special events from ALA Publishing at Annual

Make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to shop and browse the ALA Store at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition for products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs—as well as fun gift items. Located in the lobby outside Hall I1 of the Morial Convention Center, the ALA Store hours are:

 

Friday, June 22                    10:00 am – 3:00 pm

25 art projects for kids

CHICAGO — With schools emphasizing STEM activities for children to meet curriculum goals for standardized testing, nurturing children’s artistic creativity is often given short shrift. Christine Kirker’s “25 Projects for Art Explorers,” published by ALA Editions, aims to restore the balance. This fun resource offers more than two dozen projects that will spark children’s interest in art and encourage creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking.

Pop Culture-Inspired Programs for Tweens, Teens, and Adults

CHICAGO — Let’s have a Pac-Man Party! Or perhaps you’d rather make your own lava lamp or love beads, or just chow down on some nifty ‘50s snacks? “Pop Culture-Inspired Programs for Tweens, Teens, and Adults,” published by ALA Editions, is the newest book from the unbeatable team of best-selling authors Amy J. Alessio, Katie LaMantia, and Emily Vinci. Here, they trawl the decades for a super, fabulous, groovy, awesome, and totally rad assortment of programs for patrons of all ages.

How academic libraries can serve commuter students

CHICAGO — More than 85% of U.S. undergraduates commute to college, yet the literature geared to academic libraries overwhelmingly presumes a classic, residential campus. “Academic Libraries for Commuter Students: Research-Based Strategies,” published by ALA Editions, redresses that imbalance by providing a research-based look at the specific academic needs of commuter students. Edited by Mariana Regalado and Maura A.

Fostering wellness through physical literacy programs

CHICAGO — By helping patrons view the library in a new way, movement-based programs bring new people into libraries, help promote community health, and stimulate literacy for children and adults alike. And the data show that they work: nearly 90% of public libraries said their movement-based programs had brought new users into their libraries, according to a recent study, while 80% said the programs contributed to community building.

The 2018 guide to the Newbery and Caldecott awards

CHICAGO — Updated with the 2018 award and honor books, “The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books,” published by ALA Editions, gathers together the books deemed most distinguished in American children's literature and illustration since the inception of the renowned prizes. Librarians and teachers everywhere rely on this guidebook for quick reference and collection development and also as a resource for curriculum links and readers' advisory.