ALA Editions

Early literacy techniques for supercharged storytimes

CHICAGO— Based on the groundbreaking research of VIEWS2—the first systematic study of storytimes done to date— the new book “Supercharged Storytimes: An Early Literacy Planning and Assessment Guide,” published by ALA Editions, recommends simple interactive ways to emphasize early literacy techniques and encourage children to use and practice their pre-reading skills while preserving the delight inherent in storytime.

The 2016 guide to the Newbery and Caldecott awards

CHICAGO—Updated to include the 2016 award and honor books, “The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books, 2016 Edition,” 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.

Critical literacy for information professionals

CHICAGO — With critical literacy there is no single “correct” way to read and respond to a text; its use involves a commitment to equity and social justice through the explicit inclusion of those marginalized on the basis of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class, or other forms of difference.

The wiki way of learning

CHICAGO — Given the limited budgets of schools, educators, and school librarians, free and open source tools for learning are more important than ever. Essentially, wikis are easily accessible webpages for creating, browsing, and searching through information, making them ideal vehicles for teaching and collaboration.

Solomon’s nitty-gritty guide to content marketing

CHICAGO— When you deliver content that library users find useful and relevant, you give a compelling answer to their question, “What’s in it for me?”  Simply put, content marketing is the most effective way to increase your value to customers. “The Librarian's Nitty-Gritty Guide to Content Marketing,” published by ALA Editions, makes content marketing concepts bite-sized and easily digestible.

A comprehensive examination of discovery services

CHICAGO — We’re in a new age of Discovery. Not of the physical world but rather one that serves up appropriate resources for your library’s researchers, thanks to advancements in handling metadata, natural language processing, and keyword searching. In “Exploring Discovery: The Front Door to Your Library's Licensed and Digitized Content,” published by ALA Editions, editor Kenneth J.

New ALCTS monograph spotlights collaborative stewardship of collections

CHICAGO — Libraries and the organizations that provide services to them are devoting more attention to system-wide organization of collections—whether the "system" is a consortium, a region or a country.  As a strategy for saving space and money while expanding access to additional materials and resources, the value of shared collections is indubitable.  “Shared Collections: Collaborative Stewardship,” published by ALA Editions, spotlights the histories and experiences of several collaborations at academic libraries.

ALA Store at PLA Conference, Denver

Take time at PLA 2016 Conference to see what’s new at the ALA Store, located near Registration on the main meeting level of the Colorado Convention Center. With plenty of new and best-selling items available, you’ll want to make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to stop by! The ALA Store hours are:

 

Wednesday, April 6:                      9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 7:                           9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

A practical guide to ACRL’s Visual Literacy Competency Standards

CHICAGO— The importance of images and visual media in today’s culture is changing what it means to be literate in the 21st century. Digital technologies have made it possible for almost anyone to create and share visual media. Yet the pervasiveness of images and visual media does not necessarily mean that individuals are able to critically view, use, and produce visual content.

A new edition of ALA Neal-Schuman’s comprehensive technology companion

CHICAGO— For its fifth edition, John J. Burke has completely updated and reorganized “The Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion: A Basic Guide for Library Staff,” making it more compelling than ever. The perfect primer for LIS students, this one-stop overview published by ALA Neal-Schuman should also be at the top of the list for any current or future library professional looking to stay at the forefront of technological advancement.

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