ALA Editions

A planning guide for serving patrons with disabilities

CHICAGO — Librarians are continually faced with challenges of how to best meet the needs of patrons with disabilities, whether those patrons have physical or intellectual disabilities, differing learning styles, or even temporary problems which impact their access and may change over time. And because planning considerations range from policies and organizational culture to facilities, technologies, and beyond, librarians need a guide that covers everything: areas that can be addressed quickly and easily as well as those that require long-term strategies. That guide is here.

A Plan for More Meaningful Work and Professional Fulfillment: An American Libraries Live Interactive Webcast

CHICAGO — What brought you to a career in librarianship? Was it a fascination with books or information? A desire to serve society in a positive way? However you came into your career, like millions of people, you might be struggling to find meaning and fulfillment in your work. In November’s episode of American Libraries Live, library career expert Catherine Hakala-Ausperk will help us make a plan for revisiting personal values, understanding your options, identifying skill gaps and creating plans for growth.

Diversity in Libraries: An American Libraries Live Interactive Webcast

CHICAGO — Diversity is a term that gets thrown around a lot in the professional world these days, and the library world is no exception. What does diversity mean when it comes to libraries—how do we build a diverse staff? How do we serve diverse communities? How do we make sure our collections and services are diverse? In this month’s episode of American Libraries Live, you and our expert panel will engage in an interactive discussion.

New Workshop: Supporting Patrons' College Planning Information Needs

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Supporting Patrons' College Planning Information Needs with Africa Hands. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursday, December 8, 2016.

Supporting Patrons' College Planning Information Needs Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, December 8, 2016, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Incorporating the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into one-shot library instruction

CHICAGO — The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education is good news for one-shot instructors. With its six frames and conceptual approach you’re freed from a long list of outcomes and can instead focus on big ideas. Heidi E. Buchanan and Beth A. McDonough’s new edition of “The One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide,” published by ALA Editions, will help you stay organized and use your limited time wisely.

Making Your Library Work for Homeschoolers Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Making Your Library Work for Homeschoolers with Suzanne Walker. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

Making Your Library Work for Homeschoolers Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific