ALA Editions

Building a core print collection for preschoolers

CHICAGO — Since children develop the critical language and early reading skills necessary to enter kindergarten between birth and age 5, reading aloud is one of the most influential steps librarians, teachers, parents and caregivers can take to foster preschoolers’ literacy skills. Early exposure to books heavily influences vocabulary knowledge, which in turn improves later reading skills and helps foster lifelong literacy.

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

CHICAGO Longer hours and easy access in the Grand Concourse of the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center make it more convenient to shop and browse at the ALA Store. 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!

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STEP into storytime for newborns to 5-year-olds

CHICAGO — Story Time Effective Practice (STEP), developed by Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting and Kathy Fling Klatt, is an approach that articulates the link between child development theory and storytimes.

Tablet computers in school libraries and classrooms discussed in new e-book

CHICAGO — According to Pew Research, nearly a quarter of teens already own a tablet computer, with younger children not far behind. With the use of these handheld devices continuing to grow by leaps and bounds each year, tablets are coming to your school district soon, if they haven't already.

Using WebDewey® and understanding Dewey Decimal Classification®

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Using WebDewey® and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification®. Cheryl Tarsala will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse, starting on July 7, 2014.

The Whole Library Handbook for teen services

CHICAGO — ALA's popular and respected Whole Library Handbook series continues with “The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services,” published by ALA Editions. Specifically geared towards those who serve young adults, in this volume editors Heather Booth and Karen Jensen gather stellar articles and commentary from some of the country's most innovative and successful teen services librarians.

Rethinking readers' advisory

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Rethinking Readers’ Advisory: An Interactive Approach. Rebecca Howard and Laura Raphael will serve as instructors for a six-week facilitated eCourse, starting on July 7, 2014.

Copyright for teachers and librarians

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse Copyright for Teachers and Librarians. Rebecca P. Butler will serve as the instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on July 7, 2014.

Dynamic one-shot library instruction

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Dynamic One-Shot Instruction. Heidi Buchanan and Beth McDonough will serve as instructors for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on July 14, 2014.

Booklist’s guide to the 1,000 best young adult books since 2000

CHICAGO — With the explosion in YA publishing, it’s harder than ever to separate good books from the rest.

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