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The ALA guide to researching modern China

CHICAGO — As China has evolved into an economic superpower, interest in its culture and current place in the world has skyrocketed; China Studies are now taught in almost every college or university in the U.S., as well as in many junior high and high schools. Covering modern China, not just Chinese culture from an historical perspective, “The ALA Guide to Researching Modern China,” published by ALA Editions, fills a sizeable gap in the literature.

Word-of-mouth marketing

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop,Word-of-Mouth Marketing: The Most Powerful Marketing Strategy and You Can Afford It! with Peggy Barber. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 pm EST/1:30 pm CST on Thursday, May 22, 2014.

Ask an RDA expert: Bibliographic description

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Ask an RDA Expert: Bibliographic Description with Adam Baron, May Chan and Marcia Salmon. This workshop is formatted as an open forum that will last three hours and take place at 2 p.m. Eastern/1 p.m. Central on Friday, April 25, 2014.

Join colleagues across the world for a unique opportunity to engage informally with a group of RDA: Resource Description and Access experts to ask questions and get answers based on others' experience and knowledge.

The one-shot library instruction survival guide

CHICAGO — Faced with planning a one-shot library instruction session, librarians can feel hard-pressed to squeeze in all their library has to offer along with tips on the research process. Authentic learning with student interaction may seem unattainable in only an hour. But it’s not.

ALSC selects popular books for young readers

CHICAGO — Featuring contributions by active librarians from around the country, “Popular Picks for Young Readers,” published by ALA Editions for the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), offers a goldmine of quality books for children. Edited by Diane Foote, this guide spotlights more than 500 titles published within the last four years.

New edition of benchmark text for collection development and management

CHICAGO — The new third edition of “Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management,” published by ALA Editions, is a sweeping revision of a text that has become an authoritative standard, offering a comprehensive tour of this essential discipline and situating the fundamental ideas of collection development and management in historical and theoretical perspective.

A guide to LIS literature and sources

CHICAGO — “Library and Information Science: A Guide to Key Literature and Sources,” published by ALA Editions, is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, as well as selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, author Michael F. Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works.

New e-book examines tablet computers in the academic library

CHICAGO — In the past few years tablet computing has seemingly emerged from nowhere to spark exciting conversations about the future of academic library use and instruction, touching on everything from textbooks to reference services. Electronic discussion lists and boards, conference presentations and journal articles have already suggested imaginative uses for tablet computers in the academic setting.

MacMillan and Kirker’s baby storytime magic

CHICAGO — The first five years of life are key for brain development and early literacy, and though many public libraries have instituted baby and toddler programs, finding exciting materials that go beyond nursery rhymes can be a challenge.

Reference sources for small and medium-sized libraries

CHICAGO — Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, the new eighth edition of “Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries,” published by ALA Editions, brings this complete and authoritative guide fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition.

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