CHICAGO — Even experienced catalogers and copy catalogers who know their way around the tags and strings of a MARC record need guidance when creating metadata for sharing bibliographic records or digital collections on the web.
CHICAGO — Traditionally, academic librarians have delivered “beck and call” service to educators both in and out of the classroom. However, far from being merely auxiliary to the learning cycle, academic librarians are educators in their own right. If the primary challenge before them is to change how they’re perceived within their institutions, as Michelle Reale proposes in her new book, the key lies in becoming a proactive teacher and collaborator.
CHICAGO — How we talk about what we do is just as important as what we do, and in communicating the value of libraries to our society what our profession needs is confidence, determination, and the will to succeed.
CHICAGO — There is a rich and varied body of literature for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, asexual/allied and intersexed young people, and the new book “LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens: Providing a Window for All,” published by ALA Editions, gives school librarians, children’s, and YA librarians the guidance and tools they need to confidently share these books with the patrons they support.
CHICAGO — Creative writing encourages imaginations to take flight, and when adults use the right approach, building literacy skills becomes a form of play that gets kids excited to create their own stories.
CHICAGO — “Check This Out! A Coloring Book for Library Lovers,” published by ALA Editions, will have both children and adults casting aside the day’s stress in favor of pens, crayons, and colored pencils. Inside this book readers will find a variety of delightful coloring pages arranged according to Dewey Decimal numbers.
CHICAGO — Distilling hard fought wisdom gleaned from hundreds of successful library construction projects they've supervised or coordinated, Fred Schlipf and John A. Moorman present “The Practical Handbook of Library Architecture: Creating Building Spaces that Work,” published by ALA Editions. With a special emphasis on avoiding common problems in library design, in a down-to-earth manner they address a range of issues applicable to any undertaking.
CHICAGO — Though today’s consumers have unprecedented access to health information, its quality and veracity varies widely. Public libraries can play an important role in supporting library users in their health information seeking efforts. In “Promoting Individual and Community Health at the Library,” published by ALA Editions, Mary Grace Flaherty shows how to guide library users to high quality health information by relying on up to date, authoritative sources.