CHICAGO—The complex issues associated with developing and managing electronic collections deserve special treatment, and library collection authority Peggy Johnson rises to the challenge with a book sure to become a benchmark for excellence.
CHICAGO— Most academic libraries could not operate without a host of part-time student workers. But employing students is different from filling a professional position with an experienced worker; often their library employment will be their first job experience. Since many student positions make them the public face of the library, effective mentoring of such student employees is vital.
CHICAGO — Knowing the principles of general management is both useful and necessary for LIS students, but learning management techniques specific to the world of libraries is no less important. Created to fill a surprising educational void, “Library Management 101: A Practical Guide,” published by ALA Editions, focuses on best practices from library management experts teaching in LIS programs across the country. Edited by Diane L.
CHICAGO — Discovery services have the power to revolutionize library systems, offering ways to find and retrieve information that were never before possible. But what does this really mean for the average librarian? How do discovery services work? What changes are in store as a result of these innovations and when can we expect them to take place?
CHICAGO — The most prestigious award for children's book illustration in the U.S., the Caldecott Medal has been presented annually by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, since 1938.
CHICAGO — In “RDA: Strategies for Implementation,” published by ALA Editions, noted cataloging authority Magda El-Sherbini tackles key questions about how the new cataloging standard will be implemented by cataloging professionals, offering an orientation in the conceptual background and the structure of RDA: Resource Description and Access from a practical and technical perspective, including a detailed comparison with AACR2.
CHICAGO — The topic of early literacy hasn’t lost any of its momentum in educational circles. But early literacy storytimes are only one way libraries can contribute, and this innovative training handbook offers many more.
CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of the facilitated eCourseUsing Drupal to Build Library Websites. Ken Varnum serves as the instructor for this six-week facilitated eCourse starting on Oct. 7, 2013.