ALA Editions

A cutting edge readers' advisory guide to graphic novels

CHICAGO — Ensuring its continued usefulness as a tool for both RA and collection development, Francisca Goldsmith’s ”The Readers' Advisory Guide to Graphic Novels,” published by ALA Editions, has been updated to encompass a bounty of new titles, authors, and styles. Suitable for newbies and hardcore fans alike, the new second edition of this book:

New eCourse: Using and Understanding Library of Congress Classification

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Using and Understanding Library of Congress Classification. Robert Bothmann will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, April 24, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 24
Certificate of Completion available upon request

Learning Outcomes

Volume 1 of the Music Library Association’s authoritative music collection resource

CHICAGO — Prepared by the Music Library Association, with thousands of records selected by experts in dozens of specialized and popular areas of music, the new fourth edition of ”A Basic Music Library: Essential Scores and Sound Recordings,” published by ALA Editions, constitutes the most authoritative music collection resource available.

New Workshop: Dealing with Challenging Patrons

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Dealing with Challenging Patrons with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

Dealing with Challenging Patrons Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Incorporating yoga and movement into storytimes

CHICAGO — Young children love to move—and that’s a great thing! Because in addition to supporting early learning, storytime can provide young children with opportunities to explore physical movement. The centuries-old contemplative movement practice known as yoga is more than just a passing trend; it can offer physical, emotional, and mental benefits to practitioners of all ages, including young children. And getting started with yoga storytime doesn’t require any previous yoga experience.

A scalable guide to getting started with digital collections

CHICAGO — Small or medium-sized libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies face a unique set of challenges in regards to digital collections. They may have been unable to jump on the digitization bandwagon at its beginning due to competing priorities or lack of resources, and may now be struggling to get a digitization program in place to meet the evolving needs and expectations of their own users.  The good news is that digital projects can scale down to fit the size of any organization.

New eCourse: Introduction to Critical Information Literacy: Promoting Social Justice through Librarianship

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Introduction to Critical Information Literacy: Promoting Social Justice through Librarianship. Dawn Stahura will serve as the instructor for a 5-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, April 10, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 30
Certificate of Completion available upon request

Learning outcomes

After participating in this eCourse, you will be able to