ALA Editions

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.

RDA for music: Popular music, jazz, and world music audio recordings

CHICAGO — ALA Editions in partnership with the Music Library Association announces an exciting new workshop, RDA for Music: Popular Music, Jazz, and World Music Audio Recordings with Tracey Snyder and Kevin Kishimoto. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Central on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Being indispensable: A school librarian’s guide to proving your value and keeping your job

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Being Indispensable: A School Librarian’s Guide to Proving Your Value and Keeping Your Job. Hilda K. Weisburg will serve as the instructor for this six-week facilitated eCourse starting on June 9, 2014.

Building great adult programs

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Building Great Adult Programs with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Central on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

Twelve months of children's programming: Grades K through 6

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, 12 Months of Children's Programming: Grades K through 6 with Lisa M. Shaia and Joanne M. Moore. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Central on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Serving ESL and non-English speaking patrons in the library

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Serving ESL and Non-English Speaking Patrons in the Library, with Cate Carlyle. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 1:30 p.m. Eastern/2:30 p.m. Central on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

In today’s library, you often need to serve patrons and students who do not speak English. This can be intimidating—how do you communicate? How do you avoid the risk of creating cultural misunderstandings?

ALA Store at PLA Conference in Indianapolis

CHICAGO Take time at PLA 2014 Conference to see what’s new at the ALA Store, located at booth # 1319 near the center of the exhibit hall. With plenty of new and bestselling items available, you’ll want to make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to stop by! The ALA Store hours are:

Wednesday, March 12:                  4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 13:                       9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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