ALA Neal-Schuman

Information literacy and democracy

CHICAGO — We are all deluged with information. Much of it is useful, valuable, or enriching. But a lot of it is of dubious quality and provenance, if not downright dangerous. Misinformation forms part of the mix. The ability to get the most out of the information flow, finding, interpreting and using it, and particularly developing a critical mindset towards it, requires skills, know-how, judgement and confidence – such is the premise of information literacy. This is true for many aspects of human endeavor, including education, work, health and self-enrichment.

No-nonsense guidance on research support and scholarly communication

CHICAGO — As academic libraries move away from simply providing access to existing information and towards helping users create new knowledge, there is an opportunity for them to develop new services for the research community. To do this successfully, libraries need to have a knowledgeable workforce who are equipped to provide the support that researchers need on issues such as open access and research data management.

The history and future of the community archives movement

CHICAGO — The community archives movement has become an increasingly important area of research, recognition, and appreciation by archivists, archival scholars, and others worldwide. Community archives are now seen as being in the vanguard of social concerns and markers of community-based activism. This participatory approach exemplifies the ongoing evolution of "professional" archival (and heritage) practice that recognizes the importance of people’s ability to articulate and assert their identity.

Hunter's updated text on developing and maintaining archives

CHICAGO — Since its original publication Gregory S. Hunter's “Developing and Maintaining Practical Archives,” has been "not only a rich and ready reference tool but also a practical resource for solving problems" (Catholic Library World), and no text has served as a better overview of the field of archives.

ALA Neal-Schuman releases free e-book on disaster planning, response, and recovery

CHICAGO — During this time of uncertainty library workers are finding new ways to provide crucial information and services. To bolster their efforts, ALA Neal-Schuman is pleased to offer a free PDF e-book of the resource Library as Safe Haven: Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery. Published in cooperation with the Medical Library Association (MLA), this nuts-and-bolts manual by Deborah Halsted, Shari Clifton, and Daniel Wilson covers such topics as:

Access to ALA Editions | ALA Neal-Schuman textbooks during the COVID-19 pandemic

CHICAGO — Used in a variety of courses, ALA Editions | ALA Neal-Schuman’s textbooks are available in e-book format for libraries and individuals through aggregators and other distributors. To help maintain academic continuity during the pandemic, we are making our textbooks easier to access through the following promotions. Institutions interested in these offers should contact their vendor representative directly.

Access to ALA Editions | ALA Neal-Schuman e-books during the COVID-19 pandemic

CHICAGO — In response to the need to support remote access to information during the COVID-19 outbreak, ALA Editions | ALA Neal-Schuman is making materials easier to access through the following promotions. Institutions interested in offers outside the ALA Store should contact their vendor representative directly.

A cornucopia of products at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting

Long hours and easy access near Registration make it convenient to shop and browse at the ALA Store in the Grand Hall at the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the Midwinter Meeting. The ALA Store offers products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs—as well as fun gift items. Make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to stop by and examine the many new and bestselling items available!

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