ALA Neal-Schuman

The third edition of “Management Basics for Information Professionals”

CHICAGO — Reflecting the rapidly changing  information services environment, the new third edition of the bestselling “Management Basics for Information Professionals,” by G. Edward Evans and Camila A. Alire, offers updates and a broader scope to make it an even more comprehensive introduction to library management. Addressing the basic skills good library managers must exercise throughout their careers, this edition includes a completely new chapter on management ethics.

No-nonsense guidance on training in libraries

CHICAGO — In order to make an impact with users, library staff must be well trained and up-to-date. Training is often delivered by library managers, development officers and trainers who may have limited budgets with access to few resources. “The No-Nonsense Guide to Training in Libraries,” by Barbara Allan, uses case studies and examples of best practice from public, school, academic, special and government libraries to help library and information workers deliver excellent training.

The future of the library catalogue

CHICAGO— New digital technologies, the Internet, and user expectations have changed the role of the catalogue in libraries considerably in recent years.

A provocative call to transform YA services

CHICAGO — A vigorous call to action that encourages LIS students, researchers and practitioners to question some of the underlying assumptions of their discipline, “Transforming Young Adult Services” initiates an open discussion about how YA professionals perceive young adults.

Ragains’ updated guide to teaching information literacy

CHICAGO — Information literacy and library instruction are at the heart of the academic library’s mission. But how do you bring that instruction to an increasingly diverse student body and an increasingly varied spectrum of majors?

An updated how-to-do-it manual for communicating professionally

CHICAGO — An updated and expanded version of the training guide Booklist called "one of the most valuable professional publications to come off the presses in a long time," the new third edition of “Communicating Professionally, Third Edition: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians,” by Catherine Sheldrick Ross and Kirsti Nilsen, is completely revised with new sections outlining the opportunities offered by contemporary communication media.

Donham’s updated leadership guide for school librarians

CHICAGO — The new third edition of “Enhancing Teaching and Learning, Third Edition: A Leadership Guide for School Librarians,” by Jean Donham, shows how to take a proactive role in shaping instruction by learning how to develop and implement a library media program and integrate it into the total educational experience. This extensively revised and updated guide, published by ALA Neal-Schuman, covers all aspects of the school system: students, curriculum and instruction, principals, district administration, and the community.

A modern vision for transforming preschool storytime

CHICAGO—According to recent research, the best way to make new connections in a child’s brain is by building on something already known. A child who loves a book will listen to it repeatedly, maintaining interest. Using a selected book in a number of consecutive preschool storytimes, but presenting it differently each time, can help children learn new skill sets.

A how-to manual for embedding librarianship in learning management systems

CHICAGO — Information literacy instruction is best when it is integrated into actual research, and in higher education that means embedding librarianship into the learning management system (LMS). “Embedding Librarianship in Learning Management Systems: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, is geared toward academic librarians already working with classes in an LMS as well as those considering how to begin a pilot. Beth E. Tumbleson and John J.

Burke’s fourth edition of 'The Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion'

CHICAGO— Booklist wrote that the third edition of “The Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion: A Basic Guide for Library Staff,” by John J. Burke, “truly succeeds in elucidating the complexities of library technology and should prove a welcome addition to all libraries.” The fourth edition, newly revised and updated, is a perfect primer for LIS students and should be at the top of the list for any current or future library professional looking to stay at the forefront of technological advancement.

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