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The core concepts and practices of acquisitions

CHICAGO — As a discipline, acquisitions encompasses everything from purchasing and budgeting to enabling access to materials; and every format from books, monographs, and serials to e-books, subscription-based electronic resources, and beyond. In the new second edition of “Acquisitions: Core Concepts and Practices,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, Jesse Holden boils acquisitions down to its essentials while providing a strategic framework that introduces and integrates all aspects of the practice.

Incorporating the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into one-shot library instruction

CHICAGO — The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education is good news for one-shot instructors. With its six frames and conceptual approach you’re freed from a long list of outcomes and can instead focus on big ideas. Heidi E. Buchanan and Beth A. McDonough’s new edition of “The One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide,” published by ALA Editions, will help you stay organized and use your limited time wisely.

Making Your Library Work for Homeschoolers Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Making Your Library Work for Homeschoolers with Suzanne Walker. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

Making Your Library Work for Homeschoolers Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Increasing Your Reach to Spanish-speaking Populations Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Increasing Your Reach to Spanish-speaking Populations with Loida Garcia-Febo. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

Michael Cart’s updated guide to YA lit

CHICAGO — Already a go-to text for students of literary studies, teachers, and YA staff, Michael Cart’s newly revised edition of “Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism,” published by ALA Editions, is now even more relevant and comprehensive. Thoroughly updated to survey the landscape of YA lit both past and present, this book:

American Libraries Live updates format

CHICAGO — ALA eLearning Solutions and American Libraries are adding some exciting updates to the popular monthly webcast American Libraries Live. AL Live has been helping to keep the library community up on the latest trends and discussions in our profession for more than three years, and to better serve our viewers, they are making some adjustments to the format.

Carnegie-Whitney Grant awards up to $5,000

The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.

Funded projects have ranged from popular, general-reader proposals such as "ReadMOre," a reading list for Missouri's state-wide reading program, to more specialized, scholarly proposals such as "Librarianship and Information Science in the Islamic World, 1966-1999: An Annotated Bibliography."

New eCourse: 40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, 40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits. Ed Rossman will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on October 17, 2016.

Learning outcomes

After participating in this eCourse, you will be able to:

Building Great Programs for Seniors Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Building Great Programs for Seniors with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursday, November 10, 2016.

Building Great Programs for Seniors Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, November 10, 2016, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Rethinking Digital Literacy to Serve Library Staff and Users eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Rethinking Digital Literacy to Serve Library Staff and Users. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on November 7, 2016.

Learning outcomes

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

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