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The CILIP guide to portfolio building

CHICAGO — Reflecting on achievements and presenting evidence of enhanced knowledge and skills underpin many professional and educational qualifications. Building a portfolio is key to recording and demonstrating this professional development and gaining official recognition in the form of Professional Registration qualifications.

A complete guide to creating school readiness programs at public libraries

CHICAGO —The public library is in the perfect position as a community resource to help bridge the gap between preschool and kindergarten; however, starting from scratch can feel daunting. In “Counting Down to Kindergarten: A Complete Guide to Creating a School Readiness Program for Your Community,” published by ALA Editions, R.

A history of ALA policy on intellectual freedom

CHICAGO — Collecting several key documents and policy statements, “A History of ALA Policy on Intellectual Freedom: A Supplement to the Intellectual Freedom Manual, Ninth Edition,” published by ALA Editions, traces a history of ALA’s commitment to fighting censorship.

Cataloging Music Audiovisual Materials Using RDA

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning in partnership with Music Library Association announces a new iteration of the popular workshop Cataloging Music Audiovisual Materials Using RDA with Keith Knop and Jay Weitz. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.

Learn how to run great webinars in new workshop

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop, How to Run Great Webinars, with Dan Freeman. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015.

Celebrities and characters make a show-stopping appearance in the ALA Graphics fall catalog

CHICAGO – ALA Graphics’ 2015 Fall catalog presents new materials to encourage participation and reading in your library.

Two new Celebrity READ© posters debut in this catalog – Bella Thorne and Octavia Spencer.

A new edition of De Saulles’ 'Information 2.0'

CHICAGO — The fully updated second edition of Martin De Saulles’ “Information 2.0: New Models of Information Production, Distribution and Consumption,” published by Facet Publishing, is now available through the ALA Store. It provides a cutting-edge guide to where the profession is going, both in terms of information consumption and broader societal changes.

Popular eCourse returns: Demystifying Copyright: How to Educate Your Staff and Community

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Demystifying Copyright: How to Educate Your Staff and Community. Lesley Ellen Harris will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Aug. 31, 2015.

Mobile libraries, from devices to people

CHICAGO —The brand new installment of the highly successful M-Libraries series published by Facet Publishing, “M-Libraries 5: From Devices to People,” is now available through the ALA Store. Edited by Gill Needham and Mohamed Ally, this collection brings together cutting-edge international contributions from the leading experts, practitioners and researchers in the field.

Programs for Millennials and more

CHICAGO — Needless to say, programming for teens can be a dubious fit for library users in their 20s; and what appeals to Baby Boomers isn't necessarily ideal for those in their 30s and 40s. Millennials deserve their own programs. “A Year of Programs for Millennials and More,” published by ALA Editions, specifically targets those on the cusp of the born-digital generation and their peers. In this handy book Amy J.

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