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'The Kid- and Teen-Friendly Library'— free American Libraries Live broadcast

CHICAGO — How can we effectively get children and teens, crucial groups of patrons, into the public library and engaged with library programs and services? “The Kid- and Teen-Friendly Library,” the next broadcast of American Libraries Live, will discuss this timely topic. Please tune in at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, July 10 for this free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go.

The academic library administrator's field guide

CHICAGO — The daily administration of an academic library often leaves you needing quick advice on the topic at hand. Bryce Nelson, an experienced administrator writing from first-hand knowledge, delivers such advice in “The Academic Library Administrator's Field Guide,” published by ALA Editions. Each of its 30 topical chapters begins with an “Assertion,” a one-sentence summary allowing you to rapidly scan the book and find what you need.

Linked Data for libraries, archives and museums

CHICAGO — Libraries, archives and museums are facing up to the challenge of providing access to fast-growing collections while managing constrained budgets.

Applying user experience (UX) design to your library

CHICAGO — Every decision you make affects how people experience your library. “Useful, Usable, Desirable: Applying User Experience Design to Your Library,” published by ALA TechSource, points the way toward ensuring that your library is a welcoming space for everyone. In this useful primer, user experience (UX) librarians Aaron Schmidt and Amanda Etches identify 19 crucial touchpoints, such as the library website, email, furniture, parking lot, events and newsletters.

PLA’s guide to film programming for public libraries

CHICAGO — Screening movies is a fun, engaging way to bring people of all ages into the library, and “Film Programming for Public Libraries,” published by ALA Editions, offers the tools to make movie programming a reality at any public library. Kati Irons, a public librarian who has overseen a county-wide movie program, offers a complete guide to creating, mounting, running and evaluating a successful program. This all-in-one resource from the Public Library Association (PLA) includes:

A handbook for organizing exhibitions

CHICAGO — Drawing on international museum practice but applicable to any exhibition or display, “Organizing Exhibitions: A Handbook for Libraries, Archives and Museums,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, offers practical guidance for creating and organizing successful exhibitions.

A landmark examination of rare books and special collections

CHICAGO — From cuneiform, coins and codices to prints, drawings, photographs and maps, departments of rare books and special collections are the premier repositories of significant printed and manuscript works and artifacts. Entrusted with the responsibility of preserving the records of history and culture, these institutions enable access to millions of source materials. “Rare Books and Special Collections,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, offers a landmark examination of this field. Sidney E.

Seven strategies for creating career opportunities

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Seven Strategies for Creating Career Opportunities with Kim Dority. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 pm EST/1:30 pm CST on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.

A guide to data sources for reference

CHICAGO — “The Reference Guide to Data Sources,” published by ALA Editions, takes the guesswork out of locating the best sources of data, a process more important than ever as the data landscape grows increasingly cluttered. Much of the most frequently used data can be found free online, and this book shows readers how to look for it with the assistance of user-friendly tools.

Guide to reference in medicine and health

CHICAGO — Drawn from the extensive database of Guide to Reference, voted Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers in 2012, “Guide to Reference in Medicine and Health” is an up-to-date resource providing an annotated list of print and electronic biomedical and health-related reference sources, including internet resources and digital image collections.

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