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How to become an embedded librarian

CHICAGO — Embedded librarianship is “not one size fits all,” yet many books on the subject treat it in a cold, objective manner that doesn’t adequately communicate how becoming an embedded librarian actually works in the real world.  But in “Becoming an Embedded Librarian: Making Connections in the Classroom,” published by ALA Editions, Michelle Reale shares her own university classroom experiences to demystify what can sometimes feel intimidating to academic librarians.

A versatile handbook for storytime programs

CHICAGO — Librarians, teachers, parents and caregivers can energize storytimes and curricula with “The Handbook for Storytime Programs,” published by ALA Editions. A companion volume to “The Handbook for Storytellers,” Judy Freeman and Caroline Feller Bauer’s entertaining resource is filled with engaging and creative ways to integrate storytelling and story-related materials into programs for children, ages birth-12.

Learn to catalog music resources using the RDA Toolkit

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Cataloging Music Resources in RDA, facilitated by Dr. Sonia Archer-Capuzzo. This four-week eCourse starts Monday, Oct. 19, 2015.

Gain a solid foundation in cataloging cartographic resources

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop, Cartographic Resources with RDA: An Introduction, with Susan Moore. This workshop, which will last 90 minutes, is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015.

For students, a survival guide to research

CHICAGO — Jumping head first into a research project is a surefire recipe for stress and confusion. But if you’re a newbie, how do you know where to begin, let alone where to go from there? Library instruction expert Monty L. McAdoo’s new primer “The Student’s Survival Guide to Research,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, is specifically tailored to novice researchers, offering beginning-to-end guidance for every step of the research process, from planning and preparing to conducting and writing.

Carnegie-Whitney Grant awards up to $5,000

CHICAGO — 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."

Popular workshop presents strategies for reaching patrons in their 20s and 30s with great programs

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop, Building Great Programs for Patrons in their 20s and 30s, with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015.


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