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Fundamentals for the academic liaison

CHICAGO — The changing higher education environment requires a new kind of relationship among faculty, academic liaisons and students. Written in a straightforward way that lends itself to easy application, “Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, is a core resource for any LIS student or academic librarian serving as a liaison.

ALSC selects popular books for young readers

CHICAGO — Featuring contributions by active librarians from around the country, “Popular Picks for Young Readers,” published by ALA Editions for the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), offers a goldmine of quality books for children. Edited by Diane Foote, this guide spotlights more than 500 titles published within the last four years.

Tackling the culture of records management and information

CHICAGO — Exploring how an understanding of organizational information culture provides the insight necessary for the development and promotion of sound recordkeeping practices, “Records Management and Information Culture: Tackling the People Problem,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, details an innovative framework for analyzing and assessing information culture that can be aligned with the speci

Spider-Man, John Green and other superheroes among hot new materials in new ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO – Many exciting new products that are bound to inspire and excite readers in schools and libraries across the nation are included in the ALA Graphics Summer 2014 catalog.

New edition of benchmark text for collection development and management

CHICAGO — The new third edition of “Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management,” published by ALA Editions, is a sweeping revision of a text that has become an authoritative standard, offering a comprehensive tour of this essential discipline and situating the fundamental ideas of collection development and management in historical and theoretical perspective.

A guide to LIS literature and sources

CHICAGO — “Library and Information Science: A Guide to Key Literature and Sources,” published by ALA Editions, is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, as well as selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, author Michael F. Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works.

Copyright discussed on next American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — Copyright issues pose many challenges for librarians. In an era when we rely increasingly on electronic materials while still making use of traditional resources, our picture of rights and responsibilities can get cloudy. In “Copyright Conundrum” a panel of experts will discuss the challenges we face and strategies you can use to help navigate copyright in this rapidly evolving area. Please tune in at 2 p.m.

New e-book examines tablet computers in the academic library

CHICAGO — In the past few years tablet computing has seemingly emerged from nowhere to spark exciting conversations about the future of academic library use and instruction, touching on everything from textbooks to reference services. Electronic discussion lists and boards, conference presentations and journal articles have already suggested imaginative uses for tablet computers in the academic setting.

Web metrics for library and information professionals

CHICAGO — The Web provides an opportunity to collect a host of different metrics, from those associated with social media accounts and websites to more traditional research outputs.

MacMillan and Kirker’s baby storytime magic

CHICAGO — The first five years of life are key for brain development and early literacy, and though many public libraries have instituted baby and toddler programs, finding exciting materials that go beyond nursery rhymes can be a challenge.

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