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Using Twitter for marketing and outreach

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces a new workshop featuring Andrew Burkhardt: Using Twitter for Marketing and Outreach. This 90-minute workshop will take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Central/12:30 p.m. Mountain/11:30 a.m. Pacific on Thursday, Aug. 8.

The 2013 guide to the Newbery and Caldecott awards

CHICAGO — Updated to include the 2013 award and honor books, “The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books, 2013 Edition,” published by ALA Editions, gathers together the books deemed most distinguished in American children's literature and illustration since the inception of the renowned prizes.

Remarkable books about young people with special needs

CHICAGO — Matching children with special needs to books and stories that will motivate and engage them ,“Remarkable Books About Young People with Special Needs,” by Alison M.G. Follos, is a valuable resource for any parent, grandparent, caregiver or teacher who lives or works with young people who have disabilities.

A how-to manual for embedding librarianship in learning management systems

CHICAGO — Information literacy instruction is best when it is integrated into actual research, and in higher education that means embedding librarianship into the learning management system (LMS). “Embedding Librarianship in Learning Management Systems: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, is geared toward academic librarians already working with classes in an LMS as well as those considering how to begin a pilot. Beth E. Tumbleson and John J.

Developing language and literacy through storytimes

CHICAGO — Recognizing that informed, caring adults are critical to supporting early literacy development, “Storytimes for Everyone! Developing Young Children’s Language and Literacy,” published by ALA Editions, builds on the concepts introduced in the second edition of the Every Child Ready to Read® initiative to offer practical suggestions for incorporating early literacy information and strategies into the storytime setting.

Burke’s fourth edition of 'The Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion'

CHICAGO— Booklist wrote that the third edition of “The Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion: A Basic Guide for Library Staff,” by John J. Burke, “truly succeeds in elucidating the complexities of library technology and should prove a welcome addition to all libraries.” The fourth edition, newly revised and updated, is a perfect primer for LIS students and should be at the top of the list for any current or future library professional looking to stay at the forefront of technological advancement.

RDA and serials cataloging

CHICAGO — Serials and continuing resources present a variety of unique challenges in bibliographic management, from special issues and unnumbered supplements to recording the changes that a long-running periodical can experience over time. “RDA and Serials Cataloging,” published by ALA Editions, eases occasional serials catalogers and specialists alike through the transition to RDA: Resource Description and Access.

Weisburg’s career planner for school librarians

CHICAGO — In theory if not in practice, traditional school library career planning went something like this: get a degree, find a job, work towards tenure, then remain in the same district until retirement. If that was ever actually the case, it certainly isn’t any longer. School librarians know that making smart choices and planning strategically are the best ways to create a career that is both within their control and professionally fulfilling.

A new framework for rethinking information literacy

CHICAGO — Based on groundbreaking research undertaken by editors Jane Secker and Emma Coonan as part of the prestigious Arcadia Program at Cambridge University, UK, “Rethinking Information Literacy: A Practical Framework for Supporting Learning,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, presents a new and dynamic information literacy curriculum developed for

Lear’s top-to-bottom handbook for adult programs in the library

CHICAGO — Programming is an important means of not only drawing new people to the library, but also better serving existing patrons. Brett W. Lear’s invaluable guide “Adult Programs in the Library,” published by ALA Editions, is back—and the new second edition is better than ever, with refreshed, expanded content and new ideas to reinvigorate programs and give them a 21st-century spin.

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