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A LITA guide to technology for small and one-person libraries

CHICAGO —  For those working in a small library, particularly one that may have little technical support, a foundational knowledge of technology is crucial. Written for librarians, library staff and administrators at libraries serving populations of 15,000 or less, “Technology for Small and One-Person Libraries: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA TechSource, shows how to successfully develop, implement, sustain and grow technology initiatives. Editors Rene J. Erlandson, Rachel A.

Using diversity in YA literature to open the doors of reading

CHICAGO—The full spectrum of diversity extends far beyond race, ethnicity, and celebrations of cultural pride. Surveying the landscape, “Diversity in Youth Literature: Opening Doors through Reading,” published by ALA Editions, shows how YA lit now includes the wide range of our increasingly diverse society.

Coteaching reading comprehension strategies in elementary school libraries

CHICAGO — Time-strapped educators may wonder whether partnering with school librarians can realistically improve students’ scores, but studies show that collaboration improves overall effectiveness in increasing students’ reading comprehension.

Library services for youth with autism spectrum disorders

CHICAGO — Autism is now the second most commonly diagnosed serious developmental disability, and the number of children identified as autistic continues to grow. “Library Services for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders,” published by ALA Editions, introduces what autism spectrum disorders are and identifies the great need to build and manage programs for autistic youth. Lesley S.J.

Online learning trends examined in new American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go, returns 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, May 9 with a new episode: “Library Learning Goes Online.” From elementary schools to graduate school to continuing education, online tools are creating new horizons in distance learning and new tools to supplement in-person learning. But what does this mean for libraries? How can we enhance traditional library instruction with online tools?

Eberhart’s bestselling library handbook packed with essential data, professional advice, curiosa

CHICAGO — Now in its fifth edition, AL Direct Senior Editor George M. Eberhart’s “The Whole Library Handbook 5: Current Data, Professional Advice, and Curiosa,” published by ALA Editions, is an encyclopedia filled with facts, tips, lists and resources essential for library professionals and information workers of all kinds, all carefully handpicked to reflect the most informative, practical, up-to-date and entertaining examples of library literature.

Learn to make your customer service the best it can be

CHICAGO - By popular demand, ALA Editions presents a new session of its exciting workshop,  How to Deliver Great Library Customer Service with Laurie Brown. This 90-minute session will take place on Thursday, June 20, 2013.

A self-guided planner for team-building

CHICAGO—With library staffing levels and services cut to the bone, creating a team that communicates well and functions smoothly is more important than ever.  Building on the model of her bestselling book “Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success,” Catherine Hakala-Ausperk presents “Build a Great Team: One Year to Success,” published by ALA Editions.

LinkedIn for Librarians - new workshop

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Linkedin for Librarians with Kim Dority. This two-part workshop will take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m.

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