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Henry Cavill Joins Celebrity READ Campaign

CHICAGO - ALA Graphics is pleased to announce actor Henry Cavill as the latest star to join the Celebrity READ campaign. Known for starring in films such as "Tristan & Isolde" and "The Count of Monte Cristo," as well as the Showtime series “The Tudors,” the U.K. actor will appear as Clark Kent in the June release of "Man of Steel." Look for Cavill’s poster on the cover of the new ALA Graphics summer catalog arriving in mailboxes beginning this week.

Children’s and YA library services in the digital age

CHICAGO — Outlining a vision for children’s and young adult library services in the next decade, “Library Services for Children and Young People: Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age,” published by Facet Publishing and available through ALA Neal-Schuman, carves out a strategy for engaging with the challenges and opportunities for children’s and YA librarians and policymakers in the Google environment.

Michael Cart’s top 200 adult books for young adults

CHICAGO — In “Cart’s Top 200 Adult Books for Young Adults: Two Decades in Review,” published by ALA Editions, Michael Cart, the former YALSA president and  best-selling author of “Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism,” applies his considerable expertise as one of the nation’s leading experts on YA literature to identify exceptional adult books that will satisfy a variety of young adults’ recreational reading tastes.

Proven strategies and programs for serving at-risk teens

CHICAGO — Working with at-risk teens, including those who are homeless, incarcerated or in foster care, is a rewarding but often challenging endeavor, especially with a growing number of at-risk teens in both urban and rural areas of the country. Based on best practices and personal experiences from many leaders in the field today, including authors Angela Craig and Chantell L.

Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new workshop, Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators with Carrie Russell. This 90-minute workshop will take place on Thursday, April 11 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time/1:30 p.m. Central time/12:30 p.m. Mountain time/11:30 a.m. Pacific time.

iPads and Gadgets eCourse returns!

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA Editions announces new iteration of our first-of-its-kind facilitated eCourse, iPads, Tablets, and Gadgets in the Library: Planning, Budgeting, and Implementation. This course, which will begin on May 13 and last for six weeks, will show students how they can implement iPads and other high-tech devices into their libraries for both staff and patron use. Once again, students will be taught by Virginia Tech librarians Carolyn Meier, Rebecca Miller and Heather Moorefield-Lang.

Reshaping library services for older adults

CHICAGO — Adults over the age of 50 constitute some of the most engaged and frequent users of public libraries. They may also be the most misunderstood. As Baby Boomers continue to swell their ranks, the behavior, interests and information needs of older adults have changed dramatically, and Diantha Dow Schull’s new book “50+ Library Services: Innovation in Action,” published by ALA Editions, offers the keys to reshaping library services for the new generations of active older adults.

Improving the visibility and use of digital repositories through SEO

CHICAGO — Recent OCLC surveys show that less than 2 percent of library users begin their search on a library website, which is why search engine optimization (SEO) is so crucial. And though a survey of faculty researchers at four major universities showed that most consider Google and Google Scholar amazingly effective for their research, low Google Scholar indexing ratios for library institutional repositories is widespread because it ignores common library metadata.

'Library Safety and Security,' new American Libraries Live episode, streams March 14

CHICAGO —American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go, returns on at 2 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Mar. 14 with a new episode. Our panel for this episode will include Cathy Hakala-Ausperk, Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System, >Elisabeth Doucett, director of the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, Maine; and Brett Lear, director of the Martin County Library System in Florida.

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