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Deadline approaching for Carnegie-Whitney awards

CHICAGO — The American Library Association Publishing Committee is offering 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.

Applications must be received by Nov. 2, 2012. Recipients will be notified by the end of February 2013.

Indexing, from thesauri to the Semantic Web

CHICAGO — Describing both traditional and novel techniques, “Indexing: From Thesauri to the Semantic Web,” published by Chandos Publishing and available through Neal-Schuman Publishers, gives information professionals and students of library and information sciences a broad and approachable introduction to the art of indexing, an interesting but often highly complex field.

Universal design for academic libraries

CHICAGO — A wealth of possibilities related to use of space and design exists within the walls of academic libraries.

A comparative study of libraries and archives

CHICAGO — Despite the fact that they have different legal statuses, legal frameworks and operational workflows, some politicians and bureaucrats think that there is much to gain if libraries and archives work closely together or even merge.

User studies for digital library development

CHICAGO — As the information environment becomes increasingly electronic, digital libraries have proliferated, but the focus has often been on innovations in technology and not the user. “User Studies For Digital Library Development,” published by Facet Publishing and available through Neal-Schuman Publishers, focuses on the feedback that matters most when developing digital services: the library users.

Social media for academics

CHICAGO—“Social Media for Academics: A Practical Guide” uniquely addresses the needs of academics, demonstrating how to use social media to benefit their teaching and research. This new book is edited by Diane Rasmussen Neal, a professor librarian with an extensive background in social media teaching, consulting, research and everyday use, and is published by Chandos Publishing and available through Neal-Schuman Publishers.

The core concepts of information organization management

CHICAGO — A significant step towards developing a body of management knowledge pertinent to the context of Library Information Science (LIS), “Management of Information Organizations,” published by Chandos Publishing and available through Neal-Schuman Publishers, provides a foundation of the core concepts of management as they relate to information organizations.

Unlocking the educational potential of audiobooks for youth

CHICAGO — Audiobooks are now a staple in most public and school libraries, and with good reason, since they have a clear role in the education of today’s “born digital” generation. Mary Burkey, who has been following their rise in popularity for years, combines a fascinating history of the medium and practical tips for using them in “Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature,” published by ALA Editions.

Learn all about makerspaces in free webinar series

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource and Library Boing Boing are making available an exciting new series of free webinars, Makerspaces: A New Wave of Library Service. In this series of four 60-minute webinars, registrants will have the opportunity to learn about a fast-growing library phenomenon from librarians who have been ahead of the pack. Registration for this free event is available at http://goo.gl/oZYUR.

Sustainable research data management

CHICAGO - More and more digital information is being created and stored, even while budgets shrink and funders of research demand evidence of value for money and demonstrable benefits for society. Data management has become an essential requirement for information professionals over the last decade, particularly for those supporting the higher education research community.

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