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The definitive textbook for students of information science

CHICAGO — Leading international scholars offer a global perspective on the discipline in “Introduction to Information Science,” published by Neal-Schuman Publishers and designed to be the standard text for students worldwide.

Building and managing e-book collections

CHICAGO — Beginning with a short history of e-books and a review of the e-book publishing industry, “Building and Managing E-Book Collections: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians,” published by Neal-Schuman Publishers, provides a thorough treatment of collection development issues, including the selection process and development policies, the use of approval plans, patron-driven acquisition and practical solutions for creating e-book collection policies.

Getting the most out of information from social media tools

CHICAGO — A must-have for competitive and business researchers, librarians, information professionals, intelligence analysts, students and marketers, “Social Information: Gaining Competitive and Business Information Using Social Media Tools,” published by Chandos Publishing and available through Neal-Schuman Publishers,  explores how information available through traditional business and competitive resources can be complemented by

Putting Google and other social media sites to work for your library

CHICAGO — Many libraries and museums have already adapted to the current information climate and work with Google, Facebook, Twitter and iTunes to deliver information to their users—but not all.  In “Google This!

Learn to build programs for teens, by teens in new eCourse!

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Collaborating with Teens to Build Better Library with Jennifer Velásquez.

Only a foundation of teen participation can build a vibrant scene such as the one in San Antonio’s main library, where teens use computers, listen to music, take cooking classes, do homework, participate in books clubs and generally hang out. 

A dazzling array of new products debut in the Fall 2012 ALA Graphics Catalog

CHICAGO — With more than 25 new products and the entire backlist of available items, the latest ALA Graphics catalog (PDF) is a complete resource guide. Featuring the new Origami Yoda Poster on the cover, the catalog showcases many popular characters on posters and bookmarks and highlights the full range of items libraries and schools need to welcome kids back to class and into their local libraries.

By popular demand, ALA Editions offering new session of Using Drupal to Build Library Websites eCourse

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of the facilitated eCourse Using Drupal to Build Library Websites. Sean Fitzpatrick will once again serve as the instructor for this six-week facilitated eCourse starting on Sept. 4, 2012.

New free webinar: Introducing the Book as iPad App

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource is offering a new free webinar, Introducing the Book as iPad App. At 2 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 23, its expert panel will provide an overview of the ALA Annual Conference from a technology perspective. Registration for this free event is available at http://goo.gl/NMM8m.

Ethical behavior in the e-classroom

CHICAGO — “Ethical Behavior in the E-Classroom: What the Online Student Needs to Know,” published by Chandos Publishing and available through Neal-Schuman Publishers, is an important new guide for distance education students in higher education.

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