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M-Libraries—mobile technology and transformation

CHICAGO — Mobile technology offers huge potential to help libraries transform their service models to meet the challenge posed by a new generation of learners in an increasingly global information environment who require libraries to play a greater role than ever in the delivery of education and training.

Carnegie-Whitney awards up to $5,000

CHICAGO — The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides 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.

Funded projects have ranged from popular, general-reader proposals such as "ReadMOre," a reading list for Missouri's state-wide reading program, to more specialized, scholarly proposals such as "Librarianship and Information Science in the Islamic World, 1966-1999: An Annotated Bibliography."

Carrie Russell’s copyright guide for K-12 librarians and educators

CHICAGO — School librarians and educators have specific copyright questions that are often glossed over in larger books on the subject. Now, thanks to copyright authority Carrie Russell, there’s a resource just for them. “Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators,” published by ALA Editions, offers clear guidance for providing materials to students while carefully observing copyright law.

A complete toolkit for library marketing

CHICAGO — As libraries continue to fight for their survival amid growing expectations, competition from online sources and wavering public perceptions, effective marketing is increasingly becoming a critical tool to ensure the continued support of users, stakeholders and society as a whole.

A LITA guide to managing electronic resources

CHICAGO — Electronic resource management encompasses much more than turning on and off resources and tracking usage. Presented by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), “Managing Electronic Resources,” published by Neal-Schuman Publishers, provides advice on the tools and best practices of the field, helping librarians tackle their workload while saving time, effort and money.

Social media in reference eCourse back by popular demand

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of its facilitated eCourse, Reference Through Social Media: Developing Standards, Guidelines, and Policies. Sarah Steiner will serve as instructor for a three-week facilitated eCourse starting on Oct. 29, 2012.

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.

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