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The future of the library catalogue

CHICAGO— New digital technologies, the Internet, and user expectations have changed the role of the catalogue in libraries considerably in recent years.

Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Dr. Lesley Farmer, a new two-part workshop that will take place on Wednesdays, November 13 and 20, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time.

ALA Graphics Fall 2013 Catalog now available

CHICAGO—ALA Graphics has released its Fall 2013 catalog featuring 48 pages of exciting new products that are bound to inspire and excite readers in schools and libraries across the nation.  Gracing the cover of the catalog is the ensemble cast of the hit CBS show, "The Big Bang Theory" on a Celebrity READ poster. A coordinating bookmark is also available.

Johnson’s essentials of developing and managing electronic collections

CHICAGO—The complex issues associated with developing and managing electronic collections deserve special treatment, and library collection authority Peggy Johnson rises to the challenge with a book sure to become a benchmark for excellence.

Mentoring and managing students in the academic library

CHICAGO— Most academic libraries could not operate without a host of part-time student workers.  But employing students is different from filling a professional position with an experienced worker; often their library employment will be their first job experience. Since many student positions make them the public face of the library, effective mentoring of such student employees is vital.

Exemplary picture books about tender topics

CHICAGO — A reading specialist, an outreach librarian and a children’s librarian combine their considerable expertise in “Tender Topics: Picture Books About Childhood Challenges,” an essential guide for parents that brings reading, early literacy, child development issues and picture books together.

A provocative call to transform YA services

CHICAGO — A vigorous call to action that encourages LIS students, researchers and practitioners to question some of the underlying assumptions of their discipline, “Transforming Young Adult Services” initiates an open discussion about how YA professionals perceive young adults.

Ragains’ updated guide to teaching information literacy

CHICAGO — Information literacy and library instruction are at the heart of the academic library’s mission. But how do you bring that instruction to an increasingly diverse student body and an increasingly varied spectrum of majors?

An updated how-to-do-it manual for communicating professionally

CHICAGO — An updated and expanded version of the training guide Booklist called "one of the most valuable professional publications to come off the presses in a long time," the new third edition of “Communicating Professionally, Third Edition: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians,” by Catherine Sheldrick Ross and Kirsti Nilsen, is completely revised with new sections outlining the opportunities offered by contemporary communication media.

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