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Everyday HR for academic library staff

CHICAGO — From the dean or director to student assistants, every academic library employee is subject to a number of complicated, confusing and intertwined employment policies and procedures. Many of these are required by law or governed by federal or state regulations; other policies or practices are unique to an institution.

Achieving transformational change in academic libraries

CHICAGO—While academic libraries frequently undergo periods of strategic change, “Transformational Change” may be seen as fundamentally different. Often representing cultural change on a deep level, it may be traumatic for individuals. But organizationally, such change can prove essential.

ALA unveils finalists for 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO—The American Library Association (ALA) today announced six books as finalists for the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year's best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the U.S. Along with a medal presentation at ALA’s annual conference in Chicago, IL, on June 30, each winning author will receive $5,000 and the four finalists will each receive $1,500.  

ALA unveils finalists for 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO—The American Library Association (ALA) today announced six books as finalists for the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year's best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the U.S. Along with a medal presentation at ALA’s annual conference in Chicago, IL, on June 30, each winning author will receive $5,000 and the four finalists will each receive $1,500.  

The Whole School Library Handbook 2

CHICAGO — A new edition of an ALA bestseller, “The Whole School Library Handbook 2,” published by ALA Editions, remains an indispensable all-in-one resource for everything related to the school library media center. Edited by Blanche Woolls and David V.

Teaching information literacy eCourse back by popular demand

CHICAGO - By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of Joanna Burkhardt's facilitated eCourse on Teaching Information Literacy to College Students.

How to run great training webinars for librarians

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces a new workshop, How to Run Great Training Webinars for Librarians with Dan Freeman. This workshop will take place on Wednesday, June 12 and will last 90 minutes.

Introducing RDA with Chris Oliver

CHICAGO - By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of its popular workshop, Introducing RDA with Chris Oliver. This 90-minute workshop will take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, June 13.

A LITA guide to using web analytics in libraries

CHICAGO — Whether gathering information for a department report or planning a website redesign, easy access to meaningful, actionable data is critical. In “Web Analytics Strategies for Information Professionals: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA TechSource, Tabatha Farney and Nina McHale address the distinctive needs of libraries’ educational mission with specific advice on how to use web analytics in a library setting.

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