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STEP into storytime for newborns to 5-year-olds

CHICAGO — Story Time Effective Practice (STEP), developed by Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting and Kathy Fling Klatt, is an approach that articulates the link between child development theory and storytimes.

Tablet computers in school libraries and classrooms discussed in new e-book

CHICAGO — According to Pew Research, nearly a quarter of teens already own a tablet computer, with younger children not far behind. With the use of these handheld devices continuing to grow by leaps and bounds each year, tablets are coming to your school district soon, if they haven't already.

Using WebDewey® and understanding Dewey Decimal Classification®

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Using WebDewey® and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification®. Cheryl Tarsala will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse, starting on July 7, 2014.

The Whole Library Handbook for teen services

CHICAGO — ALA's popular and respected Whole Library Handbook series continues with “The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services,” published by ALA Editions. Specifically geared towards those who serve young adults, in this volume editors Heather Booth and Karen Jensen gather stellar articles and commentary from some of the country's most innovative and successful teen services librarians.

Free American Libraries Live broadcast discusses 'Going Beyond Google'

CHICAGO — Why do we need librarians when we have Google and other search tools? This frequent question deserves a thoughtful answer, and in the next broadcast of American Libraries Live an authoritative panel will talk about librarians’ value as experts and how to effectively convey it to the public.  Please tune in Thursday, at 2 p.m. Eastern on June 12 for this free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go.

Rethinking readers' advisory

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Rethinking Readers’ Advisory: An Interactive Approach. Rebecca Howard and Laura Raphael will serve as instructors for a six-week facilitated eCourse, starting on July 7, 2014.

Copyright for teachers and librarians

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse Copyright for Teachers and Librarians. Rebecca P. Butler will serve as the instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on July 7, 2014.

Dynamic one-shot library instruction

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Dynamic One-Shot Instruction. Heidi Buchanan and Beth McDonough will serve as instructors for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on July 14, 2014.

Booklist’s guide to the 1,000 best young adult books since 2000

CHICAGO — With the explosion in YA publishing, it’s harder than ever to separate good books from the rest.

LITA guide spotlights the top technologies every librarian needs to know

CHICAGO — While it's inspiring to ponder the libraries of the 22nd century, it's a lot more practical to think ahead to the next five years. That's just what editor Kenneth J. Varnum and his hand-picked team of contributors have done in “The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA TechSource, showing library technology staff and administrators where to invest time and money to receive the greatest benefits.

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