A comprehensive guide to insurance industry information resources

CHICAGO — The insurance industry is among the most highly regulated industries today, and literature on the field is a complex thicket of sources. “The ALA Guide to Information Sources in Insurance, Risk Management, and Actuarial Science,” published by ALA Editions, is Lucy Heckman’s valuable, one-of-a-kind guide to locating and using information resources about the insurance industry.

ACRL releases 'Reviewing the Academic Library'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Reviewing the Academic Library: A Guide to Self-Study and External Review,” edited by Eleanor Mitchell and Peggy Seiden.

How to become an embedded librarian

CHICAGO — Embedded librarianship is “not one size fits all,” yet many books on the subject treat it in a cold, objective manner that doesn’t adequately communicate how becoming an embedded librarian actually works in the real world.  But in “Becoming an Embedded Librarian: Making Connections in the Classroom,” published by ALA Editions, Michelle Reale shares her own university classroom experiences to demystify what can sometimes feel intimidating to academic librarians.

Standards guide for librarians now available as an EPUB

CHICAGO -- “The Critical Component: Standards in the Information Exchange Environment,” edited by NISO Executive Director Todd A. Carpenter, is now available in and e-book bundle. The bundle includes both a PDF file and an EPUB file, one of the many standards covered in the book. "The Critical Component" clarifies the importance of standards in 21st Century libraries, information services and publications and includes chapters and case studies on the:

A versatile handbook for storytime programs

CHICAGO — Librarians, teachers, parents and caregivers can energize storytimes and curricula with “The Handbook for Storytime Programs,” published by ALA Editions. A companion volume to “The Handbook for Storytellers,” Judy Freeman and Caroline Feller Bauer’s entertaining resource is filled with engaging and creative ways to integrate storytelling and story-related materials into programs for children, ages birth-12.

ACRL releases 'Creating Leaders: An Examination of Academic and Research Library Leadership Institutes'

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Creating Leaders: An Examination of Academic and Research Library Leadership Institutes.” Edited by Irene M. H. Herold, and featuring a foreword by Maureen Sullivan, the work focuses on leadership development programs for academic and research librarians. “Creating Leaders” is number 69 in the ACRL Publications in Librarianship monographic series.

For students, a survival guide to research

CHICAGO — Jumping head first into a research project is a surefire recipe for stress and confusion. But if you’re a newbie, how do you know where to begin, let alone where to go from there? Library instruction expert Monty L. McAdoo’s new primer “The Student’s Survival Guide to Research,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, is specifically tailored to novice researchers, offering beginning-to-end guidance for every step of the research process, from planning and preparing to conducting and writing.

UK copyright for archivists and records managers

CHICAGO — Now in its fifth edition, Tim Padfield’s “Copyright for Archivists and Records Managers,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, is an invaluable tool for keeping up to date with the complexities of UK copyright legislation.

Broughton’s updated 'Essential Classification'

CHICAGO — Offering fully revised and updated guidance on how to go about classifying a document from scratch, the second edition of “Essential Classification,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, leads the novice classifier step by step through the basics of subject cataloging.

Club programs for teens

CHICAGO—Want to keep the momentum going after a successful teen event? That “one off” can easily be turned into a popular monthly club that will keep young adults coming back. In their new book “Club Programs for Teens: 100 Activities for the Entire Year,” published by ALA Editions, Amy J.


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