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'Every Child Ready for School' trains caregivers to inspire young children to learn

CHICAGO — The topic of early literacy hasn’t lost any of its momentum in educational circles. But early literacy storytimes are only one way libraries can contribute, and this innovative training handbook offers many more.

Donham’s updated leadership guide for school librarians

CHICAGO — The new third edition of “Enhancing Teaching and Learning, Third Edition: A Leadership Guide for School Librarians,” by Jean Donham, shows how to take a proactive role in shaping instruction by learning how to develop and implement a library media program and integrate it into the total educational experience. This extensively revised and updated guide, published by ALA Neal-Schuman, covers all aspects of the school system: students, curriculum and instruction, principals, district administration, and the community.

All-new teen craft projects for hipster librarians

CHICAGO — From Tina Coleman and Peggie Llanes, the authors of the enormously popular bestseller “The Hipster Librarian’s Guide to Teen Craft Projects,” comes an all-new selection of innovative ideas, featuring numerous projects easy enough to be assembled in the library either by groups or someone working alone.

A modern vision for transforming preschool storytime

CHICAGO—According to recent research, the best way to make new connections in a child’s brain is by building on something already known. A child who loves a book will listen to it repeatedly, maintaining interest. Using a selected book in a number of consecutive preschool storytimes, but presenting it differently each time, can help children learn new skill sets.

The 2013 guide to the Newbery and Caldecott awards

CHICAGO — Updated to include the 2013 award and honor books, “The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books, 2013 Edition,” published by ALA Editions, gathers together the books deemed most distinguished in American children's literature and illustration since the inception of the renowned prizes.

Remarkable books about young people with special needs

CHICAGO — Matching children with special needs to books and stories that will motivate and engage them ,“Remarkable Books About Young People with Special Needs,” by Alison M.G. Follos, is a valuable resource for any parent, grandparent, caregiver or teacher who lives or works with young people who have disabilities.

A how-to manual for embedding librarianship in learning management systems

CHICAGO — Information literacy instruction is best when it is integrated into actual research, and in higher education that means embedding librarianship into the learning management system (LMS). “Embedding Librarianship in Learning Management Systems: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, is geared toward academic librarians already working with classes in an LMS as well as those considering how to begin a pilot. Beth E. Tumbleson and John J.

New from ACRL: Handbook of Academic Writing for Librarians

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Handbook of Academic Writing for Librarians,” written by Christopher V. Hollister of the University at Buffalo.

Developing language and literacy through storytimes

CHICAGO — Recognizing that informed, caring adults are critical to supporting early literacy development, “Storytimes for Everyone! Developing Young Children’s Language and Literacy,” published by ALA Editions, builds on the concepts introduced in the second edition of the Every Child Ready to Read® initiative to offer practical suggestions for incorporating early literacy information and strategies into the storytime setting.

Burke’s fourth edition of 'The Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion'

CHICAGO— Booklist wrote that the third edition of “The Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion: A Basic Guide for Library Staff,” by John J. Burke, “truly succeeds in elucidating the complexities of library technology and should prove a welcome addition to all libraries.” The fourth edition, newly revised and updated, is a perfect primer for LIS students and should be at the top of the list for any current or future library professional looking to stay at the forefront of technological advancement.

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