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Library Management 101

CHICAGO — Knowing the principles of general management is both useful and necessary for LIS students, but learning management techniques specific to the world of libraries is no less important. Created to fill a surprising educational void, “Library Management 101: A Practical Guide,” published by ALA Editions, focuses on best practices from library management experts teaching in LIS programs across the country. Edited by Diane L.

Marshall Breeding examines discovery services in new American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — Discovery services have the power to revolutionize library systems, offering ways to find and retrieve information that were never before possible. But what does this really mean for the average librarian? How do discovery services work? What changes are in store as a result of these innovations and when can we expect them to take place?

PDF offers Caldecott fun through poems, songs and games

CHICAGO — The most prestigious award for children's book illustration in the U.S., the Caldecott Medal has been presented annually by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, since 1938.

RDA implementation strategies

CHICAGO — In “RDA: Strategies for Implementation,” published by ALA Editions, noted cataloging authority Magda El-Sherbini tackles key questions about how the new cataloging standard will be implemented by cataloging professionals, offering an orientation in the conceptual background and the structure of RDA: Resource Description and Access from a practical and technical perspective, including a detailed comparison with AACR2.

Learn 'what’s next' for libraries and digital content as part of ALA Virtual Conference

CHICAGO - Publishers Weekly columnist Peter Brantley and ALA Digital Content & Libraries Working Group (DCWG) Co-chair Robert Wolven will discuss “New Directions for Libraries and Digital Content” at 10:45 a.m. (CDT) Wednesday, July 24 as part of the ALA Virtual Conference.

'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.

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