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A guide to the must-see movie musicals of the silver screen

CHICAGO — Musicals adapted to the big screen — from "West Side Story" to "The Phantom of the Opera" — have enjoyed a staggering amount of success since the 1930s, and recent hits like "Nine" and the animated film "Rio" prove that the movie musical is as vital as ever.

Award-winning products, special events at the ALA Store at Annual

CHICAGO—Find the ALA Store in the Exhibit Hall again at booth #1224, an ideal location for easy access and convenient browsing. With plenty of new and best-selling items available, make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to stop by! The ALA Store offers products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs — as well as fun gift items.

ALA Store hours:

Friday, June 28—5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Using branding to help libraries survive and thrive

CHICAGO— Branding provides a unique way for a library to distinguish itself: its identity, personality, and image.

Global thought leaders examine the future of scholarly communication

CHICAGO — Governments and societies around the globe agree that a vibrant and productive research community underpins a successful knowledge economy. But the context, mechanisms and channels of research communication are in flux. “The Future of Scholarly Communication,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, presents analysis of these new trends and drivers, their implications and a future framework.

A year of ready-to-go artsy toddler storytimes

CHICAGO — For toddlers, every storytime can be a new adventure, while art activities are important for developing impulse control, hand-eye coordination and fine motor dexterity in the hands. Carol Garnett Hopkins’ new book “Artsy Toddler Storytimes: A Year's Worth of Ready-To-Go Programming,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, fuses them together. Designed for children ages 1 to 3 years old, the book’s 52 storytimes promote pre-reading skills such as print motivation, vocabulary and narrative skills.

Suggestions for making the most of Annual Conference offered in new American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go, returns 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, June 6. An expert-led panel will offer suggestions for how they’re going to make the most of attending the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition, highlighting a bevy of events and booths to add to your Conference Scheduler.

An updated study of the information society’s continuity and change

CHICAGO — What is information? Who are the information rich and who are the information poor? How can there be equality of access for users in the light of the political, economic and cultural pressures that are placed upon information creators, gatherers and keepers?

Fourth edition of ALA glossary includes latest technology-related terms

CHICAGO— The only things librarians seem to encounter more often than acronyms are strings of jargon and arcane technical phrases—and there are so many floating around that even just reading an article in a professional journal can bewilder experienced librarians, to say nothing of those new to the profession!

Archival preservation—a seminal work now fully updated

CHICAGO — Access to archival material, the documentary heritage of people all over the world that gives them their identity and ensures their rights, is dependent on the survival of fragile materials: paper, parchment, photographic materials, audiovisual materials and, most recently, magnetic, optical and increasingly digital formats. Archivists in all types of organizations face questions on how to plan a preservation strategy in less than perfect circumstances, or deal with a sudden emergency.

New American Libraries supplement examines future of ebook lending

Washington, D.C.—Leading library practitioners and experts discuss promises and “Faustian bargains” of ebooks in the new American Libraries digital supplement Digital Content: What’s Next?

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