Publications

Eberhart’s bestselling library handbook packed with essential data, professional advice, curiosa

CHICAGO — Now in its fifth edition, AL Direct Senior Editor George M. Eberhart’s “The Whole Library Handbook 5: Current Data, Professional Advice, and Curiosa,” published by ALA Editions, is an encyclopedia filled with facts, tips, lists and resources essential for library professionals and information workers of all kinds, all carefully handpicked to reflect the most informative, practical, up-to-date and entertaining examples of library literature.

A self-guided planner for team-building

CHICAGO—With library staffing levels and services cut to the bone, creating a team that communicates well and functions smoothly is more important than ever.  Building on the model of her bestselling book “Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success,” Catherine Hakala-Ausperk presents “Build a Great Team: One Year to Success,” published by ALA Editions.

Racial and gender inequalities in YA literature covered in new issue of YALSA's Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

CHICAGO – Multiracial identities, gender stereotypes and questionable young adult literature cover art are topics explored in the newest online, open access issue (Volume 3: April 2013) of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)’s Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA), available now available at http://yalsa.ala.org/jrlya.

Using movement to connect preschoolers with books

CHICAGO — Librarians and educators can shake up storytimes, help children stay healthy and encourage a lifelong love of reading with Julie Dietzel-Glair’s easy-to-use resource “Books in Motion: Connecting Preschoolers with Books through Art, Games, Movement, Music, Playacting, and Props,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman.

Audiobooks and information literacy explored in new SLR articles

CHICAGO — Two new research articles covering the topics of the use of audiobooks with struggling readers and high school students’ information literacy skills are now available as part of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR).

Everyday HR for academic library staff

CHICAGO — From the dean or director to student assistants, every academic library employee is subject to a number of complicated, confusing and intertwined employment policies and procedures. Many of these are required by law or governed by federal or state regulations; other policies or practices are unique to an institution.

Achieving transformational change in academic libraries

CHICAGO—While academic libraries frequently undergo periods of strategic change, “Transformational Change” may be seen as fundamentally different. Often representing cultural change on a deep level, it may be traumatic for individuals. But organizationally, such change can prove essential.

YALSA instructional kits available now to help public and school library staff connect with teens

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is making Young Adults Deserve the Best instructional kits available for purchase through the ALA Store. 

The Whole School Library Handbook 2

CHICAGO — A new edition of an ALA bestseller, “The Whole School Library Handbook 2,” published by ALA Editions, remains an indispensable all-in-one resource for everything related to the school library media center. Edited by Blanche Woolls and David V.

Complete College & Research Libraries archives freely available online

CHICAGO – As part of the association’s commitment to scholarly publishing and open access, the full archive of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) official scholarly research journal College & Research Libraries (C&RL) is now freely available online. The online C&RL archive now contains the complete contents of the journal from its beginnings in 1939 through the current issue.

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