Publications

A new edition of Richard E. Rubin’s benchmark LIS text

CHICAGO— Spanning all types of libraries, from public to academic, school, and special, the new fourth edition of Richard E. Rubin’s “Foundations of Library and Information Science,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, offers a firm foundation of knowledge and guidance for LIS students and professionals alike. Responding to the many changes occurring both in the field and in society at large, this text includes comprehensive coverage of

A bevy of new books, products, special events at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting

Longer hours and easy access near the ALA Lounge and Networking Uncommons in the North Lobby, Level 1 of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) make it convenient to shop and browse at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting.  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. Make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to stop by and examine the many new and bestselling items available!

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Sannwald’s revised checklist of library building design considerations

CHICAGO— The needs and functions of library buildings have certainly changed over the last decade, but the necessity for planning intelligently and thoroughly hasn’t. In fact, tighter budgets and the complex demands of both library users and staff call for careful preparation now more than ever. Whether you’re building from the ground up or simply remodeling, the success of your project hinges on planning, coordination and communication. The new sixth edition of William W.

Metaliteracy in practice

CHICAGO— In their earlier book “Metaliteracy,” Trudi E. Jacobson and Thomas P. Mackey offered an original framework for engaging learners as reflective and collaborative participants in today's complex information environments.

A no-nonsense guide to archives and recordkeeping

CHICAGO — Ideal for professionals involved in the management of archives and records, especially if they are just starting out or without formal training, “The No-nonsense Guide to Archives and Recordkeeping,” published by Facet Publishing and available through theALA Store, covers all aspects of the practice.

Policymakers: 3D printing in libraries advances education and entrepreneurship

Washington, D.C. – Libraries are now the leading place where the public accesses 3D printers. Whether it’s to provide increased opportunities for children to experiment with new technologies or encourage new technology-based innovation in small business, policymakers should look to include libraries in their policies and programs.

An introduction to information behavior

CHICAGO — “Introduction to Information Behaviour,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, is an essential primer for students and practitioners interested in information seeking, needs and behavior, user studies and information literacy.

New ACRL book examines 'Modern Pathfinders'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Modern Pathfinders: Creating Better Research Guides” by Jason Puckett.

New edition of Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries available

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has released a revised edition of its Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries.