Publications

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.

A LITA guide to using web analytics in libraries

CHICAGO — Whether gathering information for a department report or planning a website redesign, easy access to meaningful, actionable data is critical. In “Web Analytics Strategies for Information Professionals: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA TechSource, Tabatha Farney and Nina McHale address the distinctive needs of libraries’ educational mission with specific advice on how to use web analytics in a library setting.

Polanka and others on the present and future of Ebooks 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, April 18 with a new episode.

A planner for balancing life and work

CHICAGO — Offering a fresh strategy for reexamining life and work goals, “The Work/Life Balance Planner: Resetting Your Goals” addresses numerous practical concerns, such as housing, moving, education, career choices, family and emotional support. Written by Ann Kepler, this workbook and planner is adaptable to almost any lifestyle change and allows readers to work at their own pace, gather facts and define their goals.

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