Publications

New ALCTS monograph discusses issues in electronic resources management

CHICAGO — In terms of both overall spending and usage, library collections are now primarily electronic. The previously solitary electronic resources librarian has now been joined by other personnel in reorganized technical services departments and units who increasingly share more complex and diverse types of work related to managing electronic resources.

ACRL releases Framing Information Literacy six-volume set

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of the six-volume “Framing Information Literacy: Teaching Grounded in Theory, Pedagogy, and Practice,” book number 73 in ACRL’s Publications in Librarianship series. Edited by Mary K. Oberlies and Janna Mattson, these books are collections of lesson plans grounded in learning theory, each volume devoted to one of the six frames of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

A comprehensive guidebook for library financial management

CHICAGO — Presenting financial management principles and best practices applicable to both public and academic libraries, William W. Sannwald’s “Financial Management for Libraries,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, elucidates a broad array of issues crucial for those entering a managerial position. Both thorough and straightforward, Sannwald's treatment:

New Issue of the ‘Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy’ Now Available Online

CHICAGO — The new issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (JIFP), Vol. 2, No.3-4, is now live and available to subscribers online. Subscribers can view it on the JIFP homepage or on its contents page.

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Teaching and collaborating for change as an academic librarian

CHICAGO — Traditionally, academic librarians have delivered “beck and call” service to educators both in and out of the classroom. However, far from being merely auxiliary to the learning cycle, academic librarians are educators in their own right. If the primary challenge before them is to change how they’re perceived within their institutions, as Michelle Reale proposes in her new book, the key lies in becoming a proactive teacher and collaborator.

M. Kathleen Kern Named Reference and User Services Quarterly Journal Editor

CHICAGO - M. Kathleen Kern has been appointed incoming editor of RUSA's Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) journal. Kathleen began as editor-designate in early February and will assume the position of editor on July 1, 2018.

A critical analysis of library and information service architecture

CHICAGO — In their new book “Information Systems: Process and Practice,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, editors Christine Urquhart, Faten Hamad, Dina Tbaishat, and Alison Yeoman argue that library assessment literature has primarily dealt with performance measurement and change management strategies, paying scant attention to the ways of looking at the process architecture of