Fundamentals of technical services

CHICAGO— Written by John Sandstrom and Liz Miller, two librarians working and teaching on the front lines, “Fundamentals of Technical Services,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, uses a functional, hands-on approach to lay out the basics of technical services, from acquiring new materials to making them available to library users. Perfect for those just moving into the profession, as well as library staff in need of a brush up, this primer concisely examines:

CILIP’s 2014-15 Yearbook

CHICAGO — CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, represents the largest professional body of librarians and information professionals in the UK. Its purpose and ambition is to promote and support the people who work to deliver a vision of a fair and economically prosperous society underpinned by literacy, access to information and the transfer of knowledge.

Interpreting the UK Copyright Act

CHICAGO— Graham P. Cornish’s “Copyright: Interpreting the Law for Libraries, Archives and Information Services,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, explains the provisions of the UK Copyright Act and supporting legislation in quick and easy question-and-answer form.

The CILIP guide to portfolio building

CHICAGO — Reflecting on achievements and presenting evidence of enhanced knowledge and skills underpin many professional and educational qualifications. Building a portfolio is key to recording and demonstrating this professional development and gaining official recognition in the form of Professional Registration qualifications.

Using analytics and metrics to drive decisions and services

CHICAGO — With the wealth of data available to library and information services, analytics are the key to truly understanding your users and your field of operations and to improving your services.

Real-world teen services

CHICAGO — The basics of day-to-day service to teens in the library setting, a discipline requiring specific skills, is all too often glossed over in professional literature.  As a result, many LIS grads begin serving teens armed with an incomplete understanding of why their job is both important and unique and what they need to know from day one.

Celebrities and characters make a show-stopping appearance in the ALA Graphics fall catalog

CHICAGO – ALA Graphics’ 2015 Fall catalog presents new materials to encourage participation and reading in your library.

Two new Celebrity READ© posters debut in this catalog – Bella Thorne and Octavia Spencer.

A new edition of De Saulles’ 'Information 2.0'

CHICAGO — The fully updated second edition of Martin De Saulles’ “Information 2.0: New Models of Information Production, Distribution and Consumption,” published by Facet Publishing, is now available through the ALA Store. It provides a cutting-edge guide to where the profession is going, both in terms of information consumption and broader societal changes.


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