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Collecting, curating, and crunching data

CHICAGO — Many librarians and information professionals are finding their working life is pulling them toward data support or research data management but lack the skills required. Written by Robin Rice and John Southall, two data librarians with over 30 years’ combined experience, “The Data Librarian’s Handbook,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, unpicks the everyday role of the data librarian.

YALSA releases two new digital publications

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has released two new digital publications: YALSA's Top Reads: STEM and Making and YALSA's Top Reads: Community Engagement and Collaboration.

The new digital publications each feature a collection of YALSA's best articles and resources on the featured topics.

Sex, brains, and video games

CHICAGO — How do we break through and truly reach our young adult patrons? It begins with understanding them. Librarians who work with teens need information and a big-picture perspective on adolescence that reflects the latest knowledge of cognate fields and the contemporary realities of young people’s lives. Jennifer Burek Pierce’s greatly revised and updated book “Sex, Brains, and Video Games: Information and Inspiration for Youth Services Librarians” provides exactly that.

Kroski’s hands-on sourcebook for makerspaces

CHICAGO — Library makerspaces continue to thrive, drawing new patrons in and engaging them as never before. Edited by technology expert Ellyssa Kroski, “The Makerspace Librarian's Sourcebook,” published by ALA Editions, includes everything libraries need to know about the major topics, tools, and technologies relevant to makerspaces today. Packed with cutting edge instruction and advice from the field's most tech-savvy innovators, this collection:

Gina Kessler Lee of Saint Mary’s College of California named winner of the Where Can Choice Reviews Take You? contest

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT - Gina Kessler Lee, information literacy librarian at Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, California, has been chosen as winner of the Where Can Choice Reviews Take You? contest.

ACRL Global Perspectives on Information Literacy paper released

CHICAGO -  The Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL) Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee (SLILC) announces the publication of a new white paper, Global Perspectives on Information Literacy: Fostering a Dialogue for International Understanding.

ACRL releases The First-Year Experience Cookbook

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The First-Year Experience Cookbook,” edited by Raymond Pun and Meggan Houlihan. This new addition to the ACRL Cookbook series compiles lessons and techniques for academic librarians to adapt, repurpose, and implement in their libraries.

Breaking down barriers to collaboration by facilitating workshops

CHICAGO — “Collaborating with Strangers: Facilitating Workshops in Libraries, Classes, and Nonprofits,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, leads readers through a unique framework that breaks down barriers to collaboration while also kindling long-lasting enthusiasm. Interaction with strangers cultivates creativity and provides opportunities for joining forces to achieve great ends.

Choice Reviews Reaches A Significant Milestone - 200,000 Reviews

CHICAGO; MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT - Twenty-eight years after its launch, the Choice Reviews database marked the publication of its 200,000th review. on Friday, March 3.

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