Publications

Learning the skills to have effective difficult conversations

CHICAGO — In an information landscape where change is the status quo, difficult conversations come with the territory. Being a library leader means knowing how to confidently steer these conversations so that they lead to productive results instead of hurt feelings, resentment, or worse.  Employees in a library will also encounter conflict, especially during times of change.

ALA Store warehouse is moving

CHICAGO – To improve customer service and support, effective December 12, 2016, the ALA Store is moving to a new physical warehouse and fulfillment center.

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ACRL releases Rewired: Research-Writing Partnerships within the Frameworks

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Rewired: Research-Writing Partnerships within the Frameworks,” edited by Randall McClure. College and research librarians have been working alongside professors invested in writing in the disciplines for decades, but new kinds of partnerships are emerging as faculty members and librarians are re-imagining their work for students in a world where writing is both global and largely digital.

An updated How-To-Do-It Manual for winning grants

CHICAGO — Newly revised and refreshed, the second edition of “Winning Grants: A How-To-Do-It Manual For Librarians,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, will teach you the skills and strategies crucial for finding, applying for, and winning grants. Whether you’re starting from scratch and don’t know where to begin, or you’re an experienced grant writer looking to tap into new funding sources, this resource from grant writing pros Stephanie K. Gerding and Pamela H.

Choice launches Academic Publishing Weekly, a newsletter of timely industry news for academic publishers

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT – Launching November 11 and created specifically for the academic publisher market, the latest newsletter from Choice is Academic Publishing Weekly.  Choice, a publishing unit of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association, has been the go-to resource for academic librarians for more than 50 years.

A survival guide to technical services for subject liaisons

CHICAGO — Subject liaisons act as a bridge connecting academic departments to the library and its services, helping facilitate instruction sessions, research support, and collection development. To be at their best in these roles, subject liaisons need a working understanding of technical services functions.

A planning guide for serving patrons with disabilities

CHICAGO — Librarians are continually faced with challenges of how to best meet the needs of patrons with disabilities, whether those patrons have physical or intellectual disabilities, differing learning styles, or even temporary problems which impact their access and may change over time. And because planning considerations range from policies and organizational culture to facilities, technologies, and beyond, librarians need a guide that covers everything: areas that can be addressed quickly and easily as well as those that require long-term strategies. That guide is here.

ACRL releases Collaborating for Impact: Special Collections and Liaison Librarian Partnerships

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Collaborating for Impact: Special Collections and Liaison Librarian Partnerships,” edited by Kristen Totleben and Lori Birrell. Designed to guide the reader through three different themes—collection stewardship; projects, research, and exhibitions; and instruction—Collaborating for Impact offers inspiration and case studies detailing how departments can impact research, teaching, and learning by working collaboratively.

Being an evidence based librarian

CHICAGO — Bringing together recent theory, research, and case studies, “Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, takes an open and encompassing approach to exploring evidence based library and information practice (EBLIP) and the ways it can improve the practice of librarianship.

Why do librarians need to know about ontologies?

CHICAGO — More data and information is being created than ever before. Ontologies, formal representations of knowledge with rich semantic relationships, have become increasingly important in the context of today's information overload and data deluge. The publishing and sharing of explicit explanations for a wide variety of concepts, in a machine readable format, has the power to both improve information retrieval and discover new knowledge.

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