Publications

New from ACRL: '2011 Academic Library Trends and Statistics'

CHICAGO The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of  “2011 Academic Library Trends and Statistics,” the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications. The three-volume set includes Associate of Arts institutions, Master's Colleges and Universities/Baccalaureate Colleges and Research/Doctoral-granting Institutions.

Managing in the middle

CHICAGO — Fully a third of all library supervisors are “managing in the middle”: reporting to top-level managers while managing teams of peers or paraprofessional staff in some capacity. Editors Robert Farrell and Kenneth Schlesinger present a practical guidebook for those supervisors with “Managing in the Middle,” published by ALA Editions, assisting middle managers as they navigate through the challenges of multitasking and continual gear-shifting.

Thought leaders share insights on turning graphic novel naysayers into 'yaysayers'

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) presents the newest set of podcasts in its 30 Second Thought Leadership: Insights from Leaders in the School Library Community series.

Archives and societal provenance in Australia

CHICAGO — Records and archival arrangements in Australia are globally relevant because Australia’s indigenous people represent the oldest living culture in the world, and because modern Australia is an ex-colonial society now heavily multicultural in outlook.

New from ACRL: 'Pay it Forward: Mentoring New Information Professionals'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of the fourth installment in the association’s Active Guides series “Pay it Forward: Mentoring New Information Professionals” by Mary Ann Mavrinac and Kim Sytmest.

The no-nonsense guide to legal issues in Web 2.0 and cloud computing

CHICAGO — Web 2.0 tools and cloud computing applications are now fundamental to libraries and information organizations, but many LIS professionals may be unaware of the legal issues involved with their use.

Digital humanities in practice

CHICAGO—Digital humanities is a vibrant and increasingly important global field, drawing together a broad spectrum of disciplines. “Digital Humanities in Practice,” published by Facet Publishing and available through ALA Neal-Schuman, offers a cutting-edge and comprehensive introduction to the field.

Creating and managing metadata for information resource description

CHICAGO — A primer on information and knowledge organization, with particular reference to digital environments, “Information Resource Description: Creating and Managing Metadata,” published by ALA Editions, introduces the conventions and standards of contemporary document description and the principles and trends of professional practice.

Silly books to read aloud

CHICAGO — “Silly Books to Read Aloud” is the ultimate guide to choosing fun and funny stories to read with and to children. Acclaimed children’s book authority Rob Reid offers a concentrated look at the content and appeal of different books, helping adults make informed decisions about what children read.

The E-copyright handbook

CHICAGO —Providing library and information professionals with practical guidance to minimize the risk of copyright infringement, “The E-copyright Handbook,” published by Facet Publishing and available through ALA Neal-Schuman, considers how copyright applies internationally to a wide range of electronic content types.

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