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Hernon and Matthews present reflections on the future of academic and public libraries

CHICAGO — Academic and public libraries are much different today than they were even 15 years ago. With even bigger changes on the horizon, what lies in store?  “Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries,” published by ALA Editions, offers ideas to academic and public librarians about the future of library services. Editors Peter Hernon and Joseph R.

LITA/Ex Libris seeking LIS student authors

CHICAGO - The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program.  Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA’s refereed journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) and a certificate.  The deadline for submission of the manuscript is Feb. 28, 2013.

Web service APIs and libraries

CHICAGO — Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are software tools that help different programs work together, and “Web Service APIs and Libraries,” published by ALA Editions, shows how to enhance an institution's presence on the Web using a variety of handy, popular programs.

A nitty-gritty guide to social media

CHICAGO — The vast array of social media options present a challenge: it’s tough to keep current, let alone formulate a plan for using these tools effectively.

Publish with ALCTS!

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) seeks authors for its publications. These include the well-respected peer-reviewed journal, Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), the ALCTS Monographs (formerly Paper Series); ALCTS Newsletter Online (ANO); and z687: Creating the Future of Technical Services.

AASL webinar helps prepare school librarians for performance evaluations

CHICAGO —Writer Patricia Owen will discuss the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL), newest publication “A 21st-Century Approach to School Librarian Evaluation” in a webinar of the same name taking place at 6 p.m. Central time on Jan. 31, 2013. During the webinar, Owen will walk participants through the workbook’s suggested readings, action tips, and evidence collection to help school librarians engage in rigorous self-evaluation and to shape school administrator evaluations.

College & Research Libraries to transition to online-only publishing model

CHICAGO — College & Research Libraries (C&RL), the official scholarly research journal of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), will adopt an online-only publication model beginning in January 2014. The November 2013 issue will be the final print issue of the journal. C&RL is freely available as an open access online publication.

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.

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