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New edition of Cassell and Hiremath’s keystone reference services text

CHICAGO — Designed to complement every introductory library reference course, the new third edition of “Reference and Information Services: An Introduction,” by Kay Ann Cassell and Uma Hiremath, published by ALA Neal-Schuman, is the ideal text for students and librarians looking to expand their reference knowledge, teaching failsafe methods for identifying important materials by matching specific types of questions to the best available sources, regardless of format.

PLA launches enhanced, interactive Public Libraries Online

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is pleased to announce the complete makeover of Public Libraries Online (PLOnline) at www.publiclibrariesonline.org, the online companion to the PLA printed journal Public Libraries.

ALA Editions announces new online journal eContent Quarterly

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces eContent Quarterly, a new online journal. Launching in Fall 2013, eContent Quarterly will offer practical, user-driven solutions and ideas for curating, developing, integrating and managing content in rapidly-changing digital library environments.

Information services and digital literacy

CHICAGO — Presenting a new approach for understanding how information services help and hinder people in becoming informed, “Information Services and Digital Literacy: In Search of the Boundaries of Knowing,” published by Chandos Publishing and available through ALA Neal-Schuman, scrutinizes the role of information services and digital literacies in the age of the social Web.

Movies that answer the question 'What should I watch tonight?'

CHICAGO — Offering a smorgasbord of carefully cultivated lists, “Queue Tips: Discovering Your Next Great Movie” by Rob Christopher, is a new suggestion guide which incorporates classic films with more obscure selections for a full array of watch-worthy movies. This all-in-one recommendation source includes capsule reviews; director, cast and crew information; bits of trivia and quotable lines; and helpful tips on how to locate these and other intriguing movies.

A new technical services model for electronic resource management

CHICAGO — E-resources now account for the bulk of materials spending in many libraries.

Using social media to find collaboration, coordination and focus

CHICAGO — Web 2.0 jumpstarted librarians’ involvement with social media, and the use of Facebook, YouTube, blogs and other social media applications is now all but ubiquitous. But the turn is now toward management and consolidation.

New articles published in School Library Research

CHICAGO — Three new research articles covering the topics of information literacy, professional development and collaboration and the impact of staffing levels on student achievement are now available online as part of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research.

Guide to Reference voted Best Database in Best Professional Resource category

CHICAGO — Based on votes from librarians, readers of Library Journal and reviewers, Guide to Reference was selected #1 Best Database in Library Journal’s 2012 Best Professional Resource category. Guide to Reference is published by ALA Digital Reference and is the online successor to the former gold-standard print Guide to Reference Books (often referred to by the editor’s name — Mudge, Winchell, Sheehy, Balay).

Pamela Thomas new ALCTS 'z687' editor

CHICAGO — Pamela J. Thomas, technical services librarian at Illinois Central College, is the new editor of   “z687: Creating the Future of Technical Services,” a series of digital publications from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).

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