How to answer any question at the reference desk

CHICAGO — The new sixth edition of “Successful Enquiry Answering Every Time,” published by Facet Publishing and available through ALA Neal-Schuman, is a one-stop guide to answering all types of inquiries at the reference desk. Tim Buckley Owen guides readers through every stage of research, from finding out what the user really wants, to providing a thorough response.

New ACRL white paper: 'Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of a new white paper, “Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment,” written by a working group of leaders from many areas of the association.

This white paper explores and articulates three intersections between scholarly communication and information literacy:

New from ACRL: 'Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication.” Edited by Stephanie Davis-Kahl and Merinda Kaye Hensley, this volume forges a new path that crosses boundaries between two vital areas of librarianship.

A How-To-Do-It Manual for marketing libraries’ electronic resources

CHICAGO — It’s often hard to juggle promoting a library’s e-resources effectively at the same time as building basic visibility within the community it serves. Useful for librarians at any type of institution, “Marketing Your Library’s Electronic Resources: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, guides readers through every step of developing, implementing and evaluating plans to market e-resources in an approachable and user-friendly way. Marie R.

Children’s and YA library services in the digital age

CHICAGO — Outlining a vision for children’s and young adult library services in the next decade, “Library Services for Children and Young People: Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age,” published by Facet Publishing and available through ALA Neal-Schuman, carves out a strategy for engaging with the challenges and opportunities for children’s and YA librarians and policymakers in the Google environment.

Thought leaders discuss the benefits of school librarian mentorship

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.

Michael Cart’s top 200 adult books for young adults

CHICAGO — In “Cart’s Top 200 Adult Books for Young Adults: Two Decades in Review,” published by ALA Editions, Michael Cart, the former YALSA president and  best-selling author of “Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism,” applies his considerable expertise as one of the nation’s leading experts on YA literature to identify exceptional adult books that will satisfy a variety of young adults’ recreational reading tastes.

Proven strategies and programs for serving at-risk teens

CHICAGO — Working with at-risk teens, including those who are homeless, incarcerated or in foster care, is a rewarding but often challenging endeavor, especially with a growing number of at-risk teens in both urban and rural areas of the country. Based on best practices and personal experiences from many leaders in the field today, including authors Angela Craig and Chantell L.

Reshaping library services for older adults

CHICAGO — Adults over the age of 50 constitute some of the most engaged and frequent users of public libraries. They may also be the most misunderstood. As Baby Boomers continue to swell their ranks, the behavior, interests and information needs of older adults have changed dramatically, and Diantha Dow Schull’s new book “50+ Library Services: Innovation in Action,” published by ALA Editions, offers the keys to reshaping library services for the new generations of active older adults.


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