Publications

M-Libraries—mobile technology and transformation

CHICAGO — Mobile technology offers huge potential to help libraries transform their service models to meet the challenge posed by a new generation of learners in an increasingly global information environment who require libraries to play a greater role than ever in the delivery of education and training.

ALSC offers special Caldecott 75th Anniversary deal

CHICAGO — In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is offering a free mock elections archived webinar for anyone who purchases the Newbery and Caldecott Mock Elections Tool Kit digital download. 

ALA releases copyright guidebook for librarians and educators

Washington, D.C. — As the digital environment continues to develop rapidly, school librarians and K-12 educators face challenging issues concerning copyright-protected print and online materials at schools and outside of the traditional educational environment. When asked to make copyright decisions, uncertain librarians and educators tend to take more conservative copyright positions than necessary for fear of liability.

Carrie Russell’s copyright guide for K-12 librarians and educators

CHICAGO — School librarians and educators have specific copyright questions that are often glossed over in larger books on the subject. Now, thanks to copyright authority Carrie Russell, there’s a resource just for them. “Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators,” published by ALA Editions, offers clear guidance for providing materials to students while carefully observing copyright law.

A complete toolkit for library marketing

CHICAGO — As libraries continue to fight for their survival amid growing expectations, competition from online sources and wavering public perceptions, effective marketing is increasingly becoming a critical tool to ensure the continued support of users, stakeholders and society as a whole.

Common Core State Standards—Booklist offers multiple resources

CHICAGO— A new educational initiative brings enormous challenges for everyone, especially the teachers and librarians charged with summoning the energy and creativity required to implement the changes. Continuing its commitment to finding new ways to support school and public librarians and educators, Booklist Publications is increasing content and guidance for implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

The definitive textbook for students of information science

CHICAGO — Leading international scholars offer a global perspective on the discipline in “Introduction to Information Science,” published by Neal-Schuman Publishers and designed to be the standard text for students worldwide.

New School Library Research articles available online

CHICAGO — Three new research articles covering the topics of subscription databases, serving students with special needs or the dynamics that inhibit and/or enable school libraries to contribute to educational agendas are now available online as part of the American Association of School Librarian’s research journal, School Library Research.

Building and managing e-book collections

CHICAGO — Beginning with a short history of e-books and a review of the e-book publishing industry, “Building and Managing E-Book Collections: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians,” published by Neal-Schuman Publishers, provides a thorough treatment of collection development issues, including the selection process and development policies, the use of approval plans, patron-driven acquisition and practical solutions for creating e-book collection policies.

AASL releases an evaluation workbook for school librarians

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released a new publication that provides school librarians an opportunity to engage in rigorous self-evaluation and shape school administrator evaluations. “A 21st-Century Approach to School Librarian Evaluation,” written by Patricia Owen, is available in both print and e-book formats, as well as in a print/e-book bundle. This and other AASL publications can be purchased through the ALA online store.

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