Publications

Implementing virtual reference services

CHICAGO— Social Web technologies present an often confusing array of options for answering library users’ reference questions. In “Implementing Virtual Reference Services: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA TechSource, editor Beth C. Thomsett-Scott applies 20 years’ experience as a reference librarian to sort through the clutter of tools and technologies in the industry.

Pickard’s best-selling handbook on research methods updated

CHICAGO — Fully updated for today’s research environments, the long-awaited second edition of Alison Jane Pickard’s best-selling “Research Methods in Information,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, includes brand new coverage of online research methods and techniques, mixed methodology and qualitative analysis.

A LITA guide to selecting and implementing cloud-based services for libraries

CHICAGO — Based on his first-hand experiences migrating the IT infrastructure of Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Erik T. Mitchell’s “Cloud-Based Services for Your Library: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA TechSource, bridges the gap between organizational and technical issues in decision making for cloud computing in libraries.

AASL’s Educators of School Librarians Section opens call for papers

CHICAGO - The Educators of School Librarians Section (ESLS) of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites submissions for papers on original research focusing on school library practice or school librarianship. Selected papers will be presented in a concurrent session at the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition to be held from Nov. 14-17, 2013 in Hartford, Conn. More information can be found at www.ala.org/aasl/esls-call-for-papers.

A guide to the best sources for finding out about diabetes

CHICAGO — For the more than 26 million Americans diagnosed with or affected by diabetes, having accurate information on the disease is crucial. But the sheer volume of information available can be daunting for patients and caregivers alike.

Using LibGuides to enhance library services

CHICAGO — “Using LibGuides to Enhance Library Services: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA TechSource and available through the ALA Store, shows readers how to harness the easy-to-use tools in Springshare’s LibGuides to help organize webpages, improve students’ research experience and learning and interact with an online community of librarians sharing their work and ideas.

Knowledge Quest webinar aligns graphic novels to the standards

CHICAGO – In a new Knowledge Quest webinar hosted by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), writer Katie Monnin will guide attendees through aligning graphic novels to various national standards, including the AASL learning standards and the Common Core State Standards. “Aligning Graphic Novels to the Standards” will take place at 6 p.m. central time on Feb. 12, 2013. To register, visit www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming.

Choice Reviews Online - CRO3 launches

Middletown, Conn.For almost 50 years, Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries has been the premier source of academic book reviews in higher education. A publishing unit of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), Choice currently reviews more than 7,000 new academic books, electronic media and Internet resources annually, reaching almost every undergraduate college and university library in the United States, with its timely, authoritative, concise and easy to use reviews.

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.

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