Publications

A definitive handbook of library architecture

CHICAGO — Distilling hard fought wisdom gleaned from hundreds of successful library construction projects they've supervised or coordinated, Fred Schlipf and John A. Moorman present “The Practical Handbook of Library Architecture: Creating Building Spaces that Work,” published by ALA Editions. With a special emphasis on avoiding common problems in library design, in a down-to-earth manner they address a range of issues applicable to any undertaking.

Choice publishes white paper on new directions for institutional repositories

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT - Choice is pleased to announce the publication of the first in a series of occasional white papers designed to provide actionable intelligence around topics of importance to the academic library community. This first paper, “The Evolving Institutional Repository Landscape,” offers a look into the current state of and future prospects for institutional repositories, a particularly timely topic in light of the recent upheaval in the landscape. 

PLA releases 2017 Year in Review

CHICAGO – Last week the Public Library Association (PLA) released its 2017 Year in Review, an annual report highlighting the association’s work in 2017. Featuring numerous images from PLA's 2017 events, the report covers such areas as honors and achievements, advocacy, continuing education, initiatives, leadership, membership and publications.

Understanding Accessibility Challenges for Patrons

CHICAGO - The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is excited to announce the update of 15 Library Accessibility Toolkits to help better serve patrons. These toolkits were developed to help library professionals understand the challenges and opportunities presented by issues of equitable access for library users.

How libraries can promote individual and community health

CHICAGO — Though today’s consumers have unprecedented access to health information, its quality and veracity varies widely. Public libraries can play an important role in supporting library users in their health information seeking efforts. In “Promoting Individual and Community Health at the Library,” published by ALA Editions, Mary Grace Flaherty shows how to guide library users to high quality health information by relying on up to date, authoritative sources.

Free programs at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting

ALA Editions/ALA Neal-Schuman is pleased to present a selection of free programs at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits. All taking place at the ALA Store in Lobby B of the Colorado Convention Center, they spotlight several key issues and trends as discussed by a cross-section of the profession’s leaders and trendsetters.

Evans and Greenwell’s comprehensive text on academic librarianship

CHICAGO — Deemed a "comprehensive overview" by Journal of Access Services and “essential reading for academic librarians” by Library Journal, the new second edition of “Academic Librarianship,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, provides a timely exploration of the characteristics of academic librarianship and its place in the ever-changing environment of higher education. G.

New books, products, special events at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting

Make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to shop and browse the ALA Store at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits for products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs—as well as fun gift items. Located in Lobby B of the Colorado Convention Center, the ALA Store hours are:

Friday, February 9                                          12:00 PM – 5:30 PM

A new edition of Peggy Johnson’s essential collection development and management text

CHICAGO — Expert instructor and librarian Peggy Johnson has revised and freshened “Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management,” published by ALA Editions, for its new fourth edition to ensure its timeliness and continued excellence. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues. Thorough consideration is given to: