Publications

Choice launches Authority File podcast

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT - Choice launched The Authority File, a new sponsored podcast featuring conversations about academic libraries and librarianship, on Monday, July 31. The Authority File will feature weekly episodes in formats to include author/editor conversations about new books and products, thought-leadership interviews and discussions, and technology and product case studies.

Valuing objects in cultural collections

CHICAGO — The subject of valuation has always been challenging for museums and public collections and is becoming more urgent as monetary values of many items continue to break records. There is an increase in lending, with more loans requiring a value for insurance. Cultural collections and exhibitions are expanding to all corners of the world while, at the same time, lenders are becoming more risk-averse.

ACRL releases Creative Instructional Design: Practical Applications for Librarians

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Creative Instructional Design: Practical Applications for Librarians,” edited by Brandon K. West, Kimberly D. Hoffman, and Michelle Costello.

Daveed Diggs and more arrive in the new ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO – The ALA Graphics fall catalog has mailed with more than a dozen exciting, new products. Look for actor Daveed Diggs who graces the catalog cover in the latest Celebrity READ® poster.

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New ACRL publication: 2016 Academic Library Trends and Statistics

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “2016 Academic Library Trends and Statistics,” the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications. The one-volume title includes data from Associate of Arts Colleges, Baccalaureate Colleges, Master's Colleges and Universities, and Research/Doctoral-granting Institutions.

So you want to be an academic library director

CHICAGO — Whether you’re a new academic library director or a goal-minded manager, you can take concrete steps to gain and strengthen the leadership skills necessary for the job. That’s the empowering message of “So You Want to Be an Academic Library Director,” published by ALA Editions, a new collection edited by Colleen S. Harris which offers critical reflection to illuminate the path ahead.

Getting started in service design

CHICAGO — Service design is a holistic, collaborative methodology that puts the user at the center of the service delivery model. Because this approach prioritizes users and their overall experience, it’s a valuable framework that librarians and administrators can use as a group to assess, revise, and create library services, spaces, and workflows. In “Getting Started in Service Design: A How-To-Do-It Manual For Librarians,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, authors Joe J.

Every child has a right to read

CHICAGO — Literacy has now been recognized as a human right for over 50 years in several international declarations and initiatives. Every child has a right to read and we have a social responsibility, as parents, teachers, librarians, publishers, booksellers, campaigners and policy makers to ensure that they are able to exercise that right.

Practical strategies for enhancing teen services

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is excited to unveil a brand-new publication titled, “Putting Teens First in Library Services: A Road Map.”