Applications/nominations invited for RBM, PIL editors

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is currently accepting applications, and nominations are invited, for the positions of editor of RBM, a biannual research journal covering issues pertaining to special collections libraries and cultural heritage institutions, and of Publications in Librarianship (PIL), an imprint of

LLAMA’s essential guide to staff development updated

CHICAGO — Since its original publication more than two decades ago, “Staff Development: A Practical Guide” from the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) has remained a respected handbook for supporting one of libraries’ most important assets: their human resources.

John Green, Booklist’s 50th Hostile Questions interviewee

CHICAGO - “I’m a novelist with a day job making YouTube videos. I used to be a novelist with a day job being an editorial assistant and then a production editor at Booklist Magazine,” says John Green in his Hostile Questions interview with Booklist Books for Youth Senior Editor Dan Kraus.

Getting children into books by getting them onstage

CHICAGO — How do you get children excited and engaged with books?  Get them onstage! Readers Theatre is a staged reading of literature with participants reading from scripts, conveying the book’s story using voice and facial expressions. Elizabeth A. Poe introduces and shows how to implement the concept in “From Children’s Literature to Readers Theatre,” published by ALA Editions.

AASL seeks volunteer editor for online research journal

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is seeking a volunteer editor for its peer-reviewed online research journal, School Library Research (SLR). The responsibilities of the editor include setting the scope and tone of the journal, managing editorial activities and the refereeing process and soliciting high-quality articles.

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.


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