Publications

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.

AASL releases book to help school librarians analyze and articulate data sets

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released a new publication focused on increasing a school librarian’s ability to analyze and articulate data sets. “The Power of Data: An Introduction to Using Local, State, and National Data to Support School Library Programs,” written by Sandra Andrews, guides school librarians through the effective use of data in order to influence school library program stakeholders.

YALSA seeks member manager for YALSAblog

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks a member manager for its acclaimed YALSAblog. This blog delivers news, information and resources of interest to public and school librarians and library workers who serve teens.

Getting the most out of information from social media tools

CHICAGO — A must-have for competitive and business researchers, librarians, information professionals, intelligence analysts, students and marketers, “Social Information: Gaining Competitive and Business Information Using Social Media Tools,” published by Chandos Publishing and available through Neal-Schuman Publishers,  explores how information available through traditional business and competitive resources can be complemented by

ALCTS offers exciting new guides and webinars for “Sudden Selectors”

CHICAGO — Library professionals suddenly tasked with selecting resources in new and unfamiliar subject areas have two new books and webinars to help them from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).

Putting Google and other social media sites to work for your library

CHICAGO — Many libraries and museums have already adapted to the current information climate and work with Google, Facebook, Twitter and iTunes to deliver information to their users—but not all.  In “Google This!

Save $5 on professional development and collection development books from YALSA this summer

CHICAGO — Stock up on professional development this summer with a sale on three of the best-reviewed titles from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and ALA Editions! These three titles, written by teen services experts, offer practical guidance on all things teen at the library, from planning to collection building to evaluation and risk-taking.

Through Sept. 1, 2012, use coupon YAL12 in the ALA Store and you can save an additional $5 on the following titles:

Find outstanding program evaluation tools and more in 'The Complete Summer Reading Program Manual' from YALSA

CHICAGO — Summer reading programs are in full swing across the country—just in time for library staff to appreciate the helpful evaluation materials in "The Complete Summer Reading Program Manual: From Planning to Evaluation," a new book available in the ALA Store from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association.

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