CHICAGO — Tablets, desktops, smartphones, laptops, minis: we live in a world of screens, all of different sizes. Library websites need to work on all of them, but maintaining separate sites or content management systems is resource intensive and still unlikely to address all the variations. By using responsive Web design, libraries can build one site for all devices—now and in the future.
CHICAGO — Faced with planning a one-shot library instruction session, librarians can feel hard-pressed to squeeze in all their library has to offer along with tips on the research process. Authentic learning with student interaction may seem unattainable in only an hour. But it’s not.
CHICAGO — The changing higher education environment requires a new kind of relationship among faculty, academic liaisons and students. Written in a straightforward way that lends itself to easy application, “Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, is a core resource for any LIS student or academic librarian serving as a liaison.
CHICAGO — Featuring contributions by active librarians from around the country, “Popular Picks for Young Readers,” published by ALA Editions for the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), offers a goldmine of quality books for children. Edited by Diane Foote, this guide spotlights more than 500 titles published within the last four years.
CHICAGO — Exploring how an understanding of organizational information culture provides the insight necessary for the development and promotion of sound recordkeeping practices, “Records Management and Information Culture: Tackling the People Problem,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, details an innovative framework for analyzing and assessing information culture that can be alig
CHICAGO — The new third edition of “Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management,” published by ALA Editions, is a sweeping revision of a text that has become an authoritative standard, offering a comprehensive tour of this essential discipline and situating the fundamental ideas of collection development and management in historical and theoretical perspective.
CHICAGO — “Library and Information Science: A Guide to Key Literature and Sources,” published by ALA Editions, is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, as well as selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, author Michael F. Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works.
CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) invites applications and nominations for the position of editor of the ALCTS News, the association’s official news source. ALCTS News is a digital news website. The editor will be appointed for a renewable three-year term, beginning July 1, 2014, just after the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
CHICAGO — In the past few years tablet computing has seemingly emerged from nowhere to spark exciting conversations about the future of academic library use and instruction, touching on everything from textbooks to reference services. Electronic discussion lists and boards, conference presentations and journal articles have already suggested imaginative uses for tablet computers in the academic setting.