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Debunking popular perceptions of librarians

CHICAGO — Librarians have long struggled to combat some of the negative stereotypes about their image and profession, but to do so effectively it’s necessary to look at these perceptions in a historical context. 

YALSA’s new Teens @ the Library books address answering teens’ tough questions, advocacy, evaluation

CHICAGO — Three new titles in the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Teens @ the Library Series, from Neal-Schuman Publishers, help YA librarians hone their skills and improve their programs to serve teens more effectively.  

YALSA releases new Teen Space Guidelines

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, published a new set of national guidelines on teen spaces. The Teen Space Guidelines offer library staff a blueprint for creating effective, welcoming spaces for teens in libraries and online using library websites and social media. The guidelines are available on the YALSA website, with a PDF version available for library staff to print and use during training sessions.

Multicultural storytime magic all year long

CHICAGO — Storytime audiences grow ever more diverse, and it’s important that the materials used in programs reflect that richness of experience. Multiculturalism should not be an occasional initiative attached to particular holidays. In “Multicultural Storytime Magic,” published by ALA Editions, best-selling authors Kathy MacMillan and Christine Kirker offer a new paradigm for multicultural programs.

YALSA seeks editor for award-winning quarterly journal

CHICAGO —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks a member editor for its award-winning quarterly journal, Young Adult Library Services, and its online companion. The deadline for applications is Aug. 1.

ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Initiative moves forward with roadmap from national summits

CHICAGO —The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has released a white paper, “Connect, Collaborate, and Communicate: A Report from the Value of Academic Libraries Summits (PDF 4971 KB),” which reports on two invitational summits supported by a National Leadership Collaborative Planning Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The white paper is freely available from the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries website.

YALSA’s Teen Book Finder app now available in the Apple App Store

CHICAGO — Teen lit fans, library staff, educators, parents and teen readers with Apple devices can now visit the Apple App Store and download the free Teen Book Finder, the first app created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association.

Information literacy beyond Library 2.0

CHICAGO — In the three years since the publication of the best-selling “Information Literacy Meets Library 2.0,” the information environment has changed dramatically, becoming increasingly dominated by the social and the mobile.

The new book “Information Literacy Beyond Library 2.0” picks up the conversation, asking the big questions facing those who teach information literacy: where have we come from, where are we now, and where are we going.

International case studies of public libraries' national policies

CHICAGO — One of the first books of its kind, “Public Libraries and their National Policies: International Case Studies,” by John Helling, offers an in-depth look at national public library policies at a time when public libraries are facing shrinking budgets and pressure to make structural changes. Exploring service models from a dozen countries around the world, Helling focuses on areas such as funding sources, standards, regulations and use.

New from ACRL: The Changing Academic Library, Second Edition

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The Changing Academic Library, Second Edition: Operations, Cultures, and Environments” by John M. Budd. “The Changing Academic Library, Second Edition” is number 65 in the ACRL Publications in Librarianship (PIL) series.

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