CHICAGO—Winner of the 2011 Greenwood Publishing Group Award for the Best Book in Library Literature, The TECH SET®#1-10 was praised by Library Journal as an essential reference “for anyone charged with determining or implementing the next generation of patron services." The TECH SET® #11-20, published in collaboration with
CHICAGO — Academic liaison librarians are a vital link between faculty, students and library resources. “New Directions for Academic Liaison Librarians,” by Alice Crawford, provides liaison librarians with new opportunities for innovative partnerships and projects. A practitioner in the field, Crawford showcases areas where liaison librarians can collaborate with others in their institution, extend their role, and maximize the flexibility, imagination and initiative their post demands.
CHICAGO — Julie Walker, the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) executive director, interviews former first lady Laura Bush in the new issue of AASL’s professional journal, Knowledge Quest. The issue focuses on the theme “Caring is Essential.” During the interview, Walker and the former first lady discuss the caring power of the Gulf Coast School Library Recovery Initiative, a project overseen by the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries.
CHICAGO—The launch of RDA: Resource Description and Access has already transformed cataloging standards. Written at a time of transition in international cataloging, “Practical Cataloging: AACR2, RDA and MARC21,” from Neal-Schuman Publishers, offers guidance to help catalogers make a smooth transition to RDA.
CHICAGO — Vampires, zombies, ghosts and ghoulies: there are more things going bump in the night than ever. So how do you wend your way through all of them to find the ones that interest a particular reader?
CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has launched a new website for its online, refereed research journal, School Library Research (SLR). The new website coincides with a new name for the journal formerly known as School Library Media Research (SLMR). The name change reflects the adoption of the professional title, “school librarian,” and a rebirth for the journal, which presents research on instructional theory, teaching methods and critical issues relevant to school libraries and school librarians.
CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Past or Portal? Enhancing Undergraduate Learning through Special Collections and Archives,” edited by Eleanor Mitchell, Peggy Seiden and Suzy Taraba.
CHICAGO — ALCTS has launched eLRTS (alcts.metapress.com), the new website and electronic archive for Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), the journal of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).
CHICAGO — Every year, the jewel in Booklist Mystery Month’s crown is the Mystery Showcase issue—an annual highlight for Booklist readers since 1997. But there is now an additional array of related content accessible in a variety of formats to sign up and look out for.
CHICAGO — There is arguably no arena more contentious in the battle over intellectual freedom (IF) than the public library. Published by ALA Editions, “Protecting Intellectual Freedom in Your Public Library,” by June Pinnell-Stephens, offers reliable how-to guidance for public librarians and paraprofessionals when confronted with challenges like censorship and policy disputes.