Volume 1 of the Music Library Association’s authoritative music collection resource

CHICAGO — Prepared by the Music Library Association, with thousands of records selected by experts in dozens of specialized and popular areas of music, the new fourth edition of ”A Basic Music Library: Essential Scores and Sound Recordings,” published by ALA Editions, constitutes the most authoritative music collection resource available.

ACRL releases Students Lead the Library: The Importance of Student Contributions to the Academic Library

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Students Lead the Library: The Importance of Student Contributions to the Academic Library,” edited by Sara Arnold-Garza and Carissa Tomlinson. The book features case studies of programs and initiatives that seek student input, assistance, and leadership in the library.

Incorporating yoga and movement into storytimes

CHICAGO — Young children love to move—and that’s a great thing! Because in addition to supporting early learning, storytime can provide young children with opportunities to explore physical movement. The centuries-old contemplative movement practice known as yoga is more than just a passing trend; it can offer physical, emotional, and mental benefits to practitioners of all ages, including young children. And getting started with yoga storytime doesn’t require any previous yoga experience.

Why school librarians must lead: there is no other option

CHICAGO — With the recent passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), school libraries are poised for a potential turnaround. But there’s only one way forward: school librarians must become leaders, fully interwoven into the fabric of the educational community. And to become a truly effective leader you’ve got to have a plan. In “Leading for School Librarians: There Is No Other Option,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, Hilda K.

A scalable guide to getting started with digital collections

CHICAGO — Small or medium-sized libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies face a unique set of challenges in regards to digital collections. They may have been unable to jump on the digitization bandwagon at its beginning due to competing priorities or lack of resources, and may now be struggling to get a digitization program in place to meet the evolving needs and expectations of their own users.  The good news is that digital projects can scale down to fit the size of any organization.