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MacMillan and Kirker’s baby storytime magic

CHICAGO — The first five years of life are key for brain development and early literacy, and though many public libraries have instituted baby and toddler programs, finding exciting materials that go beyond nursery rhymes can be a challenge.

Reference sources for small and medium-sized libraries

CHICAGO — Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, the new eighth edition of “Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries,” published by ALA Editions, brings this complete and authoritative guide fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition.

Delivering research data management services

CHICAGO — The research landscape is changing, with key global research funders now requiring institutions to demonstrate how they will preserve and share research data.

School Library Research opens volume 17 with three new studies

CHICAGO – The newest volume of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research, opens with studies on college readiness, information literacy during the high school to college transition and educational stakeholders’ perceptions of school library programs. The purpose of School Library Research is to promote and publish high quality original research concerning the management, implementation and evaluation of school library programs.

ALA Store at PLA Conference in Indianapolis

CHICAGO Take time at PLA 2014 Conference to see what’s new at the ALA Store, located at booth # 1319 near the center of the exhibit hall. With plenty of new and bestselling items available, you’ll want to make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to stop by! The ALA Store hours are:

Wednesday, March 12:                  4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 13:                       9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice

CHICAGO — Articulating the core principles and issues that shape the discipline as well as their impact and relevance for the 21st Century professional, “Archives and Recordkeeping: Theory into Practice,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, simplifies and demystifies archives and recordkeeping theory and its role in contemporary  practice.

Cooking up a storytime with mix-and-match menus

CHICAGO — Children’s librarians and caregivers tired of leftovers now have a new resource for storytimes that integrate books and games with math, science and early literacy activities. “Cooking Up a Storytime: Mix-and-Match Menus for Easy Programming,” published by ALA Editions, features kids’ favorite topics, like animals, families, farms and food.

A programming guide to after-school clubs for kids

CHICAGO — Learning that takes place "after hours" in a club setting is often an undersupported component of children's education. After-school clubs built around books encourage independent, recreational reading, which in turn has a positive impact on the rest of a child's day.  In “After-School Clubs for Kids: Thematic Programming to Encourage Reading,” published by ALA Editions, Lisa M. Shaia offers a year's worth of ready-to-implement program ideas for librarians and educators.

Find the dollars with the new edition of 'The ALA Book of Library Grant Money'

CHICAGO — An all-in-one resource for researching library and school grants, “The ALA Book of Library Grant Money,” published by ALA Editions, is back in a new edition and more useful than ever, offering refreshed content and even more guidance on locating grant funding sources.

A LITA guide to makerspaces

CHICAGO — Spaces that have been designed to allow users to create, build and learn new projects and technologies, makerspaces employ a variety of tools such as 3-D printers, AutoCAD design software and even open-source hardware like Arduino Kits. Developing a community around shared use of space and equipment, a tenet of the makerspace movement, fits squarely into libraries’ mission.

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