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Policymakers: 3D printing in libraries advances education and entrepreneurship

Washington, D.C. – Libraries are now the leading place where the public accesses 3D printers. Whether it’s to provide increased opportunities for children to experiment with new technologies or encourage new technology-based innovation in small business, policymakers should look to include libraries in their policies and programs.

Navigating UK copyright law

CHICAGO — The UK’s copyright legislation has been referred to as the longest, most confusing and hardest to navigate in the world. “Practical Copyright for Library and Information Professionals,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, brings clarity to what would otherwise be a complex topic. Paul Pedley provides sensible and realistic guidance for all library and information practitioners.

An introduction to information behavior

CHICAGO — “Introduction to Information Behaviour,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, is an essential primer for students and practitioners interested in information seeking, needs and behavior, user studies and information literacy.

New ACRL book examines 'Modern Pathfinders'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Modern Pathfinders: Creating Better Research Guides” by Jason Puckett.

New edition of Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries available

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has released a revised edition of its Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries.

FRBR, before and after

CHICAGO — Karen Coyle’s expert ability to draw from the deep historical background of cataloging theory to illuminate the potentials of library data on the Web helped win her the 2011 ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award.

Choice debuts content, tools tailored for community college market

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUTChoice, the premier review journal for new English-language books and digital resources for academic libraries, premieres content specifically crafted for community college libraries in the November 2015 issue of Choice magazine and on Choice Reviews Online.

Library management in disruptive times

CHICAGO — Helping readers to envision the purpose and value of future libraries and see change as a rare opportunity to create truly new roles for librarians, “Library Management in Disruptive Times: Skills and Knowledge for an Uncertain Future,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, is a dynamic new collection edited by Steve O'Connor.

Celebrities, Star Wars and more in the new ALA Graphics Winter Catalog

CHICAGO – ALA Graphics’ 2015 Winter catalog features new materials to entice and encourage those to explore all you have to offer!

Is digital different?

CHICAGO — Transforming the information landscape in ways that were scarcely imaginable a decade ago, the digital environment is challenging the very existence of the traditional library and archive as more resources become available online and computers and supporting networks become more powerful.

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