The core concepts of information organization management

CHICAGO — A significant step towards developing a body of management knowledge pertinent to the context of Library Information Science (LIS), “Management of Information Organizations,” published by Chandos Publishing and available through Neal-Schuman Publishers, provides a foundation of the core concepts of management as they relate to information organizations.

Unlocking the educational potential of audiobooks for youth

CHICAGO — Audiobooks are now a staple in most public and school libraries, and with good reason, since they have a clear role in the education of today’s “born digital” generation. Mary Burkey, who has been following their rise in popularity for years, combines a fascinating history of the medium and practical tips for using them in “Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature,” published by ALA Editions.

YALSA appoints Linda W. Braun editor of Young Adult Library Services

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, named Linda W. Braun as the member editor of Young Adult Library Services (YALS).

“I'm thrilled that Linda Braun will be our new YALS editor, YALSA President Jack Martin said. “Not only does she have the experience as a past president of our association, but she's a well-connected educator who always has her finger on the pulse of what's new and exciting in the world of library services for and with teens.”

Sustainable research data management

CHICAGO - More and more digital information is being created and stored, even while budgets shrink and funders of research demand evidence of value for money and demonstrable benefits for society. Data management has become an essential requirement for information professionals over the last decade, particularly for those supporting the higher education research community.

Essential law for information professionals

CHICAGO — As the world of information law grows in complexity, it becomes increasingly difficult for librarians and information professionals to understand how courtroom decisions should guide day-to-day choices.

AASL kicks off new volume of Knowledge Quest

CHICAGO — The first issue of Knowledge Quest Volume 41 will soon be arriving on the doorsteps of members of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). The September/October 2012 issue of AASL’s official journal covers the topic of Participatory Culture and Learning and was guest edited by Buffy Hamilton and Ernie Cox.

Coinciding with the newly released issue, the AASL website features a variety of additional content and resources related to the theme of participatory culture and learning: