A practical approach to the basics of cataloging in AACR2, RDA: Resource Description and Access, and MARC21

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.

Dig deeper with the new readers’ advisory guide to horror

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?

AASL debuts new website and format for School Library Research

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.

Library Resources & Technical Services journal now available in print and online

CHICAGO — ALCTS has launched eLRTS (, the new website and electronic archive for Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), the journal of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).

May is Mystery Month at Booklist

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.

Protecting intellectual freedom in public libraries

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.

A new edition of an essential guide to copyright law for librarians and educators

CHICAGO — Copyright in the world of digital information is changing at a fevered pace, even as educators and librarians digitize, upload, download, draw on databases and incorporate materials into Web-based instruction. Drawing on cutting-edge case law in 18 discrete areas of copyright, including specialized and controversial music and sound recording issues, “Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators: Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions” by Kenneth D.

YALSA's Competencies in action

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “Young Adults Deserve the Best: YALSA's Competencies in Action,” by Sarah Flowers.