Publications

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.

A comprehensive guide to insurance industry information resources

CHICAGO — The insurance industry is among the most highly regulated industries today, and literature on the field is a complex thicket of sources. “The ALA Guide to Information Sources in Insurance, Risk Management, and Actuarial Science,” published by ALA Editions, is Lucy Heckman’s valuable, one-of-a-kind guide to locating and using information resources about the insurance industry.

ACRL releases 'Reviewing the Academic Library'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Reviewing the Academic Library: A Guide to Self-Study and External Review,” edited by Eleanor Mitchell and Peggy Seiden.

How to become an embedded librarian

CHICAGO — Embedded librarianship is “not one size fits all,” yet many books on the subject treat it in a cold, objective manner that doesn’t adequately communicate how becoming an embedded librarian actually works in the real world.  But in “Becoming an Embedded Librarian: Making Connections in the Classroom,” published by ALA Editions, Michelle Reale shares her own university classroom experiences to demystify what can sometimes feel intimidating to academic librarians.

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