ALA Editions/Neal-Schuman

Demystifying online instruction

CHICAGO — The design of information literacy instruction and the building of it are two distinct skillsets and processes; yet all too often everything gets mashed together, creating needless confusion and stress. In “Demystifying Online Instruction in Libraries: People, Process, and Tools,” published by ALA Editions, instructional designer Dominique Turnbow and instructional technologist Amanda Roth suggest a better way to organize the work.

Become a copyright coach

CHICAGO — From researching to remixing, library users need your guidance on a wide range of copyright topics. The way to move beyond “yes, you can” or “no, you can’t” is to become a copyright coach. In “Coaching Copyright,” published by ALA Editions, librarian and attorney Kevin L. Smith teams up with information literacy expert Erin L. Ellis to offer a framework for coaching copyright, empowering users to take a practical approach to specific situations.

Seamless youth services for every age and stage

CHICAGO — The tweens aren’t the only “in-between” years in a child’s life—the storytime-to-school age and teen-to-adult transitions are just as momentous, and as tricky to address when it comes to programming. That’s certainly one factor behind the phenomenon of declining attendance and library use as the age of the youth patrons increases. Transitional programming is the answer.

Advice in conversation with academic library leaders

CHICAGO — The path towards leadership starts with you. But you don’t have to go it alone. For “A Starter's Guide for Academic Library Leaders: Advice in Conversation,” published by ALA Editions, authors Amanda Clay Powers, Martin Garnar, and Dustin Fife sat down with many of the library leaders they most admire for a series of conversations about the aspects of the job that they find the most fascinating (and challenging).

The culture of digital scholarship

CHICAGO — At the heart of digital scholarship are universal questions, lessons, and principles relating both to the mission of higher education and the shared values that make an academic library culture. But while global in aspirations, digital scholarship starts with local culture drawn from the community.

Discovering your own style of library leadership

CHICAGO — Author Jason Martin won’t tell you how to be a leader. In fact, that’s not the point of his new book “Library Leadership Your Way,” published by ALA Editions. Instead he’ll give you a roadmap and the tools to find it out for yourself, guiding you to discover why you want to lead, how you can best lead, and what your own unique leadership practice looks like. Activities will both allow you to explore your leadership identity and develop your leadership practice.