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A deep dive into information literacy research

CHICAGO — The last several decades have witnessed a deep and continued interest in information literacy. This interest has resulted in an extensive range of research being undertaken and a burgeoning corpus of literature created by academic researchers, library practitioners, and other researchers who explore information literacy through their own disciplinary lens. “The Qualitative Landscape of Information Literacy Research,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, describes this research landscape.

New customer service and fulfillment address for ALA Store beginning July 1, 2021

CHICAGO — Effective July 1, 2021, the Chicago Distribution Center will provide customer service and fulfillment for the ALA Store. We look forward to working with this state-of-the-art distribution and fulfilment operation, also a non-profit organization.

Engaging your community through active strategic marketing

CHICAGO — Terry Kendrick’s "Engaging your Community through Active Strategic Marketing,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, provides an overview of best practices for strategic marketing, including advice on how to implement effective marketing activities in libraries and information services with the best chance of success.

ALA announces new distribution arrangement with the Chicago Distribution Center, University of Chicago Press

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2021, the Chicago Distribution Center will provide customer service and fulfillment for the ALA Store. This includes books published by ALA Editions/ALA Neal-Schuman, ACRL Publications, and other ALA units; posters, bookmarks, READ-branded and other items that promote literacy and libraries, published by ALA Graphics; and ALA’s physical award seals such as the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Carnegie Medals seals.

The Academic Teaching Librarian's Handbook

CHICAGO — “The Academic Teaching Librarian's Handbook,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, is a comprehensive resource for academic library professionals and LIS students looking to pursue a teaching role in their work and to develop this aspect of their professional lives in a holistic way throughout their careers. Author Claire McGuinness builds the book around the core ideas of reflective self-development and informed awareness of one's personal professional landscape.

Resources for rightsizing collections, assessing learners using the AASL Standards, and more in the new Spring/Summer 2021 catalog from ALA Editions | ALA Neal-Schuman

CHICAGO — Quickly pivoting to innovative ways of connecting their users to the information and services they need and enjoy, library workers are embracing new ways of serving their communities amidst challenging times. In the Spring/Summer 2021 New and Noteworthy Titles Catalog from ALA Editions | ALA Neal-Schuman, you'll find the tools, guidance, and expertise that will keep you moving forward. Among the hundreds of titles featured:

Library leadership in a time of disruption

CHICAGO — How do library leaders obtain strategic support when there appears to be a lack of clarity or understanding about the very purpose of libraries—and at a time when economically, libraries are under pressure to develop new business models and be more commercially focused?