ALA Neal-Schuman

Libraries supporting refugees and new arrivals

CHICAGO — Published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, “Libraries and Sanctuary: Supporting Refugees and New Arrivals” is a practical guide to how libraries and their staff can support people who have crossed borders into a different country.

A holistic perspective on intellectual freedom

CHICAGO — Enshrined in the mission statement of ALA, intellectual freedom is one of the core values of the information professions. The importance of ensuring information access to all, and the historical, social, and legal foundations of this commitment, are powerfully explored in Emily J. M. Knox’s “Foundations of Intellectual Freedom,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman.

A beginner's guide to school librarianship

CHICAGO — While there are numerous resources available that detail how to improve your school library once it is up and running, there is a dearth of books dealing with the absolute basics in a practical manner, looking at the role from the first day. Published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, “Creating a School Library with Impact: A Beginners Guide” is a UK-focused introductory manual for anyone entering or looking to enter the exciting world of school librarianship in primary or secondary school settings.

Announcing ALA Neal-Schuman's new Critical Cultural Information Studies series

CHICAGO — The American Library Association is proud to announce Critical Cultural Information Studies, a new book series edited by Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, Augusta Baker Endowed Chair and Associate Professor at The School of Information Science, University of South Carolina. The series will be published under the Association’s ALA Neal-Schuman imprint.

The future of digital literacy in Africa

CHICAGO — Sustainable development can only be achieved when no one is left behind. An enduring lesson from the COVID-19 crisis is how important the availability of digital infrastructure and skills for individuals and communities is for teaching, learning, employability or just being able to participate fully in society.

An updated introduction to planning a new library building

CHICAGO — Drawing on the expertise of authors Ayub Khan and Stella Thebridge from time spent on library projects around the world, the new second edition of “Better by Design: An Introduction to Planning and Designing a New Library Building,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, charts a readable path through everything from the planning of a new library to major refurbishment or the remodeling of a current library.

Lessons, tips and strategies for combating mis- and dis-information

CHICAGO — Information has become one of the most crucial commodities in today's world. From multinational corporations to single individuals, we all make critical decisions based on the information available to us. However, modern ease of access to information does not often guarantee access to good information. In this digital age, where facts can be easily manipulated to align with political, social or monetary aims, media literacy has become an essential skill.