Professional Resources

LibTech Insights, technology content channel from Choice, announces partnership with Gary Price

Middletown, CT - Choice is pleased to announce a new partnership with Gary Price, an information services industry expert. The new collaboration will bring specially curated and timely content to Choice’s newest vertical, LibTech Insights, which provides pragmatic instruction and guidance around using and implementing library technology.

Core Webinar Series: Transgender People in Libraries

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to present the two-part webinar series “Transgender People in Libraries” in November 2023. This series, led by a nonbinary trans librarian with over a decade of experience in the library field, offers guidance on gender identity concepts, anti-trans rhetoric and misinformation, and best practices in respectfully working with gender-diverse patrons, employees, and peers.

Core Webinar: The Search For Meaningful Work; Overcoming Low Morale, Quiet Quitting, and Dead End Jobs

CHICAGO—Core hosts the webinar “The Search For Meaningful Work: Overcoming Low Morale, Quiet Quitting, and Dead End Jobs” on October 24, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. This presentation centers on creating a meaningful work life while also exploring how to break free from unfavorable elements. Low morale, quiet quitting, and dead end jobs refer to the subtle and gradual disengagement of library workers from their professional roles, often due to little opportunity for promotion or advancement, inadequate support, a lack of pay increases, repetitive tasks, low autonomy, and a negative work culture.

Understanding and leveraging your data

CHICAGO — Published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, “Halo Data: Understanding and Leveraging the Value in your Data” proposes a paradigm shift in methodology for organizations to properly appreciate and leverage the value of their data. Co-founders of the data consultancy firm Carruthers and Jackson, authors Caroline Carruthers and Peter Jackson have many years' experience in data strategy, management, and technology. Their book begins by reviewing the current state of our understanding of data.

Core Webinar: Dropping the Other I-Word; Local Library of Congress Subject Heading Replacements

CHICAGO–Join Core for the webinar “Dropping the Other I-Word: Local Library of Congress Subject Heading Replacements” on November 1, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. This webinar will highlight the Western North Carolina Library Network (WNCLN)’s project to locally replace unethical or problematic subject headings in our shared catalog. The discussion is grounded in our network’s experiences with replacing subject headings relating to several topics with a focus on methods for garnering community input on Indigenous representation in the catalog. The presentation consists of three sections.

Using brand behavior to elevate the school library

CHICAGO —Branding isn't just for celebrities and corporations. Published by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and ALA Editions, “Elevating the School Library: Building Positive Perceptions through Brand Behavior” by Susan D. Ballard and Sara Kelly Johns shows how school librarians can raise and deepen positive perceptions of school libraries through developing a brand in alignment with the AASL Standards.

New textbook elucidates the basic concepts of information law

CHICAGO — Serving as both an accessible introduction for LIS students and a go-to reference for current practitioners, “Foundations of Information Law,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, is designed to empower readers to understand, rather than be intimidated by, the law. Authors Paul T.

New from ACRL - “Practicing Privacy Literacy in Academic Libraries”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Practicing Privacy Literacy in Academic Libraries: Theories, Methods, and Cases,” edited by Sarah Hartman-Caverly and Alexandria Chisholm, which collects practical ways to incorporate privacy literacy into your instruction and practice.