Carrie Russell's updated copyright guidance for K–12 librarians and educators

CHICAGO — Previously awarded The ABC-CLIO Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature, Carrie Russell’s new second edition of “Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators,” published by ALA Editions, will encourage readers to stop allowing their fear of copyright issues to limit how and what they share or teach, and instead be more involved in shaping copyright law to better serve their learning community. Through scenario-based discussions, it covers key topics such as:

Culturally responsive school libraries

CHICAGO — School librarians have always connected learners’ life experiences, cultures, and communities to materials, projects, and processes. As schools look to make these connections within the classroom and to the curriculum, school librarians are perfectly poised to lead and model meaningful steps toward a culturally responsive mindset.

AASL’s exploration of the Shared Foundations continues with Engage

CHICAGO — Published by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and ALA Editions, “Engage” is both anchor and sail in the Shared Foundations, providing a culmination of knowledge and a starting point for new thinking that promotes learners’ dynamic, spiral, and cyclical journey with AASL’s National School Library Standards. Written by Kathryn Roots Lewis and Marcia A.

Cultural humility in library work

CHICAGO — Cultural humility offers a renewing and transformative framework for navigating interpersonal interactions in libraries, whether between patrons and staff or staff members with one another. It foregrounds a practice of critical self-reflection and commitment to recognizing and redressing structural inequities and problematic power imbalances. Edited by Sarah R. Kostelecky, Lori Townsend, and David A.

Metadata creation as a part of cataloging

CHICAGO — Published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, Mauro Guerrini’s new book “From Cataloguing to Metadata Creation: A Cultural and Methodological Introduction” maps the evolution of cataloging towards the metadata creation process in the digital era. It is a journey through the founding principles and the objectives of the "information organization" service that libraries offer. Highlighting continuities and innovations compared to traditional cataloging, Guerrini outlines the new library context.

Library services for people with dementia

CHICAGO — Libraries have enormous potential to support people with dementia and their caregivers. Demand for dementia-friendly library services is only likely to increase in the future as the numbers of people affected by dementia rise and there is greater emphasis on community-based care.

The social future of academic libraries

CHICAGO — The current focus in higher education on student engagement, holistic education, social responsibility, and community partnerships demands a significant mindshift for academic libraries to reclaim their place at the heart of academic institutions that are reinventing themselves as social enterprises.

An essential handbook of the Dewey Decimal Classification System

CHICAGO — The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), used in 200,000 libraries across 140 countries, has entered a new age, primarily maintained today as a continuously revised electronic system rather than an occasionally updated set of print volumes. Its editors have added newly emerging topics and made it an increasingly faceted, semantically rich, modern system. Simultaneously, the editorial process has become democratized and more responsive to global needs.