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A handbook for effectively serving museum visitors

CHICAGO — The “visitor experience” has been a long-neglected aspect of museum practice, receiving less academic attention than areas such as exhibition design or collections care. Despite this, the quality of the visitor experience is the single biggest factor which will influence visitors returning to your museum or recommending a visit to friends or family.

Hilda K. Weisburg’s updated leadership guide for school librarians

CHICAGO — Deemed “essential” by Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), “a great read” by School Library Journal, and “comprehensive” by Reference & User Services Quarterly, the first edition of bestselling author Hilda K. Weisburg’s “Leading for School Librarians: There Is No Other Option” has won plaudits for its inspirational yet pragmatic approach.

Successful approaches to decolonizing archives

CHICAGO — Simply put, decolonial archival practices involve thinking about and consciously changing how historical knowledge is produced, communicated, and preserved. And though it is especially critical that scholars and archivists who work with records by and about Indigenous people critically consider the implications of their work, this perspective is an essential one for all members of the profession.

Using the AASL Standards to assess learners

CHICAGO — Published by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and ALA Editions, “Assessing Learners: Using the AASL Standards to Measure Competency and Growth” unpacks a complex and critical area of school library instruction aligned to the National School Library Standards. Readers will be able to appropriately select or design assessment tools to measure learner understanding and growth.

ALA Store at 2023 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

Located near the entrance to the Library Marketplace, the ALA Store will offer a wide range of posters, bookmarks, clothing, gift books and more during the 2023 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition. Store hours are:

•    Friday, June 23: 12:00pm – 5:30pm 
•    Saturday, June 24: 8:30am – 5:00pm
•    Sunday, June 25: 8:30am – 5:00pm
•    Monday, June 26: 8:30am – 2:00pm

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.