A guide to sexual and reproductive health information

CHICAGO — The need to find accurate information about sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion, has never felt more urgent. At the same time, mis- and disinformation proliferates as never before. Libraries are community organizations uniquely positioned to cut through the miasma and provide facts about sensitive health topics such as contraception, fertility, pregnancy options, and sexually transmitted infections.

A guide to manga for teen librarians

CHICAGO — Manga, which encompasses comics originating from Japan, is treasured by readers of all ages. And because of its emotional storytelling, breathtaking artwork, and relatable and transformative stories about humanity, manga is especially popular with teens.

ALA Store at ALA’s 2023 LibLearnX in New Orleans

Located in the LLX Marketplace at Booth #719, the ALA Store will offer a variety of posters, bookmarks, clothing, gift books, and more. Store hours are:

Cassell and Hiremath's updated introduction to reference and information services

CHICAGO — From the ongoing flood of misinformation to the swift changes occasioned by the pandemic, a myriad of factors is spurring our profession to rethink reference services. Luckily, Kay Ann Cassell & Uma Hiremath’s “Reference and Information Services: An Introduction” is back in a newly overhauled edition that thoughtfully addresses the evolving reference landscape.

OA literature in libraries

CHICAGO — Open Access (OA) has evolved into the most complex challenge of the scholarly publishing landscape and something libraries grapple with continuously. But although librarians hold increasingly positive perceptions about OA, including its richness of unique content and immediacy of access, many lack the understanding, training, documentation, and knowledge of best practices that would allow them to engage with it confidently.

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.