New from ACRL - “Teaching Critical Reading Skills: Strategies for Academic Librarians”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Teaching Critical Reading Skills: Strategies for Academic Librarians," edited by Hannah Gascho Rempel and Rachel Hamelers.

Core's Library Resources & Technical Services Journal Goes Fully Open Access

Core is proud to announce that Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), ALA’s premier journal dedicated exclusively to all aspects of collections, is now completely open access.

Previously, the most recent six issues of LRTS were embargoed behind a login for subscribers and Core members, which has been removed. This change makes the complete contents of the journal from 1996 to the present freely available on the LRTS site.

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:

Announcing LibTech Insights, a new library technology content channel from Choice

MIDDLETOWN CT - Choice is pleased to announce the launch of a new content vertical, LibTech Insights, which provides pragmatic instruction and guidance around using and implementing library technology.

LibTech Insights will explore the day-to-day impact of library and education technology on academic librarians, faculty, researchers, administrators, and students. The vertical is anchored by a weekly updated blog sharing practical, tech-focused content, as well as informational podcasts, and webinars.

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.

ACRL releases "Academic Librarian Burnout: Causes and Responses"

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Academic Librarian Burnout: Causes and Responses,” edited by Christina Holm, Ana Guimaraes, and Nashieli Marcano. The book offers ways to discuss burnout in our work environments, studies burnout’s nature and causes, and provides preventative intervention and mitigation strategies.

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.

New from ACRL - “Academic Librarian Faculty Status: CLIPP #47”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Academic Librarian Faculty Status,” compiled and written by Edgar Bailey and Melissa Becher, book number 47 in ACRL’s CLIPP series. This book focuses exclusively on tenure, promotion, and appointment at small to mid-sized academic libraries and provides many sample criteria and policies for librarians with and without faculty status. 

Choice announces the Outstanding Academic Titles of 2022

Middletown, CT – The Choice Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) list for 2022 has been announced. This prestigious list, released today, reflects the best scholarly titles reviewed by Choice during the previous calendar year, as chosen by the editors. This year’s list features 433 books and digital resources from 115 publishers.