Publications

Profiles of innovative and successful grant proposals

CHICAGO — Grant money can make all the difference in developing new services, creating worldwide access to your unique collections, or enabling you to showcase awarded projects that advance your career. But competition for grants is as fierce as ever. To get a leg up, you need an insider who will share proven strategies for success. In “Creating Fundable Grant Proposals: Profiles of Innovative Partnerships,” published by ALA Editions, Bess G.

Programming for adults with developmental disabilities

CHICAGO — Public libraries everywhere have embraced inclusion and expanded their programming for youth with disabilities, especially autism. It’s imperative that libraries also offer rich and age-appropriate initiatives for adults with developmental disabilities (DD); after all, as youth now served by their libraries grow up and reach adulthood, they will continue to want and expect libraries to be responsive to their needs.

New from ACRL - "The Teaching with Primary Sources Cookbook"

CHICAGO -  The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "The Teaching with Primary Sources Cookbook," edited by Julie M. Porterfield. This ACRL Cookbook brings together the work of archivists, librarians, museum professionals, and other educators who evoke the power of primary sources to teach information literacy skills to a variety of audiences.

Choice publishes white paper exploring the opportunities streaming services provide to academic libraries

MIDDLETOWN, CT  - Choice today announced the publication of the eighth in a series of white papers designed to provide actionable intelligence around topics of importance to the academic library community. The paper, “Implementing and Managing Streaming Media Services in Academic Libraries,” examines the factors that librarians must consider when considering the addition of streaming services to their institution, providing a quantifiable overview of the current streaming landscape in academic libraries.

New customer service and fulfillment address for ALA Store beginning July 1, 2021

CHICAGO — Effective July 1, 2021, the Chicago Distribution Center will provide customer service and fulfillment for the ALA Store. We look forward to working with this state-of-the-art distribution and fulfilment operation, also a non-profit organization.

Library worker engagement for positive, diverse institutions

CHICAGO — Gallup’s 2019 State of the American Workplace Report found that 70 percent of employees are disengaged at work. Why is worker engagement so important? Engaged workers lead to engaged libraries — vibrant institutions that nurture their workers’ dedication, creativity, and innovation so they can serve their communities most effectively. “The Six-Step Guide to Library Worker Engagement,” published by ALA Editions, walks library managers and administrators through concrete steps to change their organization’s culture.

Engaging your community through active strategic marketing

CHICAGO — Terry Kendrick’s "Engaging your Community through Active Strategic Marketing,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, provides an overview of best practices for strategic marketing, including advice on how to implement effective marketing activities in libraries and information services with the best chance of success.

An updated guide to cataloging correctly for kids

CHICAGO — Cataloging library materials for children in the internet age has never been as challenging or as important. RDA: Resource Description and Access is now the descriptive standard, there are new ways to find materials using classifications, and subject heading access has been greatly enhanced by the keyword capabilities of today’s online catalogs.

Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality programs for libraries

CHICAGO — Bestselling tech maven and editor Ellyssa Kroski is back with “32 Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality Programs for Libraries,” published by ALA Editions, a timely, all-in-one guide to planning, organizing, and running virtual events. Ranging from simple gaming activities utilizing VR headsets to augmented reality tours, exhibits, immersive experiences, and STEM educational programs, these ideas include something for every size and type of academic, public, and school library.