Academic library initiatives for transfer student success

CHICAGO — Higher ed admission teams are aggressively recruiting transfers—and they’re finding success. According to the National Student Clearinghouse, about 38 percent of all students in higher ed in the United States have transferred at least once. If you don’t include transfer students in your outreach and instruction planning, you’re missing a significant portion of the student body. However, to meet the needs of this population requires academic libraries to rethink assumptions about incoming students.

Spring brings fresh posters and bookmarks in ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO – The spring/summer ALA Graphics catalog delivers a host of fresh posters and bookmarks encouraging readers of all ages. Gracing the cover is a vibrant poster featuring Varian Johnson’s Twins, illustrated by Shannon Wright.

New from ACRL - “Creativity: A Toolkit for Academic Libraries"

CHICAGO -  The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Creativity: A Toolkit for Academic Libraries" by Nancy Falciani-White, a guide to understanding and developing creativity in yourself, your library, and your institution.

AASL’s guide to learning centers for school libraries

CHICAGO — Published by AASL and ALA Editions, Maura Madigan’s book “Learning Centers for School Libraries” presents innovative, engaging, and fun ideas to target the AASL National School Library Standards and content-area standards. It contains almost everything needed to set up learning centers in a school library. The ideas are flexible and can fit different grade levels and lesson lengths. Suggestions for collaboration with classroom educators are also included.

The updated one-shot library instruction survival guide

CHICAGO — Previously named by Library Journal “a terrific resource for instruction librarians at all experience levels,” Heidi E. Buchanan and Beth A. McDonough’s newly updated “The One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide” shows readers how to build solid relationships with faculty while also making positive first impressions with students. Published by ALA Editions, this trusted resource will guide you through creating and leading active, student-centered one-shots that connect to courses’ learning outcomes.

Resources for rightsizing collections, assessing learners using the AASL Standards, and more in the new Spring/Summer 2021 catalog from ALA Editions | ALA Neal-Schuman

CHICAGO — Quickly pivoting to innovative ways of connecting their users to the information and services they need and enjoy, library workers are embracing new ways of serving their communities amidst challenging times. In the Spring/Summer 2021 New and Noteworthy Titles Catalog from ALA Editions | ALA Neal-Schuman, you'll find the tools, guidance, and expertise that will keep you moving forward. Among the hundreds of titles featured:

Library leadership in a time of disruption

CHICAGO — How do library leaders obtain strategic support when there appears to be a lack of clarity or understanding about the very purpose of libraries—and at a time when economically, libraries are under pressure to develop new business models and be more commercially focused?

New from ACRL – “Academic Library Job Descriptions: CLIPP #46”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Academic Library Job Descriptions,” compiled and authored by Kathleen Baril and Jennifer Donley, book number 46 in ACRL’s CLIPP series. This book focuses exclusively on how small to mid-sized academic libraries are staffed and how positions are being revamped or added to meet the needs of students and faculty and emerging trends in librarianship.