Publications

Makerspaces in practice

CHICAGO — More than a decade since they first began to crop up, makerspaces continue to transform and revitalize libraries, tapping into patron creativity and fostering collaboration. In “Makerspaces in Practice: Successful Models for Implementation,” published by ALA Editions, editor Ellyssa Kroski gathers trailblazers of the maker movement from across the library spectrum to share their experiences and success stories.

New from ACRL - "The Library Outreach Cookbook"

CHICAGO -  The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "The Library Outreach Cookbook," edited by Ryan L. Sittler and Terra J. Rogerson, full of activities, strategies, plans, and tips for instituting successful library outreach.

This ACRL Cookbook collects 110 recipes for librarians of all stripes working within a variety of institutions, budgets, and needs, divided into four sections:

PLA’s new Learning Tapas offers bite-sized professional development for public librarians

CHICAGO – In October, the Public Library Association (PLA) released two new professional development resources exclusively available to PLA members. PLA's new Learning Tapas are quick, self-paced videos with corresponding guidebooks designed to provide a "taste" or introduction to the topic at hand.

PLA’s 2021 early literacy calendars now available

CHICAGO – For the third year in a row, the Public Library Association (PLA) has developed and released an Early Literacy Calendar, featuring daily literacy-building activities that libraries can share with families in their community.

ACRL releases “Fostering Change: A Team-Based Guide”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Fostering Change: A Team-Based Guide,” by Brianna Marshall, director of research services, University of California-Riverside Library; Dani Brecher Cook, director of teaching and learning, University of California-Riverside Library; and Cinthya Ippoliti, university librarian and director, Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and University of Colorado-Denver.