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Eshleman, Joe; Moniz, Richard; Mann, Karen; Eshleman, Kristen – ALA Editions, 2016
With online education options more ubiquitous and sophisticated than ever, the need for academic librarians to be conversant with digital resources and design thinking has become increasingly important. The way forward is through collaboration with instructional designers, which allows librarians to gain a better understanding of digital resource…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Instructional Design, Educational Cooperation
Brown, Nicole E.; Bussert, Kaila; Hattwig, Denise; Medaille, Ann – ALA Editions, 2016
The importance of images and visual media in today's culture is changing what it means to be literate in the 21st century. Digital technologies have made it possible for almost anyone to create and share visual media. Yet the pervasiveness of images and visual media does not necessarily mean that individuals are able to critically view, use, and…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Instruction
Todaro, Julie – ALA Editions, 2015
Your library's future is as good as the talent you develop. Too many mentorship programs are cursory; without structure and expectations, they accomplish little beyond a procedural orientation. But a solid, sustainable mentorship program can be a game changer for libraries, with long-­term results that include career development,…
Descriptors: Mentors, Libraries, Program Design, Program Implementation
Hands, Africa S. – ALA Editions, 2015
Whether they are students taking the traditional path of entering college from high school, or adult first-time or re-entry students, navigating the admissions and financial aid process can be overwhelming for the college bound. Public libraries can help provide information and guidance for a successful start, and this book shows how to do it.…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Adult Students, Reentry Students, Public Libraries
Bailey, Alan R. – ALA Editions, 2014
Since children develop the critical language and early reading skills necessary to enter kindergarten between birth and age five, reading aloud is one of the most influential steps librarians, teachers, parents, and caregivers can take to foster preschoolers' literacy skills. Early exposure to books heavily influences vocabulary knowledge, which…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Preschool Children, Books, Picture Books
Polanka, Sue, Ed. – ALA Editions, 2012
With their explosive sales and widespread availability over the past few years, e-books have definitively proven that they're here to stay. In this sequel to her best-selling book of the same title, expert Polanka dives even deeper into the world of digital distribution. Contributors from across the e-book world offer their perspectives on what's…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, School Libraries, Public Libraries, College Libraries
ALA Editions, 2012
Updated to include the 2012 award and honor books, this new edition of the annual guide to the Newbery and Caldecott awards gathers together the books deemed most distinguished in American children's literature and illustration since the inception of the renowned prizes. Librarians and teachers everywhere rely on this guidebook for quick reference…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Awards, Citations (References), Library Services
MacMillan, Kathy; Kirker, Christine – ALA Editions, 2012
Storytime audiences grow ever more diverse, and it's important that the materials used in programs reflect that richness of experience. Multiculturalism need not be an occasional initiative attached to particular holidays. In this book best-selling authors MacMillan and Kirker offer a new paradigm for multicultural programs, one in which diversity…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, American Sign Language
Moreillon, Judi – ALA Editions, 2012
This companion volume to "Collaborative Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension," which covered lower grades, completes the educational arc by focusing on adolescent readers in grades 6-12. Drawing on the most current standards from the American Association for School Librarians (AASL) as well as cutting-edge research, this straightforward…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Secondary Schools, School Libraries
Nelson, Jennifer; Braafladt, Keith – ALA Editions, 2012
Technology may not be a magic wand, but innovative technology programming can genuinely help children become adept at navigating our increasingly wired world while also helping them develop deductive reasoning, math, and other vital literacy skills. One of the simplest and most powerful tools for technology-based public library programming is…
Descriptors: Programming Languages, Time Management, Computer Uses in Education, Public Libraries
Graham, Warren – ALA Editions, 2012
Sharing expertise gleaned from more than two decades as a library security manager, Graham demonstrates that libraries can maintain their best traditions of openness and public access by creating an unobtrusive yet effective security plan. In straightforward language, the author: (1) Shows how to easily set clear expectations for visitors'…
Descriptors: Libraries, Safety, Security Personnel, Library Administration
MacMillan, Kathy; Kirker, Christine – ALA Editions, 2012
This time-saving program planner for librarians and classroom teachers alike includes everything you need to get started--reading lists, flannelboard patterns, poems, songs, easy crafts, even take-home activities to extend the learning process. The many creative ideas packed inside include: (1) Activities keyed to popular classroom themes, with…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Emergent Literacy, Library Skills, Spanish
Pearlmutter, Jane; Nelson, Paul – ALA Editions, 2012
Anyone at the helm of a small public library knows that every little detail counts. But juggling the responsibilities that are part and parcel of the job is far from easy. Finally, here's a handbook that includes everything administrators need to keep a handle on library operations, freeing them up to streamline and improve how the organization…
Descriptors: Library Administration, Public Libraries, Library Services, Budgeting
Kahn, Miriam B. – ALA Editions, 2012
Fire, water, mold, construction problems, power-outages--mishaps like these can not only bring library services to a grinding halt, but can also destroy collections and even endanger employees. Preparing for the unexpected is the foundation of a library's best response. Expert Kahn comes to the rescue with this timely update of the best…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Libraries, Library Administration, Preservation
Northrup, Mary – ALA Editions, 2012
Providing descriptive annotations of the best children's picture books published in the last decade, this comprehensive overview is perfect for librarians, teachers, parents, daycare providers, and anyone who works with young children. It is both an excellent tool for collection development and an abundant resource for planning storytimes and…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Evaluation Criteria, Poetry, Folk Culture
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