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Russell, Carrie – ALA Editions, 2023
Reflecting the dominance of digital technologies and networks across much of the country, this timely update of Russell's handbook demonstrates how school librarians and educators can effectively advance learning while respecting intellectual property law. Particularly in places of learning, technology is all-pervasive; because everyone is always…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Librarians, Teachers, Copyrights
Ann Medaille – ALA Editions, 2023
Demonstrating how learning theories are applicable to a variety of real-world contexts, this book will help library workers better understand how people learn so that they can improve support for instruction on their campuses and in their communities. From makerspaces to book clubs, from media facilities to group study spaces, from special events…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Libraries, Librarians, Learning Theories
Susan D. Ballard; Sara Kelly Johns – ALA Editions, 2023
What is your school library's brand? This book will help school librarians improve their practice and strengthen their influence within their learning communities, increasing positive perceptions of school libraries through developing a brand in alignment with the AASL Standards. Branding isn't just for companies and celebrities. Your school…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Marketing, Reputation, Library Development
Hosier, Allison – ALA Editions, 2022
Librarians know that information literacy is much more complex and nuanced than the basic library research skill that it's often portrayed as; in fact, as outlined by the ACRL Framework, research is a contextual activity. But the settings in which we teach often constrain our ability to take a more layered approach. This book not only shows you…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Information Literacy, Information Sources, Library Instruction
Kelsey, Sigrid, Ed. – ALA Editions, 2022
This book provides real-world advice and ideas drawn from case studies to help academic libraries support students academically, socially, and financially, especially those who are facing barriers. Academic libraries are confronting a myriad of challenges, including consequences stemming from the pandemic, the changing demographics of student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Social Development, Student Financial Aid, Academic Libraries
Bauder, Julia, Ed. – ALA Editions, 2022
Armed with this guide's strategies and concrete examples, subject librarians, data services librarians, and scholarly communication librarians will be inspired to roll up their sleeves and get involved with teaching research data management competencies to students and faculty. The usefulness of research data management skills bridges numerous…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
Madigan, Maura – ALA Editions, 2022
This inspiring tool demonstrates how project-based learning (PBL) projects can be used in a variety of settings and provides coaching for educators who aspire to create their own projects. Madigan's book delivers flexible, interdisciplinary, learner-driven projects that support the "National School Library Standards." Readers will find…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach
Folk, Amanda L.; Overbey, Tracey – ALA Editions, 2022
Using an evidence-based approach, including the authors' own cutting-edge research, this Special Report shares antiracist recommendations for practice that will help librarians in all settings identify and address explicit and implicit racial bias. Librarianship is still a predominantly white profession. It is essential that current practitioners…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Librarians, Identification, Racism
Givens, Marlee, Ed.; Slutskaya, Sofia, Ed. – ALA Editions, 2022
Technical services departments are increasingly expected to do more with less, which means that finding a balance between meeting service demands and developing staff knowledge and skills is more challenging than ever. Today's next gen catalogs, changing cataloging rules, and diverse formats and delivery models demand that technical services…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Libraries, Library Services, Staff Development
Buckley, Kimberli S. – ALA Editions, 2022
Mastering life skills such as financial management, career development, cooking, and self-care is important for young and emerging adults as well as older patrons. This book guides libraries towards providing programs and activities that help their users expand these life skills and accomplish their goals. Between making financial decisions,…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Money Management, Decision Making, Family Work Relationship
Schlosser, Maureen – ALA Editions, 2022
Learners encounter social and emotional challenges every day. Some rise to the demands, while others struggle. Social and emotional learning (SEL) lessons can help all learners thrive. Busy school librarians and educators who appreciate the power of teaching with picture books will celebrate this all-in-one text designed to promote SEL through the…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Picture Books, School Libraries, Student Development
Anderson, Amelia – ALA Editions, 2021
This second edition provides key information, updated program ideas, and practical tips that will help library workers feel more prepared to serve members of this prevalent population. Since the first edition of this landmark guide was published, there has been increased interest in services for library patrons on the autism spectrum; indeed, more…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Adolescents
Hess, Amanda Nichols – ALA Editions, 2020
Does your online instruction program sometimes feel like a constant scramble to keep pace with requests and deadlines? Modular design is the answer. Approaching projects, whether large and small, with an eye towards future uses will put you on the path to accomplishing broader, organizational goals. And by intentionally building documentation and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Instructional Design, Teaching Methods, Open Educational Resources
Weisburg, Hilda K. – ALA Editions, 2020
Your library is your classroom, and you are responsible for it no matter what's happening there. Ineffective classroom management can hamper or completely negate your efforts at creating a strong library program, and that's true whether you're a new school librarian just starting out or one with many years under your belt. This powerful resource…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Librarians, School Libraries, Discipline Problems
Rinio, Deborah – ALA Editions, 2020
Using STEAM activities, this book places school librarians at the intersection with inquiry in an elementary school. Learners will think like a scientist and design like an engineer using an iterative process to make authentic learning connections and develop a growth mindset. Designed to be completed in 30-minute class periods, 14 scaffolded…
Descriptors: Art Education, STEM Education, Elementary School Students, Authentic Learning
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