Public Library Programs and Services
Cassell and Hiremath's updated introduction to reference and information servicesPosted by Rob Christopher on 01/03/2023
Making the connection: Amanda L. Folk and Tracey Overbey discuss libraries and the Black and African American experiencePosted by Rob Christopher on 09/22/2022
Still a predominantly white profession, librarianship has a legacy of racial discrimination, and we must face and better understand the ways in which race impacts how we meet users’ needs both now and in the future. Amanda L. Folk and Tracey Overbey, authors of two ALA Editions Special Reports, posit that identifying and acknowledging implicit and learned bias is a necessary step for moving forward.
"Keep the literal and figurative lights on; cockroaches hate that": Michael Cart on YA lit, censorship, and his new bookPosted by Rob Christopher on 05/23/2022
For well over a decade now, Michael Cart and his book Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism have served as invaluable guides to both the history and unfolding landscape of YA lit. Longtime columnist and reviewer for Booklist, as well as a prolific author and editor, Cart decided that the new fourth edition called for a sweeping update.
"Diversity of identities should be a celebration, not a burden": an interview with Jessica Anne BrattPosted by Rob Christopher on 02/22/2022
Children's librarians are taking seriously our profession’s calls for equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). They already know that popular storytimes can be an effective way to increase community representation and belonging at the library.
Free PDF with coloring pages, writing prompts, and uplifting quotes!Posted by Admin Admin on 05/19/2020
Free PDF e-book—Library as Safe Haven: Disaster Planning, Response, and RecoveryPosted by Admin Admin on 04/08/2020
Interview: Hillary Dodge on food literacy programs, resources, and ideasPosted by Admin Admin on 02/18/2020
In the view of author Hillary Dodge, with ties to information needs, social justice, and the maker movement, food literacy initiatives are a natural fit for libraries. Her new book Gather ‘Round the Table: Food Literacy Programs, Resources, and Ideas for Libraries doesn't just make that case, it also showcases a host of food literacy programs from libraries across the country.
Incubating creativity: an interview with Erinn Batykefer and Laura Damon-MoorePosted by Admin Admin on 10/18/2019
As technology consultant David Weinberger puts it, “A platform provides resources that lets other people build things.” The library is an ideal platform for creativity; a new book from Erinn Batykefer and Laura Damon-Moore, creators of the Library as Incubator Project, proves it.
Free programs from ALA Editions/ALA Neal-Schuman at Annual Conference in Washington DCPosted by Admin Admin on 06/03/2019
ALA Editions/ALA Neal-Schuman is pleased to present a selection of free programs at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition exploring the profession’s issues and trends. The programs scheduled to take place at the ALA Store, located near the main entrance to the Exhibit Hall on the lower level of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, are:
Saturday, June 22