Young Adult Programs and Services
How Are You Celebrating Autism In Your Libraries In April?Posted by Rob Christopher on 04/06/2023
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.
“We need to have difficult conversations, but they should be respectful ones”: Belinha S. De Abreu on media literacy and social justicePosted by Rob Christopher on 04/13/2022
In his Foreword to Belinha S. De Abreu's new book, Yohuru Williams writes, "Young people are literally bombarded with images and information, raw and unfiltered. The contours of when and how they receive information have changed dramatically from just a few years ago, resulting, on the positive side, in a democratization of information, and on the negative side, in the monumental task of discriminating fact from fiction while discerning credible sources ...
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
New books, products, special events from ALA Publishing at Annual Conference in Washington DCPosted by Admin Admin on 05/29/2019
Shop and browse the ALA Store at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition for products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs—as well as fun gift items. Located near the main entrance to the Exhibit Hall on the lower level of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the ALA Store hours are:
Kenneth J. Varnum surveys top tech trends for librariesPosted by Admin Admin on 03/22/2019
If you want to learn about library technology, whether past, present, or future, Kenneth J. Varnum is exactly the right person to talk to. Senior Program Manager for Discovery, Delivery, and Library Analytics at the University of Michigan Library, he has more than two decades of experience working with public-facing technology in academic, corporate, and special libraries.
Michelle Reale on igniting a spirit of inquiry in studentsPosted by Admin Admin on 02/19/2019
How do you guide students to move beyond just finding answers and towards critical thinking? It's exactly the approach Michelle Reale outlines in her new book Inquiry and Research: A Relational Approach in the Classroom. An associate professor and head of access services and outreach at Arcadia University, she took some time out from her duties to speak with us about the epiphany behind writing the book, the role of reflective practice in information literacy, and much more.