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Publications

An updated guide to street lit and urban fiction

CHICAGO — Addressing with unflinching grit the concerns and problems of city living and survival in the United States, street lit encompasses some of the most in-demand titles in American public libraries’ collections. The thoroughly revised second edition of “,” published by ۰̨ͼEditions, will help library workers, teachers, and other community-based educators encourage reading and library use by meeting patrons' reading interests and information needs.

Newly updated handbook of library architecture

CHICAGO — The second edition of “,” published by ۰̨ͼEditions, covers everything from planning completely new library buildings to small remodeling projects. Library directors, board members, and planning professionals will want this newly updated resource close at hand before, during, and after any library construction project. With a dash of humor, authors Fred Schlipf, Joe Huberty, and John A.

New e-book spotlights free and low-cost library programming

CHICAGO — There’s no need to spend hours trying to come up with creative programming ideas—bestselling library activity guru Ellyssa Kroski has already done all the hard work for you! Largely drawn from contributions by library workers across the country, “,” published by ۰̨ͼEditions, is a cornucopia of ideas for inspiring countless fun and engaging programs at your library.

Liberatory librarianship

CHICAGO — How does librarianship help people to be free? How is library capacity and expertise used to increase freedom, justice, and community? “,” published by ۰̨ͼEditions in collaboration with Core, unpacks these questions, and many others, to reveal ways that library workers and their institutions are applying skills, knowledge, abilities, professional ethics, and personal commitment to practice liberatory librarianship.

New from ACRL - “Universal Design for Learning in Academic Libraries: Theory into Practice”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “,” edited by Danielle Skaggs and Rachel M. McMullin.

Michelle Demeter Appointed College & Research Libraries Editor

ACRL announces the appointment of Michelle Demeter, head of instruction and undergraduate services at New York University, to the post of editor for (C&RL). Demeter will serve as editor-designate for the journal beginning July 1, 2024, and begin an initial three-year term as editor on July 1, 2025.

Introduction to Documentation Studies

CHICAGO — What do a composer, a writer, a painter, a historian, a political activist, and a social agency office have in common? They all create documents to communicate and inform the world, making documentation a necessity for any human interaction in society.

New 'Field Guides' column from policy experts to explore key library issues

WASHINGTON — The ۰̨ͼ (ALA) announced today a new column in American Libraries magazine, “.” Featuring experts in policy areas ranging from artificial intelligence and copyright to digital access and equity, the new column will provide ۰̨ͼmembers, library advocates, and library professionals in all settings with insights into the policy issues facing the field today – and tomorrow.  

Library services and healthcare knowledge in the UK

CHICAGO — Published by Facet Publishing and available through the ۰̨ͼStore, “” explores the range of roles in this important area of practice, from "traditional" librarian roles to those that break new ground, from clinical, embedded, and outreach librarians to knowledge management workers.

New from ACRL - “Supporting Student Parents in the Academic Library: Designing Spaces, Policies, and Services”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “” by Kelsey Keyes and Ellie Dworak, a guide to engaging with and aiding the student parents in your libraries and leading the charge in making your institutions more family friendly.