Systems and Technologies
Moving beyond the basics: an interview with Allison Hosier about information literacy instructionPosted by Rob Christopher on 06/02/2022
Using context when teaching information literacy is an approach that can lead to a substantive and enduring impact on students' lifelong learning. In her new book, instructor and information literacy scholar Alison Hosier takes readers through each step of the research process, sharing ideas for adding context no matter the mode of teaching.
“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 ...
Compact copyright: an interview with author Sara R. BensonPosted by Rob Christopher on 10/19/2021
Insights on marketing with social media: an interview with Beth C. Thomsett-ScottPosted by Rob Christopher on 10/05/2020
Needless to say, in our current circumstances social media as a marketing tool is more important than ever for libraries, not only to promote their services but also to build community. For the all-new second edition of Marketing with Social Media, a LITA Guide published in cooperation with ALA Editions, editor Beth C. Thomsett-Scott gathers a range of contributors to explore real-world uses of library marketing technology.
Rachel Ivy Clarke on design thinking and librariesPosted by Admin Admin on 02/05/2020
"I think taking a design thinking approach offers possibilities for empathy and creativity," says Rachel Ivy Clarke. In her volume of the Library Futures Series, she delves into the design thinking process model and demonstrates how the viewpoint is applicable to all library products and services.
Blockchain and the future of libraries: an interview with Sandra Hirsh and Susan AlmanPosted by Admin Admin on 11/11/2019
With its high level of transparency and accuracy, blockchain technology is a concept with far-reaching implications for the future of recordkeeping. In the newest volume of the Library Futures Series, Sandra Hirsh and Susan Alman lay out blockchain's challenges and opportunities. We recently had the chance to speak with them about how they originally got interested in the technology and where they see it leading next.
An interview with Laura A. Millar: "Truth matters. Facts matter. Evidence matters more."Posted by Admin Admin on 07/26/2019
The first volume in the new Archival Futures series published jointly by the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and ALA Neal-Schuman, Laura A. Millar's new book A Matter of Facts: The Value of Evidence in an Information Age is an urgent manifesto for our "post truth" world.
"Anonymity is as important for librarians to understand, support, and promote as privacy": an interview with Alison Macrina and Talya CooperPosted by Admin Admin on 07/03/2019
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