Thomas P. Mackey and Trudi E. Jacobson: metaliteracy is the perfect approach for combating a post-truth world

As outlined by Thomas P. Mackey and Trudi E. Jacobson, the concept of metaliteracy expands the scope of traditional information skills (determine, access, locate, understand, produce, and use information) to include the collaborative production and sharing of information in participatory digital environments (collaborate, produce, and share) prevalent in today's world.

RA experts Neal Wyatt and Joyce G. Saricks discuss the new Resources for Readers pamphlets

Someone is asking if you might suggest a good suspense novel with a strong female point of view. Oh, they also like to read horror stories now and then but they'd prefer to avoid books of the blood-and-guts variety. Armed with one of the Psychological Suspense Resources for Readers pamphlets,  you quickly suggest Black-Eyed Susans, by Julia Heaberlin and The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson. And guess what? You're an RA hero!

Erin Berman talks about taking tech to the streets

In her new book Your Technology Outreach Adventure: Tools for Human-Centered Problem Solving, Erin Berman dives into how to use design thinking skills to undertake technology-based outreach. Based on her team's experiences at  San José Public Library, which ranged from videomaking in a skate park to e-readers for seniors, she simplifies the process by showing ways that libraries can try out ideas quickly and learn from missteps.

Interview: Patricia C. Franks surveys the RIM landscape

As a writer and teacher, Patricia C. Franks has the great gift of making complicated and often abstract concepts like "information" and "records" easy to grasp. So it's no wonder that her book Records and Information Management was an immediate bestseller, a hit with both students and practitioners. Now, after several years of work, the revised and updated second edition has just been published and promises to be every bit as successful.

Judi Moreillon on maximizing school librarian leadership

Chair of AASL’s Innovative Approaches to Literacy Task Force from 2016-2018 and past member of the ALA/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on School/Public Library Cooperation, Judi Moreillon has been a champion of the school librarian as instructional partner for decades.