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Every now and then I share a list of soon to-be-published and new books for school librarians. I haven’t read these books so these aren’t recommendations; I just like to share what’s new! Enjoy!
Connecting Children with Classics: A Reader-Centered Approach to Selecting and Promoting Great Literature by by Meagan Lacy and Pauline Dewan.
Amazon’s Description: “This readers’ advisory and collection development guide identifies hundreds of books that can help children connect with books and develop into engaged readers. It enables children’s librarians, collection development specialists in public libraries, as well as K–8 school librarians and teachers to choose from the best in traditional and modern children’s titles.”
Implementing the Information Literacy Framework: A Practical Guide for Librarians by Dave Harmeyer and Janice J. Baskin.
Amazon’s Description: “Implementing the Information Literacy Framework: A Practical Guide for Librarians is written with three types of people in mind: librarians, classroom educators, and students. This book and its website address the implementation of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Framework of Information Literacy in Higher Education. One of the few books written jointly by an academic librarian and a classroom faculty member, Implementing the Information Literacy Framework packs dozens of how-to ideas and strategies into ten chapters specifically intended for librarians and classroom instructors.”
Successful Summer Reading Programs for All Ages: A Practical Guide for Librarians by Katie Fitzgerald.
Amazon’s Description: “Successful Summer Reading Programs for All Ages: A Practical Guide for Librarians provides the tools necessary to put together successful summer reading programs for each of these different age groups. Key elements include:Sample program ideas for early childhood, school-age, teen, and adult readers to suit any summer reading theme, Best practices for promoting summer reading to the community, Troubleshooting for common difficulties associated with summer reading programs, Tips and tricks for using software programs to manage registration and track readers’ progress. Public librarians serving children, teens, and/or adults will find everything they need to put together a successful summer reading program in this comprehensive handbook.”
Planning Optimal Library Spaces: Principles, Processes, and Practices by David R. Moore, II and Eric C. Shoaf.
Amazon’s Description: “Planning Optimal Library Spaces: Principles, Process, and Practices demystifies library space planning, inspires creative thinking, and offers immediate how-to steps to rectify seemingly hopeless situations. It describes an approach to library space planning that introduces and combines a phased implementation strategy with traditional space planning to allow library transformations and renovations to be done as a single project or a series of smaller, separate, and more manageable phased interventions. It allows libraries to meet current needs sooner, as smaller funding opportunities arise, instead of waiting on completely funded projects to develop.”
Cataloging for School Librarians, 2nd Edition by Marie Kelsey.
Amazon’s Description: “Cataloging for School Librarians, Second Edition presents the theory and practice of cataloging and classification to students and practitioners needing a clear sequential process to help them overcome cataloging anxiety. By following the instructions in this book, the new cataloger will become proficient at creating bibliographic records that meet current national standards, and make library materials accessible to students and faculty. This new edition fully integrates RDA while referencing its antecedent, AACR2. FRBR, Sears, the Dewey Decimal Classification and the implications of Web-Scale Discovery services are covered. It presents numerous examples of how to catalog books, non-print and electronic library materials using the MARC format.”
Reading Still Matters: What the Research Reveals about Reading, Libraries, and Community by Catherine Ross, Lynne McKechnie, and Paulette Rothbauer.
Amazon’s Description: “Drawing on scholarly research findings, this book presents a cogent case that librarians can use to work towards prioritization of reading in libraries and in schools.”
Do any of these books look interesting to you? Can you recommend any other new reads? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!