March 3, 2010

AL Direct

Posted in Professional Success at 9:56 pm by melissaautumn

Looking for a free way to stay up to date on what’s happening in the world of libraries? Try AL Direct, the weekly email newletter from ALA.

AL Direct is automatically sent to all members of ALA, but non-members can sign up to receive the emails. The newsletter features stories about current happenings in libraries nationwide, as well as updates from various ALA divisions and announcements of new books, web resources and professional development opportunities. Far from being a lightweight email that lacks substance, I find AL Direct usually has more content than I can digest in one sitting.

If you are a student looking for an easy way to learn about professional trends and news without having to subscribe to an expensive professional journal, AL Direct is a wonderful resource – try it!