ACRL announces a new occasional monographic series: ACRL Active Guides. Active Guides are practical guides to workplace issues. Each issue presents underlying theories while providing the reader with practical tools for working on the workplace issue at hand. In Active Guides you will find worksheets, templates, guides, brief assessment tools, and tips for thinking through and planning for the specific workplace issue.
These reasonably priced guides are appropriate for bulk purchase by libraries seeking resources for workforce development.
ACRL is also pleased to announce the publication of the first issue in the Active Guide series: Life-Work Balance by Melanie Hawks, Learning and Development Coordinator, University of Utah Marriott Library. Life-Work Balance (ISBN 978-0-8939-8478-9) is now available through the ALA Online Store or through the toll-free number: 866-746-7252.
Forthcoming Active Guides are: Active Guide #2: Influencing without Authority (Fall 2008) and Active Guide #3: Conversations That Work: Conducting Performance Assessments (Winter 2008).