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Librarians as Community Partners

by Carol Smallwood

Including 66 focused snapshots of outreach in action, this resource reflects the creative solutions of librarians searching for new and innovative ways to build programs that meet customer needs while expanding...


Digital Media Labs in Libraries

by Amanda L. Goodman

Families share stories with each other and veterans reconnect with their comrades, while teens edit music videos and then upload them to the web: all this and more can happen in the digital media lab (DML)


Libraries and the Affordable Care Act: Helping the Community Understand Health-care Options

by Francisca Goldsmith

This important guide, the first written specifically for library staff, offers best practices, advice, and examples of library responses from the first open enrollment period (October 2013-March 2014).


New on the Job: A School Librarian's Guide to Success, Second Edition

by Hilda K. Weisburg & Ruth Toor

From job search strategies and discovering work philosophy to the nitty-gritty details of creating acceptable use policies, this revised and updated edition, which includes a new foreword from Sarah Kelly Johns,...


Library Consortia: Models for Collaboration and Sustainability

by Valerie Horton & Greg Pronevitz

With over 35 years of experience managing five different library consortia between them, Horton and Pronevitz are uniquely qualified to show how consortia have been transforming themselves, offering new services...


The Readers' Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction

by Jennifer S. Baker

Emphasizing an appreciation of historical fiction in its many forms and focusing on what fans enjoy, this guide provides a fresh take on a durable genre.


The Small Library Manager's Handbook

by Alice Graves

The Small Library Manager’s Handbook is for librarians working in all types of small libraries. It covers the everyday nuts-and-bolts operations that all librarians must perform. This handbook, written by...


The FRBR Family of Conceptual Models: Toward a Linked Bibliographic Future

by Richard P. Smiraglia, Pat Riva & Maja Žumer

Since 1998 when FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) was first published by IFLA, the effort to develop and apply FRBR has been extended in many innovative and experimental directions. Papers...


Library Programs for Teens: Mystery Theater

by Karen J. Siwak

Library Programs for Teens: Mystery Theater provides readers with complete instructions to create a successful mystery theater program. This guide solves the ever puzzling programming issues of timing, setting...


Critical Thinking Within the Library Program

by John Spencer & Christopher Millson-Martula

While academic librarians frequently discuss critical thinking and its relationship to information literacy, the literature does not contain an abundance of sources on the topic. Therefore, this works provides...


A Librarian's Guide to an Uncertain Job Market

by Jeannette Woodward

This Special Report provides the compassionate guidance and pragmatic support that librarians will need to survive possible career crises and reenter the job market with renewed confidence.


Workplace Learning & Leadership

by Lori Reed & Paul Signorelli

In this practical resource, leading workplace trainers Reed and Signorelli offer guidance on improving the effectiveness of training programs.


The Challenge of Library Management

by Wyoma vanDuinkerken & Pixey Anne Mosley

Peppered with short narratives that use real-life examples of change principles, this book helps managers reassure their staff that change can be an opportunity for reflection and personal growth.


The Network Reshapes the Library: Lorcan Dempsey on Libraries, Services and Networks

by Lorcan Dempsey & Kenneth J. Varnum

Since he began posting in 2003, Dempsey has used his blog to explore nearly every important facet of library technology, from the emergence of Web 2.0 as a concept to open source ILS tools and the push to web-scale...


The Common Core in Grades K-3: Top Nonfiction Titles from School Library Journal and The Horn Book Magazine

by Roger Sutton & Daryl Grabarek

The Common Core in Grades K–3 is the second in a series of comprehensive tools to tap into the vast flow of recently published books for children and teens, offering recommendations of exemplary titles for...


Cataloging for School Librarians

by Marie Kelsey

Cataloging for School Librarians presents theories and practices of cataloging and classifying print, non-print, and other materials. The text covers AACR2, RDA, FRBR, Sears, and Dewey Decimal, along with examples...


Guide to Reference in Business and Economics

by Steven W. Sowards & Elisabeth Leonard

Focusing on print and electronic sources that are key to business and economics reference, this work is a must-have for every reference desk.


Guide to Reference: Essential General Reference and Library Science Sources

by Jo Bell Whitlatch & Susan E. Searing

Ideal for public, school, and academic libraries looking to freshen up their reference collection, as well as for LIS students and instructors conducting research, this resource collects the cream of the crop...


Intellectual Freedom for Teens: A Practical Guide for Young Adult & School Librarians

by Kristin Fletcher-Spear & Kelly Tyler

It's important for YA librarians to understand the types of challenges occurring in libraries around the nation and to be ready to deal with such challenges when they occur.


Licensing in Libraries: Practical and Ethical Aspects

by Karen Rupp-Serrano

Seasoned professionals examine essential licensing issues

Licensing in Libraries: Practical and Ethical Aspects is designed to help librarians, publishers, students, and professionals in library licensing stay...