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Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communication: Policy and Infrastructure

by Kevin L. Smith & Katherine A. Dickson

This volume of Creating the 21st-Century Academic Library looks closely at issues of policy and infrastructure for libraries that wish to provide leadership on their campus in the transition to more open forms...


Defending Frequently Challenged Young Adult Books: A Handbook for Librarians and Educators

by Pat R. Scales

This authoritative handbook gives you the information you need to defend challenged books with an informed response and ensure free access to young book lovers. With a profile of each book that includes its...


Translating Expertise: The Librarian's Role in Translational Research

by Marisa L. Conte

Translating Expertise: The Librarian’s Role in Translational Research demystifies translational research by providing a comprehensive historical background and context on the CTSA program, including the impact...


Teen Services Today: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Sara K. Joiner & Geri Swanzy

Teen Services Today: A Practical Guide for Librarians gives all library staff the tools they need to work with teens. Whether you are the teen librarian, the clerk who’s been assigned to ‘do something’...


The Library's Legal Answers for Meeting Rooms and Displays

by Mary Minow & Tomas A. Lipinski

Grounded in the authors' expert guidance, this e-book will give your staff the knowledge they need to keep your library out of messy legal problems.


Librarians and Instructional Designers: Collaboration and Innovation

by Joe Eshleman & Richard Moniz

With a firm foundation on best practices drawn from a variety of institutions, this book maps out a partnership between academic librarians and instructional designers that will lead to improved outcomes.


Becoming a Media Mentor: A Guide for Working with Children and Families

by Claudia Haines & Cen Campbell

Guiding children's librarians to define, solidify, and refine their roles as media mentors, this book in turn will help facilitate digital literacy for children and families.


Knowledge Management in Libraries: Concepts, Tools and Approaches

by Mohammad Nazim & Bhaskar Mukherjee

Knowledge Management in Libraries: Concepts, Tools and Approaches brings to the forefront the increasing recognition of the value of knowledge and information to individuals, organizations, and communities,...


Working with Text: Tools, Techniques and Approaches for Text Mining

by Emma Tonkin & Gregory J.L Tourte

What is text mining, and how can it be used? What relevance do these methods have to everyday work in information science and the digital humanities? How does one develop competences in text mining? Working...


The Library's Legal Answers for Makerspaces

by Mary Minow & Tomas A. Lipinski

Untangling the knotty legal questions surrounding makerspaces, the authors' straightforward answers will empower libraries to use makerspaces to foster a true sense of community.


Institutionalising fragility

by Paola Dubini, Simone Autera, Marta Equi Pierazzini & Massimiliano Tarantino et al.

The sustainability of cultural organisations and their positioning in contemporary society are increasingly relevant topics among practitioners and scholars interested in the cultural field. Foundations, research...


The Librarian's Introduction to Programming Languages: A LITA Guide

by Beth Thomsett-Scott

The Librarian’s Introduction to Programming Languages presents case studies and practical

applications for using the top programming languages in library and information settings. While

there are books and Web...


Sentient Relics: Museums and Cinematic Affect

by Janice Baker

Sentient Relics explores museums through cinema and challenges the dominant focus of museum theory as an inclusion-exclusion debate. The author responds to the Enlightenment, 'rational' museum of reason contrasting...


Libraries, Leadership, and Scholarly Communication: Essays by Rick Anderson

by Rick Anderson

Ideal for browsing, the ideas in this collection will kickstart your brainstorming sessions and spur your organization to confront choices head on.


Engaging Babies in the Library: Putting Theory into Practice

by Debra J. Knoll

With Knoll's guidance, children's librarians will be informed and inspired to rise to the challenge of providing quality service to babies, toddlers, and care providers.


The Library's Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons

by Carol Smallwood

Library Roles in Achieving Financial Literacy among its Patrons is a collection of articles from 25 librarians in different parts of the U.S. and Canada, each contributing 3,000-4,000 words: concise chapters...


The Heart of Librarianship: Attentive, Positive, and Purposeful Change

by Michael Stephens

Bringing together ideas for practice, supporting evidence from recent research, and insights into what lies ahead, this book will inform and inspire librarians of all types.


Narrative-based Practice

by Peter Brophy

The telling of stories lies at the heart of human communication. In this important new book Peter Brophy introduces and explains the concept of story-telling or narrative-based practice in teaching, research,...


Forging the Future of Special Collections

by Arnold Hirshon & Robert H. Jackson

More than simply a guide to collection management, this book details myriad ways to forge the future of special collections, ensuring that these scholarly treasures advance knowledge for years to come.


Citation Tracking in Academic Libraries: An Overview

by Judith Mavodza

Citation Tracking in Academic Libraries: An Overview presents results from the overarching need for researchers to get relevant advice for their scholarly pursuits. This is even more critical in the fast changing...