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The Library Staff Development Handbook

by Mary Grace Flaherty

The Library Staff Development Handbook: How to Maximize Your Library’s Most Important Resource provides practical tips, suggestions for resources, and concrete examples for addressing the multiple and varied...


Information and Innovation

by Jean P. Shipman & Barbara A. Ulmer

As academic health sciences centers look toward innovative product development as their new income source with the decline of clinical income and research dollars, health sciences librarians and libraries can...


Assessing Library Space for Learning

by Susan E. Montgomery

With the surge in electronic access to the library’s resources, there has been an ongoing discussion about the need for a physical library building. On a college or university campus, the library is a destination...


Collections Vol 13 N2

by Juilee Decker

This issue of the journal is themed with a focus on Storytelling: Oral Histories, Archives, and Museums. Articles address methods, case studies, and theoretical approaches taken by museum and archives professionals...


Access to Information, Technology, and Justice

by Ursula Gorham

Over the past fifteen years, the dramatic increase of online self-help legal re-sources, information, and tools specifically developed for use by low-income individuals without legal counsel has been promoted...


Archival Arrangement and Description

by Lois Hamill

Archival Arrangement and Description: Analog to Digital teaches the core functions of arrangement and description.

A historical summary grounds new archivists to assess proposed changes for digital files. After...


Six Issues Facing Libraries Today

by John M. Budd

This book addresses some of the most pressing issues in library and information science. It offers informed insight and perspectives on six essential and timely questions facing the profession:

  • What is information?...


Trigger Warnings

by Emily J. M. Knox

With “triggered” as Google’s most searched word of 2016, trigger warnings have become a prevalent yet controversial concept in American higher education and society. As the debate over the value and place...


A History of Archival Practice

by Paul Delsalle & Margaret Procter

This revised translation of the classic 1998 Une histoire de l'archivistique provides a wide-ranging international survey of developments in archival practices and management, from the ancient world to the present...


British Librarianship and Information Work 1991-2000

by J.H. Bowman

This important reference volume covers developments in almost every aspect of British library and information work during the ten-year period 1991-2000. Some forty contributors, all of whom are experts in their...


Providing Reference Services

by John Gottfried & Katherine Pennavaria

Providing Reference Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians was written with the working librarian in mind; it focuses on specific methods and information to help foster effective, exceptional results. Topics...


Protecting Patron Privacy

by Bobbi Newman & Bonnie Tijerina

Although privacy is one of the core tenets of librarianship, technology changes have made it increasingly difficult for libraries to ensure the privacy of their patrons in the 21st century library.

This authoritative...


This Is What a Librarian Looks Like: A Celebration of Libraries, Communities, and Access to Information

by Kyle Cassidy

In 2014, author and photographer Kyle Cassidy published a photo essay on Slate.com called "This is What A Librarian Looks Like," a montage of portraits and a tribute to librarians. Since then, Cassidy has made...


The LITA Leadership Guide

by Carl Antonucci & Sharon Clapp

The LITA Leadership Guide from the American Library Association division charged with information technology brings together three important professional development topics -- leadership, entrepreneurship, and...


Cruising the Library: Perversities in the Organization of Knowledge

by Melissa Adler

Cruising the Library examines the ways in which library classifications have organized sexuality and sexual perversion. The author studies the Library of Congress Subject Headings and Classification, as well...


Inherent Strategies in Library Management

by Masanori Koizumi

Inherent Strategies in Library Management describes general and specific strategies for libraries based on core library values, and does so through concrete research. Many strategic management books for libraries...


Digital Disruption and Electronic Resource Management in Libraries

by Nihar K. Dr. Patra

Digital Disruption and Electronic Resource Management in Libraries identifies issues in the management of e-resources. The paradigm shift from Electronic Resources to Electronic Resource Management (ERM) has...


Sex, Brains, and Video Games: Information and Inspiration for Youth Services Librarians

by Jennifer Burek Pierce

Educators and practitioners, as well as students preparing to enter the field, will all benefit from this compact overview of contemporary research on adolescence.


Media Freedom and Right to Information in Africa

by Tilo Grätz, Miguel de Barros & Luca Bussotti

This e-book is the result of a panel organized in the Fifth European Congress of African Studies (ECAS 5) that took place in Lisbon in June 2013. We thought of organizing this panel on “Press Freedom and Right...


Organizing Knowledge: An Introduction to Managing Access to Information

by Jennifer Rowley & Richard Hartley

The fourth edition of this standard student text, Organizing Knowledge, incorporates extensive revisions reflecting the increasing shift towards a networked and digital information environment, and its impact...