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Social Media Curation

by Joyce Kasman Valenza

This issue of Library Technology Reports draws from 17 in-depth interviews to show how libraries are using social media to collect, organize, share, and interpret-in short, how to tell a digital story.


Using iPhones, iPads, and iPods: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Matthew Connolly & Tony Cosgrave

Using iPhones and iPads: A Practical Guide for Librarians offers library professionals a clear path to Apple readiness. The authors combine their experience in library public services and mobile technology to...


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...


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...


Information Privacy Fundamentals for Librarians and Information Professionals

by Cherie L. Givens

This book introduces library and information professionals to information privacy, provides an overview of information privacy in the library and information science context, U.S. privacy laws by sector, information...


Curriculum-Based Library Instruction: From Cultivating Faculty Relationships to Assessment

by Amy Blevins & Megan Inman

Curriculum-Based Library Instruction: From Cultivating Faculty Relationships to Assessment highlights the movement beyond one-shot instruction sessions, specifically focusing on situations where academic librarians...


Usability Testing: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Rebecca Blakiston

Do you want to improve the usability of your library website, but feel that it is too difficult, time-consuming, or expensive? Usability Testing: A Practical Guide for Librarians will teach you how to make the...


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...


Creating a Streaming Video Collection for Your Library

by Cheryl J. Duncan & Erika Day Peterson

Creating a Streaming Video Collection for Your Library covers the main processes associated with streaming video, from licensing to access and evaluation, and will serve as a key reference and source of best...


Implementing Web-Scale Discovery Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by JoLinda Thompson

Implementing Web-Scale Discovery Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians is a source for librarians seeking to evaluate, purchase, and implement a web-scale discovery service. The book breaks down each phase...


Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by John J. Burke

Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians helps librarians create DIY (do-it-youself) spaces in academic or public libraries. Through this text, librarians will understand the mindset behind the maker movement;...


The Education of Alice M. Jordan: Navigating a Career in Children's Librarianship

by Gale Eaton

A long overdue biography of Alice M. Jordan (1870-1960), head of youth services at the Boston Public Library from 1902 to 1940 and one of the pioneers of children’s librarianship. Between the Age of Sail and...


Coaching in the Library

by Ruth F. Metz

Experienced librarian and coach Ruth Metz outlines a focused and results-oriented plan for achieving the best results from staff members through a coaching style of management.


Using Functional Analysis in Archival Appraisal: A Practical and Effective Alternative to Traditional Appraisal Methodologies

by Marcus C. Robyns

In an age of scarcity and the challenge of electronic records, can archivists and records managers continue to rely upon traditional methodology essentially unchanged since the early 1950s? Using Functional...


Outreach: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections

by Kate Theimer

Outreach: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections explores how archives of different sizes and types are reaching out to new potential users and increasing awareness of programs and collections....


Aboriginal and Visible Minority Librarians: Oral Histories from Canada

by Deborah Lee & Mahalakshmi Kumaran

This book, the first of its kind in Canada, is a collection of chapters from Aboriginal and visible minority librarians, working in Canada, speaking about the challenges they face in their profession; their...


Open Access

by Walt Crawford

Academic libraries routinely struggle to afford access to expensive journals, and patrons may not be able to obtain every scholarly paper they need. Is Open Access (OA) the answer?


The Frugal Librarian

by Carol Smallwood

This collection speaks to universal concerns, presenting creative and resourceful solutions from dozens of librarians representing a wide variety of institutions.


Management: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections

by Kate Theimer

Management: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections explores the kinds of challenges that managers of archival programs face today and how those challenges can be met to achieve optimal results...