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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...


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...


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 Librarian as Information Consultant: Transforming Reference for the Information Age

by Sarah Murphy

Murphy innovatively rethinks the philosophy behind current library reference services in this thought-provoking book.


Developing an Outstanding Core Collection

by Carol Alabaster

Carol Alabaster focuses on developing a collection with high-quality materials while saving time and money.


Libraries Got Game

by Brian Mayer & Christopher Harris

From promoting the idea to teachers and administrators to aligning specific games to state and national education standards, this book will help you build a strong collection that speaks to enhanced learning...


Writing and Publishing

by Carol Smallwood

"Writing and Publishing" will serve as a great resource, whether in taking the anxiety out of writing or refining your style, you'll use this book as much as your pen or keyboard!


Business Librarianship and Entrepreneurship Outreach

by Karen MacDonald & Hal Kirkwood

The changing landscape of business information has created opportunities for business librarians to move beyond being reactive to business information needs to become proactive participants in business development...


The Teaching Library: Approaches to Assessing Information Literacy Instruction

by Scott Walter

Get the information needed to advocate for the significance of your library!

How do you make the case that your library is a valuable instruction center? The Teaching Library helps librarians assess data on...


Hiring, Training, and Supervising Library Shelvers

by Patricia Tunstall

How do you find good library shelvers and keep them for more than a few months? Tunstall gives practical advice to help you do just that with a complete overview on how to hire, test, train, and retain shelvers....


Libraries and the Mobile Web

by Cody Hanson

For libraries to stay relevant, they must be able to offer content and services through the mobile web.


Web Scale Discovery Services

by Jason Vaughan

To help individual libraries evaluate which service will best meet the needs of the library and its community, this report provides detailed evaluation questions and concludes with a section providing additional...


Privacy and Freedom of Information in 21st-Century Libraries: A Library Technology Report

by Jason Griffey & Office for Intellectual Freedom OIF

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom has assembled an all-star cast of writers to explore the challenges to privacy that ongoing shifts in technology have created, and how librarians can address them.


The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction

by Joyce G. Saricks

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.


Writing Reviews for Readers' Advisory

by Brad Hooper

Reviews are an important resource for readers' advisory and collection development. They are also a helpful promotional tool, introducing patrons to what is new on the shelf.


Medical Library Downsizing: Administrative, Professional, and Personal Strategies for Coping with Change

by Michael Schott

Learn how to stay ahead of the game when budgets and staff are cut

Medical Library Downsizing: Administrative, Professional, and Personal Strategies for Coping with Change explores corporate downsizing and other...


Planning, Renovating, Expanding, and Constructing Library Facilities in Hospitals, Academic Medical

by M Sandra Wood & Elizabeth Connor

Get the tools to meet the challenge of building or renovating a library!

The challenge of renovating or constructing a library requires organizational skill, resourcefulness, creativity, and willingness to compromise....


Legal Issues for Library and Information Managers

by William Z Nasri

Here is a useful and readable volume about important and controversial legal issues of concern to all library managers and information professionals. Learn the implications of the complex, relevant laws on collective...