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What is the Text Encoding Initiative?

by Lou Burnard

The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines have long been regarded as the de facto standard for the preparation of digital textual resources in the scholarly research community. For the beginner, they offer...


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 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...


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.


Library as Safe Haven: Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery; A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians

by Deborah D. Halsted, Shari C. Clifton & Daniel T. Wilson

Libraries have always played a special role in times of disaster by continuing to provide crucial information and services.


The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Blends

by Megan M. McArdle

In this informative and entertaining book McArdle gets library staff up to speed on these engaging titles, showing how such crossover fiction appeals to fanbases of multiple genres.


Fundamentals of librarianship

by Marco Casella

This book is a point of reference for all those who want to learn the cataloguing technique in a library. It is divided into three parts. In the first part, the concept and the function of the catalogue is defined,...


Library Services for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders

by Lesley S. J. Farmer

Farmer offers librarians in or outside a school environment all the information they need to build a library literacy program geared towards children with autism spectrum disorders.


Information Literacy Instruction that Works: A Guide to Teaching by Discipline and Student Population, Second Edition

by Patrick Ragains

Readers will find strategies and techniques for teaching college and university freshmen, community college students, students with disabilities, and those in distance learning programs.


Everyday HR: A Human Resources Handbook for Academic Library Staff

by Gail Munde

Munde clears the air in her new handbook, providing basic explanations and rationales for the most common and practical applications of HR management in colleges, universities and academic libraries.


Tablet Computers in School Libraries and Classrooms

by Heather Moorfield-Lang, Carolyn Meier & Rebecca K. Miller

This succinct e-book speaks directly to librarians and educators working with young people, pointing the way towards intelligent, constructive use of tablets to attain educational goals.


Folktales Aloud: Practical Advice for Playful Storytelling

by Janice M. Del Negro

For young listeners the folktale is a perfect gateway to the exciting worlds of culture and literature, and Del Negro's book invites their engagement with proven techniques and original story scripts that can...


Developing Collections to Empower Learners

by Sue C. Kimmel

Developing Collections to Empower Learners examines collection development in the context of today's shifts toward digital resources while emphasizing the foundational beliefs of the school library profession....


Tablet Computers in the Academic Library

by Rebecca K. Miller, Heather Moorefield-Lang & Carolyn Meier

This roundup of the latest discussions on the topic is a relevant prism through which readers can discover ways to improve reference and instructional services at all academic libraries.