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From Knowledge Abstraction to Management: Using Ranganathan's Faceted Schema to Develop Conceptual Frameworks for Digital Libraries

by Aparajita Suman

The increasing volume of information in the contemporary world entails demand for efficient knowledge management (KM) systems; a logical method of information organization that will allow proper semantic querying...


Integrity in Government through Records Management: Essays in Honour of Anne Thurston

by James Lowry & Justus Wamukoya

As a celebration of Anne Thurston’s pioneering work on records and archives management as an essential basis for demonstrating integrity in government, this excellent volume brings together scholars and practicing...


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...


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...


Licensing in Libraries: Practical and Ethical Aspects

by Karen Rupp-Serrano

Seasoned professionals examine essential licensing issues

Licensing in Libraries: Practical and Ethical Aspects is designed to help librarians, publishers, students, and professionals in library licensing stay...


Radical Information Literacy: Reclaiming the Political Heart of the IL Movement

by Andrew Whitworth

What would a synthetic theory of Digital, Media and Information Literacy (DMIL) look like? Radical Information Literacy presents, for the first time, a theory of DMIL that synthesises the diversity of perspectives...


BIALL Handbook of Legal Information Management

by Loyita Worley & Sarah Spells

The second edition of this popular handbook has been thoroughly updated by the original team of experts and some new contributors, to provide current best practice guidance on the key legal information issues...


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...


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...


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.


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....


Virtual Research Environments: From Portals to Science Gateways

by Robert N. Allan

Virtual Research Environments examines making Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) usable by researchers working to solve "grand challenge” problems in many disciplines from social science to particle...


Managing Multiculturalism and Diversity in the Library: Principles and Issues for Administrators

by Mark Winston

Discover ways to raise staff awareness regarding diversity!Managing Multiculturalism and Diversity In the Library: Principals and Issues for Administrators is an academic guide to diversity issues such as affirmative...


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.