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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 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: 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...


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!


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...


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.