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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...


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...


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;...


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...


Library Management for the Digital Age: A New Paradigm

by Julie Todaro

This revolutionary introduction to library management is the first conceived in and written for a digital age. Library Management for the Digital Age covers hierarchies, policies, communication, working relationships,...


Public Libraries, Public Policies, and Political Processes: Serving and Transforming Communities in Times of Economic and Political Constraint

by Paul T. Jaeger, Ursula Gorham, John Carlo Bertot & Lindsay C. Sarin

Over the past thirty years, significant shifts in technology, political ideologies, and policy goals have resulted in an environment in which public libraries face the highest expectations to serve community...


What Every Library Director Should Know

by Susan Carol Curzon

What Every Library Director Should Know is the insider’s view of vital actions, behaviors and strategies to succeed in every type of library. The content is based both on the author’s direct experience after...


Making the Library Accessible for All: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Jane Vincent

Accessibility is becoming an issue that libraries can no longer ignore. Making the Library Accessible for All provides a holistic guide to accessibility that addresses common issues and gives strategies for...


Leadership in Academic Libraries Today: Connecting Theory to Practice

by Bradford Lee Eden & Jody Condit Fagan

This book connects leadership theories to academic libraries through case studies, analysis of survey results, and action research. By providing library examples of concepts such as transformational leadership,...


Law Librarianship in the Twenty-First Century

by Roy Balleste, Lisa Smith-Butler & Sonia Luna-Lamas

Law Librarianship in the 21st Century is a text for library and information science courses on law librarianship. It introduces students to the rapidly evolving world of law librarianship.


The Intersection of Library Learning and Second-Language Learning: Theory and Practice

by Karen Bordonaro

The Intersection of Library Learning and Second-Language Learning: Theory and Practice is an examination of how the intersections of language learning and library learning are experienced by language learners...


Serving Grandfamilies in Libraries: A Handbook and Programming Guide

by Sarah Gough, Pat Feehan & Denise Lyons

In Serving Grandfamilies in Libraries: A Handbook and Programming Guide, Sarah Gough, Pat Feehan, and Denise Lyons have taken everything learned from their research on developing GrandFamily Resource Collections...


Building Blocks for Planning Functional Library Space

by American Library Association

With drawings of typical furniture and equipment, along with diagrams required for their use, this expanded and revised edition of Building Blocks for Planning Functional Library Space helps planners design...


Time and Project Management Strategies for Librarians

by Carol Smallwood, Jason Kuhl & Lisa Fraser

As budgets for libraries continue to shrink, the key challenge facing the 21st century librarian is finding how to do more with less. This book features more than thirty essays that provide valuable tips for...


Transforming Libraries, Building Communities: The Community-Centered Library

by Julie Biando Edwards, Melissa S. Robinson & Kelley Rae Unger

This book is for those moving their library beyond places to find information. Written by practicing public librarians and an academic librarian with an interest in public libraries, the book focuses on how...


Using Social Media in Libraries: Best Practices

by Charles Harmon & Michael Messina

The eight best practices presented here will help your library both actually do social media in a way that matters and do it well. The successful strategies presented here range from the Vancouver Public Library’s...


Customer Service in Libraries: Best Practices

by Charles Harmon & Michael Messina

In this book, nine librarians from across the country describe their libraries’ best practices in this key area. Their contributions range from all-encompassing customer service policies and models any library...


Mobile Library Services: Best Practices

by Charles Harmon & Michael Messina

Mobile Library Services provides 11 proven ways to reach out to mobile users and increase your library’s relevance to their day-to-day lives. Librarians detail how they created mobile apps to how they went...


E-Learning in Libraries: Best Practices

by Charles Harmon & Michael Messina

If libraries are to remain centers for lifelong learning, then that learning must increasingly be e-learning. But, where can librarians turn for the best ideas and inspiration on how to implement e-learning...