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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...


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

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...


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...


Internationalization and the North American University Library

by Karen Bordonaro

This book investigates the role of the North American university library in internationalization from the perspectives of both librarians and international users. It also explores how librarians and international...


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...


Something's Gotta Give: Charleston Conference Proceedings, 2011

by Beth R. Bernhardt, Leah H. Hinds & Katina P. Strauch

The theme of the 2011 Charleston Conference, the annual event that explores issues in book and serial acquisition, was "Something's Gotta Give." The conference, held November 2-5, 2011, in Charleston, SC, included...


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...


University Libraries and Space in the Digital World

by Graham Matthews & Graham Walton

This timely book addresses physical space in university libraries in the digital age. It considers the history of the use of space, integrates case studies from around the world with theoretical perspectives,...


Museums and Silent Objects: Designing Effective Exhibitions

by Francesca Monti & Suzanne Keene

In museums, visitors are immediately drawn to striking or iconic objects, but there are many less conspicuous but important items which illustrate cultural contexts and content and are equally deserving of their...


Public Libraries and Social Justice

by John Pateman & John Vincent

This book examines the historical background to social exclusion and the strategic context in terms of government and professional policy. The authors propose a compelling manifesto for change, and outline practical...


Personalising Library Services in Higher Education: The Boutique Approach

by Andy Priestner & Elizabeth Tilley

As students' financial commitment increases, so they demand better library services. When budget cuts and centralisation are seen as the answer to financial restraints, the provision of a personalised library...


Museums in Motion: An Introduction to the History and Functions of Museums

by Edward P. Alexander & Mary Alexander

In 1979, Edward P. Alexander's Museums in Motion was hailed as a much-needed addition to the museum literature. In combining the history of museums since the eighteenth century with a detailed examination of...


Search-Based Applications: At the Confluence of Search and Database Technologies

by Gregory Grefenstette & Laura Wilber

We are poised at a major turning point in the history of information management via computers. Recent evolutions in computing, communications, and commerce are fundamentally reshaping the ways in which we humans...


The Future of Personal Information Management, Part 1: Our Information, Always and Forever

by William Jones

We are well into a second age of digital information. Our information is moving from the desktop to the laptop to the "palmtop" and up into an amorphous cloud on the Web. How can one manage both the challenges...


The Associate University Librarian Handbook: A Resource Guide

by Bradford Lee Eden

Although the positions of assistant or associate university librarians and deans are considered a training ground for upward movement in the profession, there are surprisingly very few mentoring experiences...


Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries: Principles, Programs, and People

by Donna L. Gilton

This book demonstrates that public librarians can promote learning by combining the elements of Information Literacy Instruction (ILI) with traditional practices of public libraries. It not only provides background...