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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...


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.


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 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...


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.


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.


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!


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....


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.


Writing Reviews for Readers' Advisory

by Brad Hooper

Reviews are an important resource for readers' advisory and collection development. They are also a helpful promotional tool, introducing patrons to what is new on the shelf.


Assistive Technologies in the Library

by Barbara T. Mates & William R. Reed IV

This sensitively written and practical guidebook will be an indispensable resource for ensuring that a library's offerings are accessible to everyone.


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.