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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...


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 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.


Reid's Read-Alouds 6

by Rob Reid

From humor and drama to science fiction and history, Reid makes it easy to find just the right place to begin, with unique 10-minute read-aloud suggestions drawn from 200 carefully selected titles.


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?


Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning

by Char Booth

Char Booth, an avid library education and technology advocate, introduces a series of concepts that will empower readers at any level of experience to become better designers and presenters, as well as building...


How to Stay Afloat in the Academic Library Job Pool

by Teresa Y. Neely & Camila A. Alire

But whether job-hunters are jumping into the job pool for the very first time, or back in the water after a dry spell, Neely and her crack team of expert contributors have the information needed to stay afloat....


Mentoring in the Library

by Marta K. Lee

Noted reference librarian and researcher Lee offers librarians at all levels both her experience and her ideas about establishing a formal mentoring process at the library


In the Words of the Winners

by Assoc. for Library Service to Ch (ALSC) & Horn Book

Winners of the most respected prizes in children's literature speak out in an exclusive collection of acceptance speeches.


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.