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Social Media Curation

by Joyce Kasman Valenza ALA TechSource (January 01, 2014)

This issue of Library Technology Reports draws from 17 in-depth interviews to show how libraries are using social media to collect, organize, share, and interpret-in short, how to tell a digital story.


Digital Media Labs in Libraries

by Amanda L. Goodman ALA TechSource (January 01, 2014)

Families share stories with each other and veterans reconnect with their comrades, while teens edit music videos and then upload them to the web: all this and more can happen in the digital media lab (DML)


Libraries and the Affordable Care Act: Helping the Community Understand Health-care Options

by Francisca Goldsmith ALA Editions (October 20, 2014)

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 ALA Editions (October 17, 2014)

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 ALA Editions (October 23, 2014)

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 ALA Editions (January 01, 2014)

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.


Using iPhones, iPads, and iPods: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Matthew Connolly & Tony Cosgrave Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 28, 2014)

Using iPhones and iPads: A Practical Guide for Librarians offers library professionals a clear path to Apple readiness. The authors combine their experience in library public services and mobile technology to...


The Small Library Manager's Handbook

by Alice Graves Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

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...


Library Programs for Teens: Mystery Theater

by Karen J. Siwak Scarecrow Press (March 11, 2010)

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...


Information Privacy Fundamentals for Librarians and Information Professionals

by Cherie L. Givens Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 14, 2014)

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...


The Network Reshapes the Library: Lorcan Dempsey on Libraries, Services and Networks

by Lorcan Dempsey & Kenneth J. Varnum ALA Editions (January 01, 2014)

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...


Curriculum-Based Library Instruction: From Cultivating Faculty Relationships to Assessment

by Amy Blevins & Megan Inman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 26, 2014)

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...


Usability Testing: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Rebecca Blakiston Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 29, 2014)

Do you want to improve the usability of your library website, but feel that it is too difficult, time-consuming, or expensive? Usability Testing: A Practical Guide for Librarians will teach you how to make the...


The Common Core in Grades K-3: Top Nonfiction Titles from School Library Journal and The Horn Book Magazine

by Roger Sutton & Daryl Grabarek Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 16, 2014)

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 Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 16, 2014)

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...


Guide to Reference in Business and Economics

by Steven W. Sowards & Elisabeth Leonard ALA Digital Reference (January 01, 2014)

Focusing on print and electronic sources that are key to business and economics reference, this work is a must-have for every reference desk.


Guide to Reference: Essential General Reference and Library Science Sources

by Jo Bell Whitlatch & Susan E. Searing ALA Digital Reference (January 01, 2014)

Ideal for public, school, and academic libraries looking to freshen up their reference collection, as well as for LIS students and instructors conducting research, this resource collects the cream of the crop...


Intellectual Freedom for Teens: A Practical Guide for Young Adult & School Librarians

by Kristin Fletcher-Spear & Kelly Tyler ALA Editions (August 25, 2014)

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.


Creating a Streaming Video Collection for Your Library

by Cheryl J. Duncan & Erika Day Peterson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 11, 2014)

Creating a Streaming Video Collection for Your Library covers the main processes associated with streaming video, from licensing to access and evaluation, and will serve as a key reference and source of best...


Implementing Web-Scale Discovery Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by JoLinda Thompson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 11, 2014)

Implementing Web-Scale Discovery Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians is a source for librarians seeking to evaluate, purchase, and implement a web-scale discovery service. The book breaks down each phase...


Library as Safe Haven: Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery; A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians

by Deborah D. Halsted, Shari C. Clifton & Daniel T. Wilson ALA Neal-Schuman (January 01, 2014)

Libraries have always played a special role in times of disaster by continuing to provide crucial information and services.


The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Blends

by Megan M. McArdle ALA Editions (September 24, 2014)

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.


Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by John J. Burke Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 17, 2014)

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;...


The Education of Alice M. Jordan: Navigating a Career in Children's Librarianship

by Gale Eaton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 10, 2014)

A long overdue biography of Alice M. Jordan (1870-1960), head of youth services at the Boston Public Library from 1902 to 1940 and one of the pioneers of children’s librarianship. Between the Age of Sail and...


Using Functional Analysis in Archival Appraisal: A Practical and Effective Alternative to Traditional Appraisal Methodologies

by Marcus C. Robyns Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 02, 2014)

In an age of scarcity and the challenge of electronic records, can archivists and records managers continue to rely upon traditional methodology essentially unchanged since the early 1950s? Using Functional...


Outreach: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections

by Kate Theimer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 22, 2014)

Outreach: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections explores how archives of different sizes and types are reaching out to new potential users and increasing awareness of programs and collections....


Aboriginal and Visible Minority Librarians: Oral Histories from Canada

by Deborah Lee & Mahalakshmi Kumaran Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 11, 2014)

This book, the first of its kind in Canada, is a collection of chapters from Aboriginal and visible minority librarians, working in Canada, speaking about the challenges they face in their profession; their...


Management: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections

by Kate Theimer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 06, 2014)

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 Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 05, 2014)

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,...


Annual Review of Cultural Heritage Informatics: 2012-2013

by Samantha K. Hastings Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 05, 2014)

The premier volume of the Annual Review of Cultural Heritage Informatics (ARCHI), edited by Samantha Kelly Hastings, is the polestar publication for cultural heritage scholars, professionals, and students. Featuring...


Tablet Computers in School Libraries and Classrooms

by Heather Moorefield-Lang, Carolyn Meier & Rebecca K. Miller ALA Editions (January 01, 2014)

This succinct e-book speaks directly to librarians and educators working with young people, pointing the way towards intelligent, constructive use of tablets to attain educational goals.


Young Adult Resources Today: Connecting Teens with Books, Music, Games, Movies, and More

by Don Latham & Melissa Gross Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 21, 2014)

Young Adult Resources Today: Connecting Teens with Books, Music, Games, Movies, and More is the first comprehensive young adult library services textbook specifically written for today’s multidimensional information...


Description: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections

by Kate Theimer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 22, 2014)

Description: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections explores how archives of different sizes and types can enhance the accessibility of their holdings. The book uses eleven case studies to...


Collecting, Curating, and Researching Writers' Libraries: A Handbook

by Joseph Nicholson & Richard W. Oram Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 21, 2014)

Collecting, Curating, and Researching Writers' Libraries: A Handbook is the first book to examine the history, acquisition, cataloging, and scholarly use of writers’ personal libraries. This book also includes...


Reference and Access: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections

by Kate Theimer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 22, 2014)

Reference and Access: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections explores how archives of different sizes and types are increasing their effectiveness in serving the public and meeting internal...


Health Sciences Librarianship

by M. Sandra Wood Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 09, 2014)

Health Sciences Librarianship provides the library student and new librarian with the background and skills necessary to handle day-to-day activities and provide quality services in a health sciences library...


Folktales Aloud: Practical Advice for Playful Storytelling

by Janice M. Del Negro ALA Editions (January 01, 2014)

For young listeners the folktale is a perfect gateway to the exciting worlds of culture and literature, and Del Negro's book invites their engagement with proven techniques and original story scripts that can...


Developing Collections to Empower Learners

by Sue C. Kimmel AASL (January 01, 2014)

Developing Collections to Empower Learners examines collection development in the context of today's shifts toward digital resources while emphasizing the foundational beliefs of the school library profession....


Research within the Disciplines: Foundations for Reference and Library Instruction

by Peggy Keeran & Michael Levine-Clark Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 28, 2014)

Research within the Disciplines is designed to help reference librarians – and students studying to become librarians – gain that deeper understanding of disciplinary differences that allows them to comfortably...


Online by Design: The Essentials of Creating Information Literacy Courses

by Yvonne Mery & Jill Newby Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 23, 2014)

As online instruction becomes more popular, librarians will want to develop the knowledge and skills needed to create an effective online information literacy course. Online by Design: The Essentials of Creating...


The Artist's Library: A Field Guide

by Laura Damon-Moore, Erinn Batykefer & Pigza Jessica Coffee House Press (April 21, 2014)

A guide to libraries as creative spaces including exercises, best practices, and examples for artists, librarians, and community members.


The Common Core in Grades 4-6: Top Nonfiction Titles from School Library Journal and The Horn Book Magazine

by Roger Sutton & Daryl Grabarek Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 18, 2014)

The Common Core in Grades 4-6 is the first 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 use...


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 Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 15, 2014)

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 Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 10, 2014)

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 Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 15, 2014)

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...


Makerspaces: Top Trailblazing Projects: A Lita Guide

by Caitlin A. Bagley ALA TechSource (January 01, 2014)

Bagley examines nine makerspaces in public, academic, and school libraries, describing their design and technical decisions in depth and showing how each is doing something unique and different, under a wide...


Marketing with Social Media: A Lita Guide

by Beth C. Thomsett-Scott ALA TechSource (January 01, 2014)

Eschewing mere theory in favor of real-world examples, editor Thomsett-Scott and her contributors offer to-the-point advice for getting up to speed with the world of social media.


The Comparative Guide to Wordpress in Libraries: A Lita Guide

by Amanda L. Goodman ALA TechSource (January 01, 2014)

In this LITA guide, User Experience (UX) librarian and seasoned WordPress instructor Goodman leads you step-by-step through the basic planning process for a library website that meets your users' needs and fits...


Technology for Small and One-Person Libraries: A Lita Guide

by Rene J. Erlandson & Rachel A. Erb ALA TechSource (January 01, 2013)

Written for librarians, library staff, and administrators at libraries serving populations of 15,000 or less, this LITA guide shows how to successfully develop, implement, sustain, and grow technology initiatives....


Data Management for Libraries: A Lita Guide

by Carly A. Strasser & Laura Krier ALA TechSource (November 01, 2013)

This guide offers a start-to-finish primer on understanding, building, and maintaining a data management service, showing another way the academic library can be invaluable to researchers.