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Library & Information Science

  • Social Media and the Good Lifeby Mark Y. Herring

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95

    Social media has accelerated communication, expanded business horizons and connected millions of individuals who otherwise would never have met. But not everything social media touches turns to gold--much of it is brass. Social networking sites are used by scammers, criminals and sexual predators, and many people now self-diagnose illness based on... more...

  • Integrating Children's LIterature through the Common Core State Standardsby Rachel Wadham; Terrell Young

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 45.00

    Tackling nearly every aspect of the English Language Arts Standards and the measures they employ, it offers a thorough plan for engaging elementary school students with literature. It explores the benefits and teaching principles behind CCSS, and explains how to apply them to literature. Along with the strengths it has in connection to CCSS, you will... more...

  • From Museum Critique to the Critical Museumby Dr Katarzyna Murawska-Muthesius; Dr Piotr Piotrowski

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Since the late nineteenth century, museums have been cited as tools of imperialism and colonialism, as strongholds of patriarchalism, masculinism, homophobia and xenophobia, and accused both of elitism and commercialism. But, could the museum absorb and benefit from its critique, turning into a critical museum, into the site of resistance rather than... more...

  • Creating Online Tutorialsby Hannah Gascho Rempel; Maribeth Slebodnik

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 64.99

    Many librarians don?t have the technical expertise needed to create online tutorials. Creating Online Tutorials: A Practical Guide for Librarians will help guide them through the basics of designing and producing an online tutorial. more...

  • Strategic Human Resource Planning for Academic Librariesby Michael A. Crumpton

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 81.95

    Strategic Human Resources Planning for Academic Libraries: Information, Technology and Organization provides an in-depth discussion of human resources as a strategic element of a library organization, especially as staffing needs and competencies change. The book focuses on the impact of human resource practices in a library setting, discussing... more...

  • Informed Systemsby Mary M. Somerville

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 78.95

    By fostering principles of systems thinking and informed learning though an inclusive, participatory design process that advances information exchange, reflective dialogue, and knowledge creation, the Informed Systems Approach promotes conceptual change in workplace organizations. Informed Systems explores theory-based participatory action research... more...

  • Digital Futuresby Martin Hall; Martyn Harrow; Lorraine Estelle

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 57.95

    A co-branded book project with Jisc (formerly the Joint Information Systems Commitee), off the back of DigiFest 2014, a digital festival run by Jisc for the first time in 2014. The aim of the book is to bring cutting-edge discussion as heard at DigiFest to the information professional/academic librarian readership. Digital Futures will provide expert... more...

  • A Librarian's Guide to Graphs, Data and the Semantic Webby James Powell

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 80.00

    Graphs are about connections, and are an important part of our connected and data-driven world. A Librarian's Guide to Graphs, Data and the Semantic Web is geared toward library and information science professionals, including librarians, software developers and information systems architects who want to understand the fundamentals of graph theory,... more...

  • Linked Data and User Interactionby H. Frank Cervone; Lars G. Svensson

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This collection of research papers provides extensive information on deploying services, concepts, and approaches for using open linked data from libraries and other cultural heritage institutions. With a special emphasis on how libraries and other cultural heritage institutions can create effective end user interfaces using open, linked... more...

  • Library Programs and Services: The Fundamentals, 8th Editionby G. Evans; Margaret Saponaro; Holland Christie; Carol Sinwell

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 65.00

    Supplying essential, foundational reading for students of library public services as well as an up-to-date overview for practitioners who wish to refresh their knowledge or acquaint themselves with a new area of responsibility, this book's broad and solid coverage will benefit anyone concerned with developing or maintaining the public face of the... more...