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  • Exploring New Roles for Librariansby Lisa Federer

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2014; US$ 25.00

    Librarians have been providing support to researchers for many years, typically with a focus on responding to researchers? needs for access to the existing literature. However, librarians? skills and expertise make them uniquely suited to provide a wide range of assistance to researchers across the entire research process, from conception of the research... more...

  • Making the Library Accessible for Allby Jane Vincent

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 64.99

    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 responding to unique situations. This book is a single-source guide relevant to all library functions that librarians can easily refer to... more...

  • Library Services for Adults in the 21st Centuryby Elsie Okobi

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 60.00

    Develop the competencies needed to provide effective adult services in modern public libraries with this comprehensive guidebook. more...

  • Managing the Twenty-First Century Reference Departmentby Linda S Katz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Learn the skills needed to update and manage a reference department that efficiently meets the needs of clients today—and tomorrow! Managing the Twenty-First Century Reference Department: Challenges and Prospects provides librarians with the knowledge and skills they need to manage an effective reference service. Full of useful and practical ideas,... more...

  • A Field Guide to the Information Commonsby Charles Forrest; Martin Halbert

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 69.99

    A Field Guide to the Information Commons describes the emergence of the concept of the information commons in libraries and its rapid spread and adoption, and includes a variety of contributed articles and descriptive, structured entries for various information commons in libraries. more...

  • Programming for Adultsby Raymond Ranier

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 54.99

    This book addresses all aspects of the programming process, from idea to execution, from crafts and entertainment to film, arts and science. Included are sources of funding, contracts and agreements, programming to meet the library's mission, and program evaluation. more...

  • The Reference Interview Todayby Dave Harmeyer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99

    More an art than a science, the reference interview requires not only knowing a specific set of skills, but also how to apply those skills in an ever-changing world. Built around timeless service principles including Ranganathan?s Five Laws, The Reference Interview Today: Negotiating and Answering Questions Face to Face, on the Phone, and Virtually... more...

  • 50+ Library Services: Innovation in Actionby Diantha Dow Schull

    American Library Association 2013; US$ 44.00

    The wisdom and insight contained in this book can help make the library a center for positive aging. more...

  • Research-Based Readers' Advisoryby Jessica E. Moyer

    ALA Editions 2008; US$ 55.00

    In recent years, many excellent research projects on topics related to readers’ advisory services have been published. Yet keeping up with the latest research findings is a challenge for many readers’ advisors. Written by RA expert Jessica Moyer with contributions from leading RA luminaries, this book approaches research from two vantage... more...

  • Boomers and Beyondby Pauline Rothstein; Diantha Dow Schull

    ALA Editions 2010; US$ 44.00

    Supporting this growing population is a concern of many, and this book will help you find ways to be creative and take the initiative to build a better service model for these customers. more...