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  • Weeding and Maintenance of Reference Collectionsby Linda S Katz

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Here is unique volume offering practical advice on weeding and maintaining reference collections. It covers different types of libraries--academic, corporate, public--and problems, and librarians describe in detail methods and criteria used by their libraries in weeding their reference collections. Dr. Pierce has organized the topics of her book... more...

  • Accessibility Of Web-based Information Resources For People With Disabilities - Pt2by Axel Schmetzke

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2002; US$ 199.00

    The previous special-theme issue of Library Hi Tech (Vol. 20 No. 2) focused mainly on a variety of specific information resources commonly provided by libraries: . online catalogs; . electronic indexes and databases; . e-journals; and . more...

  • Assessing Reference and User Services in a Digital Ageby Eric Novotny

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.95

    Effectively assess whether any library is making good use of the reference/user service resources available today Libraries need to develop standards by which they can assess their individual performances in a larger context, and Assessing Reference and User Services in a Digital Age makes significant contributions to this ongoing discussion. The... more...

  • Book Banning in 21st-Century Americaby Emily J. M. Knox

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 69.99

    Book Banning in 21st Century America , based on thirteen contemporary book challenge cases in schools and public libraries across the United States argues that understanding contemporary reading practices, especially interpretive strategies, is vital to understanding why people attempt to censor books in schools and public libraries. more...

  • Cooperative Referenceby Linda S Katz

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 65.95

    Expert advice for more effective teamwork in the library! Cooperative Reference: Social Interaction in the Workplace addresses the need for reference librarians to work together to keep the system running smoothly. This book explores the various means of developing social professionalism, collaborating on projects, and combining forces with other... more...

  • Crisis in Employmentby Jane Jerrard; Denise Davis

    ALA Editions 2009; US$ 39.00

    Crisis in Employment will help you meet the needs of patrons seeking new work, making career changes, or starting their own businesses in a comprehensive way that suits your local community?s conditions. more...

  • Cybrarian Extraordinaire: Compelling Information Literacy Instructionby Felicia Smith

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 50.00

    The effectiveness of active-learning approaches to instruction is well documented. What is needed now are proven, practical applications. Written for every librarian or teacher looking for such new and creative teaching techniques, Cybrarian Extraordinaire: Compelling Information Literacy Instruction fills the gap. Based on the author's own experiences,... more...

  • Digital versus Non-Digital Referenceby Linda S Katz

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Compare and contrast library reference models and more consumer-oriented models! Digital versus Non-Digital Reference: Ask A Librarian Online and Offline analyzes the quality of commercial Ask A Librarian (AskA) and tutorial services and how they compare to traditional library services. Edited by Jessamyn Westproprietor of librarian.net and the hippest... more...

  • Finding Information in Science, Technology and Medicineby Jill Lambert; Peter A. Lambert

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 94.95

    A practical guide to the basic structure of STM information, describing in simple terms, with examples, how to locate what you need. Coverage includes: * How information is communicated * Beginning a search * Using bibliographic databases * Using the web for information * Obtaining and organising information * Keeping up to date * Future developments... more...

  • Improving Internet Reference Services to Distance Learnersby Rita Pellen; William Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    In their efforts to provide distance learners with the most effective services possible, librarians and information specialists are working more and more with faculty in academic departments, IT departments, and other librarians at cooperating institutions. Improving Internet Reference Services to Distance Learners chronicles how those efforts have... more...