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  • Library Youth Outreachby Kerol Harrod; Carol Smallwood

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    Library outreach to young people and their families may not come naturally to everyone, but the good news is that this book provides a wide variety of ways to get started. With tightened library budgets the norm, librarians run the risk of cutting back so much that they isolate themselves from their patrons and their communities. This doesn't have... 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...

  • Magic Searchby Virginia A. Walter; Heidi Buchanan

    ALA Editions 2009; US$ 38.00

    No other work explores the LCSH subdivisions is such detail or with such commitment, making this book vital to every Reference Desk. more...

  • The Quality Libraryby Sara Laughlin; Ray W. Wilson

    ALA Editions 2008; US$ 55.00

    Based on more than 50 years of author expertise in organizational improvement, The Quality Library offers a methodology to pinpoint trouble areas and improve processes. By developing a customer-focused system outlining library processes and networks, administrators and managers can quickly determine areas for improvement that directly apply to the... more...

  • Managing Facilities for Resultsby Cheryl Bryan

    ALA Editions 2007; US$ 55.00

    With examples ranging from small to large small public libraries, this volume is equally valuable for school, special, and academic librarians who are faced with similar space repurposing challenges. Any library can embrace these practical, proven techniques for addressing community needs -- by creating a blueprint that prioritizes services and creates... more...

  • The Academic Library and the Net Gen Studentby Susan Gibbons

    ALA Editions 2007; US$ 50.00

    As students embrace new Web 2.0 technologies like MySpace, YouTube, and RSS feeds, libraries also need to take charge. Based on actual work-practice studies of students and faculty -- original research conducted at the University of Rochester -- this visionary guide maps potentially vibrant futures for academic libraries. more...

  • Reference Sources for Small and Medium-Sized Librariesby Jack O'Gorman

    ALA Editions 2007; US$ 88.00

    The new seventh edition of Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries, now completely rewritten by a team of outstanding, experienced reference experts, addresses the revolution in reference publishing. It includes the best of the best and most affordable resources, web sites, CD ROMS, and electronic databases, as well as print. more...

  • Librarians as Community Partnersby Carol Smallwood

    ALA Editions 2010; US$ 44.00

    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 the library?s scope into the community. more...

  • Reflective Teaching, Effective Learningby Char Booth; Test Author

    ALA Editions 2011; US$ 48.00

    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 their confidence and satisfaction as library educators more...

  • The Librarian as Information Consultantby Sarah Anne Murphy

    ALA Editions 2011; US$ 38.00

    Murphy innovatively rethinks the philosophy behind current library reference services in this thought-provoking book. more...