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- 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 89.95
This book examines the complex and conflicting relationships between LGBT people and our cultural and heritage organisations. To set the work of libraries, museums and archives in context, Vincent traces the development of LGBT rights in the UK. He goes on to examine some of the reasons for hostility and hatred against this minority group and critically... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Make separate library services for distance learners a thing of the past Internet Reference Support for Distance Learners takes a comprehensive look at efforts by librarians and information specialists to provide distance learners with effective services that match those already available on campus. With the development of the World Wide Web and... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 44.99
In Serving Grandfamilies in Libraries: A Handbook and Programming Guide , Sarah Gough, Pat Feehan, and Denise Lyons have taken everything learned from their research on developing GrandFamily Resource Collections and leading grandfamily programming in several states and put it in this easy to use guide. They share the successes and failures of... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 64.99
Reference service remains a core function of modern libraries. However, how and where we provide assistance has evolved with changing technologies and the shifting habits and preferences of our users. One way libraries can provide the on-demand, in-person assistance while managing and developing new services and resources that will benefit current... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
How important is the World Wide Web to information retrieval and communication? Important enough that information professionals have seen students exit from their libraries en masse when Internet service was lost. Internet providers dominate the indexing and abstracting of periodical articles as major publishers now offer nearly all of their reference... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00
This useful book helps reference librarians understand the information seeking needs and behaviors of the diverse groups of people in the communities they serve. With the increasing diversity of the American population, librarians striving to plan and deliver excellent reference services must enhance their understanding of how best to assist many types... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
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 West—proprietor of librarian.net and the “hippest ex-librarian on the Web” according to Wired magazine—the book looks at library... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.00
Explore ways to bring and keep your library?s electronic services up to date! From editor Di Su: ?Some years ago, if you were told that a library?s catalog would be available on a 24/7/365 basis, you?d think it was just another fiction. Perhaps as influential as Johannes Gutenberg?s invention of movable type printing, the Internet is one of the most... more...