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Library Skills

  • Business School Libraries in the 21st Centuryby Tim Wales

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    In this unique book a respected group of business library directors from prestigious institutions around the world come together to reflect on the key challenges facing their libraries today, from change management to technology and communications to space. They document the state of the sector during a time of fundamental change, draw on their own... more...

  • The Storytime Handbookby Nina Schatzkamer Miller

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    Fresh, fun ideas for children's storytime fill this book. The author, a long-time storytime facilitator, has put together 52 weekly themes plus additional plans for holidays, all with detailed instructions for talking about the theme and choosing the books, crafts, songs, poems, games and snacks. Each storytime idea is illustrated with photographs... more...

  • LGBT People and the UK Cultural Sectorby John Vincent

    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...

  • Reader Development in Practiceby Susan Hornby; Bob Glass

    Facet Publishing 2013; US$ 87.92

    Who is the reader? How do we reach them, and why? To what extent are readers determining what libraries offer? How has that changed since the birth of reader development? This collection covers various aspects of literature in relation to readership, exploring the chain of events connecting author and reader. more...

  • Delivering the Best Startby Carolynn Rankin; Avril Brock

    Facet Publishing 2013; US$ 95.92

    Drawing on the authors' research, this book covers: the background and context of early years literacy; the role of the early years professional, interdisciplinary team work, and how to involve parents and carers; buildings and space; managing resources and collection development; planning projects and running literacy sessions; and case studies. more...

  • Teaching Information Fluencyby Carl Heine; Dennis O'Connor

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 54.99

    Here?s a one-stop resource for teaching high school and college students how to become efficient, ethical, and critical information consumers. With the goal that students must attain digital information fluency in order to be successful learners, this book his book provides a practical, competency-based framework for teaching the underlying concepts.... more...

  • TEACHING LEGAL RESEARCH - BINTLIFFby Barbara Bintliff; Duncan Alford

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Legal research is a fundamental skill for all law students and attorneys. This book provides theoretical foundations and concrete guidance in various aspects of teaching legal research. This book was published as a special issue in Legal Reference Services Quarterly. more...

  • The Boundaries of the Literary Archiveby Carrie Smith; Lisa Stead

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 104.95

    This volume offers new and challenging interdisciplinary approaches to the use and study of literary archives. Interrogating literary and archival methodology and foregrounding new forms of textual scholarship, the collection includes essays from both academics and archivists to address the full complexity of the study of modern literary archives. more...

  • Planning for the Early Yearsby Judith Stevens

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 15.49

    Planning for the Early Years: Storytelling and storymaking is a lovely book packed with adaptable ideas that can be extended for older children, or more focused for the under threes. It focuses on the prime areas of learning, especially the development of early language, defined in the 2011 Tickell review of the EYFS as the foundations for all learning.... more...

  • Reference Librarianshipby Peter Sprenkle; Charles R Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    Reference Librarianship documents a year in the life of a young librarian working in the ?trenches? at a library in the Midwestern United States. This one-of-a-kind book provides a daily diary of every librarian/patron transaction?no matter how mundane or absurd?to demonstrate not only how advances in technology have affected the reference librarian's... more...