Sunday, March 15, 2020

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Guide to Reference in Genealogy and Biography


Mannix, Mary K., Fred Burchsted, and Joe Bell Whitlatch (eds.) Guide to Reference in Genealogy and Biography. ALA Editions, 2015. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1294-2

A great starting point for both reference librarians and for library users seeking information about family history and the lives of others, this resource is drawn from the authoritative database of Guide to Reference.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Genealogy Sources
Mary K. Mannix

1 International
2 North America 
3 Latin America 
4 Europe 
5 Asia 
6 Australia and Oceania 
7 Heraldry 
9 African Americans 
10 Hispanic Americans 
11 Jews 
12 Native Americans
13 Quakers


Introduction: Biography Sources
Fred Burchsted and Anna Esty

14 International 
15 North America 
16 Latin America and the Caribbean 
17 Europe 
18 Africa 
19 Asia 
20 Australia and Oceania


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Reinventing Reference: How Libraries Deliver Value in the Age of Google

Anderson, Katie Elson and Vibiana Bowman Cvetkovic (eds.) Reinventing Reference: How Libraries Deliver Value in the Age of Google. ALA Editions, 2015. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1278-2

This collection of essays takes a critical look at the overarching trends that affect current library policy and practice regarding the process of delivering information services, and how factors such as public policy, economics, and popular culture will continue to affect those trends in the future. This book offers practical solutions for new paradigms of reference service for all users.

Table of Contents

Referencing the Future, by Katie Elson Anderson and Vibiana Bowman Cvetkovic

Part I: Understanding Reference

Chapter 1: A History of Reference, by Julie M. Still

Chapter 2: Terrorism, Privacy, and Porn: Reference Ethics in the Twenty-First Century, by Zara Wilkinson and Vibiana Bowman Cvetkovic

Chapter 3: The Real Reference Revolution: The Digital Library User, by Susan J. Beck

Part II: Reference 2.0

Chapter 4: Reference Service Trends and Forecasts for Academic Librarianship, by Gary Golden

Chapter 5: The State of Reference in School Libraries, by Lawrence V. Ghezzi and Walter Johnson

Chapter 6: The Future of Public Library Reference, by Justin Hoenke

Chapter 7: The Central Image: The Future of Reference in Academic Arts Libraries, by Sara Harrington

Part III: “Dude, Where’s My Jet-Pack?” Near Future of Reference

Chapter 8: Whither Libraries? User-Driven Changes in the Future of Reference, by John Gibson

Chapter 9: Future World: Strategic Challenges for Reference in the Coming Decade, by Stephen Abram

LibraryNext: Reference in 2052, by John Gibson

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Managing with Data: Using ACRLMetrics and PLAmetrics

Hernon, Peter with Robert E. Dugan and Joseph R. Matthews. Managing with Data: Using ACRLMetrics and PLAmetrics. ALA Editions, 2015. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1243-0.

Highlighting key data services provided by the American Library Association (ACRLMetrics and PLAmetrics), this guide illustrates how to use the data to support value, collection use, benchmarking, and other best practices. It also includes exercises that illustrate how to produce meaningful metrics and reports that can be used to demonstrate value and provide advocacy support. 

Table of Contents
A detailed table of contents is available at the publisher's web site.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians (book)

Burke, John J. (2014). Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Boulder, CO: Rowman &Littlefield. 978-1-4422-2967-9.

*This book appears to be about makerspaces for upper elementary children, 'tweens, teens, and adults.

A “makerspace” is an area in a library where users can use tools and equipment to design, build, and create all sorts of different things. It may be a dedicated room or a multipurpose space in which a collection of raw materials and resources can be utilized as desired. Projects range from prototyping product designs with 3D printers, to programming robots, to creating art out of recycled items.

This practical guide will help librarians

  • develop, budget for, and implement makerspaces;
  • write grant proposals for funding;
  • and understand the mindset behind the maker movement in order to meet patron needs.

Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians also includes useful case studies, descriptions of equipment and new technologies, and models for planning and assessing projects.

(book description)