Sunday, March 15, 2020

How to Request Materials

Please contact us if you have any questions about the LIS collection, or if you would like to request that we purchase an item for the LIS Collection. Be sure to include as much information as possible; the title, author, publisher, and ISBN are required minimally.
If you would like to request an item listed below, please use your library's established interlibrary loan process (e.g. OCLC or ALA request form).  Otherwise, send your full name, the name of your library, complete title information, shipping address, and a phone number to the document delivery department at email or (fax) 503-588-7119.

Most library staff are able to use their library’s interlibrary loan service to borrow professional development material. However, if you do not have access to these services or are not currently affiliated with a library, please contact a member of the Library Support and Development staff to discuss alternative options for borrowing the material.  

Friday, August 28, 2015

Books Challenged or Banned 2013-2014 (supplement)

Doyle, R.P. (2015). Books Challenged or Banned 2013-2014. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.

Have you seen Invisible Man, The Face on the Milk Carton, or Where’s Waldo? These books have been targeted for removal from bookshelves across the country. Celebrate the freedom to read in your school, bookstore, or library during Banned Books Week... [by reading] a banned book.

Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

For more information about Banned Books Week, please visit

(supplement description)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Health Librarianship: An Introduction

Huber, Jeffrey T. and Feili Tu-Keefner (eds.) Health Librarianship: An Introduction. Libraries Unlimited, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-61069-321-9

The book addresses the basic functions of librarianship—for example, management and administration, public services, and technical services—within the health care context as well as issues unique to health librarianship like health literacy, consumer health, and biomedical informatics. This book will be of interest to those considering a career change to health librarianship.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of Health Sciences Libraries and Librarianship
Katherine Schilling
Chapter 2: Overview of the Healthcare Environment
Fay J. Towell
Chapter 3: Situating Health Librarianship Within the Healthcare Environment
Anna Getselman and Sandra G. Franklin
Chapter 4: Evidence-Based Healthcare / Evidence-Based Practice
Connie Schardt
Chapter 5: Government Agency and Professional Association Resources and Services
Keith Cogdill
Chapter 6: Health Librarianship: Management and Administration
Gerald Perry
Chapter 7: Technical Services in Health Sciences Libraries
Susan Swogger
Chapter 8: Public Services in Health Sciences Libraries
Melissa De Santis
Chapter 9: Information Retrieval
James E. Andrews and Denise Shereff
Chapter 10: Historical Collections in Health Sciences Libraries
Michael A. Flannery
Chapter 11: Interpersonal Skills to the Fore: Consumer Health Librarianship
Mary L. Gillaspy
Chapter 12: Health Literacy
Robert Shapiro
Chapter 13: Outreach Services
Julie K. Gaines and Meredith Solomon, AHIP
Chapter 14: Special Populations
Michele A. Spatz
Chapter 15: Health and Biomedical Informatics
P. W. Dalrymple and D. L. Varner

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Library Automation: Core Concepts and Practical Systems Analysis, 3rd edition


Bilal, Dania. Library Automation: Core Concepts and Practical Systems Analysis, 3rd edition. Libraries Unlimited, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-59158-922-8

Planning a library catalog migration? This book is a great starting point! The author explains how next-generation discovery services supported in the library services platforms (LSPs) provide a single point of access to library content in all types and formats, thereby offering a unified solution to managing library operations. The book covers methods of analyzing user requirements, describes how to structure these requirements in RFPs, and details proprietary and open-source integrated library systems (ILSs) and LSPs for school, public, special, and academic libraries.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Integrated Library System (ILS) Defined
Chapter 2: Library Automation Life Cycle (LALC)--Phase I: System Identification and Planning
Chapter 3: Library Automation Life Cycle (LALC)--Phase II: Gathering User Requirements
Chapter 4: Library Automation Life Cycle (LALC)--Phase III: Structure User Requirements and Selecting a System
Chapter 5: Library Automation Life Cycle (LALC)--Phase IV: System Implementation, Part 1: Preparing the Collection for the Integrated Library System
Chapter 6: Library Automation Life Cycle (LALC)--Phase IV: System Implementation, Part 2: Installation, Testing, Facility, Training, and Tracking System Use
Chapter 7: Software, Hardware, and Network Architecture
Chapter 8: System (ILS) Migration
Chapter 9: Library Automation Life Cycle (LALC)--Phase V: Evaluating System Use Through Usability
Chapter 10: Library Automation "On the Move"
Appendix A: Sample Request for Proposal by the Brentwood Library, Brentwood, TN

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Mentoring A to Z

Todaro, Julie. Mentoring A to Z. Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2015. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1329-1.

From the publisher:

Your library’s future is as good as the talent you develop. Too many mentorship programs are cursory; without structure and expectations, they accomplish little beyond a procedural orientation. But a solid, sustainable mentorship program can be a game changer for libraries, with long-term results that include career development, organization-wide professionalism, and retention. Here, library leader Todaro offers an accessible guide to putting mentorship into practice, complete with scanning checklists and critical questions that will assist you in designing, planning, and implementing your own program. Bypassing abstract management theories in favor of succinct action items, this book includes:
  • Four case-method scenarios that will prepare you for making decisions in common mentoring situations
  • A discussion of mentor, mentee, reverse-mentoring, and co-mentoring terminology, and how to choose the best language to shape the expectations of your program
  • Tips on how to apply nine measurements you probably already use for evaluation, plus five new ones that will make your program even more effective
  • Suggested content and events in a mentorship curriculum, with sample goals, job descriptions, and advice on program planning
  • Ways to address objections to a mentorship program
Administrators at all types of institutions will benefit from Todaro’s sensible, to-the-point insights into creating and sustaining a mentorship program.