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.  

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Winning Elections and Influencing Politicians for Library Funding

Sweeney, Patrick (PC) and John Chrastka. Winning Elections and Influencing Politicians for Library Funding. Neal-Schuman, 2017. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1556-1

Written by two experienced library campaigners and filled with easy to follow strategies, this book will guide ballot committees, librarians, trustees, and library advocates through the process of winning an election for funding their library.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1    Getting Started
Chapter 2    Surfacing
Chapter 3    Schmoozing and Networking
Chapter 4    Early Work and Political Landscape Memo
Chapter 5    Power Mapping
Chapter 6    Building Your Vote Yes Committee
Chapter 7    Committee Roles and Responsibilities
Chapter 8    Getting on the Ballot
Chapter 9    Campaign Budget
Chapter 10    Fund-Raising
Chapter 11    Volunteers
Chapter 12    Theme and Message
Chapter 13    Responding to Opposition
Chapter 14    Earned Media
Chapter 15    Paid Media
Chapter 16    Voter Data
Chapter 17    Polling
Chapter 18    Website and Digital Platforms
Chapter 19    Canvassing and Phone Banking
Chapter 20    Campaign Events
Chapter 21    E-Mail
Chapter 22    Facebook

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Fundamentals of Library Supervision, Third Edition

McNeil, Beth. Fundamentals of Library Supervision. Third Edition. Neal-Schuman, 2017. ISBN:978-0-8389-1554-7

This updated edition will give you the grounding to supervise, manage, and lead with confidence. A perfect handbook for those just moving into a supervisory position, and a welcome refresher for current managers, this resource focuses on daily, real-world issues.

Table of Contents 

Part I    Supervising Individuals
  • Chapter 1    Today’s Workplace
  • Chapter 2    Hiring and Interviewing
  • Chapter 3    Orientation and Training
  • Chapter 4    Managing Performance
  • Chapter 5    Managing Rewards
Part II    Managing Groups
  • Chapter 6    Becoming a Manager
  • Chapter 7    Teamwork and Group Dynamics
  • Chapter 8    Planning and Organizing Work
  • Chapter 9    Budgeting Basics
  • Chapter 10    Facilities, Space, and Safety, by Debra J. Pearson
  • Chapter 11    Managing Meetings
  • Chapter 12    Project Management
Part III    Leading in Organizations
  • Chapter 13    Communication Skills
  • Chapter 14    Organizational Climate and the Art of Motivation
  • Chapter 15    Inclusiveness and Diversity
  • Chapter 16    Policies and the Legal Environment
  • Chapter 17    Career Management

Friday, May 5, 2017

Online Teaching and Learning: A Practical Guide for Librarians

Crane, Beverley E. Online Teaching and Learning: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4422-6716-9

Designed for experienced librarians, librarians new to the profession, and library school students, Online Teaching and Learning: A Practical Guide for Librarians provides a comprehensive framework that encompasses all aspects of planning, designing, creating, implementing, and assessing online learning for all types of libraries, including public, academic, special, and K-12. It also provides a valuable guide for teachers, administrators, and other educators.

Online Teaching and Learning: A Practical Guide for Librarians features three main sections:

  • Section I: Theory into Practice forms the basis in theory of learning that ultimately influences practice. It includes definition, importance in today’s society, benefits and challenges, and categories and types of online learning with examples to illustrate each.
  • Section II: Creating Online Instruction explores how to create an online course--describing components and stepping through the process using a model on the topic of information literacy. Design and instructional tips for creating other types of online instruction are also given.
  • Section III: Practical Applications provides examples of different types of online instruction and materials in all types of libraries. Then, step-by-step detail explains how librarians can create this type of instruction and/or learning materials on their own. Included are worksheets, handouts, and exercises.

Online Teaching and Learning: A Practical Guide for Librarians puts it all together to provide what the library must consider as it prepares for this new challenge and opportunity. It provides a comprehensive guide instructing online programs how to employ library services as part of their program. It is also designed to instruct librarians to incorporate the skills necessary to build a virtual library environment and teach the skills required to meet the needs of online learners. As the educational landscape changes with blended and online learning taking center stage, new and established librarians need a guide to inform them of skills they will need and show them how to create the resources for their new online audience.

Writing Effectively in Print and on the Web: A Practical Guide for Librarians

Blakiston, Rebecca. Writing Effectively in Print and on the Web: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. ISBN: 978-1-4422-7885-1.

The written word is our primary tool for communication – with colleagues, administrators, Writing effectively will help you be a stronger colleague, manager, and librarian.

Poor use of words can lead to misunderstandings and inefficiencies.

In this book, you will learn how to: stakeholders, and users. 
  • Define your audience and your primary messages
  • Simplify your writing so that it is succinct and understandable
  • Structure your written content so that it is most usable and accessible to your audience
  • Approach different forms of writing in a way that is most effective to getting your message across
  • Establish a voice and tone that reflects the identity of your organization and yourself as a professional
The book covers writing for both print and Web-based publications and is aimed at all types of libraries.