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, December 2, 2016

Winning Grants 2nd edition

Written by two experts who have collectively won millions of dollars in grants from an astonishing variety of funding sources, Winning Grants: A Multimedia How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians is a combination workbook, how-to-manual, and multimedia workshop. Now presented in Neal-Schuman s newly revised How-To-Do- It series layout, Winning Grants gives you Gerding & MacKellar s extensive grant-getting experience in an accessible design so you can master these complex processes more easily. The how-to manual is arranged in three sections. Part I, The Grant Process Cycle, features the full grant process cycle with MacKeller and Gerding sharing invaluable procedural advice that distinguishes proposals that receive sustained funding. Part II, Library Grant Success Stories, features real-life success stories that demonstrate the process in practice and provide motivational tips from successful libraries.
MacKellar, Pamela H. and Stephanie K. Gerding. Chicago: ALA Neal Schuman,2017.  ISBN978-0-8389-1473-1025.11 MacKeW2


Monday, November 28, 2016

Rewired: Research-Writing Partnerships within the Frameworks

Rewired: Research-Writing Partnerships Within the Framework, edited by Randall McClure. Association of College and Research Libraries, 2016. 978-083898904-3.

Publisher's Description
Colleges and universities tend to be siloed spaces where we work within our own departments, divisions, and units and don’t always recognize the connections we have with the work of our colleagues down the hall. Rewired: Research-Writing Partnerships within the Frameworks highlights the clear connections between two important disciplinary documents—the Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing (CWPA, NCTE, and NWP, 2011) and the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (ACRL, 2016)—and examines partnerships between librarians and their colleagues who are teaching information literacy in new and impactful ways.

Researching and writing are inseparable and interdependent processes, even in activities without a required research/source use component. From disciplines and areas one would expect—English departments, first-year writing programs, and university writing centers—to those perhaps more unexpected, such as the health sciences, courses in music, and summer bridge programs, Rewired features partnerships within a range of institutional types that have built upon the connections between these Frameworks in ways that construct meaningful relationships for students as they develop expertise in research-writing.

The chapters in Section 1, Developing a Shared Understanding, show off the ways we can learn from each other’s expertise when we engage in conversation and break down the disciplinary silos that tend to separate us. The range of curricular reforms at institutions across the country showcased in Section 2, Partnering Research & Writing, offer multiple options for how partnerships between faculty members invested in writing in the disciplines and their librarian colleagues might develop in different kinds of institutional contexts. And finally, Section 3, Assessing Writing & Information Literacy, challenges us to think about how we assess students’ research-writing development and the impact of the partnerships we develop.

College and research librarians have of course been working alongside professors invested in writing in the disciplines for decades. What is new about these partnerships is how faculty members and librarians are re-imagining their work, rewiring it if you will, for students in a world where writing is both global and largely digital.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Collaborating for Impact: Special Collections and Liaison Librarian Partnerships

Collaborating for Impact: Special Collections and Liaison Librarian Partnerships, edited by Kristen Totleben and Lori Birrell. Association of College and Research Libraries, 2016. 978-083898883-1.

Publisher's Description
Special collections and liaison librarian partnerships can have a tremendous impact on the work within the library and the university community. Designed to guide the reader through three different themes—collection stewardship; projects, research, and exhibitions; and instruction—Collaborating for Impact: Special Collections and Liaison Librarian Partnerships offers inspiration and case studies detailing how these departments can impact research, teaching, and learning by working collaboratively. With individual expertise and skillsets, librarians and staff are together better equipped to provide researchers with a holistic, well-rounded perspective on the research process and scholarship.

Collaborating for Impact opens with an exploration of current collaboration between liaison and special collections librarians, including a thorough literature review. A proposed framework for acquiring general and special collections that document the history of the academy and remain responsive to campus curricular needs, and a tutorial on object-based pedagogy that can underpin such arrangements, follow. And finally, there are thirteen case studies that provide concrete examples of how to move the needle towards sustainable efforts and away from one-off examples.

If special collections are destined to become the mainstay of the library, many more paths to deeper collaboration can and should be developed. Special collections and liaison librarian partnerships offer a good foundation from which teamwork can take root across administrative, physical, and cultural divides. This book addresses a gap in both special collections and liaison librarian literature, showing how librarians work together across library departments.

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Recommended Reference Books for Small and Medium-Sized Libraries and Media Centers

Recommended Reference Books for Small and Medium-Sized Libraries and Media Centers, 2016 Edition, Volume 36, edited by Juneal M. Chenoweth. Libraries Unlimited, 2016. 978-1-4408-4702-8.

Publisher's Description
An essential resource for collection development specialists in small and medium-sized libraries, this guide identifies the highest quality, most affordable, and most appropriate new reference materials in any field. Culling the top reviews from the latest edition of American Reference Books Annual (ARBA), all of the titles in Recommended Reference Books for Small and Medium-Sized Libraries and Media Centers are well reviewed and have price points that will appeal to libraries with tight budgets. This invaluable guidebook gives collection development librarians working in small to medium-sized libraries the best information for choosing new titles for their libraries from the thousands of new reference products (both print and online) that became available in 2015.

As with previous editions, readers are assured fair and accurate assessments because all of the reviews are written by experts in the library field and present both positive and negative aspects of the product. Each critical review is coded to clearly indicate which type of library the publication is appropriate for—C for college, P for public, and/or S for school.

  • Comprises the top 550 reviews—all written by subject experts working in the library profession—selected from ARBA, a comprehensive and well-respected reviewing source for reference materials 
  • Retains any critical comments made by the reviewer about a recommended title to aid readers in their selection process 
  • Recommends titles not only on the basis of their positive reviews but also their affordability
See the publisher's website for author information.