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 Development staff to discuss alternative options for borrowing the material.  

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Public Libraries, Public Policies, and Political Processes

Jaeger, Paul T., Ursula Gorham, John Carlo Bertot, and Lindsay C. Sarin. Public Libraries, Public Policies, and Political Processes: Serving and Transforming Communities in Times of Economic and Political Constraint. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

The main message of this book is that there is a pressing need for public librarians and other supporters of public libraries to be:
  • Aware of the political process and its implications for libraries;
  • Attuned to the interrelationships between policy and politics; and
  • Engaged in the policy process to articulate the need for policies that support public libraries. 
By offering data and real world examples, the authors present proposals for professional, policy-making, and political strategies that can strengthen the public library and its ability to meet the needs of individuals and communities.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Politics, Policies, and Public Libraries
Chapter 2: The Development of Public Libraries as a Public Good in the United States
Chapter 3: The Evolution of Policies Affecting Public Libraries in the Unites States
Chapter 4: Prevailing Governance and Economic Ideologies
Chapter 5: Changes in Public Libraries and Changes in Communities

Chapter 6: Engagement and Valuation of the Public Good
Chapter 7: Demonstrating Library Value and Advocating for Support
Chapter 8: The Public Library in the Local Political Process

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Digital Preservation for Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Corrado, Edward M. and Heather Lea Moulaison. Digital Preservation for Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Rowman and Littlefield, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-8108-8712-1

As the publisher's description suggests, this book is about "things (not technology; not how-to; not theory) I wish I knew before I got started" with digital preservation. The information in this book is presented in a readable format, focusing on management issues and best practices.It addresses all aspects of curating and preserving digital content for long term access, including management, technology, and content issues. 

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

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Preservation Management Handbook

Harvey, Ross and Martha R. Mahard. The Preservation Management Handbook: A 21st Century Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Rowman and Littlefield, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-7591-2315-1

This book introduces the reader to the essential tools and principles of a preservation management program in the twenty-first century, addressing the realities of diverse collections and materials, and embracing the challenges of working with both analog and digital collections. It can serve as a one-stop reference for cultural heritage professionals — particularly those in small- to medium sized organizations where resources are limited and professional help is not always at hand.

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

The Green Library Planner

Carr, Mary M. The Green Library Planner: What Every Librarian Needs to Know Before Starting to Build or Renovate. Scarecrow Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-8108-8736-7

This book is for members of library building design teams who typically are not actively engaged in architecture, construction, or engineering, but who need an introduction to the rationale for green buildings, the elements of green building, and the language of the field. It will be equally useful for public officials, boards, or administrators who are considering a new green library building, a renovated library structure, or sustainable elements for a current library facility.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Fundamentals of Sustainable Building
Chapter 2: The Importance of Place: From the Philosophical to the Practical
Chapter 3: Energy and Lighting
Chapter 4: Green Materials
Chapter 5: Indoor Environmental Quality
Chapter 6: Water Conservation and Quality
Chapter 7: Construction Management
Chapter 8: Building Operations and Maintenance