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, September 7, 2017

Public Library Collections in the Balance: Censorship, Inclusivity, and Truth

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Downey, Jennifer. Public Library Collections in the Balance: Censorship, Inclusivity, and Truth. Libraries Unlimited, 2017. ISBN: 978-1-4408-4964-0

Each chapter of this book blends instructive background narrative with practical advice, research findings, and relevant information about librarianship's professional guidelines, including the ALA's Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement. Vignettes, "what would you do?" examples, effective non-confrontational techniques for conflict resolution, and lists of tips and traps help readers to think critically about their own biases and rehearse possible responses to controversial situations.

Table of Contents
  • History of censorship in the public library and where we are today
  • What gets challenged and why
  • Internet access : to filter or not to filter?
  • Media matters
  • Preventing and preparing for challenges : a strong collection development policy, staff training, and professional resources
  • Getting to know your communities: facts, figures, and assumptions
  • Self-censorship and the importance of inclusiveness
  • Quality and demand in public libraries : who decides?
  • What to do when complaints and challenges happen
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix A. Where to turn: a source list of LGBT-friendly books and other materials
  • Appendix B. Where to turn: a sampling of small and alternative presses.

Serving Those Who Served: Librarian's Guide to Working with Veteran and Military Communities

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LeMire, Sarah and Kristen J. Mulvihill. Serving Those Who Served: Librarian's Guide to Working with Veteran and Military Communities. Libraries Unlimited, 2017. ISBN: 978-1-4408-3432-5

Regardless of the type of library you work in, you are likely to encounter members of the veteran and military communities. This book offers tips to help you determine the size and the needs of the veteran and military communities in your local area. You’ll learn about some common information requests and information-seeking behavior of veterans and service members and discover how to take the needs and also the unique strengths of the veteran and military communities into account when developing library outreach efforts, programs, services, and collections.

Table of Contents 
  • Who are veterans and military service members?
  • What all librarians should know about the veteran and military communities
  • Public libraries and the veteran and military communities
  • Veteran and military communities on college and university campuses
  • School and special libraries and the veteran and military communities

Audio Recorders to Zucchini Seeds

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Robison, Mark and Lindley Shedd (eds.) Audio Recorders to Zucchini Seeds: Building a Library of Things. Libraries Unlimited, 2017. ISBN: 978-1-4408-5019-6

This contributed volume provides a survey of "library of things" projects within the United States, from public, academic and special libraries, offering real-world lessons learned from these early experiments with nontraditional collections. The authors offer practical insights from their projects, from the development of their initial ideas to the everyday realities of maintaining and circulating these collections, including cataloging, space needs, safety concerns, staff training, circulation, marketing, and assessment.

Table of Contents 

Part I. History
  • A history of things collections : from specialized precursors to present-day diversity / Mark Robison and Lindley Shedd

Part II. Things collections in public libraries
  • Measure twice, cut once : a long-lasting tool lending library in berkeley / Adam Broner
  • Book-a- bike : increasing access to physical activity with a library card / James Hill
  • The LibraryFarm / Jill Youngs
  • Seed libraries : lend a seed, grow a community / R. Tanner and Betsy Goodman
  • The real toy story : a toy lending collection / Sue Kirschner
  • Create, share, play : Sacramento's library of things / Michelle Alvarado, Justin Azevedo, and Amy Calhoun

Part III. Things collections in academic libraries
  • Technology and small college libraries : trying to be everything to everyone / Brian Burns
  • Providing hands-on teacher preparation : collecting and maintaining curriculum materials / Jennifer Harvey and Rochelle Krueger
  • Loaning technology and media production equipment / Shelly McCoy
  • Faculty/librarian collaboration in the age of media : building a collection of media services to support the integration of video production into the curriculum / Mitchell Shuldman
  • Going beyond books : lendable technology, interdisciplinary innovation, and the revitalization of an academic library / Tara Radniecki and Tod Colegrove
  • Building game collections in academic libraries : a case study at the University of North Texas / Diane Robson, Sue Parks, and Erin Miller
  • Seeing and hearing the world in new ways : VCU's collection of scopes and other instruments / Eric D. M. Johnson

Part IV. Special libraries
  • Things collections, Alaska-style : furs, skulls, mounts / Celia Rozen, Helen Woods, and Ed Kazzimir 

Part V. Best practices
  • Best practices: building your own library of things / Lindley Shedd and Mark Robison

Appendix A. General maintenance of hand and electric tools
Appendix B. Book-a-bike lending agreement
Appendix C. Book-a-bike parental or legal guardian consent
Appendix D. Book-a-bike safety inspection checklist
Appendix E. Seed return form
Appendix F. Draft agreement for housing, maintenance, and circulation of collection of skulls, furs, and bird mounts
Appendix G. Catalog information for furs, mounts, and skulls collection
Appendix H. Furs, mounts, and skulls collection statement of responsibility.

Intrapreneurship Handbook for Librarians

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Almquist, Arne J. and Sharon G. Almquist. Intrapreneurship Handbook for Librarians: How to be a Change Agent in your Library. Libraries Unlimited, 2017. ISBN: 978-1-61069-528-2

What is  being a library intrapreneur? Being empowered to find innovate ways to increase impact, grow resources, and develop new methods of leveraging the skills and perspectives of librarianship to enable the survival of libraries—all while enjoying your job more. The chapters guide readers through the intrapreneurial process—from writing a plan and selling it to administrators and other stakeholders, to securing funding for the idea and actualizing the plan.

Table of Contents
  1. Entrepreneurs
  2. Intrapreneurs
  3. Agent of change & the art of intrapreneurial innovation
  4. Calling all change agents : creating an intrapreneurial culture at your library
  5. The intrapreneurial process : finding the way to success
  6. Pitching your idea & getting others to join
  7. An innovation team and your place in it 
  8. Implementation : the idea ascendant 
  9. Completion to new beginnings
  10. Appendix A. The intrapreneur test
  11. Appendix B. The intrapreneurship test : comments.