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, October 16, 2014

Extensible Processing for Archives and Special Collections: Reducing Processing Backlogs.

Santamaria, Daniel A. Extensible Processing for Archives and Special Collections: Reducing Processing Backlogs. Neal-Schuman, 2015. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1257-7

The author suggests an approach for dealing with archival collections that have not yet been processed or having finding aids. Extensible processing allows collection managers to first establish a baseline level of access to all holdings, then conduct additional processing based on user demand and ongoing assessment.The book lays out the basic principles, discusses archival standards, and provides a sample workflow that can be adapted to any environment.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Backlog Problem and Archival Processing
Chapter 2: Beyond MPLP: Principles of Extensible Processing
Chapter 3: General Processing Workflow: Working With Collections
Chapter 4: Attacking Your Backlog: Using Collections Assessment Surveys as Part of a Backlog Reduction Project
Chapter 5: Expanding Accessioning and Working with New Collections
Chapter 6: Descriptive Standards and Facilitating Access to Description
Chapter 7: Digitization and Facilitating Access to Content
Chapter 8: Supervision, Management, and Planning
Chapter 9: “But What About…”: Answering Frequent Questions and Concerns about Extensible Processing


A: Case Studies 1 and 2: Institutional Backlog Reduction Projects
B: Case Studies 3 and 4: Individual Collections with Privacy Concerns
C: Case Studies 5 and 6: Accessioning and Digitization in the Context of an Extensible Processing Progra
D: Case Studies 7 and 8: Consortial Survey and Assessment Projects
E: Finding Aid Examples
F: Processing Work Plan Examples and Template
G: Deed of Gift Example
H: Take Down Policy Example
I: Related Conference Presentations and Papers

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Essential Classification

Essential classification

Broughton, Vanda. Essential Classification. New York: Neal-Schuman, Inc., 2004.  025.47 Broug2.  ISBN 978-1555705077

This book introduces novice catalogers to the practice of subject cataloging. Dealing with the fundamental questions of the purpose of classification and the needs and expectations of end users, the reader is introduced to the ways document content can be assessed and expressed for translation into the language of specific indexing and classification systems. The characteristics of the major schemes of classification and their suitability for different needs are discussed. The emphasis of all chapters is on the practical application of classification schemes, with coverage on: needs, purpose, and rightness of classification, document analysis and description, controlled indexing languages, concept and word based retrieval, structure and varieties of classification, management considerations, and more. This book is essential for all library school students and practicing librarians.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Books Under Fire (book)

Pat R. Scales. (2015). Books Under Fire: A Hit List of Banned and Challenged Children's Books. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions. 978-0-8389-1109-9

Many things have changed since ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) was founded in 1967, but not everything: the most beloved and popular children’s books are still among the most frequent targets of censorship and outright bans. Limiting access to controversial titles such as Captain Underpants, The Dirty Cowboy, Blubber, or Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark or leaving them out of a library’s collection altogether is not the answer to challenges. In this important book, Scales gives librarians the information and guidance they need to defend challenged books with an informed response while ensuring access to young book lovers. Spotlighting dozens of “hot button” titles written for young children through teens, this book
  • Gives a profile of each book that covers its plot, characters, published reviews, awards and prizes, and author resources
  • Recounts past challenges and how they were faced, providing valuable lessons for handling future situations, plus a list of other books challenged for similar reasons 
  • Provides discussion ideas for planning programming around banned books, whether in reading groups, classrooms, or other settings
  • Includes an appendix of additional resources for librarians who find themselves enmeshed in a challenge
With this guide at hand, library managers, children’s and YA librarians, and other library staff will be prepared to champion intellectual freedom for young people.

(book description)

Intellectual Freedom for Teens (book)

Kristin Fletcher-Spear and Kelly Tyler. (2014). Intellectual Freedom for Teens: A Practical Guide for Young Adult and School Librarians. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions. 978-0-8389-1200-3

Year after year a majority of the titles on ALA’s Banned Books list, which compiles titles threatened with censorship, are either YA books or adult books that are frequently read by teens. It’s important for YA librarians to understand the types of challenges occurring in libraries around the nation and to be ready to deal with such challenges when they occur. The Young Adult Library Services (YALSA) has tailored this book specifically for these situations, providing much-needed guidance on the highly charged topic of intellectual freedom for teens. Among the issues addressed are
  • How to prepare yourself and your staff for potential challenges by developing a thoughtful selection policy and response plan
  • Resources for help when a challenge occurs
  • The art of crafting a defense for a challenged book, and pointers for effectively disseminating your response through the press and social media
  • The latest on intellectual freedom in the digital realm, including an examination of library technology
Using examples of censorship battles in both school and public libraries to illustrate possible scenarios, this guidebook gives YA librarians the foreknowledge and support to ensure intellectual freedom for teens.

(book description)