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.  



Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Gamification: A Practical Guide for Librarians


McMunn-Tetangco, Elizabeth. Gamification: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. ISBN: 9-781-4422-7913-1.

From the publisher:

Games can seem to do the impossible: reach patrons and drive traffic to projects and services. But how can libraries use gamification and game elements to improve instruction and outreach, or to encourage the use of particular areas and services? In this guide, readers will learn about how to structure game activities in order to best reach their patrons. Chapters devoted to topics such as personalization, goal setting, working with partners, games in instruction, and assessment illustrate some of the many ways games can have an impact in libraries. Everything in this book is presented from a practical point of view – email templates, real-life examples, and scenarios are included. Games have a lot of potential for use in many different library services, and this book will help you decide how they might work best for you. From the first seeds of a project’s beginning to its eventual maturation, this book will help you develop, implement, and evaluate game-style projects at your library.

Teaching Google Scholar: A Practical Guide for Librarians

Alfonzo, Paige. Teaching Google Scholar: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4422-4358-3.

From the publisher: 

Teaching Google Scholar in your library instructional sessions can increase students’ information and digital literacy skills. Students’ familiarity with Google Scholar’s interface works to the instructor’s advantage and allows more time to address students’ information needs and teach foundational information literacy skills and less time teaching a new database with a less-intuitive database interface.

Teaching Google Scholar: A Practical Guide for Librarians will illustrate instructional methods and incorporate step-by-step guides and examples for teaching Google Scholar. It begins with providing you with essential background:


      • What Google Scholar is
      • How to set up Google Scholar using OpenURL
      • How to design Google Scholar instructional sessions
      • How to incorporate active learning activities using Google Scholar

After reading it, you will be ready to teach students critical skills including how to:

      • Use specific Google Scholar search operators
      • Incorporate search logic
      • Extract citation data, generate citations, and save citations to Google's My Library and/or a citation management program
      • Use Google Scholar tools- including “cited by,” “alerts,” “library links,” and “library search”

Google Scholar is a powerful research tool and will only become more popular in the coming years. Learning how to properly teach students how to utilize this search engine in their research will greatly benefit them in their college career and help promote life-long learning. Google Scholar instruction is a must in today’s modern information literacy classroom.

Collaborative Grant-Seeking: A Practical Guide for Librarians

de Farber, Bess G. Collaborative Grant-Seeking: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4422-6327-7

A collaborative approach to grant seeking can stimulate and reshape the culture of your library organization. The exciting and rewarding activities of developing a successful grants program can yield enormous dividends for the benefit of your staff, patrons, and community. Collaborative Grant-Seeking: A Practical Guide for Librarians will share new insights for those who want to access grant funding without reinventing the wheel. Based on years of practical grant writing and collaboration development experience, this resource provides a complete guide for setting up a library grant-seeking program, and for combining forces with community partners to increase grant funding to libraries. Venturing into the grants world can be scary and unpredictable. This book offers detailed strategies and practical steps to establish a supportive and collaborative environment that creates the capacity to consistently develop fundable proposals, and gives readers the confidence needed to make grant-seeking activities commonplace within libraries.
Collaborative Grant-Seeking will share featured topics unavailable in other grant writing publications, such as:

  • interpreting sponsor guidelines
  • identifying appropriate funding programs
  • determining the feasibility of project ideas
  • asset-based (vs. need-based) proposal development strategies
  • actual examples of successful and unusual library projects
  • initiating and sustaining collaborative relationships

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Public Library Core Collection Nonfiction



Miller, Eve-Marie, et al., editors. Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction. 16th ed., Grey House Publishing, 2017. ISBN: 978-1-68217-071-7

Note: The State Library has all print editions of the Core Collection series.

Publisher's Description
Wilson's Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction (16th Edition, 2017) is designed for acquisitions librarians, reference librarians and catalogers. Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction is a reliable guide to building and maintaining a well-rounded collection of the most highly recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults.

The Core Collection is intended to serve the needs of public and undergraduate libraries and stand as a basic or “opening day” collection. The newer titles help in identifying areas that can be updated or strengthened. Retention of useful material from the previous edition enables the librarian to make informed decisions about weeding a collection.

Easy-to-use Arrangement
Arranged for ease-of-use by Dewey Decimal Classification, this helpful guide provides immediate access to over 12,000 highly recommended nonfiction titles. All areas of reference and non-fiction are covered. Plus, starred entries highlight the “most highly recommended” title within a particular subject area.
  1. Science, Technology & Computer Science
  2. Health & Medicine
  3. Religion & Philosophy
  4. Political Science, Economics & Law
  5. Literature & Language
  6. History, Travel & Biography
  7. Arts & Architecture and so much more
Created for Librarians, by Librarians
Books included in this edition were selected by experienced librarians representing public library systems and academic libraries across the United States. With their helpful guidance, librarians nationwide rely on Core Collections for:
  1. Collection Development
  2. Weeding their collection
  3. Curriculum Support
  4. General Reference
  5. Title Selection & Purchasing
  6. Readers’ Advisory
  7. Librarian Instruction
Information-packed Entries
In these pages, librarians can collect much-needed data on over 12,000 recommended titles. Entries include:
  1. Complete Bibliographic & Cataloging Information
  2. Price, ISBN & Publisher to aid in purchasing
  3. Subject Headings and Dewey Classification
  4. Content Descriptions and Excerpts from Reviews provide helpful information when evaluating books for selection and in determining which of several books on the same subject is best suited for the individual reader
  5. Additional notes highlight sequels and companion volumes, editions available, awards, and publication history, plus information on electronic editions
  6. “Most Highly Recommended” titles within subject areas are easily identified with a starred listing
In-depth Indexing
A highly-detailed Author, Title, and Subject Index provides easy navigation through the hundreds of subject areas and thousands of authors and titles in this informative resource. The Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction is an essential resource for library and media specialists looking to enhance and enrich their collection with the most important and highly recommended titles currently available.