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, June 22, 2017

Implementing and Assessing Use-Driven Acquisitions

Implementing and Assessing Use-Driven Acquisitions: A Practical Guide for Librarians by Steven Carrico, Michelle Leonard, and Erin Gallagher. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. 978-1-4422-6276-8. 

Publisher's Description
This enlightening new book in the Practical Guides for Librarians series presents the practicalities of developing, implementing, and evaluating use-driven acquisition (UDA) in academic and special libraries, from the multi-dimensional perspectives of collections, acquisitions, and e-resources. Now that UDA is a proven method of collection management being utilized by an array of libraries around the globe, the need for a straightforward, uncomplicated guidebook is more essential than ever.

This book is both a reference source and a guide for current and future librarians. In addition to chapters highlighting e-book, print, and article-level UDA plans, the book will also include considerations for budgeting, interlibrary loan, consortia UDA, ongoing management and assessment strategies, and stimulating future trends. Of special interest are project management cycles detailing each phase and steps of implementing UDA plans, and relevant case studies involving librarians and vendors who have established UDA plans in libraries of various types and sizes.

This book provides a practical methodology for setting up use-driven acquisitions plans to acquire access to print and e-books for users in academic and special libraries. Every chapter covers important collection development and budgeting objectives of the library, and proposes methods to assess cost and usage of the content received to determine effectiveness and potential modifications to UDA plans.

Practical features that can be used in day-to-day operations include:
  • Project management lifecycle with phases and steps for successful implementation 
  • Sample reports and executive summaries for administrators 
  • Marketing and branding strategies 
  • Step-by-step checklists 
  • Assessment tools and examples 
  • Multiple case studies of various types of libraries, including budgets and current UDA policies 
  • Evaluative survey questions 
  • Interview transcripts 
  • Glossary of terms and acronym explanations
More Information
See the publisher's website for Table of Contents, author information, and reviews.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Creating and Sharing Online Library Instruction

Creating and Sharing Online Library Instruction: A How-To-Do-It Manual For Librarians by Joelle Pitts, Sara K. Kearns, and Heather Collins. Neal-Schuman, 2017. 978-0-8389-1562-2.

Publisher's Description
Designed to be reused and shared, learning objects are digital content and assessments centered on student learning outcomes. The promise of sharing online instruction across libraries, campuses, or a consortium holds time-saving appeal. An easy to follow tutorial for creating online library instruction with learning objects, this manual is written by three librarians with the New Literacies Alliance (NLA). Winner of the 2016 ACRL IS Innovation Award, NLA is an interinstitutional information literacy consortium that addresses the “new” literacies required for academic success and lifelong learning. This book
  • walks readers through creating and sharing outcome-based lessons that allow students to master skills at their own pace;
  • demonstrates how to use assessment to ensure that students learn foundational research and critical thinking skills rather than simply how to use a database or discovery platform;
  • sketches in the background and mission of NLA, sharing examples of successful collaboration across institutions;
  • includes an assortment of NLA’s workflows, design processes, and style guides; and
  • offers project planning and implementation tools, including checklists, steps, and critical questions to consider.
Written for groups or individuals who want to collaborate to build learning objects, this book will also be useful to anyone with a desire to learn more about resource sharing, instructional design, and library instruction.

More Information
See the publisher's website for Table of Contents and author information.

Cataloging Library Resources: An Introduction

Cataloging Library Resources: An Introduction by Marie Keen Shaw. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 978-1-4422-7486-0.

Publisher's Description
While there are many cataloging texts, very few are written specifically for library support staff. This is the one and only book purposefully aligned with the new American Library Association – Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) competency standards for Cataloging and Classification.

Written in clear language by someone who teaches cataloging in a library support staff program and featuring practical examples, Cataloging Library Resources: An Introduction will help library support staff become effective catalogers. Other books on this topic are written for professional librarians rather than support staff. And although 85% of library support staff do not hold professional degrees, many are expected to do the complex and technical work of catalogers. This book provides many examples that support staff can use to learn how to catalog all types of library print, media, and digital materials using the most up-to-date Library of Congress standards.

Using this handbook as a guide, readers will be able to perform the ALA-LSSC cataloging and classification competencies and the new RDA, FRBR, and BIBFRAME standards listed below:
  • Apply and manage the appropriate processes, computer technology, and equipment for cataloging and classification. 
  • Apply principles of Resource Description and Access (RDA) and the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) when creating cataloging records. 
  • Apply principles of the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) and utilize the BIBFRAME model to create cataloging records. 
  • Use the basic cataloging and classification tools, both print and online, including bibliographic utilities and format standards. 
  • Understand the value of authority control and its basic principles, and can identify and apply appropriate access points for personal names, corporate bodies, series, and subjects. 
  • Explain the value and advantages of cooperative or collaborative cataloging practices to enhance services. 
  • Know the basics of standard metadata formats and cataloging rules to select, review, and edit catalog records, and to generate metadata in various formats. 
  • And more!
More Information
See the publisher's website for Table of Contents, author information, and reviews.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tactical Urbanism for Librarians: Quick, Low-Cost Ways to Make Big Changes

Munro, Karen. Tactical Urbanism for Librarians: Quick, Low-Cost Ways to Make Big Changes. ALA Editions, 2017. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1558-5

Heard of LibraryBox, Shelflogic, or EveryLibrary? These are examples of librarians practicing tactical urbanism ... a global grassroots movement to improve cities by and for the people who live in them. In this quick start guide, Munro offers examples from cities and libraries that show where tactical urbanism is happening now and making a difference.

Table of Contents 
Chapter One    An Introduction to Tactical Urbanism

Chapter Two    Tactical Urbanism Case Studies
Sidebar: Some Useful Urbanism Concepts
Chapter Three    A Realistic Tactical Approach
Sidebar: How about Tactical Business Practices?
Chapter Four    Library Case Studies

Chapter Five    Library Meets City

Chapter Six    Coming Back to Earth

Chapter Seven    A Library Leader’s Guide to Building a Tactical Library

Chapter Eight    Twelve Steps to Becoming a Tactical Library Interventionist
Sidebar: Tactical Follow-Ups: Where to Find More
Chapter Nine    Summing Up