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.  

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Creating the High-Functioning Library Space

Deyrup, Marta Mestrovic, editor. Creating the High-Functioning Library Space: Expert Advice from Librarians, Architects, and Designers. Libraries Unlimited, 2017. ISBN: 978-1-4408-4058-6 

Publisher's Description
This book provides practical information and insights to library administrators and building plan team members at academic and public libraries who are considering or starting a library expansion or reconfiguration of existing space. 
Building a new library or expanding or renovating an existing building brings up a host of questions and concerns, not the least of which involves the future of the library. This book addresses those issues in light of an overarching positive vision of libraries and their evolving purposes and roles in the 21st century. 
This guide identifies and addresses all of the steps in the building process, including preparing the request for proposal (RFP), selecting the right architect for the job, developing a financial contingency plan, and managing stakeholders' expectations. The book presents both the perspectives and experience of library administrators and management personnel as well as the insights of accomplished library architects and designers. It provides thorough, practical, and current guidance in a process that library administrators often find daunting and "risk immersive." Reading this book is like sitting down with a knowledgeable, impartial consultant before beginning a major renovation project—a tremendous asset for library administrators as well as architectural firms.
  • Covers all of the steps in the building process, from preparing the RFP and selecting an architect to developing a financial contingency plan and managing community and staff expectations
  • Includes contributions from some of the most accomplished library architects and designers from across the nation
  • Presents information of great relevance and interest to library administrators as well as to architectural firms that work with libraries

Fiction Core Collection

Spires, Kendal, et al., editors. Fiction Core Collection. 18th ed., Grey House Publishing, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-61925-736-8

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

Publisher's Description
H.W. Wilson’s Fiction Core Collection (18th Edition, 2016) provides the busy librarian with expert collection development advice on the most highly recommended works of classic and contemporary fiction. Over 8,500 titles are included—all are popular works deemed to have lasting value to readers as well as new literary and genre titles that have been recognized as significant achievements in their respected areas of literature.

Fiction Core Collection is designed to help librarians make the best of their fiction collection.
  • Title Selection & Purchasing
  • Readers’ Advisory Support
  • Cataloging Support
  • Collection Development & Maintenance
Easy-to-use Arrangement
Entries are arranged by last name of the author. This arrangement allows librarians to literally walk their shelves with Fiction Core Collection in-hand. This makes easy work of noting titles that should be added to their collection, or to pull titles that are candidates for weeding.

Immediate access to 8,500 recommended titles
Each of the 8,500+ entries includes a full bibliographical description, with detailed information about publisher, date of publication, paging, price, ISBN, and Library of Congress control number, plus notes regarding sequels and publication history. Entries include a helpful and informative descriptive abstract, and excerpts from review sources including Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly.

Starred Entries
“Most Highly Recommended” titles within subject areas are easily identified with a starred listing. This makes it easy to find the best of the best within a particular subject area.

In-depth Indexing
  • Title & Subject Index. Works are indexed by title, followed by the name of the author. Plus, this index also organizes titles by subject, genre, form, and literary technique. Whether you’re looking for Adventure, Allegories, or Ambition, the thousands of subject and genre headings simplifies locating specific titles. This access is one of the Collection’s most important features and is especially valued by readers’ advisors.
  • Name Index. Works are listed by author name and pseudonyms. This list is included as a separate index for ease of reference, readers’ advisory, and display creation.
It has been two years since the last edition, so this new update is a must-have source for collection development for fiction collections of all sizes. Thousands of titles have been added to this new edition—any library owning the previous edition will want to update to get access to these new titles.
Given the high demand for new fiction titles in libraries, this volume helps filter through the thousands of titles published each year, so that librarians can be assured that they are selecting the best for their patrons. The Fiction Core Collection is an essential resource for library and media specialists, and an excellent, handy tool for collection development, and readers’ advisory services. No library should be without the helpful guidance that Core Collections can provide.

Sample pages from the 18th edition

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

How to Launch an Author Awards Program

Stam, Julianne, and Elizabeth Clemmons, editors. How to Launch an Author Awards Program at Your Library: Curating Self-Published Books, Reaching Out to the Community. Libraries Unlimited, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4408-4164-4

Publisher's Description
Establishing an awards program for self-published authors offers libraries new ways to bolster their relevance and expand upon their roles as curators and "keepers of story." This guide shows you how.

For many reasons, up until now librarians have ignored the nearly half-million self-published books available for purchase. This book details how to find and promote librarian-curated, self-published books, covering every step in the process—from assembling a committee and recruiting judges to soliciting submissions, handling the nominated authors, judging the entries, and promoting the contest and contest winner.

Written by the founding members of the Soon-to-be-Famous Illinois Author Project, the first librarian-curated award for self-published works, this book shows you how to use the process outlined by these library marketing professionals to run a successful author awards program. You can also apply their proven methods and tools to evaluate self-published books written by local authors that you are considering adding to your collections.

  • Offers practical, step-by-step guidelin
  • Inspires librarians to explore a new area of service and maintain their libraries' relevance
  • Describes how to position librarians in a new leadership role with curation, eBooks, and self publishing to better engage their communities

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Crash Course in eBooks

McGraw, Michele and Gail Mueller Schultz. Crash Course in eBooks. Libraries Unlimited, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-61069-862-7

This book covers the many issues surrounding eBooks in circulating libraries including technology, acquisition, and training. You'll learn how to launch a program, what to buy, how to let your public know you've added eBooks to your collection, and how to circulate the materials. The guide will also help you with decisions like vendor selection, how many eBooks to purchase, which delivery platforms to employ, how best to offer access, and licensing agreements.

Table of Contents 
  1. Why should you offer ebooks? 
  2. How did we get here?
  3. How do libraries get ebooks?
  4. Implementing a vendor-based ebook collection
  5. Connecting patrons to your ebooks collection
  6. Evaluating the success of your new collection
  7. Increasing and expanding your ebook collection
  8. Other considerations
  9. Conclusion