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, October 1, 2014

Essential Library of Congress Subject Headings

Broughton, Vanda. Essential Library of Congress Subject Headings. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2012.  025.47 Broug  ISBN: 9781555706401


Here's a crucial resource for anyone unfamiliar with Library of Congress Subject Headings. This book provides not only their background and history but also their advantages and their limitations. You'll learn the forms of entry, subject heading lists, main headings, compound headings, name headings, headings for literature, art, music, history and law, and subject headings in the online environment. No prior knowledge or experience of subject cataloguing is assumed. This is an indispensable guide to LCSH for practitioners and students alike.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Library as Safe Haven: Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery

Halsted, Deborah D., Shari Clifton, Daniel T. Wilson. Library as Safe Haven: Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery. Neal-Schuman, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-55570-913-6

Part of Neal-Schuman's How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians series, this book lays out the nuts and bolts for developing a continuity of operations plan in the wake of disaster in the community. Topics covered include:
  • An eight-step approach to developing a risk assessment plan
  • How to draft a one-page service continuity plan
  • Information on how to use mobile devices and social media effectively in times of disaster
  • Sample disaster plans, along with model exercises, manuals and customizable communications
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Risk Assessment and Continuity of Operations Plans

Chapter 2. Responding to a Threat

Chapter 3. From Self-Reliance to Asking for Help

Chapter 4. A One-Page Service Continuity Plan

Chapter 5. Tapping the Potential of Mobile Technologies and Social Media for Preparedness and Response

Chapter 6. Personal Preparedness and Possible Impact on Library Services

Chapter 7. Leveraging the Library

Chapter 8. Two Model Scenarios for Cooperative Engagement

Appendix: Resources

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Personal Librarian: Enhancing the Student Experience

Moniz, Richard and Jean Moates (eds.) The Personal Librarian: Enhancing the Student Experience. ALA Editions, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1239-3

The personal librarian is a flexible concept that focuses on customizing information literacy by establishing a one-on-one relationship between librarian and student from enrollment through graduation. In this book the editors, with decades of library instruction and academic library experience between them, and their contributors
  • Define personal librarianship and trace how it has developed within the broader context of the work that librarians do
  • Demonstrate its radical potential to impact student learning, retention, and graduation rates
  • Discuss how the concept relates to embedded librarianship and academic library liaisons, and the role of faculty and staff
  • Illustrate how personalization can be supported by academic support centers, IT services, Student Affairs, and other college and university departments
  • Use case studies from a variety of institutions to show how to develop and implement a Personal Librarian program
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Where Did Personal Librarian Come From: An Historical Underpinning
Richard Moniz
Chapter 2 - Personal Librarian: Development and Implementation of the Idea
Jean Moats
Chapter 3 - Information Literacy and Personal Librarian
Joe Eshleman
Chapter 4 - Embedded Librarianship and Personal Librarian
Valerie Freeman
Chapter 5 - Academic Library Liaisons and Personal Librarian
Jo Henry
Chapter 6 - Personal Librarian: What Special Libraries and Businesses Have to Show Us
Jean Moats and Richard Moniz
Chapter 7 - Personal Librarian: What We Can Learn from Other Departments
Richard Moniz
Chapter 8 – Personal Librarian: A Faculty Perspective
David Jewell
Chapter 9 – Personal Librarian: Practicalities and Best Practices
Richard Moniz
Chapter 10 – The Future of Personal Librarian
Joe Eshleman

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Network Reshapes the Library: Lorcan Dempsey on Libraries, Services and Networks

Demspey, Lorcan. Edited by Kenneth J. Varnum The Network Reshapes the Library: Lorcan Dempsey on Libraries, Services and Networks. ALA Editions, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1233-1 

Lorcan Dempsey is a popular blogger on library technology topics. This book brings together a curated collection of Dempsey's posts looking at the past and future of libraries. Library planners, administrators, and technology staff will find analysis of technology trends that is stimulating and thoughtful. You can check out his current blog at:

Table of Contents
  1. Networked Resources
  2. Network Organization
  3. In the Flow
  4. Resource Discovery
  5. Library Systems
  6. Data and Metadata
  7. Publishing and Communication
  8. Libraries
  9. Lorcan's Picks