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, August 26, 2014

Copyright & Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for Digitization for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Hirtle, Peter B., Emily Hudson, Andrew T. Kenyon. Copyright & Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for Digitization for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums.  Ithica, NY: Cornell University Library, 2009.

The development of new digital technologies has led to fundamental changes in the ways that cultural institutions fulfill their public missions of access, preservation, research, and education. Many institutions are developing publicly-accessible websites in which users can visit online exhibitions, search collection databases, access images of collection items, and in some cases create their own digital content. Digitization, however, also raises the possibility of copyright infringement. It is imperative, therefore, that staff in libraries, archives, and museums have a good understanding of fundamental copyright principles and how institutional procedures can be affected by the law. Copyright and Cultural Institutions was written to assist understanding and compliance with copyright law. It discusses the basics of copyright law and the exclusive rights of the copyright owner, the major exemptions used by cultural heritage institutions, and stresses the importance of "risk assessment" when conducting any digitization project. Two cases studies (on digitizing oral histories and student work) are also included.

Monday, August 25, 2014

A to Zoo

Thomas, Rebecca L., and Carolyn W. Lima. A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books. 9th ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-61069-353-0

Publisher's Description
The beloved favorite of children’s librarians everywhere, A to Zoo provides easy subject access that helps librarians build, enhance, and organize storytime programs and reading lists, as well as to help them develop their collections and support curricular needs.

Looking for a book about anteaters for an inquisitive 6-year-old? Or perhaps a list of children’s books on weather for your book display? Or ABC books for the teacher down the hall? A to Zoo can help. This ninth edition of what has become a gold-standard guide to children’s literature indexes some 17,025 picture books for preschool–grade 2 under 1,225 subjects. Covering the full range of genres, themes, and topics, this guide makes it easy to find books to fit a variety of needs, from readers’ advisory and program planning at the public library to filling teacher requests for titles to use in curricular units.

With terminology that reflects everyday language, the book offers a user-friendly alternative to traditional Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) access, making it easy to help children, parents, and teachers find books on specific topics or themes. It also helps librarians find titles to fill gaps in their collections, and the full bibliographical details and in-depth indexing enable finding titles easily and quickly.
  • Arranges 17,025 picture books for children preschool–grade 2 under a vast range of subjects to meet librarians', teachers', and parents' needs
  • Offers a user-friendly format that supports quick and easy discovery
  • Provides a versatile tool that has become the primary go-to reference for children’s librarians
Table of Contents

Subject Headings
Subject Guide
Bibliographic Guide

Title Index
Illustrator Index

Monday, August 11, 2014

Customer-Based Collection Development (book)

Bridges, Karl. (2014). Customer-Based Collection Development: An Overview. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions. 978-0-8389-1192-1.

The traditional “top down” approach to collection development definitely has its drawbacks: even after spending a good deal of time, energy, and resources, librarians are sometimes frustrated to find that their library’s collection is not being used as they anticipated. But there’s another strategy that’s gaining momentum. This book gathers together the best practitioners in the emerging field of customer-based collection development, whose goal is to find out what library users need and want and manage collections accordingly. Speaking from firsthand experience, professionals from a variety of academic and public libraries
  • Offer strategies for planning and implementing a customer-based collection program
  • Summarize its potential impact on a library’s budget
  • Discuss cataloging implications, and other day-to-day operational issues
  • Present guidelines for evaluating and marketing 
Customer-based collection development is one way for libraries to navigate the rapid changes in what users expect of libraries, and this new anthology is an important guide to this approach.

(book description)

Experiencing America’s Story through Fiction (book)

Crew, H.S. (2014). Experiencing America's Story Through Fiction: Historical Novels for Grades 7-12. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions.

Historical fiction helps young adults imagine the past through the lives and relationships of its protagonists, putting them at the center of fascinating times and places--and the new Common Core Standards allow for use of novels alongside textbooks for teaching history. Perfect for classroom use and YA readers’ advisory, Crew’s book highlights more than 150 titles of historical fiction published since 2000 that are appropriate for seventh to twelfth graders. Choosing award-winners as well as novels which have been well-reviewed in Booklist, The Horn Book, Multicultural Review, History Teach, Journal of American History, and other periodicals, this resource assists librarians and educators by
  • Spotlighting novels with a multiplicity of voices from different cultures, races, and ethnicities
  • Featuring both YA novels and novels written for adults that are appropriate for teens
  • Offering thorough annotations, with an examination of each novel’s historical content
  • Providing discussion questions and online resources for classroom use that encourage students to think critically about the book and compare ideas and events in the story to actual history
This book will help teachers of history as well as school and public librarians who work with youth to promote a more inclusive understanding of America’s story through historical fiction.

(book description)