Sunday, March 15, 2020

How to Request Materials

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To borrow an item listed below, please follow your library's established interlibrary loan process. Or, you may email or fax (503-588-7119) your request, with complete information, to the State Library document delivery department. Loan requests left on this blog cannot be processed.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Library and Information Science: A Guide to Key Literature and Sources

Bemis, Michael F.  Library and Information Science: A Guide to Key Literature and Sources.  Chicago: ALA, 2014. 
016.02 Bemis   ISBN 978-0-8389-1185-3

This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works. A boon to researchers and practitioners alike, this bibliography
•    Includes coverage of subjects as diverse and vital as the history of librarianship, its development as a profession, the ethics of information science, cataloging, reference work, and library architecture
•    Encompasses encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, photographic surveys, statistical publications, and numerous electronic sources, all categorized by subject 
•    Offers appendixes detailing leading professional organizations and publishers of library and information science literature
This comprehensive bibliography of English-language resources on librarianship, the only one of its kind, will prove invaluable to scholars, students, and anyone working in the field.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Beyond Book Sales: The Complete Guide to Raising Real Money for your Library

Dowd, Susan. (ed.) Beyond Book Sales: The Complete Guide to Raising Real Money for your Library. Neal-Schuman, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-55570-912-9

This book is packed with useful tools, including a process for creating an overall fundraising plan, identifying specific goals and strategies, locating potential donors, campaigning for funds, accepting and effectively utilizing donations, and thanking donors.The appendices include useful examples and templates.

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Reference Sources for Small and Medium-Sized Libraries

O'Gorman, Jack (ed.) Reference Sources for Small and Medium-Sized Libraries. 8th edition. ALA Editions, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1212-6

A classic guide to reference sources for both academic and public libraries, this new guide has almost 40% new content from the last edition focuses on reference resources published after 2008. 

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Leading In and Beyond the Library

Wolf, Mary Ann, Rachel Jones, and Gilbert Daniel. Leading In and Beyond the Library [report]. Alliance for Excellent Education, 2014. 
Online Description
This paper explains the key role that school librarians and libraries should play in state - and districtwide - efforts to transition to digital learning, or the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning. The report calls for district and school leaders, policymakers, and boards of education to support, encourage, and fund the evolving role of librarians and libraries as facilitators of content creation, personalized learning, and professional development.

This report is also available online.