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.  

Friday, November 21, 2014

Stone, Alva T, ed. The LCSH Century: One Hundred Years with the Library of Congress Subject Headings System. New York: Routledge, 2013. 025.49 LCSH  ISBN 978-0789011695

The LCSH Century traces the 100-year history of the Library of Congress Subject Headings, from its beginning with the implementation of a dictionary catalog in 1898 to the present day. You will explore the most significant changes in LCSH policies and practices, including a summary of other contributions celebrating the centennial of the world's most popular library subject heading language.

. The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction

Baker, Jennifer S. The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction. Chicago: American Library Association, 2015. 026.8088381 Baker   ISBN 978-0838911655

Whether set in ancient Egypt, Feudal Japan, the Victorian Age, or Civil War-era America, historical fiction places readers squarely at the center of fascinating times and places, making it one of the most popular genres in contemporary publishing. The definitive resource for librarians and other book professionals, this guide

  • Provides an overview of historical fiction s roots, highlighting foundational classics, as well as covering the latest and most popular authors and titles
  • Explores the genre in terms of its scope, style, and appeal
  • Includes lists of recommendations, with a compendium of print and web-based resources
  • Offers marketing tips for getting the word out to readers

Emphasizing an appreciation of historical fiction in its many forms and focusing on what fans enjoy, this guide provides a fresh take on a durable genre.


Libraries and the Affordable Care Act: Helping the Community Understand Health-care Options

Goldsmith, Francisca. Libraries and the Affordable Care Act: Helping the Community Understand Health-care Options. ALA Editions, 2015. ISBN:  978-0-8389-1288-1

Libraries that are still trying to find an appropriate role in their community for supporting Affordable Care Act enrollment activities may benefit from reviewing this book. Written specifically for library staff, it offers best practices, advice, and examples of library responses from the first open enrollment period (October 2013-March 2014). The authorncourages a pragmatic approach through the inclusion of “to do” lists at the end of each chapter and provides strategies and tools for building community healthcare awareness.

Table of Contents
A detailed table of contents is available at the publisher's site:

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Library Consortia: Models for Collaboration and Sustainability

Horton, Valerie and Greg Pronevitz. Library Consortia: Models for Collaboration and Sustainability. ALA Editions, 2015. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1218-8

Written by experienced consortia managers, this book covers the history, current landscape, management approaches, critical trends, and key services that define today’s library consortia. General trends and 16 case studies are included in the comprehensive review of the state of library consortia.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Library Consortia Overview
Chapter 2: The Consortial Landscape
Chapter 3: Managing Consortia
Chapter 4: Consortia Services
Chapter 5: Discovery, E-content Delivery, and Resource Sharing
Chapter 6: Physical Delivery: Future and Present

Case Study 1: Online Instruction
Case Study 2: The Enki Experiment: Library E-book Consortia System
Case Study 3: Statewide E-book Projects for Multitype Libraries in Massachusetts
Case Study 4: Article Licensing Information Availability Service (ALIAS)
Case Study 5: Embracing Wide Deals (Interconsortial Licensing)
Case Study 6: Open SUNY Textbook Program
Case Study 7: Interstate Library Delivery
Case Study 8: Open-Source Integrated Library Systems: A Consortial Implementation of Evergreen
Case Study 9: Open-Source Software and Consortium Governance Structure
Case Study 10: Vendor-Based Shared Integrated Library Systems
Case Study 11: Enhancing Access to History: Collaborative Digital Initiatives
Case Study 12: Shared Physical Depository: The Five College Library Depository
Case Study 13: 2CUL: A Case Study in Research Library Shared Staffing
Case Study 14: Human Resources Management: Contractual Staffing at a Library Consortium
Case Study 15: BiblioTemps: A Temporary Employment Service for Libraries in Massachusetts
Case Study 16: Consortial Fiscal Sponsorship