Monday, November 10, 2008
Thinking Outside the Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians
Smallwood, Carol, ed. Thinking Outside the Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2008. ISBN 978-0-7864-3575-3 020 Think
Note: Most essays in this collection are no longer than three to five pages, so they provide concise introductions on a large variety of topics. --Jen
Professionals in all areas of librarianship will find inspiration in the articles collected here--each of them innovative tips for increasing circulation, enhancing collections, and improving flexibility. With extensive experience in the nation's top libraries and media centers, the 73 contributors describe what really works based on their real-world experiences. Organized by subject, the articles offer succinct and practical guidelines for dozens of tasks. Topics include preparing and delivering distinctive presentations; forming a successful grant proposal; creating a traveling multimedia exhibition; organizing effective community partnerships; writing blogs; hosting authors; creating cybertorials; preserving local culture; and many others.