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, January 16, 2018

Encourage Reading

Scales, Pat R. Encourage Reading from the Start: Essays, Articles, and Interviews from the Field. ALA Editions, 2018.
ISBN: 978-0-8389-1650-6

Publisher's Description
A past-president of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and longtime spokesperson for First Amendment issues as they relate to children and young adults, for several decades Scales has been a tireless champion for children’s reading in all its richness and diversity. This collection gathers her most popular editorials, feature articles, and author interviews from the pages of Book Links magazine. Filled with stimulating ideas for school and public librarians, this book
  • spotlights compelling editorial columns that cover the core values of ALA, including democracy, privacy, and diversity;
  • includes interviews with popular authors such as Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Graham Salisbury, Elana K. Arnold, Angela Cerrito, and many others; and
  • features essays on reading trends and classroom discussion topics, with annotated bibliographies.
These interesting and engaging pieces will inspire all those who work with young readers.

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National School Library Standards

American Association of School Librarians. National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries. ALA Editions, 2017. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1579-0

Publisher's Description

AASL’s new integrated standards are designed to empower leaders to transform teaching and learning. The new National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries reflect an evolution of AASL Standards, building on philosophical foundations and familiar elements of previous standards while featuring the new streamlined AASL Standards Integrated Framework for learners, school librarians, and school libraries.

Three previously separate publications—AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner, Standards in Action, and Empowering Learners—are now framed within a single text, emphasizing the importance of all three standards sets while ensuring that standards-related activities are mutually reinforcing. The National School Library Standards enable school librarians to influence and lead in their schools, districts, and states and to develop plans that meet today’s educational landscape for learners, school librarians, and the school library. Among the innovations:
  • Common Beliefs reflect current learning environments and professional best practices for effective school libraries; 
  • the new standards framework features five shared components—Shared Foundations, Key Commitments, Domains, Competencies and Alignments—which are designed to reflect each other; 
  • a section dedicated to assessment and evaluation provides examples on how to create your own tools that align school and district models with AASL Standards; 
  • scenarios for various types of school library professionals demonstrate techniques and practices for successful implementation in authentic situations for self-reflection, group professional development, and pre-service education; 
  • and included are a glossary of terms, useful verbs, a list of evidence, and other relevant appendices. 
The National School Library Standards enables personalization for every learner and school librarian, allowing you to continuously tailor your school library to local needs, your own strengths, and learners’ benefit.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Confessions of a Book Reviewer: The Best of Carte Blanche

Cart, M. (2018). Confessions of a Book Reviewer: The Best of Carte Blanche. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions. ISBN: 9780838916452.

Publisher's Description

For more than 20 years, Michael Cart’s column for Booklist has delighted YA literature enthusiasts and bibliophiles in general with an engaging mixture of wit, insight, and good old fashioned publishing industry gossip. Spotlighting Cart’s unique perspective as both devoted book reviewer and self-proclaimed book addict, this “Carte Blanche” compilation offers readers the chance to trace the blossoming of YA lit into a bona fide phenomenon that continues to grow in popularity. In the columns gathered here, he explores:

  • reading, writing, and book collections and collecting;
  • the past, present and future of YA lit;
  • a multitude of genres, including historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, humor, and comics; and
  • memories of notable figures in the world of publishing through tributes and memorials.

These pieces remain as engaging and fun to read as when they first appeared.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Dysfunctional Library: Challenges and Solutions to Workplace Relationships

Henry, Jo, Joe Eshleman, Richard Moniz. The Dysfunctional Library: Challenges and Solutions to Workplace Relationships. ALA Editions, 2018. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1623-0

While not a comfortable subject to discuss, workplace dysfunction is an issue that libraries grapple with every day. Negative behaviors such as incivility, toxicity, deviant behavior, workplace politics, and team and leadership dysfunction not only make the library a stressful workplace, they also run counter to the core values of librarianship. An important tool for library leaders and managers as well as library staff, this book examines these negative relationship-based issues and suggests practical, research-based solutions.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1    The Dysfunctional Self
Chapter 2    Dysfunctional Organizational Culture
Chapter 3    Incivility in the Work Environment
Chapter 4    Toxic Behaviors of Staff
Chapter 5    Organizational Deviance and Workplace Politics
Chapter 6    Poor Communication in the Workplace
Chapter 7    Conflict Management
Chapter 8    Ineffective Collaboration
Chapter 9    Difficulties with Team Composition
Chapter 10    Leading Away from Library Dysfunction