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.  

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Librarians With Spines

Cura, Y. S., & Macias, M. (Eds.). (2016). Librarians With Spines: Information Agitators In An Age of Stagnation. Los Angeles, CA: CreateSpace. ISBN: 9780984539888.


Librarians with Spines is an anthology of 9 essays written by 11 radical librarians pushing the boundaries of social justice community service, library and information science, equitable bibliographic taxonomy, and ubiquitous information literacy. Co-edited by Max Macias and Yago Cura, illustrated and designed by Autumn Anglin, and published by HINCHAS Press, this array of minority and queer voices in librarianship and intelligent political art seeks to affirm the importance of innovative, courageous librarians facilitating effective programming and initiatives. Completely funded by a successful GoFundMe campaign and beholden to no organization, committee, nor clique, authors include Jason Alston, Anthony Bishop, Candise Branum, Cathy Camper, A'misa Chiu, Loida Garcia-Febo, kYmberly Keeton, Diane Lopez, Kael Moffat, Mary Rayme, and Aquita Winslow. Topics range from Critlib management to the importance of ethnic caucuses, from zine librarianship to prison librarianship to Hip Hip Information Literacy.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Library Assessment Cookbook

Dobbs, A. W. (Ed.). (2017). The Library Assessment Cookbook. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries. ISBN: 9780838988664.

Publisher's Description

Assessment examines how library services and resources impact and are perceived by users, and guides strategic planning discussions and development of future acquisitions and services. Assessment is fundamental to positioning your library within your organization and effectively demonstrating how it furthers your institution’s goals. And it can be more of an art than a science, using the qualitative and quantitative data available to you to show your library’s alignment with the needs and mission of your organization. 

The Library Assessment Cookbook 
features 80 practical, easy-to-implement recipes divided into nine sections: 
  • Data Preparation for Assessments
  • Traditional and Online Collections Assessments
  • Instruction Programs Assessments
  • Outreach and Programming Assessment
  • Assessments Assessment
  • Strategic Planning Assessment
  • Service Points and Services Assessment
  • Equipment, Building, and Space Assessment
  • Website and Web Services Assessment
This Cookbook will help librarians of all levels of experience measure and demonstrate their institutional value.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Textbooks in Academic Libraries: Selection, Circulation, and Assessment

Diaz, Chris (ed.) Textbooks in Academic Libraries: Selection, Circulation, and Assessment. ALA Editions, 2017. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1587-5 

This ALCTS monograph gathers case studies that pull together creative approaches and best practices for print textbook reserve programs.

Table of Contents


Chapter One    “Basically Everything I Need, I Know the Library Has It”: A Case Study of SUNY Canton’s Textbook Program
by Rachel A. Koenig and Cori Wilhelm
Chapter Two    Access and Affordability: The Textbook Conundrum
by Peggy Seiden and Amy McColl

Chapter Three    The Good and the Bad: Implementing a Textbook Reserve Program
by Renee Le Beau-Ford and Joanna Ewing

Chapter Four    A Student-Funded Textbook Reserve Program
by Joanna Duy, Kirsten Huhn, and Dubravka Kapa

Chapter Five    Building a STEM Collection of Undergraduate Textbooks
by Pattie Piotrowski and Christine McClure

Chapter Six    Evolution of a Textbook Circulation Program: Outcomes of Demand-Driven versus Strategic Selection Policies
by Posie Aargaard and Jan H. Kemp

Chapter Seven    Can Hard-Copy Textbooks on Library Reserve Help Address the Textbook Dilemma?
by Feng-Ru Sheu, Kay Downey, and Tom Klingler

Chapter Eight    Walking the Tightrope: Balancing Students’ Desire for Textbooks and the Library Budget
by Rhonda Glazier and Carla Myers

Chapter Nine    General Education: Ten Years of Textbooks at the Ohio State University Libraries
by Aaron Olivera

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Creating a Local History Archive at Your Public Library

Phillips, Faye. Creating a Local History Archive at Your Public Library. ALA Editions, 2017. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1566-0

Developing and maintaining a local history archives are a great way for libraries to connect with their community. This concise guidebook presents best practices for the acquisition, access, and care of local history materials in public libraries.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1    Defining, Creating, and Developing a Local History Archive
The History of Local History
Scope and Formats of Materials
Mission Statements
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Planning
  • Staffing
  • Scenarios

Chapter 2    Collection Development Policies for a Local History Archive
  • Priorities and Limitations of the Local History Archive
  • Users/Patrons
  • Programs
  • Gift Policy
  • Deaccessioning Policy
  • Resource Sharing/Cooperative Policy
  • Policy Implementation and Review

Chapter 3    Acquiring and Making Local History Collections Accessible
Processing Step 1: Appraisal
  • Appraisal Theory
  • Organizational and Institutional Records
  • Personal Papers
  • To Accept or Not to Accept
  • Recap: Conducting an Appraisal, How to Do It
Processing Step 2: Legal Transfer
  • Deed of Gift
  • Organizational Agreement
  • Records Transmittal Form
  • Monetary Appraisals for Donors
  • Donor Requested Restrictions
  • Abandoned or Orphaned Collections    
  • Recap: Legal Transfer, How to Do It
Processing Step 3: Accessioning
  • Deaccessioning
  • Processing Plan
  • What’s in a Name?
  • Recap: Accessioning, How to Do It
Processing Step 4: Arrangement
  • Levels of Arrangement and Description
  • Recap: Arrangement, How to Do It
Processing Step 5: Description
  • Finding Aids
  • Digitization
  • Unknown Provenance
  • Recap: Description, How to Do It
Processing Step 6: Access
  • Access Policy
  • Utilizing the Online Public Access Catalog
  • Web Finding Aids
  • Copyright
  • Outreach
  • Reference Services
  • Recap: Access, How to Do It

Chapter 4    Care of a Local History Archive
  • Digitization as Access and Preservation
Disaster Awareness, Prevention, and Recovery
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index