Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Public Library Data Service Statistical Report – 2010

Public Library Data Service Statistical Report – 2010. Chicago: Public Library Association, 2010. ISBN 978-0-8389-8544-1 027.473021 Publi2 2010The PLDS is collected by the Public Library Association and contains data from 1,000 public libraries. The data are published in the Public Library Data Service Statistical Report YYYY, which is available for loan through the Oregon State Library. Call 503-588-7119 or see our catalog for more information. Starting in 2002, the survey included a random sample of 489 libraries serving populations 5,001-50,000. The data sample is skewed towards larger libraries. Note that the year of the report is not the year the data were collected.

Introducing RDA: A guide to the basics

Oliver, Chris, Introducing RDA: A guide to the basics. Chicago: ALA, 2010 ISBN 978-0-8389-3594-1 025.32
Resource Description and Access (RDA) is more than a revised standard it represents a total shift in the cataloging process as a whole. This highly practical, concise introduction will guide both catalogers and general library staff through the basics of RDA, its implementation, and its expected benefits for users and catalogers alike. Author Chris Oliver provides a contextual overview of and thoroughly explains the reasons for the switch from AACR to RDA. He outlines transition steps, the new ways in which staff will need to approach describing and creating access to resources, and important guidelines to follow after implementation. Introducing RDA: A Guide to the Basics is a much needed introductory explanation for catalogers, general library staff, and LIS students.

Web-based Instruction: A Guide for Librarians, 3rd ed.

Smith, Susan Sharpless. Web-based Instruction: A Guide for Librarians, 3rd ed. Chicago: ALA, 2010. ISBN 978-0-8389-1056-6 025.560785 Smith 3rd ed.
Following up its first edition, which appeared in 2001, this second edition discusses recent changes in the Web and their profound impact on Web-based instruction. Throughout the book's eight chapters, which are organized to offer a step-by-step approach for planning and implementing Web-based instruction, the author discusses the design and development of different types of Web projects and instruction, project development tools, user interfaces, multimedia, interactivity, evaluation, testing, and assessment. This edition boasts a glossary; an overview of concepts related to learning theory, pedagogy, and distance learning; and discussions of new hardware, software, interactive technologies, Internet safety, file sharing, and spam.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Intellectual Freedom Manual (book)

Office for Intellectual Freedom. (2010) Intellectual Freedom Manual (8th Ed.). Chicago, IL: American Library Association.

Updated for the first time since 2005, this indispensable volume includes revised interpretations of the Library Bill of Rights along with key intellectual freedom guidelines and policies, including
  • A new chapter, “Interactivity and the Internet,” and other fresh material on intellectual freedom and privacy in online social networks
  • An examination of intellectual freedom for disabled library patrons
  • Coverage of the latest USA PATRIOT Act debates and extensions
Now, like never before, libraries must stand strong as beacons of intellectual freedom for all. ALA’s Intellectual Freedom Manual provides the answers they need. (book description)

Check out this title's webextras!

Risky Business (book)

Braun, L.W., Martin, H.J. & Urquhart. (2010) Risky Business: Taking and Managing Risks in Library Services for Teens. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.

Do we add that edgy urban novel to our teen collection? Should we initiate social networking? What about abandoning Dewey for a bookstore arrangement? Change is risky business, but librarians must be prepared to initiate change to best serve teens. YA service innovators Linda W. Braun, Hillias J. Martin, and Connie Urquhart explain how to be smart about taking risks without shying away from them. They offer concrete advice for
  • Laying the groundwork for change in key areas such as collection building and programming
  • Including technology components as part of traditional services, such as booktalks, information literacy instruction, and book discussion groups
  • Effectively gaining support from administrators and colleagues
A resource list highlights articles and websites about risk in libraries, risk management, and teens and risk taking. In addition, appendixes offer YALSA’s competencies for serving youth and YALSA’s white papers, which discuss the importance of teen literature, the need to include young adult services in library school curricula, and the need for dedicated space and teen services staff in public libraries. Real-world examples of risky change in action from librarians and authors of YA lit enrich this exploration of a topic rarely discussed in depth, but central to YA services in school and public libraries today. (book description)

Multicultural Programs for Tweens and Teens (book)

Alexander, L.B. & Kwon, N. (2010). Multicultural Programs for Tweens and Teens. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.

Multicultural Programs for Tweens and Teens is a one-stop resource that encourages children and young adults to explore different cultures. Dozens of flexible programming ideas allow you to
  • Choose a program specific to your scheduling, budget, or age group requirements
  • Create an event that reflects a specific culture
  • Recommend further resources
Following the practical programs laid out here, young adult librarians in public libraries, school librarians, and adult and young adult services staff can easily explore many diverse cultures. (book description)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Complete Copyright Liability Handbook for Librarians and Educators

Lipinski, Tomas A. The Complete Copyright Liability Handbook for Librarians and Educators. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2006. ISBN 1-55570-532-4

From the publisher:
Librarians and information professionals have ethical and legal responsibilities not only to their users, but also to the information they make available—including the copyrighted materials they license, loan, digitize, and deliver. Tomas Lipinski, a library educator, licensed attorney, and frequent presenter of copyright workshops, offers this comprehensive guide to copyright liability issues specifically aimed at libraries and information centers. This guide is a librarian’s primer for copyright risk-management. It covers direct, contributory, and vicarious infringement; immunity; damage remission; notice provisions; and more. Current, practical, and authoritative, Lipinski includes discussions of the DMCA, TEACH Act, and other recent legislation as well as sample notices, policies, and audit tools. His coverage of print, non-print, and new technologies (Web sites, distance education, circulating software, e-books etc.), makes this handbook essential for public, academic, and school librarians.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Early Literacy Programming en Espanol (Book/CD)

Diamant-Cohen, B. (2010). Early Literacy Programming en Espanol: Mother Goose on the Loose Programs for Bilingual Learners. New York: Neal-Schuman.

Engage your Latino users with proven, effective bilingual early childhood programming – even if you’re not a Spanish speaker! Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen, award-winning creator of the widely-successful Mother Goose on the Loose® (MGOL) early literacy program, has done it again! Using a combination of translated MGOL songs and traditional Spanish songs from around the world, this lively program helps children develop school readiness skills and presents child development tips to the adults in their lives.

Diamant-Cohen, a much in-demand speaker at workshops throughout the United States and Canada, provides a complete, ready-to-use script for MGOL en EspaƱol in English and Spanish that is packed with rhymes, songs, large-motor activities, animal adventures, lullabies, and musical instrument exploration which provides all you need to joyfully engage bilingual learners in this exceptional program.

Librarians will benefit from the book’s wealth of lyrics, rhymes, activities, developmental tips, program aids, set-up instructions, worksheets, and bibliographies in both English and Spanish. Valuable advice for transforming the library into a welcoming environment for non-English speaking users, an explanation of the “80% repetition formula”, and practical suggestions for finding Spanish-speaking cultural partners to help plan and present these programs make program construction easy. A companion CD-ROM that includes 65 songs, a complete MGOL script along with reproducible forms and flannel board templates simplifies planning even more.

This easy-to-follow, highly practical guide is essential for any librarian serving Spanish-speaking children. (book description)