Friday, August 27, 2010

Catalog It! A Guide to Cataloging School Library Materials 2nd ed.

Kaplan, Allison and Ann Riedling. Catalog It! A Guide to Cataloging School Library Materials 2nd ed. Worthington, OH: Linworth Books, 2006 025.3 Kapla 2nd ed.

A book that presents both the theory and practice of cataloging. Though many media specialists purchase their materials preprocessed, some understanding of the rules and standards of cataloging is still necessary. Throughout this book, the authors use concrete examples of items commonly found in school libraries. The first two chapters give a brief history of cataloging and an overview of copy cataloging and cataloger's tools. The next four chapters deal with intellectual access (assigning subject headings and classification codes), physical description (both theory and application), and processing. The last two chapters present aspects of automated cataloging and the migration to automated systems and the future of cataloging. This readable text can serve as a textbook for students in school-library-media programs and as a ready-reference tool for practicing media specialists.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Teaching Information Literacy: 50 Standards-based Exercises for College Students. 2nd Ed.

Burkhardt, Joanna and Mary C. MacDonald. Teaching Information Literacy: 50 Standards-based Exercises for College Students. 2nd Ed. Chicago: ALA, 2010. ISBN 978-0-8389-1053-5 028.70711 Birkh 2nd ed.

From high schools and colleges to technical and graduate schools, research involves making sense of information: learning the basics of planning, winnowing, and evaluating the quality of sources. As information proliferates, it's tempting to use the handiest tool rather than working to identify the best one. But there's a better way! Updated for today's ever-expanding world of electronic information, Teaching Information Literacy: 50 Standards-Based Exercises for College Students, Second Edition is the best single resource for fundamental information literacy instruction. Covering the basics of planning, collecting, and evaluating, the exercises in this book . Address one of more of the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.Promote conceptual and applied skills via active learning, problem-based learning, and resource-based learning.Are ready for use by reference and instruction librarians at colleges and community colleges, as well as others responsible for teaching students how to conduct research.These 50 lessons can be used as a full semester course or as a single focused seminar or workshop, and show how to engage with electronic and print information resources alike.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Cataloging and Classification: An Introduction, Third Ed

Chan, Lois Mai. Cataloging and Classification: An Introduction, Third Ed. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2007 025.3 Chan 3rd ed. ISBN978-0-8108-6000-1

Cataloging and Classification, Third Edition, is a classic text for beginning students and a tool for practicing cataloging personnel. All chapters have been rewritten in this latest edition to incorporate recent developments, particularly the tremendous impact metadata and the Web have had on cataloging and classification

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Complete Library Trustee Handbook

Reed, Sally Gardner and Kalonick, Jillian. The Complete Library Trustee Handbook. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2010. ISBN 978-1555706876 021.82 Reed

This volume for new and experienced library trustees is divided into seven chapters and covers such topics as fund-raising, advocacy, and fiduciary responsibility; the role of the trustee; planning; policies; key issues; and effective practices. This text offers clear, reasoned explanations; sample forms; questions to guide the discussions; and resources for further study. The appendixes include essential documents, such as the Library Bill of Rights and ALA's resolution on the reauthorization of the Patriot Act. The authors (the executive director and the marketing specialist for the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations) bring considerable experience in public libraries and writing. The handbook is practical, covers board responsibilities, and helps public libraries with different types of governance. A useful tool for both trustees and library staff.

Everyone Plays at the Library: Creating Great Gaming Experiences for All Ages

Nicholson, Scott. Everyone Plays at the Library: Creating Great Gaming Experiences for All Ages. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc. , 2010. Isbn 978-1-57387-398-7 025.5 Nicho

If you are interested in the why, what, and how of library gaming, Everyone Plays at the Library is the place to start. Scott Nicholson educator, librarian, game designer, host of the Board Games with Scott video series, and founder of the Library Game Lab of Syracuse shows how gaming programs can be successfully implemented in school, academic, and public libraries, covering all types of games for all age groups.
You’ll learn how to determine user needs, achieve library goals, gain stakeholder approval, reach out to users, build an affordable collection of great games, assess program effectiveness, bring all ages together, and create the type of memorable experience that gets users talking and keeps them coming back for more.

Monday, August 2, 2010

21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times

Trilling, Bernie, and Charles Fadel. 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-470-47538-6

Normally we do not add books on general education topics to our Library and Information Science collection; however, this donated offering ties strongly to the work of school and academic librarians. In this well-reviewed book, Trilling and Fadel expand on the background and concepts of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21). Some of the library-related skills specifically listed in P21's Framework (rainbow) of 21st Century Learning include information, media, and technology literacy. To view the table of contents and preview video clips included in the accompanying DVD, visit the website created for the book.