Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Build It, Make It, Do It, Play It! (book)

Bomhold, C. & Elder, T. (2014). Build It, Make It, Do It, Play It! Subject Access to the Best How-To Guides for Children and Teens. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited. 978-1-59884-391-0.

For busy librarians and educators, finding instructions for projects, activities, sports, and games that children and teens will find interesting is a constant challenge. This guide is a time-saving, one-stop resource for locating this type of information—one that also serves as a valuable collection development tool that identifies the best among thousands of choices, and can be used for program planning, reference and readers' advisory, and curriculum support. Build It, Make It, Do It, Play It! identifies hundreds of books that provide step-by-step instructions for creating arts and crafts, building objects, finding ways to help the disadvantaged, or engaging in other activities ranging from gardening to playing games and sports. Organized by broad subject areas—arts and crafts, recreation and sports (including indoor activities and games), and so forth—the entries are further logically organized by specific subject, ensuring quick and easy use.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Library Management for the Digital Age

Todaro, Julie. Library Management for the Digital Age: A New Paradigm. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4422-3015-6

The author proposes a new paradigm for planning, administering, and assessing library services. She explains each facet of administering both “old” (physical) and “new” (virtual) libraries, and compares new and recommended management skills and methods with classic techniques and traditions. She also includes concise case studies that illustrate the real-world nature of the shift and discussion questions to facilitate active learning. 

Table of Contents 
PART I. Twenty-First Century Management in Libraries
Chapter 1. Classic Management vs. New Management
Chapter 2. Preparing and Maintaining the New Manager
Chapter 3. “Managing” New Employees/Staff/Human Resources/Stakeholders
Chapter 4. New Management of Change
Chapter 5. New Managers Designing New Organizations
Chapter 6. Management Infrastructure Documents in New Organizations
Chapter 7. Managing New Services and Resources
Chapter 8. Managing Those Outside the “Sphere”
Chapter 9. New Management “in Action” Communication
Chapter 10. New Managers within Classic and New Organizations
Chapter 11. New Managers in Classic and New Facilities and Environments
Chapter 12. New “Landscapes” for Library and Information Settings
Chapter 13. Managing the Balance to Meet New Constituent/Customer Expectations
Chapter 14. Accountability, Measurement, and Assessment in New Management Organizations
Chapter 15. New Budgeting with (Mostly) Classic Budgeting Issues
Chapter 16. Emergency Management Roles and Responsibilities of New Managers

PART II: The Cases
Introduction to the Case Method
Case 1. A Difficult Path of Moving Up and Out
Case 2. Building Your Own Management Training Program
Case 3. Rumor Has It
Case 4. Do You Have Any Change On You?
Case 5. Racking Up the Library Pool Table
Case 6. Manuals, Handbooks, Policies, Procedures, Budgets, Minutes and Plans, Oh My!
Case 7. What’s Old is New – if the Money is There
Case 8. But Enough About Me, What Do YOU Think About Me?
Case 9. Suffering from Past Mistakes
Case 10. What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You
Case 11. A Fixer Upper
Case 12. Penny’s Partners Proliferate due to Punctual, Prioritized, and Positive Planning
Case 13. Keeping Up With the “Joneses”
Case 14. Torture the Data

Case 15. Matching Data to Data Requests
Case 16. Building Tomorrow’s Future on Today’s Expertise
Appendix A. Annotated Master List of “Indispensable” Resources
Appendix B. Examples of Paradigms
Appendix C. Additional Paradigm Shifts

Bridges out of poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities

Payne, Ruby K PhD., Philip E. DeVol, Terie Dreussi Smith. Bridges out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities. Rev. Ed. Highlands, TX: Aha! Process, 2006.  362.5 Payne    ISBN-13: 978-1929229697

Bridges Out of Poverty is a unique and powerful tool designed specifically for social, health, and legal services professionals. Based in part on Dr. Ruby K. Payne's myth shattering A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Bridges reaches out to the millions of service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty. In a highly readable format you'll find case studies, detailed analysis, helpful charts and exercises, and specific solutions you and your organization can implement right now to: Redesign programs to better serve people you work with; Build skill sets for management to help guide employees; Upgrade training for front-line staff like receptionists, case workers, and managers; Improve treatment outcomes in health care and behavioral health care; Increase the liklihood of moving from welfare to work. If your business, agency, or organization works with people from poverty, only a deeper understanding of their challenges-and strengths-will help you partner with them to create opportunities for success.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Public Libraries, Public Policies, and Political Processes

Jaeger, Paul T., Ursula Gorham, John Carlo Bertot, and Lindsay C. Sarin. Public Libraries, Public Policies, and Political Processes: Serving and Transforming Communities in Times of Economic and Political Constraint. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

The main message of this book is that there is a pressing need for public librarians and other supporters of public libraries to be:
  • Aware of the political process and its implications for libraries;
  • Attuned to the interrelationships between policy and politics; and
  • Engaged in the policy process to articulate the need for policies that support public libraries. 
By offering data and real world examples, the authors present proposals for professional, policy-making, and political strategies that can strengthen the public library and its ability to meet the needs of individuals and communities.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Politics, Policies, and Public Libraries
Chapter 2: The Development of Public Libraries as a Public Good in the United States
Chapter 3: The Evolution of Policies Affecting Public Libraries in the Unites States
Chapter 4: Prevailing Governance and Economic Ideologies
Chapter 5: Changes in Public Libraries and Changes in Communities

Chapter 6: Engagement and Valuation of the Public Good
Chapter 7: Demonstrating Library Value and Advocating for Support
Chapter 8: The Public Library in the Local Political Process

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Digital Preservation for Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Corrado, Edward M. and Heather Lea Moulaison. Digital Preservation for Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Rowman and Littlefield, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-8108-8712-1

As the publisher's description suggests, this book is about "things (not technology; not how-to; not theory) I wish I knew before I got started" with digital preservation. The information in this book is presented in a readable format, focusing on management issues and best practices.It addresses all aspects of curating and preserving digital content for long term access, including management, technology, and content issues. 

Table of Contents
A detailed table of contents is available on the publisher's web site.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Preservation Management Handbook

Harvey, Ross and Martha R. Mahard. The Preservation Management Handbook: A 21st Century Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Rowman and Littlefield, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-7591-2315-1

This book introduces the reader to the essential tools and principles of a preservation management program in the twenty-first century, addressing the realities of diverse collections and materials, and embracing the challenges of working with both analog and digital collections. It can serve as a one-stop reference for cultural heritage professionals — particularly those in small- to medium sized organizations where resources are limited and professional help is not always at hand.

Table of Contents
A detailed table of contents is available at the publisher's web site.

The Green Library Planner

Carr, Mary M. The Green Library Planner: What Every Librarian Needs to Know Before Starting to Build or Renovate. Scarecrow Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-8108-8736-7

This book is for members of library building design teams who typically are not actively engaged in architecture, construction, or engineering, but who need an introduction to the rationale for green buildings, the elements of green building, and the language of the field. It will be equally useful for public officials, boards, or administrators who are considering a new green library building, a renovated library structure, or sustainable elements for a current library facility.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Fundamentals of Sustainable Building
Chapter 2: The Importance of Place: From the Philosophical to the Practical
Chapter 3: Energy and Lighting
Chapter 4: Green Materials
Chapter 5: Indoor Environmental Quality
Chapter 6: Water Conservation and Quality
Chapter 7: Construction Management
Chapter 8: Building Operations and Maintenance

What Every Library Director Should Know

Curzon, Susan Carol. What Every Library Director Should Know. Rowman and Littlefield, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-8108-9187-6

Not your average management text, the author uses personal narrative and anecdotes from other working professionals to present the many everyday challenges met by library managers. Curzon captures the nuances of effective leadership with wisdom, common sense, elegance, and a practical how-to approach.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: At the Helm
Chapter Two: Customer Number One: Your Boss
Chapter Three: Engaging People
Chapter Four: Dealing with Boards and the Faculty Senate
Chapter Five: Dollar sense
Chapter Six: The Borders of the Realm
Chapter Seven: Dealing with the Press
Chapter Eight: A Death in the Library
Chapter Nine: Changing Times
Chapter Ten: Transitions

For a more detailed table of contents, check out the publisher's site.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Springboard: How Storytelling Ignites Action in Knowledge-Era Organizations

Denning, Stephen. The Springboard: How Storytelling Ignites Action in Knowledge-Era Organizations. Routledge, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-7506-7355-6.

Libraries need to hone their stories to effectively communicate with their various constituencies, and Stephen Denning's book can help. Denning teaches storytelling as a powerful and formal discipline for organizational change and knowledge management. His book explains how organizations can use certain types of stories ("springboard" stories) to communicate new or envisioned strategies, structures, identities, goals, and values to employees, partners and even customers.

You may also want to check out Telling the Story of Your Library’s Impact, a webinar hosted by Gale/Cengage and the State Library that describes and provides some specific tools for gathering and crafting library stories for advocacy.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Crash Course in Dealing with Difficult Library Customers

Mosley, Shelley E., Dennis C. Tucker, and Sandra Van Winkle. Crash Course in Dealing with Difficult Library Customers. Libraries Unlimited, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-61069-283-0

The book identifies the basic types of problem-causing individuals, overviews effective strategies for offsetting their actions, and explains how to successfully manage the stressful, emotionally charged situations that can arise. It addresses common situations that can happen in public service at any type of library. The authors offer practical advice that will help library staff prepare for the many kinds of "worst case scenarios"—before they arise. Administrators who need to develop policies to protect their staff and their users will also find this unique work essential reading.

Topics include: 
Dealing with Angry Patrons
Dealing with Dangerous Library Patrons
Dealing with Drugged or Inebriated Individuals
Dealing with Problem Parents
Dealing with Sexual Perverts
Dealing with the Censor
Dealing with the Extremist
Dealing with the Mentally Ill
Dealing with the V.I.P.
Dealing with Thieves

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Reference Guide to Data Sources

Bauder, Julia. The Reference Guide to Data Sources. ALA Editions, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1227-0.

Much of the most frequently used data can be found free online, but it can be tricky to locate. This book shows readers how to look for it with the assistance of user-friendly tools. The author helps librarians cut through the data jargon and provides hints for providing effective data reference services.

Table of Contents
1. Data Reference Basics
2. General Sources
3. Agriculture and Food
4. Crime
5. Earth Science--General
6. Earth Science--Air, Climate, and Weather
7. Earth Science--Water
8. Economics--General
9. Economics-- Government Finance
10. Economics--Firms and Industries
11. Economics--Commodities
12. Economics--Labor
13. Economics--Macroeconomic Accounts
14. Economics--Banks and Lending
15. Economics--Real Estate
16. Economics--Trade and Tariffs
17. Education
18. Energy
19. Health and Health Care
20. People and Households
21. Political Science--Elections
22. Political Science--War and Peace
23. Political Science--Other
24. Public Opinion Surveys
25. Transportation
26. Spatial Data
27. When All Else Fails: Using Article Databases, WorldCat, and Real Live People to Find Data

A Citing Data
B Getting Started with the Survey Documentation and Analysis Software

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

STEP into Storytime (book)

Ghoting, S.N. & Klatt, K.F. (2014). STEP into Storytime: Using the StoryTime Effective Practice to Strengthen the Development of Newborns to Five-Year-Olds. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions. 978-0-8389-1222-5.

Story Time Effective Practice (STEP), developed by the authors, is an approach that articulates the link between child development theory and storytimes. This important resource shows how presenters can use STEP to craft a storytime that is effective for mixed-age groups and adheres to best practices for emotional, social, physical, and cognitive support. In this book, Ghoting and Klatt, both early literacy experts,
  • Offer more than 30 complete ready-to-use storytimes appropriate for newborns to children age 5, along with extension activities
  • Show how STEP relates to emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development
  • Explain how storytime materials and activities directly connect to language and literacy development
  • Include preparation, planning, and performance tips, plus guidance for interacting with parents and caregivers
  • Provide lists of recommended additional resources, including organizations, websites, and sources for storytime time activity ideas
This book is a must-have guide for storytime presenters, preschool teachers, child care providers, and parents of young children.

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Building a Core Print Collection for Preschoolers (book)

Bailey, A.R. (2014). Building a Core Print Collection for Preschoolers. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions. 978-0-8389-1219-5.

Since children develop the critical language and early reading skills necessary to enter kindergarten between birth and age five, reading aloud is one of the most influential steps librarians, teachers, parents, and caregivers can take to foster preschoolers’ literacy skills. Early exposure to books heavily influences vocabulary knowledge, which in turn improves later reading skills and helps foster lifelong literacy. Highlighting more than 300 birth-kindergarten titles, Bailey offers
  • A hand-picked selection of quality books adeptly chosen to help develop crucial literacy skills such as expressive and receptive language, expanded vocabularies, narrative skills, print awareness, the ability to understand written language, awareness of story structure, alphabetic knowledge, and phonological sensitivity
  • Thorough annotation of each title, including a full bibliographic record, a short summary, and journal reviews
  • Chapters organized by type of book, from primary skills books, wordless picture books, and rhyming books to toy and movable books
  • A list of additional resources helpful for building a core collection
Valuable for regular use by caregivers as well as for collection development, this book spotlights hundreds of titles that are engaging and fun for reader and preschooler alike.

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The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services (book)

Booth, H. & Jensen, K. (2014). The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions. 978-0-8389-1224-9.

ALA's popular and respected Whole Library Handbook series continues with a volume specifically geared towards those who serve young adults, gathering stellar articles and commentary from some of the country's most innovative and successful teen services librarians. Sections focusing on practice, theory, and the philosophical underpinnings of the profession are supported by current research and historical perspectives. Both instructive and reflective in scope, this essential handbook
  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to the background and day-to-day realities of teen librarianship for LIS students and those new to the field
  • Offers expert tips and wisdom invaluable to those already working with teens
  • Highlights trends, challenges, and opportunities in the changing world of how teens interact with libraries, and what they expect
  • Emphasizes advocacy across all spectrums, including in local communities and among fellow staff who may be anxious about teens in the library
  • Guides staff in providing readers' advisory to teens
  • Includes ready-to-use marketing resources, templates, and sample teen services and teen volunteer plans
Anyone who works with young adults will benefit from the thorough coverage provided by this volume's expert contributors.

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Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums

van Hooland, Seth and RubenVerborgh. Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums: How to Clean, Link and Publish Your Metadata. Neal-Schuman, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1251-5

Metadata experts van Hooland and Verborgh introduce the core concepts of metadata standards and Linked Data, and show how they can be applied to existing metadata. Giving readers the tools and understanding to achieve maximum results with limited resources, this book covers such crucial topics as
  • The value of metadata
  • Metadata creation, including architecture, data models, and standards
  • Metadata cleaning
  • Metadata reconciliation
  • Metadata enrichment through Linked Data and named-entity recognition
  • Importing and exporting metadata
  • Ensuring a sustainable publishing model
Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Modeling
3. Cleaning
4. Reconciling
5. Enriching
6. Publishing
7. Conclusions

Monday, July 7, 2014

Copyright for Academic Librarians and Professionals

Butler, Rebecca P. Copyright for Academic Librarians and Professionals. ALA Editions, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1214-0

This practical handbook will show students training to become college and university librarians how to make informed decisions regarding the use and availability of print, non-print, and online resources. Based on Butler’s 17 years of experience conducting copyright workshops and courses, her book matches real-world scenarios with interpretations of the law from copyright experts in the field to provide a thorough understanding of current, everyday applications of copyright law in higher education. Butler explains fair use, public domain, documentation and licenses, permissions, creation and ownership, violations and penalties, international copyright law, and avoiding copyright problems as they relate to each of these formats.

Table of Contents

Part I: Copyright Fundamentals
1.      Introduction to Copyright Law
2.      Fair Use
3.      Public Domain
4.      Obtaining Permission
5.      Other Important Copyright Information
Part II: Specific Applications of Copyright Law
6.      The Internet and Copyright Law
7.      DVDs, Video Streaming, On Demand, and Copyright Law
8.      Television and Copyright Law
9.      Computer Software, Handheld Applications and Mobile Technologies, and Copyright Law
10.   Music and Copyright Law
11.   Multimedia and Copyright Law
12.   Print Works and Copyright Law
13.   Distance Learning and Copyright Law
14.   Conclusion
Appendix A: Selected Sections of the U.S. Copyright Law
Appendix B: Glossary for Chapter 6

Academic Library Administrator's Field Guide

Nelson, Bryce. The Academic Library Administrator's Field Guide. ALA Editions, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1223-2.


As an experienced library administrator, Nelson offers ready-to-use guidance on the full range of administrator responsibilities. Packed with insight about the day-to-day operations of the academic library, Nelson's guide will be invaluable to new and experienced administrators alike.

Table of Contents

Part I: Being Politically Effective
Chapter 1: Rationale: Mission, Goals, and Strategic Plan
Chapter 2: Perceptions: Library Components Are Basic to Education
Chapter 3: Political Influence: Roles of an Effective Leader
Chapter 4: Organizational Chart: The Academic Side, with Dotted Lines
Chapter 5: Context: Monitoring and Interpreting Trends
Chapter 6: Academic Ceiling: Dependencies and Levels of Quality
Chapter 7: Faculty: Gatekeepers of Library Usage
Chapter 8: Unexpected Events: Planning for Safety and Security
Part II: Managing and Leading Staff
Chapter 9: Beginning: Starting a New Position
Chapter 10: The Job: Nature of Administrative Work
Chapter 11: New Hires: Administrators’ Roles and Accountability
Chapter 12: Priorities: Aligning Work with Library Needs
Chapter 13: Professional Development: Investing In All Staff
Chapter 14: Accountability: Monitoring and Evaluating Work
Chapter 15: Decision-Making: Processes for Library Governance
Chapter 16: Communication: Internal and External Messages
Chapter 17: The Tone: Desirable and Productive Workplace
Chapter 18: How Are You? Issues of Health and Well-Being
Chapter 19: Change: Recognizing Need and Leading Change
Chapter 20: Errors in Judgment: Understanding and Learning
Chapter 21: Ending: Making a Transition
Part III: Supervising Operations
Chapter 22: Budget: Spending It All
Chapter 23: Librarians Who Teach: Professional Identity As Educators
Chapter 24: Building: Designed for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Chapter 25: Collections: Meeting High Expectations for Content
Chapter 26: Website and Social Media: Designed for Maximum Use
Chapter 27: Technology: As Good As Anywhere on Campus
Chapter 28: Open Access to Information: Evidence of High Value
Chapter 29: Intellectual Property: Define, Educate, and Model
Chapter 30: Assessment: Describe, Understand, and Use

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Law Librarianship in the Digital Age

Kroski, Ellyssa (ed.) Law Librarianship in the Digital Age. Scarecrow Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-8108-8806-7

This book covers developments that face today’s modern law libraries, including e-Books, mobile device management, Web scale discovery, cloud computing, social software, and more. These critical issues and concepts are approached from the perspective of tech-savvy library leaders who each discuss how forward-thinking libraries are tackling such traditional library practices as reference, collection development, technical services, and administration in this new “digital age.”

Each chapter explores the key concepts and issues that are currently being discussed at major law library conferences and events today and looks ahead to what’s on the horizon for law libraries in the future.

Table of Contents
Part I. Major Introductory Concepts
1 Law Librarianship 2.0 - Jennifer Wertkin
2. Embedded Librarianship - Thomas J. Striepe and Mary Talley
3. Copyright in the Digital Age - Kyle K. Courtney
4. Open Access to Legal Scholarship - Cheryl Kelly Fischer and Vicki Steiner
5. User Services Analysis for Decision Making - Kim Clarke
6. Law Library Management - Camille Broussard, Ralph Monaco, and Gitelle Seer

Part II. Technologies
7. Digitization - Michelle M. Wu
8. E-books in Law Libraries - Ellyssa Kroski
9. Tablets and Mobile Device Management - William R. Mills
10. The Law Library Website - Andrew Plumb-Larrick
11. Web-Scale Discovery and Federated Search - Valeri Craigle
12. The Cloud - Roger Vicarius Skalbeck
13. Social Software - Marcia L. Dority Baker

Part III. Reference Services
14. Reference Services in a Law Library - Carol A. Watson
15. Introduction to Legal Research - Rhea Ballard-Thrower
16. Online Information Sources - Sarah K. C. Mauldin
17. Major Legal Databases and How to Search Them - Theodora Belniak

Part IV. Instruction
18. Library Instruction in the Information Age - Emily Janoski-Haehlen
19. Educational Technologies - Kim Clarke and Nadine R. Hoffman

Part V. Technical Services
20. Technical Services 2.0 - Edward T. Hart
21. Collection Development - Molly (Mary) E. Brownfield
22. Electronic Resources Management and User Authentication - Catherine M. Monte

Part VI. Knowledge Management
23. Knowledge Management - Steven A. Lastres and Don MacLeod
24. The Law Library Intranet - Emily R. Florio and Michael J. Robak

Part VII. Marketing
25. Digital Age Marketing - Carol Ottolenghi
26. Competitive Intelligence - Jennifer Alexander and M. T. Hennessey

Part VIII. Professional Development and the Future
27. Professional Development - Holly M. Riccio
28. The Future of Law Librarianship - Scott D. Bailey and Julie Graves Krishnaswami

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Rethinking Collection Development and Management

Albitz, Becky, Christine Avery, Diane Zabel (eds.) Rethinking Collection Development and Management. Libraries Unlimited, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-61069-305-9

This collection of thought-provoking essays covers theory, research, and best practices in collection development, examining how it has evolved, identifying how some librarians are creatively responding to these changes, and predicting what is coming next.

Table of Contents
Part I Selection and Assessment  
  • Chapter 1 Forces Shaping Scholarly Publishing p. 3
  • Chapter 2 The Ghosts in the Stacks: Collection Development Practice Past, Present, and Future in Academic Research Libraries p. 13
  • Chapter 3 Who Does What? Building Relationships between Technical and Public Services Staff p. 31
  • Chapter 4 Evaluating Subscription Databases p. 41
  • Chapter 5 Perspectives on Weeding in Academic Library Collections p. 59
  • Chapter 6 Weeding the Collection: Perspectives from Three Public Librarians p. 77
  • Chapter 7 Education for Collection Development and Management p. 89
Part II Acquisitions  
  • Chapter 8 Demand-Driven Acquisitions: Just in Time p. 101
  • Chapter 9 HAM: A Hybrid Acquisitions Model for Public Libraries p. 109
  • Chapter 10 Beyond Reviews: Understanding the Selection Cycle in Public Library Collection Development p. 121
  • Chapter 11 The Big Deal and the Future of Journal Licensing in Academic Libraries p. 135
  • Chapter 12 Collection Development between Teaching Mission and Resource Management: The Case of Carleton College p. 149
  • Chapter 13 Lease Plans in Academic Libraries p. 161
  • Chapter 14 Lease Services as a Collection Development Strategy p. 169
  • Chapter 15 Self-Publishing: Does It Belong in the Collection? p. 177
  • Chapter 16 eBooks in Academic Libraries p. 187
  • Chapter 17 eBook Collection Development in Public Libraries p. 199
  • Chapter 18 Streaming Video p. 215
Part III Access, Cooperative Efforts, Shared Collections  
  • Chapter 19 Cataloging for Collection Management p. 233
  • Chapter 20 Do We Need Dewey? Anythink Libraries in Colorado p. 243
  • Chapter 21 Rethinking Access to Collections in the Discovery Age p. 253
  • Chapter 22 Consortia Services in Collection Management p. 271
  • Chapter 23 Floating Collections: Perspectives from an Academic Library p. 281
  • Chapter 24 Floating Collections: Perspectives from a Public Librarian p. 289
  • Chapter 25 Beyond My People and Thy People, or the Shared Print Collections Imperative p. 297
Part IV Preservation and Special Collections  
  • Chapter 26 Thinking about Collection Development in Special Collections p. 323
  • Chapter 27 Collaborative Disaster Networks p. 335
  • Chapter 28 Digitization Projects p. 345
  • Chapter 29 Print and Digital Preservation p. 359

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Library Services for Adults in the 21st Century

Okobi, Elsie A. Rogers Halliday. Library Services for Adults in the 21st Century. Libraries Unlimited, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-59158-705-7

Designed as a textbook for library science programs, this book offers a thorough introduction to the issues associated with providing adult services in public libraries. Topics include planning and assessment, as well as specific types of services including readers advisory, lifelong learning, and services for local business communities. This book could serve as a great tool for designing a training program for library staff.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Need for Adult Services
Chapter 2: History and Development of Adult Services
Chapter 3: Adult Services in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Chapter 4: Planning for Adult Services
Chapter 5: Assessment of Adult Services

Chapter 6: Readers' Services
Chapter 7: Library Services to the Business Community
Chapter 8: Lifelong Learning
Chapter 9: Services to Diverse Populations
Chapter 10: Special Populations

Chapter 11: Competence and Professional Development for the Adult Services Librarian