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The American Public Library Handbook

Author : Guy A. Marco
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This reference work documents every aspect of the American public library experience through topical entries, statistics, biographies, and profiles.

Libraries in the Information Age An Introduction and Career Exploration 3rd Edition

Author : Denise K. Fourie
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The book Library Media Connection cited as something "all librarians need to have on their shelves" is now thoroughly revised for today's 21st-century library environment. Covering both technology and library practices, the title has been a go-to text for librarians and library school students since 2002. • Thoroughly revises and updates a popular text for LIS or LTA programs that can also be used in MLIS curricula and for four-year programs in library studies and information studies • Provides a succinct introduction to the library industry and a practical overview of the field from seasoned practitioners • Brings together learnings from academic, public, special, and school libraries as well as archives and historical agencies, presenting material with both depth and breadth • Is applicable as an introduction for library funding agencies and public library trustees or boards

The Whole Library Handbook 5

Author : George M. Eberhart
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The Whole Library Handbook, now in its fifth edition, is an encyclopedia filled with facts, tips, lists, and resources essential for library professionals and information workers of all kinds, all carefully handpicked to reflect the most informative, practical, up-to-date, and entertaining examples of library literature. Organized in easy-to-find categories, this unique compendium covers all areas of librarianship from academic libraries to teen services, from cataloging to copyright, and from gaming to social media. Selections include Facts and figures on library workers Bookmobile guidelines 100 great libraries of the world Job search and recruitment techniques, and advice on how to deal with tough economic times Tips on writing articles and book reviews Fun with cataloging rules Famous librarians’ favorite books Covering a huge spectrum of librariana, this one-of-a-kind volume is both educational and entertaining.

Papers and Proceedings of the General Meeting of the American Library Association Held at

Author : American Library Association. General Meeting
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Handbook of Research on Children s and Young Adult Literature

Author : Shelby Wolf
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This landmark volume is the first to bring together leading scholarship on children’s and young adult literature from three intersecting disciplines: Education, English, and Library and Information Science. Distinguished by its multidisciplinary approach, it describes and analyzes the different aspects of literary reading, texts, and contexts to illuminate how the book is transformed within and across different academic figurations of reading and interpreting children’s literature. Part one considers perspectives on readers and reading literature in home, school, library, and community settings. Part two introduces analytic frames for studying young adult novels, picturebooks, indigenous literature, graphic novels, and other genres. Chapters include commentary on literary experiences and creative production from renowned authors and illustrators. Part three focuses on the social contexts of literary study, with chapters on censorship, awards, marketing, and literary museums. The singular contribution of this Handbook is to lay the groundwork for colleagues across disciplines to redraw the map of their separately figured worlds, thus to enlarge the scope of scholarship and dialogue as well as push ahead into uncharted territory.

Planning the Modern Public Library Building

Author : Gerard B. McCabe
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This collection of 22 highly informative essays offers important insight into current activities in the area of building planning. Written by recognized building experts from the United States and Australia, the essays discuss critical planning issues from a management perspective. Topics include space design; collection marketing; furniture selection; landscaping; accommodating different age groups; hosting activities and events; seeking support from the community; and more. Technology is given a high priority. A bibliographic essay provides an abundance of suggested titles for further study.

Resources in Education

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Libraries and Democracy

Author : Nancy Kranich
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From Librarian of Congress, James Billington, to founding director of the Center for the Book, John Cole, the leading-edge information specialists of the day share their insights on the role libraries play in advancing democracy.

Meeting Health Information Needs Outside Of Healthcare

Author : Catherine Arnott Smith
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Meeting Health Information Needs Outside of Healthcare addresses the challenges and ethical dilemmas concerning the delivery of health information to the general public in a variety of non-clinical settings, both in-person and via information technology, in settings from public and academic libraries to online communities and traditional and social media channels. Professionals working in a range of fields, including librarianship, computer science and health information technology, journalism, and health communication can be involved in providing consumer health information, or health information targeting laypeople. This volume clearly examines the properties of health information that make it particularly challenging information to provide in diverse settings. Addresses professional challenges and ethical problems of communicating health information to lay people in non-clinical settings Focuses on health information as a challenge for different professionals providing health information in different settings Emphasizes the shared challenges of information practice across different settings as well as those facing professionals in different roles

Children s Services Today

Author : Jeanette Larson
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Here, one of America’s foremost experts in public library services to children cover the basics of library services for children. Jeanette Larson highlights best practices and "toolkits" that provide tools and resources to quickly implement programs and services. She includes model programs, checklists and forms, and ready-to-use examples of programs, with an emphasis on programs that are inexpensive to implement and simple to replicate. From start to finish, learn how to plan, implement, and manage public library programs and services for children, ages birth to twelve years old. Children's services are a critical part of today's library services and staff need basic background information, practical advice, and specific examples of how to perform the fundamental duties required of them. Special features of the book include: Basic information on how to implement the fundamental services and programs of library services to children Background and rationale for the provision of these services and programs Enhancements for children's programs and services that support literacy and learning Templates for successful programs Examples of inexpensive and ready-to-use programs ranging from simple to on-going and more elaborate programs Children’s Services Today: A Practical Guide for Librarians offers basic background, practical experience, and best practices necessary for the successful provision of children's services in today's public library. Whether you are a part-time children's librarian in a small, rural library, a generalist assigned to provide children's programming in a medium-sized library, or a paraprofessional working in the children's department in a large urban library, this practical guide will help you implement dynamic programs and services that meet the needs of today's children and families