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The Small Library Manager's Handbook

by Alice Graves Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

The Small Library Manager’s Handbook is for librarians working in all types of small libraries. It covers the everyday nuts-and-bolts operations that all librarians must perform. This handbook, written by...


Information Privacy Fundamentals for Librarians and Information Professionals

by Cherie L. Givens Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 14, 2014)

This book introduces library and information professionals to information privacy, provides an overview of information privacy in the library and information science context, U.S. privacy laws by sector, information...


Curriculum-Based Library Instruction: From Cultivating Faculty Relationships to Assessment

by Amy Blevins & Megan Inman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 26, 2014)

Curriculum-Based Library Instruction: From Cultivating Faculty Relationships to Assessment highlights the movement beyond one-shot instruction sessions, specifically focusing on situations where academic librarians...


Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by John J. Burke Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 17, 2014)

Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians helps librarians create DIY (do-it-youself) spaces in academic or public libraries. Through this text, librarians will understand the mindset behind the maker movement;...


Management: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections

by Kate Theimer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 06, 2014)

Management: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections explores the kinds of challenges that managers of archival programs face today and how those challenges can be met to achieve optimal results...


Library Management for the Digital Age: A New Paradigm

by Julie Todaro Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 05, 2014)

This revolutionary introduction to library management is the first conceived in and written for a digital age. Library Management for the Digital Age covers hierarchies, policies, communication, working relationships,...


Public Libraries, Public Policies, and Political Processes: Serving and Transforming Communities in Times of Economic and Political Constraint

by Paul T. Jaeger, Ursula Gorham, John Carlo Bertot & Lindsay C. Sarin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 15, 2014)

Over the past thirty years, significant shifts in technology, political ideologies, and policy goals have resulted in an environment in which public libraries face the highest expectations to serve community...


What Every Library Director Should Know

by Susan Carol Curzon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 10, 2014)

What Every Library Director Should Know is the insider’s view of vital actions, behaviors and strategies to succeed in every type of library. The content is based both on the author’s direct experience after...


Making the Library Accessible for All: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Jane Vincent Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 15, 2014)

Accessibility is becoming an issue that libraries can no longer ignore. Making the Library Accessible for All provides a holistic guide to accessibility that addresses common issues and gives strategies for...


Leadership in Academic Libraries Today: Connecting Theory to Practice

by Bradford Lee Eden & Jody Condit Fagan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 14, 2014)

This book connects leadership theories to academic libraries through case studies, analysis of survey results, and action research. By providing library examples of concepts such as transformational leadership,...


Law Librarianship in the Twenty-First Century

by Roy Balleste, Lisa Smith-Butler & Sonia Luna-Lamas Scarecrow Press (November 21, 2013)

Law Librarianship in the 21st Century is a text for library and information science courses on law librarianship. It introduces students to the rapidly evolving world of law librarianship.


The Intersection of Library Learning and Second-Language Learning: Theory and Practice

by Karen Bordonaro Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 29, 2013)

The Intersection of Library Learning and Second-Language Learning: Theory and Practice is an examination of how the intersections of language learning and library learning are experienced by language learners...


Serving Grandfamilies in Libraries: A Handbook and Programming Guide

by Sarah Gough, Pat Feehan & Denise Lyons Scarecrow Press (November 26, 2013)

In Serving Grandfamilies in Libraries: A Handbook and Programming Guide, Sarah Gough, Pat Feehan, and Denise Lyons have taken everything learned from their research on developing GrandFamily Resource Collections...


Building Blocks for Planning Functional Library Space

by American Library Association Scarecrow Press (August 22, 2011)

With drawings of typical furniture and equipment, along with diagrams required for their use, this expanded and revised edition of Building Blocks for Planning Functional Library Space helps planners design...


Time and Project Management Strategies for Librarians

by Carol Smallwood, Jason Kuhl & Lisa Fraser Scarecrow Press (May 10, 2013)

As budgets for libraries continue to shrink, the key challenge facing the 21st century librarian is finding how to do more with less. This book features more than thirty essays that provide valuable tips for...


Transforming Libraries, Building Communities: The Community-Centered Library

by Julie Biando Edwards, Melissa S. Robinson & Kelley Rae Unger Scarecrow Press (April 26, 2013)

This book is for those moving their library beyond places to find information. Written by practicing public librarians and an academic librarian with an interest in public libraries, the book focuses on how...


Using Social Media in Libraries: Best Practices

by Charles Harmon & Michael Messina Scarecrow Press (February 08, 2013)

The eight best practices presented here will help your library both actually do social media in a way that matters and do it well. The successful strategies presented here range from the Vancouver Public Library’s...


Customer Service in Libraries: Best Practices

by Charles Harmon & Michael Messina Scarecrow Press (February 01, 2013)

In this book, nine librarians from across the country describe their libraries’ best practices in this key area. Their contributions range from all-encompassing customer service policies and models any library...


Mobile Library Services: Best Practices

by Charles Harmon & Michael Messina Scarecrow Press (February 01, 2013)

Mobile Library Services provides 11 proven ways to reach out to mobile users and increase your library’s relevance to their day-to-day lives. Librarians detail how they created mobile apps to how they went...


E-Learning in Libraries: Best Practices

by Charles Harmon & Michael Messina Scarecrow Press (February 01, 2013)

If libraries are to remain centers for lifelong learning, then that learning must increasingly be e-learning. But, where can librarians turn for the best ideas and inspiration on how to implement e-learning...


Supervision and Management

by Marie Keen Shaw & Hali R. Keeler Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 14, 2018)

Many library support staff (LSS) who do not have management training will assume supervisory roles in library services during their careers. This book is written to help LSS understand, support, and apply the...


Public Library Administration Transformed

by Karen Starr & Patrick Ragains Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2018)

Public libraries have historically faced challenges as viable units in local government. As society struggles with issues related to the scope and effectiveness of government, librarians must ask, “How and...


Using Authentic Assessment in Information Literacy Programs

by Jennifer S. Ferguson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2018)

Assessment of student learning continues to be an urgent topic in higher education. For librarians who provide information literacy instruction, creating and implementing authentic assessment instruments asking...


Intentional Marketing

by Carol Ottolenghi Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2018)

User-friendly, cost-conscious, and filled with examples from libraries of all types, Intentional Marketing: A Practical Guide for Librarians helps you maximize the return on your marketing investment (ROMI)...


STEM Programming for All Ages

by Chantale Pard Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 15, 2018)

STEM! You’ve probably heard of it by now: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEM programming took the library world by storm in 2013, and is still going strong today. Don’t let this trendy programming...


Comic Book Collections and Programming

by Matthew Z. Wood Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 15, 2018)

Comic Book Collections and Programming will help librarians build a collection that’s right for their library, including specialty collections for kids, teens, and adults. It covers the practical realities...


Instructional Design Essentials

by Sean Cordes Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 22, 2018)

Whether you are teaching a single lesson, designing self-guided resources, or developing an entire information literacy course, Instructional Design Essentials: A Practical Guide for Librarians provides a practical...


Gaming Programs for All Ages at the Library

by Tom Bruno Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 20, 2018)

Join librarian and lifelong gamer Tom Bruno on his quest to bring gaming to his library community, from bringing back classic board games such as Fireball Island to offering free play in the latest virtual reality...


Serving LGBTQ Teens

by Lisa Houde Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 04, 2018)

There are few places an LGBTQ teen can turn for help – searching the internet at home leaves a potentially discoverable trail, teachers may condemn youth who seek their help, and certainly, in many cases,...


Teen Fandom and Geek Programming

by Carrie Rogers-Whitehead Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 30, 2018)

Fandom and geek programming has exploded in libraries in recent years. From anime-themed library lock-in events, cosplay contests, and video game tournaments, to an annual Harry Potter Yule Ball, libraries have...


Finding and Using U.S. Government Information

by Bethany Latham Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 18, 2018)

The United States Federal Government produces a massive trove of valuable information – but these resources are often difficult to locate and utilize, requiring the addition of another layer of cognizance...


Searching the Grey Literature

by Sarah Bonato Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 13, 2018)

Searching the Grey Literature is for librarians interested in learning more about grey literature. If you have ever been asked for a grey literature search but didn’t know where to start, this book will help...


The Savvy Academic Librarian's Guide to Technological Innovation

by Cinthya Ippoliti Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 01, 2018)

The Savvy Academic Librarian’s Guide to Technological Innovation provides detailed plans for purposefully integrating technology into the fabric of the academic environment by utilizing examples from a variety...


In Our Own Voices, Redux

by Jorge R. López-McKnight, Teresa Y. Neely & Camila A. Alire Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 01, 2018)

In the 20-year reboot of Neely and Abif’s 1996 In Our Own Voices, fifteen of the original contributors revisit their stories alongside the fifteen new voices that have been added. This Collective represents...


Library Teen Advisory Groups

by Diane P. Tuccillo & Joni Richards Bodart Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 05, 2018)

Teen advisory groups (TAGs) may flourish in many libraries today, but many others are newly initiating them or hoping to revitalize ones that are floundering. But even successful groups need tips and best practices...


Implementing the Information Literacy Framework

by Janice J. Baskin, Dave Harmeyer & Trudi E. Jacobson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 05, 2018)

Implementing the Information Literacy Framework: A Practical Guide for Librarians is written with three types of people in mind: librarians, classroom educators, and students. This book and its website address...


Successful Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

by Katie Fitzgerald Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 26, 2018)

Successful Summer Reading Programs for All Ages: A Practical Guide for Librarians provides the tools necessary to put together successful summer reading programs for each of these different age groups. Key elements...


The LITA Guide to No- or Low-Cost Technology Tools for Libraries

by Breanne A. Kirsch Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 13, 2018)

The LITA Guide to No- or Low-Cost Technology Tools for Libraries provides a practical guide on how to find and use technology tools for a variety of purposes in libraries and, more broadly, in education. Each...


Practical Preservation and Conservation Strategies for Libraries

by Brian J. Baird & Jody Brown Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 09, 2018)

Designed as a “how-to” manual, Practical Preservation and Conservation Strategies for Libraries provides librarians with practical information to help them grapple with specific preservation challenges by...


Planning Optimal Library Spaces

by Moore Ii & Eric C. Shoaf Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 25, 2018)

Planning Optimal Library Spaces: Principles, Process, and Practices demystifies library space planning, inspires creative thinking, and offers immediate how-to steps to rectify seemingly hopeless situations....


Library Makerspaces

by Theresa Willingham, Chuck Stephens, Steve Willingham & Jeroen de Boer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 28, 2017)

Library Makerspaces: The Complete Guide is a comprehensive road map for libraries of any size, with any budget, seeking to redesign or repurpose space or to develop creative, hands-on maker-style programming....


Makerspaces

by John J. Burke & Ellyssa Kroski Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 15, 2018)

Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians, Second Edition is an A–Z guidebook jam-packed with resources, advice, and information to help you develop and fund your own makerspace from the ground up. Learn...


Health Sciences Collection Management for the Twenty-First Century

by Susan K. Kendall Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 15, 2018)

Health Sciences Collection Management for the Twenty-First Century is intended for those with any level of experience in health sciences collection management. This book from the authoritative Medical Library...


Transforming Medical Library Staff for the Twenty-First Century

by Melanie J. Norton & Nathan Rupp Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 20, 2017)

The services provided by the twenty-first century medical library are evolving, from circulating print materials, interlibrary loan, and traditional reference desk services to services like in depth literature...


Asian American Librarians and Library Services

by Monnee Tong, Janet Hyunju Clarke, Raymond Pun & Clara M. Chu Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 27, 2017)

What are the library services and resources that Asian Pacific Americans need? What does it mean to be an Asian Pacific American librarian in the 21st century? In Asian American Librarians and Library Services:...


Academic Library Metamorphosis and Regeneration

by Marcy Simons Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 08, 2017)

Academic Library Metamorphosis and Regeneration continues the discussions around change and transformation that are taking place in the library profession today. Academic libraries are undergoing change at a...


Easy Technology Programs for Libraries

by David Folmar Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 28, 2017)

Are you a librarian struggling to stay engaged in a digital age? Facing budget concerns to keep existing programs running? Don’t have the staff or budget for specialized services? Wonder how to move beyond...


How to Teach

by Beverley E. Crane Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 2017)

How to Teach: A Practical Guide for Librarians is designed for librarians and other educators who must instruct library patrons on subjects ranging from research skills to understanding and using electronic...


ClimateQUAL

by Charles B. Lowry Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 31, 2017)

This book describes the application of The ClimateQUAL® survey protocol (originally Organizational Climate and Diversity Assessment–OCDA©) to over 55 libraries with thousands of individual respondents in...


The Associate University Librarian Handbook: A Resource Guide

by Bradford Lee Eden Scarecrow Press (May 10, 2012)

Although the positions of assistant or associate university librarians and deans are considered a training ground for upward movement in the profession, there are surprisingly very few mentoring experiences...