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Using iPhones, iPads, and iPods: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Matthew Connolly & Tony Cosgrave Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 28, 2014)

Using iPhones and iPads: A Practical Guide for Librarians offers library professionals a clear path to Apple readiness. The authors combine their experience in library public services and mobile technology to...


Usability Testing: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Rebecca Blakiston Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 29, 2014)

Do you want to improve the usability of your library website, but feel that it is too difficult, time-consuming, or expensive? Usability Testing: A Practical Guide for Librarians will teach you how to make the...


Implementing Web-Scale Discovery Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by JoLinda Thompson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 11, 2014)

Implementing Web-Scale Discovery Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians is a source for librarians seeking to evaluate, purchase, and implement a web-scale discovery service. The book breaks down each phase...


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;...


Discovering and Using Historical Geographic Resources on the Web: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Eva H. Dodsworth & L. W. Laliberté Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 12, 2014)

Historical geographic resources have traditionally been only accessible in print, and in person. But due to the popularity of online mapping and increased digitization, historical maps and other geographic resources...


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...


Outsourcing Technology: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Robin Hastings Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 18, 2014)

The care and maintenance of technology is a specialized field requiring a diverse set of skills to perform properly. Many libraries find it difficult to attract skilled people because of a lack of personnel...


Managing Digital Audiovisual Resources: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Matthew C. Mariner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 12, 2014)

The demand from library users for audiovisual materials and remote access combined with the unceasing deterioration and inaccessibility of many audiovisual formats requires libraries to adapt their collections...


Implementing an Inclusive Staffing Model for Today's Reference Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Julia K. Nims, Paula Storm & Robert Stevens Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 26, 2013)

Reference service remains a core function of modern libraries. However, how and where we provide assistance has evolved with changing technologies and the shifting habits and preferences of our users. One way...


Citation Management Tools

by Nancy R. Glassman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 23, 2018)

With the rise of scholarly communication, proper citation and attribution practices have become more important than ever. Citation management software is an essential tool for meeting this challenge. Look no...


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...


Electronic Resources Librarianship

by Holly Talbott & Ashley Zmau Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 31, 2018)

Electronic Resources Librarianship: A Practical Guide for Librarians will help new e-resources librarians to hit the ground running. Simultaneously a step-by-step guide and comprehensive toolkit, the book walks...


Coding for Children and Young Adults in Libraries

by Wendy Harrop Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 15, 2018)

Coding for Children and Young Adults in Libraries is an all-inclusive guide to teaching coding in libraries to very young learners – as young as 4 or 5 years old!

This book will provide all librarians, whether...


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...


Making Library Websites Accessible

by Laura Francabandera Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 25, 2018)

Every person has the right to access information and the right to succeed, regardless of their capabilities or the challenges they face. These challenges can be even more difficult when accessing information...


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...


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...


User Privacy

by Matthew Connolly Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 19, 2018)

Personal data in the online world as become a commodity. Coveted by criminals, demanded by governments, and used for unsavory purposes by marketers and advertisers, your private information is at risk everywhere....


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...


Managing and Improving Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Programs

by Matthew C. Mariner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 04, 2018)

Managing and Improving Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Programs: A Practical Guide for Librarians presents strategies for collecting and managing both traditional and non-traditional theses and terminal projects....


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...


Digitization and Digital Archiving

by Elizabeth R. Leggett Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 24, 2014)

More and more, library patrons are embracing the ease with which information can be accessed digitally. This is why many librarians in libraries of every size and type are currently working towards making information...


Providing Reference Services

by John Gottfried & Katherine Pennavaria Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 19, 2017)

Providing Reference Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians was written with the working librarian in mind; it focuses on specific methods and information to help foster effective, exceptional results. Topics...


Online Teaching and Learning: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Beverley E. Crane Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 01, 2016)

Designed for experienced librarians, librarians new to the profession, and library school students, OnlineTeaching and Learning: A Practical Guide for Librarians provides a comprehensive framework that encompasses...


Data Management: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Margaret E. Henderson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 25, 2016)

Data Management will guide readers through data management basics and best practices following through the data lifecycle. Guidance for starting and growing a data management service includes suggestions for...


Teen Services Today: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Sara K. Joiner & Geri Swanzy Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 04, 2016)

Teen Services Today: A Practical Guide for Librarians gives all library staff the tools they need to work with teens. Whether you are the teen librarian, the clerk who’s been assigned to ‘do something’...


Story Time Success: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Katie Fitzgerald Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 23, 2016)

Because story times are essential components of library service to children and in such demand, in many libraries, even librarians who have never done story time before are being asked to step into that role....


Using Google Earth in Libraries: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Eva H. Dodsworth & Andrew Nicholson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 2015)

Using Google Earth in Libraries: A Practical Guide for Librarians is for public, school, academic, and special libraries serving from the elementary level through adult levels. Although articles have been written...


Children's Services Today: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Jeanette Larson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 2015)

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...


3D Printing: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Sara Russell Gonzalez & Denise Beaubien Bennett Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 31, 2016)

Planning and implementing a 3D printing service in a library may seem like a daunting task. Based upon the authors’ experience as early adopters of 3D technology and running a successful 3D printing service...


Collaborative Grant-Seeking: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Bess G. de Farber Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 07, 2016)

A collaborative approach to grant seeking can stimulate and reshape the culture of your library organization. The exciting and rewarding activities of developing a successful grants program can yield enormous...


Genealogy: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Katherine Pennavaria Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 26, 2015)

Genealogy: A Practical Guide for Librarians covers the big picture of genealogy and evidence-based research, plus the variety and availability of many record types, but also provides practical advice for both...


Mobile Devices: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Ben Rawlins Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 23, 2014)

As more users expect to use their mobile devices, librarians will want and need to develop the necessary skills to reach this growing user base. Mobile Devices: A Practical Guide for Librarians will aid libraries...


Going Beyond Loaning Books to Loaning Technologies: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Janelle Sander, Lori S. Mestre & Eric Kurt Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 20, 2015)

This is a standalone guide that provides the steps, guidance, templates, examples, and best practices for planning and executing a successful loanable technology program, including: preparing a needs assessment;...


Collection Evaluation in Academic Libraries: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Karen C. Kohn Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 24, 2015)

Collection Evaluation in Academic Libraries: A Practical Guide for Librarians equips academic collection managers to select and implement a method or several methods of evaluating their library collections....


Integrating the Web into Everyday Library Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Elizabeth R. Leggett Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 28, 2015)

Integrating the Web into Everyday Library Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians is designed to introduce the reader to advanced online research techniques by explaining the concepts behind a variety of...


Meeting Community Needs: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Pamela H. MacKellar Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 15, 2015)

Librarians must know how to provide essential programs and services that make a difference for the people they serve if libraries are going to survive. Meeting Community Needs: A Practical Guide for Librarians...


Creating Online Tutorials: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Hannah Gascho Rempel & Maribeth Slebodnik Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 16, 2015)

Many librarians don’t have the technical expertise needed to create online tutorials. Creating Online Tutorials: A Practical Guide for Librarians will help guide them through the basics of designing and producing...


Implementing and Assessing Use-Driven Acquisitions: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Steven Carrico, Michelle Leonard, Erin Gallagher & Trey Shelton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 02, 2016)

Implementing and Assessing Use-Driven Acquisitions provides a practical methodology for setting up a use-driven acquisitions plan (UDA) to acquire access to print and e-books for users in academic and special...


Infographics: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Beverley E. Crane Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 17, 2015)

Infographics: A Practical Guide for Librarians is designed for librarians who work with all age levels from youngsters to seniors at all educational, reading and language backgrounds, who must fulfill responsibilities...