Description : From Library Journal: Thirty-seven public, school, and academic librarians here share "how we did outreach good" and produce a joyful collection. These examples will inspire and fire up staff involved with event planning, programming, and extending their library's presence and effectiveness in the community. Beyond a bounty of ideas are practical suggestions and examples that can be used for the library to approach organizations, groups, and governmental entities for grant applications. While the creative is foremost, the financial and efficient are also addressed with the essential details of who did what, how it was funded, and the nature of follow-up. This reviewer's favorite example-the Edible Book Contest-comes complete with advice on cleanup and disasters. VERDICT Success always requires resources, dedication, and much planning, but even the smallest library with a handful of staff could benefit from this book. Wherever there is a need to increase awareness of library services in the community or reach out to groups that are under utilizing your library, this handbook can be useful.-J. Sara Paulk, Fitzgerald.
Description : How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian is a compilation of chapters by librarians offering advice to colleagues who must work alone or with very limited help. The contributors come from schools and colleges, special and corporate archives, public libraries, and seasoned LIS faculty across the United States and abroad who are familiar with the vigor, dedication, and creativity necessary for solo librarians. As noted in the Foreword, "In many ways, solo librarianship demands more communication and collaboration than librarians might experience in larger multi-employee libraries." Despite the fact that most of the authors are currently working alone in their library or archives, they do not work in a vacuum. These chapters aim to help librarians thrive in the demanding environment that exists for the solo librarian. Topics covered include time management, community involvement, public relations and marketing, professional development, internet-based ideas, administrative tasks, assessing and moving collections, and general overviews. How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian will be useful for all professionals and students in the field of librarianship.
Description : Retirement raises many questions, and each librarian's situation is unique. Our skills give us an edge in planning as well as managing our lives after library employment. This collection of essays should be an indispensable part of your retirement toolkit.
Description : Library Services for Multicultural Patrons provides librarians of all types who want to better serve the multicultural groups in their communities with easy-to-implement suggestions for collaborative efforts, many rich and diverse programming ideas, strategies for improving reference services and library instruction to speakers of English as a second language, marketing and promotional tips designed to welcome multicultural patrons into the library, and much more.
Description : Whole Person Librarianship guides librarians through the practical process of facilitating connections among libraries, social workers, and social services; explains why those connections are important; and puts them in the context of a national movement. • Gain multiple examples of library-social work collaboration to apply in your own library • Learn to articulate reasons librarians benefit from collaboration with social workers and vice versa • Know where to seek partnerships and how to start them • Develop a vision for how collaborations fit into the ideals of both professions and represents the future of librarianship
Description : Carol Smallwood's The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries, Volume 1: Instruction, Administration, and Staff Productivity explores how Google's suite of tools, from Google Docs (now Google Drive), Google Scholar, Hangout, Forms, and others made freely available to the Internet Community can be used by libraries to expand the role of digital operations in the management of library materials, to communicate with their patrons and collaborators, to exploit the resources on the Web, and many others. The book has 29 chapters organized into sections that focus on ways that Google’s suite of tools can be applied to address problems in a specific area of library concern. The section headings are: Library Instruction for Users; Collaboration within and among libraries; Library Administration; Collection Management; and Library Productivity. In each topical area, the chapters show how librarians are taking advantage of these tools to change the way that their library works. All of this without the burden of an additional bill to pay. Through these carefully selected case studies from real libraries, you will be able to learn about the surprising and powerful potential that exists through Google tools to improve library operations.
Description : Academic libraries have a long history both in the USA and China, with institutions developing along different trajectories, and responding to the rapidly changing library environment globally. Academic Libraries in the US and China compares current practices within Library and Information Science (LIS) in the USA and China, giving an historical overview of instruction, government documents, and outreach in academic libraries, as well as discussion and comparative analysis. An introduction leads to chapters on instruction, government publications, and outreach. Each topic is covered both for American and Chinese academic libraries. A conclusion then gives comparative analysis of US and Chinese academic libraries. Provides a clear examination of the historical foundations of three key areas within the academic library Includes examples of easy-to-implement current practices Anticipates future trends
Description : This book provides practical strategies and step-by-step plans for developing advocacy initiatives for school libraries. • Practical advice from expert advocates • Step-by-step guidance for developing an advocacy program • A comprehensive glossary of terms • An examination of the proactive role of school librarians in successful advocacy initiatives
Description : There's no shortage of library management books out there--but how many of them actually tackle the little details of day-to-day management, the hard-to-categorize things that slip through the cracks of a larger handbook? "Library Management Tips that Work" does exactly that, addressing dozens of such issues facing library managers, including: (1) How to create a job manual, and keep staff accountable; (2) Keeping your library board in the loop; (3) Using numbers to make your case; (4) Dealing with unreturned library materials; (5) Methods for managing multiple libraries with one fte librarian; (6) Retaining services despite budget cuts and staff shortages; and (7) Public relations on a shoestring. This book is divided into five parts. Part I, The Manager Role, contains the following: (1) Beating the Clock: Adaptive Time Management in a Fluid Environment (Geoffrey P. Timms); (2) Creating Manuals for Job Duties (Holly Flynn); (3) How to Manage Serving Students of Generational Poverty (Kris Baughman and Rebecca Marcum Parker); (4) How to Protect Your Library from Employment Discrimination Claims (Michael A. Germano); (5) Managing Emergencies: What to Do When Basic or Big Disasters Strike (Sian Brannon and Kimberly Wells); (6) Creating a Staff Accountability System (Terry Ann Lawler); (7) Planning Ahead: Time Management in Defining Goals (Geoffrey P. Timms); (8) Transforming an Off-Campus Library from Empty Space to Award Winner in One Year (Seamus Scanlon); (9) When You're Not (Exactly) the Boss: How to Manage Effectively in a "Coordinator" Role (Kim Becnel); and (10) Communication and Staff Awareness in the Branch Library (Jason Kuhl). Part ii, Running a Library, contains the following: (11) ASSURE-ing Your Collection (Roxanne Myers Spencer and Barbara Fiehn); (12) Billy Club: a Model for Dealing with Unreturned Library Materials (Suzann Holland); (13) Collaboration for Library Collection Acquisition (Lorette S.J. Weldon); (14) Community Partnerships: The Key to Providing Programs in a Recession (Ashanti White); (15) cvl Leads: Mentorship and Leadership (Robin Shader); (16) How to Manage a Student-Centric Library Service for Nontraditional Users (Seamus Scanlon); (17) Managing Overnight (Ken Johnson and Susan Jennings); (18) Managing More Than One School Library with One fte Librarian (Kris Baughman and Rebecca Marcum Parker); (19) Management Tips for Merging Multiple Service Points (Colleen S. Harris); (20) SuperStarz: An Experience in Grant Project Management (Vera Gubnitskaia); (21) Utilizing Retired Individuals as Volunteers (Ashanti White); and (22) Weeding as Affective Response, or "I Just Can't Throw This Out!" (Barbara Fiehn and Roxanne Myers Spencer). Part iii, Information Technology, contains the following: (23) Facebook for Student Assistants (Susan Jennings and Ken Johnson); (24) Improving Communication with Blogs (Alice B. Ruleman); (25) Improving Productivity with Google Apps (Suzann Holland); (26) Partnering with Information Technology at the Reference Desk: a Model for Success (Jeffrey A. Franks); (27) Putting Missing Pieces from the Collection Together with SharePoint (Lorette S.J. Weldon); (28) Real-Life Management Using Virtual Tools (Vera Gubnitskaia); (29) Session Control Software for Community Users in an Academic Library (Jeffrey A. Franks); (30) To Friend or Not to Friend: The Facebook Question (Kim Becnel); and (31) Why a Wiki? How Wikis Help Get Work Done (Alice B. Ruleman). Part iv, Staff, contains the following: (32) Millennials, Gen-X, Gen-Y, and Boomers, Oh My! Managing Multiple Generations in the Library (Colleen S. Harris); (33) Hiring and Training Graduate Assistants for the Academic Library (Erin O'Toole); (34) Managing for Emergencies: What to Do before, during, and after Disaster (Sian Brannon and Kimberly Wells); (35) Managing Librarians and Staff with Young Children (Holly Flynn); (36) Mentoring Graduate Assistants in the Academic Library (Erin O'Toole); (37) New Employee Orientation (Bradley Tolppanen and Janice Derr); (38) Discrimination in Employment: An Overview for Library Managers (Michael A. Germano); (39) Obtaining Compliance from Underperforming Employees: Talking It Through (Terry Ann Lawler); (40) Planning for Change: Ensuring Staff Commitment (Jason Kuhl); (41) Shadow and Learn: Knowing Your Staff (Robin Shader); and (42) Staff Shortages (Bradley Tolppanen and Janice Derr). Part v, Public Relations, contains the following: (43) No Surprises: Keeping Your Board in the Loop (Lynn Hawkins); (44) Board Meetings That Work (James B. Casey); (45) Library Partners: Cooperating with Other Nonprofits (John Helling); (46) Portraits in a Small Town: Balancing Access and Privacy with a Local History Photography Collection (John Helling); (47) Using Numbers to Make Your Case (James B. Casey); and (48) Staying in the Game: Public Relations on a Shoestring (Lynn Hawkins). An index is included.