Library Programs and Services

Library Programs and Services
Author: G. Edward Evans,Margaret Z. Saponaro,Carol Sinwell,Holland Christie
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-06-30
ISBN: 9781610696371
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Programs and Services Book Excerpt:

Covering every essential topic ranging from circulation and literacy instruction to reference and security, this benchmark text provides an up-to-date, broadly based view of library public service and its functions. * Covers all essential services of the library through completely reorganized and updated content that reflects the role of changing technologies in today's libraries * Presents many new chapters that address the topics of print collections, media collections, e-resources, computer access, social media, legal issues, ethical issues, funding and other fiscal issues, and the library as place

Library Programs and Services The Fundamentals 8th Edition

Library Programs and Services  The Fundamentals  8th Edition
Author: G. Edward Evans,Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro,Holland Christie,Carol Sinwell
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-06-30
ISBN: 1610696387
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Programs and Services The Fundamentals 8th Edition Book Excerpt:

Covering every essential topic ranging from circulation and literacy instruction to reference and security, this benchmark text provides an up-to-date, broadly based view of library public service and its functions. • Covers all essential services of the library through completely reorganized and updated content that reflects the role of changing technologies in today's libraries • Presents many new chapters that address the topics of print collections, media collections, e-resources, computer access, social media, legal issues, ethical issues, funding and other fiscal issues, and the library as place

The Complete Guide to Acquisitions Management 2nd Edition

The Complete Guide to Acquisitions Management  2nd Edition
Author: Frances C. Wilkinson,Linda K. Lewis,Rebecca L. Lubas
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-07-28
ISBN: 1610697146
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Guide to Acquisitions Management 2nd Edition Book Excerpt:

Updated and enhanced, the second edition of this text provides both library students and practitioners with a thorough understanding of procedural and philosophical approaches in acquisitions management. • Incorporates thoroughly updated information that reflects today's fast-changing world of acquisitions management and addresses the changing landscape of publishing overall • Highlights new web-based materials • Takes an integrated approach to acquisitions functions and operations • Serves as both a manual for practicing acquisitions librarians and support staff and as a textbook for students in library and information science programs

Collection Management Basics 7th Edition

Collection Management Basics  7th Edition
Author: Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro,G. Edward Evans
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2019-05-24
ISBN: 1440859655
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collection Management Basics 7th Edition Book Excerpt:

If the heart of the library is its collection, this textbook provides the keys to the heart of your library. Alongside standards of basic principles and processes, you'll find practical guidance on everything from acquisitions to preservation. Managing collections in today's libraries is more complicated and challenging than ever. Electronic formats, new options for collaboration and sharing, and the drive to use data for evaluation purposes are just a few of the changes now driving collection management. This updated edition of a classic text addresses changes in the field and provides a thorough overview of what collection development specialists now need to know to effectively and efficiently manage processes that range from selection and assessment to sharing resources, handling challenges, weeding, and preservation. Readers will find increased coverage of technical services, intellectual freedom and censorship, and collection policy development, as well as budget development and tracking, joint purchasing, and negotiating with vendors. Updates on e-resources, user needs assessment (including data visualization), and disaster management, along with suggestions for further reading, are also included. Engagingly written and easy to understand, this is a valuable text for students preparing for careers in public, academic, school, and special libraries. It will additionally serve as a training resource and professional refresher for practitioners. Provides faculty and students with a thorough, up-to-date overview of all aspects of the collection development process Helps collection development librarians to address new challenges such as online resources, how to use new tools for assessing your library's collection, developing a budget, and negotiating with vendors Engages readers and is easy to read, with real-life examples to clarify principles and concepts May be used as a text for LIS courses on collection development as well as a resource for training and personal or professional enrichment

Information Services to Diverse Populations Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals

Information Services to Diverse Populations  Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals
Author: Nicole A. Cooke
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2016-12-12
ISBN: 144083461X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Services to Diverse Populations Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals Book Excerpt:

Filling a gap in the existing library and information science literature, this book consolidates recent research and best practices to address the need for diversity and social justice in the training and education of LIS professionals. • Addresses perennially important and emerging hot topics in librarianship, such as diversity, cultural competence, and social responsibility • Updates the ongoing discussion on cultural competence and diversity with new concepts, such as critical race theory • Authored by an expert who actively teaches and conducts research in the subject areas of library instruction and information literacy as well as diversity and social justice in librarianship

Managerial Leadership for Librarians Thriving in the Public and Nonprofit World

Managerial Leadership for Librarians  Thriving in the Public and Nonprofit World
Author: G. Edward Evans,Holland Christie
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2017-10-11
ISBN: 1440841713
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managerial Leadership for Librarians Thriving in the Public and Nonprofit World Book Excerpt:

Putting library management into the unique context of the not-for-profit world, this work offers you invaluable guidance on how to manage your library effectively. • Supplies an insightful career guide for library managers and administrators as well as those who wish to become managers or administrators • Provides practical advice and tools customized for library managers looking to excel in their careers and help their libraries by becoming better leaders • Presents information that is specifically for library management in the context of not-for-profit, educational operations rather than offering business-oriented advice • Useful as a text or as supplementary reading in management and advanced management courses

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

Libraries in the Information Age  An Introduction and Career Exploration  3rd Edition
Author: Denise K. Fourie,Nancy E. Loe
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2016-05-23
ISBN: 1610698657
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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

Guide to the Library of Congress Classification 6th Edition

Guide to the Library of Congress Classification  6th Edition
Author: Lois Mai Chan,Sheila S. Intner,Jean Weihs
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2016-09-26
ISBN: 1440844348
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide to the Library of Congress Classification 6th Edition Book Excerpt:

Like earlier editions, this thoroughly updated sixth edition of the classic textbook provides readers with a basic understanding of the Library of Congress Classification system and its applications. • Serves primarily as an introductory textbook for core LIS courses in cataloging and classification and in organization of information but also as a reference work for practicing librarians • Includes an appendix containing models for sub-arrangements within disciplines

The School Library Manager Surviving and Thriving 6th Edition

The School Library Manager  Surviving and Thriving  6th Edition
Author: Blanche Woolls,Sharon Coatney
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2017-11-27
ISBN: 144085257X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The School Library Manager Surviving and Thriving 6th Edition Book Excerpt:

This sixth edition of Library Unlimited's classic school library management text describes new approaches to management and addresses the realities that school librarians face in today's quickly evolving information-based world. • Provides information that progresses logically from preparing for the profession, to seeking a job, and to acting and managing in the role of the school librarian • Newly updated to offer additional insight into the challenges of leadership in changing school environments and specific information for school administration • Addresses and emphasizes the value of school librarians in education and student achievement—information to be shared with school administration in an advocacy appeal • Provides several appendixes of additional information

Library and Information Center Management 9th Edition

Library and Information Center Management  9th Edition
Author: Barbara B. Moran,Claudia J. Morner
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2017-11-16
ISBN: 1440854483
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library and Information Center Management 9th Edition Book Excerpt:

This essential, single-volume textbook supplies a comprehensive introduction to library management that addresses all the functions of management, specifically within the ever-evolving modern library environment. • The latest edition of a best-selling core management text—now in its ninth edition—covering all the management functions of libraries and information centers • Supplies new discussion topics, examples of management challenges, and case studies • Provides a global perspective on library management • Contains new discussion topics and case studies and offers supplementary online materials • Includes "Chapter Takeaways," a list of topics that the reader should understand after reading the chapter; "Management on the Job" sections referencing a specific journal article that demonstrates the chapter topic; and "Talk about It" and "Practice Your Skills" segments that offer readers a chance to demonstrate what they are learning

Research Methods in Library and Information Science 6th Edition

Research Methods in Library and Information Science  6th Edition
Author: Lynn Silipigni Connaway,Marie L. Radford
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2016-11-21
ISBN: 1440834792
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods in Library and Information Science 6th Edition Book Excerpt:

An essential resource for LIS master's and doctoral students, new LIS faculty, and academic librarians, this book provides expert guidance and practical examples based on current research about quantitative and qualitative research methods and design. Conducting research and successfully publishing the findings is a goal of many professionals and students in library and information science (LIS). Using the best methodology maximizes the likelihood of a successful outcome. This outstanding book broadly covers the principles, data collection techniques, and analyses of quantitative and qualitative methods as well as the advantages and limitations of each method to research design. It addresses these research methods and design by discussing the scientific method, sampling techniques, validity, reliability, and ethical concerns along with additional topics such as experimental research design, ethnographic methods, and usability testing. The book presents comprehensive information in a logical, easy-to-follow format, covering topics such as research strategies for library and information science doctoral students; planning for research; defining the problem, forming a theory, and testing the theory; the scientific method of inquiry and data collection techniques; survey research methods and questionnaires; analyzing quantitative data; interview-based research; writing research proposals; and even time management skills. LIS students and professionals can consult the text for instruction on conducting research using this array of tools as well as for guidance in critically reading and evaluating research publications, proposals, and reports. The explanations and current research examples supplied by discipline experts offer advice and strategies for completing research projects, dissertations, and theses as well as for writing grants, overcoming writer's block, collaborating with colleagues, and working with outside consultants. The answer to nearly any question posed by novice researchers is provided in this book. Now in its sixth edition, the book provides new and updated content that is even more comprehensive than before and contains added sections featuring the voices of prominent LIS scholars, researchers, and editors "Voices of the Experts" text boxes provide researchers' advice on specific methods and identify what was most important or most valuable about using a particular method and software for analysis—e.g., NVivo, SurveyMonkey, and log capture Written by coauthors with extensive expertise in research design, securing grant funding, and using the latest technology and data analysis software

The School Librarian as Curriculum Leader

The School Librarian as Curriculum Leader
Author: Jody K. Howard
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2017-03-29
ISBN: 1440844070
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The School Librarian as Curriculum Leader Book Excerpt:

As one of the only books to offer a behind-the-scenes look at the multifaceted role of school librarians in student success, this instructional guide offers everything you'll need to develop, align, and evaluate curriculum with your library collection in mind. • Includes charts, tables, models, and discussion questions to aid school library professors • Provides strategies for developing, aligning, and evaluating curriculum • Features specific process examples for effective collection development • Explains both horizontal and vertical curriculum mapping

Introduction to Cataloging and Classification 11th Edition

Introduction to Cataloging and Classification  11th Edition
Author: Daniel N. Joudrey,Arlene G. Taylor,David P. Miller
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1048
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN: 1440837457
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Cataloging and Classification 11th Edition Book Excerpt:

A new edition of this best-selling textbook reintroduces the topic of library cataloging from a fresh, modern perspective. • Delineates the new cataloging landscape • Shares a principles-based perspective • Provides introductory text for beginners and intermediate students • Emphasizes descriptive and subject cataloging, as well as format-neutral cataloging • Covers new cataloging rules and RDA

The Organization of Information 4th Edition

The Organization of Information  4th Edition
Author: Daniel N. Joudrey,Arlene G. Taylor
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 722
Release: 2017-11-27
ISBN: 1440861293
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Organization of Information 4th Edition Book Excerpt:

This fourth edition provides an updated look at information organization, featuring coverage of the Semantic Web, linked data, and EAC-CPF; new metadata models such as IFLA-LRM and RiC, and new perspectives on RDA and its implementation in the context of ISBD and MARC. • Provides an essential overview of information organization—a central activity in library and information science—that describes approaches to organizing in libraries, archives, museums, online settings, indexing services, and other environments • Newly revised and updated to reflect changes in cataloging rules, address new standards, and introduce upcoming changes • Expands the scope of content relating to information organization in non-library settings • Features vocabulary and acronym lists at the end of each chapter to help readers stay abreast of new terminology

Fundamentals of Reference

Fundamentals of Reference
Author: Carolyn Mulac
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Internet in library reference services
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Reference Book Excerpt:

The all-in-one “Reference reference” you’ve been waiting for, this invaluable book offers a concise introduction to reference sources and services for a variety of readers, from library staff members who are asked to work in the reference department to managers and others who wish to familiarize themselves with this important area of librarianship. Written in an accessible style and designed for everyday use, it presents an overview of the basic tools and techniques of reference work, including “Reference Services,” a section addressing such important topics as telephone reference, the reference interview, and electronic reference “Reference Sources,” chapters which focus on types of reference tools, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, handbooks, and almanacs Appendixes with key documents prepared by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) and an annotated bibliography An excellent training tool for both new and experienced staff, Fundamentals of Reference will quickly become your fundamental reference!

Crash Course in Library Budgeting and Finance

Crash Course in Library Budgeting and Finance
Author: Glen E. Holt,Leslie Edmonds Holt
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2016-08-22
ISBN: 144083475X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crash Course in Library Budgeting and Finance Book Excerpt:

Concise, informative, and well-indexed, this book helps readers get the "big picture" as well as the considerable number of details involved in managing the finances for a library. • Provides completely updated information through engaging, clear explanations of details on licensing, contracts, and maintaining technology and electronic resources • Supplies helpful guidance for all levels of library staff—not just upper management • Offers numerous real-world budgeting and finance examples from practicing librarians • Presents information relevant to library administrators in all types of libraries, staff who work with budgets, library finance and budget officers, library board or governance officers, and library foundation managers and grant writers

Standard Cataloging for School and Public Libraries 5th Edition

Standard Cataloging for School and Public Libraries  5th Edition
Author: Sheila S. Intner,Jean Weihs
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2014-12-16
ISBN: 1610699815
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Standard Cataloging for School and Public Libraries 5th Edition Book Excerpt:

A proven resource for librarians and students, this updated classic opens the door to understanding current library cataloging processes, shows you how to use them to create standard catalog records, and provides guidance in managing the cataloging workflow. • Describes today's new cataloging tools and shows how they are applied to real resources in various media, sharing numerous examples that illustrate the points raised • Explains the way library catalog records are produced for online catalogs • Describes MARC formats and explains how they relate to new metadata schemas such as MARC XML, the Dublin Core, and BIBFRAME • Discusses how to set goals and objectives, supervise others, evaluate outputs, and report to and interact with internal and external players in the world of libraries • Includes examples and illustrations of all tools and offers practice exercises to reinforce understanding

Introduction to Technical Services 8th Edition

Introduction to Technical Services  8th Edition
Author: G. Edward Evans,Sheila S. Intner,Jean Weihs
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2010-11-11
ISBN: 1591588901
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Technical Services 8th Edition Book Excerpt:

Used in library schools worldwide, this standard text provides students with a thorough understanding of technical services. Updated and expanded, the eighth edition further emphasizes the rapidly changing environment in which technical services are conducted. The book covers all aspects of the field—from acquisitions to managing the cataloging department—with five new chapters. "Technical Services Issues" includes material related to physical space needs; "E-resources Issues" examines how the growth of e-materials impact technical services work; "Copy Cataloging" reflects the ever increasing need to be more efficient and also to save limited funds for technical services activities; "Overview and Decisions" addresses the issue of why and how the local OPAC has become a gateway to the universe of knowledge; and "Processing Materials" covers the activities involved in making sure items that go into a library's collection are properly identified as belonging to the library and where the item is physically located in the collection. All other chapters have been extensively rewritten and updated to reflect 2010 technical service functions and activities. Complete with helpful illustrations, statistics, and study guide questions, this text is a must for library and information science students!

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management
Author: Peggy Johnson
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 554
Release: 2014-03-21
ISBN: 0838911919
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management Book Excerpt:

In this sweeping revision of a text that has become an authoritative standard, expert instructor and librarian Peggy Johnson addresses the art of controlling and updating library collections, whether located locally or accessed remotely. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues.

Reference and Information Services An Introduction 5th Edition

Reference and Information Services  An Introduction  5th Edition
Author: Linda C. Smith,Melissa A. Wong
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2016-08-29
ISBN: 1440836973
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reference and Information Services An Introduction 5th Edition Book Excerpt:

Thoroughly updated, this is the essential guide to one of the most fundamental fields in the library profession. It links you—and through you, your patrons—to the significant changes that have occurred in reference and information sciences with emphasis on the growth of digital content. • Provides a comprehensive text edited by two highly regarded experts in reference and academic librarianship, Linda C. Smith and Melissa A. Wong, with chapters written by some of the best minds in the library science field • Includes newly updated information that reflects today's realities in reference service with an indication of how reference service may be provided to meet changing patron needs in the future • Encompasses the effective use of print sources, free online sources, and fee-based sources • Features individual chapters that can be used for in-service staff training or in student course packs