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Library and Information Center Management, 8th Edition
by Robert D. Stueart, Barbara B. Moran, Claudia J. Morner

Library and Information Center Management: Eighth Edition continues to be an essential textbook that provides a complete introduction to library management. It supplies a comprehensive, one-volume overview of all the functions of management specifically applied to the modern library environment.

This latest revised and updated edition begins with introductory chapters that discuss the roles of library managers in the past and in the present, explain why library staff must rethink their purpose, and document the inadequacy of management techniques that once seemed appropriate. In addition to discussing key planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling strategies, the book also provides chapters on marketing, facilities management, and fundraising. The final chapter provides young managers with invaluable guidance and addresses the challenges of succeeding in management without the benefit of decades of experience.

Guide to Reference Materials for School Library Media Centers
by Barbara Ripp Safford

You can find the best, most affordable, and most appropriate reference materials for your school library collection with this guide. Organized by topics within broad subject categories, the book describes and evaluates books, CD-ROMs, and other electronic reference sources in all curricular areas and in some extracurricular areas. More than 2,000 entries are included, with titles of special interest to elementary schools noted. Safford’s new edition reviews more electronic sources than previous editions, and it has a new section on electronic information systems that describes the shift of resources to World Wide Web-based delivery. The book also covers many new and varied types of reference sources appearing in print, and the section on collection management has been reorganized. An essential tool for the school library media specialist, this book will also be useful to librarians at two-year colleges, to children’s and young adult librarians at public libraries, and to colleges with library and i

The Teaching Library
by Scott Walter

Get the information needed to advocate for the significance of your library!

How do you make the case that your library is a valuable instruction center? The Teaching Library helps librarians assess data on information literacy instruction programs so that they can better support the teaching role of the academic library in campus settings. This practical, professional resource features case studies from across the United States and Canada—in both public and private institutions—that offer a variety of evaluation methods. Here are the latest, easy-to-adopt ways of measuring your library’s direct contribution to student learning, on-campus and off.

With a unique multifaceted approach to questions of assessment, The Teaching Library is an important resource that not only offers the latest techniques, but answers the larger question of how to make use of this data in ways that will best advocate information literacy instruction programs. From creating a multidimensional assessment to turning an initiative into a program to teaching and learning goals and beyond, this invaluable text covers many of the core issues those in this rapidly-evolving field must contend with. These contributions reinforce the importance of the learning that takes place in the classroom, in the co-curriculum, the extra-curriculum, and the surrounding community.

Some of the key topics covered in The Teaching Library are:

  • assessment practices such as 360° analysis, attitudinal, outcomes-based, and gap-measured
  • integrating the teaching library into core mission, vision, and values statements
  • presenting the message of a library’s value to internal audiences of colleagues
  • building momentum—and maintaining it
  • tying information literacy assessment to campus-wide assessment activities
  • identifying and reaching end-of-program learning outcomes
  • assessing the impact of the one-shot session on student learning
  • information literacy instruction and the credit-course model
  • promoting instruction among Library and Information Science educators
  • and many more!

The essays in The Teaching Library offer viable and practical ways for librarians to demonstrate their direct contribution to student learning in ways consistent with those accepted as valid across the campus.

An important resource for academic librarians and Information Science professionals, The Teaching Library is also a useful tool for those in the campus community concerned with developing, funding, and continuing successful library programs—professional staff such as alumni directors; faculty and educators looking to make students more successful; and researchers.

Statistics and Performance Measures for Public Library Networked Services
by John Carlo Bertot, Charles R. McClure, Joe Ryan

In the nick of time, here is a book that will help you to measure, track, improve, and allocate funding for one of the library’s most vital services – access to online and network-based resources. The first of its kind and written by a team of research experts, this how-to manual will guide you through the process of measuring and assessing the quality of service you are providing to a new breed of technology-savvy library users. Through practical examples and tested methods, Statistics and Performance Measures for Public Library Networked Services will show you how to: Establish a core set of performance measures that will capture and describe patron use of online resources. Collect and organize hard statistics based on the measures you set. Assess the services you are providing and identify potential areas of growth. Understand how your library’s services are being used by patrons. Using the reproducible forms, develop a specific picture of your library’s network service and usage that can be communicated to staff, community, and new funding streams. Develop financial reports and cost-benefit analysis to support budget increases and reallocate resources. Packed with examples, cha

Glass Houses
by Louise Penny

An instant New York Times Bestseller and August 2017 LibraryReads pick!

“Penny’s absorbing, intricately plotted 13th Gamache novel proves she only gets better at pursuing dark truths with compassion and grace.” —PEOPLE

“Louise Penny wrote the book on escapist mysteries.” —The New York Times Book Review

“You won’t want Louise Penny’s latest to end….Any plot summary of Penny’s novels inevitably falls short of conveying the dark magic of this series…. It takes nerve and skill — as well as heart — to write mysteries like this. ‘Glass Houses,’ along with many of the other Gamache books, is so compelling that, for the space of reading it, you may well feel that much of what’s going on in the world outside the novel is ‘just noise.’” —Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post

When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead.

From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized.

But when the figure vanishes overnight and a body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to discover if a debt has been paid or levied.

Months later, on a steamy July day as the trial for the accused begins in Montréal, Chief Superintendent Gamache continues to struggle with actions he set in motion that bitter November, from which there is no going back. More than the accused is on trial. Gamache’s own conscience is standing in judgment.

In Glass Houses, her latest utterly gripping book, number-one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny shatters the conventions of the crime novel to explore what Gandhi called the court of conscience. A court that supersedes all others.

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Second Edition –
by Miriam Drake

A revitalized version of the popular classic, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Second Edition targets new and dynamic movements in the distribution, acquisition, and development of print and online media-compiling articles from more than 450 information specialists on topics including program planning in the digital era, recruitment, information management, advances in digital technology and encoding, intellectual property, and hardware, software, database selection and design, competitive intelligence, electronic records preservation, decision support systems, ethical issues in information, online library instruction, telecommuting, and digital library projects.

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