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Landing a Library Job
by Deloris Jackson Foxworth

Are you a librarian looking to change jobs or a recent or soon-to-be library and information studies graduate breaking into the field? If so, let this book be your guide through the career development process.

Landing a Library Job covers the different types of library and non-library jobs available to you and points you towards the resources you need to land those jobs. The book’s focus on the resources to secure jobs is what makes it unique. You’ll learn where to find library and library-related jobs, how to successfully apply and interview, how to follow up, and how to cultivate your career.

This book contains helpful information you can use to:

  • Decide if and where you fit into the significant and growing field of library and information science
  • Find and apply for library and information science positions
  • Prepare for the employment interview
  • Accept or negotiate job offers
  • Further develop your skills and knowledge in the library and information science field

Online Searching
by Karen Markey

Online Searching puts aspiring librarians on the fast track to becoming expert searchers who unite users with trusted sources of information that satisfy their information needs. To unite users with such sources, master this seven-step online searching process:

1. Determining what the user really wants in the reference interview
2. Identifying sources that are likely to produce relevant information for the user’s query
3. Determining whether the user seeks a known item or subject
4. Dividing the query into big ideas and combining them logically
5. Representing the query as input to the search system
6. Conducting the search and responding strategically
7. Displaying retrievals, assessing them, and responding tactically

This second edition addresses the implications of new technical advances that affect expert intermediary searchers such as the library’s “everything” search, the choice between classic and discovery OPACs, and the role of digital object identifiers (DOIs) and Open Researcher and Contributor IDs (ORCIDs) in known-item searching. It also advises expert searchers about how today’s hot-button issues such as social media, fake news, and truth in the post-truth area figure into the searches they conduct for others and what they teach library users about online searching.

Online Searching contains numerous figures and sample searches to illustrate complex concepts, questions and answers to reinforce key ideas, a sample database to show how online searching works, a technical reading to familiarize yourself with new search systems and databases, and a glossary to facilitate quick look-ups. The e-book features enhanced video content. Online Searching is your go-to guidebook for becoming an expert searcher.


The United States Government Internet Directory 2018
by Mary Meghan Ryan

Discover the depth of government information and services available online.

The United States Government Internet Directory serves as a guide to the changing landscape of government information online. The Directory is an indispensable guidebook for anyone who is looking for official U.S. government resources on the Web. The U.S. government’s online information is massive and can be difficult to locate. Many government sites are part of the “Deep Web” with content that does not surface or surface easily even with the most popular search engines. It is more important than ever to have a source that serves as an authoritative guide to the federal Web. The United States Government Internet Directory navigates the maze of data and locates the materials that you seek.

The subject-based approach of this book allows you to browse for relevant sites in your field of interest rather than sift through hundreds of search results or try to guess which federal agency to consult. Researchers, business people, teachers, students, and citizens in the United States and around the world can navigate the labyrinthine federal Web with The United States Government Internet Directory.

The Directory:

  • contains more than 1,800 Web site records, organized into 21 subject themed chapters
  • includes topics on a wide-range of subjects including employment, energy, defense and intelligence, culture and recreation, and much more
  • provides descriptions and URLs for each site
  • describes sites to help you choose the proper resource
  • notes the useful or unique aspects of the site
  • lists some of the major government publications hosted on the site
  • provides a roster of congressional members with member’s Web sites
  • lists House and Senate Committees with committee URLs
  • contains useful, up-to-date organizational charts for the major federal government agencies
  • includes a one-page Quick Guide to the major federal agencies and the leading online library, data source, and finding aid sites
  • identifies the major government Web sites related to the global recession and new government economic recovery programs

Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2018
by Bloomsbury Publishing

This bestselling guide to all areas of publishing and the media is completely revised and updated every year. The Yearbook is packed with advice, inspiration and practical guidance on who to contact and how to get published.

Foreword to the 2018 edition by David Lodge

New articles in the 2018 edition on:

– Writing popular history by Tom Holland
– Editing and writing by Diana Athill
Ghostwriting by Gillian Stern
Writing Thrillers by Kimberley Chambers
The health and wellness market by Anita Bean
Self-publishing online by Harry Bingham
How to choose your agent by Jo Unwin
First Chapters by Emma Flint
Pitching your ideas by Mike Unwin
How to make a living by Alison Branagan

All articles are reviewed and updated every year. Key articles on Copyright Law, Tax, Publishing Agreements, E-publishing, Publishing news and trends are fully updated every year.

Plus over 4,000 listings entries on who to contact and how across the media and publishing worlds

In short it is ‘Full of useful stuff’ – J.K. Rowling


The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2018
by ACT

The only guide from the ACT organization, the makers of the exam, revised and updated for 2017 and beyond

The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2018 Edition, Revised and Updated is the must-have resource for college bound students. The guide is the go-to handbook for ACT preparation and the only guide from the makers of the exam. The book and online content includes the actual ACT test forms (taken from real ACT exams). In addition, this comprehensive resource has everything students need to know about when they are preparing for and taking the ACT. The book contains information on how to register for the exam, proven test-taking strategies, ideas for preparing mentally and physically, gearing up for test day, and much more.

This invaluable guide includes additional questions and material that contains articles on everything from preparing a standout college application and getting into your top-choice school to succeeding in college

  • The bestselling prep guide from the makers of the ACT test
  • Offers bonus online content to help boost college readiness
  • Contains the real ACT test forms used in previous years

This new edition offers students updated data on scoring your writing test, new reporting categories, as well as updated tips on how to do your best preparing for the test and on the actual test day from the team at ACT. It also offers additional 400 practice questions that are available online.


Text, Lies and Cataloging
by Jana Brubaker

What do James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces, Margaret B. Jones’ Love and Consequence and Wanda Koolmatrie’s My Own Sweet Time have in common? None of these popular books are what they appear to be. Frey’s fraudulent drug addiction “memoir” was really a semi-fictional novel, Jones’ chronicle of her life in a street gang was a complete fabrication, and Koolmatrie was not an Aboriginal woman removed from her family as a child, as in her seemingly autobiographical account, but rather a white taxi driver named Leon Carmen. Deceptive literary works mislead readers and present librarians with a dilemma. Whether making recommendations to patrons or creating catalog records, objectivity and accuracy are crucial—and can be difficult when a book’s authorship or veracity is in doubt. This informative (and entertaining!) study addresses ethical considerations for deceptive works and proposes cataloging solutions that are provocative and designed to spark debate. An extensive annotated bibliography describes books that are not what they seem.

Refugee
by Alan Gratz

Three different kids. One mission in common: ESCAPE. Josef is a Jewish boy in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world. Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety and freedom in America. Mahmoud is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe. All three young people will go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangersfrom drownings to bombings to betrayals. But for each of them, there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, surprising connections will tie their stories together in the end

The Rabbit Listened
by Cori Doerrfeld

A moving and universal picture book about empathy and kindness, sure to soothe heartaches big and small.

When something sad happens, Taylor doesn’t know where to turn. All the animals are sure they have the answer. The chicken wants to talk it out, but Taylor doesn’t feel like chatting. The bear thinks Taylor should get angry, but that’s not quite right either. One by one, the animals try to tell Taylor how to act, and one by one they fail to offer comfort. Then the rabbit arrives. All the rabbit does is listen . . . which is just what Taylor needs.

With its spare, poignant text and irresistibly sweet illustration, The Rabbit Listened is about how to comfort and heal the people in your life, by taking the time to carefully, lovingly, gently listen.


El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros
by Jeanette Larson

A celebration of children, families, and reading held annually since 1996, Children’s Day/Book Day, known as Dia, emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. In anticipation of Dia’s fifteenth anniversary, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) presents a collection of the best of its Dia programming ideas, offering – A wealth of ready-to-use programs, easily adaptable for a variety of cultures – Cultural competency training tips to encourage outreach to minority populations – Interviews with library directors about the best ways to heighten awareness of cultural and literacy issues Complemented by numerous bilingual book suggestions, this resource is perfect for collection development, early literacy storytimes, and year-round program planning.

Planning Academic Library Orientations
by Kylie Bailin, Benjamin Jahre, Sarah Morris

Colleges and universities throughout the world plan library orientations for first years or specific audiences such as transfer or international students. These events can vary greatly in shape and form depending on the size, resources and staff of the institution, orientation schedule, and whether it is mandatory for students. Some institutions plan day-long events, elaborate games, or scavenger hunts; some offer drop in sessions or library tours; others offer an online orientation. Planning Academic Library Orientations gathers case studies from around the world covering a wide variety of approaches as a guide to those revamping or creating new library orientations.

Chapters are organized into the following thematic sections: Games; Marketing & Promotion; Partnerships; Targeting Specific Audiences; Technology; and Tours, and are cross-referenced if they touch on additional themes. Each chapter includes institutional information so readers can decide which type of orientation is appropriate for their own institution and see what resources are required.

  • Gives guidance on best practices for academic library orientations
  • Gathers examples from around the world to provide international perspective
  • Empowers librarians to take aim at the anxiety felt by new and first year students
  • Presents effective ways of introducing students to what a college/university library is, what it contains, and where to find information, while also showing how helpful librarians can be


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