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8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness, The

Stephen R. Covey

2004    432 pages    (Free Press)

ISBN 13: 9780684846651    ISBN 10: 0684846659

In the more than fifteen years since its publication, the classic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has become an international phenomenon with over fifteen million copies sold. Tens of millions of people in business, government, schools, and families, and, most important, as individuals have dramatically improved their lives and organisations by applying the principles of Stephen R. Covey's classic book. The world, though, is a vastly changed place. The challenges and complexity we [...]

In the more than fifteen years since its publication, the classic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has become an international phenomenon with over fifteen million copies sold. Tens of millions of people in business, government, schools, and families, and, most important, as individuals have dramatically improved their lives and organisations by applying the principles of Stephen R. Covey's classic book. The world, though, is a vastly changed place. The challenges and complexity we all face in our relationships, families, professional lives, and communities are of an entirely new order of magnitude. Being effective as individuals and organisations is no longer merely an option — survival in today's world requires it. But in order to thrive, innovate, excel, and lead in what Covey calls the ”New Knowledge Worker Age“, we must build on and move beyond effectiveness. The call of this new era in human history is for greatness; it's for fulfillment, passionate execution, and significant contribution. Accessing the higher levels of human genius and motivation in today's new reality requires a sea change in thinking: a new mind-set, a new skill-set, a new tool-set — in short, a whole new habit. The crucial challenge of our world today is this: to find our voice and inspire others to find theirs. It is what Covey calls the 8th Habit. So many people feel frustrated, discouraged, unappreciated, and undervalued — with little or no sense of voice or unique contribution. The 8th Habit is the answer to the soul's yearning for greatness, the organisation's imperative for significance and superior results, and humanity's search for its ”voice“. Profound, compelling, and stunningly timely, this groundbreaking new book of next-level thinking gives a clear way to finally tap the limitless value-creation promise of the ”Knowledge Worker Age“. The 8th Habit shows how to solve such common dilemmas asž •People want peace of mind and good relationships, but also want to keep their lifestyle and habits. •Relationships are built on trust, but most people think more in terms of ”me“  my wants, my needs, my rights. •Management wants more for less; employees want more of ”what's in it for me“ for less time and effort. •Businesses are run by the economic rules of the marketplace; organisations are run by the cultural rules of the workplace. •Society operates by its dominant social values, but must live with the consequences of the inviolable operation of natural laws and principles. Covey's new book will transform the way we think about ourselves and our purpose in life, about our organisations, and about humankind. Just as The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People helped us focus on effectiveness, The 8th Habit shows us the way to greatness. [less]

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101 Boardroom Problems and How to Solve Them

Eli Mina

2008    208 pages    (AMACOM)

ISBN 13: 9780814410585    ISBN 10: 0814410588

Every board has one main purpose--to make and execute quality decisions. However, even the best board can be derailed by personality clashes or inherent flaws in its system. "101 Boardroom Problems and How to Solve Them" offers readers practical tools to prevent and deal with every difficult situation, from collective impatience and indecision to rivalries and conflicts of interest. As a board effectiveness consultant and meeting management expert, Eli Mina has firsthand experience in dealing [...]

Every board has one main purpose--to make and execute quality decisions. However, even the best board can be derailed by personality clashes or inherent flaws in its system. "101 Boardroom Problems and How to Solve Them" offers readers practical tools to prevent and deal with every difficult situation, from collective impatience and indecision to rivalries and conflicts of interest. As a board effectiveness consultant and meeting management expert, Eli Mina has firsthand experience in dealing with the myriad of problems that boards face. Here he shows readers how to identify board dysfunctions and the damage they inflict, deal with boardroom problems with confidence, increase the likelihood of their board achieving the right decisions, minimize or eliminate flawed decisions, and make a board more credible and trustworthy with its community and stakeholders. Complete with a board effectiveness audit and easy to use forms to evaluate individual members, the Board Chair, and the CEO, and tips on giving and taking feedback, this is the one book that will help eliminate the disputes, disruptions, and problems that can prevent even the most effective board from achieving its mission. [less]

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Academic Librarianship by Design

Steven J. Bell, John D. Shank

2007    181 pages    (American Library Association)

ISBN 13: 9780838909393    ISBN 10: 0838909396

This new vision for designing the future of academic libraries enables librarians to become indispensable partners in the college teaching endeavor by integrating themselves into the instructional process. - Improve collaboration with faculty, researchers, and students to become an instructional partner - Connect with learners by applying design thinking to develop and enhance library services - Provide new tools for sharing information literacy and research process insights - Take leadership [...]

This new vision for designing the future of academic libraries enables librarians to become indispensable partners in the college teaching endeavor by integrating themselves into the instructional process. - Improve collaboration with faculty, researchers, and students to become an instructional partner - Connect with learners by applying design thinking to develop and enhance library services - Provide new tools for sharing information literacy and research process insights - Take leadership initiative to integrate the academic library and librarian into the teaching and learning process Scenarios, case studies, and profiles throughout illustrate the successes that real blended librarians are having on campuses. This practical, hands-on guide expands the possibilities for academic librarians in public service, reference, instruction, information literacy, and even library and information science students. [less]

Academic LibrariansDesignEducational TechnologyInformation LiteracyInstructional SystemsLibraries & CollegesRelations with Faculty and CurriculumSchoolsStudy & Teaching
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Administering the School Library Media Center:5th Edition

Betty J. Morris

2010    580 pages    (Libraries Unlimited)

ISBN 13: 9781591586890    ISBN 10: 1591586895

This reference text provides a complete instructional overview of the workings of the library media center—from the basics of administration, budgeting, facilities management, organization, selection of materials, and staffing to explanations on how to promote information literacy and the value of digital tools like blogs, wikis, and podcasting. Since the publication of the fourth edition of Administering the School Library Media Center in 2004, many changes have altered the landscape of [...]

This reference text provides a complete instructional overview of the workings of the library media center—from the basics of administration, budgeting, facilities management, organization, selection of materials, and staffing to explanations on how to promote information literacy and the value of digital tools like blogs, wikis, and podcasting. Since the publication of the fourth edition of Administering the School Library Media Center in 2004, many changes have altered the landscape of school library administration: the implementation of NCLB legislation and the revision of AASL standards, just to mention two. The book is divided into 14 chapters, each devoted to a major topic in school library media management. This latest edition gives media specialists a roadmap for designing a school library that is functional and intellectually stimulating, while leading sources provide guidance for further research. [less]

AdministrationInstructional Materials CentersMedia ProgramsSchools
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Analyzing Library Collection Use With Excel

Tony Greiner, Bob Cooper

2007    167 pages    (Amer Library Assn)

ISBN 13: 9780838909331    ISBN 10: 0838909337

In this unique guide, two collection development experts have tailored proven Excel[registered] formulas to translate circulation and collection data into meaningful reports for making strategic decisions. Step-by-step instructions, along with screen shots, allow anyone to set up a simple library-focused Excel[registered] program. "Analyzing Library Collection Use with Excel[registered]" gives library collection analysts in public, school, academic, and special libraries the ready tools to: [...]

In this unique guide, two collection development experts have tailored proven Excel[registered] formulas to translate circulation and collection data into meaningful reports for making strategic decisions. Step-by-step instructions, along with screen shots, allow anyone to set up a simple library-focused Excel[registered] program. "Analyzing Library Collection Use with Excel[registered]" gives library collection analysts in public, school, academic, and special libraries the ready tools to: process raw data into usable information; understand and identify the most relevant types of analysis; build on the strengths identified in the collection analysis and address weaknesses; illustrate circulation issues using charts and graphs; and, maximize return with Excel[registered] program tips and recommendations. Featuring examples and how-to based on the three most popular integrated library systems, this hands-on guide shows how to set up customized spreadsheets, receive data dumps from your existing integrated library system, and process all data into usable summaries. [less]

Circulation AnalysisCollection Development & CatalogingData ProcessingLibrary Use StudiesMicrosoft Excel
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Another City

Steve Coughlin

2015    65 pages    (FutureCycle Press)

ISBN 13: 9781938853692    ISBN 10: 1938853695

In his debut collection of poetry, Steve Coughlin examines the severity of family trauma on both personal memory and the human psyche. Written in an accessible, colloquial voice that poet J. Allyn Rosser describes as "strong, versatile, original...[and] capable of radically different tones and angles of approach," these poems move from haunted laments to playful musings as they negotiate the complexities of grief with the desire to escape into the imagination's safe refuge. Ultimately, in [...]

In his debut collection of poetry, Steve Coughlin examines the severity of family trauma on both personal memory and the human psyche. Written in an accessible, colloquial voice that poet J. Allyn Rosser describes as "strong, versatile, original...[and] capable of radically different tones and angles of approach," these poems move from haunted laments to playful musings as they negotiate the complexities of grief with the desire to escape into the imagination's safe refuge. Ultimately, in ANOTHER CITY Coughlin depicts the harsh struggles of a working class family and leaves readers to consider what healing, if any, the imagined world can offer. [less]

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At the Edge of the Ancient Inland Sea

Fredrick Zydek

2011    (Backwaters Press, The)

ISBN 13: 9781935218234    ISBN 10: 1935218239

Zydek's "ancient inland sea" is both a prehistoric feature of the Great Plains and the collective unconscious itself. He presents the violently beautiful natural phenomena of Nebraska as possessing the power and inscrutable will of pagan gods.

Zydek's "ancient inland sea" is both a prehistoric feature of the Great Plains and the collective unconscious itself. He presents the violently beautiful natural phenomena of Nebraska as possessing the power and inscrutable will of pagan gods. [less]

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Bag in the Wind

Ted Kooser

2010    48 pages    (Candlewick)

ISBN 13: 9780763630010    ISBN 10: 0763630012

In a singular first children’s book, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Ted Kooser follows a plastic bag on its capricious journey from a landfill into a series of townspeople’s lives.One cold morning in early spring, a bulldozer pushes a pile of garbage around a landfill and uncovers an empty plastic bag — a perfectly good bag, the color of the skin of a yellow onion, with two holes for handles — that someone has thrown away. Just then, a puff of wind lifts the rolling, [...]

In a singular first children’s book, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Ted Kooser follows a plastic bag on its capricious journey from a landfill into a series of townspeople’s lives.One cold morning in early spring, a bulldozer pushes a pile of garbage around a landfill and uncovers an empty plastic bag — a perfectly good bag, the color of the skin of a yellow onion, with two holes for handles — that someone has thrown away. Just then, a puff of wind lifts the rolling, flapping bag over a chain-link fence and into the lives of several townsfolk — a can-collecting girl, a homeless man, a store owner — not that all of them notice. Renowned poet Ted Kooser fashions an understated yet compassionate world full of happenstance and connection, neglect and care, all perfectly expressed in Barry Root’s tender illustrations. True to the book’s earth-friendly spirit, it is printed on paper containing 100 percent recycled post-consumer waste and includes an author’s note on recycling plastic bags. [less]

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Banned Books Resource Guide

Robert P. Doyle

1996    (American Library Association)

ISBN 13: 9780838977910    ISBN 10: 083897791X

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Bare Bones Children's Services: Tips for Public Library Generalists

Anitra T. Steele, Association for Library Service to Child

2001    136 pages    (American Library Association)

ISBN 13: 9780838907917    ISBN 10: 0838907911

A companion to the popular Bare Bones Young Adult Services, this handy new reference offers practical insights on the basics of library services for children. The "bare bones" approach recognizes the reality that there are libraries either without or low on children's specialists, due to budget or size constraints or to staff turnover. As children and families continue to be key constituents of the library, it is vital that the staff serving this powerful group knows what works and what doesn't [...]

A companion to the popular Bare Bones Young Adult Services, this handy new reference offers practical insights on the basics of library services for children. The "bare bones" approach recognizes the reality that there are libraries either without or low on children's specialists, due to budget or size constraints or to staff turnover. As children and families continue to be key constituents of the library, it is vital that the staff serving this powerful group knows what works and what doesn't. A quick primer for generalists, this installment in the Bare Bones series covers children's services, programming, and promotion of books and the library, along the way pointing out practical differences between children and adult library users. Written in easy-to-digest modules and packed with helpful tips, this customer-focused book will help you to: Adapt adult reference and readers' advisory skills to your work with children. Offer age-appropriate materials for all levels. Provide homework help. Tell a good story to a captive audience. Set up and publicize programs that build alliances between parents, caretakers, teachers, and librarians. This hands-on summary, full of specific and easy-to-implement ideas, will help you to serve children in the best possible way, even if you are not a full-time children's librarian. [less]

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Bare Bones Young Adult Services: Tips for Public Library Generalists (Ala Editions)

Renee J. Vaillancourt, Renee Vaillancourt McGrath

142 pages    (Amer Library Assn)

ISBN 13: 9780838934975    ISBN 10: 0838934978

A guide to serving the 12-18 year-old age group in libraries. Topics covered include motivating young adults to participate in the library, providing reference and homework support and creating a user-friendly and distinct young adult space in the library.

A guide to serving the 12-18 year-old age group in libraries. Topics covered include motivating young adults to participate in the library, providing reference and homework support and creating a user-friendly and distinct young adult space in the library. [less]

Young Adults
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Beyond Technology: Questioning, Research, and the Information Literate School

Jamie McKenzie

2000    180 pages    (F N O Pr)

ISBN 13: 9780967407821    ISBN 10: 0967407826

Beyond Technology: Questioning, Research, and the Information Literate School

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Instruction
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Black Belt Librarians: Every Librarian's Real World Guide to a Safer Workplace

Warren Davis, Jr. Graham

2006    72 pages    (Pure Heart Pr)

ISBN 13: 9781599480275    ISBN 10: 1599480271

Book by Graham, Warren Davis, Jr.

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Blogging and RSS: A Librarian's Guide, Second Edition

Michael P. Sauers

2010    322 pages    (Information Today, Inc.)

ISBN 13: 9781573873994    ISBN 10: 1573873993

In this fully updated second edition of his popular 2006 book, Michael P. Sauers shows how blogging and RSS technology can be easily and successfully used by libraries and librarians. In addition to providing easy-to-follow instructions for creating, publishing, and syndicating a blog using free web-based services, software, RSS feeds, and aggregators, Sauers covers new tools and services, introduces numerous useful library blogs and bloggers, and includes a new chapter on microblogging with [...]

In this fully updated second edition of his popular 2006 book, Michael P. Sauers shows how blogging and RSS technology can be easily and successfully used by libraries and librarians. In addition to providing easy-to-follow instructions for creating, publishing, and syndicating a blog using free web-based services, software, RSS feeds, and aggregators, Sauers covers new tools and services, introduces numerous useful library blogs and bloggers, and includes a new chapter on microblogging with Twitter. [less]

BlogsCommunication in Library ScienceDesignEffect of Technological InnovationsLibrary ScienceLibrary WebsitesRSS FeedsTechnology
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Blues for Mister Charlie: A Play

James Baldwin

1995    144 pages    (Vintage)

ISBN 13: 9780679761785    ISBN 10: 0679761780

In a small Southern town, a white man murders a black man, then throws his body in the weeds. With this act of violence--which is loosely based on the notorious 1955 killing of Emmett Till--James Baldwin launches an unsparing and at times agonizing probe of the wounds of race. For where once a white storekeeper could have shot a "boy" like Richard Henry with impunity, times have changed. And centuries of brutality and fear, patronage and contempt, are about to erupt in a moment of [...]

In a small Southern town, a white man murders a black man, then throws his body in the weeds. With this act of violence--which is loosely based on the notorious 1955 killing of Emmett Till--James Baldwin launches an unsparing and at times agonizing probe of the wounds of race. For where once a white storekeeper could have shot a "boy" like Richard Henry with impunity, times have changed. And centuries of brutality and fear, patronage and contempt, are about to erupt in a moment of truth as devastating as a shotgun blast.In his award-winning play, Baldwin turns a murder and its aftermath into an inquest in which even the most well-intentioned whites are implicated--and in which even a killer receives his share of compassion. [less]

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Books, Babies, and Libraries: Serving Infants, Toddlers, Their Parents & Caregivers

Ellin Greene

1991    186 pages    (American Library Association)

ISBN 13: 9780838905722    ISBN 10: 0838905722

For library professionals, early childhood teachers, day care staff and parents concerned with the development of early childhood programmes, Ellin Greene provides a book based on her considerable experience in the field. As Project Director and Consultant to the New York Public Library's early childhood project, she designed a graduate course to prepare librarians to work effectively with infants and toddlers and their parents/caregivers. "Books, Babies, and Libraries" was born of the topics [...]

For library professionals, early childhood teachers, day care staff and parents concerned with the development of early childhood programmes, Ellin Greene provides a book based on her considerable experience in the field. As Project Director and Consultant to the New York Public Library's early childhood project, she designed a graduate course to prepare librarians to work effectively with infants and toddlers and their parents/caregivers. "Books, Babies, and Libraries" was born of the topics addressed in that course. The text features discussions on the library's role in early learning and in parent education, the theoretical concepts of child development and learning, emergent literacy, recommended book and nonprint collections, and the implementation of effective programmes. Greene also shares current bibliographies, a discography, and suitable toys, as well as charts and programme ideas that make this work a practical as well as educational tool. Appendices include reprints of pertinent professional articles and tools helpful in programme planning. This book aims to make a significant contribution in serving the interests and needs of the youngest library users. [less]

Children's
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Braided Lives: An Anthology of Multicultural American Writing

Minnesota Humanities Commission (Editor)

1991    288 pages    (Minnesota Humanities Commission)

ISBN 13: 9780962929809    ISBN 10: 0962929808

Published by the Minnesota Humanities Commission in 1991, the anthology brings together vivid stories and poems of Native American, Hispanic American, African American, and Asian American writers, including Diane Glancy, Louise Erdrich, Juanita Garciagodoy, Juan Delgado, James Baldwin, Nikki Giovanni, and David Mura. It was created by Minnesota teachers, for teachers and students in Minnesota high schools. They were assisted in their work by scholars, writers, the staff of the Minnesota [...]

Published by the Minnesota Humanities Commission in 1991, the anthology brings together vivid stories and poems of Native American, Hispanic American, African American, and Asian American writers, including Diane Glancy, Louise Erdrich, Juanita Garciagodoy, Juan Delgado, James Baldwin, Nikki Giovanni, and David Mura. It was created by Minnesota teachers, for teachers and students in Minnesota high schools. They were assisted in their work by scholars, writers, the staff of the Minnesota Humanities Commission, and the officers of the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English. [less]

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Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities

Ruby K.. Payne, Philip Devol, Terie Dreussi Smith

2000    284 pages    (Aha Process Inc)

ISBN 13: 9780964743793    ISBN 10: 0964743795

Bridges Out of Poverty takes the concepts of hidden rules of economic class and uses them to educate social workers, employers and community organizations about hte unique and sometimes hidden obstacles that individuals from poverty face. Strategies help improve services for clients, raise retention rates for new hires from poverty, and increase understanding of the differences in economic cultures and how those differences affect opportunities for success.

Bridges Out of Poverty takes the concepts of hidden rules of economic class and uses them to educate social workers, employers and community organizations about hte unique and sometimes hidden obstacles that individuals from poverty face. Strategies help improve services for clients, raise retention rates for new hires from poverty, and increase understanding of the differences in economic cultures and how those differences affect opportunities for success. [less]

CommunityEducationSociology
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Building Blocks for Library Space

Deborah B. Dancik (Editor), Emelie J. Shroder (Editor)

1995    24 pages    (Library Administration & Management Association)

ISBN 13: 9780838977460    ISBN 10: 0838977464

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Building Science 101: A Primer for Librarians

Lynn M. Piotrowicz, Scott Osgood

2010    136 pages    (Amer Library Assn Editions)

ISBN 13: 9780838910412    ISBN 10: 0838910416

Take care of your library and it will take care of you! In this practical, concise volume, authors Lynn M. Piotrowicz and Scott Osgood provide a tour of the library building from foundation to roof. In a time of rapidly inflating energy prices and tight public budgets, many libraries are faced with older physical facilities that are not up to modern standards of efficiency. Designed for libraries where construction of a wholly new building is not feasible, this book offers step-by-step [...]

Take care of your library and it will take care of you! In this practical, concise volume, authors Lynn M. Piotrowicz and Scott Osgood provide a tour of the library building from foundation to roof. In a time of rapidly inflating energy prices and tight public budgets, many libraries are faced with older physical facilities that are not up to modern standards of efficiency. Designed for libraries where construction of a wholly new building is not feasible, this book offers step-by-step instructions forImproving the energy use of existing structures, with methods for being environmentally and fiscally responsible Identifying ways to enhance building maintenanceInvesting resources now in order to free them later for core library functions Managers will welcome this handy orientation guide and feel empowered to recommend changes at their own libraries using the authors expert advice. [less]

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Building Support Networks for Schools

Patricia Jean Wagner

1992    206 pages    (ABC-Clio Inc)

ISBN 13: 9780874366150    ISBN 10: 0874366151

Book by Wagner, Patricia Jean

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Communication in EducationCommunity & SchoolInterpersonal CommunicationOnline Social NetworksSchools
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Capital Campaigns from the Ground Up: How Nonprofits Can Have the Buildings of Their Dreams

Stanley Weinstein

2003    312 pages    (Wiley)

ISBN 13: 9780471220794    ISBN 10: 0471220795

The nonprofit leader’s complete source on setting, pursuing, and meeting building campaign goals Here's the guidance you need to accomplish one of the most important steps in the growth of an organization: the campaign for funding and completing a significant building project. This book lays out a detailed road map for successfully managing all aspects of project realization. Moving easily from preparation to design to fundraising, Capital Campaigns from the Ground Up presents a [...]

The nonprofit leader’s complete source on setting, pursuing, and meeting building campaign goals Here's the guidance you need to accomplish one of the most important steps in the growth of an organization: the campaign for funding and completing a significant building project. This book lays out a detailed road map for successfully managing all aspects of project realization. Moving easily from preparation to design to fundraising, Capital Campaigns from the Ground Up presents a comprehensive approach to coordinating these efforts. This practical, clearly written handbook will help you: Think strategically in the early preparation stage Balance building and fundraising concerns Build a committed team of volunteers, a cohesive board, and a solid donor base Make a strong case for support, utilize media resources, and communicate a clear mission Determine what has worked in past successful campaigns Order your copy today! [less]

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Cataloging and Classification for Library Technicians, Second Edition

Mary L. Kao

2001    146 pages    (The Haworth Press)

ISBN 13: 9780789010636    ISBN 10: 0789010631

Structure your workload with this comprehensive guide to the role and responsibilities of library technicians!More than basic instructions on how to do library classification, this classic work is a how-to handbook covering all aspects of a library technician's job. Cataloging and Classification for Library Technicians, Second Edition, gives step-by-step instructions for all aspects of cataloging and classification of library materials (book and non-book), emphasizing copy cataloging but also [...]

Structure your workload with this comprehensive guide to the role and responsibilities of library technicians!More than basic instructions on how to do library classification, this classic work is a how-to handbook covering all aspects of a library technician's job. Cataloging and Classification for Library Technicians, Second Edition, gives step-by-step instructions for all aspects of cataloging and classification of library materials (book and non-book), emphasizing copy cataloging but also discussing original cataloging. Because much has changed in the library field since the first edition of this valuable resource was published in 1995, each chapter has been revised and updated, and an entire new chapter has been added to discuss computer cataloging in the MARC format and cataloging of Internet materials. Cataloging and Classification for Library Technicians, Second Edition, interprets and explains cataloging rules and how they should be applied. Kao describes library organization and personnel patterns to illustrate the relationship between library technicians and other library staff. Library technicians will find many helpful features in Cataloging and Classification for Library Technicians, Second Edition, including:definitions of relevant terminology review questions to focus learning a list of suggested readings routines and responsibilities of library technicians issues and trends in library cataloging and classification detailed tables and figures to enable easier learning many convenient Web addresses for up-to-date informationCataloging and Classification for Library Technicians, Second Edition, is an ideal text to use in programs for library technical assistants and a handy reference for practicing library technicians. [less]

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Checklist of Library Building Design Considerations

2003    183 pages    (Amer Library Assn)

ISBN 13: 9780838935064    ISBN 10: 0838935060

There is no question that the design of a library affects the experience of its users. With its no-nonsense checklist format, this completely revised manual literally walks readers through their buildings and facilities, spotlighting critical design and safety points along the way. A must-have resource for library planners, librarians, architects, and all members of the design team, the Checklist will help you to evaluate your current space, analyze each design element as it relates to space and [...]

There is no question that the design of a library affects the experience of its users. With its no-nonsense checklist format, this completely revised manual literally walks readers through their buildings and facilities, spotlighting critical design and safety points along the way. A must-have resource for library planners, librarians, architects, and all members of the design team, the Checklist will help you to evaluate your current space, analyze each design element as it relates to space and function in the library, make decisions ranging from shelving finishes to technology equipment, and satisfy the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. New to this edition are sections on "green" (environmentally correct) design approaches, assessment of current facilities and alternatives to new construction, young adult and children's spaces, remote storage, and technology advancements. With more than 1,500 questions that will help you avoid expensive mistakes, the Checklist will give you everything you need to: Identify potential problem areas in your design. Enhance the overall library environment by committing to "green design." Incorporate technology safely and efficiently. Update children's library spaces based on the latest innovations. Adaptable to any type of library, you'll have a ready source of supporting data for presentations to community groups and stakeholders and to your library users with this new edition of the Checklist! [less]

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Children & Libraries: Getting It Right

Virginia A. Walter

2000    168 pages    (Amer Library Assn Editions)

ISBN 13: 9780838907955    ISBN 10: 0838907954

This visionary book by respected children's library specialist and recipient of the inaugural ALA Research Grant, Virginia Walter, is a call to action for libraries serving children. Walter helps you to: -- Write a mission statement-- Create glorious kid spaces in the library-- Capitalize on emerging trends such as Internet service and homework assistance-- Adapt strategies from top children's library programs around the country-- Create tangible outcomes to secure appropriate budgets

This visionary book by respected children's library specialist and recipient of the inaugural ALA Research Grant, Virginia Walter, is a call to action for libraries serving children. Walter helps you to: -- Write a mission statement-- Create glorious kid spaces in the library-- Capitalize on emerging trends such as Internet service and homework assistance-- Adapt strategies from top children's library programs around the country-- Create tangible outcomes to secure appropriate budgets [less]

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Children's Catalog 18th Edition

Anne Price / Juliette Yaakov (Editor)

2001    1265 pages    (Hw Wilson Co)

ISBN 13: 9780824210090    ISBN 10: 0824210093

Children's Catalog is a comprehensive list of fiction and nonfiction books, magazines, and web resources for children from preschool through grade six, along with review sources and other professional aids for children's librarians and school media specialists.

Children's Catalog is a comprehensive list of fiction and nonfiction books, magazines, and web resources for children from preschool through grade six, along with review sources and other professional aids for children's librarians and school media specialists. [less]

BibliographyBook ListsChildren's LibrariesChildren's LiteratureCollection Development & CatalogingSchool Libraries
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Children's Library Services Handbook

Jane Gardner Connor

1990    144 pages    (ABCCLIO, LLC)

ISBN 13: 9780897744898    ISBN 10: 0897744896

A guide through the pitfalls, special needs, and unique demands of children's library services. Librarians in school and public libraries, media specialists, and library science instructors will find helpful, cogent advice on collection development programming, collection maintenance, and reevaluation nonprint media, summer programs, publicity, public relations, and much more

A guide through the pitfalls, special needs, and unique demands of children's library services. Librarians in school and public libraries, media specialists, and library science instructors will find helpful, cogent advice on collection development programming, collection maintenance, and reevaluation nonprint media, summer programs, publicity, public relations, and much more [less]

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Color Purple, The

Alice Walker

295 pages    (Pocket Books (Mm))

ISBN 13: 9780671617028    ISBN 10: 0671617028

Winner of the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize, "The Color Purple" established Alice Walker as a major voice in modern fiction. Her unforgettable portrait of Celie and her friends, family, and lovers is rich with passion, pain, inspiration, and an indomitable love of life. Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, "The Color Purple" is a classic of American literature.

Winner of the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize, "The Color Purple" established Alice Walker as a major voice in modern fiction. Her unforgettable portrait of Celie and her friends, family, and lovers is rich with passion, pain, inspiration, and an indomitable love of life. Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, "The Color Purple" is a classic of American literature. [less]

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Complete Copyright: An Everyday Guide For Librarians

Carrie Russell

2004    262 pages    (Amer Library Assn Editions)

ISBN 13: 9780838935439    ISBN 10: 0838935435

Librarians face myriad copyright dilemmas every day, and as copyright law evolves and new interpretations emerge, libraries play a key role in representing the public in the copyright debate. But how do new copyright laws affect traditional services and new virtual reference user services? What must librarians do to ensure that staff and patrons fully exercise copyright exemptions, like fair use? Offering a wealth of information on library copyright concerns in a vibrant, highly accessible [...]

Librarians face myriad copyright dilemmas every day, and as copyright law evolves and new interpretations emerge, libraries play a key role in representing the public in the copyright debate. But how do new copyright laws affect traditional services and new virtual reference user services? What must librarians do to ensure that staff and patrons fully exercise copyright exemptions, like fair use? Offering a wealth of information on library copyright concerns in a vibrant, highly accessible format, Complete Copyright is a must-have resource for your library. ALA copyright expert Russell provides clear, user-friendly guidance for both common copyright issues and latest trends, including the intricacies of copyright in the digital world. Through real-life examples, she also illustrates how librarians can be advocates for a fair and balanced copyright law.This guide will help you to: * Address complex copyright issues through the use of real-life library scenarios * Understand when permission is necessary when using copyrighted licenses * Keep up-to-date with recent copyright legislation including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH) * Recognize the benefits and the pitfalls of the new digital copyright law * Develop copyright presentations and workshops * Discuss copyright law and fair use with legislators, administrators, library boards, and other decision makersFeaturing the illustrative work of graphic novelist Jessica Abel, Complete Copyright offers a cast of engaging characters who guide librarians on an exploration of copyright complexities through a range of everyday situations.With a full copyright glossary of terms and legal case studies, along with a fun, plasti-coil binding for ease of usage, this is the comprehensive guide to the fundamentals and subtleties of U.S. copyright law written specifically for your library. [less]

CopyrightIntellectual FreedomPublic Libraries
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Conflict Management for Libraries: Strategies for a Positive, Productive Workplace

Jack G. Montgomery, Eleanor I. Cook

2005    220 pages    (Amer Library Assn Editions)

ISBN 13: 9780838908907    ISBN 10: 083890890X

While projecting a calm and peacefulness, libraries are not immune to workplace stress and conflict. In a research survey conducted over three years, the authors asked, "What are the common causes of workplace conflict in libraries?" From the results of the study, as well as formal and informal observations, the authors have developed 17 scenarios of library workplace conflict, along with realistic ways to manage them. Drawing on these stories from the trenches, expert counsel from a human [...]

While projecting a calm and peacefulness, libraries are not immune to workplace stress and conflict. In a research survey conducted over three years, the authors asked, "What are the common causes of workplace conflict in libraries?" From the results of the study, as well as formal and informal observations, the authors have developed 17 scenarios of library workplace conflict, along with realistic ways to manage them. Drawing on these stories from the trenches, expert counsel from a human resources counselor and managerial consultant, and their own years of experience, the authors share three distinctive points of view for a balanced perspective to reconcile even the stickiest situation. They offer an array of tools to create a positive working environment, stay on track with achieving goals, and live the mission of the library. Helping to build a healthy working environment, they supply the necessary tips to help you: Understand the roots of conflict that typically arise every day in libraries; Anticipate and prepare to manage problems when they appear; Use appropriate strategies to work successfully with all parties; Choose from a variety approaches to dissipate conflict; Library administrators, directors, managers, and supervisors in any library setting will find a valuable framework for understanding, interpreting, and defusing workplace conflicts using these library-specific examples. [less]

Conflict ManagementLibrary Personnel ManagementPersonnel
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Connecting Young Adults And Libraries: A How-to-Do-It Manual For Librarians (How-to-Do-It Manuals for Libraries, No. 133)

Patrick Jones

438 pages    (Neal-Schuman Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9781555705084    ISBN 10: 1555705081

Respected YA services consultant Patrick Jones has teamed up with two of today's most popular YA workshop leaders to redesign, update, and expand the "bible" of YA service. Addressing every aspect of library service to teens, the book's twelve chapters cover customer service, collections, booktalking, programming, spaces, promotion, technology, youth involvement, and more. Chapters filled with hundreds of "best practices" culled from the authors' workshop [...]

Respected YA services consultant Patrick Jones has teamed up with two of today's most popular YA workshop leaders to redesign, update, and expand the "bible" of YA service. Addressing every aspect of library service to teens, the book's twelve chapters cover customer service, collections, booktalking, programming, spaces, promotion, technology, youth involvement, and more. Chapters filled with hundreds of "best practices" culled from the authors' workshop presentations, ready-to-use forms, checklists, and documents - teen secret shopper forms, teen information literacy handouts, reading interest surveys, graphic novel booklists, booktalk evaluations, teen volunteer job descriptions, and much more - make this edition an all-in-one resource. Connecting Young Adults and Libraries, 3rd Edition, contains over 70 per cent new material from previous editions including an all-new glossary for librarians serving teens that helps with understanding adolescent development terms, teen slang, literary definitions, and library terminology. A brand-new technology chapter provides practical, readable explanations of filters, teen Web sites, instant messaging, blogs, online book discussions, virtual author chats, streaming media - as well as suggestions for using these with teens. The collection development tools - including advice for selecting books, magazines, music, movies, videogames and more - have been updated and expanded. Connecting Young Adults and Libraries, Third Edition is a must-have for every librarian serving teens. [less]

Young Adults
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Consider the Source: Finding Reliable Information on the Internet

Paige Taylor, Jerri Lejeune

2003    115 pages    (Upstart Books)

ISBN 13: 9781579500955    ISBN 10: 1579500951

Book by Taylor, Paige, Lejeune, Jerri

Book by Taylor, Paige, Lejeune, Jerri [less]

Instruction
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Copyright for Schools : A Practical Guide (Professional Growth Series) (3rd Ed)

Carol Simpson

2001    176 pages    (Linworth Pub Co)

ISBN 13: 9781586830182    ISBN 10: 158683018X

This book is out of print and no longer available.

This book is out of print and no longer available. [less]

CopyrightFair UseIntellectual FreedomPopular Works
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Copyright Primer for Librarians and Educators, The

Janis Bruwelheid, Janis H. Bruwetheide

1995    160 pages    (American Library Association)

ISBN 13: 9780838906422    ISBN 10: 0838906427

"Copyright is a vast area with shades of gray and lots of interpretation. This work helps to overcome some of the confusion...Extremely readable, this is an excellent resource...(A)n overview of various aspects of copyright law, such as fair use, library copying...off-air taping...electronic environments, computer software, multimedia and distance education...each overview is followed by questions and answers which offer further explanation. It includes appendixes on requesting permission, [...]

"Copyright is a vast area with shades of gray and lots of interpretation. This work helps to overcome some of the confusion...Extremely readable, this is an excellent resource...(A)n overview of various aspects of copyright law, such as fair use, library copying...off-air taping...electronic environments, computer software, multimedia and distance education...each overview is followed by questions and answers which offer further explanation. It includes appendixes on requesting permission, developing policy, selected court cases, resources and addresses, sources on the Internet, intellectual property, electronic fair use and Sections 106-110 of the Copyright Law". -- Emergency Librarian [less]

CopyrightFair UseIntellectual FreedomPhotocopying
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Countdown to a New Library: Managing the Building Project

Jeannette A. Woodward

205 pages    (Amer Library Assn)

ISBN 13: 9780838907672    ISBN 10: 0838907679

Designed for librarians undertaking a big-budget, long-term building project, this is a comprehensive road map on everything from blueprints to the final move. It covers communicating library users' needs, budget parameters, safety, security, and practical design considerations.

Designed for librarians undertaking a big-budget, long-term building project, this is a comprehensive road map on everything from blueprints to the final move. It covers communicating library users' needs, budget parameters, safety, security, and practical design considerations. [less]

Building
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Creating Policies for Results: From Chaos to Clarity (Pla Results Series)

Sandra Nelson, June Garcia

2003    232 pages    (Amer Library Assn Editions)

ISBN 13: 9780838935354    ISBN 10: 0838935354

What does a librarian do if an unattended child remains at closing time? Can nonresidents get a library card? What is the library's position on Internet filters? These are but a few of the kinds of issues that require clear, up-to-date library policies.If your staff makes decisions on the fly, if policies are nonexistent, outdated, and no one knows what they are, your library may be experiencing policy chaos. The answer is to create current, customized policies geared to your library. Now [...]

What does a librarian do if an unattended child remains at closing time? Can nonresidents get a library card? What is the library's position on Internet filters? These are but a few of the kinds of issues that require clear, up-to-date library policies.If your staff makes decisions on the fly, if policies are nonexistent, outdated, and no one knows what they are, your library may be experiencing policy chaos. The answer is to create current, customized policies geared to your library. Now it's easier than ever using this one-stop, step-by-step guide that dovetails with PLA's The New Planning for Results.Covering governance and organizational structure, management policies, and services relating to customers, circulation, information, and groups, this comprehensive how-to addresses each major library area. Follow these guidelines to assess existing policies, develop new ones, and communicate all changes to improve consistency. * Create sound and legally defensible policies * Customize policies appropriate to your library's specific mission, customers and size using proven work forms * Serve customers more effectively by updating, clarifying, and communicating new and revised policies * Address needs of a changing customer base * Create guidance and contingency plans for emergencies * Add details and enforcement procedures for as many situations as possibleA new offering in the bestselling " . . . for Results" series from PLA (that includes The New Planning for Results, Staffing for Results and Managing for Results), Creating Policies for Results is the must-have resource for creating and updating policies. No public library can afford to be without it. [less]

AdministrationLibrary Rules & RegulationsPolicyPublic Libraries
 
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