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Oct 06

Resource Sharing Today (2014)

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 12:00 AM by Brian Herder

Resource Sharing Today

Resource Sharing Today (2014)

Corinne Nyquist

Item Number: 978-0810888036

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Budget constraints challenge collection development in unprecedented ways. Collection development has increasingly become a cooperative effort among libraries in geographic proximity. When their own library doesn't have certain books or journals, users turn to interlibrary loan to obtain the resources they need. However, many library science degree programs don't cover interlibrary loan. Resource Sharing Today is a practical guide to resource sharing starting with the library across town and ending with libraries on the other side of the globe. Chapters cover everything from the ALA's interlibrary loan form to successful innovations such as Virginia Tech's ILLiad to New York's IDS (Information Delivery Service). Appendices include regional, state, national, and international ILL codes, ALA and IFLA forms, open access agreements, and purchase on demand plans.
Oct 20

How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian (2012)

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM by Brian Herder

How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian

How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian (2012)

Editors: Carol Smallwood and Melissa J. Clapp

Publisher: Scarecrow Press, Inc.

Item Number: 978-0-8108-8213-3

How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian is a compilation of chapters by librarians offering advice to colleagues who must work alone or with very limited help. The contributors come from schools and colleges, special and corporate archives, and public libraries and are seasoned library and information science faculty across the United States and abroad who are familiar with the vigor, dedication, and creativity necessary for solo librarians.

As noted in the foreword, "In many ways, solo librarianship demands more communication and collaboration than librarians might experience in larger multi-employee libraries." Despite the fact that most of the authors are currently working alone in their library or archives, they do not work in a vacuum. These chapters aim to help solo librarians thrive in this demanding environment. Topics include time management, community involvement, public relations and marketing, professional development, Internet-based ideas, administrative tasks, assessing and moving collections, and general overviews. How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian will be useful for all students and professionals in the field of librarianship.
Oct 16

Young Adult Resources Today (2014)

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:00 AM by Brian Herder

Young Adult Resources Today

Young Adult Resources Today: Connecting Teens with Books, Music, Games, Movies, and More (2014)

Dan Latham and Melissa Gross

Item Number: 978-0-8108-9311-5

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Young Adult Resources Today: Connecting Teens with Books, Music, Games, Movies, and More is the first comprehensive young adult library services textbook specifically written for today's multidimensional information landscape. The authors integrate a research-focused information-behavior approach with a literature-focused resources approach, covering the key issues related to research, theory, and practice in the provision of information services to young adults.

In Young Adult Resources Today, Latham and Gross
  • Integrate theory, research, and practice
  • Include implications for practice
  • Incorporate knowledge of resources with professional practice as informed by research
  • Address both print and electronic formats within resource chapters (including websites and social media)

The authors accomplish all of this while paying particular attention to the socially constructed nature of young adulthood, diversity, young adult development, and multiple literacies. They cover literature (detailing both genres and subgenres), movies, magazines, websites, social media, and gaming. The final chapter describes navigating information landscapes, focusing on real and virtual young adult spaces, readers' advisory, programming, and collaboration. Special attention is paid to program planning and evaluation.