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If you would like to request this or other materials from the State Library of Kansas, please use your library’s established interlibrary loan process. This collection is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of Kansas.

Jul 23

Fundamentals of Children's Services, Second Edition (2013)

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:39 AM by Brian Herder


Fundamentals of Childrens Services Second Edition

Fundamentals of Children's Services, Second Edition (2013)

Michael Sullivan

Item Number: 978-0-8389-1188-4

Publisher: ALA Editions


Children's services are the heart of the library; in fact, more than one-third of U.S. library users are under the age of 12. Sullivan has updated and expanded his comprehensive reference, covering both innovative and standard practices in children's services. Fundamentals such as collection development and management, programming, homework support, and reference and readers' advisory are all thoroughly updated. In response to pervasive changes in the field, he also

  • Offers an expansive view of what it means to ensure that children are well-served in light of ongoing budgetary challenges
  • Shows how to collaborate effectively with parents, teachers, and administrators, and how to cooperate with schools
  • Gives techniques for using tools such as social media for marketing, outreach, and advocacy
  • Addresses the subject of children and e-books
  • Helps readers understand the importance of new cataloging trends, such as RDA: Resource Description and Access and RFID, and reference work in the digital age

Those studying to become children's librarians, experienced and new children's librarians, library administrators, and trustees alike will find Sullivan’s book a definitive guide to the fundamentals of children's services.
Jul 23

Fundamentals of Library Instruction (2012)

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:33 AM by Brian Herder


Fundamentals of Library Instruction

Fundamentals of Library Instruction (2012)

Monty L. McAdoo

Item Number: 978-0-8389-1141-9

Publisher: ALA Editions


Being a great teacher is part and parcel of being a great librarian. In this book, veteran instruction services librarian McAdoo lays out the fundamentals of the discipline in easily accessible language. Succinctly covering the topic from top to bottom, he

  • Offers an overview of the historical context of library instruction, drawing on recent research in learning theory to help the instructor choose the most effective strategies for any situation
  • Shows readers how to assess the information needs of a given audience, how to develop a curriculum for teaching information literacy, and how to fit an appropriate amount of content into the allotted time
  • Addresses the pros and cons of online versus face-to-face instruction
  • Includes methods for publicizing the availability of the library’s learning opportunities

With expert guidance for putting theory into practice, McAdoo’s book helps librarians connect with students as effectively as possible.


Jul 23

Adult Programs in the Library, Second Edition (2013)

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:08 AM by Brian Herder


Adult Programs in the Library, Second Edition

Adult Programs in the Library, Second Edition (2013)

Brett W. Lear

Item Number: 978-0-8389-1140-2

Publisher: ALA Editions


Programming is an important means of not only drawing new people to the library but also better serving existing patrons. Lear’s invaluable guide to adult programs is back—and better than ever, with refreshed, expanded content and new ideas to reinvigorate programs and give them a 21st-century spin. This edition includes

  • Updated chapters on basics such as funding, crafting guidelines, topic selection, publicity, post-program evaluations, and more
  • A new section on technology, with ideas for online book discussions, offering programs via Skype, and turning programs into podcasts
  • Methods for tailoring programs for specific groups, such as men, baby boomers, and seniors
  • A collection of "five-star" programs from libraries around the country that can be easily adapted

Walking the reader through every aspect of adult programming, this new edition of a tried-and-true book is truly a librarian’s best friend.