Posted on August 12, 2015 at 12:00 AM by Brian Herder
Both the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Public Library Association (PLA) provide important data services. For library managers and administrators, the key to the data’s usefulness is knowing how to extract and apply the most relevant information to managing a library and improving accountability. A companion volume to the authors’ earlier book Getting Started with Evaluation, this guide illustrates how to use the data to support value, collection use, benchmarking, and other best practices. This important resource
While it's inspiring to ponder the libraries of the 22nd century,
it's a lot more practical to think ahead to the next five years.
That's just what Varnum and his hand-picked team of contributors have
done, showing library technology staff and administrators where to
invest time and money to receive the greatest benefits. Their ideas
will stimulate strategic thinking and help library staff make informed
decisions about meeting user expectations and delivering services. Sure
conversation starters and informative for any library, chapters
This compendium offers an expert-level view of the library technology that’s just around the corner.
Progress for the sake of progress is all too often a drain on precious time and resources. The communities and users that libraries serve are always changing; true innovation helps libraries adapt to meet their needs and aspirations both now and in the future. This stimulating collection offers numerous snapshots of innovation in action at a range of libraries, showcasing ideas and initiatives that will inspire librarians at their own institutions. Among the topics covered are