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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.

Mar 03

Library Information Systems: Second Edition (2020)

Posted on March 3, 2020 at 3:22 PM by Brian Herder

Library Information Systems


Library Information Systems: Second Edition (2020) 

Joseph R. Matthews and Carson Block

ABC-CLIO

978-1-4408-5194-0



Written by Joseph R. Matthews and Carson Block, both experts on library information systems, this book describes the evolution of library information systems, their enabling technologies, and today's dynamic IT marketplace. It explains specific technologies and related topics, including standards and standards organizations, telecommunications and networks, integrated library systems, electronic resource management systems, repositories, authentication and link verification, electronic resources, and nextgen library systems.

Readers will also learn the latest about information systems management, covering technology planning, basic technology axioms, the impact of technology on library services, system selection and implementation, system usability, and general technology management. The final section considers current trends and future developments in LIS, including those related to mobile devices and apps as well as the growth of digital libraries.

Features

  • Covers all aspects of library information systems within a broad context

  • Written to be easily understandable and informative to a wide readership, including LIS students, library administrators, and managers, regardless of technical background or knowledge

  • Fully addresses current practice while also offering a glimpse into future trends in this quickly changing field, helping practitioners and future practitioners keep abreast of the field

  • Perfectly suited as a text for courses in LIS and as an everyday reference for practitioners


Mar 03

Library Management 101: A Practical Guide, Second Edition (2019)

Posted on March 3, 2020 at 3:22 PM by Brian Herder

Library Management 101

Library Management 101: A Practical Guide, Second Edition (2019)

Lisa K. Hussey and Diane L. Velasquez (editors)

ALA Editions

978-0-8389-1715-2



Just because a set of responsibilities isn't formally called management doesn’t mean that it isn’t management. And this vital text speaks to a reality that all current professionals already know: that is, everyone studying to enter the profession needs an introduction to the topic of management. Because no matter what one’s role in an academic or public library context, it will involve decision-making, planning, and organization skills. Newly revised and updated, this book pulls together management best practices from library management experts teaching in LIS programs across the U.S. and Canada. Among the many topics discussed are

  • classic and contemporary theories of management, and how they apply to the library;
  • human resource planning;
  • marketing and public relations;
  • negotiations, mediation, and financial management of the library;
  • facilities management;
  • information technology management and future trends;
  • change management, organizational culture; and
  • ethics and confidentiality.

In addition to providing students with a solid foundation in library management, with its structured, practical knowledge this impressive volume will also benefit experienced managers.


Mar 03

The Complete Guide to RFPs for Libraries (2018)

Posted on March 3, 2020 at 3:21 PM by Brian Herder

The Complete Guide to RFPs for Libraries


The Complete Guide to RFPs for Libraries (2018)

Frances C. Wilkinson and Sever Bordeianu (editors)

ABC-CLIO

978-1-4408-5939-7


For many years, only large academic and public libraries and a few library systems regularly used RFPs. Now, smaller schools, public libraries, and library systems use RFPs as tools to select vendors for computer equipment, online systems, databases, and materials. Library consortia frequently use RFPs to select databases and integrated library systems.

In this useful book, readers will learn more about the types and advantages of RFPs; the timelines and logistics for submitting RFPs; how to write different types of RFPs; how to evaluate vendor performance; the transfer process when a new vendor is selected; vendor perspectives; and RFP ethics. An appendix includes sample RFPs and evaluation materials, and a glossary defines language necessary to writing and understanding RFPs.

This book is essential reading for librarians who need to select vendors to provide library materials including books, serials, and media in all formats as well as for those who are choosing integrated library systems, security and inventory systems such as RFID, computer equipment and software, online and streaming materials such as books and music, or services such as digitization.

Features

  • Teaches readers how to acquire an appropriate product from a vendor at the lowest price

  • Provides practical examples of questions to use in various RFPs as well as lessons learned

  • Includes sample RFPs and evaluation materials

  • Incorporates perspectives of librarians and vendors with experience in various aspects of the RFP process