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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 09

Reference and Information Services: An Introduction (2018)

Posted on July 9, 2018 at 10:40 AM by Brian Herder

Reference and Information Services
Reference and Information Services: An Introduction - Fourth Edition (2018)

Kay Ann Cassell and Uma Hiremath

ALA Neal-Schuman
978-0-8389-1568-4

Designed to complement every introductory library reference course, this is the perfect text for students and librarians looking to expand their personal reference knowledge, teaching failsafe methods for identifying important materials by matching specific types of questions to the best available sources, regardless of format. Guided by a national advisory board of educators and practitioners, this thoroughly updated text expertly keeps up with new technologies and practices while remaining grounded in the basics of reference work. Chapters on fundamental concepts, major reference sources, and special topics provide a solid foundation; the text also offers fresh insight on core issues, including

  • ethics, readers' advisory, information literacy, and other key aspects of reference librarianship;
  • selecting and evaluating reference materials, with strategies for keeping up to date;
  • assessing and improving reference services;
  • guidance on conducting reference interviews with a range of different library users, including children and young adults;
  • a new discussion of reference as programming;
  • important special reference topics such as Google search, 24/7 reference, and virtual reference; and
  • delivering reference services across multiple platforms

As librarians experience a changing climate for all information services professionals, in this book Cassell and Hiremath provide the tools needed to manage the ebb and flow of changing reference services in today's libraries.







Jul 09

The Library Staff Development Handbook (2017)

Posted on July 9, 2018 at 10:40 AM by Brian Herder

Library Staff Development Handbook

The Library Staff Development Handbook (2017)

Mary Grace Flaherty

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

978-1-4422-7036-7



The Library Staff Development Handbook: How to Maximize Your Library’s Most Important Resource provides practical tips, suggestions for resources, and concrete examples for addressing the multiple and varied aspects of staff development. From crafting a job description to recruitment, hiring and retention, and from progressive discipline and succession planning to continuing education, performance appraisals, and the importance of workplace fun, this handbook can serve as a companion for managers, supervisors and library staff as they negotiate the challenging range of staffing issues and the opportunities they provide in the library setting.
Jul 09

How to Teach: A Practical Guide for Librarians Second Edition (2017)

Posted on July 9, 2018 at 10:40 AM by Brian Herder

How to Teach - A Practical Guide for Librarians

How to Teach: A Practical Guide for Librarians Second Edition (2017)

Beverley E. Crane

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

978-1538104149



How to Teach: A Practical Guide for Librarians is designed for librarians and other educators who must instruct library patrons on subjects ranging from research skills to understanding and using electronic tools to providing self-paced instruction. This book provides public, academic, school, and special librarians with practical applications based on theoretical approaches to adult learning; instructional design principles to help them plan, deliver, and assess learning; examples and model lessons illustrating face-to-face instruction and online training; and descriptions and step-by-step instructions showing them how to create self-paced materials to complement their teaching. Ready-to-use, customizable worksheets; handouts; and evaluation forms serve as models. Exercises in each chapter reinforce its content. URLs identify additional ideas and materials from librarian colleagues to enhance teaching.