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Oct 25

Genealogy and the Librarian (2018)

Posted on October 25, 2018 at 3:32 PM by Brian Herder

Genealogy and the Librarian

Genealogy and the Librarian (2018)

Carol Smallwood and Vera Gubnitskaia

McFarland & Company, Inc


D. Joshua Taylor, host of Genealogy Roadshow and president of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, notes: “The increasing popularity of the topic requires that any librarian who encounters genealogical customers remain on the forefront of new developments in the field.” Covering trends, issues and case studies, this collection presents 34 new essays by library professionals actively engaged in helping patrons with genealogy research across the United States.

Topics include strategies for finding military and court records, mapping family migration and settlement, creating and accessing local digital services, and developing materials and instruction for patrons.

Oct 25

Public Library Programs and Services for Midlife and Beyond (2018)

Posted on October 25, 2018 at 3:32 PM by Brian Herder

Public Library Programs and Services for Midlife and Beyond

Public Library Programs and Services for Midlife and Beyond (2018)

Reneé K. Bennett-Kapusniak



The number of adults aged 50 coming to public libraries is steadily increasing. These patrons include active, healthy, tech-savvy professionals; people who have little or no computer training; retirees; travelers; and those who have age-related health and behavior issues. Public libraries have an opportunity to provide services for this growing and varied group. This book teaches librarians how to develop and expand adult public library programming and services, turning their library into a welcoming environment for the aging community.

Public Library Programs and Services for Midlife and Beyond offers practical examples in areas including community collaboration, outreach, marketing, engagement, technology and social media, funding, and lifelong learning. It also incorporates up-to-date findings from the ALA's Guidelines for Library Services with 60 Audience: Best Practices. Examples gathered by the author from extensive interviews with public librarians and directors illustrate what a range of libraries is successfully doing for the midlife-and-beyond community and encourage creative thinking about new programs and services.

  • Offers ways to create and expand adult library programs and services and cultivate an appreciation of lifelong learning
  • Combines engagement techniques in community collaboration and outreach with practical strategies in marketing and funding
  • Explores strategies within current U.S. public library adult services and programs for patrons middle-aged and older
  • Details up-to-date ALA guidelines for the 60 adult population
Oct 25

Financial Management for Libraries (2018)

Posted on October 25, 2018 at 3:31 PM by Brian Herder

Financial Management for Libraries

Financial Management for Libraries (2018)

William W. Sannwald

ALA Neal-Schuman


Presenting financial management principles and best practices applicable to both public and academic libraries, this comprehensive text elucidates a broad array of issues crucial for those entering a managerial position. Both thorough and straightforward, Sannwald's treatment

  • gives readers a solid grounding in the basics of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on applicability to library management and operations;
  • ties budgets and strategic planning to library vision, mission, goals, and objectives;
  • discusses the roles of stakeholders such as boards, governmental/municipal bodies, the university, and the community;
  • looks at a variety of funding sources, from tax revenue to gifts and donations, and presents sound strategies for including them when projecting income and expenses;
  • articulates and discusses the pros and cons of various budget strategies;
  • includes sample budgets and forms that can be customized as needed;
  • offers expert guidance on modifying budgets for windfalls and shortfalls;
  • explains operating ratios, fiscal benchmarking, and metrics, demonstrating how to use these to effectively create and manage a budget and assess the fiscal health of the library; and
  • advises on how to effectively prepare and present a budget and annual financial statements to a library's governing agency.

Ideal for course use, this book will also serve as a ready reference for practitioners.