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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.

Feb 21

From Library Volunteer to Library Advocate (2018)

Posted on February 21, 2019 at 1:19 PM by Brian Herder

From Library Volunteer To Library Advocate

From Library Volunteer to Library Advocate (2018)

Carla Campbell Lehn

ABC-CLIO

978-1-4408-5670-9


Volunteers are essential to a library's well-being, but running a volunteer program is a complicated task that could often be done so as to bring more benefit to your library. This book draws on the author's decades of experience in public libraries and the nonprofit arena, and on cutting-edge professional trends in volunteer management, to show you how to tap into each of your volunteer's talents and match them to your library's needs.

Providing multiple tactics for improving your library's volunteer program, the book covers redoubling your recruitment efforts to attract more volunteers, more logically assigning roles, and growing your relationships with volunteers. In addition, it addresses common problems with volunteers and potential barriers to success and explains how to overcome them. No matter what size your library, its volunteer staff, or its budget, this practical book will help you to streamline your volunteer program and more effectively engage the community to transform your library into a flourishing community center.

Features
  • Helps readers to better understand the motivations of today's volunteers and design meaningful volunteer opportunities
  • Explains how to more successfully select potential volunteers and match them to your library's needs
  • Shows to deal with the two most common barriers to the success of a library volunteer program: union issues and staff resistance
  • Introduces exciting new trends in volunteer engagement
  • Provides lists of resources to draw upon in running your volunteer program

Feb 21

Keeping up with Emerging Technologies (2018)

Posted on February 21, 2019 at 1:19 PM by Brian Herder

Keeping Up with Emerging Technologies

Keeping up with Emerging Technologies (2018)

Nicole Henning

ABC-CLIO

978-1-4408-5440-8


Today's librarians and information specialists know it's imperative that they keep up with new technologies. But not all technologies are equally important, either within the library setting or to library patrons. So how does one decide which ones to pursue and integrate into services? In the uphill battle to stay current with new and emerging technologies, deciding which ones to pursue and integrate into services is a major challenge. A secondary problem is simply finding the time to consider the question. Readers of Keeping Up with Emerging Technologies will learn all of the best practices and skills to keep up with new technologies and to analyze the ability of specific technologies to meet recognized user needs—all in this single source.

You'll learn the best ways to gather information about new technologies and user needs, to evaluate and analyze information, to curate technology information for others, to set up experiments and evaluate the results, and to present your findings to persuade decision-makers. Written by the former head of user experience at MIT's library system, this guidebook serves information professionals, educators, education technology specialists, and anyone with "emerging technology" or "innovation" in their job titles. It will also be useful for library administrators and those who manage these positions as well as for students seeking a technology-oriented or curriculum-design career path in libraries.

Features
  • Helps information specialists create a strategy for keeping up with new technologies and for making informed judgments on which technologies to test and integrate into library services
  • Provides ideas for designing curriculum for an education technology specialist career track in library school
  • Gives those who are preparing to interview for a technology specialist position a reliable guide for professional growth
  • Identifies which types of resources are most helpful for keeping up with new technologies 
Feb 21

Successful Summer Reading Programs for All Ages (2018)

Posted on February 21, 2019 at 1:19 PM by Brian Herder


Successful Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

Successful Summer Reading Programs for All Ages (2018)

Katie Fitzgerald

Rowman & Littlefield

978-1-4422-8167-7


Successful Summer Reading Programs for All Ages: A Practical Guide for Librarians provides the tools necessary to put together successful summer reading programs for each of these different age groups. Key elements include: 

  • Sample program ideas for early childhood, school-age, teen, and adult readers to suit any summer reading theme
  • Best practices for promoting summer reading to the community
  • Troubleshooting for common difficulties associated with summer reading programs
  • Tips and tricks for using software programs to manage registration and track readers’ progress

Public librarians serving children, teens, and/or adults will find everything they need to put together a successful summer reading program in this comprehensive handbook.