3D Printing

Author: Sara Russell Gonzalez
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442255498
Format: PDF
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Planning and implementing a 3D printing service in a library may seem like a daunting task. Based upon the authors’ experience as early adopters of 3D technology and running a successful 3D printing service at a large academic library, this guide provides the steps to follow when launching a service in any type of library. Detailed guidance and over 50 graphics provide readers with sage guidance and detailed instructions on: planning a proposal printer selection tips preparing the location addressing staff concerns for new service developing service workflows and procedures managing inevitable disasters developing policies conducting the “reference interview” for 3D printing staff training tips outreach activities This book brings into one place all the guidance you need for developing and implementing a 3D printing service in any library.

Makerspaces

Author: John J. Burke
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442229683
Format: PDF, ePub
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Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians helps librarians create DIY (do-it-youself) spaces in academic or public libraries. Through this text, librarians will understand the mindset behind the maker movement; learn how to assess patron needs; and create a budget for and equip these spaces.

Gamification

Author: Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442279141
Format: PDF, ePub
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Gamification: A Practical Guide for Librarians discusses ways to incorporate gamification and game elements into various aspects of library services. Attention is given to instruction, assessment, setting goals, and working with outside stakeholders, among other topics.

Writing Effectively in Print and on the Web

Author: Rebecca Blakiston
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442278862
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The written word is our primary tool for communication – with colleagues, administrators, stakeholders, and users. Poor use of words can lead to misunderstandings and inefficiencies. Writing effectively will help you be a stronger colleague, manager, and librarian. In this book, you will learn how to: Define your audience and your primary messages Simplify your writing so that it is succinct and understandable Structure your written content so that it is most usable and accessible to your audience Approach different forms of writing in a way that is most effective to getting your message across Establish a voice and tone that reflects the identity of your organization and yourself as a professional The book covers writing for both print and Web-based publications and is aimed at all types of libraries.

3D Printing in Medicine

Author: Frank J. Rybicki
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319619241
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book describes the fundamentals of three-dimensional (3D) printing, addresses the practical aspects of establishing a 3D printing service in a medical facility, and explains the enormous potential value of rendering images as 3D printed models capable of providing tactile feedback and tangible information on both anatomic and pathologic states. Individual chapters also focus on selected areas of applications for 3D printing, including musculoskeletal, craniomaxillofacial, cardiovascular, and neurosurgery applications. Challenges and opportunities related to training, materials and equipment, and guidelines are addressed, and the overall costs of a 3D printing lab and the balancing of these costs against clinical benefits are discussed. Radiologists, surgeons, and other physicians will find this book to be a rich source of information on the practicalities and expanding medical applications of 3D printing.

Collaborative Grant Seeking

Author: Bess G. de Farber
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442263288
Format: PDF, ePub
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A collaborative approach to grant seeking can stimulate and reshape the culture of your library organization. The exciting and rewarding activities of developing a successful grants program can yield enormous dividends for the benefit of your staff, patrons, and community. Collaborative Grant-Seeking: A Practical Guide for Librarians will share new insights for those who want to access grant funding without reinventing the wheel. Based on years of practical grant writing and collaboration development experience, this resource provides a complete guide for setting up a library grant-seeking program, and for combining forces with community partners to increase grant funding to libraries. Venturing into the grants world can be scary and unpredictable. This book offers detailed strategies and practical steps to establish a supportive and collaborative environment that creates the capacity to consistently develop fundable proposals, and gives readers the confidence needed to make grant-seeking activities commonplace within libraries. Collaborative Grant-Seeking will share featured topics unavailable in other grant writing publications, such as: interpreting sponsor guidelines identifying appropriate funding programs determining the feasibility of project ideas asset-based (vs. need-based) proposal development strategies actual examples of successful and unusual library projects initiating and sustaining collaborative relationships

Teen Fandom and Geek Programming

Author: Carrie Rogers-Whitehead
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538107538
Format: PDF, Docs
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This concise volume covers major fandom and program themes, as well as real-world event, club, and program ideas to help librarians provide this type of programming to their communities. Use the tips and how-to knowledge in this practical guide to get more teens into your library!

Working as a Data Librarian A Practical Guide

Author: Eric O. Johnson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440864829
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Many librarians' job responsibilities increasingly require them to understand and handle data. Learn how to be an effective data librarian—even if you never expected to need data skills. • Acquaints readers with the fast-growing field of data librarianship • Teaches librarians the fundamental skills needed to be a data librarian • Offers best practices for data reference interviewing, finding data sources, data visualization, data literacy, the data lifecycle, metadata design, database design, understanding data management, and preparing data management plans • Helps librarians to support creativity and research and to run outreach programs

Gaming Programs for All Ages at the Library

Author: Tom Bruno
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538108216
Format: PDF
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Gaming Programs for All Ages at the Library shows you how you can launch and support gaming programming in your library. Everything from acquisitions to budgeting to circulation is covered in this practical guide, as well as promotion, assessment, and experiential learning opportunities.

Creating a Learning Commons

Author: Lynn D. Lampert
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442272643
Format: PDF, ePub
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Creating a Learning Commons: A Practical Guide for Librarians provides experienced and detailed research-based guidance for academic librarians and other professionals charged with creating a learning commons. Readers can follow the entire process of developing a library learning commons design and implementation plan from inception to post-occupancy planning and assessment. This practical guide is designed to help librarians develop sound strategies for navigating the challenging issues that often emerge in launching a dynamic and collaborative new library learning commons space within a university or college setting. Lampert and Meyers-Martin provide a practical guide, complete with examples and photos of award-winning learning commons designs. This book will help dedicated professionals identify best practices within today’s existing learning commons settings and get up to speed on how to best approach developing their own library’s new and innovative learning spaces.