Crash Course in Collection Development 2nd Edition

Author: Wayne Disher
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610698142
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This indispensable resource provides tools for collection management in public libraries, featuring essential strategies for inventory assessment, market analysis, budgeting, marketing, and customer service. This book is a must-have for those just entering the field or professionals in need of a refresher in effective library operations. • Provides a current and basic overview of collection development in the public library • Describes how to assess community needs and create a collection that meets those needs • Offers insightful guidelines for writing a collection development policy • Shows librarians how to identify non-users

Crash Course in Storytime Fundamentals 2nd Edition

Author: Penny Peck
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610697847
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This manual is a "one-stop shop" on how to present storytimes to suit different audiences including bilingual learners, special needs children, and those in a variety of settings such as Head Start, preschools, and day care situations. • Features strategies for using sign language and adapting storytime for special needs children • Includes ideas for expanding storytimes using hands-on learning, crafts, toys, and play

Crash Course in Marketing for Libraries 2nd Edition

Author: Susan Alman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610698711
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Explains effective marketing strategies and identifies the tools needed to boost the visibility and increase the use of your library in the community. • Provides an essential resource that instructs and guides librarians from all types of organizations throughout each stage of the marketing and public relations process • Enables librarians with little or no experience in marketing to plan, implement, and evaluate a marketing campaign • Addresses all the key tools to promote library resources and services: social media, traditional media, publications, and collateral materials • Describes ways to gather information about the community and identifies factors that affect library use

Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and the Inclusive Future of Libraries

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Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1785606522
Format: PDF, ePub
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With contributions from researchers, educators, and practitioners from across a range of fields, this volume will be an important resource for library professionals in all types of libraries as well as a reference for researchers and educators about the efforts, challenges and opportunities related to the inclusive future of libraries.

Crash Course in Weeding Library Collections

Author: Francisca Goldsmith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440836892
Format: PDF
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Weeding is a perennial challenge for librarians. This book will help you rise to the task by offering you basic instructions, including information on new formats and digital collections. • Covers online collection maintenance needs on all material formats (books, serials, recordings, realia) that require ongoing weeding • Points to free online resources and places them in context • Addresses weeding and physical emergencies, such as fires, earthquakes, and plumbing failures • Discusses weeding in support of building wayfinding and boosting circulation • Includes worksheets that provide documentation to use as guides in policy, procedure, and communication planning

Crash Course in Contemporary Reference

Author: Francisca Goldsmith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440844828
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A fresh, detailed, and thoughtful examination of reference services in the context of evolving community information needs and habits, a changing technological landscape, and new search strategies. • Offers librarians new to reference services an easy-to-follow, up-to-date, and complete overview of the field in practical terms • Provides current information that will help librarians keep abreast of new resources, evolving patron needs and interests, and emerging best practices • Serves as an accessible and affordable guide for workshops and in-service trainings

The American Public Library Handbook

Author: Guy A. Marco
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1591589118
Format: PDF, Docs
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A detailed reference work that documents every aspect of the American public library experience through topical entries, statistics, biographies, and profiles. • Profiles of individual libraries and biographies of important public librarians

Crash Course in Young Adult Services

Author: Sarah I. Flowers
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440851719
Format: PDF, Docs
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Learn how to improve teen services in public libraries by better understanding teen development and having positive interactions with teens to provide appropriate and interesting collections and services. • Enables librarians to create a welcoming environment for teens in the library • Explains how to better understand teen patrons by finding out what teens read, listen to, and watch, enabling you to guide them to "something good to read" • Provides guidance in how to help teens meet their homework or other information needs • Examines thorny issues regarding access, privacy, challenges to materials, and Internet use

Crash Course in Readers Advisory

Author: Cynthia Orr
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781610698252
Format: PDF, Docs
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One of the key services librarians provide is helping readers find books they'll enjoy. This "crash course" will furnish you with the basic, practical information you need to excel at readers' advisory (RA) for adults and teens.