Fundamentals of Government Information

Author: Cassandra J. Hartnett
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838913954
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Government data and resources are uniquely useful to researchers and other library users. But without a roadmap, sifting through the sheer quantity of information to find the right answers is foolhardy. The first edition of this text is well established as an essential navigational tool for both LIS students and professionals; now this newly revised, peer-reviewed update is even more attuned to new sources and types of government information and how best to locate them. Unmatched in its scope, this book covers such key topics as the history of government information, from its colorful beginnings to the era of Wikileaks, Edward Snowden, and data breaches;how to think like a government documents librarian in order to find information efficiently, plus other research tips;all types of law resources and information, including public laws and the U.S. Code, Case Law and the judicial branch, and regulations;Congressional literature, from bills and committee hearings to the U.S. Congressional Serial Set;patents, trademarks, and intellectual property;census data, educational information, and other statistical resources;health information, with an in-depth look at the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the trend toward and impact of online medical records; and science, environmental, and energy resources from agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.Exercises throughout the text support instruction, while the approachable and well-organized style make it ideal for day-to-day reference use.

Government Documents Librarianship

Author: Lisa A. Ennis
Publisher: Information Today, Inc.
ISBN: 9781573872706
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This guide breaks down the components of government documents librarianship into manageable, easy to understand parts. Lisa Ennis, a “tried by fire” documents librarian, begins by looking at career opportunities in both Federal Depository Libraries (FDLs) and non-depository libraries with government document collections. She discusses skills and traits; networking and training options; managing and administering people, paperwork, and collections; and both public service and technical service issues. She provides essential background on the GPO and the FDLP, covering the shift to a digital environment and publication of the new Electronic FDL Manual. Ennis's informative coverage is matched by an enthusiastic “can-do” approach that will appeal to any librarian considering or already engaged in government documents work.

Finding and Using U S Government Information

Author: Bethany Latham
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538107163
Format: PDF
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Finding and UsingU.S. Government Information: A Practical Guide will: Serve as a guide to the vast universe of government information, with a special focus on digital methods of delivery Provide librarians with the tools they need to understand how government information is produced, organized, located, and accessed for most effectual use For those new to the government information landscape and government information specialists alike, this volume will also offer an annotated listing by subject which can serve as a ready-reference tool for some of the most widely-useful government information resources While geared primarily towards reference and instruction librarians, acquisitions and collection development librarians may also find this book useful in making purchasing decisions in light of resources freely available from the US Federal Government

Free Government e Resources for Youth Inform Inspire and Activate

Author: Dorothy Ormes
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440841322
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Specifically focusing on the resources on federal government available online, this book supports the education of young citizens and supplies directions for conducting programs for youth on the government. • Introduces librarians to a vast range of no-cost resources that can be added to their services repertoire, including reference, programming, and displays • Helps librarians educate young citizens about their government and how it works • Supports teachers and homeschoolers in K–12 education with a breadth of government resources applicable to a variety of subject matter that is linked to national standards

Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences Sixth Edition

Author: Jeffrey T. Huber
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838911846
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Prepared in collaboration with the Medical Library Association, this completely updated, revised, and expanded edition lists classic and up-to-the-minute print and electronic resources in the health sciences, helping librarians find the answers that library users seek. Included are electronic versions of traditionally print reference sources, trustworthy electronic-only resources, and resources that library users can access from home or on the go through freely available websites or via library licenses. In this benchmark guide, the authors Include new chapters on health information seeking, point-of-care sources, and global health sources Focus on works that can be considered foundational or essential, in both print and electronic formats Address questions librarians need to consider in developing and maintaining their reference collections When it comes to questions involving the health sciences, this valuable resource will point both library staff and the users they serve in the right direction.

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management Fourth Edition

Author: Peggy Johnson
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Technical Services Quarterly declared that the third edition “must now be considered the essential textbook for collection development and management … the first place to go for reliable and informative advice." For the fourth edition expert instructor and librarian Johnson has revised and freshened this resource to ensure its timeliness and continued excellence. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues. Thorough consideration is given to traditional management topics such as organization of the collection, weeding, staffing, and policymaking;cooperative collection development and management;licenses, negotiation, contracts, maintaining productive relationships with vendors and publishers, and other important purchasing and budgeting topics;important issues such as the ways that changes in information delivery and access technologies continue to reshape the discipline, the evolving needs and expectations of library users, and new roles for subject specialists, all illustrated using updated examples and data; andmarketing, liaison activities, and outreach. As a comprehensive introduction for LIS students, a primer for experienced librarians with new collection development and management responsibilities, and a handy reference resource for practitioners as they go about their day-to-day work, the value and usefulness of this book remain unequaled.

Intellectual Freedom Manual

Author: American Library Association. Office for Intellectual Freedom
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838935907
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Provides advice for librarians on applying the principles of intellectual freedom, including the Library Bill of Rights and ALA's code of ethics.

When Women Didn t Count The Chronic Mismeasure and Marginalization of American Women in Federal Statistics

Author: Robert Lopresti
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440843694
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Erroneous government-generated "data" is more problematic than it would appear. This book demonstrates how women's history has consistently been hidden and distorted by 200 years of official government statistics. • Provides new ways of thinking about the history of women in the United States • Examines the systems used to gather and publish federal statistics, identifying their strengths, weaknesses, and biases • Demonstrates the need for applying critical thinking skills even when examining assumedly trustworthy statistics from official sources • Reveals how details of women's lives in the United States have been erased or disguised in data that is considered authoritative and reliable

Complete Copyright

Author: Carrie Russell
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838935439
Format: PDF, Docs
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Through real-life examples, ALA copyright expert Russell illustrates how librarians can be advocates for a fair and balanced copyright law and provides guidance for both common copyright issues and latest trends. She also addresses the intricacies of copyright in the digital world and recent copyright legislation, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH).