Genealogy and the Librarian

Author: Vera Gubnitskaia
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476633223
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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. Forewordist 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.”

In the Measuring

Author: Carol Smallwood
ISBN: 9781947067387
Format: PDF, Mobi
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It is easy to arrive at the conclusion today that nothing is as it seems. There is a human need for explanation, however, and so we devise a variety of yardsticks to measure everything around us. Carol Smallwood's poetry reminds us that the beautiful mystery of life's ordinary moments defies measurement.

Youth Serving Libraries in Japan Russia and the United States

Author: Lesley S.J. Farmer
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810882264
Format: PDF
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In recent years, interest in International Librarianship has grown rapidly and will continue to grow as globalization influences education and librarianship. In countries around the world, public and school libraries have unique roles and their staffs collaborate across types of libraries to varying degrees. The essays in Youth-Serving Libraries in Japan, Russia, and the United States address the universal and culture-specific aspects of library services to children and teens in these three countries. This collection shows how libraries have developed in light of each country’s political, educational, and social history. The chapters highlight unique collections and services within each country and also show how librarians deal with the challenges they encounter, both from within their culture as well as from outside—including natural disasters. This book will be of interest to youth-serving librarians around the world, library educators, and for those studying international and young adult librarianship.

Creative Management of Small Public Libraries in the 21st Century

Author: Carol Smallwood
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442243570
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Creative Management of Small Public Libraries in the 21st Century is an anthology on small public libraries as centers of communities serving populations under 25,000. The book details strategies and methods for providing top-notch customer service while moving beyond customer service to the creation of meaningful customer relationships.