Standard Cataloging for School and Public Libraries 5th Edition

Author: Sheila S. Intner
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610699815
Format: PDF
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A proven resource for librarians and students, this updated classic opens the door to understanding current library cataloging processes, shows you how to use them to create standard catalog records, and provides guidance in managing the cataloging workflow. • Describes today's new cataloging tools and shows how they are applied to real resources in various media, sharing numerous examples that illustrate the points raised • Explains the way library catalog records are produced for online catalogs • Describes MARC formats and explains how they relate to new metadata schemas such as MARC XML, the Dublin Core, and BIBFRAME • Discusses how to set goals and objectives, supervise others, evaluate outputs, and report to and interact with internal and external players in the world of libraries • Includes examples and illustrations of all tools and offers practice exercises to reinforce understanding

The Library s Legal Answer Book

Author: Mary Minow
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838908280
Format: PDF, Docs
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Looks at legal issues surrounding libraries, covering such toipcs as designing a Web site, copyright, library empolyees, and providing access to people with disabilities.

The Whole School Library Handbook 2

Author: Blanche Woolls
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838911277
Format: PDF, ePub
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This new edition of an ALA bestseller remains an indispensable all-in-one resource for everything related to the school library media center. Articles from dozens of respected authors and experts, culled from popular journals such as Knowledge Quest and School Library Journal, cover everything of interest to the contemporary school librarian, including Professional development and career guidance Information on collection development and school library resources such as books, periodicals, e-mail discussion groups, databases, websites, and more Programming, partnering, promoting, and collaborating for student success Innovative ways to use technology like social networking and e-books in service of education Tips for analyzing and strengthening ongoing programs Building and maintaining healthy relationships with stakeholders Covering a wide range of important information in one handy volume, this stimulating handbook is a must-have for every school librarian.

The Many Faces of School Library Leadership

Author: Sharon Coatney
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781440848971
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Completely revised with even more contributions added by practicing school librarians, this book further examines the responsibility to lead in many areas and identifies the real-world, day-to-day application of established theory and best practices. * Emphasizes the essential role of school librarians as leaders in technology, literacy, and curriculum in their schools * Presents practical, proven ways from working school librarians to get teachers to collaborate with each other and with the librarian * Prepares school librarians to meet intellectual freedom challenges * Outlines the key duties of school librarians in effective advocacy for their programs

Case Studies in Library and Information Science Ethics

Author: Elizabeth A. Buchanan
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786453141
Format: PDF, Docs
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"This valuable book, written specifically for library and information science professionals, presents 125 case studies that combine theories of ethics and librarianship with practical, real-life scenarios. After an introduction to ethics in library and information science, chapters are devoted to ethical issues in five categories: intellectual freedom, privacy, intellectual property, professional ethics, and intercultural information ethics. Each chapter has a theoretical introduction to the issue under consideration followed by 25 case studies, each of which includes its own set of discussion questions. Perfectly suited to classroom use, these case studies help bridge the complicated gap between students, academics, and practitioners in the field by promoting critical thinking and responsible action." -- Provided by publisher.

Reference and Information Services

Author: Richard E. Bopp
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1591583748
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Reflecting the dramatic changes shaped by rapidly developing technologies over the past six years, this new fourth edition of "Reference and Information Services" takes the introduction to reference sources and services significantly beyond the content of the first three editions. In Part I, Concepts and Processes, chapters have been revised and updated to reflect new ideas and methods in the provision of reference service in an era when many users have access to the Web. In Part II, "Information Sources and Their Use," discussion of each source type has been updated to encompass key resources in print and on the Web, where an increasing number of freely available sources join those purchased or licensed by libraries. A number of new authors are contributors to this new edition, bringing to their chapters their experience as teachers of reference and as practitioners in different types of libraries. Discussions of services in Part I integrate digital reference as appropriate to each topic, such as how to conduct a reference interview online using instant messaging. Boxes interspersed in the text are used to present scenarios for discussion, to highlight key concepts, or to present excerpts from important documents. Discussions of sources in Part II place more emphasis on designing effective search strategies using both print and digital resources. The chapter on selection and evaluation of sources addresses the changing nature of reference collections and how to evaluate new types of sources. Each chapter concludes with an updated list of additional readings to guide further study. A new companion website will provide links to Web-accessible readings and resources as well as additional scenarios for discussion and example search strategies to supplement those presented in the text.

Practical Cataloguing

Author: Anne Welsh
Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 1856046958
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This essential new textbook provides cataloguers with the skills needed for transition to Resource Description and Access (RDA). The book builds on John Bowman's highly regarded Essential Cataloguing and gives an introduction to Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), which provides the conceptual basis for RDA; discusses the differences between AACR2 and RDA; and shows the current state of play in MARC 21. Key topics are: introduction to catalogues and cataloguing standards the FRBRization of the catalogue bibliographic elements access points and headings RDA: the new standard, its development, structure and features AACR and RDA: the similarities and differences between the two standards the MARC21 record bringing it all together the birth of RDA and the death of MARC. The final chapter includes ten records displayed in AACR2 level 1, AACR2 level 2, RDA and MARC 21, making it easy to see the differences at a glance. There is also a fully explained worked example based on RDA Appendix M. Readership: Written at a time of transition in international cataloguing, this book provides cataloguers and students with a background in general cataloguing principles, the current code (AACR2) and format (MARC 21) and the new standard (RDA). The contextual chapters provide library managers with an up-to-date overview of the development of RDA in order to equip them to make the transition. The book will be essential reading for students of library and information studies and practising library and information professionals in all sectors. It will also be of great interest to the archives sector.

Easy Marc

Author: Scott Piepenburg
Publisher: Ingram
ISBN: 9781933170312
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Collection Management for Youth

Author: Sandra Hughes-Hassell
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838908945
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Connecting to the guidelines of Information Power, Collection Management for Youth is grounded in educational theory to help relate the "whys" with the "hows". Using educational theory and research, it describes a plan to build and maintain a solid collection in the midst of flux, while meeting students' information needs in a holistic context.

The Collection Program in Schools Concepts and Practices 6th Edition

Author: Marcia A. Mardis Associate Professor
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 161069824X
Format: PDF, Docs
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This thorough treatment of collection development will serve school library educators and students as well as practicing school librarians, providing quick access to information that is both immediately useful and helpful as unforeseen situations arise. • Provides a complete guide to collection management for students as well as practitioners • Addresses current educational initiatives and new standards • Introduces key principles of curation such as acquisition, description, organization, promotion, evaluation, and maintenance • Supplies an overview of school funding models and their effects on school library resourcing as well as a discussion on grant writing and federal sources of assistance • Outlines creative strategies for working in a climate of change and uncertainty