This book offers time management tools, tips, and techniques for busy librarians, so they can better serve their communities and feel greater satisfaction with work and life. • Provides invaluable information for any librarian who struggles with managing "too much to do" on a daily basis • Offers practical, effective ways to address the main obstacles to good time management • Presents stories from real libraries to illustrate key points and show readers that they are not alone in their time management challenges
Every library needs to have a disaster management plan in place before disaster strikes. This short but thorough manual makes preparing for disaster less intimidating. • Provides ways for all library staff, administrators, and volunteers to help in the case of an emergency • Covers a topic that, while often ignored, is critical to the health of any library • Raises awareness of the importance of disaster planning
The seventh edition of this frequently adopted textbook features new or expanded sections on social justice research, data analysis software, scholarly identity research, social networking, data science, and data visualization, among other topics. It continues to include discipline experts' voices. The revised seventh edition of this popular text provides instruction and guidance for professionals and students in library and information science who want to conduct research and publish findings, as well as for practicing professionals who want a broad overview of the current literature. Providing a broad introduction to research design, the authors include principles, data collection techniques, and analyses of quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as advantages and limitations of each method and updated bibliographies. Chapters cover the scientific method, sampling, validity, reliability, and ethical concerns along with quantitative and qualitative methods. LIS students and professionals will consult this text not only for instruction on conducting research but also for guidance in critically reading and evaluating research publications, proposals, and reports. As in the previous edition, discipline experts provide advice, tips, and strategies for completing research projects, dissertations, and theses; writing grants; overcoming writer's block; collaborating with colleagues; and working with outside consultants. Journal and book editors discuss how to publish and identify best practices and understudied topics, as well as what they look for in submissions. Features new or expanded sections on social justice research; virtual collaboration, data collection, and dissemination; scholarly communication; computer-assisted qualitative and quantitative data analysis; scholarly identity research and guidelines; data science; and visualization of quantitative and qualitative data Provides a broad and comprehensive overview and update, especially of research published over the past five years Highlights school, public, and academic research findings Relies on the coauthors' expertise in research design, securing grant funding, and using the latest technology and data analysis software
Drawing on stories from successful programs and research, this book shows librarians how to provide students with the practical information they need for a bright future. Chapters cover career readiness, financial literacy, and civic responsibility at each grade level. • Addresses the problem of gaps in most school curriculums • Defines the school librarian's leadership role in addressing this problem • Gives concrete examples, tools, and lessons for use in schools K–12 • Defines the school librarian's role in collaboratively addressing readiness for the real world after high school
Concise, informative, and well-indexed, this book helps readers get the "big picture" as well as the considerable number of details involved in managing the finances for a library. • Provides completely updated information through engaging, clear explanations of details on licensing, contracts, and maintaining technology and electronic resources • Supplies helpful guidance for all levels of library staff—not just upper management • Offers numerous real-world budgeting and finance examples from practicing librarians • Presents information relevant to library administrators in all types of libraries, staff who work with budgets, library finance and budget officers, library board or governance officers, and library foundation managers and grant writers
This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works. A boon to researchers and practitioners alike, this bibliography Includes coverage of subjects as diverse and vital as the history of librarianship, its development as a profession, the ethics of information science, cataloging, reference work, and library architecture Encompasses encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, photographic surveys, statistical publications, and numerous electronic sources, all categorized by subject Offers appendixes detailing leading professional organizations and publishers of library and information science literature This comprehensive bibliography of English-language resources on librarianship, the only one of its kind, will prove invaluable to scholars, students, and anyone working in the field.
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
Libraries are public places—open to anyone and everyone. This book contains invaluable, practical tips for library staff who sometimes must deal with difficult or even dangerous individuals and situations. • Presents practical, down-to-earth approaches based on the authors' many years of real-world experience that can be applied in any type of library environment • Provides advice about unpleasant situations in an accessible, non-threatening way that also injects an appropriate modicum of levity into a serious subject • Supplies essential tools for dealing with difficult patrons ranging from "the censor" to "the VIP" to dangerous, unstable individuals • Gives readers the knowledge they need to be prepared for handling potential problems, resulting in greater confidence and peace of mind at the workplace
Presents descriptions of job responsibilities, education and training, and a typical workday for different types of librarians working in public, academic, school, and special libraries, as well as in jobs for library vendors, publishers, and library associations.
Taking a management position in a new library or being promoted to a higher position in your library means a new approach to interpersonal relations. How to make this transition can be a challenge. This book provides the information you need to learn so you can become an effective leader and to recognize and circumvent the legal pitfalls that you may find in your path. Written in reader-friendly language, two seasoned veterans share their experiences and the experiences of others in this introduction to managing people.--Managing a small library requires skills in working with personnel, the library board, patrons, and the key people in the community. Understanding these requirements will help the person with no formal education to be a more effective administrator in this setting.
This book provides librarians interested in starting a 3D printing service with an overview of 3D printing in medical libraries. It will appeal to those looking to start a 3D printing service or understand the 3D printing space as it relates to medical education, practice, and research.