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Creating a Culture of Evaluation: Taking Your Library From Talk to Action

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edited by Bill Irwin and Kimberly Silk ISBN-13: 9780889690585 358 pages • 6 x 9 Year Published: 2017 "A must-read to not only create a new culture of evaluation that makes sense in the long term, but to understand how in the short term, we can all make better decisions for our communities." (Emilie Couture, Voices: Topics in Canadian Librarians...


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Archives: Principles and Practices, 2/e

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100 per pack • 2 x 6 Year Published: 2017 Help users weed out fake news stories and promote critical thinking with this new bookmark identifying nine tips for evaluating information. With the proliferation of fake news today, these materials show ways users can examine social and news media more carefully to avoid hoaxes and misinformation. Spe...


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The Librarian's Guide to Homelessness: An Empathy-Driven Approach to Solving Problems, Preventing Conflict, and Serving Everyone

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Ryan J. Dowd 208 pages7" x 10" Homelessness is a perennial topic of concern at libraries. In fact, staff at public libraries interact with almost as many homeless individuals as staff at shelters do. Empathy and understanding, along with specific actionable advice that’s drawn from experience, makes all the difference in working with this gro...


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ALA Graphics Item: 51801741 13 x 38Year Published: 2017 Help users weed out fake news stories and promote critical thinking with this new poster identifying nine tips for evaluating information. With the proliferation of fake news today, these materials show ways users can examine social and news media more carefully to avoid hoaxes and misinfo...


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