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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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Fundamentals of Library Supervision, 3/e

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Beth McNeil ISBN-13: 9780838915547 256 pages • 6 x 9Year Published: 2017 You’re about to become a library supervisor! In addition to excitement you may also feel some uncertainty. Mentor, creator, monitor, and negotiator are some of the roles a supervisor must play, and wearing that many hats is a challenge that requires discipline and organizat...


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{"id":10519720204,"title":"Tactical Urbanism for Librarians: Quick, Low-Cost Ways to Make Big Changes","handle":"tulqlwbc-alae","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #741b47;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKaren Munro\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eISBN-13: 9780838915585\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e176 pages • 6 x 9\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eYear Published: 2017\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eTactical urbanism, a global grassroots movement to improve cities by and for the people who live in them, has applications that are tailor made for libraries. Tactics like “start small,” “value intangibles,” and “bundle pragmatics with delight” can help libraries engage with their users while also solving immediate problems. Best of all, these projects can be lightweight, inexpensive, and quick to realize. Here, Munro offers plentiful examples from cities and libraries that show where tactical urbanism is happening now and making a difference. 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Tactical Urbanism for Librarians: Quick, Low-Cost Ways to Make Big Changes

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Karen MunroISBN-13: 9780838915585176 pages • 6 x 9Year Published: 2017 Tactical urbanism, a global grassroots movement to improve cities by and for the people who live in them, has applications that are tailor made for libraries. Tactics like “start small,” “value intangibles,” and “bundle pragmatics with delight” can help libraries engage with ...


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{"id":8884791180,"title":"Renew Yourself: A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work","handle":"renew-yourself-a-six-step-plan-for-more-meaningful-work","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #741b47;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCatherine Hakala-Ausperk\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eISBN-13:\u003c\/strong\u003e 9780838914991\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e144 pages • 6 x 9 \u003cbr\u003e 2016\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eUnplanned careers affect everything and everyone. They can lead to frustration, negativity, and apathy at a time when we need to be focused, energized and motivated. Though your library career might have started “accidentally,” you can overcome organizational restructuring, changing job titles, and shifting responsibilities by cultivating a mindful existence in the library workplace. 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Renew Yourself: A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work

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Catherine Hakala-Ausperk ISBN-13: 9780838914991 144 pages • 6 x 9 2016 Unplanned careers affect everything and everyone. They can lead to frustration, negativity, and apathy at a time when we need to be focused, energized and motivated. Though your library career might have started “accidentally,” you can overcome organizational restructuring, ...


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The Indispensable Librarian: Surviving and Thriving in School Libraries in the Information Age, 2/e-Paperback-Linworth-The Library Marketplace

The Indispensable Librarian: Surviving and Thriving in School Libraries in the Information Age, 2/e

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Doug Johnson ISBN-13: 9781610692397 207 pages • 8½ x 11 Year Published: 2013 How should technology be utilized in today's school library? How should librarians fulfill their secondary roles as staff developers? What strategies can be employed to survive and thrive under budgetary constraints without compromising library values? These are but a...


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Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice

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edited by Denise Koufogiannakis and Alison Brettle ISBN-13: 9780838915219 224 pages • 6 x 9 Year Published: 2017 The book takes an open and encompassing approach to exploring evidence based library and information practice (EBLIP) and the ways it can improve the practice of librarianship. Bringing together recent theory, research, and case studi...


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New on the Job: A School Librarian's Guide to Success, 2/e

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Creating Inclusive Library Environments: A Planning Guide for Serving Patrons with Disabilities

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Michelle Kowalsky and John Woodruff ISBN-13: 9780838914854 232 pages • 6 x 9 Year Published: 2017 Librarians are continually faced with challenges of how to best meet the needs of patrons with disabilities, whether those patrons have physical or intellectual disabilities, differing learning styles, or even temporary problems which impact their a...


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R. David Lankes ISBN-13: 9780262529082 240 pages • 6 x 9  2016 This book offers a guide for librarians who see their profession as a chance to make a positive difference in their communities—librarians who recognize that it is no longer enough to stand behind a desk waiting to serve. R. David Lankes, author of The Atlas of New Librarianship, rem...


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Effective Difficult Conversations: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Catherine Soehner and Ann Darling ISBN-13: 9780838914953 128 pages • 6 x 9 Year Published: 2017 In an information landscape where change is the status quo, difficult conversations come with the territory. Being a library leader means knowing how to confidently steer these conversations so that they lead to productive results instead of hurt feel...


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edited by Anthony Molaro and Leah L. White; foreword by R. David Lankes ISBN-13: 9780838912744 216 pages 6 x 9 2015 Progress for the sake of progress is all too often a drain on precious time and resources. The communities and users that libraries serve are always changing; true innovation helps libraries adapt to meet their needs and aspiratio...


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The Good, the Great, and the Unfriendly: A Librarian's Guide to Working with Friends Groups

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Sally Gardner Reed, United for Libraries ISBN-13: 9780838914984 168 pages • 6 x 9 Year Published: 2017 Executive Director of United for Libraries and former Executive Director of Friends of Libraries U.S.A., Reed has decades of experience liaising between Friends groups and the libraries that they support, serve, and (sometimes) exasperate. Her ...


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The Collection All Around: Sharing Our Cities, Towns, and Natural Places

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Jeffrey T. Davis 152 pages • 6 x 9Year Published: 2017 Public libraries’ mission, skills, and position in their communities make them ideal facilitators of public access to local resources. In other words, the collection is all around, and libraries can help citizens discover historical, cultural, and natural riches that they might otherwise ove...


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Five Steps of Outcome-Based Planning and Evaluation for Public Libraries

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Melissa Gross, Cindy Mediavilla, and Virginia A. Walter ISBN-13: 9780838914045 120 pages • 6 x 9 Year Published: 2016 Planning and assessment are both crucial elements of a public library that functions efficiently and flexibly. So why are they often treated as separate processes? This concise book combines planning and evaluation in a holisti...


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Claudia Haines, Cen Campbell, and the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) ISBN-13: 9780838914632 144 pages  6 x 9  2016 In a time of rapidly changing technologies, the role of the youth services librarian has expanded to include the realm of digital media. Supporting children’s literacy now means serving as a media mentor. This ...


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Laura Solomon ISBN-13: 9780838914328 128 pages  6 x 9  2016 What is content marketing? Simply put, it’s the most effective way to increase your value to customers. When you deliver content that library users find useful and relevant, you give a compelling answer to their question, "What’s in it for me?" Author of the best-selling book The Libr...


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Joe J. Marquez and Annie Downey ISBN-13: 9780838915646  112 pages • 8½ x 11Year Published: 2017 Service design is a holistic, collaborative methodology that puts the user at the center of the service delivery model. Because this approach prioritizes users and their overall experience, it’s a valuable framework that librarians and administrators ...


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Marta Deyrup ISBN-13: 9781440840586 200 pages • 7 x 10  2016 This book provides practical information and insights to library administrators and building plan team members at academic and public libraries who are considering or starting a library expansion or reconfiguration of existing space. Building a new library or expanding or renovating an...


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Catherine Hakala-Ausperk ISBN-13: 9780838910689 252 pages  8½ x 11  2011 Moving into a library management position can feel like a daunting and solitary pursuit. Graduate school courses in management are expensive and often hard to find, and even having a mentor at hand is no guarantee of a successful transition. To help library managers impro...


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