Changes in technology, in society, and in your role as a library media specialist have spawned hundreds of new words, phrases, and acronyms. Where can you find their meanings? This dictionary was created to provide a single source of definitions for the language specifically associated with your profession. It covers all the basic terminology-words, phrases, and acronyms-you need for the daily operation of a K-12 school library media center. There are terms related to librarianship and publishing (access point, inquiry learning, incunabula, taxonomy), technology (gigabyte, microLIF), awards (Edwards, Alex, Children's Choices), organizations (Children's Book Council, LITA), celebrations (Children's Book Week), and more. Practical, thorough, and easy to use, this book is a ready-reference you'll use again and again.
Significantly updated and expanded, this second edition offers a far more comprehensive and sophisticated treatment of the subject area than can be found in other sources. It revisits the subject of cataloging and analyzes it in the context of today's digital environment, providing a fascinating examination of the components that are crucial for successful and effective subject retrieval in online public access catalogs. From language issues to problems of indexing and classification, this book guides you through the theoretical and practical frameworks of information storage and retrieval in the twenty-first century. An outstanding guide for students and faculty of library and information science, catalogers, librarians, programmers, and database designers.
Libraries can define their service goals to better serve and empower teen girls. This book shows how you can make a difference in your community by establishing partnerships with organizations, offering developmentally appropriate programming, and providing timely reader's advisory services tailored to this population. A short history of girl power, collection development guidelines, library programming ideas, and issues regarding girls and technology, volunteering, collaboration, and outreach are provided. An introduction, epilogue, bibliography, and index complete the book.
Make a difference in your community: improve your library services to teen girls! This book describes how libraries can define their service goals to better serve—and even empower—young women. Author O'Dell describes how to establish partnerships with organizations, offer developmentally appropriate programming, and provide timely reader's advisory services.
Everything you need to know is presented here: a short history of girl power, collection development guidelines, library programming ideas, and issues regarding girls and technology, volunteering, collaboration, and outreach. An introduction, epilogue, bibliography, and index complete the book.
Some of the most noted authorities, outspoken advocates, and stellar practitioners have come together to offer you their insights and ideas on readers' advisory services. Through 16 timely articles, luminaries Joyce Saricks, Duncan Smith, Wyane Wiegand, Catherine Sheldrick Ross, and others cover such topics as keeping teens reading, readers' advisory for recreational nonfiction, capitalizing on today's best readers' advisory tools, and recent research findings. An essential read for RA practitioners, this volume will also be of interest to faculty and students of library and information science.
Whether you are a library supervisor with a few employees or an adminstrator with an entire human resources system, there are specific rights, responsibilities, and regulations that you must conform to. In plain language and with a practical, straightforward approach, Baldwin tells you about employment law relating to personnel recruitment and selection; the employment relationship; collective bargaining; wage and hour laws; employment benefits; discrimination laws; health, safety, and privacy; discipline and discharge; and income replacement. By informing themselves of these basic rights and regulations, librarians and library managers will be better equipped to deal with or avoid altogether some of the potential problems that arise between employers and employees in the public library arena. The book also reviews effective management techniques as a way to avoid potentially serious personnel problems. A glossary of employment terms is included.
Learn how to develop an information technology plan for your SLMC and effectively manage technology to achieve goals of the school. Emphasizing applications in the areas of management, services, and curriculum, Clyde discusses issues in planning, selection of hardware and applications, budget, staffing and facilities, user education, publicity/promotion, and possible developments in the future. This book offers a broad overview of the subject and addresses the full spectrum of technologies-hardware, software, and systems ranging from automated library systems, CD-ROMs, online information services, the Internet, curriculum software, local area networks/intranets, to generic software applications such as word processing, desktop publishing, database management, and project management.
As prices of traditional library materials increase, and space to house them shrinks, savvy school library media specialists are creating cyber libraries, or school libraries on the Internet. These libraries offer students and their parents 24-hour access and are invaluable for providing up-to-date information in a way traditional materials cannot. This guide outlines the steps library media specialists can take to create a cyber library, provide content and policies for use, and maintain it for maximum efficiency.
Craver justifies the need for cyber libraries in the 21st century, and how they can help librarians to meet the standards in "Information Power" (1998). She explains the different types of cyber libraries available, along with their advantages and disadvantages. She discusses how to construct them using portals or by acquiring fee-based cyber libraries, and what policies should be in place to protect both the school and its students. Also included are instructions for establishing remote access to subscription databases, creating cyber reading rooms, and providing instructional services to student users. Once a cyber library is created, it must be maintained and evaluated to keep it useful and current, and this book provides guidelines to do so. Finally, there is a chapter on promoting the cyber library, so the school community is aware of its features and participates in its growth process. No school library should be without this volume
This updated and expanded second edition offers the latest findings and practices for library automation in the 21st century. With a practical, systematic approach, Bilal covers the entire spectrum of steps and activities involved in the automation process. Although this text does not prescribe a specific system or approach, it offers detailed guidelines to enable both the novice and the seasoned librarian to make educated decisions and avoid costly mistakes when automating for the first time, upgrading an existing system, or migrating from one automated system to another.
Increase your effectiveness as a manager by developing essential interpersonal skills with the creative approach offered in this practical reference. Designed for library school graduates, paraprofessional librarians, and aides who have the responsibility of managing school or small public libraries, this publication focuses on skills that are not part of a librarian's technical training. The techniques are easy to implement, and the book includes numerous examples that illustrate the principles. A must read for those who wish to become leaders in the field.