Managing Library Technology: A LITA Guide LITA Guides

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - Readers are also given a roadmap to create a technology plan for their library—even if they have no direct technology background themselves. Readers will learn:how libraries fit into the overall technology marketstrategies to future-proof library technology effortsApproaches to technology planning that stick – and strategies to keep the plan on trackSkills to understand technology investments by understanding the total costs of ownership and the specialized library return on technological investmentHow to collect and use useful data and statistics without being overwhelmedHow to stay current, knowledgeable and comfortable with rapid technological change.

Managing library technology introduces library workers including non-technical managers, tech administrators and even “accidental technologists” to core concepts in technology management and provides strategies that will enable them to master the basics of library tech. The book contains easy-to-follow exercises and tools that have been tested in real-world situations with students as they tackled their own evaluation, planning and management challenges.

Managing Library Technology: A LITA Guide LITA Guides - This book helps library workers understand the underpinnings of technology and how to powerfully manage tech to serve patrons and staff alike. The content of the book is taken from the author’s popular American Library Association -approved Certified Public Library Administrator course, “Management of Technology, ” and is geared to the needs of all kinds of libraries.





The Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion, Fifth Edition: A Basic Guide for Library Staff

- In its new fifth edition, which has been completely updated and reorganized, this one-stop overview of all technologies used in libraries today is more comprehensive and compelling than ever. It gives readers a sound and sensible way to consider, access, and use library technologies to better meet the needs of library users.

Its incisive coverage includescomplete analysis of the librarian's technological toolbox for teaching, and related elements of library management systems;a new section on learning management systems LMS;websites, databases, streaming media, and more;expert advice on how to compare and evaluate competing technology solutions;mobile devices and technology, and privacy;makerspaces and other technology programing;updated content on open source catalog systems, discovery layers, social media, security, and free information resources;improved guidance on usability;new technology predictions for the future, web-based services, with tips on how to stay up to date with the latest developments; anda glossary of useful terms.

The Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion, Fifth Edition: A Basic Guide for Library Staff - Informed by a large-scale survey of librarians across the spectrum of institution types, this guide will be a true technology companion to novices and seasoned LIS professionals alike. The perfect primer for lis students, burke's guide should also be at the top of the list for any current or future library professional looking to stay at the forefront of technological advancement.





Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, Fourth Edition

- Technical services quarterly declared that the third edition “must now be considered the essential textbook for collection development and management … the first place to go for reliable and informative advice. For the fourth edition expert instructor and librarian Johnson has revised and freshened this resource to ensure its timeliness and continued excellence.

Thorough consideration is given to traditional management topics such as organization of the collection, liaison activities, weeding, maintaining productive relationships with vendors and publishers, staffing, and policymaking; cooperative collection development and management; licenses, and new roles for subject specialists, all illustrated using updated examples and data; and marketing, the evolving needs and expectations of library users, contracts, and other important purchasing and budgeting topics; important issues such as the ways that changes in information delivery and access technologies continue to reshape the discipline, negotiation, and outreach.

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, Fourth Edition - As a comprehensive introduction for lis students, a primer for experienced librarians with new collection development and management responsibilities, and a handy reference resource for practitioners as they go about their day-to-day work, the value and usefulness of this book remain unequaled. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues.





Implementing Technology Solutions in Libraries: Techniques, Tools, and Tips From the Trenches

Information Today, Inc. - Clear and practical from start to finish—a comprehensive roadmap for rookies as well as success insurance for more seasoned implementers. Joan frye williams, library consultant and futuristfor anyone seeking a straightforward, hands-on approach to implementing technology solutions in libraries, author and IT manager Karen Knox deconstructs an entire project implementation, this is your guide! Created for staff who want to ensure success with a technology project that may consume a significant part of the library's budget, from planning to evaluation, carefully examining each step.

The author has implemented many technology projects over the years—some more successfully than others, as she is quick to admit. The array of tips, techniques, tricks, and tools she shares here are designed to spell success in your next library technology implementation. I wish i'd had this handy book about 7 years ago! It's a great guide to technology planning in libraries.

Implementing Technology Solutions in Libraries: Techniques, Tools, and Tips From the Trenches - David lee king, and publisher, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, digital branch manager, davidleeking. Com"too many new technologies making you confused? This guide will help you make a plan, stick to it, and successfully implement new technologies in your library. Nicole C. In implementing technology solutions in Libraries she draws on her experience to help readers identify the most critical components of any project while modifying and scaling to meet their library's unique needs.

Engard, and author, director of open source, ByWater Solutions, Library Mashups.





Rethinking Collection Development and Management

Libraries Unlimited - This collection of thought-provoking essays by visionary and innovative library practitioners covers theory, research, identifying how some librarians are creatively responding to these changes, and best practices in collection development, examining how it has evolved, and predicting what is coming next.

Provides an up-to-date professional guide that complements traditional collection management texts• Identifies current trends and paradigm shifts in collection development and management• Illustrates best practices for emerging trends in collection development• Features contributions from innovative, informed, and visionary experts in the field.





The Graphic Novel: An Introduction Cambridge Introductions to Literature Hardcover

Cambridge University Press - This book provides both students and scholars with a critical and historical introduction to the graphic novel. Several key questions are addressed: what is the graphic novel? how do we read graphic novels as narrative forms? Why is page design and publishing format so significant? What theories are developing to explain the genre? How is this form blurring the categories of high and popular literature? Why are graphic novelists nostalgic for the old comics? The authors address these and many other questions raised by the genre.

. Jan baetens and hugo frey explore this exciting form of visual and literary communication, showing readers how to situate and analyse graphic novels since their rise to prominence half a century ago. Through their analysis of the works of many well-known graphic novelists - including Bechdel, Clowes, Spiegelman and Ware - Baetens and Frey offer significant insights for future teaching and research on the graphic novel.





Technology and the School Library: A Comprehensive Guide for Media Specialists and Other Educators

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Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era

Dutton - Euphemisms like “fringe theories, ” “extreme views, ” “alt truth, ” and even “fake news” can literally be dangerous. Ultimately, levitin turns to what underlies our ability to determine if something is true or false: the scientific method. New york times bestselling author Daniel Levitin shows how to disarm these socially devastating inventions and get the American mind back on track.

. Let's call lies what they are and catch those making them in the act. Wordy arguments on the other hand can easily be persuasive as they drift away from the facts in an appealing yet misguided way. Previously published as a field Guide to LiesWe’re surrounded by fringe theories, fake news, and pseudo-facts.

Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era - He grapples with the limits of what we can and cannot know. Case studies are offered to demonstrate the applications of logical thinking to quite varied settings, modern physics, medical decision making, magic, spanning courtroom testimony, and conspiracy theories. This urgently needed book enables us to avoid the extremes of passive gullibility and cynical rejection.

Investigating numerical misinformation, Daniel Levitin shows how mishandled statistics and graphs can give a grossly distorted perspective and lead us to terrible decisions. As levitin attests: Truth matters. Here are the fundamental lessons in critical thinking that we need to know and share now.





Serving LGBTQ Teens: A Practical Guide for Librarians Practical Guides for Librarians Book 44

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - Serving lgbtq teens offers the librarian a practical guide to library service to LGBTQ teens – from collection development, programming and outreach, understanding terminology, and even to creating welcoming displays, readers’ advisory, dealing with censorship issues, librarians will find the tools they need to offer exceptional services for LGBTQ teens.

While there have been advancements in acceptance of the LGBTQ population, there is still a firm stronghold on discrimination and teens still face the fear of potential alienation. This leaves one of the only safe places for a teen to find information and, and indeed, find themselves in the context of the world – at the library.

Serving LGBTQ Teens: A Practical Guide for Librarians Practical Guides for Librarians Book 44 - . There are few places an lgbtq teen can turn for help – searching the internet at home leaves a potentially discoverable trail, teachers may condemn youth who seek their help, and certainly, in many cases, a teen’s parents are not an option.





The Changing Academic Library, Second Edition: Operations, Culture, Environments

Amer Library Assn - The changing academic library, " number 65 in the acrL Publications in Librarianship PIL series, enhanced, Second Edition, is a completely revised, and updated edition of John M. This book has been completely updated and revised to reflect the dynamic states of higher education and academic libraries. The book may be used as a text in library and information science courses, as well as an introduction for new professionals and academic administrators.

It presents a critical examination of major issues facing colleges and universities and the unique challenges that their libraries must come to grips with. Current practice is reviewed, technology, scholarly communication, politics and economics, but it is examined in the broader context of educational needs, and the nature of complex organizations.

The Changing Academic Library, Second Edition: Operations, Culture, Environments - Budd’s "the changing academic Library" PIL # 56, 2005.





Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism, Third Edition

- In this new edition he gives it a thorough update to make it even more relevant and comprehensive. Cart’s authoritative survey is already a go-to text for students of literary studies, teachers, and YA staff. Surveying the landscape of ya lit both past and present, and other key topics;includes updated treatment of best-selling authors like john green, sci fi, including horror, this booksketches in the origins of literature targeted at young adults;shows how the best of the genre has evolved to deal with subjects every bit as complex as its audience;closely examines teen demographics, and Veronica Roth, and dystopian fiction;offers an updated overview of LGBTQ literature for young adults, literacy, the future of print, Suzanne Collins, audiobooks, plus interviews with leaders in the field;presents new and expanded coverage of perennially popular genre fiction, including Intersex;covers such commercial trends as adult purchasers of YA books and the New Adult phenomenon; andfeatures abundant bibliographic material to aid in readers’ advisory and collection development.

Cart’s up-to-date coverage makes this the perfect resource for YA librarians who want to sharpen their readers’ advisory skills, educators and teachers who work with young people, and anyone else who wants to understand where YA lit has been and where it’s heading.