Library Sciences

Library Sciences


  • 'Leading from the Middle,' and Other Contrarian Essays on Library Leadership (Beta Phi Mu Monograph Series)

    By John Lubans Jr.

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781598845778
    • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
    • Published: June 2010
    This compilation reveals how followers help an organization get better and how effective followers—leading from the middle—are essential to the best kind of leadership.
  • 100 Best Books for Children

    By Anita Silvey

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780618618774
    • Published: August 2005
    A parent's guide to the best in children's literature profiles one hundred outstanding titles that every child should read, in a reference that is organized according to age level and includes essays on plot summary, background notes, and other inside information about each selection. Reprint.
  • Academic Archives

    By Aaron D. Purcell

    Our Price: $95.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555707699
    • Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers
    • Published: February 2012
    Purcell (special collections, Virginia Tech) examines the changing field of academic archives, what academic archivists do, and the future of their work, for archivists of all levels and experience, other information professionals, library directors, historians, and academics. He explores practical issues of work and the management of programs, with a focus on merged departments in academic libraries, such as a special collections unit. He describes choosing this career, working with other information professionals in an academic library, defining and articulating the vision, connecting the program with the goals of the institution, integrating records management functions, building collections with the help of donors and dealers, presenting unique material to many audiences, determining the best approaches to processing and organizing collections, digital opportunities, and the definition of an academic archivist and the role in the twenty-first century. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • Academic Library and the Net Gen Student

    By Susan Gibbons

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780838909461
    • Published: January 2009
    Gibbons (public services and collection development, U. of Rochester, River Campus Libraries) offers academic librarians in public services, technology, and administration insights into the role of technology in the lives of today's tech-savvy undergraduate students. Following overviews of the academic library's mission and of the Net Generation, individual chapters focus on specific technological genres--online gaming, blogging, social bookmarking--and offer evidence-based observations about how students use these technologies in their social and academic practices. Gibbons suggests ways that this knowledge can be incorporated into the mission of an academic library, utilizing aspects of these technologies to provide value-added services to students by communicating in their preferred means. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • Action Research : a Guide for Library Media Specialists

    By Jody K. Howard

    Our Price: $39.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781586831776
    • Published: January 2005
    Howard and Eckhardt (both with the school library program, U. of Colorado-Denver) fill a gap in resources available for library media specialists to develop action research skills for validating successful programs and improving others. Via a sample middle school project, they offer a step-by-step process relevant to practical concerns over accountability, student achievement, school improvement, and collaboration with other school professionals. Roles are described in the areas of instruction, information access, and program administration. The guide includes a sample project for publication, journal and Web resources, and a glossary. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • Adult Programs in the Library

    By Brett W. Lear

    Our Price: $52.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780838911402
    • Publisher: Amer Library Assn
    • Published: April 2013
  • African and Middle Eastern Collections

    By Joanne M. Zellers

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Boxed Set
    • ISBN-13: 9780844410418
    • Publisher: Library of Congress
    • Published: July 2001
  • Ala Glossary of Library and Information Science

    By Michael Levine-clark

    Our Price: $55.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780838911112
    • Publisher: Amer Library Assn
    • Published: March 2013
    In the first update since 1983 of this glossary from the American Library Association (ALA), over 600 definitions are updated along with the addition of almost 1,400 new terms. Most of these relate to the ever present changes in computer technology which required the addition of terms related to metadata, electronic resources and electronic workflow. Since new electronic resources have also updated work in all realms, significant changes were also made in the areas of licensing, assessment and reader's advisory. The glossary includes a number of cross references, along with the expansion of ever present acronyms such as OAI-PMH. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • America's Library: The Story of the Library of Congress 1800-2000

    By James Conaway

    Our Price: $22.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300083088
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: May 2000
    Traces the history of the Library of Congress under the leadership of each of the men who have been appointed as Librarian of Congress and discusses how the Library's collections have reflected American political and intellectual developments.
  • American Libraries Before 1876

    By Haynes McMullen

    Our Price: $119.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780313312779
    • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
    • Published: August 2000
  • Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions In Information and Library Science

    By Barbara Wildemuth

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781591585039
    • Published: May 2009
    A comprehensive guide to the many research methods available to those conducting evaluation and research studies in library and information science.
  • Archival and Special Collections Facilities

    By Michele F. Pacifico

    Our Price: $37.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780838910627
    • Publisher: Amer Library Assn
    • Published: January 2009
  • Archives Power

    By Randall C. Jimerson

    Our Price: $58.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780838910610
    • Publisher: Amer Library Assn
    • Published: January 2009
  • Archives: Principles and Practices

    By Laura Agnes Millar

    Our Price: $88.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555707262
    • Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.
    • Published: August 2010
    "Divided into four easy-to-follow parts, this authoritative handbook from experienced archivist Laura A. Millar addresses the contextual, strategic, operational, and practical issues associated with creating an archival program. Millar covers the critical topics you need to know to improve your professional skills, including: Establishing principles, policies, and procedures; managing day-to-day operations; caring for different types of archival materials; enhancing outreach and public access; ensuring the growth and sustainability of the institution and its services. This new title is essential for anyone involved in collecting, curating, and managing archives because the accessible, jargon-free language provides both novice and experienced professionals with a clear outline of all the fundamental principles and practices in the field"--Publisher's description.
  • The Atlas of New Librarianship

    By R. David Lankes

    Our Price: $66.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780262015097
    • Publisher: The MIT Press
    • Published: April 2011
    "Libraries have existed for millennia, but today the library field is searching for solid footing in an increasingly fragmented (and increasingly digital) information environment. What is librarianship when it is unmoored from cataloging, books, buildings, and committees? In The Atlas of New Librarianship, R. David Lankes offers a guide to this new landscape for practitioners. He describes a new librarianship based not on books and artifacts but on knowledge and learning; and he suggests a new mission for librarians: to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities. The vision for a new librarianship must go beyond finding library-related uses for information technology and the Internet; it must provide a durable foundationfor the field. Lankes recasts librarianship and library practice using the fundamental concept that knowledge is created though conversation. New librarians approach their work as facilitators of conversation; they seek to enrich, capture, store, and disseminate the conversations of their communities. To help librarians navigate this new terrain, Lankes offers a map, a visual representation of the field that can guide explorations of it; more than 140 Agreements, statements about librarianship that rangefrom relevant theories to examples of practice; and Threads, arrangements of Agreements to explain key ideas, covering such topics as conceptual foundations and skills and values. Agreement Supplements at the end of the book offer expanded discussions. Although it touches on theory as well as practice, the Atlas is meant to be a tool: textbook, conversation guide, platform for social networking, and call to action."--M.I.T. Press Web page.