Library Sciences

Library Sciences


  • 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.
  • 100 More Library Lifesavers

    By Pamela Bacon

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781591580034
    • Published: August 2003
    A career's worth of creative solutions to problems and challenges commonly encountered in school libraries, this second volume to the best-selling 100 Library Lifesavers presents another 100 ready-to-use lifesavers to help you stay on top of your busy schedule and make your library look good! Seasoned school library media specialist Pamela S. Bacon once again shares practical, field-tested advice for just about any task.
  • The 21st Century Elementary Library Media Program

    By Carl A. Harvey

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781586833817
    • Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc
    • Published: December 2009
  • ALA Filing Rules

    By American Library Association

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780838932551
    • Publisher: American Library Association
    • Published: June 1980
    The official rules governing the arrangement of catalog cards and other bibliographic records in files are accompanied by numerous examples
  • 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 Branch Libraries in Changing Times

    By Nevenka Zdravkovska

    Our Price: $80.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781843346302
    • Publisher: Chandos Publishing Ltd
    • Published: September 2011
    A librarian since 1977, Zdravkovska (Engineering and Physical Sciences Library, U. of Maryland, College Park) has 15 years of academic branch library experience. Based on a year-long research of the published literature on branch academic libraries, she offers fellow academic branch librarians and administrators of large academic libraries a brief historical overview, followed by an examination of the current situation, with an eye toward the future of branch academic libraries at Academic Research Library institutions during difficult economic times. The text includes practical ideas for adding branches as well as closing and/or consolidating branches. Distributed in the U.S. by Neal-Schuman Publishers. Annotation ©2011 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 (
  • Acquisitions Go Global: An Introduction to Library Collection Management In the 21st Century

    By Jim Agee

    Our Price: $70.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781843343264
    • Published: February 2007
    Summary This book leads the reader through many aspects of a library's collection including the user, current holdings, selection, and acquisition of new materials. The reader is also led to consider budgets, and how books are made available in 21st century markets. Methods for assessing library vendors are described. Practical details are frequently included; concepts and theory are alluded to but are not a major emphasis of the text. A global scope creates an inclusive mood for readers in developed or developing nations. The final chapter speculates upon acquisitions librarianship in the 21st century. This is a fundamental book for the student or practicing librarian, a book that shares much about acquisitions but admits an uncertainty about the evolution of the profession. Key Features 1. The author brings a global scope, and global examples to the text 2. The text draws on more than a decade of authorial experience in acquisitions librarianship 3. The author discusses potential acquisitions problems and solutions 4. The author shares an awareness of rapid changes in the profession and provides suggestions to cope with changes responsibly While the author was formally schooled in business, he recognizes that most acquisitions librarians are not and provides suggestions for accounting and financial transactions 5. The book includes a strong consideration of the community as it relates to the library collection 6. The organization of the book moves from the external community into the library and then to the local collection and acquisitions practices 7. The discussion of acquisitions includes both internal (selecting, budgeting) factors and external (vendor assessment, book chain development) concerns 8. Examples are drawn from authorial experiences in both developed and developing information societies The Author Jim Agee is the Technical Services Manager for Acquisitions and Serials at the University of Northern Colorado. He brings a dozen years of daily acquisitions experience to this position and this text. Agee taught graduate courses in Selection and Acquisitions for several years, he directed an ALA accredited MLS program, has given acquisitions seminars in Sofia, Bulgaria; Manila, Philippines; Pretoria, South Africa, and has travelled extensively visiting libraries in the US and other nations. Readership The book is focused on librarians who are new to acquisitions, library and information science students globally at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and anyone who is seeking an acquisitions or collection management position. The book may also be of value to librarians who have not had formal training, or researchers in library and information science. Contents Campus and community Collection evaluation Selection of materials Collection management Financial considerations Book chain development Vendor assessment Speculations about the future
  • 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 (
  • Active Learning Techniques for Librarians

    By Andrew Walsh

    Our Price: $80.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781843345923
    • Publisher: Amer Library Assn
    • Published: September 2010
    Active learning requires the listener to think, question and interact with the material being presented. The majority of this text consists of possible active learning activities, each about a page long and containing the following sections: uses, materials required, notes, how to use it, variations and pitfalls. It finishes with templates for constructing lesson plans with ten examples. Walsh (librarian, U. of Huddersfield) and Inala (librarian, Manchester Metropolitan U.) present a practical handbook that also incorporates use of mobile phone technologies and web 2.0 functions. While this book doesn't note the level of student for which the instructional techniques are designed, they seem most appropriate for middle through high school classes. The brief section on classification schemes only presents examples in the Dewey Decimal System. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • Administering the School Library Media Center

    By Betty J. Morris

    Our Price: $60.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781591586890
    • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
    • Published: August 2010
  • Adolescent Society

    By James S. Coleman

    Our Price: $79.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780313229343
    • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
    • Published: June 1981
  • 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 (