Public Library Collection Development in the Information Age

Author: Annabel Stephens
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 078900528X
Release Date: 1998-08-21
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Public Library Collection Development in the Information Age discusses the increasing amounts of information that are used in collection development. Case studies, interviews, and research are the basis for this book's suggestions to improve your collection methods without straining your library's budget. It will help you acquire the most useful materials while sharing information with collaborating libraries to offer patrons the latest and largest variety of resources. Discussing a topic that is scarcely addressed in collection literature, this book explores ways in which one informational medium—the Internet—impacts materials budgets, selection tools, and alternative sources of information during the selection process. Offering methods that apply to libraries of different sizes and financial capability, Public Library Collection Development in the Information Age provides you with ideas and suggestions for the improvement of collection development methods, including: examining how libraries use information to plan and budget for collection development developing a budget method that takes several factors into consideration, such as population impact, property tax revenues, circulation, reference needs, and client needs centralizing selections in order to allocate additional staff time and to choose resources patrons want without sacrificing the utility of local collections building public library collections with the assistance of vendors and the five levels of vendor participation using the conspectus method to assess and organize the collections of small libraries for easier access researching three public libraries in the United Kingdom to determine how varying levels of automation affect patron resources and services To help you integrate the appropriate electronic resources into collection development policies and procedures, Public Library Collection Development in the Information Age discusses which formats, access methods, pricing schemes, and differences in scope will best meet your selection needs. Containing proven strategies that will target your collection priorities and criteria to evaluate the use and effectiveness of electronic resources, this book will help revise your collection development methods to satisfy the informational needs of patrons.

Vendors and Library Acquisitions

Author: William A. Katz
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1560241217
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Business & Economics

Vendors and Library Acquisitions is an enlightening book that addresses the sometimes troublesome relationships between acquisitions librarians and the jobbers with whom they work. Various issues are explored to establish the most efficient and satisfactory methods of selecting a vendor, the way to gain expertise in evaluating the system, and the best ways to reach a successful relationship with the vendor and the public served by the library. The book is divided into three sections, the first of which discusses the selection and evaluation of a vendor, from the vendors's point of view. The chapters in this section cover what a vendor can do, should do, and should not be expected to do. The new technologies are also mentioned, with attention paid to the ways in which they have made the job of the vendor both easier and more difficult. The second section looks at vendor selection and evaluation from the librarians’perspective. Among the topics discussed are: making sure all orders get filled, obtaining material for numerous language groups, containing serials costs, and handling approval plans. Part Three, “Approval Plans and Vendors,” is a study of the similarities that are shared between approval plans, vendors, and librarians. Detailed instructions are given on what and what not to do when setting up an acquisitions program based on approval plans. Non book types of materials are also discussed, which are currently of great interest to many libraries. This practical book will be of great assistance to anyone working with serials and/or books and vendors.

Notable American Women

Author: Barbara Sicherman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674627334
Release Date: 1980
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Over 400 entries review the lives and careers of outstanding women who died between 1951 and 1975, presenting basic data on ancestry, education, and marital status

Paul KLee

Author: Kathryn Porter Aichele
Publisher: Camden House
ISBN: 1571133437
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

First scholarly monograph devoted to Klee's poetry illuminates the reciprocity of poetry and painting in Klee's creative world and in early modernism.

Heart of the Town

Author: Susanne Bellamy
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 1489263675
Release Date: 2018-07-23

Can its determined inhabitants save a dying country town? Four different writers tell the story of Mindalby, a beautiful country town threatened with extinction when its cotton mill closes. Cotton Field Dreams by S.E. Gilchrist Sasha comes to the small town of Mindalby to recover from a traumatic event with vengeance on her mind - the last thing she wants is a relationship. Local single dad, Cole, is drawn to this smart determined nurse, but could Sasha' secrets destroy the relationship before it has begun? Starting Over by Susanne Bellamy When fashion designer Serena Quinlan arrives in Mindalby for the annual cotton festival she meets local leather worker Paul Carey and commissions him to create accessories for her designs. Their mutual attraction is powerful, but hampered by Serena's search for her father and the arrival of her ex-fiance. When Serena uncovers the truth of her birth, will it blow their budding relationship apart? More than a Promise by Lauren K McKellar Asher is struggling to keep her head above water. With her job at the real estate agent, her father's addiction to the bottle, her absentee mother's increasingly pushy text messages and trying to be a good mum to daughter Dakota, she has no time for relationships...even if Flynn Carmichael is the most beautiful man she's ever seen. A Daughter's Choice by Lee Christine Lynsey Carter's relationship with her father is fraught, so when she hears that the cotton mill that is her birthright has closed down (and her father is lying low), she returns to Mindalby to support her mother and seek out answers. Torn between family loyalty and duty to the community and an old passion for Julian Stone, her high school sweetheart, Lynsey has a lot to deal with. More than that, she has built a life for herself away from Mindalby. How can she stay there now?

Library Journal

Author: Melvil Dewey
ISBN: 03630277
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Libraries

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Hit List for Children 2

Author: Beverley C. Becker
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838908306
Release Date: 2002-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, A Wrinkle in Time, Blubber, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - these are some of the most beloved, and most challenged, books, Leaving controversial titles such as these out of your collection or limiting their access is not the answer to challenges. The best-selling Hit List series gives you the information you need to defend challenged books with an informed response, all the while ensuring free access to young book lovers. Featuring 24 hot button books, Hit List for Children 2 presents a who's who of children's literature writers including Dahl, Allard, Blume, Rowling, Stine, L'Engle, Lowry, and Naylor. With a profile of each book that includes its plot, characters, published reviews, awards and prizes, and author resources, you will be prepared to answer even the toughest attacks. The most recent and compelling challenges are also discussed so that you will be prepared to address specific points. Eleven new books have been added to the second edition including Mommy Laid an Egg, the Alice series, Witches, and Guess What? For any librarian who feels alone on the front lines of the free access debate, the appendix reassuringly details wha

What Else You Can Do with a Library Degree

Author: Betty-Carol Sellen
Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub
ISBN: 1555702643
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The work that librarians do can be applied to a wide variety of interesting and lucrative working situations in non-traditional library settings. This book presents over 50 success stories of people with a broad range of library backgrounds who have successfully changed career.

Library Journal

ISBN: UOM:39015082964506
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Libraries

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.