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Hanson, Cody – ALA Editions, 2011
In 2011, cell phones and mobile devices are ubiquitous. The vast majority of Americans now own cell phones, and over half of them have mobile access to the Internet through a phone or other mobile device. For libraries to stay relevant, they must be able to offer content and services through the mobile web. In this issue of "Library Technology…
Descriptors: Libraries, Telecommunications, Internet, Handheld Devices
Simpson, Carol – Linworth, 2011
This book contains valid, real-world copyright questions posed by real-life educators--all answered by a knowledgeable and experienced school attorney. Poor economic conditions have driven publishers to be more aggressive with pursuing improper use of their copyrighted materials. At the same time, new technologies are complicating old copyright…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Copyrights, School Law, Compliance (Legal)
Farmer, Lesley; Stricevic, Ivanka – International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (NJ1), 2011
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Literacy and Reading Section is trying to help librarians address the question: "How can librarians effectively promote literacy and reading?" This guide is IFLA's second publication aimed specifically at librarians and related organizations who want to find ways to…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Libraries, Guidelines, Library Associations
Carstensen, Angela, Ed. – ALA Editions, 2011
Connecting teens to books they'll truly enjoy is the aim of every young adult librarian, and the completely revamped guide "Outstanding Books for the College Bound" will give teen services staff the leg up they need to make it happen. Listing nearly 200 books deemed outstanding for the college bound by the Young Adult Library Services Association…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Reading Material Selection, Lifelong Learning, Young Adults
Smallwood, Carol, Ed. – ALA Editions, 2011
Fewer employees, shorter hours, diminished collection budgets, reduced programs and services--all at a time of record library usage. In this book, library expert Carol Smallwood demonstrates that despite the obvious downsides, the necessity of doing business differently can be positive, leading to partnering, sharing, and innovating. This…
Descriptors: Library Services, Employment Interviews, Job Search Methods, Career Information Systems
Booth, Char – ALA Editions, 2011
Whether or not "instruction" appears in their job titles, librarians are often in the position of educating their users, colleagues, and peers to successfully locate and evaluate information. Because MLIS education tends to offer less-than-comprehensive preparation in pedagogy and instructional design, this much-needed book tackles the challenge…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Reflective Teaching, Educational Theories, Educational Technology
vanDuinkerken, Wyoma; Mosley, Pixey Anne – ALA Editions, 2011
Change is inevitable and essential to any functioning institution. But change can be stressful, especially when it upsets established routines and patterns. Library managers need to be able to lead staff through episodes of change while remaining empathetic, and this book shows them how to: (1) Engage library staff in the process and encourage…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Library Administration, Affective Behavior, Motivation Techniques
Hakala-Ausperk, Catherine – ALA Editions, 2011
Moving into a library management position can feel like a daunting and solitary pursuit. Graduate school courses in management are expensive and often hard to find, and even having a mentor at hand is no guarantee of a successful transition. To help library managers improve their skills and acumen, renowned speaker and trainer Hakala-Ausperk…
Descriptors: Library Administration, Administrators, Administrator Attitudes, Stakeholders
Reid, Rob – ALA Editions, 2011
Need a one-stop resource for jumpstarting sleepy library visitors? Ready to add punch to classroom discussions? In this companion to his best-selling book "Reid's Read-Alouds", children's lit guru Reid dips back into the classics to highlight outstanding titles published between 1950 and 1999 that continue to connect with kids and teens today.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Adolescent Literature, Books, Reading Aloud to Others
Marek, Kate – ALA Editions, 2011
Just as literature can be used for learning, the power of storytelling can be very effective when applied to leadership and management. Library expert and author Marek shows readers how they can use storytelling to communicate vision and values with: (1) A primer on how to develop storytelling skills; (2) Tips on how to use narratives to navigate…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Library Administration, Leadership Effectiveness, Library Facilities
Nelson, Cathy Jo – Library Media Connection, 2011
The LMS and library media program standards were written to reflect the 21st century learner. The most current documents, "Standards for the 21st-Century Learner" and "Standards for the 21st-Century Learner in Action", have embraced the 21st century learner jargon, despite how vaguely the terms are defined. The library standards, although written…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Ethics, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Story Telling
Dobbs, Cheri – Library Media Connection, 2011
Barcode scanning has become more than just fun. Now libraries and businesses are leveraging barcode technology as an innovative tool to market their products and ideas. Developed and popularized in Japan, these Quick Response (QR) or two-dimensional barcodes allow marketers to provide interactive content in an otherwise static environment. In this…
Descriptors: Nonprint Media, Library Automation, Library Development, Library Equipment
Rick, Julie – Library Media Connection, 2011
School libraries can hardly keep graphic novels on their shelves. Enthusiasm for the genre has led many librarians to question how such novels might be infused into normal curricula. However, many librarians who have proposed such an integration have learned that their colleagues do not share their enthusiasm. From the teachers' perspective, it…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, School Libraries, Librarians, Novels
Diamanduros, Terry; Downs, Elizabeth – Library Media Connection, 2011
Technology has changed the school yard or neighborhood bully. It no longer requires physical intimidation to be a bully. In fact, bullying can be done anonymously, on or off campus, and physical size does not enter into the scenario. Every year headlines identify children who take their own lives as a result of being victims of various forms of…
Descriptors: Bullying, School Libraries, Educational Technology, Media Specialists
Moorefield-Lang, Heather – Library Media Connection, 2011
The arts have their place in every facet of a school, and the library is no exception. Thinking beyond traditional definitions, arts education could include teaching creative problem solving as well as continuous questioning of issues and ideas. The media center is the perfect venue to showcase students' efforts in the arts. This article gives…
Descriptors: Arts Centers, School Libraries, Art Appreciation, Art Education
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