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Jaeger, Paul T.; Bertot, John Carlo; Gorham, Ursula – Library Quarterly, 2013
Public libraries are heavily affected by political and policy-making processes that shape the funding, activities, and roles of libraries in society, with the explosion of information policy decisions in the past two decades significantly increasing the responsibilities of libraries while also increasing limitations on their activities. Research…
Descriptors: Information Policy, Public Libraries, Information Science, Information Science Education
Intner, Carol F. – ALA Editions, 2011
Children's and young adult librarians are crucial links to effective learning for students. This straightforward handbook is filled with nuts-and-bolts advice on the best ways to help young people with their homework, no matter what the assignment. Carol F. Intner, a certified English teacher and experienced tutor, concentrates on the practical,…
Descriptors: Homework, Outreach Programs, Young Adults, Teaching Methods
Smith, Susan Sharpless – ALA Editions, 2010
Expanding on the popular, practical how-to guide for public, academic, school, and special libraries, technology expert Susan Sharpless Smith offers library instructors the confidence to take Web-based instruction into their own hands. Smith has thoroughly updated "Web-Based Instruction: A Guide for Libraries" to include new tools and trends,…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Special Libraries, Educational Technology, Internet
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Mandel, Lauren H.; Bishop, Bradley Wade; McClure, Charles R.; Bertot, John Carlo; Jaeger, Paul T. – Government Information Quarterly, 2010
U.S. public libraries provide free public internet services to the communities that they serve, but require robust, high-speed broadband internet connections to continue meeting public demands. The 2008-2009 "Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study" ("PLFTAS") illustrates challenges that public libraries encounter in achieving broadband…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Public Libraries, Telecommunications, Internet
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Emery, Jill – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
In August 2010, "Wired" magazine declared, "The Web is Dead. Long Live the Internet." Citing the rise of IPad & Smartphone sales and the rapid explosion of application-based software to run various programs on multiple computing devices--but especially mobile computing devices--people spend more hours than ever connected to or "on" the Internet…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Internet, Surveys
Diamant-Cohen, Betsy, Ed. – ALA Editions, 2010
Co-author of the popular titles "Booktalking Bonanza" and "The Early Literacy Kit", Betsy Diamant-Cohen brings together 18 examples of successful outreach partnerships that children's librarians and administrators can adapt to their own situations. Contributors from the U.S and Canada explain how they partnered with schools,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Readiness, Reading Programs, Outreach Programs