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Thinking outside the book : essays for innovative librarians

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction Z665.T4965 2008
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  Z665.T4965 2008
 
 
Summary
Professionals in all areas of librarianship will find inspiration in the essays collected here--each of them innovative tips for increasing circulation, enhancing collections, and improving flexibility. With extensive experience in the nation's top libraries and media centers, the 73 contributors describe what really works based on their real-world experiences. Organized by subject, the essays offer succinct and practical guidelines for dozens of tasks. Topics include preparing and delivering distinctive presentations; forming a successful grant proposal; hosting a traveling multimedia exhibition; organizing effective community partnerships; writing blogs; hosting authors; creating cybertorials; preserving local culture--and many others.
Contents
The amplified library, grabbing users by the ears / Erika Bennett and Jaina Lewis
An embarrassment of riches at an academic library, let patience, alertness, a positive attitude, and a little luck work for you / Anne Marie Candido
Collaborating on library publications / Gwen Gregory and Mary Beth Chambers
Customers in the driver's seat / Ruth A. Barefoot
Librarian as author, yet another thing they didn't teach us in library school! / Kathy Barco
When is a librarian not a librarian?, when she is a student, professor, fellow, mentor
/ Cathy Carpenter
Think outside the cases, strategies for developing online exhibits / Merinda Kaye Hensley
The traveling museum exhibition, a resource for learning / Margaret Lincoln
When the Olympics came to town, the rewards and challenges of creating a large-scale exhibition / Connie Lamb and Russ Taylor
Libraries and literary clubs, the perfect match / Lisa A. Forrest
The Life Stories Project, collecting oral and written histories / Diana Brawley Sussman
Local hero / Stephen Fesenmaier
Teaching and outreach using archives and special collections / Sharon Carlson
How to start your own blog / Nicole C. Engard
Me publish? I don't have a clue, how to get published online / Melissa Aho, Erika Bennett, and Susan Wakefield
Outreach and information, blogs in the academic library / Diane L. Schrecker
Setting up a quickie wiki / Nicole C. Engard
Webmaster 101, building a personal Web site / Jennifer Johnston
Seeing through Others' Eyes grant project / Bob Blanchard
Technology for visually impaired patrons / Bob Blanchard
The art of the picture book conference, partnership beyond library walls / Diane L. Schrecker
Breathing life into your library, hosting the perfect author event / Jennifer Johnston
Weekly coffeehouse / Lee Johnson
World building, a comic collaboration for academics and sixth graders / Diane Colson and Travis Fristoe
CONNECTing for collaboration, how six college libraries worked together to identify common information literacy outcomes / Pamela Hayes-Bohanan and Marcia B. Dinneen
Librarians and educators in partnerships, instigating the teachable moment for information literacy in core education courses / Anita Rao Mysore and Elizabeth Chadbourn McKee
Teaching and librarianship, a winning combination / Darby Orcutt
What is a curriculum developer doing in special collections? / Anita Rao Mysore
Grant writing / Loriene Roy and Sara Albert
Grant writing and how one grant turns into two / Victoria Lynn Packard
Ace the presentation, win the job / Robert P. Holley
Presentations, tools and tips / Ann Marlow Riedling
Booktalking, wicked cool advertising for your library / Jill S. Carpenter and Christen A. Caton
Attracting high school students / Alexandra Tyle
Innovative programs for teens / Ivy Miller
Looking through the eyes of a child / Pam Nutt
Multimedia story time / Robin Bartoletti
Read, write, and rap, connecting teens and tweens to poetry through hip-hop lyrics / Tamela N. Chambers
Splish-splash story time / Sian Brannon
El día del los niños/El día de los libros goes to college / Mardi Mahaffy, Susan Metcalf, and Irene Shown
The librarian as marketing director for a small press publisher / Paula M. Storm
Why publishing is good both for you and the profession / Judith A. Siess
Beyond the blue carpet, simulating reference desk activities in an academic library / John H. Heinrichs and Nancy Czech
College information literacy assignments, how to move your lessons out of the box / Sandra E. Riggs
Professional service and rewards of book reviewing / Kathy Piehl
Tips for reviewing educational media / Lori Widzinski
Accessibility beyond our walls, using Web 2.0 and podcasting to teach off campus / Stephanie A. Thomas
Librarians as indexers, taking the Arkansas publications index from state periodical index in card files to online database / Elizabeth Chadbourn McKee and Mary A. Walker
Reading programs with 21st-century know-how / McKinley Sielaff
The story of an Athenaeum spider / Carolyn Davis
Using technology to reach teens / Alexandra Tyle
Community partnerships / Elizabeth M. Timmins
Finding funding in your own backyard / Pam Nutt
Modern mobilization, creating a new library community / Melissa Aho and Erika Bennett
School and public librarians unite!, a case study showcasing collaborative programming between Parkrose High School and Multnomah County Library / Stephanie A. Thomas ... [et al.]
Authors R us / Rick Walter, Eileen O'Connell, and Kathy Barco
Being your own publisher / Judith A. Siess
Crafting a cover letter / Kathryn Yelinek
Newspaper column, a conversation among book lovers / Gabriel Morley
The poetry sweepstakes, beating the odds of getting published / Lisa A. Forrest
Publishing an article in a scholarly journal / Perry Bratcher
Showcase your writing with a professional portfolio / Gabriel Morley
Basic staffing study / Sian Brannon
Building the dream teen space / Jill S. Carpenter
Connecting with customers / Ruth A. Barefoot
I play two roles at my library / Elizabeth M. Timmins
Teens as library employees / Thayla Wright
Time management skills in writing / Loriene Roy and Sara Albert
New distance education librarian, tips and tools from the trenches / Melissa Aho and Sommer Berg-Nebel
World geography and WebCT / Victoria Lynn Packard
The mobile librarian / Carolyn Davis
A school library media specialist in Australia / Melissa Allen
Teaching prospective librarians as a Fulbright scholar / Ann Marlow Riedling
The digital doctorate in library/information science / Margaret Lincoln
Learning to review, reviewing to learn / Darby Orcutt
National board certification as a professional development opportunity / Melissa Allen
Sandynista / Stephen Fesenmaier
Still eager to learn, outreach for seniors / Rhonda Harris Taylor and Nancy Larson Bluemel
Training cyberlibrarians, the new skill requirements / John H. Heinrichs and Nancy Czech.

Additional Information
Subjects Library science.
Library science -- Technological innovations.
Librarians -- Effect of technological innovations on.
Libraries and community.
Public services (Libraries)
Publisher Jefferson, N.C. :McFarland & Co.,2008
Contributors Smallwood, Carol, 1939-
Language English
Description xii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780786435753 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0786435755 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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