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New Library Science Titles @ KDLA

The following titles have been recently added to the State Library's collection. You can follow the title link to the record in the KDLA WorldCat Discovery catalog and then use the information to request the item through your library's interlibrary loan section.   If you need more in-depth assistance, please contact your regional librarian or contact the Reference staff through Ask a Librarian.​

Crossover Readers; Advisory: Maximize Your Collection to Meet Reader Satisfactio

By covering a variety of genres that have specific appeal to this crossover readership, including general guidance and suggestions of specific titles and authors, this book is designed to meet the needs of public services staff who work with teen or adult populations.

The Dysfunctional Library: Challenges and Solutions to Workplace Relationships

As with any workplace, a library can be impacted by dysfunctional behaviors among staff, whether individuals or teams. The authors address many of the issues of dysfunction in the library workplace, and provide practical and useful solutions for challenging situations.

Easy Graphic Design for Librarians: from Color to Kerning

Graphic design surrounds and influences you every day. They tell the story of your library-- and should be engaging readers with your services and resources. Wakimoto covers graphic design basics and-- more importantly-- relates these concepts to actually projects you may be creating for your library.

Escape Rooms and Other Immersive Experiences in the Library

Escape rooms are live, interactive, adventure games in which participants must team up to solve a series of riddles, puzzles, and challenges in order to win. "Immersive experiences" are a sort of Escape-Room Lite, more casual, no timers or lockdowns. Author Ellyssa Kroski shows a full range of options with how-to guidance, on such topics as: Hosting a pre-designed game from leading educational supplier, Start-to-finish, replicable model Kroski developed for her library--Search for Alexander Hamilton and the Missing Librarian. How to design your own escape room from scratch. Descriptive listing of 16 library projects with audience demographics, run-time, required staff, and budget. Resources for making crossword, soduku, or jigsaw puzzles. Escape room board games or a digital breakout with Google tools. Pop-up escape rooms to take on the road for outreach. Bring LARP to your library, live-action role-playing, the most popular immersive experience. How to create an escape room flow-chart for planning. Designing a kid-friendly escape room. Vendor listings of the all the supplies you'll need. Planning template for an escape room project"-

Helping Patrons Find Their Roots: a Genealogy Handbook for Librarians

Commercials for genealogy websites make it look as if a person enters a name and a plethora of information unfolds without effort. Genealogy librarianship involves knowing your subject; good research skills; and uncovering networking opportunities. Which is more important in a genealogy room: staff with excellent library skills, or staff with knowledge in genealogy, but needing training in library procedures? Schultz provides a handbook that can be used for both training and management.

Library Technology Buying Strategies

The prospect of a new automation system can be daunting. When do the benefits of moving to something new surpass the deficits of keeping the status quo? Can the products on the market deliver what libraries need to survive and prosper? Are those based on open source more flexible than proprietary systems? What about those deployed in the cloud? These and dozens more questions arise when libraries enter a selection process. Knowing the options is key to arriving at the best answers for your own organization. Marshall Breeding, who has followed the ins and outs of library technology for more than 30 years, gathers together a roster of fellow experts in the field to offer new practioners, library decision makers, and budgeting staff a comprehensive survey of what's out there. Providing substance beyond the buzzwords and hype, this guide quickly brings readers up to speed while providing practical advice.

Managing Library Technology

This commonsense guide will help library managers understand the underpinnings of technology and how to powerfully manage tech to serve patrons and staff alike. Learn: How libraries fit into the overall technology market; Strategies to future-proof library technology efforts; Approaches to technology planning that stick - and strategies to keep the plan on track; Skills to understand technology investments by understanding the total costs of ownership and the specialized library return on technological investment; How to collect and use useful data and statistics without being overwhelmed; How to stay current, knowledgeable and comfortable with rapid technological change You'll find easy-to-follow exercises and tools that have been tested in real-world situations. Step-by-step instructions for crucial processes including technology planning are included.

Marketing Your Library's Electronic Resources

If your patrons really understood how much we make available to them online, they wouldn't go to alternative information providers and they wouldn't wonder where "all that money" for libraries goes. But our online systems don't make e-resources very accessible. To get your patrons to use the resources to their fullest potential-- and clamor for more-- you need to develop an e-resource marketing plan. Kennedy and LaGuardia are here to help you do-it-yourself.

Migrating Library Data

Most librarians and staff participate in at least one data migration during their careers. And since the new systems inevitably work differently than the old ones and require different data to function, it's always a challenge to plan smooth migrations that position libraries to immediately leverage new system capabilities. Using step-by-step instructions and checklists, this book offers expert advice to help library staff without programming knowledge address common conceptual and technical issues encountered in migrations.

National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries

School librarian's needs have changed-- and the standards that govern the profession must change with them. This book is not intended to be a curriculum, but rather to guide your interactions with learners and educators, and help you develop an effective professional practice.

The Stories We Share: a Guide to PreK-12 Books on the Experience of Immigrant Children and Teens in the United States

From its earliest days, the American experience has encompassed immigrants. But in our current atmosphere of political polarization, is it any wonder that many immigrant children feel excluded and isolated? In fact, research shows first- and second- generation immigrant children and teens can be at risk of experiencing identity crisis, self-depreciation, and low self-esteem due to intergenerational and intercultural conflicts. These young readers need books that show them that their experiences are not unique and these books also carry the important potential of promoting general understanding of and tolerance toward immigrant groups. The first of its kind, this guide spotlights dozens of award-winning titles that primarily feature a first- or second-generation immigrant child or teen as a narrator or main character.

200+ Original and Adapted Story Program Activities

200+ Original and Adapted Story Program Activities is Rob Reid's Greatest Hits concept. It gathers over 200 storytime activities (original fingerplays, movement activities, songs and musical activities, poems, and sound effect stories for preschool story programs) from previous ALA Editions books, Upstart books, and LibrarySparks magazine articles and shares them in one package. It also includes a dozen or so new (and previously unpublished) activities.

Summer Matters: Making All Learning Count

The summer months present a series of challenges in many communities for child health and well-being, as well as the phenomenon dubbed the "summer slide" in education retention. A "summer reading program" is a start, but libraries must learn to include STEM/STEAM activities, online technologies, and hands-on learning to attract participants. McChesney and Wunar look at innovative thinking, strategic partnerships, and ambitions vision that can help librarians revamp their summer programming.

Transforming Summer Programs at Your Library: Outreach and Outcomes in Action

Traditional summer reading programs need to be reimagined. Working groups of librarians, in partnership with the California Library Association and the California State Library, have done just that, creating and implementing outcomes-and outreach-based summer reading programs that speak directly to diverse and changing communities.

Using Digital Analytics for Smart Assessment

Your library has collected massive amounts of data, and the decision-making process requires that you analyze it. Digital analytics focuses on the digital data: from library websites, electronic resources, online collections, and even social media. Farney presents technical advice that you can use to develop your own digital analytics projects, and includes contributed essays that tackle the challenges your library will face.

Winning Grants

Gerding and MacKellar provide a manual for developing a successful grant proposal for your library system. In the face of the last several economic crises, grant funders want to know what difference the library is making in the lives of the people in the community. The authors emphasize the importance of library planning as the critical first step in writing a successful grant.


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