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Library Science Resources

Welcome to the Library & Information Science Resources page.  Here you will find professional tools related to library and information science that are online or part of the KDLA's collection. The resources include materials on libraries, acquisitions, selection, cataloging, administration, reference, information retrieval, archives, preservation management, and the evolution of technology, among other subjects.  If you need more in-depth assistance, please contact your regional librarian or contact the Reference staff through Ask a Librarian.​

New Library Science Ebooks (10-4-18)

Note:  You must have an account at a participating KLU library (either at your work location or at the library in your county of residence) to download these ebooks.


Lear, Brett. Adult Programs in the Library, 2nd ed. American Library Association, 2016. Lear's invaluable guide to adult programs is back—and better than ever, with refreshed, expanded content and new ideas to reinvigorate programs and give them a 21st-century spin

Arnhern, Jolanda-Pieta van and Christine Elliott. Augmented and Virtual Reality in Libraries. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018.This book makes augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality applications much more accessible to professionals without extensive technology backgrounds. 

Harrop, Wendy. Coding for Children and Young Adults in Libraries: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018.This s an all-inclusive guide to teaching coding in libraries to very young learners – as young as 4 or 5 years old!

Folmar, David. Easy Technology Programs for Libraries: 15 Quick and Popular Programs Your Patrons Will Love.  Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2017 This book gives you 15, step-by-step programs, using free online software, that go beyond basic digital literacy, and provides you with all you need for classes that engage the digital natives and computer users in your community,

Soehner, Catherine and Ann Darling. Effective Difficult Conversations:  A Step-by-Step Guide. American Library Association, 2017.  Using a step-by-step process, this book walks readers through learning the skills to have effective difficult conversations that hold themselves and others accountable.

Bruno, Tom. Gaming Programs for All Ages at the Library: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018. The author shows how you can launch and support gaming programming in your library,

Reed, Sally Gardner. The Good, the Great, and the Unfriendly:  A Librarian's Guide to Working with Friends Groups. American Library Association, 2017. The author's new book cuts to chase of building and maintaining these important relationships, showing not only how to effectively harness Friends' goodwill and enthusiasm but also sharing tactful techniques for steering an ineffective or unfriendly group down the right path.

Willingham Theresa, Chuck Stephens, Steve Willingham, and Jeroen de Boer Library Makerspaces: The Complete Guide. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018. This book provides a comprehensive road map for libraries of any size, with any budget, seeking to redesign or repurpose space or to develop creative, hands-on maker-style programming.

Francabandera, Laura. Making Library Websites Accessible: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018. This book provides practical information on web accessibility, specific to the processes and concerns of libraries. It includes the basics of web accessibility standards, laws and regulations, as well as accessibility testing templates.

Burke, John J. The Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion: A Basic Guide for Library Staff. American Library Association, 2017. This fifth edition has been completely updated and reorganized and provides a one-stop overview of all technologies used in libraries today.

Connolly, Matthew.  User Privacy: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018. Through simple explanations and detailed, step-by-step guides, library professionals will learn how to strengthen privacy protections for all patrons.

Dalal, Heather A., Robin O'Hanlon, and Karen L. Yacobucci.  Video Marketing for Libraries: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2017. This book provides step-by-step instructions on how to produce videos designed to market your library and strategies to assess their impact.


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