Current Practices in Public Libraries

Current Practices in Public Libraries

by Taylor and Francis
     
 

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A comprehensive look at contemporary trends and practices in public libraries Current Practices in Public Libraries combines research, surveys, and practical experience to examine a variety of trends, issues, and practices in public library administration. The leading researchers in the field explore vital contemporary topics ranging from literacy instruction and

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A comprehensive look at contemporary trends and practices in public libraries Current Practices in Public Libraries combines research, surveys, and practical experience to examine a variety of trends, issues, and practices in public library administration. The leading researchers in the field explore vital contemporary topics ranging from literacy instruction and advocacy to ethical concerns in the acquisition of foreign language materials. This practical professional guide presents examples of successful programs at individual libraries as well as results of comprehensive national surveys about funding, computers and Internet access, and branch closures. Current Practices in Public Libraries presents an extensive look at advocacy, ethics, multicultural outreach, literacy training, marketing, and mentoring in today’s public libraries. This comprehensive resource examines a wide range of issues, including public library funding; contributing factors to the quality of public access computing and Internet services; the impact of public library closures; recent human rights violations in U.S. public libraries; supporting local small business development; how multiculturalism and automation can affect collection development and technical services; new leadership models; the use of marketing and advocacy to build and sustain support for public libraries; promoting family learning activities; and the case for small, independent libraries. Current Practices in Public Libraries explores:

• library funding • library expenditures • budget shortfalls • fiscal planning • Internet access and connectivity • library siting • library Bill of Rights • entrepreneurs • customization of library services • targeted services • acquisitions • collection development and management • outsourcing • state library agencies and associations • federal library programs and legislation • government relations • information literacy • tutoring • and much more Current Practices in Public Libraries is an essential resource for librarians and library administrators working in public and academic settings, and for library sciences faculty and students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317965329
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/02/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
246
File size:
4 MB

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Meet the Author

William Miller, PhD, MLS, is Director of Libraries at Florida Atlantic University. He formerly served as Head of Reference at Michigan State University and as Associate Dean of Libraries at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Dr. Miller is Past-President of the Association of College and Research Libraries, has served as Chair of the Choice Editorial Board, and is a frequent contributor to professional journals in addition to being a contributing editor of Library Issues. Dr. Miller teaches courses in English literature and library science, and in 2004 was named Instruction Librarian of the Year by the ACRL Instruction Section.

Rita M. Pellen, MLS, is Associate Director of Libraries at Florida Atlantic University, where she previously served as Assistant Director of Public Services and Head of the Reference Department. In 1993, she received the Gabor Exemplary Employee Award in recognition for outstanding service to the university, and in 1997 she received the "Literati Club Award for Excellence" for her outstanding paper published in The Bottom Line. She has served on committees in LAMA, ACRL, and ALCTS, as well as the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN), a multi-type library cooperative in south Florida. Her honor society memberships include Beta Phi Mu and Phi Kappa Pi.

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