Thinking Outside the Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians

Thinking Outside the Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians

by Carol Smallwood
     
 

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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.

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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.

Editorial Reviews

MLIS, Library Director, Wilmington Public Library District, Wilmington, Illinois - Mary J. Soucie
A great resource filled with tips and tricks, something for everyone, from the novice to the guru!
JD, MAT, MLS, Certified Library Media Specialist, Associate Professor, National-Louis University, Chicago - Kathryn Miller
Thinking Outside the Book is packed with practical tips for librarians in academic, public and school libraries. The ideas are fresh and full of twenty-first century cool while meeting the standards and expectations of traditional librarianship. This is a must read for librarians looking to bring renewed energy to their library.
Social Sciences Librarian, Southern Connecticut State University - Lisa Bier
Whether you work with the general public, children, or college students, this book provides smart and practical techniques for improving your library and your career through chapters that are simultaneously innovative and practical.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786435753
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
285
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Carol Smallwood is the author or editor of numerous books and journal articles. A Michigan resident, her experience includes school, public and special libraries.

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