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Whole Library Handbook 5: Current Data, Professional Advice, and Curiosa about Libraries and Library Services

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The Whole Library Handbook, now in its fifth edition, is an encyclopedia filled with facts, tips, lists, and resources essential for library professionals and information workers of all kinds, all carefully handpicked to reflect the most informative, practical, up-to-date, and entertaining examples of library literature. Organized in easy-to-find categories, this unique compendium covers all areas of librarianship from academic libraries to ...
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Overview

The Whole Library Handbook, now in its fifth edition, is an encyclopedia filled with facts, tips, lists, and resources essential for library professionals and information workers of all kinds, all carefully handpicked to reflect the most informative, practical, up-to-date, and entertaining examples of library literature. Organized in easy-to-find categories, this unique compendium covers all areas of librarianship from academic libraries to teen services, from cataloging to copyright, and from gaming to social media.
Selections include
• Facts and figures on library workers
• Bookmobile guidelines
• 100 great libraries of the world
• Job search and recruitment techniques, and advice on how to deal with tough economic times
• Tips on writing articles and book reviews
• Fun with cataloging rules
• Famous librarians' favorite books Covering a huge spectrum of librariana, this one-of-a-kind volume is both educational and entertaining.
Praise for the previous edition:
"Timely, humorous, and informative. Everyone who plans to enter this profession would do well to own a copy." -Public Libraries
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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Mary Ann Darby
Any professional reference that opens with an excerpt from an Amy Lowell poem is bound to be terrific, and WLH5 does not disappoint. Updated dramatically (98 percent of the content is advertised as "new or substantially revised"), the book's preface acknowledges that social media and tablets have transformed the way we access information but that high-quality texts are still vital. The editor explains that his goal is to provide "informative, practical, and entertaining tips, lists, and guidelines," which is exactly what he achieved. This handbook, claiming to be useful for the "whole library," is exactly as advertised, with logical and useful divisions of such topics as people and operations. The book is well researched, well organized, and fun to peruse, as well as full of good reminders for media specialists. Rarely does a reference book have such a user-friendly feel as Eberhart's tome. Even if earlier editions are on your office shelf, this new edition is clearly worth the investment for its updated ideas and enjoyable, practical approach to valuable information—a must-have for media specialists. Reviewer: Mary Ann Darby
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838910900
  • Publisher: ALA Editions
  • Publication date: 5/28/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 530
  • Sales rank: 827,933
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.07 (d)

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