[kids-lib] New Books Available from State Library: eBooks, Info Lit, Guided Inquiry, School Lib Reference, & More

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Tue Nov 5 16:40:06 PST 2013

Please pardon the cross-posting.

These books are now available for interlibrary loan from the Oregon State Library. The bottom three are appropriate for any library.


Leverkus, Cathy, and Shannon Acedo. Ebooks and the School Library Program: A Practical Guide for the School Librarian. Chicago: American Association of School Librarians, 2013.
ISBN: 978-0-8389-8672-1

Whether you have an interest in starting an ebook collection for your school library program or are working on enhancing an ebook collection you’ve already established, this handbook is for you. The world of ebooks is both vast and intricate. Exploring the many articles concerning ebook publication, vendors, devices, and copyright laws can be… [read more<http://osl-lis.blogspot.com/2013/11/ebooks-and-school-library-program.html>]


Riedling, Ann M., Loretta Shake, and Cynthia Houston. Reference Skills for the School Librarian: Tools and Tips. 3rd ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Linworth, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-58683-528-6

Written specifically for K–12 librarians and teachers, the authors present helpful tools and easily applied strategies for every major area in reference, from the reference interview to encyclopedias and dictionaries. This textbook teaches basic reference processes, sources, services, and skills; and provides authentic, real-world school library media reference scenarios as well as… [read more<http://osl-lis.blogspot.com/2013/11/reference-skills-for-school-librarian.html>]


Lanning, Scott, and John Bryner. Essential Reference Services for Today's School Media Specialists. 2nd ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-59158-883-2

Essential Reference Services for Today's School Media Specialists: Second Edition is an overview of today's reference environment covering the essentials of reference services, from selecting resources to weeding the collection, from the advantages of chat reference to the types of library instruction. This book is the place to start for information on… [read more<http://osl-lis.blogspot.com/2013/11/essential-reference-services-for-todays.html>]


Kuhlthau, Carol C., Leslie K. Maniotes, and Ann K. Caspari. Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2012.
ISBN: 978-1-61069-009-6

The first three chapters provide an overview of the Guided Inquiry design framework, identify the eight phases of the Guided Inquiry process, summarize the research that grounds Guided Inquiry, and describe the five tools of inquiry that are essential to implementation. The following chapters detail the… [read more<http://osl-lis.blogspot.com/2013/11/guided-inquiry-design.html>]


Lanning, Scott. Concise Guide to Information Literacy. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-59884-949-3

Using the Association of College and Research Libraries' Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education as a framework, this much-needed sourcebook covers all the major facets of the information literacy process. For students, it is a ready-to-use guide that explains what information literacy is, why it is so important, and how to put it to use in both print and online research. For teachers, it is a… [read more<http://osl-lis.blogspot.com/2013/11/concise-guide-to-information-literacy.html>]


Bell, Suzanne S. Librarian's Guide to Online Searching. 3rd ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-61069-035-5

Librarian's Guide to Online Searching, Third Edition explores the fundamentals of online searching, including database structure, searching tips, and plenty of exercises and questions for practice. This guide includes representative databases covering social sciences, science and medicine, bibliographic, humanities, and numerical data. The revised and updated edition of this popular work introduces information on new interfaces, includes updated… [read more<http://osl-lis.blogspot.com/2013/11/librarians-guide-to-online-searching.html>]

Baker, Heather. Successful Minute Taking: Meeting the Challenge. Lancashire, UK: Universe of Learning, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-84937-076-9

I'd rather throw myself downstairs ... That was how I used to feel about minute taking; this book is for those among you who feel the same. Learn the skills you need to be an excellent meeting secretary.

  *   Example minutes and agendas
  *   How to develop your skills in notetaking… [read more<http://osl-lis.blogspot.com/2013/11/successful-minute-taking.html>]

If you would like to request these or other materials from the Oregon State Library, please use your library's established interlibrary loan process or send your full name, the name of your library, complete title information, shipping address, and a phone number to the document delivery department at library.request at state.or.us<mailto:library.request at state.or.us> or (fax) 503-588-7119. Items will be checked out to your library, not to you personally, for 4 weeks (print materials) or 2 weeks (videos). Materials will be delivered via mail or Orbis Cascade Alliance Courier, and you may return them the same way. Normally a single copy is purchased and is loaned on a first-come-first-serve basis. Should the item prove popular, you may be put on a hold list for several weeks. Thank you for your patience.

Be sure to check out our Library and Information Science (LIS) blog (http://osl-lis.blogspot.com/) to discover the most recent additions to our LIS collection, and search our catalog (http://oregon.gov/OSL/index.shtml) for our complete holdings. The library science collection is meant to support the whole Oregon library community. The Library Development Division welcomes your suggestions for acquisitions. See the blog for an input form or email us!

This collection is supported in whole by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library
250 Winter Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
jennifer.maurer at state.or.us<mailto:jennifer.maurer at state.or.us>

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