[Libs-Or] new library science titles available for ILL from Oregon State Library

Ann Reed ann.reed at state.or.us
Thu Jan 10 11:32:56 PST 2013


The following new titles are available for interlibrary loan from the Oregon State Library. 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 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. You may be put on a hold list for several weeks. Thank you for your patience.
[book1.jpg]Solomon, Laura.  The Librarian's Nitty-Gritty Guide to Social Media.  Chicago: ALA, 2013.  006.754 Solom     ISBN  978-0838911600
The vast array of social media options present a challenge to today's busy librarians: it's tough to keep current, let alone formulate a plan for using these tools effectively. Solomon, a librarian with extensive experience in web development, design, and technology, cuts to the chase with this invaluable guide to using social media in any kind of library. With a straightforward and pragmatic approach, she enlarges her best-selling ALA Editions Special Report on the topic and
*        Presents an overview of the social media world, providing context for services like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and analyzes how adults and teens use of social media impacts the library
*        Offers advice on easy ways to use these tools on a daily basis, with planning strategies for posting and scheduling
*        Addresses the fine points of Facebook, comparing the various types of profiles and accounts
*        Guides readers in the basics of crafting eye-catching status updates, and other social media best practices
*        Shows how to manage and monitor accounts, including pointers on dealing with negative feedback
Including a bibliography of additional resources, Solomon's guide will empower libraries to use social media as a powerful tool for marketing, outreach, and advocacy.


[book2.jpg] Farrell, Robert and Kenneth Schlesinger, eds.  Managing in the Middle.  Chicago: ALA, 2013.   025.1 Manag.    ISBN 978-0838911617

Fully a third of all library supervisors are managing in the middle: reporting to top-level managers while managing teams of peers or paraprofessional staff in some capacity. This practical handbook is here to assist middle managers navigate their way through the challenges of multitasking and continual gear-shifting. The broad range of contributors from academic and public libraries in this volume help librarians face personal and professional challenges by
*        Linking theoretical ideas about mid-level management to real-world situations
*        Presenting ways to sharpen crucial skills such as communication, productivity, delegation, and performance management
*        Offering specific advice on everything from supervision to surviving layoffs
Being a middle manager can be a difficult job, but the range of perspectives in this book offer strategies and tips to make it easier.


[book3.jpg]Michel, Jason Paul.  Web Service APIs and Libraries.  Chicago: ALA, 2013.  025.0422 Miche    ISBN 978-0838911822

This book shows how to enhance an institution's presence on the Web with tools that integrate a variety of handy, popular programs.  Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are software tools that help different programs work together, and Michel shows readers how to integrate these into existing library websites as well as use them to launch new kinds of services.  With step by step guidance, this book
*        Uses real-world examples to show how APIs can be used to promote library materials and events, visualize data, educate patrons, and mobilize library services
*        Demonstrates how to create and manage widgets for photo galleries, instant reporting on computer/printer availability, featured book titles and book reviews from library users, tracking usage data, and many other library functions
*        Includes instructions for working with popular tools such as Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Google Charts, OCLC, Wordpress, Goodreads, LibraryThing, and the Hathi Trust
*        Provides plentiful screenshots, snippets of HTML code, and easy-to-follow samples to ensure that even novices will feel comfortable integrating APIs into their marketing plans
Focusing on widely adopted tools that all have immediate, useful applications, this practical book will help extend any library's reach.


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.




Ann Reed, Federal Programs Coordinator
Oregon State Library
Library Development Services
250 Winter St.
Salem, OR 97301
ann.reed at state.or.us
phone 503-378-5027
fax 503-378-6439
http://www.oregon.gov/OSL/LD/


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