The following new titles are available for interlibrary loan from the State Library:
Adding Value to Libraries, Archives, and Museums: Harnessing the Force That Drives Your Organization's Future, by Joseph R. Matthews. Libraries Unlimited, 2016. 978-1-4408-4288-7.
·        From the publisher: ”This book explains the concept of adding value and shows staff at libraries and other organizations why they need to take steps now to ensure they are adding new value to their communities—whether it be a local town or neighborhood, a faculty and student body, or a school.” See this blog post for more information.
The Craft of Librarian Instruction: Using Acting Techniques to Create Your Teaching Presence, by Julie Artman, Jeff Sundquist, and Douglas R. Dechow. ACRL, 2016. 978-0-8389-8821-3.
·        From the publisher: “Join [the authors] for a fun and creative approach to library instruction as they demonstrate how acting techniques can hone your presentation skills, your teaching style, and your performance to create an invigorating (and stress-free) learning experience for your students.” See this blog post for more information.

If you would like to request these or other materials from the State Library please use your library's established interlibrary loan process (e.g. OCLC or ALA request form).  Otherwise, send your full name, the name of your library, complete title information, shipping address, and a phone number to the document delivery department at 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-served basis. You may be put on a hold list for several weeks. Thank you for your patience. Most library staff are able to use their library’s interlibrary loan service to borrow professional development material. However, if you do not have access to these services or are not currently affiliated with a library, please contact me to discuss alternative options for borrowing the material.  


Be sure to check out our Library and Information Science (LIS) blog to discover the most recent additions to our LIS collection and search our catalog for our complete holdings. The library science collection is meant to support the whole Oregon library community. Library Support 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.




Tamara Ottum, MLIS

Library Support & Development Division

Oregon State Library


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