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Latest additions to the NCLS Professional Collection
Going Virtual by
Publication Date: 2021-02-26
This book explores virtual programs created by library workers during the pandemic and also shares a handful of analog programs developed to serve communities using deliveries, take-home kits, window displays, and socially distanced interactions.
Information Services Today by
Publication Date: 2022-03-22
This book demonstrates the ever-changing landscape of information services today and the need to re-evaluate curriculum, competency training, professional development, and lifelong learning in order to stay abreast of current trends and issues, and more significantly, remain competent to address the changing user needs of the information community.
Intellectual Freedom Manual by
Publication Date: 2021-01-04
This indispensable resource provides day-to-day guidance on maintaining free and equal access to information for all people.
Libraries and Sustainability: Programs and Practices for Community Impact by
Publication Date: 2021-11-08
Library workers at all types of organizations, as well as LIS students learning about this newest Core Value of Librarianship, will find this book an easy-to-digest introduction to what staff at a range of libraries have accomplished in incorporating sustainability into their decision making and professional practices. In addition, a discussion about the role of economics and sustainability will challenge readers to stretch in new ways to positively impact their communities.
Library Marketing and Communications by
Publication Date: 2020-09-01
This book addresses the relevance question that libraries face today and explains how libraries can rise to the occasion by implementing strategic marketing and communications planning to tell their stories effectively.
Library Signage and Wayfinding Design by
Publication Date: 2021-10-01
This book connects wayfinding and signage with user experience (UX) design principles to assist libraries in creating positive, welcoming signage that communicates effectively and efficiently. Take a more user-centered approach to crafting library signage with this handy guide. Well-designed signage is clear, direct, and reduces confusion and frustration among library users and library workers alike—and also complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), bolstering accessibility.
Strategic Planning for Public Libraries
Publication Date: 2021
Supported by research conducted across more than 200 public library professionals and in-depth interviews with more than twenty library directors and leaders throughout the country, this book addresses some of the key areas of strategic planning that librarians care about most: Engaging the community; Measuring progress against the plan; Reaching non-users; Creating a living document that can be continually updated; How to conduct a community assessment; Engaging staff
The Weeding Handbook by
Publication Date: 2022-05-11
Filled with field-tested strategies and adaptable collection development policies, this updated handbook will enable libraries to bloom by maintaining a collection that users actually use.