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Library Science Book Collection at SLPL December 6, 2006

Posted by L Wolfe in Library Stuff.

Did you know about the library science resources available in the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Collection at St. Louis Public Library’s Central Branch?
Some 2006 print titles available for check-out or browsing:

  • 100 Ready-to-Use  Pathfinders for the Web, a Guidebook and cd-rom by A. Paula  Wilson
  • Blueprint for your  Library Marketing Plan, A Guide to Help You Survive and Thrive  by Patricia H. Fisher and Marseille M. Pride
  • Creating the  One-Shot Library Workshop, a Step-by-Step Guide, by Jerilyn  Veldof
  • Demonstrating  Results: Using Outcome Measurement in Your Library by Rhea Joyce  Rubin, (PLA Results Series)
  • Integrating Print  and Digital Resources in Library Collections, Audrey Fenner,  ed.
  • Libraries Beyond  Their Institutions: Partnerships that work, William Miller, Rita  M. Pellen, eds. 
  • Reading is our Business: How Libraries Can Foster Reading Comprehension by Sharon  Grimes
  • Sacred Stacks: the Higher Purpose of Libraries and  Librarianship by Nancy Kalikow Maxwell
  • Technology Made  Simple: an Improvement Guide for Small and Medium  Libraries by Kimberly Bolan and Robert  Cullin
  • Web-based  Instruction, a Guide for Libraries, 2nd ed. by Susan Sharpless  Smith
  • Whole Library  Handbook #4, Current Data, Professional Advice and Curiosa about Libraries and  Library Services, ed. by George M. Eberhart (Current information  about: people, materials, guidelines, technology, operations, funding, staff  development, issues, diversity, the internet, librariana.)

Other staff recommended titles:

  • Virtual Reference Training: The Complete Guide to Providing Anytime, Anywhere Answers by Buff Hirko (ALA, 2004). Buff Hirko is the  Virtual Reference Project Coordinator for Washington State’s statewide chat  reference service. Her book provides an overview of the methods she used to  train librarians participating in the program.
  • The Oxford Guide to Library Research, How to Find Reliable Information
    Online and Offline 3rd ed
    . by Thomas Mann (Oxford, 2005). Mann, a
    former private investigator, is currently a reference librarian in the
    main reading room of the Library of Congress.  He concisely describes
    and explains, with examples, how to find and use the best, most current
    combinations of subject headings, keywords, OPAC commands, shelf
    browsing,  databases, and other library and internet resources to
    capably help patrons locate the information they need. Great book for any librarian who occasionally feels a need to reenergize his/her reference skills.

Drop by and check out the titles, and take time to chat with Kimberly Parks, the Humanities and Social Sciences Reference Librarian, a Mizzou alumni.   



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