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3-D Printers for Libraries In the time-honored tradition of introducing new technologies, many libraries are considering purchasing a 3-D printer. Jason Griffey, an early enthusiast of 3-D printing, has researched the marketplace and seen several systems first hand at the Consumer Electronics Show. In this report he introduces readers to the 3-D printing marketplace.
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Crash Course in Weeding Library Collections Weeding is a perennial challenge for librarians. This book will help you rise to the task by offering you basic instructions, including information on new formats and digital collections. It covers online collection maintenance needs on all material formats (books, serials, recordings, realia) that require ongoing weeding.
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Libraries are overlooked and underfunded organizations that play a critical role in today's society by providing free programs, resources, and services to millions of adults, children, and youth everyday around the United States. But many libraries lack the resources and support to innovate and build upon the ways they can meet their communities' needs. With support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Visualizing Funding for Libraries' Data Tool is developed by Foundation Center to help libraries and their supporters find funding opportunities, increase understanding of funding sources, and track funding trends.


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The American Public Library Handbooklogin require
The American Public Library Handbook is the first reference work to focus on all aspects of the American public library experience, providing a topical perspective through comprehensive essays and biographical information on important public librarians.
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BiblioTech : Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google login require
In BiblioTech, educator and technology expert John Palfrey argues that anyone seeking to participate in the 21st century needs to understand how to find and use the vast stores of information available online. In order to survive our rapidly modernizing world and dwindling government funding, libraries must make the transition to a digital future as soon as possible—by digitizing print material and ensuring that born-digital material is publicly available online.
Book Banning in 21st-Century Americalogin require
Requests for the removal, relocation and restriction of books (also known as challenges)occur with some frequency in the United States. Book Banning in 21st-Century American Libraries, based on thirteen contemporary book challenge cases in schools and public libraries across the United States, argues that understanding contemporary reading practices, especially interpretive strategies, is vital to understanding why people attempt to censor books in schools and public libraries.
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Dismissal of Miss Ruth Brown: Civil Rights, Censorship, and the American Librarylogin require
In 1950 Ruth W. Brown, librarian at the Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Public Library, was summarily dismissed from her job after thirty years of exemplary service. Louise S. Robbins tells the story of the political, social, economic, and cultural threads that became interwoven in a particular time and place, creating a strong web of opposition. Relevant today, Ruth Brown’s story helps us understand the matrix of personal, community, state, and national forces that can lead to censorship, intolerance, and the suppression of individual rights.
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Ethics and Values in Librarianship: A Historylogin require
The author examines the development of, and changes to, library and information science through practice and the writings of library and information theorists and practitioners from Varro during the reign of Julius Caesar to the present. He documents technological and social changes that have had foundational implications for the information professions and argues that ethical standards may be redefined overtime and new standards may emerge, older precepts and newer ones coexist.
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Finding a Public Voice: Using Barbara Fister As a Case Study login require
This eclectic volume shares vivid examples of how academic librarians, inspired by the writings of noted library leader and blogger Barbara Fister, are engaging with others and blazing a leadership path for the profession on topics such as information literacy, scholarly communication and e-publishing, librarian career adaptability and healthcare privacy rights. Throughout the collection, Fister serves as a model for fearless public expression, speaking out about libraries and learning and engaging in substantive debate.
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Information Privacy Fundamentals for Librarians and Information Professionals login require
"Information Privacy Fundamentals for Librarians and Information Professionals" is tailored to the needs of librarians and information professionals. It introduces library and information professionals to information privacy, provides an overview of information privacy in the library and information science context, U.S. privacy laws by sector, information privacy policy, and key considerations when planning and creating a privacy program.
Information Services to Diverse Populations: Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionalslogin require
Filling a gap in the existing library and information science literature, this book consolidates recent research and best practices to address the need for diversity and social justice in the training and education of LIS professionals.
Intellectual Freedom for Teens: A Practical Guide for Young Adults and School Librarians login require
Among the issues addressed are; how to prepare yourself and your staff for potential challenges by developing a thoughtful selection policy and response plan, resources for help when a challenge occurs, the art of crafting a defense for a challenged book, and pointers for effectively disseminating your response through the press and social media, and the latest on intellectual freedom in the digital realm, including an examination of library technology.
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Libraries, Human Rights, and Social Justice: Enabling Access and Promoting Inclusion login require
This book is intended to help librarians better understand and articulate their roles in promoting human rights and social justice, as well as to educate policymakers, government officials, professionals in other fields, and researchers in other disciplines about the contributions of libraries to human rights and social justice. It explores the intersections of information, human rights, and social justice from a range of perspectives and addresses the differing roles of library institutions (public, school, academic, and special libraries), library professionals, professional organizations, governments, and library patrons.
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Planning Our Future Libraries: Blueprints for 2025 login require
Drawing from their personal experiences, library leaders bring their barrier-breaking perspectives to the task of reinventing the library in all its forms. From redesigning library services for the evolving needs of users, to functioning as a meaningful space in a digital age, implementing new infrastructure, and imagining the international future of school libraries, the contributors ask and answer questions. This thought-provoking collection will challenge librarians at every kind of institution to start planning today for the library of tomorrow.
Privacy in the Digital Age: 21st-century Challenges to the Fourth Amendment login require
A collection of expert essays examines the privacy rights that have been lost in the post-9/11 era, giving students and others the knowledge they need to take back their constitutional protections. The book highlights the use of new technologies to limit privacy rights.
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Sacred Stacks: The Higher Purpose of Libraries and Librarianshiplogin require
Sacred Stacks voices the importance of the library profession and libraries as community institutions in a secular time.
Scales on Censorship: Real Life Lessons From School Library Journal login require
This collection of the wide-ranging questions from readers, and the author's informative answers, are gathered in broad thematic groups to help readers explore the all-too daily reality of confronting efforts to censor, ban, or otherwise limit open and ready access to materials in our schools and libraries. They were all written in response to active book challenges or questions of intellectual freedom and library ethics.
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True Stories of Censorship Battles in America's Librarieslogin require
Censorship controversies can involve the public objecting to a book in the collection, venues for displays and meetings, and sometimes library staff themselves are tempted to preemptively censor a work. Those facing censorship challenges can find support and inspiration in this book.