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Thinking outside the book : essays for innovative librarians

Author: Carol Smallwood; Joy Marilyn Greiner
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Professionals in all areas of librarianship will find inspiration in the essays collected here -- each of them innovative tips for increasing circulation, enhancing collections, and improving flexibility. With extensive experience in the nation's top libraries and media centers, the 73 contributors describe what really works based on their real-world experiences. Organized by subject, the essays offer succinct and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Smallwood; Joy Marilyn Greiner
ISBN: 9780786435753 0786435755
OCLC Number: 173241128
Description: xii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Amplified library : grabbing users by the ears / Erika Bennett and Jaina Lewis --
Embarrassment of riches at an academic library : let patience, alertness, a positive attitude, and a little luck work for you / Anne Marie Candido --
Collaborating on library publications / Gwen Gregory and Mary Beth Chambers --
Customers in the driver's seat / Ruth A. Barefoot --
Librarian as author : yet another thing they didn't teach us in library school! / Kathy Barco --
When is a librarian not a librarian? : when she is a student, professor, fellow, mentor--
/ Cathy Carpenter --
Think outside the cases : strategies for developing online exhibits / Merinda Kaye Hensley --
Traveling museum exhibition : a resource for learning / Margaret Lincoln --
When the Olympics came to town : the rewards and challenges of creating a large-scale exhibition / Connie Lamb and Russ Taylor --
Libraries and literary clubs : the perfect match / Lisa A. Forrest --
Life Stories Project : collecting oral and written histories / Diana Brawley Sussman --
Local hero / Stephen Fesenmaier --
Teaching and outreach using archives and special collections / Sharon Carlson --
How to start your own blog / Nicole C. Engard --
Me publish? I don't have a clue : how to get published online / Melissa Aho, Erika Bennett, and Susan Wakefield --
Outreach and information : blogs in the academic library / Diane L. Schrecker --
Setting up a quickie wiki / Nicole C. Engard --
Webmaster 101 : building a personal web site / Jennifer Johnston --
"Seeing through Others' Eyes" grant project / Bob Blanchard --
Technology for visually impaired patrons / Bob Blanchard --
Art of the picture book conference : partnership beyond library walls / Diane L. Schrecker --
Breathing life into your library : hosting the perfect author event / Jennifer Johnston --
Weekly coffeehouse / Lee Johnson --
World building : a comic collaboration for academics and sixth graders / Diane Colson and Travis Fristoe --
CONNECTing for collaboration : how six college libraries worked together to identify common information literacy outcomes / Pamela Hayes-Bohanan and Marcia B. Dinneen --
Librarians and educators in partnerships : instigating the teachable moment for information literacy in core education courses / Anita Rao Mysore and Elizabeth Chadbourn McKee --
Teaching and librarianship : a winning combination / Darby Orcutt --
What is a curriculum developer doing in special collections? / Anita Rao Mysore --
Grant writing / Loriene Roy and Sara Albert --
Grant writing and how one grant turns into two / Victoria Lynn Packard --
Ace the presentation, win the job / Robert P. Holley --
Presentations : tools and tips / Ann Marlow Riedling --
Booktalking : wicked cool advertising for your library / Jill S. Carpenter and Christen A. Caton --
Attracting high school students / Alexandra Tyle --
Innovative programs for teens / Ivy Miller --
Looking through the eyes of a child / Pam Nutt --
Multimedia story time / Robin Bartoletti --
Read, write, and rap : connecting teens and tweens to poetry through hip-hop lyrics / Tamela N. Chambers --
Splish-splash story time / Sian Brannon --
El día del los niños/El día de los libros goes to college / Mardi Mahaffy, Susan Metcalf, and Irene Shown --
Librarian as marketing director for a small press publisher / Paula M. Storm --
Why publishing is good both for you and the profession / Judith A. Siess --
Beyond the blue carpet : simulating reference desk activities in an academic library / John H. Heinrichs and Nancy Czech --
College information literacy assignments : how to move your lessons out of the box / Sandra E. Riggs --
Professional service and rewards of book reviewing / Kathy Piehl --
Tips for reviewing educational media / Lori Widzinski --
Accessibility beyond our walls : using Web 2.0 and podcasting to teach off campus / Stephanie A. Thomas --
Librarians as indexers : taking then Arkansas publications index from state periodical index in card files to online database / Elizabeth Chadbourn McKee and Mary A. Walker --
Reading programs with 21st-century know-how / McKinley Sielaff --
Story of an Athenaeum spider / Carolyn Davis --
Using technology to reach teens / Alexandra Tyle --
Community partnerships / Elizabeth M. Timmins --
Finding funding in your own backyard / Pam Nutt --
Modern mobilization : creating a new library community / Melissa Aho and Erika Bennett --
School and public librarians unite! : a case study showcasing collaborative programming between Parkrose High School and Multnomah County Library / Stephanie A. Thomas [and others] --
Authors R us / Rick Walter, Eileen O'Connell, and Kathy Barco --
Being your own publisher / Judith A. Siess --
Crafting a cover letter / Kathryn Yelinek --
Newspaper column : a conversation among book lovers / Gabriel Morley --
Poetry sweepstakes : beating the odds of getting published / Lisa A. Forrest --
Publishing an article in a scholarly journal / Perry Bratcher --
Showcase your writing with a professional portfolio / Gabriel Morley --
Basic staffing study / Sian Brannon --
Building the dream teen space / Jill S. Carpenter --
Connecting with customers / Ruth A. Barefoot --
I play two roles at my library / Elizabeth M. Timmins --
Teens as library employees / Thayla Wright --
Time management skills in writing / Loriene Roy and Sara Albert --
New distance education librarian : tips and tools from the trenches / Melissa Aho and Sommer Berg-Nebel --
World geography and WebCT / Victoria Lynn Packard --
Mobile librarian / Carolyn Davis --
School library media specialist in Australia / Melissa Allen --
Teaching prospective librarians as a Fulbright scholar / Ann Marlow Riedling --
Digital doctorate in library/information science / Margaret Lincoln --
Learning to review, reviewing to learn / Darby Orcutt --
National board certification as a professional development opportunity / Melissa Allen --
Sandynista / Stephen Fesenmaier --
Still eager to learn : outreach for seniors / Rhonda Harris Taylor and Nancy Larson Bluemel --
Training cyberlibrarians : the new skill requirements / John H. Heinrichs and Nancy Czech.
Responsibility: edited by Carol Smallwood ; foreword by Joy M. Greiner.
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