New Books at the Wyoming State Library

Oct 12, 2016

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Marketing and outreach for the academic library : new approaches and initiatives
edited by Bradford Lee Eden
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
Volume 7 of the series Creating the 21st-Century Academic Library is focused on new approaches and initiatives in marketing the academic library, as well as the importance of outreach through partnerships and collaborations both internal and external to the library…



Teaching reference today : new directions, novel approaches
edited by Lisa A. Ellis
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
Reference and Information Services, if it may still be referred to by this term, is an evolving outreach service in libraries. This is not only due to Google and the Internet, but also other technological advances afford users online access to a plethora of content, free and proprietary. This evolution has also caused a shift in the theories and practices (especially, core functions and values) of reference and information services…



RDA essentials
Thomas Brenndorfer
Chicago : American Library Association, 2016.
This concise guide to cataloging with RDA: Resource Description and Access specifically hones in on the needs of those seeking a simplified path to creating basic RDA records. First describing foundational RDA concepts and vocabulary, Brenndorfer then distills RDA instructions, matching them to cataloging practice in easy-to-follow language…



Fundamentals of government information : mining, finding, evaluating, and using government resources 2nd ed.
Cassandra J. Hartnett, Andrea L. Sevetson, Eric J. Forte
Chicago : ALA Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2016.
Government data and resources are uniquely useful to researchers and other library users. But without a roadmap, sifting through the sheer quantity of information to find the right answers is foolhardy. The first edition of this text is well established as an essential navigational tool for both LIS students and professionals; now this newly revised, peer-reviewed update is even more attuned to new sources and types of government information and how best to locate them…

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Digitizing your community’s history : the innovative librarian’s guide
Alex Hoffman
Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]
Follow the blueprint in this book to launch a library DIY community history digitization program–one that provides the access and fosters engagement with patrons to sustain the program over time…



Creating makers : how to start a learning revolution at your library
Megan Egbert
Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]
This book shows you how, even with a tight budget and limited space, you can foster “maker mentality” in your library and help patrons reap the learning benefits of making–with or without a makerspace…



Crash course in technology planning
Christopher D. Brown
Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]
This easy-to-use primer will empower anyone–even those with no IT background–to face the challenge of adding one or more technologies to library services or maintaining existing technologies…



The Big6 curriculum : comprehensive information and communication technology (ICT) literacy for all students
Michael B. Eisenberg, Janet Murray, and Colet Bartow
Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]
This practical, hands-on book explains how to ensure that your students are information and communication technology literate—that is, competent with a range of tools, technologies, and techniques for seeking out and applying information…



Five steps of outcome-based planning and evaluation for public libraries
Melissa Gross, Cindy Mediavilla, Virginia A. Walter
Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2016.
Planning and assessment are both crucial elements of a public library that functions efficiently and flexibly. So why are they often treated as separate processes? This concise book combines planning and evaluation in a holistic approach, helping public library managers and staff put library resources to work for the community…


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