New Books for July in the WSL Library Science Collection

Aug 3, 2015

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New books here at the Wyoming State Library in our library science professional collection! See more on our new books page and Pinterest board.

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Andrea Kihlstedt and Andy Robinson.
Medfield, Massachusetts: Emerson & Church, Publishers, [2014]
Nonprofit boards seem universally afraid of fundraising—which is ironic since raising money is what organizations need most from their trustees. With this book, much of that fear will now be vanquished. Drawing on decades of experience, and tapping an expert team of fundraising trainers across the United States, Andrea Kihlstedt and Andy Robinson have produced an extraordinary how-to book of easy-to-use fundraising exercises for boards of all sizes.

by Amy Alessio, Katie LaMantia, Emily Vinci.
Chicago: ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2015.
Needless to say, programming for teens can be a dubious fit for library users in their 20s; and what appeals to Baby Boomers isn’t necessarily ideal for those in their 30s and 40s. Millennials deserve their own programs. This handy guide specifically targets those on the cusp of the born-digital generation and their peers, offering up a year’s worth of programming suitable for both public and academic libraries.

Steve Albrecht.
Chicago: ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2015.
Library work is really all about people. And the inclusive, welcoming nature of the library means that all kinds of people pass through its doors. Not all difficult patrons are dangerous, but some frighten staff and other library users, which can lead to situations that are distracting, troubling, and fraught with liability. For more than a decade, Albrecht, a 15-year police veteran, has presented workshops for libraries on dealing with challenging patrons. His no-nonsense advice will empower library staff in their personal security and give them the tools to confidently communicate with their colleagues, patrons, and members of law enforcement regarding inappropriate behavior.

Rebecca Vnuk.
Chicago: ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2015.
“No! We can’t rid of that!” Vnuk, author of the popular “Weeding Tips” column on Booklist Online, is here to show you that yes, you can. A library is an ever-changing organism; when done the right way, weeding helps a library thrive by focusing its resources on those parts of the collection that are the most useful to its users. Her handbook takes the guesswork out of this delicate but necessary process, giving public and school library staff the knowledge and the confidence to effectively weed any collection, of any size.

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