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Library Security - Better Communication, Safer Facilities (Paperback): Steve Albrecht Library Security - Better Communication, Safer Facilities (Paperback)
Steve Albrecht
R1,526 Discovery Miles 15 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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 16-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. In this book he addresses security issues important to all libraries, including: Specific guidance for common situations, such as unruly teens, unwanted sexual advances, chronically homeless substance abusers, and more The elements of an effective Code of Conduct and how to enforce it Tips on how to manage internet usage to minimize potential problems How to align with patrons and use language that defuses the conflict Forming partnerships with service organizations, homeless shelters, mental health advocacy groups, and other community resources How to know when it's time to call the police, plus ideas for increasing law enforcement support Ways to make the library more secure through changes to facilities Through the methods outlined in this book, Albrecht demonstrates that effective communication not only makes library users feel more comfortable but also increases staff morale, ensuring the library is place where everyone feels welcome.

Sing a Song of Storytime (Mixed media product, Annotated edition): Susan M. Dailey Sing a Song of Storytime (Mixed media product, Annotated edition)
Susan M. Dailey
R2,124 R1,939 Discovery Miles 19 390 Save R185 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Music adds an extra special element to storytime programming. And Susan Dailey is a virtuoso at helping colleagues use music creatively. ""Sing a Song of Storytime"" is a compilation of musical storytimes she has used successfully. In addition to the music and lyrics, there are also annotated bibliographies of picture books related to music, along with tips on how to deliver these unique programs. This new resource includes: 75+ songs, including traditional folk songs, new lyrics for familiar melodies, and original compositions; activities, including flannel-board patterns, crafts, motions, and dances paired to songs; popular children's books for use with the featured songs and music; helpful hints for non-singers; and, a multimedia CD featuring music from the book, along with patterns, scripts, lyrics, and more. New and veteran librarians, preschool and early elementary teachers, as well as daycare workers and parents will find hundreds of great ideas in this book. You might want to consider buying one for your staff and one to circulate. Make sure this musical resource is part of your collection!

Data Visualizations and Infographics (Paperback): Sarah K. C. Mauldin Data Visualizations and Infographics (Paperback)
Sarah K. C. Mauldin; Series edited by Ellyssa Kroski
R895 Discovery Miles 8 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Graphics which visually represent data or complex ideas are oftentimes easier for people to understand and digest than standalone statistics. A map shaded with different colors to represent religious affiliations or income levels enables researchers to quickly identify trends and patterns. New free tools and applications offer librarians the opportunity to organize and manipulate data to quickly create these helpful graphics. Learn how to overlay data sets on maps, create infographics for library services and instruction, use mindmapping for group brainstorming sessions, produce detailed timelines, process flowcharts, diagrams, and much more in this complete how-to-guidebook. This complete how-to guidebook provides you with the tools and inspiration you need to use infographics and data visualization techniques in your library to knock your audience's socks off as you tell your story in a visual format that can be consumed and understood at a glance. You will learn how to: *use the tools you already have to create a simple infographic; *create a library services infographic using Piktochart; *create instructional infographics with Easel.ly; *create interactive timelines; mindmap your brainstorming meetings; *create library flowcharts and diagrams using Creately; *create interactive maps with imported data; and *create complex data visualizations.

Cultivating Connected Learning - Library Programs for Youth (Paperback): Sari Feldman Cultivating Connected Learning - Library Programs for Youth (Paperback)
Sari Feldman
R1,368 Discovery Miles 13 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

If you want to boost your library's relevancy and support youth learning, consider incorporating connected learning at your library. This book helps you to realize the potential of this exciting and dynamic trend. Learning doesn't just happen in the classroom: it happens everywhere. The connected learning model supports this principle, asserting that young people learn best when their experiences are interest-driven, peer-supported, and rooted in solid academics. Libraries are the perfect environment for this type of learning, providing a place where teens can connect with each other and with adult mentors to engage with learning material and thrive. This book shows you how to cultivate connected learning in your library. You'll discover what the approach involves, its benefits, and what it can look like in various library settings. You'll also learn how to generate support for connecting learning within your library; reimagine your spaces and programs to better support connected learning; integrate technology into programs and services to make it accessible to youth; build partnerships with other libraries as well as other organizations; recruit volunteers; and raise community awareness to increase involvement. * Evidences the effectiveness of connected learning * Shows how connected learning in libraries complements and extends classroom learning * Explains how to incorporate connected learning into libraries of all sizes

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science - Volume 39 - Supplement 4: Accreditation of Library Education to Videotex:... Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science - Volume 39 - Supplement 4: Accreditation of Library Education to Videotex: Teletext, and the ImPatt of Television Systems Information Systems on Library Services (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Allen Kent
R4,464 Discovery Miles 44 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."

Working with Library Collections - An Introduction for Support Staff (Paperback): Hali R. Keeler Working with Library Collections - An Introduction for Support Staff (Paperback)
Hali R. Keeler
R703 Discovery Miles 7 030 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Working with Collections: An Introduction for Support Staff deals with the technical service aspect of library work- the processes that put a book on the shelf or online. It provides an introduction to publishers, vendors, preparing items for use, and caring for items in the collections and is both a text for professors who teach in library support staff programs and their students, and an introductory manual for support staff who work in libraries. This material is written in clear language with practical examples of how performance can contribute to exemplary library service. It is aligned with the ALA support staff standards and prepares library support staff to: *Know how to use an integrated library system and other appropriate online tools. *Know the basic principles of collection development and management. *Assist with decisions regarding selection, de-selection, retention and replacement of all types of library resources. *Know the basic principles, and can apply, the appropriate procedures to the processes that provide users with access to a wide variety of content. *Know the various ways in which content, in multiple formats, is produced and distributed to libraries. *Understand the value of resource sharing agreements and apply them to collection decisions. *Know and use the recognized standard evaluative sources to assist with collection development. *Know the principles and basic practices regarding the preservation of library resources. *Apply appropriate methods and techniques for accurate preparation of library resources *Explain and apply policies regarding library collections.

Selecting and Evaluating the Best Mobile Apps for Library Services (Paperback): Nicole Hennig Selecting and Evaluating the Best Mobile Apps for Library Services (Paperback)
Nicole Hennig
R1,250 R1,156 Discovery Miles 11 560 Save R94 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Mobile apps and the shift of students from consumers to creators were highlighted as key trends by the 2014 NMC Horizon Reports; meanwhile, technology research firm Gartner predicts that by 2017 some 268 billion apps will have been downloaded. It's easy to feel overwhelmed, but this issue of Library Technology Reports is here to help, with succinct guidance for incorporating apps into digital literacy training and other library services. No longer just for media consumption, mobile apps are proving to be excellent tools for content creation. To assist libraries in taking full advantage of their possibilities, Hennig includes:An overview of app literacy examining mobile operating systems, mobile ecosystems, core apps, natural user interfaces, device capabilities, accessibility, and jail breakingA detailed app evaluation checklist that supplements traditional review criteria for print resourcesRecommendations for core apps organized around common activitiesGo-to review sources to keep up with the newest appsSummaries of 19 iOS features that support accessibilityIdeas for library instruction and event-programming with apps

Effective Online Searching - A Basic Text (Hardcover): Christine L. Borgman, Dineh Moghdam, Patti K. Corbett Effective Online Searching - A Basic Text (Hardcover)
Christine L. Borgman, Dineh Moghdam, Patti K. Corbett
R3,883 Discovery Miles 38 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book focuses on searching and hands-on experience, which makes the text suitable for those who wish to learn searching for their own use as well. It is intended for those who will act as search intermediaries, accepting questions from clients and performing the searches.

The Sound of Storytime (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Tiara V. Dixon, Paula Blough The Sound of Storytime (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Tiara V. Dixon, Paula Blough
R2,127 R1,942 Discovery Miles 19 420 Save R185 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Here's a musical new way to make beloved children's books even more magical. This new resource will help librarians and classroom teachers alike use simple instruments such as bells, rhythm sticks, sand blocks, shakers, and tambourines to add a musical element to storytime. For each of the 48 ready-to-use programs, you'll find: a musical storytime; flannel-board activity; movement chant; make-and-take craft; list of suggested books to share; and, complete directions including supply lists, prop assembly, program scripts, and song lyrics. The companion CD-ROM includes audio tracks along with forms and patterns to make these low-prep favourites!

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science - Volume 33 - The Wellesley College Library to Zoological Literature: A Review... Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science - Volume 33 - The Wellesley College Library to Zoological Literature: A Review (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Allen Kent, Harold Lancour, Jay E. Daily
R4,485 Discovery Miles 44 850 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."

Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology - Volume 14 - Very Large Data Base Systems to Zero-Memory and Markov... Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology - Volume 14 - Very Large Data Base Systems to Zero-Memory and Markov Information Source (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent
R9,812 Discovery Miles 98 120 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"This comprehensive reference work provides immediate, fingertip access to state-of-the-art technology in nearly 700 self-contained articles written by over 900 international authorities. Each article in the Encyclopedia features current developments and trends in computers, software, vendors, and applications...extensive bibliographies of leading figures in the field, such as Samuel Alexander, John von Neumann, and Norbert Wiener...and in-depth analysis of future directions."

The Librarian and Reference Queries - A Systematic Approach (Hardcover): Gustav Jahoda, J.S. Braunagel The Librarian and Reference Queries - A Systematic Approach (Hardcover)
Gustav Jahoda, J.S. Braunagel
R1,468 Discovery Miles 14 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Furnishing the Library Interior (Hardcover): William S. Pierce Furnishing the Library Interior (Hardcover)
William S. Pierce
R7,038 Discovery Miles 70 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book discusses the selection, evaluation, and purchase of furniture and equipment for libraries. It examines the arrangement of the interior to update and illuminate earlier writings, and helps those spending even small amounts for library furniture and equipment to do so more wisely.

Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology - Volume 13 - Reliability Theory to USSR: Computing in (Hardcover, illustrated... Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology - Volume 13 - Reliability Theory to USSR: Computing in (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent
R9,858 Discovery Miles 98 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"This comprehensive reference work provides immediate, fingertip access to state-of-the-art technology in nearly 700 self-contained articles written by over 900 international authorities. Each article in the Encyclopedia features current developments and trends in computers, software, vendors, and applications...extensive bibliographies of leading figures in the field, such as Samuel Alexander, John von Neumann, and Norbert Wiener...and in-depth analysis of future directions."

Streamlining Information Services Using Chatbots (Paperback): Michele L. McNeal, David Newyear Streamlining Information Services Using Chatbots (Paperback)
Michele L. McNeal, David Newyear
R1,252 R1,158 Discovery Miles 11 580 Save R94 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The most common questions coming to your library by IM or Chat, such as inquiries about location, hours, policies, or patron access to specific material, can all be answered by a chatbot, saving valuable staff time. A chatbot effectively creates a natural language processing interface to your catalogue and databases, providing answers to library users by structuring language to a database's requirements. David Newyear developed the award-winning Emma the Catbot and, with co-author Michele McNeal, implemented it at the Mentor Public Library. He has since transformed it into an open source virtual agent for libraries, infoTabby. This issue of Library Technology Reports presents dozens of code examples in AIML, an easy-to-learn markup language for anyone familiar with XML or HTML, enabling you to start simple, with a virtual agent that can answer FAQs and build toward a natural conversation. This report offers guidance on such topics as Creating a simple working chatbot with a small number of AIML tags Sample coding for answering the basic library-hours questions How to use Javascript to pass a query to a third-party database, such as Encyclopedia Britannica Free and premium services from Pandorabot to experiment with or implement a free virtual assistant for Android Implementation ideas, from text-only catalogue enhancement to kiosks

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science - Volume 26 - Role Indicators to St. Anselm-College Library (Rome) (Hardcover,... Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science - Volume 26 - Role Indicators to St. Anselm-College Library (Rome) (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Allen Kent, Harold Lancour, Jay E. Daily
R4,489 Discovery Miles 44 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science - Volume 25 - Publishers and the Library to Rochester: University of Rochester... Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science - Volume 25 - Publishers and the Library to Rochester: University of Rochester Library (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Allen Kent, Harold Lancour, Jay E. Daily
R4,469 Discovery Miles 44 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."

A Basic Music Library - Essential Scores and Sound Recordings (Hardcover, Fourth Edition): The Music Library Association A Basic Music Library - Essential Scores and Sound Recordings (Hardcover, Fourth Edition)
The Music Library Association
R7,515 R6,730 Discovery Miles 67 300 Save R785 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Prepared by the Music Library Association, with thousands of records selected by experts in dozens of specialised and popular areas of music, "A Basic Music Library" constitutes the most authoritative music collection resource available. Completely revised and reorganised, this essential reference is divided into three sections: classical music (organised by genre, composer, and title); popular music (organised by genre and artist); and, world music (organised by geographic area, genre, and artist). The expanded coverage not only includes new music published since the last edition, but also CDs, DVDs, and songbooks combined with printed music. Printed scores cover performance of all music genres by all instruments, voices, and ensembles and include anthologies, study scores, performing renditions, vocal scores, and instrumental methods of studies.

Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology - Volume 7 - Curve Fitting to Early Development of Programming Languages... Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology - Volume 7 - Curve Fitting to Early Development of Programming Languages (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent
R9,853 Discovery Miles 98 530 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"This comprehensive reference work provides immediate, fingertip access to state-of-the-art technology in nearly 700 self-contained articles written by over 900 international authorities. Each article in the Encyclopedia features current developments and trends in computers, software, vendors, and applications...extensive bibliographies of leading figures in the field, such as Samuel Alexander, John von Neumann, and Norbert Wiener...and in-depth analysis of future directions."

The Academic Library Administrator's Field Guide (Paperback): Bryce E. Nelson The Academic Library Administrator's Field Guide (Paperback)
Bryce E. Nelson
R1,899 Discovery Miles 18 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The daily administration of an academic library often leaves you needing quick advice on the topic at hand. Nelson, an experienced administrator writing from first-hand knowledge, delivers such advice in 30 topical chapters. Each chapter begins with an Assertion, a one-sentence summary allowing you to rapidly scan the book and find what you need. When you re on the job you can dip into this guide for ready-to-use guidance on the full range of administrator responsibilities, such as How to think and act politically Preparing staff for safety and security procedures Influencing student and faculty's perception of the library as a basic component of education Fostering librarians' professional identity as teachers Communicating effectively, from email messages to meetings Assessment and systematic collection of data Commentary sections in each chapter offer observations and interpretation, with abundant examples of useful advice. If you want to dig further into a topic, a Readings section points you to resources. Packed with insight about the day-to-day operations of the academic library, Nelson's guide will be invaluable to new and experienced administrators alike.

Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology - Volume 5 - Classical Optimization to Computer Output/Input Microform... Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology - Volume 5 - Classical Optimization to Computer Output/Input Microform (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent
R9,853 Discovery Miles 98 530 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"This comprehensive reference work provides immediate, fingertip access to state-of-the-art technology in nearly 700 self-contained articles written by over 900 international authorities. Each article in the Encyclopedia features current developments and trends in computers, software, vendors, and applications...extensive bibliographies of leading figures in the field, such as Samuel Alexander, John von Neumann, and Norbert Wiener...and in-depth analysis of future directions."

Guide Reference - Essential General Reference and Library Science Sources (Paperback, Abridged Ed): Jo Bell Whitlatch, Susan E.... Guide Reference - Essential General Reference and Library Science Sources (Paperback, Abridged Ed)
Jo Bell Whitlatch, Susan E. Searing
R1,908 R1,737 Discovery Miles 17 370 Save R171 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ideal for public, school, and academic libraries looking to freshen up their reference collection, as well as for LIS students and instructors conducting research, this resource collects the cream of the crop sources of general reference and library science information. Encompassing internet resources, digital image collections, and print resources, it includes the full section on LIS Resources from the Guide to Reference database, which was voted a #1 Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers. Organized by topic and thoroughly indexed, this guide makes it a snap to find the right sources. It offers an appealing introduction to reference work and resources for LIS students and also serves as an affordable course book to complement online Guide to Reference access.

Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology - Volume 3 - Ballistics Calculations to Box-Jenkins Approach to Time Series... Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology - Volume 3 - Ballistics Calculations to Box-Jenkins Approach to Time Series Analysis and Forecasting (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent
R9,858 Discovery Miles 98 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"This comprehensive reference work provides immediate, fingertip access to state-of-the-art technology in nearly 700 self-contained articles written by over 900 international authorities. Each article in the Encyclopedia features current developments and trends in computers, software, vendors, and applications...extensive bibliographies of leading figures in the field, such as Samuel Alexander, John von Neumann, and Norbert Wiener...and in-depth analysis of future directions."

Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology - Volume 2 - AN/FSQ-7 Computer to Bivalent Programming by Implicit Enumeration... Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology - Volume 2 - AN/FSQ-7 Computer to Bivalent Programming by Implicit Enumeration (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Jack Belzer
R9,858 Discovery Miles 98 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"This comprehensive reference work provides immediate, fingertip access to state-of-the-art technology in nearly 700 self-contained articles written by over 900 international authorities. Each article in the Encyclopedia features current developments and trends in computers, software, vendors, and applications...extensive bibliographies of leading figures in the field, such as Samuel Alexander, John von Neumann, and Norbert Wiener...and in-depth analysis of future directions."

Health Sciences Librarianship (Paperback): M.Sandra Wood Health Sciences Librarianship (Paperback)
M.Sandra Wood
R1,771 Discovery Miles 17 710 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This comprehensive textbook of health sciences librarianship provides the library student and new librarian with the background and skills necessary to handle day-to-day activities and provide quality services in a health sciences library or a more general library serving students and practitioners in the health professions. The book has 16 chapters, each authored by an experienced medical librarian and is organized logically into 4 sections: *The Profession, *Collection Services, *User Services, and *Administrative Services. Each chapter contains photographs, figures, tables, and charts illustrating the essential concepts introduced. Overseen by a 3-member editorial board of leading professors in medical librarianship programs, this authoritative text provides students, beginning, and experienced librarians with a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art medical librarianship.

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