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The 360 Librarian
A Framework for Integrating Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, and Critical Reflection in the Workplace
Tammi M. Owens
Assoc of College & Research Libraries, 2019

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Archives in Libraries
Jeannette A. Bastian
Society of American Archivists, 2015
Many libraries have archives, which serve a distinct function, albeit in a shared setting. Reconciling differences between archivists and librarians has been a long-standing issue for the information professions in the United States. Today more than ever, librarians and archivists need to understand one another and harmonize their divergent but complementary professional paths. ARCHIVES IN LIBRARIES: WHAT LIBRARIANS AND ARCHIVISTS NEED TO KNOW TO WORK TOGETHER builds a bridge toward that harmonization, suggesting ways in which archivists working in libraries can better negotiate their relationships with the institution and with their library colleagues. It also helps librarians and library directors better understand archival work by providing overviews of archival concepts, policies, and best practices. Vignettes and interviews throughout the book articulate similarities and points of departure between libraries and archives while highlighting the issues and offering solutions to practical problems.
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Beyond Banned Books
Defending Intellectual Freedom throughout Your Library
Kristin Pekoll
American Library Association, 2019

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Broken Pieces
Michael Gorman
American Library Association, 2011

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Coaching Copyright
Erin L. Ellis
American Library Association, 2019

From researching to remixing, library users need your guidance on a wide range of copyright topics. The way to move beyond “yes, you can” or “no, you can’t” is to become a copyright coach. In this collection librarian and attorney Smith teams up with information literacy expert Ellis to offer a framework for coaching copyright, empowering users to take a practical approach to specific situations. Complete with in-depth case studies, this collection provides valuable information rooted in pragmatic techniques, including

  • in-depth discussion of the five questions that will help you clarify any copyright situation;
  • storytelling techniques to enliven copyright presentations, plus ways to use music or YouTube to hook students into copyright topics;
  • three coaching scenarios that tie into ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and bring real-world applications to your library instruction;
  • how-to guidance on leading mock negotiations over real journal publishing agreements;
  • a 90-minute lesson plan on author rights for writers in a student journal;
  • tips for teaching instructional designers how to apply copyright and fair use principles to course management systems; and
  • an LIS copyright course assessment model.

This resource will help you become a copyright coach by showing you how to discern the most important issues in a situation, determine which questions you need to ask, and give a response that is targeted to the specific need.

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Complete Copyright for K12 Librarians and Educators
Carrie Russell
American Library Association, 2023
Particularly in places of learning, technology is all-pervasive; because everyone is always making copies, copyright is center stage. And copyright law, when misapplied or misinterpreted, affects not only the way that you teach but even what you teach. With decades of experience interpreting the intricacies of copyright law as it pertains to librarianship, Russell is the ideal authority to address the concerns of librarians, teachers, and teaching librarians who work in the K–12 environment. Her book will encourage you to stop allowing your fear of copyright issues to limit how and what you share or teach, and instead be more involved in shaping copyright law to better serve your learning community. Through scenario-based discussions, it covers key topics such as
  • the reasons librarians and teachers have so many misconceptions about copyright, and why understanding copyright is a process, not a one-time event;
  • recent legislative and policy developments that impact schools and libraries;
  • situations often encountered by educators, such as using copyrighted material in class assignments, digital lesson plans, bulletin board displays, social media, school plays, and band performances and talent shows;
  • the use of licensed content in a variety of settings;
  • what constitutes "fair use," so that you can be empowered by knowing exactly what's possible within the law; and
  • guidance on making long-term strategic decisions and developing copyright policies.
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Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators
Carrie Russell
American Library Association, 2012

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Copyright Essentials for Librarians and Educators
American Library Association
American Library Association, 2000

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Copyright for Teachers and Librarians in the 21st Century
Rebecca P. Butler
American Library Association, 2011

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Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators
Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions
Kenneth D. Crews
American Library Association, 2020

Copyright law never sleeps, making it imperative to keep abreast of the latest developments. Declared “an exemplary text that seals the standards for such books” (Managing Information), this newly revised and updated edition by respected copyright authority Crews offers timely insights and succinct guidance for LIS students, librarians, and educators alike. Readers will

  • learn basic copyright definitions and key exceptions for education and library services;
  • find information quickly with “key points” sidebars, legislative citations, and cross-references;
  • get up to speed on fresh developments, such as how the recently signed Marrakesh Treaty expands access for people with disabilities and why the latest ruling in the Georgia State University case makes developing a fair use policy so important;
  • understand the concept of fair use, with fresh interpretations of its many gray areas that will aid decision making;
  • learn the current state of affairs regarding mass digitization, Creative Commons, classroom use and distance education, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and other important topics;
  • receive guidance on setting up on a copyright service at a library, college, or university; and
  • find many helpful checklists for navigating copyright in various situations.

This straightforward, easy-to-use guide provides the tools librarians and educators need to take control of their rights and responsibilities as copyright owners and users.

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Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators
Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions
Kenneth D. Crews
American Library Association, 2012

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Core Tech Competencies for Librarians and Library Staff
American Library Association
American Library Association, 2009

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Creating Leaders An Examinati On Of Academic And Research Li
Irene Herold
American Library Association, 2015

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Creating Leaders
An Examination of Academic and Research Library Leadership Institutes
Irene M. H. Herold
Assoc of College & Research Libraries, 2015

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Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians
Creative Commons
American Library Association, 2020

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Cultural Humility
David A. Hurley, Sarah R. Kostelecky, and Lori Townsend
American Library Association, 2022
This accessible and compelling Special Report introduces cultural humility, a lifelong practice that can guide library workers in their day-to-day interactions by helping them recognize and address structural inequities in library services.  

Cultural humility is emerging as a preferred approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts within librarianship. At a time when library workers are critically examining their professional practices, cultural humility offers a potentially transformative framework of compassionate accountability; it asks us to recognize the limits to our knowledge, reckon with our ongoing fallibility, educate ourselves about the power imbalances in our organizations, and commit to making change. This Special Report introduces the concept and outlines its core tenets. As relevant to those currently studying librarianship as it is to long-time professionals, and applicable across multiple settings including archives and museums, from this book readers will 

  • learn why cultural humility offers an ideal approach for navigating the spontaneous interpersonal interactions in libraries, whether between patrons and staff or amongst staff members themselves;
  • understand how it intersects with cultural competence models and critical race theory;
  • see the ways in which cultural humility’s awareness of and commitment to challenging inequitable structures of power can act as a powerful catalyst for community engagement;
  • come to recognize how a culturally humble approach supports DEI work by acknowledging the need for mindfulness in day-to-day interactions;
  • reflect upon cultural humility’s limitations and the criticisms that some have leveled against it; and
  • take away concrete tools for undertaking and continuing such work with patience and hope.
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The Heart of Librarianship
Attentive, Positive, and Purposeful Change
Michael Stephens
American Library Association, 2016

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Hopeful Visions, Practical Actions
Cultural Humility in Library Work
Edited by Sarah R. Kostelecky, Lori Townsend, and David A. Hurley
American Library Association, 2023
Cultural humility offers a renewing and transformative framework for navigating interpersonal interactions in libraries, whether between patrons and staff or staff members with one another. It foregrounds a practice of critical self-reflection and commitment to recognizing and redressing structural inequities and problematic power imbalances. This collection, the first book-length treatment of this approach in libraries, gathers contributors from across the field to demonstrate how cultural humility can change the way we work and make lasting impacts on diversity, equity, and inclusion in libraries. This book's chapters explore such topics as
  • how Indigenous adages can be tools for reflection and guidance in developing cultural humility;
  • the experiences of two Black librarians who are using cultural humility to change the profession;
  • new perspectives on core concepts of customer service;
  • rethinking policies and practices in libraries both large and small;
  • using cultural humility in approaching collection development and creating resource guides;
  • what cultural humility can look like for a tribal librarian working in a tribal college library; and
  • reflecting on cultural humility itself and where it is going.
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Irrepressible Reformer
Wayne A. Wiegand
American Library Association, 1996

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Jump Start Your Career
Jane D. Monson
American Library Association, 2012

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Legal Reference for Librarians
How and Where to Find the Answers
Paul D. Healey
American Library Association, 2014

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The Librarian Stereotype
Deconstructing Perceptions And
Miriam Rigby
Assoc of College & Research Libraries, 2014

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Librarians and Instructional Designers
Collaboration and Innovation
Joe Eshleman
American Library Association, 2016

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Librarians and Instructional Designers
Collaboration and Innovation
Joe Eshleman
American Library Association, 2016

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Librarians as Community Partners
An Outreach Handbook
Carol Smallwood
American Library Association, 2010

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The Librarian's Book of Lists
A Librarian's Guide to Helping Job Seekers
George M. Eberhart
American Library Association, 2010

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The Librarian's Book of Quotes
Tatyana Eckstrand
American Library Association, 2009

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A Librarian's Guide to an Uncertain Job Market
Jeannette American Library Association
American Library Association, 2011

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The Librarian's Legal Companion for Licensing Information Resources and Services
Tomas A. Lipinski
American Library Association, 2013

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Libraryland
It's All about the Story
Ben Bizzle
American Library Association, 2020

Libraries are community connectors, places where people come together, think together, and learn together. Libraries support and nurture strong, resilient communities. Day in and day out, the library workers at these institutions are doing much more than ensuring equal and equitable access to information; and their impact stretches far beyond the books, programs, and services they facilitate. Featuring contributions from such library leaders as Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, the late Nicolette Sosulski, and Erica Freudenberger, this collection of inspiring first-hand stories from across libraryland spotlights the countless ways in which library staff are making a difference for their communities. A sharing of the hearts, minds, and spirits of library staff from across the country, the uplifting personal narratives in this book include

  • when a routine reference query inspired a librarian to reach out to a senior patron;
  • how a public library’s annual Diwali celebration has strengthened the social fabric of the surrounding community;
  • the story of a library that burned down, was hit by a hurricane, got sued twice, and yet still reemerged stronger than ever;
  • how the team at the Fayetteville Free Library (FFL) of New York has strategically nurtured a culture of innovation by integrating Syracuse University students into the staff, holding technology “open houses,” and developing other initiatives; and
  • the intervention of a public library staff member that helped a mother keep her son enrolled in school and receive his diploma.

Library workers change and save lives every day, and this book is a powerful and nourishing reminder of exactly why libraries are essential.

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Licensing Digital Content
A Practical Guide for Librarians
Lesley Ellen Harris
American Library Association, 2018

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Made in Newark
Cultivating Industrial Arts and Civic Identity in the Progressive Era
Shales, Ezra
Rutgers University Press, 2010
What does it mean to turn the public library or museum into a civic forum? Made in Newark describes a turbulent industrial city at the dawn of the twentieth century and the ways it inspired the library's outspoken director, John Cotton Dana, to collaborate with industrialists, social workers, educators, and New Women.

This is the story of experimental exhibitions in the library and the founding of the Newark Museum Associationùa project in which cultural literacy was intertwined with civics and consumption. Local artisans demonstrated crafts, connecting the cultural institution to the department store, school, and factory, all of which invoked the ideal of municipal patriotism. Today, as cultural institutions reappraise their relevance, Made in Newark explores precedents for contemporary debates over the ways the library and museum engage communities, define heritage in a multicultural era, and add value to the economy.
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Making the Most of Your Library Career
Lois Stickell
American Library Association, 2014

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Module 10
Teaching with Archives: A Guide for Archivists, Librarians, and Educators
Sammie Morris
Society of American Archivists, 2016
Provides practical guidance to archivists, librarians,and educators on teaching with archival materials,offering tips for beginners as well as seasoned instructors.
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Our Enduring Values
Librarianship in the 21st Century
Michael Gorman
American Library Association, 2000

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Our Enduring Values Revisited
Librarianship in an Ever-Changing World
Michael Gorman
American Library Association, 2015

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Pre- and Post-Retirement Tips for Librarians
Carol Smallwood
American Library Association, 2012

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Professional Liability Issues for Librarians and Information Professionals
American Library Association
American Library Association, 2008

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Reinventing Reference
How Public, Academic, and School Libraries Deliver Value in the Age of Google
Vibiana Bowman Cvetkovic
American Library Association, 2014

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Requirements for Certification of Teachers, Counselors, Librarians, Administrators for Elementary and Secondary Schools, Eightieth Edition, 2015-2016
Elizabeth A. Kaye
University of Chicago Press, 2015
This annual volume offers the most complete and current listings of the requirements for certification of a wide range of educational professionals at the elementary and secondary levels. Requirements for Certification is a valuable resource, making much-needed knowledge available in one straightforward volume.
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Requirements for Certification of Teachers, Counselors, Librarians, Administrators for Elementary and Secondary Schools, Eighty-first Edition, 2016-2017
Elizabeth A. Kaye
University of Chicago Press, 2016
This annual volume offers the most complete and current listings of the requirements for certification of a wide range of educational professionals at the elementary and secondary levels. Requirements for Certification is a valuable resource, making much-needed knowledge available in one straightforward volume.
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Requirements for Certification of Teachers, Counselors, Librarians, Administrators for Elementary and Secondary Schools, Eighty-Fourth Edition, 2019-2020
Edited by Colleen M. Frankhart
University of Chicago Press, 2020
This annual volume offers the most complete and current listings of the requirements for certification of a wide range of educational professionals at the elementary and secondary levels. Requirements for Certification is a valuable resource, making much-needed knowledge available in one straightforward volume.
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Requirements for Certification of Teachers, Counselors, Librarians, Administrators for Elementary and Secondary Schools, Eighty-second Edition, 2017-2018
Edited by Colleen Frankhart
University of Chicago Press, 2017
This annual volume offers the most complete and current listings of the requirements for certification of a wide range of educational professionals at the elementary and secondary levels. Requirements for Certification is a valuable resource, making much-needed knowledge available in one straightforward volume.
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Requirements for Certification of Teachers, Counselors, Librarians, Administrators for Elementary and Secondary Schools, Eighty-Third Edition, 2018–2019
Edited by Colleen M. Frankhart
University of Chicago Press, 2018
This annual volume offers the most complete and current listings of the requirements for certification of a wide range of educational professionals at the elementary and secondary levels. Requirements for Certification is a valuable resource, making much-needed knowledge available in one straightforward volume.
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Requirements for Certification of Teachers, Counselors, Librarians, Administrators for Elementary and Secondary Schools, Seventy-eighth Edition, 2013-2014
Edited by Elizabeth A. Kaye
University of Chicago Press, 2013
This annual volume offers the most complete and current listings of the requirements for certification of a wide range of educational professionals at the elementary and secondary levels. Requirements for Certification is a valuable resource, making much-needed knowledge available in one straightforward volume.

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Requirements for Certification of Teachers, Counselors, Librarians, Administrators for Elementary and Secondary Schools, Seventy-seventh Edition, 2012-2013
Edited by Elizabeth A. Kaye
University of Chicago Press, 2012

This annual volume offers the most complete and current listings of the requirements for certification of a wide range of educational professionals at the elementary and secondary levels. Requirements for Certification is a valuable resource, making much-needed knowledge available in one straightforward volume.

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Responding to Rapid Change in Libraries
A User Experience Approach
Lauren Stara and Callan Bignoli
American Library Association, 2020

In the face of rapid change and an ever-widening constellation of challenges, it’s crucial for library leaders to pull back to the question of “why?” Plotting a sustainable way forward depends upon recommitting ourselves to our underlying values, such as customer service and community-building, while fostering the improvements that change makes possible. With passion, patience, and fortitude, libraries can stride confidently into the future. In this book, noted speakers and consultants Bignoli and Stara speak directly to library directors, managers, administrators, and technology staff, offering concrete guidance on setting or resetting strategic priorities. Taking an interconnected and specific approach to planning for and strengthening the library environment as a whole, their book

  • discusses why libraries should embrace change as a fundamental part of library life; 
  • explores how to harness rapid change to provide more responsive, user-centered library service;
  • addresses the ways in which libraries straddle the physical and the digital, in areas such as service provision and collections, illuminating how they overlap and can be improved using similar philosophies;
  • presents both a comprehensive overview of library technologies as well as related team and change management advice, all grounded in user experience principles;
  • shows how the concepts of sustainability and flexibility apply to physical space planning and design, from furniture selection and arrangement to infrastructure; and
  • provides sound guidance on project management, problem solving, preparing for future challenges, personal reflection and self-care, and other leadership topics.
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The Sage in the Cathedral of Books
The Distinguished Chinese American Library Professional Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee
Yang Yang
Ohio University Press, 2016

The biography of Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee, who was awarded the highly prestigious Melvil Dewey Medal by the American Library Association in 2015, will be welcomed by readers interested in knowing not only more about Lee’s personal achievements and contributions in librarianship but also about the rapid changes in the library profession in general. The biography, written by Ms. Yang Yang of China Central Television in Beijing, was first published in Chinese in China in 2011. It was republished in Taiwan with added information in 2014. This English edition, translated by Dr. Ying Zhang of the Universityof California in Irvine, was updated by Lee.

Throughout his childhood and youth, Lee experienced tremendous hardship during the brutal Sino-Japanese War and then the Chinese civil war, described in the first three chapters. After arriving in the United States as a graduate student from Taiwan in 1957, he struggled to realize the American dream by studying hard and working diligently in the field of librarianship for nearly half a century.

The biography explores Lee’s career at major academic libraries, beginning at the University of Pittsburgh to his retirement from Ohio University, including his seven years of library directorship at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Agency for International Development. After his first retirement, Lee was invited by OCLC to become a Visiting Distinguished Scholar. From there he was appointed Chief of the Asian Division at the Library of Congress and retired for the second time in 2008.

The biography also highlights Lee’s contributions in international librarianship, especially in the promotion of library cooperation between the United States and China.

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The Six-Step Guide to Library Worker Engagement
Elaina Norlin
American Library Association, 2021

Gallup’s 2019 State of the American Workplace Report found that 70 percent of employees are disengaged at work. Why is worker engagement so important? Engaged workers lead to engaged libraries — vibrant institutions that nurture their workers’ dedication, creativity, and innovation so they can serve their communities most effectively. This guide walks library managers and administrators through concrete steps to change their organization’s culture so that it fosters worker engagement, using first-hand accounts from library staff to illustrate both successes and failures. Readers will discover

  • why libraries often fall short at hiring good leadership and ways to develop better recruitment strategies moving forward;
  • how lack of trust pushes workplace culture towards incivility, hostility, and lower morale, and what library leaders can do to rebuild it;
  • methods for using recognition and praise as tools for sustaining a positive work environment;
  • the rationale for eliminating annual performance reviews in favor of less formal one-on-one conversations and “just in time” continuous feedback;
  • the secrets behind high performing teams, strategies to support dysfunctional teams, and tips on how to develop remote teamwork; and
  • why viewing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as separate from workplace culture is counterproductive, since it is actually the positive result of a strong foundation, with advice on combating the factors that contribute to low retention rates of BIPOC librarians.
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Staff Development on a Shoestring
A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians
American Library Association
American Library Association, 2011

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Staff Development Strategies That Work!
Stories and Strategies from New Librarians
American Library Association
American Library Association, 2009

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Technology Training in Libraries
American Library Association
American Library Association, 2010

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The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know
Kenneth J. Varnum
American Library Association, 2014

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The Transformed Library
Jeannette Woodward
American Library Association, 2013

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True Stories of Censorship Battles in America's Libraries
Valerie Nye
American Library Association, 2012

Intellectual freedom is a core value of librarianship, but fighting to keep controversial materials on the shelves can sometimes feel like a lonely battle. And not all censorship controversies involve the public objecting to a book in the collection—libraries are 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, which compiles dozens of stories from library front lines. Edifying and enlightening, this collection

  • Tells the stories of librarians who withstood difficult circumstances to champion intellectual freedom
  • Touches on prickly issues such as age-appropriateness, some librarians' temptation to preemptively censor, sensitive cultural expressions, and criminality in the library
  • Presents case studies of defenses that were unsuccessful, so librarians facing similar challenges can learn from these defeats

There are fewer situations more stressful in a librarian's professional life than being personally confronted with a demand to remove a book from the shelves or not knowing how to respond to other kinds of censorship challenges. Reading this book will help fortify and inform those in the fray.

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Twenty-First-Century Kids, Twenty-First-Century Librarians
Virginia A. Walter
American Library Association, 2009

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Wholehearted Librarianship
Finding Hope, Inspiration, and Balance
Michael Stephens
American Library Association, 2019

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Working in the Virtual Stacks
Laura Townsend Kane
American Library Association, 2011

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Workplace Learning and Leadership
Paul Signorelli
American Library Association, 2011

The best kind of learning is that which never ends—and a culture of training means that staff will be more flexible and responsive to new ideas and strategies, imperative in today's libraries. In this practical resource, leading workplace trainers Reed and Signorelli offer guidance on improving the effectiveness of training programs. Their book takes readers through the entire process of developing, implementing, and sustaining training programs and communities of learning, in order to

  • Empower individuals to become leaders and teachers by cultivating a culture of ongoing learning
  • Connect library staff and users to information resources so they can effectively use them to their benefit
  • Develop skills among both managers and workers for practicing continuous formal and informal training
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