No Shelf Required II

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No Shelf Required 2: Use and Management of Electronic Books – Books / Professional Development – Books for Academic Librarians – Books for Public Librarians – New Products – ALA Store via kwout

I’m happy to share that Sue Polanka’s No Shelf Required II is now available for purchase as a print book or ebook.  I’m also honored to be a contributor to this book, especially in light of the long list of distinguished colleagues across all areas of librarianship who contributed chapters to this insightful volume.

From the ALA bookstore, here is a book overview and table of contents:

With their explosive sales and widespread availability over the past few years, e-books have definitively proven that they’re here to stay. In this sequel to her best-selling book of the same title, expert Polanka dives even deeper into the world of digital distribution. Contributors from across the e-book world offer their perspectives on what’s happening now and what to expect in the coming months and years. Included in this invaluable resource are

  • Guidelines for performing traditional library processes such as cataloging, weeding, archiving, and managing e-book accessibility for patrons with special needs
  • Explorations of topics such as the e-book digital divide and open-access publishing
  • Case studies from an array of academic, public, and school libraries, offering firsthand accounts of what works, what doesn’t, and why
  • Discussions of the emerging model of the electronic-only library and the rich possibilities of enhanced e-books

All librarians will want to familiarize themselves with the wealth of advice in this volume on best practices for use and management of e-books.

Table of Contents/Contributors

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

1 Going Digital but Not Bookless
Physical, Digital Library Spaces
Amelia Brunskill

2 Do E-books Bridge the Digital Divide?
Sarah E. Twill

3 Accessibility Issues in E-books and E-book Readers
Ken Petri

4 Making Sense of Change
E-books, Access, and the Academic Library
Lisa Carlucci Thomas

5 E-book Preservation
Business and Content Challenges
Amy Kirchhoff

6 Weeding E-books
Alice Crosetto

7 What Is RDA, and Why Should E-book Managers Care?
Steve Kelley

8 Enhanced E-books
How Books Are Coming Alive in the Digital Environment
Sylvia K. Miller

9 E-book Sea Change in Public Libraries
Lending, Devices, Training, and Budgets
Michael Porter, Matt Weaver, and Bobbi Newman

Spotlight: HarperCollins, OverDrive, and the ALA
Reactions to Limits on E-book Access
Michael Porter

10 Libraries as Zones for Content Creation
Indie Publishing, and Print on Demand
Thomas A. Peters

11 Getting Control, Staying Relevant
How Libraries Can Push the E-book Envelope to Their Advantage
Joseph Sanchez

12 The iPad Loaner Program at Oberlin College Library
Jessica Grim and Allison Gallaher

13 Leading and Learning
Technology and E-book Adoption in School Libraries
Carolyn Foote

14 E-reader Adoption in the School Library Media Center
A Journey of Collaboration and Discovery
Jennifer LaGarde and Christine James

15 Give Them Something to Talk About: The Kindle Pilot Program at the Unquiet Library
Buffy Hamilton

16 Using E-books with Reluctant Readers
Kathy Parker

About the Editor

Sue Polanka created the award-winning blog No Shelf Required about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers. The blog led to the ALA Editions book No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries in 2011. Polanka is the Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio and the Vice President/President Elect of the Academic Library Association of Ohio. She has served on Booklist’s Reference Books Bulletin Editorial Board for over ten years, serving as Chair from 2007 – 2010.  Her column on electronic reference, “Off The Shelf,” appears quarterly in Booklist. She was named a Library Journal 2011 Mover and Shaker for her work with e-books.

Teacher Drew Lawson Shares the Importance of LibGuides and Gale Virtual Reference Library for Learning and Higher Level Thinking

English teacher Drew Lawson shares his thoughts on the instructional value of LibGuides and eBooks in The Unquiet Library’s Gale Virtual Reference Library collection.   Hear Drew’s thoughts on how LibGuides provides a point of access that helps students expend more energy into critical thinking and synthesizing information from the resources on the research guide.  You can see the research guide for Drew’s current unit of study here.

Two Free Webinars: “WordPress for Library Websites” AND “Ebooks, Discovery, and the Library”

Free Webinars 1/18: WordPress for Library Websites & Ebooks, Discovery, and the Library

The Georgia Library Association is pleased to announce the January 2012 sessions of the Carterette Series Webinars  (http://gla.georgialibraries.org/mediawiki/index.php/Carterette_Series_Webinars).

The Carterette Series Webinars have expanded in scope to include notable national speakers in addition to homegrownGeorgiatalent. As always, the series will continue to highlight trends, innovation, and best practices in libraries. Registration remains free and open to anyone, anywhere. Topics are chosen to be of interest to employees of all library types and each session is approved for one Georgia Continuing Education (CE) contact hour.

Can’t make it to the live show? That’s okay! The sessions will be recorded and available on the CSW site for later viewing. (http://gla.georgialibraries.org/mediawiki/index.php/Carterette_Series_Webinars)

WordPress for Library Websites (and more!)
Presented by Polly-Alida Farrington
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EASTERN STANDARD TIME

 

REGISTER:
http://bit.ly/v1h5aI

 

Does your organization need a new web site? One that is more dynamic, easy to update and can easily incorporate social media and other ways to communicate with your library’s patrons/customers? WordPress (free, opensource) may be the answer. WordPress is a powerful web Content Management System (CMS) that has grown far beyond its origins as a blogging tool.

WordPress can be used to power your library website and help you build a dynamic web presence for your library, school, personal web site, business or other project. Its ease of use and flexibility make it a perfect choice for libraries that are struggling to keep their websites up to date and/or looking for a more up-to-date look for their website. Its extensibility via plugins and other customizations make it a great choice for more complex sites as well.

This webinar will cover:

  • Examples of sites built with WordPress
  • Why WordPress is a great choice for schools & libraries
  • Hosting options and requirements
  • WordPress.com vs WordPress.org
  • Making it look great: Themes
  • Building blocks of WordPress: Posts & Pages
  • and more!

You’ll leave the webinar with an understanding of how to get started building your own WordPress site and be able to evaluate whether WordPress is the right solution for your library’s needs. (If you’re interested in learning more about WordPress, ALAis offering a 6 week WordPress eCourse starting in January.)

Ebooks, Discovery, and the Library
Presented by Kate Sheehan
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. EASTERN STANDARD TIME

REGISTER:

http://bit.ly/tcUXP6

 

Publishers, authors, booksellers, and librarians have traditionally thought of discovery as something that happens in a physical place. A patron browses the shelf, a librarian offers some reader’s advisory, a new author is picked up from an artfully created display. Online discovery lags behind, despite Amazon’s best efforts. People still pick books up based on word of mouth. Libraries, with entire sections of staff devoted to helping people pick out books, are word of mouth engines, but struggle to prove our worth to the rest of the book ecosystem. Ebooks make that even more difficult when the library as place is taken out of the equation. This session will explore some possibilities for libraries as channels of discovery in an ebook-dominated market.

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Please contact a member of the Carterette Series Planning Team with questions or suggestions.

Tessa Minchew: tessa.minchew@gpc.edu

Sarah Steiner: ssteiner@gsu.edu

Karen Viars: karen.viars@gpc.edu