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The relevant library : essays on adapting to changing needs

Gubnitskaia, Vera, 1960- (editor.). Smallwood, Carol, 1939- (editor.). Walter, Scott, (writer of foreword.).


"In this collection of new essays, contributors share their experiences and ideas for keeping libraries integral to changing communities. Innovative approaches and best practices are discussed for strategic planning, packaging, branding and marketing, funding issues, physical spaces, collection needs and trends, partnerships, programming and services, professional education, and staffing"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781476670294
  • ISBN: 1476670293
  • Physical Description: vii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Orchestrating collaborations: a systematic approach to gaining campus allies / Jamillah Scott-Branch, Vernice Riddick Faison, and Danielle M. Colbert-Lewis -- Getting things to pop: how collaboration, umbrellas and popcorn machines changed the relevancy of the Auburn University at Montgomery library / Jessica B. Hayes, Samantha Lynn McNeilly and Phill Johnson -- An academic library partnering with TRiO SSS to increase student success / Carrie Girton, Krista McDonald and Jamie E. Viars -- Paradox in resource development and knowledge organization: negation of the negation / Hong Cheng -- Open educational resources: why libraries are incentivizing open content creation, curation and adaptation / Stacy Katz -- Digitizing the community monthly newspaper / Matt Cook -- Redefining collections: circulating kits for playing and making / Jezmynne Dene and Holly Jackson -- Leaving a legacy for 21st-century learners / Margaret Lincoln -- The need for digital coaches in USVI public libraries / Anita Davis -- Integrating ICT literacy through OERs / Lesley S.J. Farmer -- Collaborating with campus partners to promote user cyber security awareness / Theresa R. McDevitt, Stephanie A. Taylor-Davis and Sara Parme -- A research librarian in every pocket: research genius / Ben Rawlins and Andrew Adler -- Innovating for the changing demographics of students and faculty around the world through information literacy webinars ? / Emily Scharf, Judy Geczi and Jodie L. Borgerding -- Leveraging state arts funding to promote literary events in libraries / Mira Tanna -- African American glam in Missouri: creating successful art programming; incubator space at a historically black college academic library / Kymberly Keeton -- Sounding out: Texas Tech libraries' crossroads recording studio, a creative process service / Curtis L. Peoples and Kaley Daniel -- Makerspace/cakerspace: making space for the makerspace at a community college / Susannah Kopecky -- A new approach to space planning in libraries: the image + text survey / Rebecca Barham, Caroline Hallman and Mary Ann Venner -- Using data strategically to optimize library planning and impact / Lesley S.J. Farmer -- Action research, effective communication and your library program / Rebecca Marcum Parker -- Opening community dialog with wisdom cafes / Wendy Pender -- Diversity and inclusion: libraries as accessible places of learning / JJ Pionke, Anna Ercoli Schnitzer and P.F. Anderson -- Becoming a dementia-friendly library / Mary Beth Riedner, Karen Maki and Miriam Anderson Lytle -- The sky's the limit: providing e-book access to airport travelers / Kim Becnel and Karen Pate Moore -- Sustaining community gathering places and useful work spaces / Heather Terrell -- Learning commons in action: connecting innovative learning outcomes to the library / Brittney Thomas -- Rebranding the library environment / Megan Mac Gregor -- Public libraries helping patrons with legal needs: virtual pro se clinic of Colorado / Deborah Hamilton -- Family engagement at the library: bringing families together to learn, grow and have fun / Sara Roberts and Rebekah Mitchell -- Research and retreat: stress relief in libraries / Kristen R. Moore -- Tips on creating a diversity committee: what to do? / Vandella Brown -- Public library RX: adapting the residency experience / Dawn Coppin and Cindy Mediavilla -- "Yes, and!" using the rules of improv to improve library service / Amanda D. McKay -- Libraries as catalysts for service engagement / KT Lowe, Ann Tobin and Frances Yates.
Subject: Library outreach programs > United States.
Libraries and community > United States.
Libraries and colleges > United States.
Public services (Libraries) > United States > Planning.
Libraries > Space utilization > United States.
Libraries > Technological innovations > United States.
Public libraries > United States > Case studies.
Academic libraries > United States > Case studies.
Academic libraries.
Libraries and colleges.
Libraries and community.
Libraries > Space utilization.
Libraries > Technological innovations.
Library outreach programs.
Public libraries.
United States.
Genre: Case studies.
Case studies.

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