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Apps for Librarians : Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage , 2014

This book introduces you to the apps that can help you save time and increase your own productivity as well as serve as a curator and reviewer of apps and resident expert to benefit your patrons. It will save you from wading through and learning about the millions of apps available today and direct you to the very best apps in areas important to education, the workplace, and professional development.


Creating Makers: How to Start a Learning Revolution at Your Library , 2016

This book explains that what is really important about the movement is not the space, but the creativity, innovation, and resilience that go along with a successful maker program. All it takes is making some important changes to a library's programs, services, and collections to facilitate the maker mentality in their patrons.


Digitizing Your Community's History: The Innovative Librarian's Guide , 2016

This resource provides step-by-step directions for launching a DIY digitization program for personal and community historical materials. It covers the process of setting up a digitization program, training customers to use the equipment, best practices for storing digitized material, and tips for engaging the community in local history, such as ideas for exhibiting materials and programs for genealogy and family history.


Fostering Family History Services: A Guide for Librarians, Archivists, and Volunteers , 2016

This professional guide teaches librarians how to integrate family history programming into their educational outreach tools and services to the community. It introduces methods for creating a program to help clients trace their roots; provides library science instruction in reference and planning for local collections; and focuses on the use of specific types of resources in local collections.


MOOCs Now: Everything You Need to Know to Design, Set Up, and Run a Massive Open Online Course 2017

This book explores MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) from the perspective of veteran librarians, offering guidance to those considering offering MOOCs. It identifies pitfalls to avoid and outcomes to pursue with this trend in online learning, presents the pros and cons in considering a MOOC, and addresses various costs of offering a MOOC (personnel, licensing, software), the challenges of copyright and the administration required, and what the librarian's role should be.


Small Libraries, Big Impact: How to Better Serve Your Community in the Digital Age , 2016

This book provides conceptual and practical tools for serving 21st-century users, gaining wider community support, programming dynamic events, and planning rewarding technology learning.



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