Print & Online Resources for Librarians
Code of Ethics for Librarians American Library Association
“Copyright and Copywrong.” The Unabashed Librarian No. 84. 29+.
“Copyright Law Prompts New ILL Form.” American Libraries October 1977. 492B-492C.
“CPPA, COPA, CIPA: Which is Which?”American Library Association
Intellectual Freedom Manual and Documents:
“The USA PATRIOT Act in the Library” American Library Association.
Cassell, Kay Ann, and Elizabeth Futas. Developing Public Library Collections, Policies, and Procedures: A How-to-Do-It Manual for Small and Medium-Sized Public Libraries. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1991.
Eaglen, Audrey. Buying books: a how-to-do-it manual for librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2000.
Library Technology and Systems
Cohn, John M, Ann L. Kelsey, and Keith Michael Fiels, Planning for Integrated Systems and Technologies: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians, Neal-Schuman, Fall 2001, ISBN 1555704212
Howden, Norman. Buying and maintaining personal computers: a how-to-do-it manual for librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2000.
Barclay, Donald A. Managing public-access computers: a how-to-do-it manual for librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2000.
How to Help Someone use a Computer by Phil Agre
Maintaining your public computers - from MaintainIT Project
Cohn, John M, Ann L. Kelsey, and Keith Michael Fiels. Writing and updating technology plans: a guidebook with sample policies on CD-ROM. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1999.
Mayo, Diane and Sandra Nelson. Wired for the future: developing your library technology plan. Chicago, American Library Association, 1999.
Patrons with Disabilities
Deines-Jones, Courtney. Preparing staff to serve patrons with disabilities: a how-to-do-it manual. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1995.
Serving patrons with Disabilities: http://www.infogrip.com/docs/people_with_disabilities.pdf
Gunde, Michael G. “What Every Librarian Should Know about the Americans with Disabilities Act.” American Libraries September 1991. 806-809.
Home page for ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act): http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/
Lewis, Christopher. “The Americans with Disabilities Act and its Effect on Public Libraries.” Public Libraries January/February 1992. 23-28.
Pack, Nancy C. “Library Services to People with Disabilities.” Interface Vol. 14, No. 1. Spring 1992. 1-9+.
Ferl, Terry Ellen. Subject cataloging: a how-to-do-it workbook. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1991.
Library Technical Services: web sources
Overview of subject cataloging:
Tools for Authority Control – subject headings
Nelson, Sandra. The New Planning for Results: A Streamlined Approach. Chicago: American Library Association, 2001.
Services to Customers
Ross, Catherine. Conducting the reference interview: a how-to-do-it manual for librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2002.
Rubin, Rhea Joyce. Defusing the angry patron: a how-to-do-it manual for librarians and paraprofessionals. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2000.
How to conduct a reference interview:
Ohio Library Council - http://www.olc.org/ore/2intro.htm
Virginia Commonwealth University - http://www.library.vcu.edu/help/train/
University of Tennessee, Knoxville -http://web.utk.edu/~wrobinso/590ref_interview.html
Davenport Public Library - http://www.davenportlibrary.com/Default.aspx?PageId=170&nt=122
Free Management Library - http://www.managementhelp.org/customer/service.htm
Massachusetts’ Regional Library Systems Samples - http://www.wmrls.org/policies/6regions/customerservice.html
Bare Bones 101: A Basic Tutorial on Searching the Web
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
The association, a branch of ALA, offers many resources for youth services librarians, including professional development, publications, conferences, scholarships, projects, and more.
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
The association, a branch of ALA, offers many resources for young adult librarians, including publications, conferences, scholarships, online courses, and more.
SABLE Online Courses: Youth Services Sequence
Part of a larger program of self-paced, professional development tutorials, the youth services sequence includes Early Childhood Services, Services to School Age Children, and Young Adult Services.
ALA Recommended Blogs http://www.ala.org/ala/alonline/blogs/bloglinks.cfm
All about Public Libraries http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_library
American Library Association http://www.ala.org/
Core Competencies for all Staff:
New Jersey Library Association - http://www.njla.org/resources/competencies.html
Friends of Libraries USA http://www.folusa.org/
Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org/
New Mexico Library Association http://www.nmla.org
Public Libraries in New Mexico http://www.publiclibraries.com/newmexico.htm
Public Library Association http://www.pla.org/mgrps/divs/pla/index.cfm
Public Libraries website http://www.publiclibraries.com/
Leadership training, mentoring and other resources from PALINET