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Crash course in strategic planning / Stephan A. Matthews and Kimberly D. Matthews. / Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, 2013. -- This book uses a process approach to the creation of a strategic plan, providing practitioners with no-nonsense instruction on planning. The volume is arranged to lead the reader through the stages of planning, from the beginning development stages through the execution of the plan to completing the plan and attaining the objective.

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Library automation : core concepts and practical systems analysis 3rd ed. / Dania Bilal ; foreword by Marshall Breeding. Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, [2014] The book covers methods of analyzing user requirements, describes how to structure these requirements in RFPs, and details proprietary and open-source integrated library systems (ILSs) and library services platforms (LSPs) for school, public, special, and academic libraries.

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David Lankes describes a new librarianship based not on books and artifacts but on knowledge and learning; and he suggests a new mission for librarians: to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities.

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There is arguably no arena more contentious in the battle over intellectual freedom (IF) than the public library. When confronted with challenges like censorship and policy disputes, public librarians and paraprofessionals need reliable how-to guidance, and Pinnell-Stephens offers exactly that in this valuable resource.

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This book collects the research on literacy, information regarding the importance of reading to children, sources of funding, and places to find information about literacy programs in the 50 states -- all in a single volume.

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Diversity in Youth Literature: Opening Doors through Reading - Books / Professional Development - Books for Public Librarians - Diversity - ...

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Scott Banks, C. (2014). Including Families of Children with Special Needs: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians. Chicago, IL: Neal-Schuman.

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