Developing library collections for today's young adults / Amy S. Pattee. Lanham : The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2014. This book features policies that deal expressly with materials that respect the intellectual freedom of young library patrons. It emphasizes the importance of everything from needs assessment to collection development, encouraging librarians to consider informational, recreational, and curricular needs and interests as the library staff select material on behalf of young adults.
Rethinking collection development and management / Becky Albitz, Christine Avery, and Diane Zabel, editors. Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited,  This book provides an up-to-date professional guide that complements traditional collection management texts; identifies current trends and paradigm shifts in collection development and management, and illustrates best practices for emerging trends in collection development.
Crash course in collection development 2nd ed. Wayne Disher. Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, . This professional volume covers all aspects of collection development and management in the public library, from gathering statistics to design a collection that meets community needs, to selecting materials, managing vendor relations, understanding the publishing industry, and handling complaints.
Integrating young adult literature through the common core standards / Rachel L. Wadham and Jonathan W. Ostenson. / Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC,  This book advocates for a stronger role for young-adult literature in ELA classrooms, compellingly documenting how this body of work meets both the needs of adolescent students and the demands of the common core for complex texts and tasks.
Transforming young adult services / edited by Anthony Bernier. / Chicago : Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2013. -- Exploring the question of what an LIS-specific vision of young adults should be, this book offers a wide array of provocative positions with implications for libraries in literacy initiatives, YA space, intergenerational interactions, and civic life.
Adult learners : professional development and the school librarian / Carl A. Harvey II. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2012. This practical guide clarifies why school librarians need to be part of the professional development process in their schools -- and shows just how to achieve that goal. This book details how to become part of the professional development team in ways that are both relevant and meaningful to the teachers and staff involved.
The collection program in schools : concepts and practices, 5th ed. / Kay Bishop. / Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, 2012. This practical text provides all the information and direction beginning school librarians need to develop and manage multi-format collections.
Makerspaces : a practical guide for librarians. John J. Burke. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, . A “makerspace” is an area in a library where users can use tools and equipment to design, build, and create all sorts of different things. This practical guide will help librarians develop, budget for, and implement makerspaces; write grant proposals for funding; and understand the mindset behind the maker movement in order to meet patron needs.
LIS career sourcebook : managing and maximizing every step of your career / G. Kim Dority. Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited,  This essential guide provides professional development resources for library staff at every phase of their career. This book guides users to the information resources that will help them make smart career choices.
The librarian's nitty-gritty guide to social media / Laura Solomon. / Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2013. The vast array of social media options present a challenge: it’s tough to keep current, let alone formulate a plan for using these tools effectively. Solomon, a librarian with extensive experience in web development, design, and technology, cuts to the chase with this invaluable guide to using social media in any kind of library.
Crash course in children's services 2nd ed. Penny Peck. Santa Barbara, CA : Libraries Unlimited, . Addressing everything from the basics of reference to the complex and highly specialized duties of program development, this handbook is perfect for both librarians and support staff who are assigned to the children's department of a library.
What you need to know about privacy law : a guide for librarians and educators / Gretchen McCord. / Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013. -- U.S. privacy laws are confusing and hard to interpret. This book, authored by an experienced attorney who specializes in copyright and privacy law, provides clear, substantive guidance to educators who work with minors in these rapidly changing, technological times