Archives : principles and practices / Laura A. Millar. New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2010. Essential for anyone involved in collecting, curating, and managing archives because the accessible, jargon-free language provides both novice and experienced professionals with a clear outline of all the fundamental principles and practices in the field.
RDA : Resource Description & Access, 2015 revision / developed in a collaborative process led by the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC). Chicago, IL : American Library Association ; Ottawa, ON : Canadian Library Association ; London : CILIP: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, 2015. Designed for the digital world and an expanding universe of metadata users, RDA: Resource Description and Access is the new, unified cataloging standard.
Public libraries and resilient cities / edited by Michael Dudley. Chicago : American Library Association, 2012. Public libraries are keystone public institutions for any thriving community, and as such can be leaders in making cities better places to work, play, and live. In this important book, noted urban planner and librarian Dudley shows how public libraries can contribute to "placemaking," or the creation and nurturing of vital and unique communities for their residents
The transformed library : e-books, expertise, and evolution / Jeannette Woodward. / Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2013. This wide-ranging survey takes stock of our institutions' strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, analyzing how libraries and the very concept of librarianship have been comprehensively transformed over the past few decades.
Better serving teens through school library-public library collaborations / Cherie Pandora and Stacey Hayman. / Santa Barbara, Calfornia : Libraries Unlimited, 2013. -- In this practical guidebook, experienced librarians—a public librarian and a school librarian—share advice and ideas for extending resources, containing costs, and leveraging capabilities between school and public libraries, offering insights and strategies to overcome today's economic challenges.
Making the most of your library career / edited by Lois Stickell, Bridgette Sanders. / Chicago : ALA Editions, American Library Association, 2014. An MLIS can provide the skill set needed to get a library job, but building a library career means knowing how to maximize your potential every step of the way.
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.
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.
RDA and serials cataloging / Ed Jones. / Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2013. -- Occasional serials catalogers and specialists alike will find useful advice here as they explore the structure of the new cataloging framework.