Beyond book sales : the complete guide to raising real money for your library / edited by Susan Dowd / Chicago : ALA Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2014. Regardless of the scope or complexity of library fundraising, successful efforts are always about forging and strengthening relationships with the range of stakeholders throughout the community. Dowd and her team from Library Strategies, share proven strategies.
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
Makerspaces : Top Trailblazing Projects / Caitlin A. Bagley. Chicago, IL. : ALA TechSource ; American Library Association, 2014. Bagley examines nine makerspaces in public, academic, and school libraries, describing their design and technical decisions in depth and showing how each is doing something unique and different, under a wide range of budgets and project offerings.
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.
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.
Book tree. A novel idea on creating your tree. Happy Holiday! Photo taken at the Houston Public Library Central Library (stylized), 2013. To contact HPL visit www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.