The one-shot library instruction survival guide / Heidi E. Buchanan and Beth McDonough. Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2014. This book helps librarians focus on how to provide the most useful, relevant library instruction within the limited timeframe of a one-shot session, and presents active learning strategies and classroom assessment techniques that facilitate meaningful learning
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.
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 : 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.
The creative imperative : school librarians and teachers cultivating curiosity together / Jami Biles Jones and Lori J. Flint, editors / Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC,  New Common Core and state standards demand creative teaching and learning. This book provides a solid, foundational understanding of creativity that enables readers to elicit creative performance from their students.
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.
The maker movement manifesto : rules for innovation in the new world of crafters, hackers, and tinkerers / by Mark Hatch. / New York : McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. A revolution is under way. But it's not about tearing down the old guard. It's about building, it's about creating, it's about breathing life into groundbreaking new ideas. It's called the Maker Movement, and it's changing the world.
Every child ready for school : helping adults inspire young children to learn / Dorothy Stoltz, Elaine M. Czarnecki, and Connie Wilson. / Chicago : American Library Association, 2012. -- The topic of early literacy continues to gain momentum in educational circles. But early literacy storytimes are only one way libraries can contribute. The authors of this innovative training handbook offer many more.