One of a Kind: Recent Professional Collection Titles

September 1, 2011

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1. Reference Reborn : Breathing New Life into Public Services Librarianship.   025.52 REFEREN

Although some trends in delivery of reference services are apparent, the possibilities for the future are broad and this collection of articles covers a number of them. New electronic reference services, such as virtual reference, are discussed along with interaction with mobile devices. Other topics considered include reference collection development, staffing, and education of new librarians. Zabel (business librarian, Penn State U.) targets the work to both library students as well as practicing librarians. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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2. ALA Guide to Medical & Health Sciences Reference. 610 ALA GUI

This resource provides an annotated list of print and electronic biomedical and health-related reference sources, including Internet resources and digital imagecollections. This resource provides an annotated list of print and electronic biomedical and health-related reference sources, including Internet resources and digital image collections.

 Cover image3. Small Business and the Public Library. 021.2 WEISS

Aligning with recent news stories on difficult economic times, the authors target libraries endeavoring to assist users entering or already involved in the small business community. Small Business and the Public Library will help you reach out to this group of partons with: Innovative programming ideas Easy-to-translate suggestions for day-to-day operations Suggestions for helping clients become business literate on the Web, on paper, and out in the world of work Whether patrons need resources to start their own business, search for a new job, or locate demographic statistics to help them market their existing product, this resource will help you answer questions and meet their needs. 

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 4. Cost Control for Nonprofits in Crisis. 025.11 SMITH

Libraries, like many cultural institutions such as museums, art councils, and theater groups are looking for answers to the pressing problem of financial stability, and ultimately their survival. Cost Control for Nonprofits in Crisis helps managers and directors face the harsh realities before them by offering

  • Techniques for determining the most cost-effective methods of
    providing services to their clients or patrons
  • Ways to monitor financial and non-financial performance, and cut out non-value activities that drain resources
  • Tips for planning efficiently for the future by making sure that today s decisions fit within the institution s mission

The invaluable advice provided by this book allows libraries and other cultural institutions to take control of their budgets by making their dollars go as far as possible.

 

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