Public libraries

Better Library and Learning Space   Better Library and Learning Space
Projects, trends, ideas

Edited by Les Watson

What are the most important things a 21st-century library should do with its space? Each chapter in this cutting-edge text addresses this critical question, capturing the insights and practical ideas . . .

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Bibliotherapy   Bibliotherapy
Edited by Sarah McNicol and Liz Brewster

The basic premise of bibliotherapy is that information, guidance, wellbeing and solace can be found through reading. This book draws on the latest international practical and theoretical developments in . . .

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Critical Literacy for Information Professionals   Critical Literacy for Information Professionals
Edited by Sarah McNicol

This edited collection explores critical literacy theory and provides practical guidance to how it can be taught and applied in libraries. The approach taken in critical literacy is not to read texts . . .

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Delivering Digital Services   Delivering Digital Services
A handbook for public libraries and learning centres

David McMenemy and Alan Poulter

Lifelong learning is currently a major concern of governments who wish to see their citizens remain employable while the job market changes. Critical to this are digital learning centres where learning . . .

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Developing Strategic Marketing Plans That Really Work   Developing Strategic Marketing Plans That Really Work
A toolkit for public libraries

Terry Kendrick

Public libraries are increasingly aware of the need for good marketing. Underlying this is a need for competence in marketing planning. Many government and other reports stress the need to get public libraries . . .

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Engaging your Community through Active Strategic Marketing   Engaging your Community through Active Strategic Marketing
Terry Kendrick

This book provides an overview of best practice strategic marketing with advice on how to implement effective marketing activities in libraries and information services with the best chance of success. Now . . .

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Open Licensing for Cultural Heritage   Open Licensing for Cultural Heritage
Gill Hamilton and Fred Saunderson

This practical and explanatory guide for library and cultural heritage professionals introduces and explains the use of open licences for content, data and metadata in libraries and other cultural heritage . . .

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Reader Development in Practice   Reader Development in Practice
Bringing literature to readers

Edited by Susan Hornby and Bob Glass

Who is the reader? How do we reach them, and why? To what extent are readers determining what libraries offer? How has that changed since the birth of reader development? And what impact has organizational . . .

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Reading by Right   Reading by Right
Successful strategies to ensure every child can read to succeed

Edited by Joy Court

Literacy has now been recognized as a human right for over 50 years in several international declarations and initiatives. Every child has a right to read and we have a social responsibility, as parents, . . .

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Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries   Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries
Edited by Peter Hernon and Joseph R. Matthews

Academic and public libraries are much different today than they were even 15 years ago. And with even bigger changes on the horizon, what lies in store? In this systematic attempt to speak to academic . . .

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The Makerspace Librarian's Sourcebook   The Makerspace Librarian's Sourcebook
Edited by Ellyssa Kroski

The Makerspace Librarian's Sourcebook, edited by technology expert Ellyssa Kroski, is an essential all in one guidebook to makerspaces written specifically for libraries. This practical volume provides . . .

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The Public Library   The Public Library
David McMenemy

Public libraries have changed beyond anyone's predictions in the past ten years and are at a vital stage in their historical development. This timely book is the first standalone text to examine the . . .

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