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Just Added: New Titles in the Lending Library

Lending Library Books

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR) is happy to announce the addition of eight new titles to the Lending Library. New titles have been selected after review and are designed to support the mission of the NN/LM SCR. Books from the Lending Library may be requested by Network Members or those who are employed by Network Member institutions. This post provides an overview of the books which have been added. Visit the Lending Library page to request any of these exciting new titles.

Archiving/Digitization

Personal Archiving: Preserving Our Digital Heritage. Edited by Donald T. Hawkins. Hawkins and his expert contributors cover a range of innovative projects and practical topics including:

  • Archiving individual and family histories
  • New and nascent services and software products
  • Social media and email applications
  • Legal issues including digital inheritance and privacy
  • Evolving formats and media considerations
  • Academic research projects
  • Library of Congress initiatives
  • The pioneering role of the Internet Archive
  • Research at Microsoft
  • Case studies of digital archiving in practice

Hawkins and his contributors are passionate about personal archiving, their enthusiasm matched only by their expertise in this must-read text for genealogists, historians, archivists, librarians, collectors, creators, and anyone with a mass of digital information they want to organize and preserve.

 Education

Design for How People Learn. Julie Dirksen. Products, technologies, and workplaces change so quickly today that everyone is continually learning. Many of us are also teaching, even when it’s not in our job descriptions. Whether it’s giving a presentation, writing documentation, or creating a website or blog, we need and want to share our knowledge with other people. But if you’ve ever fallen asleep over a boring textbook, or fast-forwarded through a tedious e-learning exercise, you know that creating a great learning experience is harder than it seems. Design For How People Learn will teach you how to leverage the fundamental concepts of instructional design both to improve your own learning and to engage your audience.

The Teaching Librarian: Web 2.0, Technology, and Legal Aspects. Kris Helge and Laura F. McKinnon. Librarians need to utilize web 2.0 tools to generate rich-text learning environments, creating enriching, challenging, and supportive learning platforms for students. The Teaching Librarian shows how to utilize wikis, mindmaps, and Second Life to improve pedagogy for librarians. Topics include how to obtain administration approval to implement web 2.0 tools, how to deal with and prevent technological glitches, and remain aware of relevant legal issues in the UK and the USA. The book also outlines how to create learning interfaces that meet the needs of nontraditional students. The six chapters cover key areas of pedagogy and web 2.0, including: the relevance of LibGuides and its uses for pedagogy; using cloud computing and mobile apps in teaching; teaching with Wikis, Second Life, and Mind Maps; practical issues with web 2.0 technology; and a chapter on the legal issues surrounding the use of web 2.0 for pedagogy.

Evaluation/Assessment

Research, Evaluation and Audit: Key Steps in Demonstrating Your Value. Edited by Maria J. Grant, Barbara Sen and Hanna Spring. Written by academics and practitioners from a diverse selection of libraries throughout the world, this handbook provides library and information professionals with the guidance they need to undertake research projects in the workplace in order to inform their own practice and improve service delivery. It guides readers step by step through the key phases of planning, doing, and disseminating research. Novices as well as those experienced with evaluations, audits, or research will benefit from the text’s thorough and common-sense approach, which includes

  • An introduction to the concepts, ethics, and planning stages of research projects
  • Coverage of the fundamentals of projects, such as literature review, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis, and research tools
  • Pointers on writing up the project, putting the results of the project findings into practice, and disseminating the project to the wider community
  • Case studies drawn from a broad range of LIS contexts and applicable to any institution.

This is the essential handbook for any librarian or information professional who wants to undertake research in the workplace in order to inform their own practice and the wider evidence base for library and information science. It’s also a useful guide for undergraduate and postgraduate LIS students undertaking their final year research project.

Management

Managing Incompetence: An Innovative Approach for Dealing with People. Gabriel Ginebra. Day-in, day-out, managers and supervisors face a myriad of personalities in the workplace. Managing these individual characters can sometimes drive even the calmest boss into a frenzy. Here, for the first time in English, is a humorous, yet practical and effective title on how to deal with all those seemingly ‘incompetent’ people on your staff. Step-by-step, author Gabriel Ginebra guides you through the ‘Fougi Model’ to diagnose inefficiencies; and through this process, you’ll learn how to discern and improve people’s behaviors in the workplace. Business readers the world over have been impressed with this innovative approach to managing staff; you too, can benefit from this wisdom.

Technology

Expert Internet Searching, 4th Edition. Phil Bradley. The highly anticipated new edition of Phil Bradley’s essential guide to internet search is here. This no-nonsense handbook will give you the tools to find the information that you need more quickly and effectively than ever before. Since the last edition was published internet search has changed dramatically, with both the amount of information to be found online and the diversity of tools to unlock it expanding exponentially. This new edition, rewritten from scratch, gives readers the information and guidance they need to choose the right search tools and strategies for each information need. From searching social media effectively to tracking down an expert or a news story, and from searching by image to searching multimedia, Bradley introduces the best search engines and tools and explains how to get the most out of them. Whether you are a casual searcher or an expert information retriever, you will find information on a wide variety of search engines that you’ve never tried before and lists of tools and resources that will make you an even better searcher than you already are. This book will be an invaluable guide for anyone searching the internet for information, whether you are taking your first steps or are becoming more expert. Those teaching others how to search the internet efficiently will find suggestions and strategies and an eloquent rebuttal of the claim that ‘it’s all on Google’.

Global Mobile: Applications and Innovations for the Worldwide Mobile Ecosystem. Edited by Peter A. Bruck and Madanmohan Rao. Editors Bruck and  Rao bring together an extraordinary cast of thought leaders and practitioners in this sweeping survey of mobile technology and its impacts on human life, work, and society. Global Mobile examines the foundations of the worldwide mobile ecosystem through an array of case studies and perspectives on how mobile is transforming human enterprise—from business and healthcare to education, employment, entertainment, government, and the media. Contributors describe how mobile can and is being used to expand economies, alliances, and partnerships, and assess legal, policy, and regulatory issues and challenges. Combining broad practical coverage with a pioneering vision, Global Mobile is the first essential guide to the worldwide mobile ecosystem.

Marketing with Social Media: A Lita Guide. Edited by Beth C. Thomsett-Scott. This guide offers to-the-point advice for getting up to speed with the world of social media. Ideal for newbies ready to get serious about marketing with social media, as well as practitioners on the lookout for ways to improve existing efforts, this guide will save readers time and effort by providing basic information on the most popular and cutting-edge marketing technologies. With best practices for engaging library users across multiple platforms, editor Beth C. Thomsett-Scott and her contributors:

  • draw from a range of experiences, with examples from different library types and sizes;
  • include case studies of successful social media efforts using Facebook, wikis, video-sharing sites, Pinterest, Google+, Foursquare, blogs, Twitter and QR codes;
  • offer tips for maintaining a steady flow of content, coordinating with colleagues, planning for sustainability and using built-in analytics for evaluation;
  • present numerous screen shots and illustrations;
  • provide a resource list at the end of every chapter, allowing readers to dig deeper.
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