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  • Katz, Linda S: Acquisitions and Collection Development in the Humanities (The Acquisitions Librarian Series, No. 17/18)
  • Katz, Linda S: Assessment and Accountability in Reference Work (Monograph Published Simultaneously As the Reference Librarian , No 38)
  • Katz, Linda S: Business Reference Services and Sources: How End Users and Librarians Work Together (The Reference Librarian , Vol 27, No 58)
  • Katz, Linda S: Collection Assessment: A Look at the RLG Conspectus (Monograph Published Simultaneously As the Acquisitions Librarian , No 7)
  • Collection Development Policies: New Directions for Changing Collections
    by Linda S Katz
    ISBN 0789014718 (0-7890-1471-8)
    Softcover, Routledge

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    Get the tools you need to build a collection development policy that will help your library run efficiently—today and in the future!

    Considering the amount and variety of topics being published, effectively organizing and guiding a library in todays accelerated world is no easy task. Collection Development Policies: New Directions for Changing Collections is the contemporary librarians guide to building or revising a first-rate collection development policy. In this up-to-date book, experts in the field take you step-by-step through the publishing process from writing an initial draft to applying the official copy. Find out what did and did not work in their own practices and get the tools youll need to tackle any obstacles you may encounter.

    Collection Development Policies: New Directions for Changing Collection covers a variety of topics—including pricing policies and remote storage facilities—without leaving out the traditional concerns of space and funding. This valuable book also addresses the needs of specialized collections with information on acquisition policies for contemporary subjects collections and building subject specific policy statements. Experienced professionals examine the stability of the electronic resources market and explain how the impact of technical services is redefining the access, collection, and cataloging of libraries.

    Collection Development Policies also provides examples of collection policies currently in use. Read about:

    • the subject specific policy statements of Schreyer Business Library and the womens studies collection at Pennsylvania State University
    • Berkeleys Collection Development Policy (CDPS) and the factors hindering its revision
    • the creation and revision of St. Johns Universitys collection development policy
    • Simmons Colleges Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences term project and syllabus—and how it can be applied to functioning libraries
    • the Association of Research Libraries Web pages—and how they have been influenced by the electronic management revolution
    Collection Development Policies: New Directions for Changing Collection is a valuable resource for anyone selecting and acquiring library materials, maintaining a library collection, or building a collection development policy. The information in this book will help you organize your library collection in a manner that will be beneficial not only to you, but to your clients as well.

  • Katz, Linda S: Coming of Age in Reference Services: A Case History of the Washington State University Libraries
  • Katz, Linda S: Cooperative Reference: Social Interaction in the Workplace
  • Katz, Linda S: Digital Reference Services
    Digital Reference Services
    by Linda S Katz
    ISBN 0789023202 (0-7890-2320-2)
    Softcover, Routledge

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    Extensive data on the theoretical and practical aspects of electronic reference services!

    Digital Reference Services provides an overview of electronic reference services and software, and explores the opportunities that real-time digital reference services can offer in a variety of library settings. Experts in the field convey numerous opinions and theory about the growth of this new approach to answering reference questions. This book teaches librarians new methods and techniques for offering technologically advanced reference services to the public.

    The first half of Digital Reference Services includes such topics as:

    • real-time or live online reference services
    • the historical development of digital reference services and the role of the reference librarian
    • mediated online searches
    • how to create a virtual-ready reference collection of elite reference Web sitesincludes a list of the top sites available to the public
    • how to start and operate a digital reference desk in your library
    The second half of Digital Reference Services covers examples of librariesboth large and smallwhich have used revolutionary ideas to bring electronic reference services to their patrons. These ideas include:
    • utilizing ATM-like kiosks in remote locations from library buildings to connect with underserved populations
    • implementing live, interactive web-based reference servicesthe challenges and benefits, cost, training, and workload requirements
    • evaluating your real-time references servicesinvestigating self-assessment and blind reviewing, incorporating your assessment into an existing evaluative program, and obtaining the administrative support essential for an accurate assessment
    • creating a statewide virtual reference systemselecting software, developing policy, marketing, coordinating the project, and staffing and training
    • online reference management for smaller librariesbecause of the smaller staff, smaller budget, and smaller amount of patrons, is it a feasible addition to the library?
    • much more!
    This well-referenced volume contains case examples, figures, useful Web sites, and case histories to show how the basic principles of digital reference services work. Librarians and students of information and library science will find Digital Reference Services a helpful resource to enhance their library and electronic reference expertise.

  • Katz, Linda S: Digital versus Non-Digital Reference: Ask a Librarian Online and Offline
  • Katz, Linda S: Document Delivery Services: Contrasting Views
  • Katz, Linda S: Doing the Work of Reference: Practical Tips for Excelling as a Reference Librarian
    Doing the Work of Reference: Practical Tips for Excelling as a Reference Librarian
    by Linda S Katz
    ISBN 0789013231 (0-7890-1323-1)
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    Become more versatile, competent, and resourceful with these practical suggestions!

    Becoming a first-class reference librarian demands proficiency in a wide range of skills. Doing the Work of Reference offers sound advice for the full spectrum of your responsibilities. Though many aspects of a reference librarian's work are changing with astonishing speed, the classic principles in this volume will never go out of date.

    This comprehensive volume begins with hints for orienting yourself to a new job and concludes with ideas for serving the profession. On the way, Doing the Work of Reference covers such diverse topics as working with student assistants, offering reference services to remote users, and keeping up your professional development. In addition, you will find strategies for dealing with technological change--not high-tech information that will become obsolete before the ink is dry, but ways of approaching the process of change that will work today, next week, and ten years from now.

    Doing the Work of Reference will help you increase your competence in:

    • getting along with other staff members
    • marketing the library to users and faculty
    • handling ephemeral materials
    • keeping studentsattention in library instruction courses
    • maintaining good relations with faculty
    • increasing your subject knowledge
    • and much more!

      This comprehensive guide is an essential handbook for librarians in the trenches. Whether you are a new librarian or a veteran at the reference desk, Doing the Work of Reference will help you burnish your skills.

  • Katz, Linda S: Electronic Resources: Use and User Behavior
  • Evolution in Reference and Information Services: The Impact of the Internet (Reference Librarian)
    by Linda S Katz
    ISBN 0789017229 (0-7890-1722-9)
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    Explore ways to bring and keep your librarys electronic services up to date!

    From editor Di Su: Some years ago, if you were told that a librarys catalog would be available on a 24/7/365 basis, youd think it was just another fiction. Perhaps as influential as Johannes Gutenbergs invention of movable type printing, the Internet is one of the most significant happenings in the information world in modern times.

    In addition to showing you how library services have been influenced and enhanced by the advent of the Internet, Evolution in Reference and Information Services: The Impact of the Internet will enable you to make the most of the new opportunities that current technologies offer. This valuable book will also help you and your library avoid the pitfalls and new challenges to professional competency that come along with electronic research.

    Evolution in Reference and Information Services:

    • gives you a review of the history of electronic reference
    • looks at the increasing role of librarians as teachers and providers of technical help for users
    • provides case studies and ways to evaluate electronic research methods
    • suggests strategies for providing effective electronic services
    • examines government Web sites
    • explores Internet sources of health information
    • shows you how to establish electronic services through your librarys portal site
    • looks at how to manage a library computer lab and much more!

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  • Katz, Linda S: Fiction Acquisition/Fiction Management: Education and Training
    Fiction Acquisition/Fiction Management: Education and Training
    by Linda S Katz
    ISBN 078901338X (0-7890-1338-X)
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    Fiction Acquisition/Fiction Management: Education and Training provides librarians and library managers with the most current information on how to successfully maintain or start a fiction collection that serves the needs of your patrons. You will learn about suggestions for further education of your library staff, such as calling on the American Library Association to create collection workshops and publish how-to articles to help small to medium sized libraries build a successful fiction collection. Through guidelines, procedures, interviews, and research, this text will help you efficiently manage existing fiction collections or develop an up-to-date collection for your library.

    Whether you are a collection librarian at a public or academic library, Fiction Acquisition/Fiction Management will guide you through the training and education process of your staff and offer you the most efficient and economical way to start a fiction collection. In addition, this book provides insight into:

    • selecting materials through budgeting, collection development, and weeding
    • how WLN conspectus software can help you decide what book selections are most marketable at your public or university library
    • building a useful collection by working at the circulation desk, listening to suggestions from patrons, and using book reviews as a minimal criteria for selection
    • interviews with collection librarians about maintaining their fiction collections
    • a listing of sources, such as specific databases, that will help you collect specific genres, such as anti-theory fiction

      If you would like to improve your library's fiction section and attract more clientele, Fiction Acquisition/Fiction Management will help you achieve this goal. Direct, informative, and up-to-date, this book will successfully start your collection or make an existing one complete.

  • From Past-Present to Future-Perfect: A Tribute to Charles A. Bunge and the Challenges of Contemporary Reference Service
    by Linda S Katz
    ISBN 0789007673 (0-7890-0767-3)
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    Explore a compilation of reference service works by Charles A. Bunge, a leader in the field!

    This informative and delightful book highlights the contributions of Charles A. Bunge to the literature on reference service. From Past-Present to Future-Perfect: A Tribute to Charles A. Bunge and the Challenges of Contemporary Reference Service offers reference librarian professionals the reprints of selected articles by Charles Bunge, bibliographies of his published work, and original articles that draw on Bunges values and ideas in assessing the present and shaping the future of reference service. Through this guide, you will explore four categories of Bunges work, which include measuring the effectiveness of reference service, the reference environment, reference sources, and reflecting on the past and future of reference work. This important book will assist you in creating and maintaining an effective and ethical reference service that will help patrons find the materials they need.

    With From Past-Present to Future-Perfect, you will gain access to some of Bunges most important articles on the reference environment. Some of the helpful reference service information you will examine includes:

    • ways of putting joy back into reference work to counteract the situation of low morale among practicing reference librarians
    • discussions on the challenge of continual learning for reference librarians and strategies for updating knowledge and skills
    • understanding and organizational strategies for handling stress in the library workplace
    • exploring the realm of an ethical reference practice and how a reference librarian should act or behave in providing reference services
    • peer coaching programs for reference librarians to assist the learning and sharing of knowledge among colleagues
    • organizing electronic reference sources
    • assisting patrons with their reference questions
    • using technology in the reference environment

      Thorough and comprehensive, this excellent resource explores the changes that have occurred in reference and information resources, and techniques for setting goals and objectives for your reference department. From Past-Present to Future-Perfect looks at the exciting and challenging world of reference librarianship and gives you valuable insights and ideas on how to improve and update your reference department.

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  • Katz, Linda S: Gifts and Exchanges: Problems, Frustrations, . . . and Triumphs
  • Katz, Linda S: Helping the Difficult Library Patron: New Approaches to Examining and Resolving a Long-Standing and Ongoing Problem
  • The Holocaust: Memories, Research, Reference
    by Linda S Katz
    ISBN 0789003791 (0-7890-0379-1)
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    Comprised of a wide breadth of scholarly materials and diverse articulations, The Holocaust: Memories, Research, Reference will help you guide others in Holocaust research and show you how you can avoid contributing to the popularization and trivialization of the Holocaust. Youll find in it poems by the prolific American poet, Lyn Lifshin; an essay by Arnost Lustig; work by Roselle Chartock; commentary by Howard Israel on the controversial Pernkopf Atlas; writing on the historians role by Michael Marrus, a top Holocaust scholar; and views on linguistic distortions by Sanford Berman, the well-known cataloger. In addition, youll read about:

    • the U.S. Memorial Holocaust Museum
    • preparing a Holocaust unit for high school students
    • incorporating contemporary Holocaust articles into Holocaust study
    • Holocaust webliographies
    • comparative genocide studies and the future of Holocaust research
    • Holocaust denial literature

      Holocaust reference work in its preferred form doesnt substitute method, empiricism, and quantification for substance, emotion, and qualitative discussion. This form is captured and preserved for the benefit of future survivors and scholars in The Holocaust: Memories, Research, Reference. Informed by years of experience and suffering, it will take you and your library visitors to the heart of research and allow you to re-search the human heart.

  • The Image and Role of the Librarian (Reference Librarian)
    by Linda S Katz
    ISBN 0789020998 (0-7890-2099-8)
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    Get a unique insight into the image problems librarians face!

    The Image and Role of the Librarian addresses all aspects of professional identity for librarians, including professional roles, cultural images, popular perceptions, and future trends. The book examines historical representations, stereotypes, and popular culture icons and the role each plays in the relationship between librarian and patron. The book also looks at the profound impact the Internet has had on the services librarians provide and how electronic resources have transformed the roles and responsibilities of librarians.

    From the Editors: “There seems to be no profession as preoccupied with self-examination as that of librarianship. While some of it may stem from an identity crisis, the refrain heard over and over is startlingly similar to Rodney Dangerfield's 'I dont get no respect.' This seems to be true of all types of librarians—from public librarians who (often rightly) complain of being treated like servants by the patrons they serve, to the academic librarians who are always trying to establish their 'faculty-ness' to the teaching professors.”

    Topics addressed in The Image and Role of the Librarian include:

    • public, student, and faculty perceptions of librarians
    • cinematic portrayals of librarians
    • images of librarians in comic books
    • librarians in children's literature
    • male librarian stereotypes
    • “know-it-all” librarians
    • changing roles for specialty librarians
    • Generation X and the future of librarianship
    • and much more!
    A unique examination of professional roles and responsibilities, patron expectations and perceptions, The Image and Role of the Librarian brings clarity and recognition to the services and functions librarians provide in their day-to-day work.

  • Katz, Linda S: Library Services for Career Planning, Job Searching and Employment Opportunities (Monograph Published Simultaneously As the Reference Librarian , No 36)
  • Katz, Linda S: Managing Digital Resources in Libraries
  • Katz, Linda S: Managing Digital Resources in Libraries (Acquisitions Librarian Monographic Separates)
  • Katz, Linda S: Managing the Twenty-First Century Reference Department: Challenges and Prospects
  • Katz, Linda S: New Technologies and Reference Services
  • Katz, Linda S: Out-of-Print and Special Collection Materials: Acquisition and Purchasing Options (Acquisitions Librarian, Vol 14, No. 27)
  • Katz, Linda S: Outreach Services in Academic and Special Libraries
    Outreach Services in Academic and Special Libraries
    by Linda S Katz
    ISBN 0789024322 (0-7890-2432-2)
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    Discover innovative outreach services you can implement for your library!

    Outreach Services in Academic and Special Libraries examines the creation and delivery of outreach programs designed to promote awareness of the library by meeting the information needs of underserved or uninformed patrons. This book contains the experiences of academic and special librarians who describe a wide array of successful outreach programs that are in place throughout the country. This valuable tool introduces professional librarians and library science students and faculty to current and highly innovative models of outreach services implemented in a variety of academic and special library settings.

    This extensive resource shows how to use outreach programs to market new information resources and services to library constituents. Outreach Services in Academic and Special Libraries contains charts, graphs, and pictorials to help walk you through the process of creating an outreach program at your library. This book also presents bibliographies, suggestions on how to improve on existing designs, and the librarians “wish lists” of ideas theyd like to try in the future.

    Outreach Services in Academic and Special Libraries presents case studies covering many topics related to outreach services, including:

    • outreach to special groups of remote users
    • multicultural outreach
    • collaborative outreach partnerships with university and college departments and community organizations
    • outreach Web sites targeting special groups
    • marketing library services and resources
    • information literacy as a form of outreach
    • multi-media kiosks and exhibits
    • book talks
    • outreach to new faculty and transfer students
    • and more!
    Librarians will benefit from the wide range of creative ideas and successful case studies implemented by library colleagues representing institutions from around the country. Outreach Services in Academic and Special Libraries serves as a catalyst for librarians to implement similar outreach programs at their own academic or special library.

  • Katz, Linda S: Philosophies of Reference Service
  • Katz, Linda S: Publishing and the Law: Current Legal Issues
  • Readers, Reading, and Librarians
    by Linda S Katz
    ISBN 0789006995 (0-7890-0699-5)
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    This vital book reaffirms librariansenthusiasm for books and readers in the midst of the evolution of libraries-from reading centers to information centers where librarians are now Web masters, information scientists, and media experts. Readers, Reading, and Librarians explores the future of the book as a medium. With nearly two hundred open-ended interviews with readers who read for pleasure, this book looks at how and why they choose or reject certain books.

    Readers, Reading, and Librarians examines:

    • reasons for the current decline in pleasure reading
    • the need for librarians to sponsor book groups
    • the current focus on electronic wonders
    • balancing the missions of acting as an advisory service for readers and maintaining your library's technological services
    • and much more!

  • Katz, Linda S: Reference Services and Media
  • Katz, Linda S: Reference Services for Archives and Manuscripts (Monograph Published Simultaneously As the Reference Librarian , Vol 26, No 56)
  • Katz, Linda S: Selecting Materials for Library Collections
    Selecting Materials for Library Collections
    by Linda S Katz
    ISBN 0789015218 (0-7890-1521-8)
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    Strategies and tools to help you plan, build, and maintain your library collection!

    Selecting Materials for Library Collections takes you step-by-step through the process of planning, building, and maintaining a quality library collection. This up-to-date guide addresses the interests and concerns of academic and public libraries with expert advice on budgets, policies, and planning. The book examines print, non-print, and Internet selection resources, including the OCLC WorldCat Database and ACQNET-L. Youll find valuable information you can apply right away to help you keep any collection relevant and up-to-date!

    Selecting Materials for Library Collections provides the tools you need to keep your library collection current. Seasoned experts share their thoughts on how to analyze your users expectations and then provide them with the materials they need. The contributors also examine the selection aids that they use in their own acquisitions work and then look at how to achieve a balanced collection that efficiently serves their clients needs. Supplementary reading lists and extensive bibliographies provide you with additional resources.

    Selecting Materials for Library Collections presents the latest information on:

    • using print, non-print, and Internet selection resources such as OCLC WorldCat database and ACQNET-L
    • initial collection assessment and decision making
    • collection tool evaluations
    • acquiring international core titles
    • the New Thought movement
    • approval plans—set-up, maintenance, and evaluation
    • the newest technology for media selection
    • specialized library collections in music, art, business, economics, health, sports, leisure, and more

  • Katz, Linda S: Strategic Marketing in Library and Information Science
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