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  • Coming of Age in Reference Services: A Case History of the Washington State University Libraries
    by Linda S Katz
    ISBN 0789006669 (0-7890-0666-9)
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    Coming of Age in Reference Services: A Case History of the Washington State University Libraries focuses on the triumphs, trials, ideas, and difficulties of the Holland Library and how these experiences can help other professionals enhance services for patrons. The articles, written by reference librarians at the library, discuss topics such as departmental history and culture, training reference professionals, and user education programs to give you insight into how other librarians solve problems or implement changes. From Coming of Age in Reference Services, youll receive advice from experienced professionals that can help you create change in your library and help you adapt to the many technological advances related to librarianship.

    Coming of Age in Reference Services allows you to gain first-hand experience that will guide you through problems or issues that may occur in your library. Addressing the uses and intricacies of electronic information, this book offers you information that will help you with a variety of other topics, including:

    • training and retraining in reference skills and subject knowledge, interpersonal abilities, and thinking skills in order to improve services for the 21st century
    • defining Generation X, being a member of this generation, and their growing need for information and learning opportunities
    • exploring how long reorganization plans take to be implemented and how the library environment can enhance services for users by discussing the history of Holland Library Public Services
    • focusing on freshman taking English 101 to better teach them how to find information through cultivating better relationships with academic departments, creating web modules to reach more students, and understanding departmental cultures
    • integrating techniques for finding books and using encyclopedias into the Universitys World Civilization course to encourage critical thinking
    • discussing the impression of American Academic Libraries through the experiences of a Library Fellow from Lithuania

      Coming of Age in Reference Services leads you through the transformation of the Holland Library, allowing you to learn about the decisions, planning, and ingenuity involved in establishing a modern and more efficient information center. Containing appendices and a chronological timetable documenting the librarys history, Coming of Age in References Services offers you knowledge from experience concerning library reorganization and the ever-changing world of a successful reference librarian.

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  • Katz, Linda S: Cooperative Reference: Social Interaction in the Workplace
  • Digital Reference Services
    by Linda S Katz
    ISBN 0789023202 (0-7890-2320-2)
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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
  • Document Delivery Services: Contrasting Views
    by Linda S Katz , Robin Kinder
    ISBN 0789005409 (0-7890-0540-9)
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    Design and maintain document delivery services that are ideal for academic patrons!

    In Document Delivery Services: Contrasting Views, youll visit four university library systems to discover the considerations and challenges each library faced in bringing document delivery to its clientele. This book examines the questions about document delivery that are most pressing in the profession of library science. Despite their own unique experiences, youll find common practices among all four—including planning, implementation of service, and evaluation of either user satisfaction and/or vendor performance.

    This book reviews the planning and process of implementing document delivery in:

    • Miami University
    • University of Colorado at Denver
    • University of Montana at Missoula
    • Purdue University Libraries
    Document Delivery Services: Contrasting Views addresses the paradigm of access versus acquisition and shows you how document delivery can be more integral in the library right alongside full-text databases, Internet access, and reference services. This book focuses on the issues that develop specifically in academic libraries, such as the “invisible” user majority of undergraduate students when considering budget issues and collection development. This book also explores the dynamic relationship between faculty and library administration that can impact events such as serials cancellations, alternative access to materials, and the reorganization of libraries to incorporate enhanced services to users.

    Youll find useful information and proven methods concerning these topics:
    • re-engineering library services
    • restructuring a traditional Interlibrary Loan Department into an Information Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Department (ID/ILL)
    • criteria for document delivery vendor selection
    • delivering electronic tables of contents and search strategy outputs to faculty desktops
    • document delivery in academic fee-based information services
    With Document Delivery Services: Contrasting Views, document delivery becomes more than a simple acquisitions tool or a necessary service; instead it is an enhanced access service that lends greater perspective to library staff and users alike. This handy volume will help expand the role of document delivery services in your own library setting.

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  • Katz, Linda S: Doing the Work of Reference: Practical Tips for Excelling as a Reference Librarian
  • Electronic Resources: Use and User Behavior
    by Linda S Katz
    ISBN 0789003724 (0-7890-0372-4)
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    In Philosophies of Reference Service, reference librarians share with you their reflective thinking about what they do as service providers. An important addition to the personal and occupational library of anyone in reference services, this book discusses the origins of reference service, its founding principles, the pleasures and pitfalls of the reference encounter, delivering high-quality service, and much, much more!

    In a clever juxtaposition of the fundamentals of reference service provision with top-notch thinking about the role of the reference librarian and what makes a reference unit effective, Philosophies of Reference Service advocates for continuing familiarity with books in the reference section, recognizing the diversity of service users, and using collegiality in the work environment to boost productivity. It discusses why reference service should move toward instructing people in mediums, not systems, as well as:

    • achieving consistency in reference service through shared values
    • the concept of tiered reference services (based on survey research)
    • the little-discussed art of reference desk scheduling
    • the importance of knowing your user and making appropriate accommodations
    • partnerships in reference services
    • techniques for conducting reference rovering
    • the advantages of print
    • fostering widely grounded research through reference service
    • why reference librarians share with the corporate world many of the same desired outcomes with regard to service provision

      Designed to assist readers in defining and developing their own approaches to reference service delivery, Philosophies of Reference Service offers reference librarians insight, practical knowledge, and guidelines for keeping on top of new reference techniques, establishing a partnership between the library and the user population, and maximizing the helpful nature of reference service.

  • 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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  • Gifts and Exchanges: Problems, Frustrations, . . . and Triumphs
    by Linda S Katz
    ISBN 0789006782 (0-7890-0678-2)
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    This important book explores the many questions challenging librarians who work with gifts and exchanges (G&E) as part of their daily responsibilities. Too often, because of shrinking library budgets, library gifts are considered burdensome and unprofitable drains on both financial and personnel resources. However, Gifts and Exchanges: Problems, Frustrations, . . . and Triumphs gives you solutions that will allow you to embrace your librarys gifts as rewards. In this book, you will discover the latest ways of disposing unwanted materials, planning and holding book sales and auctions, and operating a full-time bookstore with Friends of the Library.

    Gifts and Exchanges covers the many questions that are currently challenging librarians who work with gifts and exchanges--the problems, such as limited space and an understaffed team, frustrations, and triumphs that make up your daily routine in book donations.

    The many chapters in Gifts and Exchanges will assist you in solving your worst gift and exchange nightmares as you explore research and solutions on:

    • the importance of a gift policy and its interpretation
    • a template for drafting a gift policy
    • G&E procedures in libraries not affiliated with the Association for Research Libraries
    • answers to todays G&E problems
    • disposing and profiting from unwanted gifts
    • encouraging the gifts you want

      Gifts and Exchanges is a valuable reference that will help you swim through your departments sea of gifts and exchanges. As a library profesional, you will benefit from this books current and well-researched answers to the problems that flood your G&E department.

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  • 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)
  • Managing the Twenty-First Century Reference Department: Challenges and Prospects
    by Linda S Katz
    ISBN 0789023326 (0-7890-2332-6)
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    Learn the skills needed to update and manage a reference department that efficiently meets the needs of clients today—and tomorrow!

    Managing the Twenty-First Century Reference Department: Challenges and Prospects provides librarians with the knowledge and skills they need to manage an effective reference service. Full of useful and practical ideas, this book presents successful methods for recruiting and retaining capable reference department staff and management, training new employees and adapting current services to an evolving field. Expert practitioners address the changing role of the reference library worker and how longstanding traditions and practices can be re-evaluated and re-applied. The information in this book is ideal for librarians and students of library studies looking to take their skills to the next level.

    Reference departments continue to evolve as the number of applicants qualified to run them declines. Managing the Twenty-First Century Reference Department: Challenges and Prospects explores the dynamics of leadership and management as well as a variety of other characteristics needed in a Head of Reference. It recognizes the increasing need for visionary leaders who can deal with shrinking budgets, soaring costs, expensive electronic resources, and high user expectations and provides you with practical advice on finding, training, and keeping these individuals.

    In addition to the training and recruitment techniques documented in this book, you will find extensive information on:

    • setting and achieving goals
    • creating and maintaining a positive work environment
    • how to deliver quality services
    • how to improve job satisfaction for library staff
    • problem solving strategies
    • the importance of communication
    • making your reference department task- and employee-centered
    Managing the Twenty-First Century Reference Department: Challenges and Prospects also provides an inside look at Oregon State Universitys Valley Librarys new management model. The librarys information professionals detail this new models current function, potential hazards, and multiple advantages. The user-friendly information documented in this chapter and in the book as a whole makes Managing the Twenty-First Century Reference Department: Challenges and Prospects an essential read for any librarian or student of library studies looking to meet the demands of an increasingly technical field.

  • New Technologies and Reference Services
    by Linda S Katz
    ISBN 0789011816 (0-7890-1181-6)
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    Offer your patrons the cutting-edge reference services they demand!

    In the past, a reference librarian needed to develop a command of a few reference works, master the skills of the reference interview, and interface with library users in person or via telephone. Today's reference librarian is faced with much, much more. New Technologies and Reference Services suggests ways you can tame the information explosion and take advantage of new technologies.

    This comprehensive volume recounts the ways reference librarians have adapted traditional services to deal with the changes in both information technologies and library patrons. New Technologies and Reference Services offers tested techniques for fostering information literacy in patrons daunted by the high-tech edge of the new library. Even computer-savvy younger students may need help learning specialized searching skills. This practical volume suggests several innovative ways to teach those skills using interactive classrooms, drop-in seminars, and required courses.

    New Technologies and Reference Services discusses the other implications of new technologies, including:

    • developing trends in publishing, including value-added services and the death of the printed encyclopedia
    • the effects of CD-ROM, electronic publishing, and the Internet on copyright issues
    • videoconferencing at the reference desk
    • collection strategies and budgets in an era of multiple formats
    • decentralizing library reference services
    • information apartheid, the growing gap between the information haves and have-notsThis helpful volume gives practical, tested advice and ideas on the broader issues of information technology. With plentiful Web addresses, New Technologies and Reference Services presents new ideas sure to make your job easier.

  • Katz, Linda S: Out-of-Print and Special Collection Materials: Acquisition and Purchasing Options (Acquisitions Librarian, Vol 14, No. 27)
    Out-of-Print and Special Collection Materials: Acquisition and Purchasing Options (Acquisitions Librarian, Vol 14, No. 27)
    by Linda S Katz
    ISBN 0789016834 (0-7890-1683-4)
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    An invaluable how-to for librarians and archivists--inside insights from leading collectors!

    This essential guide to the acquisition process covers every aspect of the search for hard-to-find materials. Out-of-Print and Special Collection Materials: Acquisition and Purchasing Options is a handbook of traditional and not-so-traditional methods for identifying, locating, and acquiring rare items from a variety of sources. The book serves as a comprehensive reference for professionals and students alike, drawing on the experiences of the foremost archivists in their fields.

    The book offers a unique assortment of specialized essays, informative and instructive. The assembled collectors are your guides on a journey in search of rare items--through specialty catalogs and special circumstances, libraries and bookshops, collections and book stocks--through the print underground of the acquisitions world. Topics range from the basics of acquisitions, to setting (and sticking to) a budget, building a collection, determining the market value of out-of-print materials, and more detailed looks at individual areas of research.

    Experienced archivists and budding collectors will find indispensable information on a variety of vital topics in this book, including:

    • out-of-print music
    • underground poetry
    • acquisitions outside the United States
    • planning a collection
    • hard-to-find materials on science, technology, and medicine
    • out-of-print literature

  • 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.

  • Philosophies of Reference Service
    by Linda S Katz
    ISBN 0789003716 (0-7890-0371-6)
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    In Philosophies of Reference Service, reference librarians share with you their reflective thinking about what they do as service providers. An important addition to the personal and occupational library of anyone in reference services, this book discusses the origins of reference service, its founding principles, the pleasures and pitfalls of the reference encounter, delivering high-quality service, and much, much more!

    In a clever juxtaposition of the fundamentals of reference service provision with top-notch thinking about the role of the reference librarian and what makes a reference unit effective, Philosophies of Reference Service advocates for continuing familiarity with books in the reference section, recognizing the diversity of service users, and using collegiality in the work environment to boost productivity. It discusses why reference service should move toward instructing people in mediums, not systems, as well as:

    • achieving consistency in reference service through shared values
    • the concept of tiered reference services (based on survey research)
    • the little-discussed art of reference desk scheduling
    • the importance of knowing your user and making appropriate accommodations
    • partnerships in reference services
    • techniques for conducting reference rovering
    • the advantages of print
    • fostering widely grounded research through reference service
    • why reference librarians share with the corporate world many of the same desired outcomes with regard to service provision

      Designed to assist readers in defining and developing their own approaches to reference service delivery, Philosophies of Reference Service offers reference librarians insight, practical knowledge, and guidelines for keeping on top of new reference techniques, establishing a partnership between the library and the user population, and maximizing the helpful nature 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
  • Reference Services for Archives and Manuscripts (Monograph Published Simultaneously As the Reference Librarian , Vol 26, No 56)
    by Linda S Katz , Laura B Cohen
    ISBN 0789000482 (0-7890-0048-2)
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    Like their librarian colleagues, reference archivists mediate between the user and the source material. However, given the nature of archival materials and of their holding repositories, unique issues arise. While such matters as provenance and original order and access and security continue to be vital underpinnings of their work, a myriad of other issues comes into play as reference archivists attempt to balance the competing demands of donors, researchers, the public, and the press. From the creation and dissemination of finding aids for electronic resources to the implementation of marketing strategies to increase support and strengthen service, Reference Services for Archives and Manuscripts shows you how to thrive in the changing world of archival reference.

    Intended to foster an appreciation of the issues both within and beyond the field of archives, Reference Services for Archives and Manuscripts reveals that today's archivist is straddling the world of the traditional with the world of the new. The book establishes its value as it guides you through new concerns such as how to:

    • take advantage of technological developments in appraisal, accession, and preservation
    • address copyright, privacy, and funding issues for electronic resources
    • mount archival cataloging records on local and wide-area databases
    • create a publicly available site on the Internet
    • improve in-house access tools, professional abilities, and the caliber of public service
    • address security issues and respond to theft

      Reference Services for Archives and Manuscripts also helps you by preparing you for changes in the relationship between archivist and researcher that will inevitably occur with further changes in technology. Other vital issues discussed are improved access for unserved and underserved groups, a revision in ethical codes, and the ability of archivists to become more customer-centered.

  • Selecting Materials for Library Collections
    by Linda S Katz
    ISBN 0789015218 (0-7890-1521-8)
    Softcover, Routledge

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    Book summary:

    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

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