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2011 Best Practices for Government Libraries Now Available

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2011 Best Practices for Government Libraries Now Available

The 2011 Best Practices for Government Libraries: e-Initiatives and e-Efforts: Expanding Our Horizons is is now available: 2011 Best Practices for Government Libraries in PDF. Best Practices for Government Libraries for 2011″

Download 289 page PDF here.

The report is a series of articles dominated by some of the best members in SLA.

“The 2011 Best Practices for Government Libraries: e-Initiatives and e-Efforts: Expanding Our Horizons is broken into six sections:

EMBRACING NEW AVENUES OF COMMUNICATION
ADAPTING TO NEW AND EVOLVNG TECHNOLOGIES
ALTERING OUR PLACES AND SPACES
TACKLING CHANGING EXPECTATIONS, RESOURCES, AND JOB DESCRIPTIONS
PRESERVING WHAT WE HAVE AND PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE
EXPANDING HORIZONS

Here is a sampling of the articles in each section:

EMBRACING NEW AVENUES OF COMMUNICATION
Blogging at the Largest Law Library in the World
Christine Sellers, Legal Reference Specialist, and Andrew Weber, Legislative Information Systems Manager, Law Library of Congress
“Friended” by the Government? A Look at How Social Networking Tools Are Giving Americans Greater Access to Their Government
Kate Follen, MLS, President, Monroe Information Services
Podcasts Get Information Junkies their Fix
Chris Vestal, Supervisory Patent Researcher with ASRC Management Services, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and DC/SLA‘s 2011 Communication Secretary
Getting the Most from Social Media from the Least Investment of Time and Energy
Tammy Garrison, MLIS, Digitization Librarian at the Combined Arms Research Library at Fort Leavenworth, KS
Thinking Outside the Email Box: A New E-Newsletter for the Justice Libraries
Kate Lanahan, Law Librarian, and Jennifer L. McMahan, Supervisory Librarian, U.S. Department of Justice
Bill’s Bulletin: Librarians and Court Staff Working Together to Develop an E-Resource
Barbara Fritschel, U. S. Courts Library, Milwaukee, WI
Proletariat’s Speech: Foreign Language Learning with a Common Touch
Janice P. Fridie, Law Librarian, U.S. Department of Justice
Social Media Comes Together with Storify
Chris Zammarelli, Contract Cataloger on behalf of ATSG, LLC for the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs, Office of Information Resources

ADAPTING TO NEW AND EVOLVNG TECHNOLOGIES
EBooks in Special Libraries: Final Report of the Federal Reserve System Libraries Work Group on EBooks
Luke Mueller, Technical Librarian, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Kindle Lending Programs in Libraries
Montrese Hamilton, Librarian, Society for Human Resource Management
Intranet Case Study: Government Agency
Lorette S.J. Weldon, MLS, BSIFSM, BA
Putting the E in Library
David E. McBee, Federal Government Librarian, ww.librarybuzz.blogspot.com
Web E-Accessibility to Reach Full E-Audience: “Expanding Our Horizon” to Better Honor Diversity
Ken Wheaton, Web Services Librarian, Alaska State Court System Law Library

ALTERING OUR PLACES AND SPACES
Embedded Librarianship and E-Initiatives: The Dynamic Duo
Rachel Kingcade, Chief Reference & CSC Direct Support Librarian, USMC Research
Utilizing Electronic Databases During a Library Relocation
George Franchois, Director, U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
E-Reference at the Library of Congress
Amber Paranick and Megan Halsband, Reference Librarians, Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room, Serial & Government Publications Division, Library of Congress
Best Practices: Telewor
Robert Farina, MSLIS, Entrepreneur, Minor Potentate of Logogrammatic Research & Analysis, Data Wrangler, etc.
Best Practices for Virtual Reference
Susan Ujka Larson, MLIS
To Build a Virtual Embedded Information Role, Start at the Top
Mary Talley, Owner, TalleyPartners, 2011 DC/SLA President

TACKLING CHANGING EXPECTATIONS, RESOURCES, AND JOB DESCRIPTIONS
Accidental Advisors: There’s GOT to Be a Better Way!
Compiled by Nancy Faget and Jennifer McMahan (Eugenia Beh, Blane Dessy, Aimee Babcock-Ellis, Marianne Giltrud, Jessica Hernandez, Rich Louis, Virginia Sanchez)
I Need a Library Job: Finding and Filling a Need on the Fly
Naomi House, Reference Librarian, Census Library
Rebranding the Library
Julie Jones, Hartford Branch Librarian, U.S. Courts, Second Circuit Library
NIH Handheld User Group: Library-IT Collaboration>
James King, Information Architect, NIH Library
Cats and Dogs – Living Together: Leveraging IT Resources for Library Use>
Sarah Mauldin, Head Librarian, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, Atlanta, GA
Broadband Plan and the Provision of Public Libraries
Christian Jiménez Tomás, Information Specialist, The World Bank Law Resource
E-Gov Sites to Go Dark?>
Kim Schultz, Outreach Specialist at the NASA Center for AeroSpace Information, operated by Chugach Federal Solutions, Inc.
E-Gov on the Web: A Brief Summary of Electronic Access Through On-Line Resources>
Jennifer Klang, Head of Reference Services, Department of the Interior Library
Public Records Resources Online: How to Find Everything There Is to Know About “Mr./Ms. X”
Jennifer L. McMahan, Supervisory Librarian, U.S. Department of Justice
The Challenge of E-Legislative History for the “51st State”
Lisa Kosow, Law Librarian, U.S. Attorney‘s Office for the District of Columbia
E-Gov Resources on Native Americans and Tribal Issues
Kathy Kelly, MSLS, C.A.
LexisNexis 2010 International Workplace Productivity Survey: Executive Summary of Results for Legal Professionals

PRESERVING WHAT WE HAVE AND PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE
Federal Libraries on the E-Horizon
Blane K. Dessy, Executive Director, FLICC/FEDLINK, Library of Congress
Research Metrics: Measuring the Impact of Research
Research Metrics: Measuring the Impact of Research
When I Walk Across My Library I Think…
Edwin B. Burgess, Director, Combined Arms Research Library
E-Initiative Liberia: Creating a Legislative Library in the Rubble of War
Mary Nell Bryant, M.A., M.L.S., U.S. Foreign Service Information Officer, retired
JustSearch at the Department of Justice
Lila Faulkner, Diane L. Smith, and Jane Sanchez, Library Staff, U.S. Department of Justice Library Staff
Real Libraries, Virtual Fundraising
Biblio Latte, Volunteer Reference Librarian, Community Virtual Library
Accessible Libraries: Ensuring All May Read
Jane Caulton, Head, Publications and Media Section, NLS, Library of Congress
A Model Lessons Learned System – The US Army
Nancy M. Dixon, Principal Researcher, Common Knowledge Associates

EXPANDING HORIZONS
Ten Scary Issues: Future Directions for Military Libraries
Edwin B. Burgess, Director, Combined Arms Research Library
Future Ready 365
Cindy Romaine, SLA President 2011
Expanding Horizons with E-Learning: VA Librarians Develop Online Tutorial for EBN Training
Priscilla L. Stephenson, MSLS, MSEd, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA; and Teresa R. Coady, MLS, VA Central Iowa Healthcare System, Des Moines, IA
Library Connect Newsletter: Information Industry Explorations by and for Librarians
Colleen DeLory, Editor, Library Connect Publications, Elsevier
Building a Framework to Embrace the New and Expand Your Horizons
Bruce Rosenstein, Author, Living in More Than One World: How Peter Drucker‘s Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life
All About E
Peggy Garvin, Founder & Principal, GarvinInformationConsulting.com”

Want more Best Practices? View the 2010 Best Practices: The New Face of Value in PDF (231 pages) version.”

These are fabulous free reports.

Stephen

Posted on: June 23, 2011, 3:40 pm Category: Uncategorized

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