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Making Libraries Accessible

Author : Char Booth
ISBN : 9780838958629
Genre : Computers
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As a provider of public space and digital content, your library is duty-bound to promote equitable access to all users, regardless of whether they use assistive technology. In this issue of Library Technology Reports, editor Booth makes the case that that attention to the core principles of consistency, flexibility, and simplicity go hand in hand with libraries’ commitments to open information and accessibility. Even when staffing levels or resources aren't ideal, libraries can substantially improve the experience of people with disabilities. In this issue, expert contributors address standards, spaces and services, devices, websites, and collections, offering advice on Assistive technology products, including screen readers, literacy software, and speech input E-books and e-readers for users with print disabilities, with charts comparing accessibility features of the most common e-readers The nuts and bolts of using HTML, CSS, Javascript, or JQUERY for accessibility Best practices for evaluating vendor database compliance
Category: Computers

Making Library Websites Accessible

Author : Laura Francabandera
ISBN : 9781538108239
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 71.28 MB
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This book will cover the basics of accessibility, foundational ethics and the current accessibility laws and regulations. It details the types of disabilities and challenges that patrons may face when accessing online information and can serve as an essential resource for testing any library website for accessibility.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Making The Library Accessible For All

Author : Jane Vincent
ISBN : 9780810891470
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 80.47 MB
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Accessibility is becoming an issue that libraries can no longer ignore. Making the Library Accessible for All provides a holistic guide to accessibility that addresses common issues and gives strategies for responding to unique situations. This book is a single-source guide relevant to all library functions that librarians can easily refer to when planning, remediating, or evaluating for accessibility. It has a unique holistic perspective, as well as an emphasis on perceiving people with disabilities as providing resources to meet a common goal rather than as a population to be “served.”
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Assistive Technologies In The Library

Author : Barbara T. Mates
ISBN : 9780838910702
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Instructs librarians on choosing technologies that will include all users, designing accessible web sites, training staff for how to accommodate disabled patrons, and establishing access policies.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Making A Difference

Author : Peter Hernon
ISBN : 1591582911
Genre : Education
File Size : 33.57 MB
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Leadership is separate from, but integral to, management. This companion volume to The Next Library Leadership (2002) offers a deeper exploration of the leading issues and concerns of library directors today.
Category: Education

Accessibility For Persons With Disabilities And The Inclusive Future Of Libraries

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ISBN : 9781785606526
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 61.27 MB
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With contributions from researchers, educators, and practitioners from across a range of fields, this volume will be an important resource for library professionals in all types of libraries as well as a reference for researchers and educators about the efforts, challenges and opportunities related to the inclusive future of libraries.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Creating The Customer Driven Library

Author : Jeannette Woodward
ISBN : 0838908888
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Building libraries on the bookstore model.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Designing A School Library Media Center For The Future

Author : Rolf Erikson
ISBN : 0838907903
Genre : Architecture
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Explains how to implement new school library standards and demystify changes resulting from technology, discusses budgeting and special needs of children, and includes ten conceptual plans for actual school libraries.
Category: Architecture

Critical Theory For Library And Information Science

Author : Gloria J. Leckie
ISBN : 9781591589389
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This text provides an overview of major critical theorists from across disciplines—including the humanities, social sciences, and education—that discusses the importance of these critical perspectives for the advancement of LIS research and scholarship. * A basic bibliography of the theorist's work follows each topic presentation; some chapters also include works of critical commentary on the theorist's writings * Indexes of key terms and concepts are provided throughout the chapters
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Handbook For Community College Librarians

Author : Michael A. Crumpton
ISBN : 9781610693462
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 31.15 MB
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An in-depth understanding of the complexities, dynamics, and emerging trends in community college libraries today. • Provides insights from two librarians experienced in working in community college libraries who are networked across the country with seasoned community college librarian colleagues • Includes chapter summaries and real-world stories make the content useful and relevant as well as easy to use • Covers issues of paramount importance, including assessment, advocacy, and information literacy variations • Appropriate for existing community college librarians, directors, and paraprofessionals as a professional development resource as well as an orientation tool for new librarians moving into a community college assignment
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


Author : John J. Burke
ISBN : 9781538108192
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This A-Z guidebook on makerspaces is jam-packed with resources, advice, and information to help you develop and fund your own makerspace from the ground up. Readers are introduced to makerspace equipment, new technologies, models for planning and assessing projects, and useful case studies.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Ferguson Career Resource Guide For People With Disabilities Third Edition 2 Volume Set

Author : Facts On File, Incorporated
ISBN : 9781438110479
Genre : Electronic books
File Size : 50.19 MB
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Each two-volume book contains four major sections: . - Introduction and Overview: Provides forewords by notables in the field and an outline of the book. - Essays: Features eight to 10 essays on topics such as workplace issues, financial aid, diversity, and more. - Directory: Contains descriptions and contact information for hundreds of organizations, schools, and associations, arranged by topic. - Further Resources/Indexes: Includes glossaries, appendixes, further reading, and indexes
Category: Electronic books

The Librarian S Copyright Companion Second Edition

Author : James S. Heller
ISBN : 9780837738727
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The transition from print to digital continues. The Copyright Act has changed a little, but not for the better. This book begins with the premise that copyright exists to promote the dissemination of information, and while creators have certain rights, so do users. This new edition updates every chapter and adds a new chapter on the library as a publisher. Also included is information on recent developments such as Creative Common licences and the use of digital video (e.g. YouTube) in the classroom.--Publisher.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Coaching In The Library

Author : Ruth F. Metz
ISBN : 0838908098
Genre : Business & Economics
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The first of its kind, this readable, hands-on book will help you to see your library and the staff that runs it in a new, more strategic way. Experienced librarian and coach Ruth Metz outlines a focused and results-oriented game plan for achieving performance excellence from all staff members, from top to bottom, through a coaching style of management. By viewing the people you work with as a team, you can transform the work environment and, ultimately, the services you are providing your customers. Through real world examples, coaching scenarios, and pathways to excellence that are specific to library work, you will learn how to: Be both a coach and a player - the terminology and techniques; Recognize and utilize the abilities and talents of staff at all levels; Guide individuals toward a unified goal; Encourage innovation, flexibility, and problem-solving; Spotlight the big-win opportunities; Complete with reader-friendly tables and annotated references, Coaching in the Library is for any library that wants to put the potential of all staff on the playing field in order to achieve peak performance.
Category: Business & Economics

Makerspaces In Libraries

Author : Theresa Willingham
ISBN : 9781442253018
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more. Makerspaces are becoming increasingly popular in both public and academic libraries as a new way to engage patrons and add value to traditional library services. Discover how you can create a makerspace within your own library though this step-by-step guidebook. From planning your innovation center to hosting hack-a-thons, guest lectures, and social events in your new lab, Makerspaces in Libraries provides detailed guidance and best practices for creating an enduring, community driven space for all to enjoy and from which both staff and patrons will benefit. This well researched, in-depth guide will serve libraries of all sizes seeking to implement the latest technologies and bring fresh life and engaging programming to their libraries. Highlights and best practices include: budgeting and business planning for a librarymakerspace, creating operational documents, tools and resources overviews, national and international case studies, becoming familiar with 3D printers through practical printing projects (seed bombs), how to get started with Arduino (illuminate your library with a LED ambient mood light), how to host a FIRST Robotics Team at the library, how to develop hands-on engagement for senior makers (Squishy Circuits), and how to host a Hackathon and build a coding community.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Ethical Decision Making For Digital Libraries

Author : Cokie Anderson
ISBN : 9781780630939
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book examines the ethical issues and dilemmas that arise in digital libraries, and the codes of conduct, professional guidelines and ethics resources used in resolving them. The book begins with an overview of classical and applied ethics, then reviews the codes of conduct of professional information societies (libraries, archivists, information technology). The book then examines issues and situations that arise in digitization and digital library management, and explores the ways established information ethics can be applied and adapted to these cases. Looks at ethics relating to digitization, digital libraries and preservation Includes decision making guides for various situations that arise in digital libraries, with questions for readers to ask themselves when faced with an ethical dilemma Takes the professional guidelines and codes of conduct for librarians, archivists and information workers as stated in the codes of ethics for various professional societies and applies these to the world of digital libraries
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Making The Most Of Rfid In Libraries

Author : Martin Palmer
ISBN : 9781856046343
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has had a rapid impact on the library world. Its advantage over other technologies used in libraries is usually seen to be its ability to combine the functions of the barcode and the security tag, but with the added advantages of being able to read multiple items seemingly simultaneously without need of line of sight. The customer-friendly self-service that this combination of features makes possible is at the heart of the attraction of RFID for most libraries. This practical and straightforward book is designed to help library managers decide whether RFID has anything to offer them and - if so - how to make the most of the benefits while coping with the challenges inherent in this rapidly developing technology. It also offers many further sources of information to follow up. Applicable to all types of libraries, its contents include: RFID, libraries and the wider world RFID in libraries: the background and the basics RFID, library applications and the library management system standards and interoperability privacy RFID and health and safety RFID and library design building a business case for RFID in libraries, and requesting proposals staffing: savings, redeployment or something else? buying a system: evaluating the offers installing RFID: project management making the most of RFID: a case study RFID, libraries and the future. Readership: RFID has the potential to revolutionize many aspects of library service delivery. Written by an expert in the field, this book is a very worthwhile investment for all those library professionals considering converting to RFID for their libraries, as well as those who are implementing it already.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Furnishing The Library Interior

Author : Pierce
ISBN : 0824769007
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Planning the interior; Housing the user; Housing services and staff the "keys" areas; Housing services and staff in other areas; Housing the collection; Housing nonprint media; Selection, evaluation, and purchase of library furniture and equipment; The manufacture and marketing of library furniture and equipment; Interior appointments and systems.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Public Libraries And Resilient Cities

Author : Michael Q. Dudley
ISBN : 9780838911365
Genre : Architecture
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Public libraries are keystone public institutions for any thriving community, and as such can be leaders in making cities better places to work, play, and live. Here, Dudley shows how public libraries can contribute to 'placemaking', or the creation and nurturing of vital and unique communities for their residents.
Category: Architecture