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  • What's graphic design got to do with me? Diana K. Wakimoto explains

    12/11/2017
    Diana K. Wakimoto speaks directly to library staff in her new book, and so we wanted to speak directly to her about why graphic design is such a useful set of skills for any librarian regardless of job description. First off, I can imagine someone...
  • Interview: Marie R. Kennedy and Cheryl LaGuardia on effectively promoting electronic resources

    11/30/2017
    In this interview, Marie R. Kennedy and Cheryl LaGuardia discuss the new second edition of their ALA Neal-Schuman book Marketing Your Library’s Electronic Resources: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians.The first edition has been one of our...
  • Top tips for a data reference interview

    11/28/2017
    The reference interview - or consultation - is a well established technique used by librarians and information professionals. This helps establish the issues that a researcher wishes to cover. More fundamentally it also defines the kind of...
  • Hilda K. Weisburg on the new AASL Standards

    10/09/2017
    Recipient of the 2016 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Distinguished Service Award, in this post Hilda K. Weisburg explores the six Common Beliefs of the new AASL Standards. Her latest ALA Neal-Schuman book is Leading for School...
  • The No-nonsense Guide to Project Management

    The No-nonsense Guide to Project Management
    08/30/2017
    Read an exclusive interview with Barbara Allan in which she discusses writing her new book, The No-nonsense Guide to Project Management, and offers advice on the skills needed for both small and larger, complex projects. What research did you...

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