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A guide to the establishment of the library which covers materials acquisition, the organization and usage of the library's collection to provide a variety of services and the use of automation. This book aims to instruct the librarian on managing the small library effectively.
Considered one of the best basic guides to starting and operating a small library, this concise book offers practical guidance in the development of library services, resource collections and user policies. It includes clear examples and creative solutions to common problems, leavened with seasoned insight from the "Frugal Librarian". Topics include: -- planning library facilities and service -- effective operating procedures -- organizing materials to improve accessibility -- low cost methods of processing materials -- where and how to find additional resources -- reference services -- developing the library's human resources -- promoting and evaluating the small library -- developing partnerships with other libraries and organizations -- using computers and the Internet to save time, improve service and keep the staff current -- resources and tips for special library types -- applying new national standards to improve user services -- evaluating the design of the physical library. Includes useful websites and a library promotion calendar.
In this second edition to Museum Librarianship, the author offers guidance in planning and providing information services in a museum--beginning or revitalizing the library; collection development and the bibliographic process; technical services; administration; space and equipment requirements; fundamental services; extended information services; and the information partnership between museums and their libraries. The Internet and other electronic resources are fully covered. The focus of this new edition has shifted slightly from mainly dealing with the start-up aspects to an emphasis on the goals of library and information services in a museum, and the processes through which such services can be achieved. The author's underlying goal is to help enhance and enrich the encounter of the museum-goer with enduring objects, in a time when we all seem to be assailed on every side by random noise and flickering image.

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