Lois Stickell and Lisa T. Nickel
Fewer employees, shorter hours, diminished collection budgets, reduced programs and services—all at a time of record library usage. Don't fret and fritter away scarce resources. Be frugal! In this book, library expert Carol Smallwood demonstrates that despite the obvious downsides, the necessity of doing business differently can be positive, leading to partnering, sharing, and innovating. This collection speaks to universal concerns, presenting creative and resourceful solutions from dozens of librarians representing a wide variety of institutions. The Frugal Librarian helps library professionals
- Find supplementary funding sources, including grants
- Save money by sharing resources, using tiered staffing for technical services, and implementing green IT
- Tap into grassroots movements to save neighborhood libraries
- Preserve and enhance important library functions like programming, outreach, and staff development, despite a tight budget
This book offers plenty of ideas that can be implemented immediately.
Lisa T. Nickel
As more and more students are completing their college degree without ever stepping foot on the main campus, libraries must now find new and innovative ways to serve virtual and remote users. In this timely collection, Susan Clayton brings together over 20 experienced distance instruction librarians from across the country University of Western Washington, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Illinois, Southeastern Louisiana University, University of North Carolina to share their effective strategies for designing, delivering, collaborating, and assessing distance instruction. Coverage explores scheduling and marketing classes; utilizing virtual classroom software, online tutorials, and Web tools; collaborating with faculty and information technology professionals; and more. This unique collection provides the advice and best practices to help you go the distance whether creating an introduction to library research or supporting faculty in advanced courses and take the library to where your users are.
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