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For those who are involved with consortia, students studying library management and teachers of library science. This comprehensive resource provides a starting point for librarians who are considering the addition of library consortia to their libraries.

The book is designed to offer helpful tips and practical advice to academic, public, and school librarians who want to better serve the multicultural groups in their communities. The contributors to the book are themselves practicing librarians and they share creative ideas for welcoming multicultural patrons into libraries and strategies for serving them more effectively. Librarians will find in these chapters tried and true tips and techniqu...

To achieve professional success, school librarians must understand the needs of today's learners. This book brings together critical readings and resources for school librarians and pre-service librarians seeking to transform school library programs and services to meet the needs of 21st-century learners.

Develop and maintain your school collection and help patrons be more digitally fluent, information literate, and globally aware with the help of the essential The Collection Program in Schools, now in its sixth edition. This thorough treatment of collection development will serve school library educators and students as well as practicing school librarians, providing quick access to information that is both immediately useful and helpful as u...

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