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The Frugal Librarian : Thriving in Tough Economic Times

Author: Carol Smallwood
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This collection speaks to universal concerns, presenting creative and resourceful solutions from dozens of librarians representing a wide variety of institutions.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Frugal librarian.
Chicago : American Library Association, 2011
(DLC) 2010034317
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Smallwood
ISBN: 9780838992197 0838992196 9780838991879 0838991874
OCLC Number: 712047616
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 277 pages) : illustrations
Contents: pt. 1. Helping patrons job search --
Knowledge-based job hunting and interview preparation / Michael A. Germano --
Start your job search here / Jason Kuhl --
pt. 2. Librarian survival --
Entrepreneurs in the library : how an entrepreneurial spirit expanded the patron base and elevated its political standing / James Lund --
Laid off? Here's one way to land on your feet / J. James Mancuso --
Low- and no-cost development opportunities for librarians / Colleen S. Harris --
Online resources in Michigan : a school librarian survives hard times / Margaret Lincoln --
pt. 3. Grants --
Grant proposals for the working librarian : from idea to implementation / Lois Stickell and Lisa Nickel --
Tools for grant searching / Victoria Lynn Packard --
Writing grant proposals for diverse populations / Vandella Brown --
pt. 4. Programming --
Creating and sustaining community-focused programs / Wayne Finley and Joanna Kluever --
Nothing to lose : creative programming for the frugal librarian / Lisa A Forrest --
pt. 5. Sharing --
Increasing resources in tough times : a new funding model for the Purdue University career Wiki / George Bergstrom and May Dugan --
Innovating and saving with joint-use libraries / Emily Dill --
Multitype regional library responses to the economic crisis / Tom Taylor --
Museum passes : a low-cost, high-impact partnership / Rebecca Tuck and Lisa Fraser --
Saving by sharing : using open-source and shared catalogs to do more with less / John Helling --
pt. 6 Management --
Bringing the outside back in : creative and cost-effective outreach strategies / Kacy Vega and Kim Becnel --
Cost factors in digital projects : a model useful in other applications / Lisa L. Crane --
Data-driven cancellation decisions / Leslie Farison --
Green information technology saves money, saves resources / Sarah Passonneau --
Managing staff stress during budget crises : lessons for library managers / Colleen S. Harris and Mary Chimato --
Student assistants : maximize effectiveness through coordinated training / Ken Johnson and Sue Hisle --
pt. 7. On-the-job success --
Bidding service contracts in public libraries / Tom Cooper --
Digital projects on a shoestring / Emily Asch --
Developing partnerships for added value / Aline Soules and Sarah Nielson --
Organizing in the streets and in the stacks : a grassroots movement saves neighborhood libraries / Edgar C. Bailey Jr. --
Turning gifts and discards into gold / Robert Holley --
A small school library meets the economic challenge / Colleen Driscoll --
pt. 8. Staffing --
Leveraging internal resources to fill library staff shortages temporarily / Marwin Britto --
Making good by making do : using student staff to drive library technology innovation / Gwen Evans --
Tiered staffing for technical services / Mary S. Laskowski and Fang Huang Gao --
We're all in this together : solutions for creative staffing / Heidi Blackburn and Erin Davis --
pt. 9. Professional development --
Building sustainable professional development opportunities in technology literacy / Marwin Britto --
$40 a day, or attending library conferences on the cheap / Regina Koury.
Responsibility: edited by Carol Smallwood.


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