The latest additions to YRL's Professional Development Collection
The 4 stages of psychological safety : defining the path to inclusion and innovation
Clark, Timothy R., author 1964- author
Ask, listen, empower : grounding your library work in community engagement.
"This important resource provides targeted guidance on how libraries can effectively engage with the public to address a range of issues for the betterment of their community, whether it is a city, neighborhood, campus, or something else"-- Provided by publisher.
Better by design : an introduction to planning, designing and developing library buildings.
Khan, Ayub, 1970- author.
This updated, practical and accessible book is an invaluable guide for practitioners who are approaching the daunting task of creating a new library or major refurbishment of existing facilities.
Braided learning : illuminating indigenous presence through art and story
Dion, Susan D., 1959- author.
Collection Management for Youth : Equity, Inclusion, and Learning.
Creating a school library with impact : a beginner's guide.
Roche, Caroline, 1980-, author
"School libraries are facing numerous challenges in the 21st century. The number of professionally qualified staff working in schools has fallen in recent years and, increasingly, new appointments to library positions are sorely lacking the skills and knowledge needed. While there are a number of resources available detailing how to improve your school library once it is up and running there is a dearth of books that deal with the absolute basics in a practical manner, looking at the role from the first day. Creating a School Library with Impact: A Beginners Guide is an introductory manual for anyone entering or looking to enter the exciting world of school librarianship in primary or secondary school settings. It provides readers with everything they need to know and understand from day one from author visits, social media, reading schemes, information literacy, evaluating your library, the physical layout of your room and much more, providing an invaluable guide to those first few years in the role."-- Publsher's website.
The disaster planning handbook for libraries
Flaherty, Mary Grace, 1960- author.
"This handbook provides an array of resources to enable library staff to serve their communities in disaster planning, response, and recovery"-- Provided by publisher.
Fostering wellness in the workplace : a handbook for libraries
Newman, Bobbi L., author.
"This book takes a holistic approach to examine how libraries can improve the health and wellness of employees"-- Provided by publisher.
Libraries and sanctuary : supporting refugees and other new arrivals
Vincent, John, 1948- author.
Libraries and Sanctuary is a practical guide to how libraries and their staff can support new arrivals - people who have crossed borders to reach a country. The book looks at the different drivers behind an individual's move, their need for signposting, and at the sorts of barriers that are faced by new arrivals and people seeking sanctuary. Readers will discover the background reasons for migration, the global political context of migration, and the likely impacts of both of these.They will also gain an understanding of just how much work libraries have done so far; learn from practical initiatives, 'what works' examples and longer case studies; identify gaps in library provision; and find inspiration to start similar initiatives in their own institution. Drawing on the author's decades of work in libraries and social exclusion, this is a book for anyone seeking to create an inclusive and welcoming library community.
Library marketing and communications : strategies to increase relevance and results
Anderson, Cordelia, 1974- author
This book addresses the relevance question that libraries face today and explains how libraries can rise to the occasion by implementing strategic marketing and communications planning to tell their stories effectively.
Library services to homeschoolers : a guide
Giovannelli-Caputo, Christina, author.
"Library Services to Homeschoolers: A Guide will help librarians understand and serve their homeschooling community. Chapter 1 covers the early history of homeschooling and how compulsory education changed how our children were schooled. Chapter 2 explores the homeschool revolution, when parents began to take back the education of their children. Chapter 3 looks at homeschooling today and the way laws, advocacy groups, and COVID-19 all contributed to a surge in homeschooling families. Chapter 4 examines the various methods parents use to educate their children at home. From an at home classrooms to travelschooling, parents are creative in teaching their children. Chapter 5 is the how-to-do-it for libraries. Learn how public libraries can help parents and caregivers teach their children by providing a place, materials, programs, and more. Chapter 6, explores various ways of reaching the homeschooling community we want to serve. Chapter 7 looks at the growing diversity in home education. Finally, Chapter 8 peers into the future of homeschooling, helping us prepare for the needs of future homeschooling families"-- Provided by publisher.
Manga in libraries : a guide for teen librarians
Rudes, Jillian, 1981- author.
"This text provides an overview of manga in libraries for teen librarians. It covers how to build a manga collection, select age-appropriate manga for your readers, and host manga programming"-- Provided by publisher.
Mental health and wellbeing in the workplace : a practical guide for employers and employees
Hasson, Gill, author
The Government's Department of Health advises that one in four of us will experience mental ill health at some point in our lives. It is therefore important that employers and their staff take steps to promote positive mental health and support those experiencing mental ill health. Wellbeing & Mental Health in the Workplace includes case studies from both employers and employees perspectives, and also covers the following issues: What is mental health?; Why is understanding mental health important; the impact on a business and the impact on an employee being able to do their job effectively; Promoting positive mental health in the workplace; the importance of a 'well being strategy' in the workplace; Managing staff experiencing mental ill health; Dealing with stress and anxiety in the workplace; Where to go for further support if you are experiencing mental ill health.
Powerful practices for supporting English learners : elevating diverse assets and identities
Westernoff, Fern, 1960- author.
The readers' advisory guide to romance
Bradford, Robin, 1973- author.
"This vital resource provides everything you need to know about the Romance genre from collection development tips and readers' advisory know-how to program planning ideas"-- Provided by publisher.
Reference and information services : an introduction
Cassell, Kay Ann, author.
"The fifth edition of Reference and Information Services: An Introduction is consciously aimed at arming the reference librarian with the skills, expertise, and mindset needed to keep up with changing resources and best practices"-- Provided by publisher.
Reimagining the library of the future : public buildings and civic space for tomorrow's knowledge society
Lehmann, Steffen, 1963- author.
"It takes a critical look at the history, present, and future transformation of this significant building typology that has recently emerged as a redefined community place, social condenser, and urban incubator for knowledge generation, storage, and sharing. In particular, the library has evolved as a vibrant and vital member of community development and as a basis for outreach efforts...This book presents 40 recent public and academic libraries from around the world, with over 200 images. As the survey of precedents shows, the historical cases have informed the design of the recent libraries and the continuous development of the building type over time. Well-designed libraries are now in abundance, and the wider view of this study includes mediatheques and learning centers. The selection of contemporary projects focuses on urban libraries in Europe (Germany, Italy, Austria, Netherlands), the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Japan, and China." - Page 4 of cover.
The safe library : keeping users, staff, and collections secure
Albrecht, Steve, 1963- author.
"This book provides advice and support to help library employees best deal with sexually harassing patrons, unruly groups of students, gang members, thieves, Internet hogs, and others who can disrupt the safe library environment"-- Provided by publisher.
Serving patrons with disabilities : perspectives and insights from people with disabilities
"This book provides library workers with the tools they need to provide excellent customer service and a safe environment to all patrons regardless of ability"-- Provided by publisher.
The six-step guide to library worker engagement
Norlin, Elaina, author.
"The book provides advice on how to enhance employee engagement and improve workplace culture"-- Provided by publisher.
Teaching life skills at the library : programs and activities on money management, career development, and more
Buckley, Kimberli S., 1965- author.
"This book provides easy-to-implement activities that readers can use to develop life skills classes at their library."-- Provided by publisher.
A trauma-informed framework for supporting patrons : the PLA workbook of best practices
"This workbook provides a framework for what it means to use a trauma-informed lens and how to use that lens in interactions with library patrons. It offers various scenarios that will provide you the opportunity to integrate what you've learned so you can implement the trauma-informed framework in your work and offers a series of exercises that focus on self-care and self-assessment"-- Provided by publisher.
Unlocking English learners' potential : strategies for making content accessible
Fenner, Diane Staehr, author.