The latest additions to YRL's Professional Development Collection
Clark, Timothy R., author 1964- author
This book provides 60 ready-to-use coding projects that can be implemented in libraries.
Scannell, Mary, 1959- author.
Ostman, Sarah, author.
Bungay Stanier, Michael, 1967-, author
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.
Kroski, Ellyssa, author.
"Escape rooms are live, interactive, adventure games in which participants must team up to solve a series of riddles, puzzles, and challenges in order to win. "Immersive experiences" are a sort of Escape-Room Lite, more casual, no timers or lockdowns. Escape Rooms worldwide have quadrupled in the past three years, and libraries are getting in the act. Scavenger hunts have been a library orientation staple, puzzles, clues, and team competitions add to the fun. When it comes to STEM or curriculum support, what better way to learn chemistry than the immersive play of a wizardry potion class. Author Ellyssa Kroski, an escape room enthusiast and potions class graduate, shows a full range of options with how-to guidance, on such topics as: Hosting a pre-designed game from leading educational supplier, BreakoutEDU.com. Start-to-finish, replicable model Kroski developed for her library--Search for Alexander Hamilton and the Missing Librarian. How to design your own escape room from scratch. Descriptive listing of16 library projects with audience demographics, run-time, required staff, and budget. Resources for making crossword, soduku, or jigsaw puzzles. Escape room board games or a digital breakout with Google tools. Pop-up escape rooms to take on the road foroutreach. Bring LARP to your library, live-action role-playing, the most popular immersive experience. How to create an escape room flow-chart for planning. Designing a kid-friendly escape room. Vendor listings of the all the supplies you'll need. Planning template for an escape room project"-- Provided by publisher.
Dyer, John E., author.
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.
Mastrogiacomo, Stefano, author.
Wiseman, Liz, author.
"The NYT-bestselling author of Multipliers explains why some employees are considered Impact Players, what they do differently to become irreplaceable, and how others can emulate them and make teams more productive."-- Provided by publisher.
Garry, Joan, author.
"In each chapter, you will find honesty, wit, compassion, and actions you can put into motion ASAP to improve your ability to share your leadership effectively. Garry offers a recipe for a real partnership between an executive director and a board chair. She draws on her own staff and board experience and her work with hundreds of clients to share what it takes to be a first class fundraiser and public speaker. She will also offer practical advice on managing crises, graceful exits (those two not always connected) and organizational transition. Throughout, Garry's belief in the power of storytelling as core to nonprofit success shines through. In this book, Garry establishes her role as your biggest champion, your fiercest advocate and a coach offering authentic, practical and actionable advice to enable you to find the joy in the messiness of the nonprofit sector. Joan is planning an update of approx. 30% new content. This will be achieved in the form of a new introduction in which she addresses some of the changes in the NP landscape in the last 2-3 years and her first-hand experience dealing with those changes for and with her clients. She will also be including 2 new chapters; one on the unique power that smaller nonprofits possess in today's world of social-media born social movements; the second detailing the struggles that these smaller nonprofits often face, and how she helps them to overcome those struggles."-- Provided by publisher.
Marquet, L. David, author
Fullan, Michael, author
Good leadership is not innate. One must learn to lead by mastering five core competencies -- attending to moral purpose, understanding the change process, building relationships, sharing knowledge, and creating coherence in their organizations. The second edition of Leading in a Culture of Change, will contain new case examples of developing and applying the core concepts in practice. Readers will learn what success looks like and how to lead organizations to success using the core concepts.
Bratt, Jessica Anne.
"With the help of this book's adaptable storytime activities, tools for self-reflection, and discussion starters, children's librarians will learn how to put anti-racism work into their professional practice while fostering an environment that celebrates all identities"-- Provided by publisher.
Banks, Carrie Scott, author.
Blair, Sean (Founder of SeriousWork), author
Hall, Kate, 1979- author.
"This book will take you through the life cycle of an employee, providing a framework to develop your HR skills"-- Provided by publisher.
Simon, Phil, author
Microsoft Teams. Slack. Zoom. Google Workspace. Every day, hundreds of millions of people use these über-popular collaboration tools, but only in decidedly limited ways: as email and Skype replacements. Because these folks are merely scratching the surface of what these robust collaboration hubs can do, they fail to realize their massive benefits. Blame ignorance, not malice. With rare exception, organizations, executives, and rank-and-file employees have historically worked in piecemeal fashions. They have lacked a holistic framework to fully understand the remarkable power of these applications, much less unleash them. At least until now.--Amazon.ca.
Ozenc, Kursat, 1979- author.
"The COVID-19 pandemic pushed us all forward into a world of virtual work and teams. However, humanity craves deeper relationships than that which is typically achieved during a Zoom call. Rituals for Virtual Meetings will help you unlock how virtual interactions work, and how to build, grow, and sustain meaningful relationships at work (and beyond) in an increasingly online world. This book is structured around the life cycle of a relationship: from introductions to working together to navigating difficult interactions. The book showcases behavioral strategies of virtual habits, norms, and rituals, collected from a diverse set of companies and communities. Rituals for Virtual Meetings reveals surprising insights--unveiling connections from gaming communities to stand-up comedy, moviemaking to behavioral science. Rituals for Virtual Meetings will help managers with direct reports in distributed locations build trust and rapport amongst team members. Employees will learn to facilitate better interactions with project partners and customers. Community leaders can use Virtual Rituals to activate an increasingly virtual member base. Teachers juggling virtual and in-person instruction can implement the strategies in this book to create a healthy community in uncertain times. Leaders and team members of all kinds need Rituals for Virtual Meetings to thrive in our evolving world."
Canic, Michael, author.
Brower, Tracy, author.
For working adults, business leaders, and HR professionals who want to lead a more fulfilling life, THE SECRETS TO HAPPINESS AT WORK shows how we can thrive at work by making empowered, wise choices about the kind of work we do, the people we work with, and the ways we manage our work-life boundaries. Perfect for readers of "What Color is My Parachute?", expert Tracy Brower sets a foundation by making the case for joyful work and life, pointing to research on personal, family, and child health. From stress and sleep to marriage and child development, joyful work is a critical part of a healthy life. The book goes on to provide key touch points on fundamental human needs and compelling neuroscience that drive our understanding of experiences at work. In addition, the book debunks myths of work and life in order to provide the reader with new ways of thinking about work and life-even if you hate your job.
Vnuk, Rebecca, author
"Filled with field-tested strategies and adaptable collection development policies, this updated handbook will enable libraries to bloom by maintaining a collection that users actually use"-- Provided by publisher.
Schwartz, Jeff, 1958- author.