Public Library Internships
by Cindy Mediavilla
Digital Humanities, Libraries, and Partnerships
by Robin Kear, Kate Joranson
Digital Humanities, Libraries, and Partnerships brings forward ideas and reflections that stay fresh beyond the changing technological landscape. The book encapsulates a cultural shift for libraries and librarians and presents a collection of authors who reflect on the collaborations they have formed around digital humanities work. Authors examine a range of issues, including labor equity, digital infrastructure, digital pedagogy, and community partnerships. Readers will find kinship in the complexities of the partnerships described in this book, and become more equipped to conceptualize their own paths and partnerships.
- Provides insight into the collaborative relationships among academic librarians and faculty in the humanities
- Documents the current environment, while prompting new questions, research paths and teaching methods
- Examines the challenges and opportunities for the digital humanities in higher education
- Presents examples of collaborations from a variety of international perspectives and educational institutions
Whole Person Librarianship: A Social Work Approach to Patron Services
by Sara K. Zettervall, Mary C. Nienow
Collaboration between libraries and social workers is an exploding trend that will continue to be relevant to the future of public and academic libraries. Whole Person Librarianship incorporates practical examples with insights from librarians and social workers. The result is a new vision of library services.
The authors provide multiple examples of how public and academic librarians are connecting their patrons with social services. They explore skills and techniques librarians can learn from social workers, such as how to set healthy boundaries and work with patrons experiencing homelessness; they also offer ideas for how librarians can self-educate on these topics.
The book additionally provides insights for social work partners on how they can benefit from working with librarians. While librarians and social workers share social justice motivations, their methods are complementary and yet still distinct—librarians do not have to become social workers. Librarian readers will come away with many practical ideas for collaboration as well as the ability to explain why collaboration with social workers is important for the future of librarianship.
The Phantom Tower
by Keir Graff
Colm and Mal are twins so identical their own mom can’t tell them apart, but they’re different in just about every other way. Mal’s a pragmatist while Colm’s a dreamer, and they bicker and battle constantly. Neither brother is excited to be moving to Chicago for a fresh start with their mom just after their dad’s death. But nothing cures homesickness like intrigue–and their new home, Brunhild Tower, has plenty of it: mysterious elderly neighbors who warn against wandering the building at midday, strange sounds in the walls, and an elevator missing a button for the thirteenth floor.
One day, that button appears–and when the doors open on the missing floor, the boys are greeted by the strangest puzzle yet: a twin building that is stuck in time and bustling with activity. All of Brunhild Tower’s former residents live on in this phantom tower, where the rules of the real world don’t apply. But when the brothers and their newfound friends discover they’re all trapped by an ancient curse, they must band together to set everyone free before it’s too late.
by Bess G. de Farber
Collaborative Grant-Seeking will share featured topics unavailable in other grant writing publications, such as:
- interpreting sponsor guidelines
- identifying appropriate funding programs
- determining the feasibility of project ideas
- asset-based (vs. need-based) proposal development strategies
- actual examples of successful and unusual library projects
- initiating and sustaining collaborative relationships