Leveraging the Library is a series of free resources that has been specifically created for librarians. The three-part series provides valuable guidance and expert advice on current key areas of interest, as well as on how to maximize resources considering ever-growing fiscal limitations. In the series, you will find helpful discussion on restricted budgets and adopting entrepreneurial techniques, information on discovery tools and participatory intranets, and examples of cross-institutional collaboration.
To download the series, please click on the individual FreeBook titles or covers, below:
Leveraging Budget in the Library – DOWNLOAD THE FREEBOOK HERE
With a shift in the economic landscape, librarians have been forced to re-evaluate traditional services and their relevance to their academic institutions. This FreeBook thus provides library practitioners and students of Library and Information Science (LIS) with advice on how to find new ways of offering services, in light of tighter constraints on budgets, via adapting entrepreneurial techniques to build capital, while raising the library’s profile to increase awareness of services to protect needed funding.
Leveraging Data Discovery in the Library – DOWNLOAD THE FREEBOOK HERE
Discovery tools are becoming increasingly popular in academic libraries, yet there is little information available concerning the tools used, and their implementation, maintenance, and evaluation. This FreeBook thus provides library practitioners and students of Library and Information Science (LIS) with guidance on how to best enable data discovery, while creating agile participatory intranets, in order to best serve patrons, by facilitating better internal communication, knowledge, and data.