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:
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.
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.
Collaboration and partnership enable us to achieve common goals by working together and sharing resources – libraries are no exception. This FreeBook thus provides library practitioners and students of Library and Information Science (LIS) with examples of how collaboration and partnership with other libraries can help achieve more by sharing resources and expertise, the burden of new projects and initiatives, and foster innovation and new ways of thinking in order to meet patron needs.