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Public Library Manager's Toolkit

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Automation/Technology in Libraries
Cataloging Resources
Collection Development/Management
Communities and Libraries
Copyright
E-Rate Information
Facilities, Space Planning
Friends of Libraries
Funding – Grants, Foundations, Fund-Raising, Budgeting
Hispanic Services and Programs
Intellectual Freedom
Legal Concerns
Library Associations
Non-Profit Organizations
Personnel Issues
Planning – Long Range
Planning – Emergency Preparedness/Disaster Planning
Policies and Policy Writing
Professional Journals
Programming
Reader’s Advisory Services
Rural Library/Small Library Concerns
Standards
Statistics
Training/Continuing Education
Trustees
Other Library Management Indexes or Resource Listings

Automation/Technology in Libraries

  • PLA TechNotes
  • MaintainIT Project
  • TechSoup
  • WebJunction’s Technology Corner
  • WebJunction’s Technology Planning
  • How to automate a small library – Elyssa Kroski article on WebJunction
  • Purchasing advice – WebJunction
  • Emerging Technologies
  • WebJunction’s Social Software resources
  • Learning 2.0 (original NC program)
  • Learning 2.1 Blog
  • 100 Free Library 2.0 Webinars and Tutorials
  • ALA Wiki – Interactive Web Applications page
  • Tennessee State Library & Archives Technology Links
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    Cataloging Resources

  • Cataloger’s Reference Shelf
  • Library of Congress MARC Standards
  • Lynn’s Library Cataloging Aids
  • OCLC Introduction to MARC Tagging online tutorial
  • OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards
  • Introduction to Technical Services and Cataloging (Idaho)
  • Library of Congress Understanding MARC
  • Cataloging MP3 and Other New Formats
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    Collection Development/Management

  • Online Collection Development Training for Public Libraries (Arizona)
  • ALA’s Collection Development resources
  • The CREW Method [Guidelines for Weeding the collection] – (Texas)
  • Collection Development Online Training (Idaho)
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    Communities and Libraries

  • ALA’s Libraries Build Sustainable Communities
  • Libraries Building Communities – Australia
  • Creating Positively Passionate Customer and Advocates
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    Copyright

  • ALA | DMCA: The Digital Millenium Copyright Act
  • ALA’s General Copyright information
  • Copyright for Kids
  • Copyright Digital Slider
  • OCLC Online Copyright Resource Kit
  • Copyright Term and the Public Domain (Cornell Univ.)
  • U.S. Copyright Office
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    Customer Service

  • Customer Service & Interpersonal Skills (WebJunction)
  • Standards of Library Customer Service (sample from Iowa)
  • Library Customer Service online training (Texas)
  • “Safe Harbor: Policies & procedures for a safe library” manual (Illinois)
  • Infopeople on-line workshops on Customer Service (California)
  • http://infopeople.org/training/past/2007/diverse/   and
    http://infopeople.org/training/past/2005/fishpickle/

     

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    E-Rate Information

  • USAC Schools and Libraries Division
  • E-Rate Application Forms
  • Tennessee Technology Plan Approval List
  • NCES School and LibraryID numbers search tool
  • Tennessee School Discount Stats – Free and Reduced Lunch Rates
  • Tennessee Public Library E-Rate Blog
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    Facilities, Space Planning

  • Public Library Space Needs: A Planning Outline (Wisconsin)
  • Designing a Fine Library (Kansas)
  • Checklist for Success in Your Building Project and other guides  (Massachusetts)
  • Library Space Planning Guide (Connecticut)
  • Library Space Planning Guide Worksheet (Connecticut)
  • Designing Older Adult Space in Libraries (Connecticut)
  • ALA’s Moving Libraries
  • US Green Building Council
  • ADA Standards for Accessible Design
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    Friends of Libraries

  • Friends of Libraries U.S.A.
  • Friends of Tennessee Libraries
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    Funding – Grants, Foundations, Fund-Raising, Budgeting

  • The Foundation Center
  • Wyoming Library Foundations newsletter
  • FOLUSA’s Establishing a Library Foundation
  • ALA’s Library Fundraising bibliography
  • Non-Profit Guides to Grantwriting
  • Writing a Successful Grant Proposal (Minnesota Council on Foundations)
  • Library Grants blog
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    Hispanic Services and Programs

  • PLUS: Public Libraries Using Spanish
  • WebJunction’s Spanish Language Outreach Program
  • WebJunction’s Spanish for Library Staff
  • REFORMA’s Resources for Librarians
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    Intellectual Freedom

  • ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom
  • ALA’s Dealing with Challenges to Books and Other Materials
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    Legal Concerns

  • LibraryLaw
  • Tennessee Code Annotated (Title 10-Libraries)
  • American Assoc. of Law Libraries “Public Library Toolkit”
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    Library Associations

  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Public Library Association (PLA)
  • Association for Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF)
  • Tennessee Library Association (TLA)
  • TENN-SHARE
  • Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) and
    http://www.webjunction.org/arsl
  • East Tennessee Library Association (ETLA)
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    Non-Profit Organizations

  • Free Management Library for Non-Profit Organizations
  • USA.gov for Non-Profits
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    Personnel Issues

  • Sample Library Job Descriptions (Connecticut)
  • Human Resources Management for Non-Profits
  • Developing and Managing Volunteer Programs
  • Ohio Library Job Descriptions
  • Sample personnel evaluations (Connecticut & other states)
  • Infopeople online training on Volunteers (California)
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    Planning – Long Range

  • IMLS Outcome-Based Planning and Evaluation
  • New Pathways to Planning (Kansas)
  • WebJunction’s Technology Planning
  • USAC/SLD Developing a technology plan for the E-Rate Program
  • Strategic Planning for Non-Profits (Free Management Library)
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    Planning – Emergency Preparedness/Disaster Planning

  • ALA’s Disaster Response Fact Sheet No. 10 (2006)
  • Solinet’s Preservation and Disaster Planning resources
  • Solinet’s Preservation and Disaster Planning leaflets
  • FEMA Disaster Planning Resources
  • Northeast Document Conservation Center
  • National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Emergency Preparedness information
  • Sample Library Disaster Plans
  • Special Library Association (SLA) Disaster Planning Portal (resource listing)
  • Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA)
  • TechSoup’s Disaster Planning resources
  • WebJunction’s Disaster Planning resources
  • NEDCC and MBLC Online Disaster Plan
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    Policies and Policy Writing

  • Policymaking and Sample Policies (Wisconsin)
  • Policies & Procedures (WebJunction Connecticut)
  • Sample Library Policy Statements (Ohio)
  • WebJunction’s Policies and Procedures resources
  • WebJunction Wiki – Sample Library Policies
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    Professional Journals

  • Most library professional journals are available through TEL (Tennessee Electronic Library)
  • American Libraries Online
  • Library Journal
  • Current Cites
  • Library Blogs listing - LISWiki
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    Programming 

  • Tennessee State Library & Archives Direct Service Grants for library programming
  • ALA’s Sample programming ideas for public libraries
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    Reader’s Advisory Services

  • ALA’s Recommended Book Lists
  • Iowa’s Reader’s Advisory site
  • Overbooked: A Resource for Readers
  • Springfield Library (MA) Books & Readers & Writers resource listing
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    Rural Library/Small Library Concerns

  • Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) and http://www.webjunction.org/arsl
  • ARSL Wiki
  • ALA’s Toolkit for Winning Support for Your Rural Library
  • USDA Rural Information Center
  • USDA Rural Development links
  • Tennessee Rural and Small Libraries Wiki
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    Standards

  • Tennessee Minimum Standards for Non-Metropolitan Public Libraries
  • ALA’s Standards and Guidelines
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    Statistics

  • ALA Office for Research and Statistics
  • Library Research Service (LRS) Tools for Libraries
  • LRS Public Library Information
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Public Library Statistics site
  • Tennessee Public Library Statistics
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    Training/Continuing Education

  • Tennessee Library Association (TLA) Continuing Education calendar and resources
  • Tennessee’s 2008 Library Continuing Education Summit Report
  • Tennessee Certified Public Library Management Program (TPLMI)
  • California Infopeople Project
  • Kansas Blue Skyways: Train Station
  • Idaho Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE)
  • Ohio Library Council - Orientation for New Staff, Reference Service and Marketing
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    Trustees

  • Association for Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF)
  • Tennessee Public Library Trustee Manual (2002)
  • Tennessee Library Trustee Toolkit (2006)
  • Tennessee Public Library Trustee Wiki
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    Other Library Management Indexes, Directories or Resource Listings           

  • Tennessee Public Library Directory
  • Librarian’s Internet Index
  • Internet Public Library
  • Links for Librarians (Iowa)
  • Listing of State Library Web Sites
  • Libworm Blog Search Engine
  • LISZEN Search Engine
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