The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) has a long-standing commitment to
maintaining a collection of current publication titles of interest to
librarians, library staff, and library trustees. The collection is housed
at the ALS building in Mountain Iron, but all titles can be requested via
the online catalog (if you have a borrower’s card from an ALS library) or
via the statewide MnLink catalog (if you have borrower’s card from the
Duluth Public Library). If you have questions about borrowing ALS
materials, please feel free to contact me here at ALS.

New additions to the collection:

* Crews, Kenneth D. COPYRIGHT LAW FOR LIBRARIANS AND EDUCATORS:
CREATIVE STRATEGIES & PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS. Third Edition. American
Library Association, 2012.

“Copyright in the world of digital information is changing at a
fevered pace, even as educators and librarians digitize, upload,
download, draw on databases, and incorporate materials into Web-based
instruction. It’s essential to stay abreast of the basics of copyright law
and fair use. Crews has completely revised his classic text to remap the
territory with fresh, timely insights into applications of copyright law
for librarians, educators, and academics.”

* Doll, Carol A. and Pamela Petrick Barron. MANAGING AND ANALYZING
YOUR COLLECTION: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR SMALL LIBRARIES AND SCHOOL
MEDIA CENTERS. American Library Association, 2002.

“If you can follow a cookbook, you can use these simple
‘recipes’-calculations, formulas, and measurements-to come up with
statistics for analysis and management of your collection. Using
measures of timeliness, relevancy, use percentages, user profiles,
and comparisons, you can determine in quantitative ways the quality
of your library’s collection. From there, you can communicate its
value to your customers and that’s the name of the game!”

* Gunnels, Claire B. and Susan E. Green and Patricia M. Butler. JOINT
LIBRARIES: MODELS THAT WORK. American Library Association, 2012.

“The joint-use college/public library can be an ideal solution to
serving patrons while managing overextended resources, and this
illuminating book scrutinizes successes and failures of the joint-use
model. Three founding faculty librarians of a joint-use college/public
library discuss the factors that should go into evaluating when and where
a joint library is suitable.” 
Four more titles:

* Mackellar, Pamela and Stephanie K. Gerding. WINNING GRANTS: A
HOW-TO-DO-IT MANUAL FOR LIBRARIANS WITH MULTIMEDIA TUTORIALS AND
GRANT DEVELOPMENT TOOLS. Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2010.

“Now presented in Neal-Schuman´s newly revised How-To-Do-It series
layout, Winning Grants gives you MacKellar´s and Gerding´s combined
decades of successful grant-getting techniques in an accessible
design so you can master these complex processes more easily. The
authors´ expertise is unique as they have been on all sides of the
grant process as grant writers, reviewers, project coordinators,
consultants, and trainers. They have maintained the popular Library
Grants Blog for over five years, helping librarians find grant
opportunities easily and at no cost.”

* Moyer, Jessica E. (editor). INTEGRATED ADVISORY SERVICE: BREAKING
THROUGH THE BOOK BOUNDARY TO BETTER SERVE LIBRARY USERS. Libraries
Unlimited, 2010.

Integrated Advisory Service: Breaking Through the Book Boundary to
Better Serve Library Users
is designed to assist librarians in making
connections between all the different media in library collections and
advising patrons. By understanding genre similarities between fiction,
nonfiction, graphic novels, TV shows, video games, and movies, library
staff will be better able to access and market the entire library
collection, as well as reach out to and serve library patrons who they may
not reach with traditional readers’ advisory services.”

* Miller, Ken. WE DON’T MAKE WIDGETS: OVERCOMING THE MYTHS THAT KEEP
GOVERNMENT FROM RADICALLY IMPROVING. Governing Books, 2010.

“Written for middle- and senior-level managers in state, city and
county government, We Don´t Make Widgets: Overcoming the Myths That
Keep Government from Radically Improving
explodes the myths that
prevent dramatic improvement in government operations.”

* PERCEPTIONS OF LIBRARIES, 2010: CONTEXT AND COMMUNITY: A REPORT TO THE OCLC MEMBERSHIP. OCLC, 2010.

” … a sequel to the 2005 Perceptions of Libraries and Information
Resources
, is now available. The new report provides updated
information and new insights into information consumers and their
online habits, preferences, and perceptions. Particular attention was paid
to how the current economic downturn has affected the information-seeking
behaviors and how those changes are reflected in the use and perception of
libraries.” 

ALS has several serial publications in our Professional Collection,
particularly some of the traditional “library” titles from the H.W.
Wilson imprint. We have now received the 2012 supplements for the
following titles:

* CHILDREN’S CORE COLLECTION (2012 Supplement to the Twentieth
Edition).

* MIDDLE AND JUNIOR HIGH COLLECTION (2012 Supplement to the Tenth
Edition).

* SENIOR HIGH CORE COLLECTION (2012 Supplement to the Eighteenth
Edition).

The supplements or the full editions are available for loan.