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.
The latest additions to the collection:

Hines, Samantha. Productivity for Librarians: How to Get More Done in Less Time. Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2010.

650.11 HIN 2010
“Productivity for Librarians provides tips and tools for organizing, prioritizing and managing time along with reducing stress. The book presents a resources guide for continued learning about and exploration of productivity in relation to individual circumstances featuring motivation, procrastination and time management guidelines. Addressing the unique challenges faced by librarians, the author supplies a balanced view of a variety of tools and techniques for dealing with overwork and stress.”
A Legal Guide to the Internet. Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, 2006.
343.099 LEG 2006
A Legal Guide to the Internet provides a primer on many aspects of electronic commerce, ranging from ownership and copyrights to advertising, customer service and branding. The publication is a collaboration with the law firm of Merchant & Gould. It does not consider all circumstances. It is not intended as legal advice.”
Library Networks on the New Millennium: Top Ten Trends (ASCLA Changing Horizons Series #3). Sara Laughlin, Editor. Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies/American Library Association, 2000.
021.65 LIB 2000
” … this book is a wonderful list of issues that multitype library networks need to know in order to succeed in the new decade. The chapters have been written by library leaders: Gregory Pronevitz, David Simmons, Sondra Vandermark, Connie Paul, Jeanette Smithee, Peter Hamon, Nancy Bolt, Karen Hyman, Ethel Himmel and Bill Wilson, and Ellen Miller. The subjects covered include electronic information, restructuring, distance education, buying clubs and cooperatives, skilled workers, diversifying funding, collaboration, one-stop shopping, accountability, and extraordinary service.”
Kennedy, Marie R. and Cheryl LaGuardia. Marketing Your Library’s Electronic Resources: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians. Neal-Schuman/American Library Association, 2013
025.2 KEN 2013
“It’s often hard to juggle promoting a library’s e-resources effectively at the same time as building basic visibility within the community it serves. Useful for librarians at any type of institution, this How-To-Do-It Manual guides readers through every step of developing, implementing, and evaluating plans to market e-resources in an approachable and user-friendly way. Kennedy and LaGuardia show how front line librarians can improve awareness of under-utilized resources and increase demand for more of the same, thereby encouraging increased funding. “
 
 
Coleman, Tina and Peggie Llanes. Teen Craft Projects 2 (alternate title The Hipster Librarian’s Guide to Teen Craft Projects 2). American Library Association, 2009.
027.626 COL 2009
“From the authors of the enormously popular Hipster Librarian’s Guide to Teen Craft Projects comes an all-new selection of innovative ideas. These projects have been chosen especially to engage tweens and teens—and have been field-tested by YA librarian Amy Alessio’s Teen Corps, students in grades 6–12 at the Schaumburg Township (IL) Public Library.”
Informed Transitions: Libraries Supporting the High School to College Transition. Kenneth J. Burhanna, Editor. Libraries Unlimited, 2013.
025.5 INF 2013
Informed Transitions: Libraries Supporting the High School to College Transition identifies the ways in which libraries and librarians can work together and create valuable resources that help students transition successfully to college—despite the challenges of increasing demand and diminishing resources.”
Moreillon, Judi. Coteaching Reading Comprehension Strategies in Secondary School Libraries: Maximizing Your Impact. American Library Association, 2013.
372.47 MOR 2013
“This companion volume to Collaborative Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension, which covered lower grades, completes the educational arc by focusing on adolescent readers in grades 6-12. Drawing on the most current standards from the American Association for School Librarians (AASL) as well as cutting-edge research, this straightforward book…
* Offers a comprehensive approach to increasing students’ reading comprehension, with chapters covering the complete range of skills
* Includes graphic organizers, rubrics, sample student work, adaptable lesson plans, and more
* Addresses the evolving relationship between technology and reading comprehension 
Designed to raise reading scores and encourage classroom teacher-school librarian partnerships, this timely resource identifies new and critical areas of importance as they relate to current standards.”
Transforming Young Adult Services. Anthony Bernier, Editor. Neal-Schuman/American Library Association, 2013.
027.62 TRA 2013
“In this vigorous call to action that encourages LIS students, researchers, and practitioners to question some of the underlying assumptions of their discipline, Bernier initiates an open discussion about how YA professionals perceive young adults. Exploring the question of what an LIS-specific vision of young adults should be, this book offers a wide array of provocative positions with implications for libraries in literacy initiatives, YA space, intergenerational interactions, and civic life. Research-based articles and essays from leading scholars and practitioners examine young adults in historical and conceptual contexts, such as the ways in which social theory is rapidly changing the essence of YA librarianship. The variety of perspectives and analyses offered will launch a vigorous new debate on how libraries and those in the field think of and serve young adults.”
 
 

El-Sherbini, Magda. RDA: Strategies for Implementation. American
Library Association, 2013.
025.32 ELS 2013
“In this important book El-Sherbini tackles key questions about how the new
cataloging standard will be implemented by cataloging professionals, offering an
orientation in the conceptual background and the structure of RDA: Resource
Description and Access from a practical and technical perspective, including a
detailed comparison with AACR2.”
Changing Times, Changing Libraries. DVD (75 minutes). Library Video
Network, 2012.
027.4 CHA 2012
Changing Times, Changing Libraries features the Sacramento Public
Library’s move to a “one desk” system, the Houston Public Library’s “Express
Library” model, and the Rangeview (CO) Library District’s “Anythink” model. The
Sacramento Public Library has had a great deal of success and monetary savings
by combining its service and information desks into a “one stop shopping model”
and this program shows how they did it. The program also gives a look at the
Houston Express Library model that relies heavily on technology resources and is
to be placed in existing buildings, reaching new customers. In Colorado, the
Anythink system has turned the traditional library model upside down, replacing
Dewey and changing job titles and responsibilities for starters. All of these
systems have achieved success in their communities by adapting to the changing
needs of their communities with these new models and Changing Times, Changing
Libraries show viewers how they succeeded.”
Strategic Planning for Library Multitype Cooperatives: Samples and
Examples
(ASCLA Changing Horizons Series #1). Steven A. Baughman and
Elizabeth A. Curry, Editors. Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library
Agencies/American Library Association, 1997.
021.6068 STR 1997
“The authors, using their extensive work experience in state and multitype
libraries, describe a system that combines long-range and strategic planning
processes. Each stage of the process is discussed: initial organization,
creation of vision and mission statements, conducting and analyzing
environmental needs assessments, and the implementation and evaluation of the
final plan. Unfortunately, the book’s organization is somewhat confusing. One
chapter seems to blend into another, and the placement of examples is
inconsistent. Some examples are included within the chapters while others are
mixed in with the worksheets at the end of each chapter. This arrangement is
distracting and makes the information difficult to locate. Still, the
information provided is useful. Twenty-seven worksheets are included that can be
used as is or adjusted to meet local needs.”