Small Business and the Public Library: Strategies for a Successful Partnership--print/e-book Bundle

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2011
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ALA Editions
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144
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  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Authors
  • Reviews

Preface

Chapter 1 Business Services and the Mission of the Library
Chapter 2 Collection Development: Tools of the Trade
Chapter 3 Programming: Opening the Doors
Chapter 4 Marketing: Getting the Word Out
Chapter 5 Networking: Meeting and Greeting
Chapter 6 The Power of Partnerships
Chapter 7 Funding: How to Pay for It All
Chapter 8 The Future

Bibliography

Index

Preface

Chapter 1 Business Services and the Mission of the Library
Chapter 2 Collection Development: Tools of the Trade
Chapter 3 Programming: Opening the Doors
Chapter 4 Marketing: Getting the Word Out
Chapter 5 Networking: Meeting and Greeting
Chapter 6 The Power of Partnerships
Chapter 7 Funding: How to Pay for It All
Chapter 8 The Future

Bibliography

Index

Luise Weiss

Luise Weiss is the former head of adult reference and the Miller Business Resource Center at Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, New York. A graduate of Cornell University, she holds an MLS from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science and a BS from SUNY Stony Brook. Although retired, she works part-time at the Miller Business reference desk and teaches as an adjunct faculty member at the Palmer School. She has served as chair of ALA's BRASS Business References Sources committee and has been a member of the BRASS Business in Public Libraries committee.

Sophia Serlis-McPhillips

Sophia Serlis-McPhillips is the coordinator of adult reference and the Miller Business Resource Center at the Middle Country Public Library. She earned a master's degree and a certificate in public library administration from the Palmer School, where she is an adjunct professor. She is on the NOVEL (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library) steering committee and has served on the ALA's BRASS Business in Public Libraries committee.

Elizabeth Malafi

Elizabeth Malafi is the coordinator of adult programming and the Miller Business Resource Center at the Middle Country Public Library. She graduated with a BA from Hofstra University and earned her master's degree from the Palmer School, where she has since taught library science courses. She also serves on ALA's BRASS Business Reference Sources committee and contributes to the “Outstanding Business Reference Sources” column of Reference and User Services Quarterly. In 2008 she won the BRASS Dun & Bradstreet Public Librarian Support Award.

"Using the real-world examples and sound advice outlined in this book as a foundation for creating a library's business center can enhance and guarantee any business library's relevancy well into the future."
--Public Libraries