April 12, 2021

Just Released: 2011 Best Practices for Government Libraries Now Available

We mentioned several few weeks ago that LexisNexis Info Pro Consultant Marie Kaddell was in the process of putting the 2011 edition of the publication together. She’s completed editing and assembling the report and earlier today it was published online and is now ready to download  (286 pages; PDF; Free)

Marie has done a superb job of assembling the report with material written by a very impressive list of info pros.

Important: Don’t let the title deter you from reviewing the material if you don’t work in a government library.

Links to previous reports are online and can be found in the first column of the Government Info Pro blog.

DO NOT allow the title stop you from taking a close look at what’s available in this edition.

Download Direct via Government Info Pro at:
2011 Best Practices for Government Libraries:  e-Initiatives and e-Efforts:  Expanding Our Horizon

The report is organized into six sections:

  • Embracing New Avenues Of Communication
  • Adapting To New And Evolving Technologies
  • Altering Our Places And Spaces
  • Tackling Changing Expectations, Resources, And Job Descriptions
  • Preserving What We Have And Preparing For The Future
  • Expanding Horizons

Marie’s blog post includes a sampling of articles by section. Here’s our sampling of the sample:

Embracing New Avenues Of Communication

  • Blogging at the Largest Law Library in the World
    Christine Sellers, Legal Reference Specialist, and Andrew Weber, Legislative Information Systems Manager, Law Library of Congress
  • “Friended” by the Government? A Look at How Social Networking Tools Are Giving Americans Greater Access to Their Government
    Kate Follen, MLS, President, Monroe Information Services
  • Getting the Most from Social Media from the Least Investment of Time and Energy
    Tammy Garrison, MLIS, Digitization Librarian at the Combined Arms Research Library at Fort Leavenworth, KS
  • Proletariat’s Speech: Foreign Language Learning with a Common Touch
    Janice P. Fridie, Law Librarian, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Social Media Comes Together with Storify
    Chris Zammarelli, Contract Cataloger on behalf of ATSG, LLC for the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs, Office of Information Resources

Adapting To New And Evolving Technologies

  • EBooks in Special Libraries: Final Report of the Federal Reserve System Libraries Work Group on EBooks
    Luke Mueller, Technical Librarian, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • Kindle Lending Programs in Libraries
    Montrese Hamilton, Librarian, Society for Human Resource Management
  • Putting the E in Library
    David E. McBee, Federal Government Librarian, ww.librarybuzz.blogspot.com
  • Web E-Accessibility to Reach Full E-Audience: “Expanding Our Horizon” to Better Honor Diversity
    Ken Wheaton, Web Services Librarian, Alaska State Court System Law Library

Adapting To New And Evolving Technologies

  • Embedded Librarianship and E-Initiatives: The Dynamic Duo
    Rachel Kingcade, Chief Reference & CSC Direct Support Librarian, USMC Research
  • E-Reference at the Library of Congress
    Amber Paranick and Megan Halsband, Reference Librarians, Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room, Serial & Government Publications Division, Library of Congress
  • Best Practices for Virtual Reference
    Susan Ujka Larson, MLIS
  • To Build a Virtual Embedded Information Role, Start at the Top
    Mary Talley, Owner, TalleyPartners, 2011 DC/SLA President

Tackling Changing Expectations, Resources, And Job Descriptions

  • Accidental Advisors: There’s GOT to Be a Better Way!
    Compiled by Nancy Faget and Jennifer McMahan (Eugenia Beh, Blane Dessy, Aimee Babcock-Ellis, Marianne Giltrud, Jessica Hernandez, Rich Louis, Virginia Sanchez)
  • Rebranding the Library
    Julie Jones, Hartford Branch Librarian, U.S. Courts, Second Circuit Library
  • NIH Handheld User Group: Library-IT Collaboration
    James King, Information Architect, NIH Library
  • E-Gov Sites to Go Dark?
    Kim Schultz, Outreach Specialist at the NASA Center for AeroSpace Information, operated by Chugach Federal Solutions, Inc.
  • E-Gov on the Web: A Brief Summary of Electronic Access Through On-Line Resources
    Jennifer Klang, Head of Reference Services, Department of the Interior Library
  • Public Records Resources Online: How to Find Everything There Is to Know About “Mr./Ms. X”
    Jennifer L. McMahan, Supervisory Librarian, U.S. Department of Justice

PRESERVING WHAT WE HAVE AND PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE

  • Federal Libraries on the E-Horizon
    Blane K. Dessy, Executive Director, FLICC/FEDLINK, Library of Congress
  • Research Metrics: Measuring the Impact of Research
    Research Metrics: Measuring the Impact of Research
  • When I Walk Across My Library I Think…
    Edwin B. Burgess, Director, Combined Arms Research Library
  • E-Initiative Liberia: Creating a Legislative Library in the Rubble of War
    Mary Nell Bryant, M.A., M.L.S., U.S. Foreign Service Information Officer, retired
  • JustSearch at the Department of Justice
    Lila Faulkner, Diane L. Smith, and Jane Sanchez, Library Staff, U.S. Department of Justice Library Staff
  • Real Libraries, Virtual Fundraising
    Biblio Latte, Volunteer Reference Librarian, Community Virtual Library
  • Accessible Libraries: Ensuring All May Read
    Jane Caulton, Head, Publications and Media Section, NLS, Library of Congress
  • A Model Lessons Learned System – The US Army
    Nancy M. Dixon, Principal Researcher, Common Knowledge Associates

Expanding Horizons

  • Ten Scary Issues: Future Directions for Military Libraries
    Edwin B. Burgess, Director, Combined Arms Research Library
  • Library Connect Newsletter: Information Industry Explorations by and for Librarians
    Colleen DeLory, Editor, Library Connect Publications, Elsevier
  • Building a Framework to Embrace the New and Expand Your Horizons
    Bruce Rosenstein, Author, Living in More Than One World: How Peter Drucker‘s Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life
  • All About E
    Peggy Garvin, Founder & Principal, GarvinInformationConsulting.com

Download Direct via Government Info Pro at:
2011 Best Practices for Government Libraries:  e-Initiatives and e-Efforts:  Expanding Our Horizon

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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