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The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries

Instruction, Administration, and Staff Productivity, Volume 1

Edited by Carol Smallwood

Carol Smallwood's The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries, Volume 1: Instruction, Administration, and Staff Productivity explores how Google's suite of tools, from Google Docs (now Google Drive), Google Scholar, Hangout, Forms, and others made freely available to the Internet Community can be used by libraries to expand the role of digital operations in the management of library materials, to communicate with their patrons and collaborators, to exploit the resources on the Web, and many others. The book has 29 chapters organized into sections that focus on ways that Google’s suite of tools can be applied to address problems in a specific area of library concern. The section headings are: Library Instruction for Users; Collaboration within and among libraries; Library Administration; Collection Management; and Library Productivity. In each topical area, the chapters show how librarians are taking advantage of these tools to change the way that their library works. All of this without the burden of an additional bill to pay. Through these carefully selected case studies from real libraries, you will be able to learn about the surprising and powerful potential that exists through Google tools to improve library operations.
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 322Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4422-4689-8 • Hardback • February 2015 • $100.00 • (£70.00)
978-1-4422-4690-4 • Paperback • February 2015 • $58.00 • (£39.95)
978-1-4422-4691-1 • eBook • February 2015 • $55.00 • (£37.95)
Carol Smallwood received an MLS from Western Michigan University, and a MA in History from Eastern Michigan University. Librarians as Community Partners: an Outreach Handbook; Bringing the Arts into the Library are recent ALA anthologies. Others are: Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012); Marketing Your Library (McFarland, 2012); Library Services for Multicultural Patrons: Strategies to Encourage Library Use (Scarecrow Press, 2013). Her library experience includes school, public, academic, special, as well as administration and being a consultant; she’s a multiple Pushcart nominee.

Part I Library Instruction for Users

Chapter 2. Developing Research Skills with Developmental Students
Theresa Beaulieu

Geroge L. Wrenn

Chapter 6. Using Google for Primary Sources
Alejandro Marquez
Part II Collaboration
Chapter 7. Hanging Out With Google
Amy James & Robbie Bolton

Chapter 8. Harnessing the Power of Google Docs for Writing Collaboration
Jaena Alabi and William H. Weare, Jr.

Part III Library Administration

Chapter 16. Using Google Drive for Library Assessment
Seth Allen

Chapter 17. Using Google Forms and Google Drive for Library Surveys
Steven Richardson

Part IV Collection Management
Chapter 18. Google Books API: Adding Value to Print Collections
Chapter 19. Google Books as a Library Resource
Amanda Dinscore

Chapter 20. Google Ngram Viewer
Laura Baker
Part V Library Productivity
Fantasia Thorne-Ortiz and Neyda Gilman

Chapter 26. Google Alerts, Trends, Chrome in Public Relations
Chelsea Dodd

Chapter 27. Google Drive for Library Productivity
Teri Oaks Gallaway and Jennifer Starkey

Chapter 28. Google Translating and Image Searching for Foreign Language Cataloging
Laura Bohuski

Contributor bios
The first in a two-volume set edited by Smallwood covers library instruction for users, collaborators, and library administration along with collection management and library productivity . . . The material is meant for librarians working in a variety of settings. . . .Chapters are arranged thematically and can be read in any order. Some of them provide basic technical information about various Google products, whereas others connect these tools to larger issues (e.g., collaborative writing). Many chapters are relevant to several of the thematic categories, so it is worth perusing the chapter titles rather than relying solely on the section headings. For instance, several segments in 'Library Instruction for Users' are relevant to a much broader audience. VERDICT Librarians looking for an introduction to a variety of Google applications and their potential utility in the workplace should consult this text, especially if their budget is tight.
Library Journal

The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries is an edited, two-volume how-to guide to Google tools and services, written by library professionals with intimate, hands-on knowledge of their application and purpose. Editor Carol Smallwood is a prolific author and editor of library science publications with wide-ranging experience in school, public, academic, and special libraries…. [B]rowsing the ideas in these two volumes encourages readers to think creatively about combining Google tools in ways they may not have previously considered. This compilation of how-to essays is unique in its wide coverage and specific application to library and information professions…. Hampton provides insight on how a related product might alter patrons’ perspectives and uses of the library. Given the speed at which technology is changing, readers should take advantage of The Complete Guide to Using Google inLibraries sooner rather than later. Librarians, technologists, and information professionals will gain insight into creatively adapting Google tools and services in new and interesting ways.
portal: Libraries and the Academy

A useful tool for library staff at all levels to fully utilize Google, our most commonly accessed research tool.
Karen Harrison Dyck, past president of the Canadian Library Association

Effective applications of Google for an array of library staff and operations: teaching, administration and assessment.
Lura Sanborn, Media Librarian, St. Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire

This highly practical, cutting-edge anthology provides an essential road map for using Google tools to improve library services, operations, and instruction.
Lauren Magnuson

This volume will prove valuable to any librarian looking to better incorporate the myriad tools of Google into their libraries, whether public or academic.
Brady Clemens, Director, Juniata County Library, Mifflintown, Pennsylvania

This collection highlights the varied, practical uses of Google Applications readily available to library staff in support of operations, no matter the audience or task.
Vanessa Neblett, Assistant Manager, Reference Central, Orange County (Florida) Library System

This how-to book is an impressive assay of collaborative librarianship.
Sharon M. Miller, library director emeritus, Mechanics' Institute Library, San Francisco; on Library Technology Industry Advisory Committee for San Francisco City College

This collection shows libraries of all sizes how to unleash the power of Google for their patrons and their staff with proven and dynamic examples.
Amanda D. McKay, Director, Helen Matthes Library, Effingham, Illinois

Librarians in this book go beyond Google Search to utilize its many applications for management, service analytics, assessment, instruction and much more!
Jane Devine, Chief Librarian, LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, New York