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The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries
Instruction, Administration, and Staff Productivity, Volume 1
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.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4422-4689-8 • Hardback • February 2015 •
978-1-4422-4690-4 • Paperback • February 2015 •
978-1-4422-4691-1 • eBook • February 2015 •
Language Arts & Disciplines / Library & Information Science / Administration & Management
Computers / Internet / Application Development
Language Arts & Disciplines / Library & Information Science / General
Technology & Engineering / Mobile & Wireless Communications
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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
Marketing Your Library (
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
Geroge L. Wrenn
Chapter 6. Using Google for Primary Sources
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
Chapter 17. Using Google Forms and Google Drive for Library Surveys
Part IV Collection Management
Chapter 18. Google Books API: Adding Value to Print Collections
Chapter 19. Google Books as a Library Resource
Chapter 20. Google Ngram Viewer
Part V Library Productivity
Fantasia Thorne-Ortiz and Neyda Gilman
Chapter 26. Google Alerts, Trends, Chrome in Public Relations
Chapter 27. Google Drive for Library Productivity
Teri Oaks Gallaway and Jennifer Starkey
Chapter 28. Google Translating and Image Searching for Foreign Language Cataloging
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.
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
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 in
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.
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
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