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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 (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. In 2019, Carol Smallwood was awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who.
Part I Library Instruction for Users
Chapter 1. App it Up: Using Google Apps in Library Instruction
Heather Beirne, Ashley Cole, Sarah Richardson
Chapter 2. Developing Research Skills with Developmental Students
Chapter 3. Enhancing Access to Master’s-Thesis Research with Google Fusion and Google Maps
Geroge L. Wrenn
Chapter 4. Google Trends as an Academic Research Tool: Expanding Scholarly Search Strategies
Sarah Cohn and Amy Handfield
Chapter 5. Helping College Students Make the Most of Google Scholar
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.
Chapter 9. Taking Interlibrary Loan Operations from Good to Great Using Google Collaboration Tools
Chapter 10. Using Google Calendar Collaboratively for Library Organization
Chapter 11. Using Google Sites as Library Intranet
Diana K. Wakimoto
Part III Library Administration
Chapter 12. Google Analytics and Library Web Sites
Chapter 13. Google Video and YouTube
Chapter 14. Incorporating Google Trends into Library Administration: Marketing, Outreach, and Collection Development
Amy Handfield and Sarah Cohn
Chapter 15. Organizing Employees Using Google
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 Andrew Weiss
Chapter 21. Managing Electronic Resources License Agreements and Other Documentation with Google Drive
Apryl C. Price
Chapter 22. Simplifying “Contact Us”: How to Offer Free Multi-Channel Virtual Reference and Monitor it from a Single Unified Dashboard
Chapter 23. Does Google Scholar Help or Hurt Institutional Repositories?
Peace Ossom Williamson and Rafia Mirza
Part V Library Productivity
Chapter 24. Embedding with Google: Using Google to Optimize Embedded Librarian Involvement
Chapter 25. Everyday Use of Google Tasks, Voice, Hangouts and Chat, Translate, and Drive
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
Chapter 29. Understanding Our Users: Feedback and Quizzes Using Google Forms
Josh Sahib and Mark Daniel Robison
Chapter 30. Using Google to Locate Government Information
Christopher C. Brown
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