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  1. Library Leadership Training Resources

    This resource list represents leadership development training opportunities for library professionals at all levels and specialties within the library community.  Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and Harvard University, Graduate School ...

    admin - 04/27/2015 - 11:14 - Offices of the American Library Association

  2. Metadata

    What is metadata? Metadata is data about data. It is descriptive information about a particular data set, object, or resource, including how it is formatted, and when and by whom it was collected. Although metadata most commonly refers to web resources, i ...

    admin - 11/21/2012 - 13:03 - Professional Tools

  3. Internet Access and Digital Holdings in Libraries

    ALA Library Fact Sheet 26 This fact sheet was formerly named "Internet Use in Libraries." The focus of this fact sheet is on how libraries assist with the ever-growing Internet access needs of their library patrons- especially those whose only I ...

    admin - 10/15/2015 - 13:04 - Professional Tools

  4. Library Fundraising

    Library Fund Raising: A Selected Annotated Bibliography (ALA Library Fact Sheet 24) ALA Library Fact Sheet providing guidance on securing financial backing for your library. Professional Tips Wiki page on fundraising Libraries often need funding beyond wh ...

    admin - 11/21/2012 - 09:42 - Professional Tools

  5. Budgeting & Finance

    In addition to the skills acquired in obtaining an MLS, librarians also need administration and management skills. Running a library is about creating and managing budgets, setting policies for staff and patrons, providing customer service to your patrons ...

    admin - 11/07/2012 - 15:09 - Professional Tools

  6. Serving Non-English Speakers

    American Library Association (ALA) study provides new information about library services and programs developed for non-English speakers, including effectiveness of services, barriers to library use, most frequently used services and most success library ...

    admin - 11/02/2012 - 11:02 - Offices of the American Library Association

  7. Writing Grant Applications

    The ALA Public Programs Office offers grants for several different programs from traveling exhibitions to discussion programs involving books, film, and cassette tapes to literary programs and other forms of library cultural programs for adults. All of th ...

    admin - 01/04/2013 - 09:51 - Offices of the American Library Association

  8. Ladders to Leadership

    Introduction | Leadership and Vision | Leadership Traits | Annotated Bibliography | Survey Responses | Self-Assessment   Introduction Leadership is a highly relevant topic for the library profession. Some writers have suggested that we may be headed towar ...

    admin - 01/07/2013 - 10:34 - New Members Round Table (NMRT)

  9. MLS Librarian/Paraprofessional Communication and Mutual Respect

    American Library Association Office for Library Personnel Resources Standing Committee on Library Education World Book-ALA Goal Award Project on Library Support Staff Issue Paper #4 In any discussion of library paraprofessionals, or when paraprofessionals ...

    admin - 12/10/2012 - 15:12 - Education & Careers