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The Greening of America’s Libraries: LEEDing the Way by Mary M. Carr and Steven L. Carr

A joint e-book from LLAMA and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) The authors, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) trained and certified accredited LEED-AP professionals and librarians, of this digital publication introduce librarians and design professionals to the information, standards and tools necessary to construct or renovate a library in accordance with the USGBC’s LEED requirements and process.

The goal of The Greening of America’s Libraries is to provide the information, tools and confidence a non-building or design professional needs to construct or renovate library spaces with an eye towards sustainability. Carr and Carr provide readers with point by point explanations of LEED requirements in all relevant categories along with examples of existing library building projects that illustrate specific LEED requirements. The handbook is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in library renovation projects along with the construction or lease of new library spaces.

Staff Development coverStaff Development: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition, Edited by Andrea Wigbels Stewart, Carlette Washington-Hoagland, and Carol T. Zsulya for LLAMA (print and e-book editions available)

Since its original publication more than two decades ago, Staff Development: A Practical Guide has remained a respected handbook for supporting one of libraries’ most important assets: their human resources. Staff development and training are not only important but essential to ensure that libraries meet new challenges and fulfill their missions, especially in a constantly changing world where technological innovations directly impact information access for library staff and users alike. This new edition offers unique, state-of-the-art perspectives on such important topics as

Strategies for building and implementing a staff development program

  • Tracking changes through training, including the importance of setting goals and needs assessments
  • Refining how staff approaches customer service
  • Using instructional design for staff development


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Outstanding Library Public Relations: 60 Years of the John Cotton Dana Award, by Amy Shaw and Peter Deekle

This the story of John Cotton Dana, the man, and the evolution of the award that bears his name. It is also a look at our changing times through the decades, their effect on the nature of public relations in society and in libraries, and how the award winners were often a reflection of those trends. Finally, look ahead with some experts in the field of library public relations. Read opinions about marketing trends and technologies for our future libraries as they “cast an eye toward the future.”