Professional Tools

Administration and Management
This ALA wiki provides a collection of great resources to help tackle many of today’s library issues, including:

Careers in Public Libraries
Learn more about careers in public librarianship.

Digital Literacy
Digital literacy resources for librarians and patrons.

E-book resources for librarians and patrons.

E-Government resources for librarians and patrons.

Financial Literacy
Financial literacy resources for librarians and patrons.

GED® Closeout Campaign
In 2014, the 2002 series of the GED® test will expire, along with any incomplete scores. This website has a wealth of resources for librarians to alert test-takers of the impending expiration and help them finish incomplete tests. It also has details and communication tools to promote the computer-based GED® assessment coming in 2014.

Libraries Prosper with Passion, Purpose and Persuasion: A PLA Toolkit for Success
This PLA publication, released in 2007, provides guidance for the entire advocacy planning process, including goal setting, audience analysis and identification, message and strategy development, and tactic evaluation and selection.

Online Tools for Job Searching
This is a robust list of web-based tools from the Department of Labor that provide solutions for unemployed workers, career counselors, economic developers, educators, parents, students, businesses, workforce professionals, and job seekers.

Overcoming Our Habits and Learning to Measure Impact
This article by Moe Hosseini-Ara and Rebecca Jones and published in Computers in Libraries (June 2013) is about using logic models to measure success in libraries.