Shoestring Library, 1st Edition

  • Sheryl Kindle Fullner
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  • ISBN-10: 1586835211
  • ISBN-13: 9781586835217
  • DDC: 025.1
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 139 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released August 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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About

Overview

The SHOESTRING LIBRARY offers hope, incentive, and direction to librarians who lack everything but passion. The book is organized around 300 hints more than 114 of which are green alternatives for administering a library in tough times. The book is divided into two parts, Support Functions and Physical Plant. The support section investigates such topics as how to best use volunteers and how to get free materials for your library. The physical plant section, amply supplemented with dozens of photos, helps a librarian identify and fix problems with dismal walls, ceilings, windows, shelving, desks, seating, and lighting, proposing low-cost or no-cost solutions to all these woes. Instructions are practical and thorough, concentrating on reuse, re-purposing, and recycling, and each idea is reversible. For quick access, chapters sport distinctive icons; time-management tips, for example, are distinguished by an alarm clock. Designed for institutions from preschools through college, THE SHOESTRING LIBRARY proves that there is no expiration date on learning.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Figures.
About the Author.
Introduction.
1: Library Management for Tough Times.
2: The Language of Cheap.
3: Time Management.
4: Free Education.
5: Volunteers.
6: Solicit Free Items: Develop as a Scrounge.
7: Prepare for Subs and for Emergencies.
8: Concerning Health.
9: Contests.
10: Diversity Projects.
11: Priceless Relationships and Shallow Contacts.
12: The Physical Plant.
13: Advice from Realtors.
14: Painting and Use of Color.
15: Ceilings.
16: Increase Seating.
17: Shelving and Desk Solutions.
18: Map the Library.
19: Wise Lighting.
20: Walls.
21: Glass, a Clear Winner.
22: Conclusion.
Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Figures.
About the Author.
Introduction.
1: Library Management for Tough Times.
2: The Language of Cheap.
3: Time Management.
4: Free Education.
5: Volunteers.
6: Solicit Free Items: Develop as a Scrounge.
7: Prepare for Subs and for Emergencies.
8: Concerning Health.
9: Contests.
10: Diversity Projects.
11: Priceless Relationships and Shallow Contacts.
12: The Physical Plant.
13: Advice from Realtors.
14: Painting and Use of Color.
15: Ceilings.
16: Increase Seating.
17: Shelving and Desk Solutions.
18: Map the Library.
19: Wise Lighting.
20: Walls.
21: Glass, a Clear Winner.
22: Conclusion.
Index.