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100+ Job Resources for Librarians
Compiled by Alisa Miller, this is a long list of (mostly American) job search resources of interest to people searching for library positions.
http://www.collegeathome.com/blog/2008/06/04/100-job-resources-for-librarians/
Subjects: Library administration Library employees Job postings

>Library Co-location Resources
"""The following template and checklists have been developed to serve as a resource for libraries that might be exploring the possibility of co-locating their library with either a school or other public building. """
http://www.bclibrary.ca/home/site-files/library-co-location-resources
Subjects: Library administration Community-school libraries

ALA : Public Information Office
The PIO, ALA's public relations arm, provides a wealth of information on advocacy, media relations, and promotion of library programs. It also has links to information on national library programs and events in the U.S.
http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/pio/index.cfm
Subjects: Library administration Public relations

ALA Library Employment Resources
From the American Library Association, this page lists sources of (primarily American) library employment information.
http://www.ala.org/ala/educationcareers/employment/resources/index.cfm
Subjects: Library administration Library employees

ANSI/NISO Z39.7-2004: Information Services and Use : Metrics & statistics for libraries and information providers — Data Dictionary
From the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) in the U.S., a standard for use in the collection and reporting of library statistics.
http://www.niso.org/dictionary/
Subjects: Library administration Library statistics

Americans for Libraries Council
"""Americans for Libraries Council (ALC) is a national nonprofit that advocates for libraries at the national level and develops and promotes programs aimed at realizing the potential of libraries in the 21st century. """
http://www.lff.org
Subjects: Library administration

B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
http://www.bcgeu.ca
Subjects: Library administration Library employees Trade-unions

BC Ministry of Labour and Citizens' Services. Employment Standards Branch
"""The Employment Standards Branch administers the Employment Standards Act and Regulation, which set minimum standards of wages and working conditions for most workplaces."""
http://www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb/
Subjects: Library administration Library employees

Basic Business Research Methods
Written by Carter McNamara, from the Web site of the Management Assistance Program for Nonprofits.
http://www.mapnp.org/library/research/research.htm
Subjects: Library administration Library surveys

Basic Guide to Program Evaluation
Written by Carter McNamara, this is from the Web site of the Management Assistance Program for Nonprofits.
http://www.mapnp.org/library/evaluatn/fnl_eval.htm
Subjects: Library administration

Beyond Words
Beyond Words is an essay contest which has collected stories from library users, who tell their stories concerning how a library affected their life in a positive way.
http://www.beyondwords.ca/
Subjects: Library administration Public relations

Bibliographies - Canadian Libraries and Librarianship : Performance Measurement and Performance Indicators : A Selective Bibliography
"""This selective bibliography contains references to both print sources and websites that deal with performance measurement and performance indicators."" Compiled by Douglas Robinson."
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/6/7/s7-2605-e.html
Subjects: Library administration Library statistics

Brodart Library Supplies & Furnishings
Brodart's online catalogue of library products allows you to order online as well.
http://www.brodart.ca/
Subjects: Library administration Library buildings Library fittings and supplies

Budgets/Auxiliary/Casual Training
Adapted from material written by Barbara Irwin, Head of Technical Services for the Greater Victoria Public Library, and posted to the BC Library Association listserv in May 1999. It summarizes responses to three questions which she posed about staff training.
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Subjects: Library administration Library employees In-service training

The Building Access Handbook
"""Building requirements for persons with disabilities from [the] British Columbia Building Code 1998 including illustrations and commentary."""
http://www.housing.gov.bc.ca/building/docs/building_access_handbook_2007.pdf
Subjects: Library administration Library buildings

Building Libraries and Library Additions : A Selected Annotated Bibliography
This fact sheet from the American Library Association lists print and online resources.
http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=Buildings&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=25417
Subjects: Library administration Library buildings

Building for the future
A 1997 project by library school student Lisa Zhao, on library buildings.
http://tigger.uic.edu/~chzh/405.html
Subjects: Library administration Library buildings

CUPE BC
A good source of information on the status of negotiations in BC public libraries.
http://www.cupe.bc.ca
Subjects: Library administration Library employees Trade-unions

Canada Green Building Council
"""The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) exists to accelerate the design and construction of Green Buildings across Canada."" Provides links to information on standards for 'green buildings', building projects, and other resources."
http://www.cagbc.com/index.php
Subjects: Library administration Library buildings

Canadian Association of Law Libraries Salary and Benefits Surveys
http://www.callacbd.ca/index.php/publisher/articleview/frmArticleID/202/
Subjects: Library administration Library employees Salaries, etc.

Canadian Libraries : Bibliography
"By Gloria Joy Jouppien, Library and Archives Canada, this bibliography cites publications on Canadian libraries. The citations may be filtered by type of library (public, academic, school, and special), topic (standards, statistics, ""literature"") and regional focus (provincial, national, and international)."
http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/8/3/r3-700-e.html
Subjects: Library administration

Canadian Public Library Statistics
Produced by the Mississauga Library System for The Council of Administrators of Large Urban Public Libraries.
http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/librarystatistics/
Subjects: Library administration Library statistics

Carr McLean
Provides information on this company and its services. Catalogues may be ordered via e-mail. Includes an online version of their book repair manual.
http://www.carrmclean.ca/
Subjects: Library administration Library buildings Library fittings and supplies

Combined School and Public Libraries : Guidelines for Decision Making
"From the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, this is an online version of the print publication, 2nd ed. (May 1998). It aims to ""help communities and school districts determine whether such a combination will be the best way to provide effective school and public library service."""
http://dpi.wi.gov/pld/comblibs.html
Subjects: Library administration Community-school libraries

A Communications Handbook for Libraries
"Offered by the American Library Association, ""this handbook was designed to help librarians and others develop and maintain effective relations with the media and win support for libraries and their programs, all with minimal use of precious resources."""
http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/pio/availablepiomat/online_comm_handbook.pdf
Subjects: Library administration Public relations

Conducting Focus Groups
Written by Carter McNamara, for the Web site of the Management Assistance Program for Nonprofits.
http://www.mapnp.org/library/grp_skll/focusgrp/focusgrp.htm
Subjects: Library administration Library surveys Focused group interviewing

Demographics of Web Users
From the Web Marketing Information Center.
http://www.wilsonweb.com/webmarket/demograf.htm
Subjects: Library administration Public relations Marketing

Designing a Fine Library : Tools from the KLA Standards Committee, The Regional Systems and the Kansas State Library
Designed for staff and trustees of smaller public libraries, this document provides an overview of library building design considerations.
http://www.skyways.org/KSL/development/designing_a_fine_library.html
Subjects: Library administration Library buildings

Dividends : The Value of Public Libraries in Canada
"""Written by Leslie Fitch and Jody Warner for The Library Action Committee of the Book and Peridical Council ."""
http://www.cla.ca/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Dividends_The_Value_of_Public_Libraries_in_Canada&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=3858
Subjects: Library administration Public relations

Dual use public and school libraries in the UK
"A report on research ""...carried out between February and April 2003 and aimed to investigate the phenomenon of dual use libraries in the UK; to report on arrangements for their organisation and operation; and to identify the main problems and benefits of providing public and school libraries as a joint community facility."""
http://www.ebase.uce.ac.uk/projects/dualuse.htm
Subjects: Library administration Community-school libraries

Evidence Base : Research & Evaluation Services
"From the University of Central England Library Services, Evidence Base offers services in the gathering and sharing of ""evidence"". This site includes library research reports."
http://www.ebase.uce.ac.uk/index.htm
Subjects: Library administration

Facility Planning Workshops : Building the 21st Century Library Workshops : Handouts
The handouts from this workshop by David R. Smith, hosted by Stanford - California State Library, include such useful information as a bibliography, basic steps in a public library building project, space needs assessment guidelines, and a list of common mistakes.
http://institute21.stanford.edu/programs/workshop/facilities/introductory.html
Subjects: Library administration Library buildings

Focus groups
By Anita Gibbs (1997); published in 'Social Research Update' on the Web site of the University of Surrey, Guildford, England.
http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/sru/SRU19.html
Subjects: Library administration Library surveys Focused group interviewing

Free Management Library
An index of topics in the Free Management Library, developed by Carter McNamara and hosted by the Management Assistance Program.
http://www.managementhelp.org
Subjects: Library administration

Friends of Canadian Libraries
"""FOCAL provides a national support and resource network to assist in the formation and promotion of Friends of Libraries groups throughout the library community in Canada. """
http://www.friendsoflibraries.ca/
Subjects: Library administration Public relations Friends of the library

Friends of Libraries U.S.A.
" FOLUSA offers advice and support to Friends' groups in the U.S. This site includes an ""Idea Bank"" which shares successful program and fundraising event ideas."
http://www.folusa.com
Subjects: Library administration Public relations Friends of the library

Gaylord.com
Library supplies, archival products and library furniture may be purchased online via this commercial Web site.
http://www.gaylord.com
Subjects: Library administration Library buildings Library fittings and supplies

A Guide to Screening and Selection in Employment
This is a publication of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, and focuses on how the federal Human Rights Act applies to the screening and selection process.
http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/publications/screening_employment-en.asp
Subjects: Library administration Library employees

Guidelines for the Development of Joint-use School-Community Libraries
This document presents issues to consider in developing a combined school and community library service.
http://education.qld.gov.au/information/service/libraries/docs/joint-use.pdf
Subjects: Library administration Community-school libraries

HAPLR Index : State Library Standards
This section of Hennen's American Public Library Ratings site provides links to numerous state library standards, as well as a bibliography of titles on library standards and planning.
http://www.haplr-index.com/state_library_standards.html
Subjects: Library administration Standards

HR for Employers
This federal government site contains information designed to help employers manage the human resource side of their organizations.
http://employers.gc.ca/
Subjects: Library administration Library employees

I Love Libraries
From ALA, this site provides current news, stories, and statistics on U.S. libraries.
http://www.ilovelibraries.org/
Subjects: Library administration Public relations

Internet Public Library : Library Employment
http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/hum45.60.00/
Subjects: Library administration Library employees Job postings

Librarian's Resource Centre
"This is ""a selective and searchable collection of resources compiled to facilitate...informational research and retrieval."""
http://www.sla.org/chapter/ctor/resources/lrc/cover.htm
Subjects: Library administration

Librarians, Archivists, Conservators and Curators (NOC 511)
"From ""Work Futures : British Columbia Occupational Outlooks"", these pages describe the duties, training, and employment prospects of this occupational group."
http://www.workfutures.bc.ca/profiles/profile.cfm?noc=511&lang=en&site=graphic
Subjects: Library administration Library employees Job descriptions

Libraries : How They Stack Up, Canadian Edition
"From OCLC, this brief report aims to provide ""…a snapshot of the economic impact of libraries in Canada."""
http://www.oclc.org/ca/en/reports/2003libsstackup.htm
Subjects: Library administration Library statistics

Library Job Postings on the Internet
http://www.libraryjobpostings.org/
Subjects: Library administration Library employees Job postings

Library Job Postings on the Internet : Canadian Provinces
Canadian subset from the Library Job Postings on the Internet site.
http://www.libraryjobpostings.org/canada.htm
Subjects: Library administration Library employees Job postings

Library Journal : Job Zone
From the online version of the Library Journal.
http://jobs.libraryjournal.com/
Subjects: Library administration Library employees Job postings

Library Media & PR
http://www.ssdesign.com/librarypr/
Subjects: Library administration Public relations Periodicals

Library Media & PR : Toolbox
This page provides links to sources of promotional ideas, materials, and images.
http://www.ssdesign.com/librarypr/toolbox.html
Subjects: Library administration Public relations

Library Security Guidelines Document, June 7, 2001
"""This revision was completed by a sub-committee of the Safety and Security Committee, Buildings and Equipment Section, Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA), a division of the American Library Association."""
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/llama/llamapublications/librarysecurity.cfm
Subjects: Library administration Library buildings

Library Signs and Displays
From LibrarySupportStaff.com, a collection of links to information on library signs, commercial and library-made, and displays. Includes a bibliography.
http://www.librarysupportstaff.com/libsigns.html
Subjects: Library administration Library buildings Library fittings and supplies

Library Space Planning Guide
"From the Connecticut State Library, this document provides an outline that librarians and library trustees can use to ""quickly obtain a general estimate of their library's space needs."" Can be used with an accompanying worksheet (Excel file)."
http://ct.webjunction.org/home/articles/content/434336
Subjects: Library administration Library buildings

Library Success : A Best Practices Wiki
"As a wiki, this site provides a free exchange of ideas and information, and ""anyone who wants to add to or edit topics on the wiki can do it."""
http://www.libsuccess.org/
Subjects: Library administration

Library Use Value Calculator
"From Maine State Library, this calculator feature allows the user to find out how much their use of the library would cost (in American dollars, of course) if they had to pay for these services ""out-of pocket""."
http://www.maine.gov/msl/services/calculator.htm
Subjects: Library administration Public relations

Library, Correspondence and Related Information Clerks (NOC 145)
"From ""Work Futures : British Columbia Occupational Outlooks"", these pages describe the duties, training, and employment prospects of this occupational group."
http://www.workfutures.bc.ca/profiles/profile.cfm?noc=145&lang=en&site=graphic
Subjects: Library administration Library employees Job descriptions

Libris Design Planning Documentation
From Libris Design, this page offers a collection of online documents related to library building planning and design. Topics include lighting, furniture, security, shelving and signage.
http://www.librisdesign.org/docs/index.html
Subjects: Library administration Library buildings

Managing Volunteer Programs
This site, compiled by Carter McNamara, provides useful information for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
http://www.mapnp.org/library/staffing/outsrcng/volnteer/volnteer.htm
Subjects: Library administration Library employees Volunteers

Marketing the Library
A Web-based course from Ohio Library Foundation, hosted by Ohio Library Council.
http://www.olc.org/marketing/index.html
Subjects: Library administration Public relations Marketing

Montana State Library : Sample Library Surveys
Offers a short list of sample surveys.
http://msl.state.mt.us/ldd/Samples/Surveys/Samplelibrarysurveys.html
Subjects: Library administration Library surveys

National Center for Education Statistics : Library Statistics Program
Provides information on library statistics collected from American libraries. Includes a public library locator.
http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/libraries/
Subjects: Library administration Library statistics

National Core Library Statistics Program
Compiled by the National Library of Canada.
http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/8/3/r3-203-e.html
Subjects: Library administration Library statistics

People Places : A Guide for Public Library Buildings in New South Wales
"""People Places provides a detailed description of the planning process for all those involved in a new public library building, an extension, or a remodeling of an existing building."""
http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/pls/publications/pdf/peopleplaces_2ndedition.pdf
Subjects: Library administration Library buildings

Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources (2005)
"This report from OCLC ""…summarizes findings of an international study on information-seeking habits and preferences."" Responses came from six countries, including Canada and the United States."
http://www.oclc.org/reports/2005perceptions.htm
Subjects: Library administration Public relations

Planning and Building Libraries
A comprehensive site developed at UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies by Linda Levar for LIBR 578: Planning and Design of Libraries. It was last updated in 2005 by Janine Jevne.
http://www.slais.ubc.ca/resources/architecture/index.htm
Subjects: Library administration Library buildings

Position Statement on Human Resource Management Practices
A position statement of the Canadian Library Association.
http://www.cla.ca/Content/NavigationMenu/Resources/PositionStatements/Human_Resource_Mana.htm
Subjects: Library administration Library employees Policy statements

Public Library Services Branch : British Columbia Public Libraries Statistics
A collection of annual statistics compiled by the Public Library Services Branch, Ministry of Education.
http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/pls/#statistics
Subjects: Library administration Library statistics

Public Library Space Needs : A Planning Outline / 1998
"The outline ""defines six broad types of library space—collection space, reader seating space, staff work space, meeting space, special use space, and nonassignable space (including mechanical space)"" and provides a means of estimating future space needs. By Anders C. Dahlgren."
http://dpi.wi.gov/pld/plspace.html
Subjects: Library administration Library buildings

Queensland Public Library Standards and Guidelines
"From the State Library of Queensland, Australia, these are ""designed as guidelines for current practice and to provide achievable goals for public libraries in Queensland."""
http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/info/publib/policy/guidelines
Subjects: Library administration Standards

Regional Libraries across Canada : a Kaleidoscope of Services and Governance Structures
This report, by Ann Curry, Suzanne Green, and Jessica O'Neill, is based on a national survey and interviews conducted in 2001.
http://www.cla.ca/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Resources&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=3263
Subjects: Library administration

Results of the 2009 LTAIG Salary Survey
From the Library Technicians and Assistants Interest Group (LTAIG), of the British Columbia Library Association, this document presents the results of a survey of library technicians and support staff, providing statistics on their level of education, employment, and wages.
http://www.bcla.bc.ca/LTAIG/page/2009%20salary%20survey.aspx
Subjects: Library administration Library employees

SLAIS Professional Experience
This program allows students at SLAIS (School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at UBC) to earn course credits for successfully completing approximately 120 hours of professional experience working on a project submitted by library employers and organizations.
http://www.slais.ubc.ca/courses/arstlibr596/
Subjects: Library administration Library employees

SLiP : School Library Information Portal
"""Canada's gateway portal to documents for school libraries originating in Canada and not widely available in published form."""
http://cla.ca/slip/
Subjects: Library administration

Service Canada Library
This federal government library also serves Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC). This site offers access to their catalogue, recommended sites, and annotated bibliographies related to their collection on employment, the labour market, human resource management, as well as social development topics.
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/en/cs/fas/as/lib/library.shtml
Subjects: Library administration Library employees

Service Trends in U.S. Public Libraries, 1997-2007
From the Institute of Museum and Library Services, this is a research brief that uses American public library statistics from 1997 to 2007 to identify trends over the decade. It also compares statistics from rural and urban libraries on a national level.
http://www.imls.gov/pdf/Brief2010_01.pdf
Subjects: Library administration Library statistics

The Small is Powerful Online Toolkit for Winning Support for Your Rural Library
Useful tips from the ALA Committee on Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds, the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, and the Campaign for America's Libraries.
http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/supporttoolkit/toolkithome.cfm
Subjects: Library administration Public relations

Southern Ontario Library Service : Facilities Planning Resources
From SOLS, a collection of links on accessibility, ergonomics, space planning, and related topics.
http://www.sols.org/links/clearinghouse/facilities/index.htm
Subjects: Library administration Library buildings

Southern Ontario Library Service : Library Administration Resources
From SOLS, a collection of links related to library administration, including a list of professional journals.
http://www.sols.org/links/clearinghouse/administration/index.htm
Subjects: Library administration

Southern Ontario Library Service : Schools and Public Libraries
A selection of links on combined school and public libraries.
http://www.sols.org/links/clearinghouse/administration/index.htm#Schools
Subjects: Library administration Community-school libraries

Southern Ontario Library Service : Strategic Planning Resources
From SOLS, a collection of links useful for libraries in strategic planning.
http://www.sols.org/links/clearinghouse/strategicdev/index.htm#Strategic
Subjects: Library administration Strategic planning

Space Planning : Guide to Selected Space Planning Resources
From WebJunction, this section provides links to a variety of resources on library space planning.
http://ia.webjunction.org/space-planning
Subjects: Library administration Library buildings

Standards for Member Libraries Within Alberta's Regional Library Systems
This document provides recommended standards based on population and levels of service for library facilities, technology, hours of opening, staffing, collections, etc. It includes a space planning worksheet and a bibliography.
http://www.municipalaffairs.gov.ab.ca/documents/lcvss/Standards.pdf
Subjects: Library administration Standards

State Library and Archives of Florida : Return on Investment Study
"This study attempts to measure taxpayers' return on investment (ROI) of Florida's libraries. The State Library ""...hopes to use the results of this study to show that when Florida's state and local governments invest in libraries, it enhances the quality of life in communities and helps build a diversified economy."" Also included are links to similar studies from other states."
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/bld/roi/
Subjects: Library administration Public relations

Strategic Hiring : A Guide to Staff Recruitment
This publication from Southern Ontario Library Service provides a thorough guide to the recruitment process.
http://www.sols.org/publications/guides/strategichiringrecruitmentguideseptember2003.pdf
Subjects: Library administration Library employees

Strategic Planning (in Nonprofit or For-profit Organizations)
An overview of strategic planning written by Carter McNamara.
http://www.managementhelp.org/plan_dec/str_plan/str_plan.htm
Subjects: Library administration Strategic planning

Surrey Public Library : Policies
Surrey Public Library's policy manuals cover borrowing, membership, services, collection development, and more.
http://www.spl.surrey.bc.ca/About+Us/Policies/default.htm
Subjects: Library administration Policy development

Surrey Public Library : Policies
Surrey Public Library's policy manual includes a section on personnel.
http://www.spl.surrey.bc.ca/About+Us/Policies/default.htm
Subjects: Library administration Library employees Policy statements

Technical Occupations in Libraries, Archives, Museums and Galleries (NOC 521)
"From ""Work Futures : British Columbia Occupational Outlooks"", these pages describe the duties, training, and employment prospects of this occupational group."
http://www.workfutures.bc.ca/profiles/profile.cfm?noc=521&lang=en&site=graphic
Subjects: Library administration Library employees Job descriptions

UNESCO Public Library Manifesto
Issued by IFLA and UNESCO in 1994, this document includes basic principles of public library service and support.
http://portal.unesco.org/ci/ev.php?URL_ID=4638&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201&reload=1048875618
Subjects: Library administration

Value of Information and Information Services
Prepared by the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, 1998.
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/reports/viiscov.htm
Subjects: Library administration Public relations

Wisconsin Public Library Standards
"""The latest edition of the Standards offers a comprehensive means to evaluate the services, resources, and other requirements for basic library service that should be available to all residents of the state."""
http://dpi.wi.gov/pld/standard.html
Subjects: Library administration Standards

workopolisCampus.com
Jobs for students and recent graduates.
http://campus.workopolis.com/index.html
Subjects: Library administration Library employees Job postings

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