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Professional Development Collection

Did you know that Shortgrass Library System has a professional development collection? This collection contains materials about running a library, and items are available for staff across the system to borrow.

To request an item, place a hold using WorkFlows. As these materials are only for staff, they will not appear in BiblioCommons.

  • **NEW** The No-Nonsense Guide to Leadership, Management, and Teamwork, by Barbara Allan (35021012676248)
  • Lean Library Management: Eleven Strategies for Reducing Costs and Improving Customer Services, by John J. Huber (35021011367518)
  • The Accidental Library Manager, by Rachel Singer Gordon (35021010074826)
  • Running a Small Library: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians, by John A. Moorman (35021011040933)
Planning & Evaluation
  • **NEW** Fundamentals of Planning and Assessment for Libraries, by Rachel A. Fleming-May (35021012676230)
  • **NEW** Five Steps of Outcome-Based Planning and Evaluation for Public Libraries, by Melissa Gross (35021012676206)
  • Implementing for Results, by Sandra Nelson (35021008911476)
  • Strategic Planning for Results, by Sandra Nelson (35021008911492)
  • Evaluating Teen Services and Programs, by Sarah Flowers (35021011040966)
Readers' Advisory
  • **NEW** Readers' Advisory Service in the Public Library, by Joyce Saricks (35021012676222)
  • **NEW** The Passive Programming Playbook, by Paula Willey (35021012676198)
  • **NEW** Healthy Living at the Library, by Noah Lenstra (35021012676214)
Early Literacy
  • **NEW** Supercharged Storytimes, by Kathleen Campana (35021012676172)
  • **NEW** The Ramped-Up Read Aloud, by Maria Walther (35021012676164)
  • **NEW** Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook (35021012676180)
Collection Management
  • **NEW** Maximizing the Impact of Comics at Your Library, by Jack Phoenix (35021012676255)
  • Marketing Your Library's Electronic Resources, by Marie R. Kennedy & Cheryl LaGuardia (35021011040925)
  • A Book Sale How-To Guide, by Pat Ditzler & Joann Dumas (35021011040917)
  • Technology for Small and One-Person Libraries, by Rene J. Erlandson & Rachel A. Erb (35021011040958)
  • BiblioTECH: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google, by John Palfrey (35021011443277)
  • The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times, by Carol Smallwood (35021011040941)
  • Good to Great, by Jim Collins (35021009393526)
  • Robert's Rules of Oxford: Simplified and Appraised (35021007521078)
  • The Art of Conflict Management (DVD)
  • The Art of Critical Decision Making (DVD)