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Giveaways from the Nebraska Library Commission

A variety of books and videos are available to those visiting the Library Commission. Any Nebraska library is welcome to these books, including those titles listed below.

Books are available for free if picked up at the Library Commission, or they can be mailed to your library for a suggested donation of $3.00 per paperback or $4.00 per hardcover.

For more information or to reserve available titles, contact the Information Services Team

Some currently available library science titles: (Looking for fiction, children's books, or nonfiction?)


Title Author Format Copies
The Bloomsbury Review Booklover's Guide
Advice from booksellers, librarians, collectors, publishers and others on forming a home library. This is the first edition, copyright 1996.
by Patricia Wagner Paperback 1
Checklist of Library Building Design Considerations
This popular checklist format ensures no detail is overlooked. 2 editions are available: 1 copy of the third edition, copyright 1997, and 2 copies of the fourth edition, copyright 2001.
by William Sannwald Paperback 3
Dealing With Difficult People in the Library
Practical strategies for managing problems posed by patrons and other staff. This is the first edition, copyright 1999.
by Mark Willia Paperback 2
Designing Better Libraries: Selecting and Working With Building Professionals
How to select and work with an architect and other building professionals in planning, designing, and constructing the library. This is the second edition, copyright 2000.
by Richard McCarthy Paperback 1
Foundations of Librayr and Information Science
Covers topics like the library as institution, information science, information policy, and the values and ethics of library and information science. This is the second edition, copyright 2004.
by Richard E. Rubin Paperback 1
Guide for Developing and Evaluating School Library Media Programs
A step-by-step guide for evaluating your school library media program. This is the sixth edition, copyright 2000.
by Nebraska Educational Media Association (NEMA) Paperback 1
Guide to the Library of Congress Classification
The general principles, structure, and format of the scheme. This is the fifth edition, copyright 1999.
by Lois Mai Chan Paperback 1
Introduction to Public Librarianship
"A great overview of that fabulous invention and institution: the public library." This is the first edition, copyright 2004.
by Kathleen de la Pena McCook Paperback 1
Libraries Connect Communities 3
A report to help libraries benchmark and advocate for technology resources. This is the first edition, copyright 2009.
edited by Larra Clark Paperback 1
Library 101
A handbook for the school library media specialist. This is the first edition, copyright 2007.
by Claire Gatrell Stephens and Patricia Franklin Paperback 1
Library Space Planning
A how-to-do-it manual for assessing, allocating and organizing collections, resources and facilities. This is the first edition, copyright 1990.
by Ruth Fraley and Carol Lee Anderson Paperback 1
Management Basics for Information Professionals
Builds the basic skills good library managers must exercise. This is the first edition, copyright 2000.
by G. Edward Evans, Patrici Layzell Ward, and Bendik Rugaas Paperback 1
Managing for Results: Effective Resource Allocation for Public Libraries
Identify key resources, make choices among different library priorities, and assign or reallocate resources to achieve results. This is the first edition, copyright 1999.
by Sandra Nelson, Ellen Altman, and Diane Mayo Paperback 1
The New Planning for Results: a Streamlined Approach
Essential steps necessary to draft a forward-looking plan for any public library, regardless of organizational structure or size. This is the second edition, copyright 2001.
by Sandra Nelson Paperback 1
The NextGen Librarian's Survival Guide
Addressing the specific needs of GenXers and Millennials as they work to define themselves as information professionals. This is the first edition, copyright 2006.
by Rachel Singer Gordon Paperback 1
Planning For a New Generation of Public Library Buildings
Will help librarians and others learn what should be known about a project so that they may function effectively as part of the planning team. This is the first edition, copyright 2000.
by Gerard McCabe Hardcover 2
Planning Library Buildings: a Select Bibliography
A bibliography of books and articles on library facility planning. This is the fourth edition, copyright 1994.
compiled by Anders Dahlgren and Erla Heyns Paperback 1
The Research Process: Books Á Beyond
Intended to help the researcher avoid information overload. This is the third edition, copyright 2003.
by Myrtle Bolner and Gayle Poirier Paperback 1
Romance Fiction: a Guide to the Genre
A reference book about popular romance fiction. This is the first edition, copyright 1999.
by Kristin Ramsdell Hardcover 1

For more information, contact Information Services Team.