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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, poetry, or nonfiction?)


Title Author Format Copies
52 Programs For Preschoolers
The Librarian's Year-Round Planner. This is the first edition, copyright 1997.
by Diane Briggs Paperback 1
101+ Teen Programs That Work
"More than 10 affordable and tested, successful ideas for jump-starting YA programs and services." This is the first edition, copyright 2003.
by RoseMary Honnold Paperback 1
Administration of the Small Public Library
"Has been a gold-standard resource for setting up and managing cutting-edge small public library facilites." This is the fourth edition, copyright 2001.
by Darlene Weingand Paperback 1
Adult Programs in the Library
Program development and event planning. This is the first edition, copyright 2001.
by Brett Lear Paperback 2
Bare Bones Young Adult Services
Tips for Public Library Generalists. This is the first edition, copyright 2000.
by Renee Vaillancourt Paperback 1
Becoming a Library Teacher
"A useful tool for anyone preparing to teach library skills for the first time." This is the first edition, copyright 2000.
by Cheryl LaGuardia and Christine Oka Paperback 1
¬°Bienvenidos! ¬°Welcome!
A Handy Resource Guide for Marketing Your Library to Latinos. This is the first edition, copyright 2005.
by Susannah Mississippi Byrd Paperback 1
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
Book Displays
A Library Exhibits Handbook. This is the first edition, copyright 1997.
by Anne Tedeschi Paperback
Communicating Professionally
"Covers all types of communication in the unique arena of library and information work." This is the second edition, copyright 1998.
by Catherine Sheldrick Ross and Patricia Dewdney Paperback
Conducting the Reference Interview
"Covers all types of communication in the unique arena of library and information work." This is the first edition, copyright 2002.
by Catherine Sheldrick Ross, Kirsti Nilsen, and Patricia Dewdney Paperback
Connecting Fathers, Children, and Reading
"Looks at both the importance and effect of father involvement in children's reading." This is the first edition, copyright 2002.
by Sara Willoughby-Herb and Steven Herb Paperback
Connecting Young Adults and Libraries
"Addressing every aspect of library service to teens." This is the second edition, copyright 1998.
by Patrick Jones Paperback
Courtly Love in the Shopping Mall
Humanities Programming For Young Adults. This is the first edition, copyright 1991.
by Evelyn Shaevel and Peggy O'Donnell Paperback
Crash Course in Marketing for Libraries
Here is everything librarians, especially those in small libraries, need to know about marketing, PR, and advocacy. This is the first edition, copyright 2007.
by Susan Webreck Alman Paperback
Creating the Customer-Driven Library
Building on the Bookstore Model. This is the first edition, copyright 2007.
by Jeannette Woodward Paperback
Customer Service
"Spells out clearly how to implement good customer service, both internally and externally." This is the first edition, copyright 1994.
by Suzanne Walters Paperback
Customer Service Excellence
A Concise Guide For Librarians This is the first edition, copyright 1997.
by Darlene Weingand Paperback
Dealing With Difficult People in the Library
"Practical strategies for managing problems posed by patrons and staff." This is the first edition, copyright 1999.
by Mark R. Willis Paperback 1
Developing an Information Literacy Program K-12
"Develop and teach an information literacy curriculum that is integrated with core subject areas." This is the second edition, copyright 2004.
by Iowa City Community School District Paperback 1
Developing an Outstanding Core Collection: a guide for libraries
Instructions on building an adult core collection and on maintaining and revitalizing an existing collection. This is the first edition, copyright 2002.
by Carol Alabaster Paperback 1
Developing and Maintaining Practical Archives
"Clear, comprehensive, and practial guide." This is the second edition, copyright 2003.
by Gregory S. Hunter Paperback 1
Developing and Promoting Graphic Novel Collections
"A comprehensive overview of graphic novels and their use as reader development tools." This is the first edition, copyright 2005.
by Steve Miller Paperback 1
Developing Literature-Based Reading Programs
"All of the information necessary to understand the goals and purposes of a literature-based program, to convince teachers of its value, and to set up and run a successful program." This is the first edition, copyright 1993.
by Bernice Yesner and M. Mary Murray Paperback 1
Developing Local History Programs in Community Libraries
"Covers the essentials of getting a new local history program underway." This is the first edition, copyright 1989.
by James Conrad Paperback 1
Disaster Planning and Recovery
"A guide for librarians and archivists who need to respond to disasters or to formulate plans for preventive measures." This is the first edition, copyright 1992.
by Judith Fortson Paperback 1
From A to Zine
Building a Winning Zine Collection in Your Library. This is the first edition, copyright 2004.
by Julie Bartel Paperback 1
Graphic Novels Now
Building, Managing, and Marketing a Dynamic Collection. This is the first edition, copyright 2005.
by Francisca Goldsmith Paperback 1
Guiding the Reader to the Next Book
"Provides both a complete understanding of, and practical tips for, a successful readers' advisory transaction." This is the first edition, copyright 1996.
edited by Kenneth Shearer Paperback 1
Helping the Difficult Library Patron
New Approaches to Examining and Resolving a Long-Standing and Ongoing Problem. This is the first edition, copyright 2002.
edited by Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensah Paperback 1
Hold Them In Your Heart
Successful Strategies for Library Services to At-Risk Teens. This is the first edition, copyright 2001.
by JoAnn Mondowney Paperback 1
The Horror Readers' Advisory
The librarian's guide to vampires, killer tomatoes, and haunted houses. This is the first edition, copyright 2004.
by Becky Siegel Spratford and Tammy Hennigh Clausen Paperback 1
Humanities Programming
"A guide for the public or academic librarian seeking humanities programming funds from NEH or a state humanities council." This is the first edition, copyright 1997.
by Rhea Joyce Rubin Paperback 1
In-House Bookbinding and Repair
"A working document that contains information on setting up both a basic bookbindery and repair lab and instructions on rebinding and repairing cloth-bound books." This is the first edition, copyright 2005.
by Sharon McQueen Paperback 1
Including Families of Children with Special Needs
"Advice for establishing a non-threatening and welcoming environment and reaching out to those who might feel alienated or uncomfortable in a traditional library setting." This is the first edition, copyright 1999.
by Sandra Feinberg, et al. Paperback 1
Intergenerational Programming
"Guide to realizing the benefits of combining young and old library patrons in programming." This is the first edition, copyright 1993.
by Rhea Joyce Rubin Paperback 1
Introduction to Public Librarianship
"Covers every aspect of the public library, from its earliest history to its current incarnation in the 21st century information environment." This is the second edition, copyright 2011.
by Kathleen de la Pena McCook Paperback 1
Introduction to the Library and Information Professions
"The processes and functions and infrastructure of information professionals." This is the first edition, copyright 2007.
by Roger Greer, Robert Grover, and Susan Fowler Paperback 1
Keep 'Em Reading Bulletin Boards
Year-Round Designs for the Library and Classroom. This is the first edition, copyright 2001.
illustrated by Ben De Soto Paperback 1
Learn Basic Library Skills
"Describes the skills needed by anyone beginning work in a library or other information agency, whether at a professional or a paraprofessional level." This is the first edition, copyright 2002.
by Elaine Andersen, Mary Gosling, and Mary Motimer Paperback 1
Learning About Books and Libraries
A Gold Mine of Games. This is the first edition, copyright 2000.
by Carol Lee and Janet Langford Paperback 1
Library Disaster Planning and Recovery Handbook
"Detailed advice and recommendations gleaned from years of intensive efforts to restore collections and services." This is the first edition, copyright 2000.
edited by Camila Alire Paperback 1
Library Management 101
A Practical Guide. This is the first edition, copyright 2013.
edited by Diane Velasquez Paperback 1
Library Marketing Toolkit
A logical step-by-step methodology adapted from the retain industry. This is the first edition, copyright 2004.
by John Stanley and Fiona Emberton Paperback 1
Library Meeting Survial Manual
Make meetings more productive. This is the first edition, copyright 2000.
by George Soete Paperback 1
Library Public Relations, Promotions, and Communications
"Solid publicity, positioning, and promotional wisdom." This is the second edition, copyright 2005.
by Lisa Wolfe Paperback 1
Library Programming for Families With Young Children
"Emphasises family involvement in library programming to promote young children's emerging literacy." This is the first edition, copyright 1994.
by Sue McCleaf Nespeca 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
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
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.