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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+ Great Ideas for Libraries and Friends
Marketing, Fundraising, Friends Development, and More! This is the first edition, copyright 2004.
by Sally Reed, Beth Nawalinksi, and Alexander Peterson Paperback 2
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 Fundraiser
The Principles and Practice of Library Development. This is the second edition, copyright 2000.
by Victoria Steele and Stephen Elder Paperback 3
¬°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
Budgeting
Covers such topics as how a budget works, making the most of volunteers, assessing a library's strengths and weaknesses, and acquiring support through grants and endowments. This is the first edition, copyright 1998.
by Alice Sizer Warner Paperback
Coaching in the Library
A Management Strategy for Achieving Excellence. This is the second edition, copyright 2001.
by Ruth Metz 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
Community Collaborations for Family Literacy Handbook
"Provides the history of family literacy programs, argues for their existence, and presents a guide for writing proposals." This is the first edition, copyright 1993.
by Shelley Quezada and Ruth Nickse 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
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
The Essential Friends of Libraries
Fast Facts, Forms, and Tips. This is the first edition, copyright 2004.
by Sandy Dolnick Paperback 1
Founding and Funding Family Literacy Programs
"An informative guide to developing, promoting, and coordinating self-sustaining, community-based family literacy programs within the library framework." This is the first edition, copyright 1999.
by Carole Talan Paperback 1
Friends of Libraries Sourcebook
"Explains how to organize a Friends of the Library group, recruit new members, plan programs, raise funds, and lobby local, state, and federal governments." This is the first edition, copyright 1996.
by Sandy Dolnick Paperback 4
From A to Zine
Demystify the grant process. This is the first edition, copyright 1993.
by Julie Bartel Paperback 1
Fundraising for Libraries
25 Proven Ways to Get More Money for Your Library. This is the first edition, copyright 2002.
by James Swan Paperback 1
Getting Your Grant
Building a Winning Zine Collection in Your Library. This is the first edition, copyright 2004.
by Peggy Barber and Linda Crowe 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
Hiring Library Employees
"Hiring is the single most important decision that an employer makes." This is the first edition, copyright 1993.
by Richard Rubin 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
Legacies For Libraries
A Practical Guide to Planned Giving This is the first edition, copyright 2000.
by Amy Sherman Smith and Matthew Lehrer 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
Library Services to the Sandwich Generation and Serial Caregivers
"Resources to assistmultigenerational caregivers." This is the first edition, copyright 2001.
compiled by Linda Walling Paperback 1
Library Security and Safety Handbook
Prevention, Policies, and Procedures. This is the first edition, copyright 1999.
compiled by Bruce Shuman Paperback 1
Library-Based Family Literacy Projects
This is the first edition, copyright 1993.
by Margaret Monsour and Carole Talan Paperback 1
Library's Crisis Communications Planner
A PR Guide For Handling Every Emergency. This is the first edition, copyright 2004.
by Jan Thenell Paperback 1
Literacy and Libraries
Learning From Case Studies. This is the first edition, copyright 2001.
edited by GraceAnne DeCandido Paperback 1
Literacy and the Library
"Assesses the extent of illiteracy, explains how libraries can help alleviate the problem, and tells how to evaluate literacy programs." This is the first edition, copyright 1991.
by Jeffrey and Charles Salter Paperback 1
Managing Budgets and Finances
"Budget carefully and clearly by offering a variety of strategies, definitions, and suggestions." This is the first edition, copyright 2005.
by Arlita Hallam and Teresa Dalston 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
Managing Library Outreach Programs
"An aid to special programs intended to make the library more useful to more patrons." This is the first edition, copyright 1993.
by Marcia Trotta Paperback 1
Managing Young Adult Services
A Self-Help Manual. This is the first edition, copyright 2002.
by Renee Vaillancourt Paperback 1
Metadata
A textbook and handy reference guide. This is the second edition, copyright 2016.
by Marcia Lei Zeng and Jian Qin Paperback 1
More Teen Programs That Work
A follow=up to 101+ Teen Programs That Work. This is the first edition, copyright 2005.
by RoseMary Honnold Paperback 2
The Mystery Readers' Advisory
The Librarian's Clues to Murder and Mayhem. This is the first edition, copyright 2001.
by John Charles, Joanna Morrison, and Candace Clark Paperback 1
The New Planning for Results
A Streamlined Approach. This is the second edition, copyright 2001.
by Sandra Nelson Paperback 1
Organization of Information
"Theory, principles, standards, and tools behind information organization." This is the third edition, copyright 2009.
by Arlene Taylor and Daniel Joudrey Hardcover 2
Organizing Friends Groups
"Initiating and sustaining a Friends program requires a full commitment to succeed." This is the first edition, copyright 1992.
by Mark Herring Paperback 2
An Ounce of Prevention
Integrated Disaster Planning for Archives, Libraries, and Record Centers. This is the second edition, copyright 2002.
by Johanna Wellheiser, Jude Scott, and John Barton Paperback 1
Patron Behavior in Libraries
A Handbook of Positive Approaches to Negative Situations. This is the first edition, copyright 1996.
by Denise Johnson and Beth McNeil Paperback 1
People Skills for Library Managers
A Common Sense Guide for Beginners. This is the first edition, copyright 1996.
by Lucille Wilson Paperback 1
A Place at the Table
Participating in Community Building This is the first edition, copyright 2000.
by Kathleen de la Pena McCook Paperback 1
Preparing Staff to Serve Patrons With Disabilities
"Prepare frontline staff to meet the challenge of providing one-on-one and general service excellence to patrons with disabilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)." This is the first edition, copyright 1995.
by Courtney Deines-Jones and Connie Van Fleet Paperback 1
Programming For Adults
A Guide For Small- and Medium-Sized Libraries. This is the first edition, copyright 2005.
by Raymond Ranier Paperback 1
Protecting Library Staff, Users, Collections, and Facilities
A guide to ensuring staff and patron safety. This is the first edition, copyright 2001.
by Pamela Cravey Paperback 1
Protecting the Right to Read
"Strategies and information needed to protect against censorship and safeguard the community's right to unfettered access to information." This is the first edition, copyright 1995.
by Ann Symons and Charles Harmon Paperback 1
Reading Matters
What the Research Reveals About Reading, Libraries, and Community. This is the first edition, copyright 2005.
by Catherine Sheldrick Ross, Lynne McKechnie, and Paulette Rothbauer Paperback 1
Reading Programs for Young Adults
Complete Plans for 50 Theme-Related Units for Public, Middle school, and High School Libraries. This is the first edition, copyright 1997.
by Martha Simpson Paperback 1
The Reference Encounter
Interpersonal Communication in the Academic Library. This is the first edition, copyright 1999.
by Marie Radford Paperback 1
Rethinking Reference
The Reference Librarian's Practical Guide for Surviving Constant Change. This is the first edition, copyright 1999.
by Elizabeth Thomsen Paperback 1
Risk and Insurance Management Manual for Libraries
"Select the best path to protect the library's assets." This is the first edition, copyright 2005.
by Mary Breighner and William Payton Paperback 1
Romance Fiction
A Guide to the Genre. This is the first edition, copyright 1999.
by Kristin Ramsdell Hardcover 1
Saving Your Library
A Guide to Getting, Using and Keeping the Power You Need. This is the first edition, copyright 1992.
by Sally Gardner Reed Paperback 1
The School Library Media Manager
"An emphasis on the role of the school librarian as educator." This is the third edition, copyright 2004.
by Blanche Woolls Hardcover 1
Serving Readers
"Guidance on readers' advisory services and collection development." This is the first edition, copyright 1997.
edited by Ted Balcom Paperback 1
Serving Seniors
"One of today's fastest growing demographic groups." This is the first edition, copyright 1993.
by Rosemary Honnold and Saralyn Mesaros Paperback 1
Serving the Difficult Customer
"Guides library staff at all levels." This is the first edition, copyright 1993.
by Kitty Smith Paperback 1
Seven Steps to an Award-Winning School Library Program
"Detailed, step-by-step instructions for maximizing a library's potential." This is the first edition, copyright 2005.
by Ann M. Martin Paperback 1
The Short Story Readers' Advisory
A Guide to the Best. This is the first edition, copyright 2000.
by Brad Hooper Paperback 1
Small Libraries
Organization and Operation. This is the third edition, copyright 2000.
by Donald Sager Paperback 1
The Successful Library Trustee Handbook
"Proven advice about what it takes to make the board run smoothly." This is the first edition, copyright 2005.
by Mary Moore Paperback 2
Successful Staff Development
"In-house staff development program." This is the first edition, copyright 1995.
by Marcia Trotta Paperback 1
Tales of Love and Terror
Booktalking the Classics. This is the first edition, copyright 1987.
by Hazel Rochman Paperback 1
Teens and Libraries
Getting It Right. This is the first edition, copyright 2003.
by Virginia Walter and Elaine Meyers Paperback 1
Training Paraprofessionals for Reference Service
"Demonstrates best practice skills for designing, delivering, and assessing effective training programs." This is the first edition, copyright 1993.
by Julie Ann McDaniel and Judith Ohles Paperback 1
Training Skills for Library Staff
"Demonstrates best practice skills for designing, delivering, and assessing effective training programs." This is the first edition, copyright 2003.
by Barbara Allen Paperback 1
The Visible Librarian
Asserting Your Value with Marketing and Advocacy. This is the first edition, copyright 2003.
by Judith Siess Paperback 1
Vote Yes For Libraries
A Guide to Winning Ballot Measure Campaigns for Library Funding. This is the first edition, copyright 2000.
by Anne Turner Paperback 1
When Your Library Budget is Almost Zero
"This practical, no-nonsense guide will help you face the budget gap." This is the first edition, copyright 1993.
by Lesley Farmer Paperback 1
Working Together
"An integrated approach to managing trustee/librarian relations." This is the first edition, copyright 1992.
by James Swan Paperback 1
Working With Library Boards
"Explores the purpose and function of the library board and methods to avoid the sometimes adversial relationship that developes between board members and librarians." This is the first edition, copyright 1991.
by Gordon Wade Paperback 1

For more information, contact Information Services Team.