The Good, the Great, and the Unfriendly A Librarian’s Guide to Working with Friends Groups

Politics, Sociology

The Good, the Great, and the Unfriendly: A Librarian’s Guide to Working with Friends Groups by Sally Gardner Reed, United for Libraries
Renew Yourself: A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work by Catherine Hakala-Ausperk
Contemporary Issues in Human Rights Law: Europe and Asia by Yumiko Nakanishi
“Science and Technology of Casting Processes” ed. by Malur Srinivasan
Mareike Schad, “Intergenerational Income Mobility and Redistributive Policy”

The Good, the Great, and the Unfriendly: A Librarian’s Guide to Working with Friends Groups by Sally Gardner Reed, United for Libraries

English | September 21st, 2017 | ASIN: B075VCJTWV, ISBN: 0838914985 | 140 Pages | EPUB | 2.76 MB
Executive Director of United for Libraries and former Executive Director of Friends of Libraries U.S.A., Reed has decades of experience liaising between Friends groups and the libraries that they support, serve, and (sometimes) exasperate. Her new book cuts to chase of building and maintaining these important relationships, showing not only how to effectively harness Friends’ goodwill and enthusiasm but also sharing tactful techniques for steering an ineffective or unfriendly group down the right path.
Her pragmatic approach will resonate with public and academic library directors, volunteer coordinators, and other library staff who work with Friends.
Written with knowing humor and focused on getting positive results, this book
• provides guidance for developing a Friends group for public and academic libraries;
• explains how to merge a Friends group with a foundation;
• gives pointers on encouraging Friends to attract new and active members, working with the Friends board to develop leadership skills, and other crucial partnership strategies;
• addresses the sticky situation of “unfriendly” Friends, with sage advice on handling Friends who seem unmotivated when it comes to fundraising or advocacy, are uncommunicative, overstep their bounds, and other difficult issues; and
• shares fundraising, advocacy, programs, and membership development best practices from Friends groups across the country.

Tailored specifically to librarians’ point of view, this book will inform and empower libraries to work effectively with Friends groups for greater fundraising, engagement, and advocacy outcomes.

Renew Yourself: A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work by Catherine Hakala-Ausperk

English | September 25th, 2017 | ASIN: B075XGCM8B, ISBN: 0838914993 | 115 Pages | EPUB | 0.33 MB
Unplanned careers affect everything and everyone. They can lead to frustration, negativity, and apathy at a time when we need to be focused, energized and motivated. Though your library career might have started “accidentally,” you can overcome organizational restructuring, changing job titles, and shifting responsibilities by cultivating a mindful existence in the library workplace.
Building on the simple and fun approach that have made her previous books bestsellers, Hakala-Ausperk offers up a DIY-style program for revisiting personal values, understanding your options, identifying skill gaps, and creating plans for growth.
Whether you’re a library veteran who’s feeling burned out, a new LIS grad just starting out, or somewhere in mid-career, this book will
• introduce methods to help you examine your individual interests, desires, and goals;
• show you how to understand your workplace’s priorities and culture, and offer tips for identifying where there’s either a match or a gap;
• demonstrate how you can improve your current position;
• prepare you to move forward through the creation of a personalized strategic professional plan that addresses professional development, gaining additional experience, and other options for growth;
• include tips for effective self-marketing, networking through colleagues and friends, and acing an interview;
• present ways to stay happy and engaged in a new role or position; and
• offer guidance for sharing your skills and experience through mentorship, and retiring with grace.
Ideal for both self-paced study and team-based staff development, this six-step plan will help readers renew themselves, their careers, and their organizations.

Contemporary Issues in Human Rights Law: Europe and Asia by Yumiko Nakanishi

English | 6 Nov. 2017 | ISBN: 9811061289 | 232 Pages | PDF | 3.04 MB
This book is published open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.
This book analyzes issues in human rights law from a variety of perspectives by eminent European and Asian professors of constitutional law, international public law, and European Union law.
As a result, their contributions collected here illustrate the phenomenon of cross-fertilization not only in Europe (the EU and its member states and the Council of Europe), but also between Europe and Asia. Furthermore, it reveals the influence that national and foreign law, EU law and the European Convention on Human Rights, and European and Asian law exert over one another.
The various chapters cover general fundamental rights and human rights issues in Europe and Asia as well as specific topics regarding the principles of nondiscrimination, women’s rights, the right to freedom of speech in Japan, and China’s Development Banks in Asia.
Protection of human rights should be guaranteed in the international community, and research based on a comparative law approach is useful for the protection of human rights at a higher level. As the product of academic cooperation between ten professors of Japanese, Taiwanese, German, Italian, and Belgian nationalities, this work responds to such needs.

“Science and Technology of Casting Processes” ed. by Malur Srinivasan

InTeOp | 2012 | ISBN: 9535107747 | 351 pages | PDF | 71 MB
This book deals with various science and technology factors that need careful consideration in producing a casting.
The topics include simulation of continuous casting process, control of solidification of continuous castings, influence of mold flux in continuous casting, segregation in strip casting of steel, developments in shell and solid investment mold processes, innovative pressure control during filling of sand molds, fracture toughness specifically of castings, permanent molding of cast iron, wear resistant castings and improvement of accuracy in estimating graphite nodularity in ductile iron castings.
Section 1 Disposable Mold Castings
1 Sand Mold Press Casting with Metal Pressure Control System
2 Progress in Investment Castings
3 New Casting Method of Bionic Non-Smooth Surface on the Complex Casts
4 Evaluation and Modification of the Block Mould Casting Process Enabling the Flexible Production of Small Batches of Complex Castings
Section 2 Reusable Mold Castings
5 Permanent Molding of Cast Irons – Present Status and Scope
6 Control Technology of Solidification and Cooling in the Process of Continuous Casting of Steel
7 Mould Fluxes in the Steel Continuous Casting Process
Section 3 Evaluation of Castings
8 Segregation of P in Sub-Rapid Solidified Steels
9 Accuracy Improving Methods in Estimation of Graphite Nodularity of Ductile Cast Iron by Measurement of Ultrasonic Velocity
10 Fracture Toughness of Metal Castings
11 Research on Simulation and Casting of Mechanical Parts Made of Wear-and-Tear-Resistant Steels

Mareike Schad, “Intergenerational Income Mobility and Redistributive Policy”

2015 | pages: 174 | ISBN: 3658104643 | PDF | 1,0 mb
Mareike Schad examines how redistributive policy measures influence intergenerational income mobility, taking into account various facets of the parent-child connection. In the first part, the author investigates the impact of education and education policy on income mobility both theoretically and empirically. The second part addresses individual beliefs regarding the determinants of personal economic success and their effect on income mobility within a society.