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List of Textbooks Being Used in Archival, LIS, and Related Courses: A Comparative Tool for Curriculum Development

See also, Technical Handbooks and Guides and e-books



Administration and Management

  1. Kurtz, Michael J. 2004. Managing archival & manuscript repositories. Archival fundamentals series II. Chicago: Society of American Archivists.| WikiMARC 1931666091 | ISBN 1931666091 | Book Review
  2. Peterson, Gary M., and Trudy Huskamp Peterson. 1985. Archives & Manuscripts: Law. Chicago: Society of American Archivists. | ISBN 0931828643 | Book Review
  3. Wilsted, Thomas, and William Nolte. 1991. Managing archival and manuscript repositories. Archival fundamentals series. Chicago: Society of American Archivists. | ISBN 0931828783 | Book Review

Arrangement and Description

  1. Roe, Kathleen. 2005. Arranging & describing archives & manuscripts. Archival fundamentals series II. Chicago: Society of American Archivists. | ISBN 193166613X | Book Review
  2. Society of American Archivists, and Steven L. Hensen. 2004. Describing archives: a content standard. Chicago: Society of American Archivists. | ISBN 1931666083 | Book Review
  3. Society of American Archivists, and Fredric M. Miller. 1990. Arranging and describing archives and manuscripts. Archival fundamentals series. Chicago,Ill: SAA. | ISBN 0931828759 | Book Review


  1. Chu, Heting. 2003. Information representation and retrieval in the digital age. ASIST monograph series. Medford, N.J.: Published for the American Society for Information Science and Technology by Information Today. | ISBN 1573871729 | Book Review | TOC
  2. Litman, Jessica. 2006. Digital copyright. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books. | ISBN 159102420X | Book Review | TOC

Foundations and Fundamentals

  1. Benedict, Karen M. 2003. Ethics and the archival profession introduction and case studies. Chicago: Society of American Archivists. | ISBN 1931666059 | Book Review
  2. Blouin, Francis X., and William G. Rosenberg. 2006. Archives, documentation, and institutions of social memory essays from the Sawyer Seminar. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. | ISBN 047211493X | Book Review | TOC
  3. Brundage, W. Fitzhugh. 2000. Where these memories grow history, memory, and southern identity. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. | ISBN 0807825727 | Book Review
  4. Connerton, Paul. 1989. How societies remember. Themes in the social sciences. Cambridge [England]: Cambridge University Press. | ISBN 0521249481 | Book Review
  5. Daniels, Maygene F., and Timothy Walch. 1984. A Modern archives reader basic readings on archival theory and practice. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, U.S. General Services Administration. | ISBN 0911333118 | Book Review
  6. Finch, Elsie Freeman. 2003. Advocating archives an introduction to public relations for archivists. Lanham, Md: Society of American Archivists and the Scarecrow Press. | ISBN 0810829355 | Book Review
  7. Hunter, Gregory S. 2003. Developing and maintaining practical archives a how-to-do-it manual. How-to-do-it manuals for libraries, no. 122. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers. | ISBN 1555704670 | Book Review
  8. O'Toole, James M., and Richard J. Cox. 2006. Understanding archives & manuscripts. Archival fundamentals series II. Chicago, IL: Society of American Archivists. | ISBN 1931666202 | Book Review


  1. Greenwood, Val D. 2000. The researcher's guide to American genealogy. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co. | ISBN 0806316217. | Book Review

Oral History

  1. Baum, Willa K. 1991. Transcribing and editing oral history. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History. | ISBN 0910050260 | Book Review
  2. Charlton, Thomas L. 1985. Oral history for Texans. Austin, Tex. (P.O. Box 12276, Austin 78711): Texas Historical Commission. | NO ISBN | Book Review
  3. Ericson, Stacy, and Troy Reeves. 2001. A field notebook for oral history. Boise, Idaho: Idaho Oral History Center, Idaho State Historical Society. | NO ISBN | Book Review
  4. Grele, Ronald J., and Studs Terkel. 1985. Envelopes of sound the art of oral history. Chicago, Ill: Precedent Pub. | ISBN 0275941841 | Book Review
  5. MacKay, Nancy. 2007. Curating oral histories from interview to archive. Walnut Creek, Calif: Left Coast Press. | ISBN 1598740571 | Book Review |TOC
  6. Mercier, Laurie, and Madeline Buckendorf. 1992. Using oral history in community history projects. [Rock Springs, WY (P.O. Box 2715, Rock Springs 82902)?]: Oral History Association. NO ISBN | Book Review
  7. Neuenschwander, John A., and Mary Kay Quinlan. 2002. Oral history and the law. Practices in oral history. Carlisle, PA: Oral History Association. | NO ISBN | Book Review
  8. "Oral History Evaluation Guidelines." 2nd ed. 1991. | Book Review
  9. Perks. Oral History Reader
  10. Ritchie, Donald A. Doing Oral History. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1994. | Book Review
  11. Sitton, Thad, Davis, O.L. Jr., and Mehaffy, George. Oral History: A Guide for Teachers (and Others). Austin: University of Texas Press, 1983. | Book Review
  12. Sommer, Barbara W., and Quinlan, Mary Kay. The Oral History Manual. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 2002. | Book Review
  13. Texas Historical Commission. Fundamentals of Oral History: Texas Preservation Guidelines. | Book Review
  14. Yow, Valerie R. Recording Oral History: A Practical Guide for Social Scientists. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1994. | Book Review


  1. Pugh, Mary Jo. 2005. Providing reference services for archives & manuscripts. Archival fundamentals series II. Chicago: Society of American Archivists. | ISBN 1931666121 | Book Review

Computing and Web Design

  1. Caplan. Metadata Fundamentals for All Librarians
  2. Castro. HTML, XHTML and CSS: Visual Quickstart Guide
  3. Cederholm. Bulletproof Web Design
  4. Computer Concepts: New Persp. 10th ed. | Book Review
  5. Fehily. SQL: Visual Quickstart Guide
  6. Gerantabee. Dynamic Learning Flash CS3
  7. Harold. XML 1.1 Bible
  8. Kroenke. Database Processing
  9. Krug. Don't Make Me Think!
  10. Lemay. Teach Yourself HTML & CSS | Book Review
  11. Lightstone. Physical Database Design
  12. Microsoft. Networking Essentials
  13. Microsoft. ALS Networking Essiential Plus
  14. Parsons. Computer Concepts, Comprehensive.
  15. Perkins. ActionScript 3.0 for Adobe Flash CS3 PRO
  16. Ramakrishnan. Database Management Systems
  17. Rosenfeld. Information Architecture for the World Wide Web
  18. Schwartz. Learning Perl. 4th ed. | Book Review
  19. Shelly. Microsoft Office 07. 8th ed. | Book Review
  20. Ullman. PHP and MYSQL For Dynamic Web Sites
  21. Wilson. Computers in Libraries | Book Review
  22. Wilson. Library Web Sites
  23. Yarger. Managing and Using MYSQL

Electronic Records

Saffady. Managing Electronic Records


Vogt-O'Conner. Photographs: Archival Care and Management


Academic Librarianship

  1. Changing Academic Library | Book Review


  1. Rubin. Planning for Library Services...Disabilities


  1. American Library Association. Anglo-American Cataloging Rules
  2. Chan. Cataloging and Classification
  3. Haynes. Unlocking Mysteries of Cataloging
  4. Sheila Intner & Jean Weihs. Standard Cataloging for School and Public Libraries. 4th ed. Libraries Unlimited, 2007. ISBN 1-59158-378-0. | Book Review
  5. Ferguson. MARC/AACR2/Authority Control
  6. Furrie. Understanding MARC Bibliographic
  7. Maxwell. Maxwell's Guide to Authority Work
  8. Taylor. Introduction to Cataloging and Classification

Children and Young Adults

  1. American Association of School Librarians. Information Power: Building Partners
  2. American Association of School Librarians. Information Power-Planning Guide
  3. Bauer. Caroline Bauer's New Handbook for Storytellers
  4. Donelson. Literature for Today's Young Adults
  5. Evans. Developing Library and Information Centers
  6. Everhart. Controversial Issues in School
  7. Essentials of Children's Literature. 6th ed. (Lynch-Brown). | Book Review
  8. Everhart. Evaluating the School Library Media Center
  9. Hughes. School Reform and School Library Media...
  10. Patrick Jones, Michele Gorman, Tricia Suellentrop. Connecting Young Adults And Libraries: A How-to-Do-It Manual For Librarians. 3rd ed. ISBN 1555705081. | Book Review
  11. Krashen. Power of Reading: Insights from Research
  12. Rebecca J. Lukens, A Critical Handbook of Children's Literature. 8th ed. ISBN 0205492185, ISBN 978-0205492183. | Book Review
  13. Macdonald. Storyteller's Start-up Book
  14. Morris. Administering School Library Media Centers
  15. Pink. Whole New Mind
  16. Roleff. Censorship: Opposing Viewpoints
  17. Sullivan. Fundamentals of Children's Services

Digital Divide

  1. Osborne. From Outreach to Equity.


  1. Blazek. Humanities: Select Guide to Information Sources

Information Literacy

  1. Clark. E-Learning and the Science of Instruction
  2. Forte. Curriculum and Project Planner
  3. Grassian. Information Literacy Instruction
  4. Hernon. Action Plan for Outcomes Assessment

Information Security

  1. Egan. Executive Guide to Information Security
  2. Solomon. Information Security Illuminated
  3. Westby. International Guide to Cyber Security
  4. Westby. International Guide to Privacy
  5. Westby. Roadmap to an Enterprise Security Program

Introductory LIS Courses

  1. Introduction to Public Librarianship. | Book Review
  2. Introductory Concepts in Information Science. ASIS Monogram Series. Medford N.J. Information Today. ISBN 1-57387-087-0. | Book Review
  3. The New Information Professional: How to Thrive in the Information Age Doing What You Love. Chandos. ISBN: 1843340879. | Book Review
  4. Buschman. Library as Place
  5. Eberhart, G. M. The Whole Library Handbook. 4th ed. American Library Association, 2006. ISBN: 0838909159. | Book Review
  6. Hahn. Historical Studies in Information Science
  7. Katzer. Evaluating Information
  8. McCook. Introduction to Public Librarianship
  9. Rubin, Richard. Foundations of Library & Information Science. 2nd ed. Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2004. ISBN 1-55570-550-2. | Book Review

Indexing and Abstracting

  1. Lancaster, F.W. Indexing and Abstracting in Theory and Practice. 3rd ed. Champaign, Illinois: University of Illinois, 2003. ISBN 0-98945-122-6. | Book Review

Legal Librarianship

  1. Mersky. Fundamentals of Legal Research


  1. Library Marketing That Works! | Book Review
  2. Bates. Building and Running Successful Research
  3. Bennis. On Becoming a Leader
  4. Berman. Financial Intelligence
  5. Daft. Management
  6. Dolnick. Essential Friends of Libraries
  7. Drucker. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  8. Evans. Developing Library and Information Centers
  9. Evans. Management Basics for Information Professionals
  10. Griffin. Fundamentals of Management
  11. Hesselbein. Leader of the Future
  12. Magretta. What Management Is
  13. Mayo. Staffing for Results: Guide to Work
  14. McCabe. Planning the Modern Public Building
  15. McClure. Planning and Role Setting for Public Libraries
  16. Moore. Successful Library Trustee Handbook
  17. Nelson. Creating Policies for Results
  18. Nelson. Managing for Results
  19. Nelson. New Planning for Results
  20. Smith. Legacies for Libraries
  21. Steele. Becoming a Fundraiser BECOMING A FUNDRAISER
  22. Stueart. Library and Information Center Management. 7th ed. | Book Review
  23. Trotta. Managing Library Outreach Programs
  24. Wallace. Library Evaluation
  25. Weingand. Administration of the Small Public Library
  26. Weiss. Evaluation
  27. Wolfe. Library Public Relations
  28. Woodward. Creating a Customer-Driven Library
  29. Young. Library Trustee: A Practical Guide

Medical Librarianship

  1. Intro to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences | Book Review


  1. Baker. Consumer Health Information for Public Librarians
  2. Choo. Knowing Organization
  3. Clark. E-learning and Science of Instruction
  4. Davenport. Working Knowledge
  5. Draze. Project Planner
  6. Durrance. How Libraries and Librarians
  7. Edupress. Quick Flip Questions for Critical Thinking
  8. Evans. Developing Library and Information Centers
  9. Fitzpatrick. Program Evaluation
  10. Gerantabee. Dynamic Learning Flash CS3
  11. Gladwell. Tipping Point
  12. Harada. Assessing Learning
  13. Hernon. Comparative Perspectives...
  14. Herron. Social Sciences
  15. Hughes. School Reform and School Library Media
  16. Ingersoll. Managing Information Technology
  17. Jurafsky. Speech and Language Processing
  18. Loertscher. Beyond Bird Units
  19. Koechlin. Build Your Own Information
  20. Kroenke. Database Processing
  21. Kuniavsky. Observing the User Experience
  22. Lightstone. Physical Database Design
  23. Matthews. Bottom Line: Determining Communicating
  24. McKibbon. PDQ: Evidenced Baseed Principles and Practices
  25. Morris. Administering School Library Media Centers
  26. Macho-Stadler. Introduction to the Economics of Information
  27. Perkins. Actionscript 3.0 For Adobe Flash CS3 Pro
  28. Ramakrishnan. Database Management Systems
  29. Schneier. Secrets and Lies
  30. Shapiro. Information Rules
  31. Solomon. Information Security Illuminated
  32. Strauss. Handbook of Business Information
  33. Wallace. Library Evaluation
  34. Yarger. Managing and Using MySQL

Patron Privacy

  • Westby. International Guide to Privacy

Rare Book Librarianship

  1. Carter. ABC for Book Collectors
  2. Eisenstein. Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe
  3. Febvre. Coming of the Book


  1. Bell. Librarian's Guide to Online Searching
  2. Bopp. Reference+Information Services
  3. Cassell. Reference and Information Services in the 21st Century, 2006 edition. | Book Review
  4. Jennerich. Reference Interview as a Creative Art
  5. Katz. Introduction to Reference Work
  6. Kuniavsky. Observing the User Experience, 2003 edition | Book Review
  7. Librarian's Guide to Online Searching | Book Review
  8. Mann. Oxford Guide to Library Research
  9. Meadow. Text Information Retrieval Systems
  10. Ross. Conducting Reference Interview
  11. Weinberg. Everything is Miscellaneous

Research Methods

  1. Statistics for People who Hate Statistics. 3rd ed. | Book Review
  2. Babbie, E. The Practice of Social Research. 11th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2006. ISBN 0495093254, ISBN 978-0495093251. | Book Review
  3. Leedy. Practical Research
  4. Matthews. Measuring for Results
  5. Powell. Basic Research Methods for Librarians
  6. Smith. Collecting and Using Public Library Statistics
  7. Trochim. Research Methods Knowledge Base
  8. Verzani. Using R for Introductory Statistics
  9. Walter. Output Measures for Public Library Services
  10. Welkowitz. Introduction to Statisics for Behaviorial Science

Social Sciences

  1. Social Sciences: Cross-Disciplinary. 3rd ed. (Herron). | Book Review


  1. Hoffer. Modern Systems Analysis and Design
  2. Stair. Succeeding with Technology
  3. Walters. Essential Guide to Computing

Technical Services

  1. Burke, John J. Library Technology Companion. 2nd edition. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2006. | Book Review
  2. G. Edward Evans, Sheila S. Intner, Jean Weihs. Introduction to Technical Services. 7th ed. Libraries Unlimited, 2002. ISBN 156308922X, ISBN 978-1563089220. | Book Review
  3. Kochtanek, Thomas R. and Joseph R. Matthews. Library Information Systems: From Library Automation to Distributed Information Access Solutions. ISBN 1-59158-018-8. | Book Review
  4. Lesk. Understanding Digital Libraries
  5. Mayo. Technology for Results
  6. Parsons, J. J., & Oja, D. New Perspectives on Computer Concepts. 10th ed. Cambridge, MA: Thomas, 2007. ISBN 978-1-4239-0610-0, ISBN 1-4239-0610-1. | Book Review
  7. Whitehead. HTML: Your Visual Blueprint for Designing


  1. Kuniavsky. Observing the User Experience
  2. Rubin. Handbook of Usability Testing

Records Management

  1. Shepherd. Managing Records


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