Arizona State University
University of Arizona
Phoenix Public Library
St. John's University
New York University School of Law Library
The New York Law School
College of New Rochelle
(Many libraries and museums have adapted to the current in...)
Many libraries and museums have adapted to the current information climate, working with Google, Facebook, Twitter and iTunes to deliver information for their users. Many have not. Google This! describes the variety of free or nearly free options for social media, and shows how libraries are adapting, from the Library of Congress to small public libraries. The author presents conversations with social media innovators to show how their experience can create success for your institution’s library. Chapters cover important aspects of social media for libraries including: how they relate to the internet; web services such as Google Custom Search, Facebook and Twitter, Flickr, iGoogle, and more; electronic books; discovery platforms; and mobile applications. The book ends by asking: Where is this all going? Provides step-by-step instructions for creating iGoogle gadgets in XML, iGoogle themes, Google Maps with community locations, and Google Earth links to archived library data Describes the full process for creating a Google Custom Search engine Written by an award winning author who has been an academic systems librarian for 20 years.
(Everyone knows that New York maintains one of the great l...)
Everyone knows that New York maintains one of the great library systems in the world - the two lions that guard the 42nd street library among the most important icons in the city. Less well known are a host of specialty libraries that have grown up around the rich intellectual and cultural life of New York City. There are a number of libraries that serve genealogical researchers, but also libraries catering to Spanish, German, French and Russian speakers. There is a library of books about dogs and one that is based on the work of Carl Jung. A library in Staten Island checks out tools to homeowners rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. Fifty Specialty Libraries of New York City will be a tour of highly specialized but publicly accessible libraries in Manhattan and the Outer Boroughs. In each case, access is described, and an interview with the director or supervisor is presented. This book is a unique information source for all those librarians and researchers interested in the rich cultural heritage of New York’s libraries. Goes beyond the directory format to give thoughtful commentary and interview material on each library Refers the reader to current information Written by a librarian with 50 years’ experience of public, academic, and special libraries, and with a deep feeling for New York Gives an account of 50 speciality libraries of New York City, from small subscription libraries to the UN Library Presents information on libraries that are little-known and widely useful in New York.
Ballard graduated from Phoenix College in 1966 and from Arizona State University in 1968. He obtained his Master of Education degree from it in 1980. He also received a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Arizona in 1989.
Ballard started working as a librarian in 1966. He first worked as a library assistant at Phoenix Public Library till 1990. He then became an assistant professor and systems librarian at Adelphi University and in 1992 also at St. John's University. In 1995, he went to the New York University School of Law Library, where he held the position of automation coordinator for two years.
From 1997 to 2008, Ballard worked as an automation librarian at Quinnipiac University, being responsible for Innovative Interfaces system, including Hardware control and the overall design. In 2009, he became an assistant director of technical services for library systems at The New York Law School and since 2012, he holds the position of special projects librarian at College of New Rochelle.
(Everyone knows that New York maintains one of the great l...)2016
(Many libraries and museums have adapted to the current in...)2012
Ballard is a member of the American Library Association.
Ballard married Donna Weiss on January 23, 1972. The couple has 1 child, Robert Daniel.