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The Whole Library Handbook 2
An inspirational reference of library wit, lore, and curiosa, covering vital statistics, the profession's future, grants and scholarships, and many other topics of interest to those in the profession. Sections on library facilities, materials, special populations, and technology offer selections from journal articles and statistics, while an issues section offers essays on intellectual freedom, copyright, and ethics. The librarian section includes quotes, lists, quizzes, and anecdotes. This second edition contains 90 percent new material.
Cengage Advantage Books Law for Business
LAW FOR BUSINESS, 19E from Cengage Advantage Books provides a practical approach to law that emphasizes the current, relevant topics current and future professionals need to succeed in business today. Compelling cases throughout this edition highlight recent business challenges, such as trademark infringement, capacity to contract, agency, and employment-at-will. In addition, timely coverage of business ethics and the law provides new insights into recent corporate scandals and indictments. Popular legal authors Ashcroft, Ashcroft, and Patterson combine short chapters and a full-color design with real-world examples, meaningful applications and Learning Objectives to make business law approachable and applicable for reader’s future success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The Last Banquet
Starting life in the gutter, Jean-Marie d'Aumout rises through the ranks of eighteenth-century French society propelled by his wits and an obsession with finding the perfect taste. But beyond the palace walls, revolution is in the air and the country is clamouring with a hunger of a different kind.
Roar and More
Rhyming text presents the behavior and noises of animals such as the lion, snake, and kangaroo, in the author's first book originally published in 1956.
Voice and Articulation
Crannell’s text offers students a chance to both learn and do. First, students read to discover how their vocal apparatus works and find ways to recognize a variety of speech patterns. Then, as they practice with the numerous and varied exercises provided in the text, they develop the skills needed for personal and professional success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The Road to Sparta
In 490 BCE Pheidippides ran for 36 hours straight from Athens to Sparta to seek help in defending Athens from a Persian invasion. He was hailed as a hero and his run stands enduringly as one of greatest physical accomplishments in history. Dean Karnazes honours this achievement and his own Greek heritage by attempting this ancient journey in modern times. His account of running the gruelling Spartathlon, fuelled only by the figs, olives and meats available to Pheidippides, will captivate even the most sedentary readers.
With their trademark wit and wisdom, Rosemary Wells and Marc Brown present a groundbreaking?and side-splittingly slapstick!?story which introduces the importance of healthy habits. When a fast-food fanatic family of bunnies set out vacation, they pack their RV full of TVs, Jiffy Chips, and Winky Twinks. But when the weighed-down vehicle wheezes to a halt in the middle of nowhere, Farmer Spratt saves the day by showing the Gulps the value of a fresh, home-cooked meal and the lasting benefits of physical activity. The Gulps' transformation is sure to inspire a generation of super-sized kids?and parents?to turn over a new leaf!
The Art and Science of Competency Models
How Do You Ensure that Employees Are Doing the Right Things? Many of us ask, "What does it take to do a job well?" and stop there. But there's more to it than that. What skills and knowledge are necessary for effectiveness in a certain job? Does the employee have the appropriate skills and knowledge, or is some kind of training necessary? Are these job expectations aligned with the culture and strategy of the organization as a whole? These questions are essential to performance improvement efforts. And competency modeling is designed to help you find answers to questions such as these. A competency model is . . . a descriptive tool that identifies the skills, knowledge, personal characteristics, and behaviors needed to effectively perform a role in the organization and help the business meet its strategic objectives. From the authors of the best-selling book The Art and Science of 360° Feedback comes this guide to the design and implementation of competency models. "The authors have taken competency modeling out of the domain of academics and social scientists by creating a practical 'how-to' work that clearly and simply explains the steps in developing and using competency models. I recommAnd this book to anyone whose job includes the pinpointing and sharpening of relevant competencies, for themselves or for others." —Scott B. Parry, chairman, Training House "Lucia and Lepsinger have demystified competency models and put in the hands of the reader a blueprint for developing meaningful recruiting, performance measurement, and succession planning systems. They succeed with a straightforward, pragmatic style, using actual examples that make the book an easy read." —Frank Ashen, senior vice president, New York Stock Exchange Get the Results You Expect! Competency models are a means of ensuring that your investment in your employees will yield the expected results. The popularity of competency modeling is steadily increasing: human resource proYou'll use this cutting-edge guide to: Clarify job and work expectations Hire the best available people Maximize productivity Enhance a 360° feedback process Align behavior with organizational strategies and values Adapt to change