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Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors

Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors Book
Author : Patrick Lo,Dickson Chiu,Allan Cho,Brad Allard
Publisher : Chandos Publishing
Release : 2018-12-01
ISBN : 0081027478
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors: International Perspectives on Library Management presents a series of conversations with the directors of major academic and research libraries. The book offers insight, analysis, and personal anecdote from leaders in the library field, giving a unique perspective on how the modern library operates. Readers will learn about the most up-to-date trends and practices in the LIS profession from the directors of 24 internationally acclaimed academic and research libraries in Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, and the UK and USA. This is the first book focusing on leaders and managers of library institutions to offer a global outlook. Facing the need to respond to the expectations of changing populations that librarians strive to serve, this book aims to develop a new understanding of the core values of academic and research libraries, and asks how librarians can innovate, adapt, and flourish in a rapidly shifting professional landscape. Presents conversations with library leaders from 24 major institutions Offers a global perspective on the operation and management of libraries Discusses the director’s impact on institutional structures and future landscapes Gives insights based on first-hand experience

Literacy and Reading Programmes for Children and Young People Case Studies from Around the Globe

Literacy and Reading Programmes for Children and Young People  Case Studies from Around the Globe Book
Author : Patrick Lo,Stephanie H. S. Wu,Andrew J. Stark,Bradley Allard
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2022-01-27
ISBN : 1000409406
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Literacy and Reading Programmes for Children and Young People: Case Studies from Around the Globe presents interviews with over 40 librarians from around the world who tell of their library programs. The volumes are arranged geographically with Volume 1 offering interviews from library professionals from the USA and Europe, and with Volume 2 sharing programs from Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Middle East. The volumes highlight the diversity of the types of programs catering to the varying needs of children and young adults throughout the world. Case studies featured in this book outline the details of programs, events, and activities provided by over 40 organizations in the context of social capital and social inclusion. Each interview chapter discusses the contributions made to literacy development and community building of children and teens. With the many variations and examples of best practice, librarians and educators can glean new ideas for their own programs. The interviews reveal the challenges and issues faced and the work being achieved in vastly different environments, in many geographic areas, and in diverse economic, social, and cultural contexts. The programs include those of national and state libraries, public libraries, and mobile libraries carried out by public libraries, NGOs, and commercial organizations in both developed and developing countries. They also feature programs of multicultural libraries, libraries for indigenous people, and libraries for refugees. This publication complements the range of initiatives and activities carried out by IFLA’s Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section that supports library services and reading promotion initiatives catering to children and young adults around the world. These volumes are rich in variety and will provide much food for thought for creating unique and successful library programs.

Intelligent Analytics With Advanced Multi Industry Applications

Intelligent Analytics With Advanced Multi Industry Applications Book
Author : Sun, Zhaohao
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2021-01-08
ISBN : 1799849643
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Many fundamental technological and managerial issues surrounding the development and implementation of intelligent analytics within multi-industry applications remain unsolved. There are still questions surrounding the foundation of intelligent analytics, the elements, the big characteristics, and the effects on business, management, technology, and society. Research is devoted to answering these questions and understanding how intelligent analytics can improve healthcare, mobile commerce, web services, cloud services, blockchain, 5G development, digital transformation, and more. Intelligent Analytics With Advanced Multi-Industry Applications is a critical reference source that explores cutting-edge theories, technologies, and methodologies of intelligent analytics with multi-industry applications and emphasizes the integration of artificial intelligence, business intelligence, big data, and analytics from a perspective of computing, service, and management. This book also provides real-world applications of the proposed concept of intelligent analytics to e-SMACS (electronic, social, mobile, analytics, cloud, and service) commerce and services, healthcare, the internet of things, the sharing economy, cloud computing, blockchain, and Industry 4.0. This book is ideal for scientists, engineers, educators, university students, service and management professionals, policymakers, decision makers, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, and others who have an interest in how intelligent analytics are being implemented and utilized in diverse industries.

Proactive Marketing for the New and Experienced Library Director

Proactive Marketing for the New and Experienced Library Director Book
Author : Melissa U.D. Goldsmith,Anthony J. Fonseca
Publisher : Chandos Publishing
Release : 2014-08-26
ISBN : 1780634684
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Academic libraries have continually looked for technological solutions to low circulation statistics, under-usage by students and faculty, and what is perceived as a crisis in relevance, seeing themselves in competition with Google and Wikipedia. Academic libraries, however, are as relevant as they have been historically, as their primary functions within their university missions have not changed, but merely evolved. Going beyond the Gate Count argues that the problem is not relevance, but marketing and articulation. This book offers theoretical reasoning and practical advice to directors on how to better market the function of the library within and beyond the home institution. The aim of this text is to help directors, and ultimately, their librarians and staff get students and faculty back into the library, as a result of better articulation of the library’s importance. The first chapter explores the promotion of academic libraries and their function as educational systems. The next two chapters focus on the importance of the role social media and virtual presence in the academic library, and engaging and encouraging students to use the library through a variety of methods, such as visually oriented special collections. Remaining chapters discuss collaboration and collegiality, formalized reporting and marketing. Offers clear, concise writing, with thoughtful discussions of the problems facing academic libraries Demonstrates comprehensive and thoughtful research that informs theoretical approaches to realistic outcomes that address these problems Provides helpful tables, illustrations, and photographs that evidence the collaborative nature of contemporary academic libraries Provides practical examples from actual experiences that can be adapted by readers

Library as Place

Library as Place Book
Author : Geoffrey T. Freeman,Council on Library and Information Resources
Publisher : Council on Library Resources
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What is the role of a library when users can obtain information from any location? And what does this role change mean for the creation and design of library space? Six authors an architect, four librarians, and a professor of art history and classics explore these questions this report. The authors challenge the reader to think about new potential for the place we call the library and underscore the growing importance of the library as a place for teaching, learning, and research in the digital age.

Directory of Electronic Journals Newsletters and Academic Discussion Lists

Directory of Electronic Journals  Newsletters  and Academic Discussion Lists Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Association of Research Libr
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The online version of the Directory offers users the ability to browse through individual entries or to search for specific items. Search options include searching by title, description, publisher, peer review basis, or subject. Also included online is the thesaurus used to classify the entries,thereby allowing users to search by specific keywords. All web-accessible e-journals have a link from the Directory entry to the journal's actual site. The electronic version of the directory is available as a stand-alone product, while purchasers of print copies automatically receive access to the e-version.

Literacy and Reading Programmes for Children and Young People Case Studies from Around the Globe

Literacy and Reading Programmes for Children and Young People  Case Studies from Around the Globe Book
Author : Patrick Lo,Stephanie H. S. Wu,Andrew J. Stark,Bradley Allard
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2022-01-27
ISBN : 1000409414
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Literacy and Reading Programmes for Children and Young People: Case Studies from Around the Globe presents interviews with over 40 librarians from around the world who tell of their library programs. The volumes are arranged geographically with Volume 1 offering interviews from library professionals from the USA and Europe, and with Volume 2 sharing programs from Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Middle East. The volumes highlight the diversity of the types of programs catering to the varying needs of children and young adults throughout the world. Case studies featured in this book outline the details of programs, events, and activities provided by over 40 organizations in the context of social capital and social inclusion. Each interview chapter discusses the contributions made to literacy development and community building of children and teens. With the many variations and examples of best practice, librarians and educators can glean new ideas for their own programs. The interviews reveal the challenges and issues faced and the work being achieved in vastly different environments, in many geographic areas, and in diverse economic, social, and cultural contexts. The programs include those of national and state libraries, public libraries, and mobile libraries carried out by public libraries, NGOs, and commercial organizations in both developed and developing countries. They also feature programs of multicultural libraries, libraries for indigenous people, and libraries for refugees. This publication complements the range of initiatives and activities carried out by IFLA’s Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section that supports library services and reading promotion initiatives catering to children and young adults around the world. These volumes are rich in variety and will provide much food for thought for creating unique and successful library programs.

The Value of Academic Libraries

The Value of Academic Libraries Book
Author : Megan Oakleaf
Publisher : Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0838985688
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This report provides Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) leaders and the academic community with a clear view of the current state of the literature on value of libraries within an institutional context, suggestions for immediate "Next Steps" in the demonstration of academic library value, and a "Research Agenda" for articulating academic library value. Its focus is to help librarians understand, based on professional literature, the current answer to the question, "How does the library advance the missions of the institution?" This report is also of interest to higher educational professionals external to libraries, including senior leaders, administrators, faculty, and student affairs professionals.

Minutes of the Meeting

Minutes of the Meeting Book
Author : Association of Research Libraries
Publisher : Association of Research Libr
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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V. 52 includes the proceedings of the conference on the Farmington Plan, 1959.

The Academic Library Administrator s Field Guide

The Academic Library Administrator s Field Guide Book
Author : Bryce Nelson
Publisher : American Library Association
Release : 2014-06-13
ISBN : 0838912362
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The daily administration of an academic library often leaves you needing quick advice on the topic at hand. Nelson, an experienced administrator writing from first-hand knowledge, delivers such advice in 30 topical chapters.

Critical Librarianship

Critical Librarianship Book
Author : Samantha Schmehl Hines,David Ketchum
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
Release : 2020-08-17
ISBN : 1839094842
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book offers a timely mix of thought-provoking chapters bringing together national and global studies on critical librarianship, and conveying the kind of research which current library managers and researchers need, mixing theory with a good dose of pragmatism.

Leading in the New Academic Library

Leading in the New Academic Library Book
Author : Becky Albitz,Christine Avery,Diane Zabel
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2017-05-31
ISBN : 144085114X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Providing perspectives of practitioners who are early- and mid-career librarians as well as highly seasoned professionals, this book offers invaluable advice regarding leadership that will help academic librarians of all experience levels to surmount the confounding issues they face and to overcome new challenges. • Introduces academic librarians and students to key management issues and provides effective ways to address them • Demonstrates how qualities of leadership can be cultivated for career success • Provides up-to-date guidance on leadership skills as they apply in the academic library setting, skills which may not be covered in traditional textbooks for courses in library management and academic librarianship

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science Second Edition

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science  Second Edition   Book
Author : Miriam Drake
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2003-05-20
ISBN : 9780824720773
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A revitalized version of the popular classic, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Second Edition targets new and dynamic movements in the distribution, acquisition, and development of print and online media-compiling articles from more than 450 information specialists on topics including program planning in the digital era, recruitment, information management, advances in digital technology and encoding, intellectual property, and hardware, software, database selection and design, competitive intelligence, electronic records preservation, decision support systems, ethical issues in information, online library instruction, telecommuting, and digital library projects.

Collection Development in the Electronic Environment

Collection Development in the Electronic Environment Book
Author : Sul H Lee
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2000-04-20
ISBN : 9780789009647
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Learn to allocate scarce library resources to meet learning, research, and service goals! How can you buy more books and journals with less money, while also installing the latest software and hardware, paying staff to train faculty and students in its use, offering the new round-the-clock information services users demand, and redefining the traditional collection-centered model of the library? It sounds impossible, but these are the conflicting imperatives every collections librarian faces at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Collection Development in the Electronic Environment offers solid, practical advice from the experience of other librarians who have met the same challenges, as well as useful information from vendors. Based on the conference Collection Development in the Electronic Environment: Shifting Priorities, this informative book suggests proven, effective strategies to deal with a librarian's most pressing problems. One case study shows how Iowa State University turned a cutback in journals into a new vision of what the library should be, involving a broad-based committee in the project. Other chapters discuss the specifics of budgeting for the unpredictable pricing of electronic materials, the increased demands on library staff, and the challenges of maintaining dual libraries--the electronic and the paper-based--both facing expensive issues of preservation. Collection Development in the Electronic Environment offers help and advice on the most complex and difficult issues librarians confront: planning changes in library structure, function, and activities building new models for collection development identifying and fulfilling the needs of scholars in various disciplines redefining staff roles and responsibilities setting priorities in journal purchases using electronic innovations to enhance collection development dealing with copyright, fair use, and intellectual property in electronic formats Through case studies and firsthand experiences, Collection Development in the Electronic Environment provides you with the fresh ideas and proven strategies you need to guide your library into the electronic era.

World s Leading National Public Monastery and Royal Library Directors

World   s Leading National  Public  Monastery and Royal Library Directors Book
Author : Patrick Lo,Allan Cho,Dickson K.W. Chiu
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2017-09-25
ISBN : 3110533340
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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General directors who have all made their marks in the field of librarianship report from a variety of perspectives, including economic, social, educational, cultural developmental, and political. This information could increase the understanding of the managerial decisions, and other factors that affect the decisions and determine the library’s overall policy and operations.

The Academic Library Director

The Academic Library Director Book
Author : Frank Dandraia
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-08-21
ISBN : 1134755112
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Academic Library Director: Reflections on a Position in Transition addresses the changing nature of work and the new demands being placed on academic library directors. The authors’broad range of professional experience offers you unique insight on a management position that is truly in transition. Get inside seasoned professionals’heads to save time, effort, and money for yourself and your library. See what these experienced directors did right . . . and learn from their mistakes. The Academic Library Director is the resource that: Considers the challenges of leading an academic library through the transition period between permanent directors; lists the challenges met by interim directors and presents their advice for succeeding in this difficult role. Studies the career paths for academic library directors based on a survey of 21 library directors across the country, with a focus on factors such as gender, education, age, tenure, professional experience, and internal vs. external candidates. Identifies critical criteria for recruiting library leaders for the 21st century. Should your library hire a manager or a leader? Provides a unique, non-librarian perspective on the establishment of a newly configured position of Vice Provost for Information and Dean of University Libraries at a large university. Discusses the perceptions recently appointed academic library directors have about collegiate life vis à vis the realities they’ve encountered since assuming their positions. Shows how a library can thrive in a not-for-profit culture by embracing for-profit principles. The Academic Library Director: Reflections on a Position in Transition will help prepare you and your library for the only sure thing in the future--change. Successful library directors will be the ones who can recognize and thrive on the “management of change.” Unsuccessful directors will find themselves unable to adapt. Use this book to ensure your library comes out on the right side of the line.

The Savvy Academic Librarian s Guide to Technological Innovation

The Savvy Academic Librarian s Guide to Technological Innovation Book
Author : Cinthya Ippoliti
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2018-06-01
ISBN : 1538103079
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides detailed plans for purposefully integrating technology into the academic environment by utilizing examples from a variety of institutions. Included case studies and further readings provide everything needed to create, grow, and sustain a holistic plan for integrating technology within the academic library setting.

Leadership in Academic Libraries Today

Leadership in Academic Libraries Today Book
Author : Bradford Lee Eden,Jody Condit Fagan
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2014-03-14
ISBN : 1442232609
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book connects leadership theories to academic libraries through case studies, analysis of survey results, and action research. By providing library examples of concepts such as transformational leadership, leadership frames, and other theories, the book breaks new ground in helping the profession develop a vision for its future leadership based on existing theory and current practice.

Technology Centered Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations

Technology Centered Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations Book
Author : Doherty, Brian
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2016-06-09
ISBN : 1522503242
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In order to meet the needs of a changing and demanding society, many academic institutions face great competition for highly coveted, yet dwindling, resources. Traditionally, libraries were a centralized focus on any campus; however, these facilities are now facing budget cuts and decreased resources, forcing them to seek out the necessary partnerships to obtain the support needed to continue to provide services to students and staff. Technology-Centered Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations examines cooperation efforts employed by librarians, allowing them to provide more services and resources to their patrons with an emphasis on the digital tools and resources being used in such collaborations. Featuring research on various types of partnerships and institutional relationships, as well as the overall benefits of these collaborations, this publication is an essential reference source for librarians, researchers, academic administrators, advanced-level students, and information technology professionals.

Academic Library Impact

Academic Library Impact Book
Author : Lynn Silipigni Connaway,William Harvey (Software engineer),Vanessa Kitzie,Stephanie Mikitish
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 9780838989760
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Best practices developed by the profession in capturing and emphasizing academic libraries' contributions to student learning, success, and experience.