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Front Line Librarianship

Front Line Librarianship Book
Author : Guy Robertson
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2018-11-28
ISBN : 0081027788
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Front-Line Librarianship: Life on the Job for Librarians presents a diverse range of observations, viewpoints and useful commentary on the current workplace experiences of librarians and their associates. The book's author presents an unrivalled portrait of front-line librarianship that is based upon his unique experience and voice. Chapters consider workplace matters, the fate of hardcopy books, speechmaking at conferences, the effects of recessions on libraries, continuing education, and corporate gift-giving programs. This book will make an excellent and useful addition to library collections in library science. Tells stories and presents interviews, bringing color and texture to library experience Shows librarianship from the perspective of a long-term practitioner Gives different approaches to a great range of real-life workplace issues

21st Century Access Services

21st Century Access Services Book
Author : Michael J. Krasulski (Jr.),Trevor A. Dawes
Publisher : Association of College & Research Libraries
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9780838986677
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download 21st Century Access Services book written by Michael J. Krasulski (Jr.),Trevor A. Dawes, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Twenty first Century Access Services

Twenty first Century Access Services Book
Author : Michael J. Krasulski (Jr.),Trevor A. Dawes
Publisher : Assoc of College and Research
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9780838986660
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Access services departments in academic libraries are literally and metaphorically at the front line of 21st century academic librarianship and in both tangible and intangible ways these departments, with their circulation desk roots, are making great strides to facilitate access in an ever changing higher education landscape. Access services departments are expanding their portfolios to include electronic reserves (e-reserves), increased cooperative and shared services, facilities management, assessment initiatives, e-book lending initiatives, and copyright management. The ten chapters in this book highlight these expanded roles and discuss the role these services will continue to play in the success of the library, as well as place these services in the context of supporting the academic mission of the institutions of which the libraries are a part. This volume also fills a major void in the professional literature. This work will be useful to access services practitioners in all types of academic libraries, and to library and information science graduate students and faculty. -- From publisher's website.

Leading Professional Development Growing Librarians for the Digital Age

Leading Professional Development  Growing Librarians for the Digital Age Book
Author : Mary H. Moen,Sarah A. Buchanan
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2020-11-30
ISBN : 1440869103
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book shows how LIS schools and professional organizations can help information professionals to continue their education after finishing formal programs to keep up with the growing demands of the field. As technology rapidly advances, the need for continuing education increases at an accelerating rate. Within 10–12 years of completing formal education, most information professionals' knowledge and skills become out of date, leaving them only half as able to meet the new demands of the profession. Additionally, the increase in online education programs for LIS students can limit their connection with practicing professionals and, in some locations, their engagement with diverse populations. LIS schools and professional development organizations, however, can support professional development in new and exciting ways. Readers will learn how faculty in LIS schools are innovating their courses and providing continuing education experiences. Taking advantage of the benefits of online, digital, and experiential learning projects, they are creating meaningful, collaborative learning opportunities between students and practitioners in the field. The book also addresses how social media tools can help online students experience interactive community learning and network within the profession before they start their positions. Explains how LIS schools can provide collaborative professional learning opportunities through online and experiential programs Introduces readers to the profession and the diversity of the clientele they will serve, referring to successful programs as models Highlights benefits and examples of international study programs Helps strengthen partnerships between LIS schools and the professional community Offers guidance for planning professional development events

The Heart of Librarianship

The Heart of Librarianship Book
Author : Michael Stephens
Publisher : American Library Association
Release : 2016-08-26
ISBN : 0838914543
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“While full of tales of innovation, ideas that challenge our practice, and a regular dose of critical thinking, these pages are likewise full of humanism and heart.” Brian Kenney, Director at White Plains Public Library (NY); from the Foreword Adaptation to change that’s based on thoughtful planning and grounded in the mission of libraries: it’s a model that respected LIS thinker and educator Michael Stephens terms “hyperlinked librarianship.” And the result, for librarians in leadership positions as well as those working on the front lines, is flexible librarianship that’s able to stay closely aligned with the needs and wants of library users. In this collection of essays from his “Office Hours” columns in Library Journal, Stephens explores the issues and emerging trends that are transforming the profession. Among the topics he discusses are: the importance of accessible, welcoming, and responsive library environments that invite open and equitable participation, and which factors are preventing many libraries from ramping up community engagement and user-focused services;challenges, developments, and emerging opportunities in the field, including new ways to reach users and harness curiosity;considerations for prospective librarians, from knowing what you want out of the profession to learning how to aim for it;why LIS curriculum and teaching styles need to evolve;mentoring and collaboration; andthe concept of the library as classroom, a participatory space to experiment with new professional roles, new technologies, and new ways of interacting with patrons.Bringing together ideas for practice, supporting evidence from recent research, and insights into what lies ahead, this book will inform and inspire librarians of all types.

Electronic Resources Librarianship

Electronic Resources Librarianship Book
Author : Holly Talbott,Ashley Zmau
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2018-08-31
ISBN : 1538107317
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Electronic Resources Librarianship is a guide that will steer librarians through the intricacies of the daily e-resource grind while giving them the tools to handle even the most complex challenges. The book discusses project planning in an environment of continuous change, as well as advice on passing newly acquired e-resource knowledge to others.

Librarianship and Human Rights

Librarianship and Human Rights Book
Author : Toni Samek
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2014-07-21
ISBN : 1780631030
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, the reader will encounter a myriad of urgent library and information voices reflecting contemporary local, national, and transnational calls to action on conflicts generated by failures to acknowledge human rights, by struggles for recognition and representation, by social exclusion, and the library institution’s role therein. These voices infuse library and information work worldwide into social movements and the global discourse of human rights, they depict library and information workers as political actors, they offer some new possibilities for strategies of resistance, and they challenge networks of control. This book’s approach to library and information work is grounded in practical, critical, and emancipatory terms; social action is a central pattern. This book is conceived as a direct challenge to the notion of library neutrality, especially in the present context of war, revolution, and social change. This book, for example, locates library and information workers as participants and interventionists in social conflicts. The strategies for social action worldwide documented in this book were selected because of their connection to elements of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) that relate particularly to core library values, information ethics, and global information justice. The first monograph of its kind Locates librarianship front and centre in knowledge societies Mainstreams critical librarianship

Contexts for Assessment and Outcome Evaluation in Librarianship

Contexts for Assessment and Outcome Evaluation in Librarianship Book
Author : Anne Woodsworth,W. David Penniman
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
Release : 2012-09-05
ISBN : 1781900604
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This themed volume focuses not on the how of undertaking assessment and outcome evaluations, but rather on their successes and failures in various contexts in which these tools have been and will be used.

Introduction to Public Librarianship Third Edition

Introduction to Public Librarianship  Third Edition Book
Author : Kathleen de la Pena McCook,Jenny S. Bossaller,Felton Thomas Jr.
Publisher : American Library Association
Release : 2018-12-18
ISBN : 083891506X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Put simply, there is no text about public librarianship more rigorous or comprehensive than McCook's survey. Now, the REFORMA Lifetime Achievement Award-winning author has teamed up with noted public library scholar and advocate Bossaller to update and expand her work to incorporate the field's renewed emphasis on outcomes and transformation. This "essential tool" (Library Journal) remains the definitive handbook on this branch of the profession. It covers every aspect of the public library, from its earliest history through its current incarnation on the cutting edge of the information environment, including statistics, standards, planning, evaluations, and results;legal issues, funding, and politics;organization, administration, and staffing;all aspects of library technology, from structure and infrastructure to websites and makerspaces;adult services, youth services, and children's services;associations, state library agencies, and other professional organizations;global perspectives on public libraries; andadvocacy, outreach, and human rights. Exhaustively researched and expansive in its scope, this benchmark text continues to serve both LIS students and working professionals.

Examining the Emotional Dimensions of Academic Librarianship Emerging Research and Opportunities

Examining the Emotional Dimensions of Academic Librarianship  Emerging Research and Opportunities Book
Author : Lowe, Megan,Reno, Lindsey M.
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2017-09-13
ISBN : 1522537627
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Longevity and sustainability in a career field is dependent upon a number of factors. Evaluating the mental and emotional issues that academic librarians face can provide solutions to combat the burnout this field is facing in the wake of so many large-scale industry changes. Examining the Emotional Dimensions of Academic Librarianship: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential scholarly resource that offers detailed discussion on the latest crises and challenges for librarians and supplies innovative solutions to these issues. Highlighting relevant topics such as emotional exhaustion, research agendas, and deselection, this publication is an ideal resource for librarians, academicians, students, and researchers who have an interest in the mental and emotional landscape of modern library environments.

Librarianship and Information Work Worldwide 2000

Librarianship and Information Work Worldwide 2000 Book
Author : Maurice Line,Graham Mackenzie,Paul Sturges
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2017-06-12
ISBN : 3110966921
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Librarianship and Information Work Worldwide 2000 book written by Maurice Line,Graham Mackenzie,Paul Sturges, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Integration in the Library Organization

Integration in the Library Organization Book
Author : Christine E Thompson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-02-28
ISBN : 1317957172
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bring technical and public services together to create a more user-friendly library! Written for public and technical services librarians, this vital book examines the changes in the profession that have contributed to the integration of the two services. It explores the responsibilities of public and technical services, the effect of dualism on libraries and the profession, and management concerns in this overlapping environment. With case studies and insightful predictions for the future, Integration in the Library Organization discusses the changes in the profession that have contributed to the integration of the two services. This book fills a gap in the available information about team management and the blurring of public/technical services lines in libraries. Integration in the Library Organization shows you how to create an environment of full staff cooperation within your library and provides examples of ways that other libraries have accomplished this. Here you'll discover management techniques to use in such an overlapping environment. Integration in the Library Organization discusses: the false dualism of technical services vs. public services working as partners in a team-based environment tailoring library positions to match individual skills outsourcing in Hawaii satellite cataloging operations and nonprint backlogs . . . and much more! Integration in the Library Organization will provide you with the insight you need to help your library balance and integrate technical and public services and improve the capability of your library to offer patrons quality services and large amounts of information.

Recruiting Training and Retention of Science and Technology Librarians

Recruiting  Training  and Retention of Science and Technology Librarians Book
Author : Patricia A. Kreitz,JoAnn DeVries
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-04-03
ISBN : 1136457437
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since the 1950s there has been a persistent shortage of sci-tech librarians, and as more librarians retire or change positions, the prospect looms that the profession will only depopulate further. Tackling this difficult challenge, Recruiting, Training, and Retention of Science and Technology Librarians gathers together into one source the perspectives of top library administrators and managers as well as front-line librarians who present the latest research and practical strategies to find, train, and keep those valuable specialized professionals. This book explores in depth timely issues and presents creative perspectives and innovative solutions to this persistent problem in subject-specialized libraries. As the baby-boom generation of science and technology librarians begins to retire, training and keeping sci-tech librarians will become even more crucial. Recruiting, Training, and Retention of Science and Technology Librarians discusses the “replacement gap” problem in libraries, including who should be recruited, how they should be trained, and how to retain them once hired. Several authors address the field’s long-standing specialist vs. generalist debate, bringing new data and experience-driven perspectives to this challenging issue. Topics in Recruiting, Training, and Retention of Science and Technology Librarians include: updating the cultural image of librarians to make the profession more appealing a comprehensive literature review how to cultivate candidates who are dedicated to service and love research and learning practical approaches to improve the visibility and attractiveness of science librarianship the skills and support needed to become a successful science librarian an innovative program to recruit undergraduates an in-depth survey of practicing science and technology librarians the challenges of science librarianship in Africa library and information science educators as recruiters for sci-tech librarians creative strategies to recruit and retain librarians adapting aspects of first-year student retention programs as a model for library retention programs how professional competencies can be used for recruitment, training, and retention and more Recruiting, Training, and Retention of Science and Technology Librarians is a timely, important resource for college and university administrators, and public, special, academic, and government librarians.

Spanning the Theory practice Divide in Library and Information Science

Spanning the Theory practice Divide in Library and Information Science Book
Author : William A. Crowley,Bill Crowley
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780810851658
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reveals how practitioners, consultants, and faculty can derive theories from actual experience and use such theories in solving real world problems. Bill Crowley explores why theory, in particular theory developed by university and college faculty, is too little used in the off-campus world. The volume examines the importance of solving the theory irrelevance problem, and drawing on a broad spectrum of research and theoretical insights, it provides suggestions for overcoming the not-so-hidden secret of the academic world - why theory with little or no perceived relevance to off-campus environments can be absolutely essential to advancing faculty careers. It also addresses the implications for theory development of fundamental aspects of the American culture and economy, including: the American ambivalence towards intellectuals, the rise in the "theory-unfriendly" environments of for-profit educational institutions, and public demands for enhanced accountability.

Reference Reborn

Reference Reborn Book
Author : Diane Zabel
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2011
ISBN : 1591588286
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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More than 30 stellar authors have contributed to these up-to-date essays on public services librarianship, including timely topics such as new service configurations, the impact of e-resources in reference and collection development, and innovative outreach. * Over 30 contributors, including established experts and the next generation of leaders in reference and public services librarianship * A subject index guides readers to topics of interest

Responsible Librarianship

Responsible Librarianship Book
Author : David Bade
Publisher : Library Juice Press, LLC
Release : 2010-02
ISBN : 1936117258
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The three papers in this volume were written in the wake of a single policy decision at the Library of Congress: the decision to cease the practice of distinguishing and collating series through the use of distinctive headings maintained in an authority file. These papers examine library policies and organizational structures in light of the literature of ergonomics, high reliability organizations, joint cognitive systems and integrational linguistics. Bade argues that many policies and structures have been designed and implemented on the basis of assumptions about technical possibilities, ignoring entirely the political dimensions of local determination of goals and purposes as well as the lessons from ergonomics, such as the recognition that people are the primary agents of reliability in all technical systems. Looking at various policies for metadata creation and the results of those policies forces the question: is there a responsible human being behind the library web site and catalog, or have we abandoned the responsibilities of thinking and judgment in favor of procedures, algorithms and machines?

Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship

Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship Book
Author : M. Sandra Wood
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-01-11
ISBN : 1136614370
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Get the foundational knowledge about health sciences librarianship. The general term “health sciences libraries” covers a wide range of areas beyond medical libraries, such as biomedical, nursing, allied health, pharmacy, and others. Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship provides a sound foundation to all aspects of these types of libraries to students and librarians new to the field. This helpful guide provides a helpful overview of the health care environment, technical services, public services, management issues, academic health sciences, hospital libraries, health informatics, evidence-based practice, and more. This text provides crucial information every beginning and practicing health sciences librarian needs—all in one volume. Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship presents some of the most respected librarians and educators in the field, each discussing important aspects of librarianship, including technical services, public services, administration, special services, and special collections. This comprehensive volume provides all types of librarians with helpful general, practical, and theoretical knowledge about this profession. The book’s unique "A Day in the Life of . . . " feature describes typical days of health sciences librarians working in special areas such as reference or consumer health, and offers anyone new to the field a revealing look at what a regular workday is like. The text is packed with useful figures, screen captures, tables, and references. Topics discussed in Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship include: overview of health sciences libraries health environment collection development of journals, books, and electronic resources organization of health information access services information services and information retrieval information literacy health informatics management of academic health sciences libraries management and issues in hospital libraries library space planning specialized services Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship provides essential information for health sciences librarians, medical librarians, beginning and intermediate level health sciences/medical librarians, and any health sciences librarian wishing to review the field. This crucial volume belongs in every academic health sciences library, hospital library, specialized health library, biomedical library, and academic library.

Partnerships and New Roles in the 21st Century Academic Library

Partnerships and New Roles in the 21st Century Academic Library Book
Author : Bradford Lee Eden
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2015-09-18
ISBN : 1442255412
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The fifth volume in this series focuses on partnerships and new roles for libraries in the 21st century. It includes such topics as consulting, coaching, and assessment partnerships, university commercialization, adult student support, librarian-faculty partnerships, creating and staffing the information commons, MOOCs, embedding librarians, and digital badging,

British Librarianship and Information Science

British Librarianship and Information Science Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1971
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Open Access and its Practical Impact on the Work of Academic Librarians

Open Access and its Practical Impact on the Work of Academic Librarians Book
Author : Laura Bowering Mullen
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2009-12-30
ISBN : 1780630220
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is aimed at the practicing academic librarian, especially those working on the ‘front lines’ of reference, instruction, collection development, and other capacities that involve dealing directly with library patrons in a time of changing scholarly communication paradigms. The book looks at open access from the perspective of a practicing academic librarian and challenges fellow librarians to continue the dialogue about how the movement might be affecting day-to-day library work and the future of academic libraries. Written by a practicing academic librarian with many years experience in reference, as well as in collection development and faculty liaison roles Written with the “front-line academic librarian in mind from a practical point of view Contains numerous references to refer the reader to many open access resources; includes extensive footnotes for further reading