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The Library in the Twenty first Century

The Library in the Twenty first Century Book
Author : Peter Brophy
Publisher : Facet Publishing
Release : 2007
ISBN : 1856046060
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Social, cultural and technological developments are revolutionizing library services. The way ahead for the profession is now generally seen as a practical blend of traditional and electronic materials with integrated support services which fit seamlessly into users' normal ways of working. This is leading to a fundamental rethinking of the role of the library in society. Drawing on the author's recent research, this timely second edition of The Library in the Twenty-first Century offers a clear new model of how traditional and electronic sources can co-exist in the library of the future, building on the previous work by focusing on the library as a vehicle for encouraging creativity as well as a provider of information resources. It is now commonplace that libraries have a major role to play as expert intermediaries, helping users to gain access to the tools needed for effective acquisition and use of information, within the broader context of the networked information world. But it is beginning to be recognized that they still have a profounder role within their communities, and this book emphasizes that beyond the intermediary role is the vital requirement to promote understanding and engagement. Written by one of our most experienced librarians and drawing on a range of international research and development experience, this authoritative work offers the following topics: libraries in the modern world the view from the sectors cross-sectoral models the profession's view digital libraries what is a good library? linking users to resources beyond the intermediary the library user the information universe. Readership: This incisive text, supported by an extensive glossary and bibliography, proposes a practical agenda of issues for the information profession to tackle, and is essential reading for both established library practitioners and LIS students, as well as for library managers and administrators across all sectors.

Libraries in the Twenty First Century

Libraries in the Twenty First Century Book
Author : Stuart J. Ferguson
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2007-05-31
ISBN : 1780632819
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Libraries in the Twenty-First Century brings together library educators and practitioners to provide a scholarly yet accessible overview of library and information management and the challenges that the twenty-first century offers the information profession. The papers in this collection illustrate the changing nature of the library as it evolves into its twenty-first century manifestation. The national libraries of Australia and New Zealand, for instance, have harnessed information and communication technologies to create institutions that are far more national, even democratic, in terms of delivery of service and sheer presence than their print-based predecessors. Aimed at practitioners and students alike, this publication covers specific types of library and information agencies, discusses specific aspects of library and information management and places developments in library and information services in a number of broad contexts: socio-economic, ethico-legal, historical and educational.

Expectations of Librarians in the 21st Century

Expectations of Librarians in the 21st Century Book
Author : Karl Bridges
Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780313322945
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This collection of 50 essays elucidates the many facets of modern librarianship and what is expected of today's librarians.

The New Public Library

The New Public Library Book
Author : R. Thomas Hille
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-12-07
ISBN : 0429831412
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The New Public Library is an in-depth design study of an exemplary collection of recent public libraries, and the historical precedents that have informed and inspired their development. An introductory overview presents seven critical themes that characterize public library design, past and present, highlighting the expressive architectural potential of this unique and important building type. A survey of over 40 historically significant libraries traces the development of the building type over time, with a primary focus on precedents from the US and northern Europe, where the modern public library originated, and its design has been most comprehensively developed. A selection of nearly 50 contemporary projects from the past 30 years focuses on the most current developments in public library design, with a diverse and varied collection of work by over 35 regional, national, and international design firms. Highly visual in its presentation, the study includes 885 color photographs and illustrations, and 195 scale drawings.

Library Services for Adults in the 21st Century

Library Services for Adults in the 21st Century Book
Author : Elsie Okobi
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2013-12-28
ISBN : 1610696182
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Public librarians are directly responsible for providing a large proportion of the American population with access to the Internet and guidance in obtaining important government information. Effectively servicing today's adult library users is already a pressing need, and will only become a larger priority as the nation's population ages. Library Services for Adults in the 21st Century is for library science students interested in working with adults in public libraries. As the first text dedicated to adult library services to be published since 1991, this title has been sorely needed and much anticipated. This book will provide a model for training public librarians for the specific challenges of providing adult services. Part I provides a survey of the history and development of Adult services. Part II addresses planning and tools for service development. Part III examines the different types of services for adults and best practices, while Part IV presents training methods.

Law Librarianship in the Twenty First Century

Law Librarianship in the Twenty First Century Book
Author : Roy Balleste,Lisa Smith-Butler,Sonia Luna-Lamas
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Release : 2013-11-21
ISBN : 0810892332
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Law Librarianship in the 21st Century, a text for library and information science courses on law librarianship, introduces students to the rapidly evolving world of law librarianship. With no prior knowledge of the law required, students using this book will find practical answers to such questions as: What is law librarianship? How do you become a law librarian? How does law librarianship interrelate with the legal world? Individual chapters provide a concise treatment of such specialized topics as the history of law librarianship, international law, and government documents. Standard topics are dealt with as they apply to the law library, including collection development, public services, technical processing, administration, technology, and consortia. The textbook also includes an explanation of the common acronyms and special terminology needed to work in a law library. This new edition updates the text throughout and adds two new chapters.

Library Statistics for the Twenty first Century World

Library Statistics for the Twenty first Century World Book
Author : Michael Heaney
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Release : 2009
ISBN : 359822043X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How can we measure the contribution which libraries make to society in the age of the internet? The existing international library statistics were developed nearly forty years ago and do not reflect library activity today. An international collaboration between IFLA, the UNESCO Institute of Statistics and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed standards for new library indicators for the twenty-first century. These conference papers present the first results using the new statistics, and look forward to the next steps. The conference also highlights a variety of other initiatives and developments in the fields of library statistics, benchmarking and indicators.

New Frontiers for Youth Development in the Twenty First Century

New Frontiers for Youth Development in the Twenty First Century Book
Author : Melvin Delgado
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2002-06-26
ISBN : 0231504632
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Practical guide and theoretical manifesto, New Frontiers for Youth Development is a vital roadmap to the problems and prospects of youth development programs today and in the future. In response to an unprecedented array of challenges, policy makers and care providers in the field of youth dvevelopment have begun to expand the field both practically and conceptually. This expansion has thus far outstripped comprehensive analysis of the issues it raises, among them the important matter of establishing common standards of legitimacy and competence for practitioners. New Frontiers for Youth Development is an overview of the field designed to foster a better understanding of the multifaceted aspects and inherent tensions of youth development. Melvin Delgado outlines the broad social forces that affect youth, particularly at-risk or marginalized youth, and the programs designed to address their needs. He stresses the importance of a contextualized approach that avoids rigid standardization and is attuned to the many factors that shape a child's development: cognitive, emotional, physical, moral, social, and spiritual. The key characteristic of youth development in the twenty-first century, Delgado suggests, is the participation of young people as practitioners themselves. Youth must be seen as assets as well as clients, incorporated into the educational process in ways that build character, maturity, and self-confidence.

Developing Library Staff for the 21st Century

Developing Library Staff for the 21st Century Book
Author : Maureen Sullivan
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9781560243892
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Developing Library Staff for the 21st Century presents a variety of insightful perspectives on how proper human resources management strategies can provide library staff members at all levels with the skills needed for libraries of the future. The shift of the concept of management from control to development means that library administrators must adapt to a more inclusive definition of the human resources field. In addition to such administration activities as recruitment, wage and payroll management, and benefits, human resources management now encompasses all activities that promote greater job satisfaction and support the development of individuals within the context of the workplace. This valuable book examines some of the procedures that can help library managers identify the human resources in their organizations; design and implement programs, policies, and procedures to address these issues; and commit the necessary resources to support the full development of all library staff. These perceptive chapters present discussions of the general issues in human resource management and development. They suggest a variety of practical ideas for developing academic library staff at all levels in preparation for the twenty-first century. Academic libraries must be prepared to face unique challenges in the recruitment of talented, qualified individuals to the library profession, the provision of adequate pay for the level of knowledge and skill required by library work, and the very nature of library education. Developing Library Staff for the 21st Century presents a wealth of innovative ideas for reshaping library staff at both the organizational and staff level including: technological training for staff members a model of leadership development based on the library's organizational culture and level of maturity a "green movement" for librarianship that presents an action agenda for the creation of librarianship as a learning and self-renewing profession research findings about the role of the academic library director and some specific areas that need development the changing role of library assistants and the steps libraries need to take to attract, retain, and develop support staff practical experiences with the implementation of innovative human resource programs at Yale University and the University of California, San Diego Administrators, managers, librarians, and staff members will become better prepared for the future with a broad understanding of the various models, approaches, and specific actions described in this book. By making important human resources management changes now, academic libraries will successfully adapt to meet the administrative challenges of the 21st century.

Computer Networking and Scholarly Communication in the Twenty First Century University

Computer Networking and Scholarly Communication in the Twenty First Century University Book
Author : Teresa M. Harrison,Timothy Stephen
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 1996-04-04
ISBN : 9780791428542
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores the various ways in which computer networking, and more specifically the Internet, is changing the practices, the structure, and the products of academic scholarship. It considers research, teaching, and dissemination of knowledge across a range of disciplines in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences in order to identify particular uses of networking that will come to constitute the academic world of the future. The contributors consider such themes as how networking and particular software environments can be used to support inquiry within research specialties and how scholars in diverse disciplines respond to the availability of new networked channels of scholarly communication. In the context of education, they argue that networking can reconfigure the process of learning, encompassing new audiences, new relationships with teachers, and new learning skills adapted for the network environment. The products of such new configurations are also discussed. The future of electronic journal publication is considered by innovators who have designed some of the first experiments in refereed electronic journal publication. Finally, the new responsibilities and roles of the academic library and academic publishers in a networked environment are debated.

Ethics and Electronic Information in the Twenty first Century

Ethics and Electronic Information in the Twenty first Century Book
Author : G. T. Mendina
Publisher : Purdue University Press
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9781557531384
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"These essays address a broad range of questions that law and regulation can never resolve. Although they disagree on specific points, they are unified in promoting an enhanced level of consciousness and appreciation of the ethical issues in information technology."--BOOK JACKET. "Ethics and Electronic Information in the Twenty-First Century is recommended for policymakers, librarians, scholars, and all those interested in understanding life in the information age."--BOOK JACKET.

Higher Education Handbook of Theory and Research

Higher Education  Handbook of Theory and Research Book
Author : John C. Smart
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-04-28
ISBN : 9789048185986
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor, and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic. The Handbook focuses on twelve general areas that encompass the salient dimensions of scholarly and policy inquiries undertaken in the international higher education community. The series is fortunate to have attracted annual contributions from distinguished scholars throughout the world.

Librarianship and Human Rights

Librarianship and Human Rights Book
Author : Toni Samek,Kenneth D. Gariepy
Publisher : Chandos Publishing
Release : 2007-02-14
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Uniquely written from the library and information professional's perspective, this book brings together a number of important international human rights conflicts in which libraries play an important role. This book's approach to library and information work is grounded in practical, critical social action, and it challenges the notion that libraries should remain neutral in the context of war, revolution, and social change.

Evaluating the Twenty First Century Library

Evaluating the Twenty First Century Library Book
Author : Donald L. DeWitt
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-31
ISBN : 1317951786
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explore the ARL’s initiatives for identifying, formulating, and testing new criteria for evaluating academic libraries in the digital age! The proliferation of electronic information resources in the past decade has changed the ways in which research libraries evaluate their service and holdings. This collection of articles (thirteen of which previously appeared in ARL’s bimonthly newsletter/report on research issues and actions) examines new measures for library evaluation that are being developed by the Association of Research Libraries. It presents an overview of how the Association of Research Libraries’ “new measures” initiative developed, plus insightful reports on the details of the SERVQUAL, LibQUAL+, and E-metrics projects. Handy flow charts and tables make the information easily accessible and understandable. From the editor: “The profound changes in library management and collection development brought about by digital technology in the closing decade of the twentieth century have changed the way we think about libraries. If we were to ask librarians who have been in the profession for more than a decade how they evaluated a library, we probably would hear statistics about the number of volumes held and added annually, the number of serial subscriptions, how much money a library has to spend, and how many professionals are on staff. These are the traditional criteria by which libraries have been judged throughout much of the twentieth century. Newer librarians, however, especially those who entered the profession in the late 1980s and 1990s, use a different yardstick and frequently recite different statistics that include terms such as user satisfaction, spending on electronic resources and services, document delivery services, numbers of databases and electronic journals available, and services provided to distance learners.” In Evaluating the Twenty-First Century Library, you’ll find valuable information on: current performance measures for academic libraries the continuing search for accurate new performance measures the uses of learning outcomes assessment SERVQUAL, LibQUAL+, and the ARL LibQUAL+ Pilot Project the results of the 2000 Symposium on Measuring Library Service Quality the uses of E-metrics in assessing the academic networked environment and accurately measuring use, users, services, resources, and other factors an insightful discussion of the rise in spending on electronic information by research libraries

Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century

Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century Book
Author : David A. Tyckoson,John G. Dove
Publisher :
Release : 2014
ISBN : 1612493653
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reference service, the idea that librarians provide direct assistance to users, has been a central function of libraries for over a century. Today's libraries are even more complex and intimidating to new users than libraries of the past, and the technical and social contexts in which users experience their library's resources add to this complexity. The availability of a friendly librarian who helps users find materials, search for information on a topic, interpret citations, identify quality information, and format bibliographies has become a standard component of what libraries do. However, changes in technologies, economics, and user populations are causing many libraries to question the need and function of traditional reference services.This book examines how library services meet user needs in the twenty-first century. Many libraries are asking key questions about reference services, such as: Should librarians be on call waiting for users or out in the community promoting the library? Should we assign staff to help users one-on-one or is it more effective to assign them to build and use tools to teach users how to find and evaluate information? Will we continue to purchase commercial reference sources or just use Wikipedia and other free resources on the web? With the proliferation of information available today, how can we help users evaluate search results and select the best resources that they can find? And how do we evaluate the effectiveness of reference services?Through contributions from the leading scholars and practitioners in the field, this volume addresses such issues and how they affect practices in public and academic libraries. In addition, it presents perspectives from the publishing community and the creators of discovery tools. Each section is enhanced by short case studies that highlight real-world practices and experiences.

Transforming Medical Library Staff for the Twenty First Century

Transforming Medical Library Staff for the Twenty First Century Book
Author : Melanie J. Norton,Nathan Rupp
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2017-12-20
ISBN : 1442272201
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Transforming Medical Library Staff for the Twenty-First Century focuses on how the medical library can redeploy its staff to support these new services through actively engaging and empowering them in the process. It shares best practices in developing and motivating staff to accept and welcome the changing priorities of medical libraries.