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Presentations for Librarians

Presentations for Librarians Book
Author : Lee Hilyer
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2008-01-31
ISBN : 1780631227
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Recent research on learning from multimedia presentations has indicated that the current way many people prepare their slide presentations may actually hinder learning. Considering the ubiquity of the PowerPoint presentation in business and in education, presenters should be concerned whether or not their audience members are effectively receiving the information they wish to impart. This issue is of special import for librarians who teach, as they often must convey complex information in a very limited amount of time. Combining the best evidence on multimedia learning with real-world practical guidelines, this book aims to provide novice and expert presenters alike with the tools they need to ensure an effective, learner-centred presentation. Presents guidelines and techniques based on evidence from the research literature Provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the relevant learning and instructional design theories behind effective, learner-centred presentations Covers techniques for Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote and Star Office Impress

Public Speaking Handbook for Librarians and Information Professionals

Public Speaking Handbook for Librarians and Information Professionals Book
Author : Sarah R. Statz
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2010-07-27
ISBN : 9780786484362
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Now more than ever, librarians need good communication skills. They are no longer unseen collectors, classifiers, and cultural guardians. Information professionals are doing more public speaking at conferences, in meetings, classes, book talks and countless other situations, but many of them dislike, even fear, the thought of getting up in front of a group of people and giving a presentation. Librarians and other information professionals can find in this work help in overcoming their hesitation. Part one offers basic principles for better speech preparation and delivery, discussing such topics as the importance of good listening skills to being a good speaker, doing the necessary research beforehand, applying organizational skills to a presentation, engaging an audience, practicing a presentation before actually giving it, and putting oneself at ease, among others. Part Two discusses the specific situations in which librarians often have to communicate, including interviews, interpersonal communication, library instruction, meetings and presentations to large groups.

The Librarian Stereotype

The Librarian Stereotype Book
Author : Nicole Pagowsky,Miriam E. Rigby
Publisher : Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Associat
Release : 2014-06
ISBN : 9780838987049
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book serves as a response to passionate discussions regarding how librarians are perceived. Through twelve chapters, the book reignites an examination of librarian presentation within the field and in the public eye, employing theories and methodologies from throughout the social sciences. The ultimate goal of this volume is to launch productive discourse and inspire action in order to further the positive impact of the information professions. Through deconstructing the perceived truths of our profession and employing a critical eye, we can work towards improved status, increased diversity, and greater acceptance of each other

Creativity for Library Career Advancement

Creativity for Library Career Advancement Book
Author : Vera Gubnitskaia,Carol Smallwood
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2019-05-30
ISBN : 1476674019
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“An insightful collection…expertly organized and presented…an extraordinary, informative, comprehensive, and insightful contribution that is very highly recommended”—Midwest Book Review • “A fun, engaging, and resourceful manual with innovative ideas to spark any librarian’s imagination.”—Andrew Hart, reference librarian, Ohio BWC Library, Columbus, Ohio • “Want to know how to succeed in the library world, and enjoy it, read this anthology filled with ideas on incorporating creativity, with excellence in the profession.”—Nancy Richey, associate professor, Western Kentucky University • “A guidebook for new and growing librarians towards a spectacular profession in a madly diversified world.”—Hong Cheng, librarian, UCLA, and president of the Society for Chinese Studies Librarians • “Contains a great deal of advice for those who wish to step up and out in the profession, by utilizing their innate skills and interests!”—Larry Naukam, retired director of historical services, Rochester New York Public Library • “Provides wonderful examples of how finding creative outlets and solutions not only make us interesting people, but also great librarians.”—Corey Seeman, director, Kresge Library Services, University of Michigan • “Timely information for librarians during this era of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) and Makerspace movements.”—Linda Garrison, librarian, Canterbury School of Florida, Saint Petersburg, Florida • “Both practical and inspiring, the collection so is wide-ranging that every librarian can find something to spark new approaches to work.”—Kathrine C. Aydelott, MLIS, PhD, head of Research & Learning Services, University of New Hampshire “Creativity is just connecting things,” observed Steve Jobs. In today’s diverse, ever-changing job market, creativity is more necessary than ever. In a profession offering a broad range of job opportunities, librarians are surrounded by myriad connections to be made. They are trained to recognize them. This collection of new essays covers a wide spectrum of methods for cultivating creativity. Topics include learning through role-playing games, libraries as publishers, setting up and using makerspaces, developing in-house support for early-career staff, creating travelling exhibits, creative problem solving, and organizing no-cost conferences.

Librarians of Babel

Librarians of Babel Book
Author : Paola de Castro
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2009-01-30
ISBN : 1780630018
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A librarian’s main task is to acquire, organize, process, retrieve and disseminate information to all possible users, but also to communicate and develop professional skills in this field. This collection offers an introduction to the different challenges that librarians and information specialists are called upon to carry out in order to achieve effective communication through different media. The main elements of professional writing, conference or workshop organization power point presentations are outlined. Concise introduction to professional writing and conference organization Easily understood, even without background information Based on practical experience rather than on theories

Guidance for Librarians Transitioning to a New Environment

Guidance for Librarians Transitioning to a New Environment Book
Author : Tina Herman Buck,Sara Duff
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-10-13
ISBN : 1000195376
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Guidance for Librarians Transitioning to a New Environment offers practical advice for those hoping to transition into a different type or size of institution. Written by librarians who have successfully navigated such changes, the book encourages consideration of unexplored opportunities. Drawing on the authors’ own experiences, as well as surveys and interviews conducted with those working in different types of libraries, the book will provide librarians with a fi eld guide for surviving and thriving in their new environment. It will do so by making suggestions for how librarians can orient themselves to their new library, add context to their CV or résumé, get started with presenting and publishing, and manage culture shock and emotions. Each chapter will also provide the opportunity for the librarian to refl ect on relevant aspects of their own situation and move forward with the help of action items. Guidance for Librarians Transitioning to a New Environment is essential reading for librarians who are considering or in the process of making a career move, as well as those working on career planning. The book will also be helpful for library science school faculty and career counselors who are advising current students and library managers who want to help their new hires transition in the most effective way.

Library Assessment in Higher Education 2nd Edition

Library Assessment in Higher Education  2nd Edition Book
Author : Joseph R. Matthews
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2014-12-02
ISBN : 1610698185
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written specifically to address the library's role in education, this book provides guidance on performing assessment at academic institutions that will serve to improve teaching effectiveness and prove your library's impact on student learning outcomes—and thereby demonstrate your library's value. • Demonstrates the critical nature of assessment in academic libraries in the 21st century • Identifies and discusses in detail effective assessment practices in higher education • Explains why and how specific methods have been useful in determining the library's impact • Suggests methods to use to demonstrate your library's significant value in multiple areas • Identifies ways in which any library can get started with assessment in their library • Shows how libraries can demonstrate their support of the university's vision and mission

Science Librarianship at America s Liberal Arts Colleges

Science Librarianship at America s Liberal Arts Colleges Book
Author : Tony Stankus
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9781560243571
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Gain valuable insights into the smaller but more personalized work of liberal arts college science librarianship with these interesting and instructive stories. A striking number of outstanding scientists got their initial encouragement at small liberal arts colleges. Their success is due to both the efforts of their professors and the work of the liberal arts college science librarians who served them assiduously. In Science Librarianship at America's Liberal Arts Colleges, science librarians vividly describe the life and times of small liberal arts college science libraries and the workday life of librarians serving scientists from a main campus library. They describe their efforts to defend expensive science collections in the face of tight budgets, to singlehandedly monitor and select literature in all areas from astronomy through zoology, and to compete with the humanities and social studies for library shelf space. This unique volume is the first to publish prose studies of actual libraries and librarians and provide an intensely personal look at science librarianship at these institutions. The contributing librarians present a range of views on subjects including the historical motivation for their science libraries, physical descriptions of library layouts, statistics on holdings and purchasing trends for science materials, daily tasks and sense of mission concerning library patrons, use of new technology, and future directions for science libraries at small liberal arts colleges. Science Librarianship at America's Liberal Arts Colleges covers a variety of subjects of interest to science librarians at liberal arts colleges, directors of liberal arts college libraries, and library school graduate students. Some of the major topics discussed include: what working liberal arts college science librarians actually do each day how they sustain the enthusiasm of America's few science majors how they satisfy the library collections and services demands of faculty accustomed to and recruited from the large library facilities of such universities as Harvard or Stanford how they use their smaller collections to prepare students for the riches of a Johns Hopkins or Duke when students go on to medical school or graduate school why they choose the tensions and challenges of small liberal arts colleges over the better pay and recognition of larger universities and corporations how campus finances, politics, traditions, and geography play a role in establishing a separate science library how to weed, store, and move voluminous science collections how elite, small liberal arts schools are prioritizing budgets in an age of conversion from print sources to electronic access

Careers in Music Librarianship III

Careers in Music Librarianship III Book
Author : Susannah Cleveland,Joe C. Clark
Publisher : A-R Editions, Inc.
Release : 2014-01-01
ISBN : 9780895797872
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Music librarianship¿a profession that brings joy and satisfaction to many¿is subject to constant change that requires, in turn, continual adaptation from its practitioners so that they become comfortable with new technologies and formats, changing standards, and fresh approaches. Relevant and solid training and education are crucial to success in this field, but they alone are insufficient to guarantee placement or promotion. Recent economic shifts have created additional instability, leaving graduates from programs in librarianship sometimes unemployed and with little feedback about the quality of their experience and education while their employed counterparts likewise have little knowledge of their skills¿ relevance to the current job market. Knowledge of training, education, and current employer expectations for music librarians can help ease such concerns and pave the way for a successful career or career change. As with the two previous editions of Careers in Music Librarianship, this volume provides career resources and guidance for current and future librarians, as well as insights for mentors and educators working with these populations. With this volume, the contributors provide a selection of readings that can help people in and considering this profession to make realistic, informed, and strategic decisions about how to succeed in it. As the profession changes, so must the professionals within it, and everyone involved with music librarianship will benefit from the guidance offered in this exciting, new book.

Tapping into the Skills of 21st Century School Librarians

Tapping into the Skills of 21st Century School Librarians Book
Author : Audrey P. Church
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2015-12-28
ISBN : 1475818912
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Strong school librarians positively impact student learning, and principal support is key. This concise handbook provides an overview of the roles of the 21st-century school librarian—teacher, instructional partner, information specialist, instructional leader, and program administrator. A valuable and informative resource, it gives principals the information they need to know in order to utilize the library program and librarian to the fullest potential to contribute to the instructional program of the school.

Accentuate the Positive

Accentuate the Positive  Book
Author : Beth R. Bernhardt,Leah H. Hinds,Katina P. Strauch
Publisher : Purdue University Press
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0983404356
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Almost one hundred presentations from the 32nd annual Charleston Library Conference (held November 7-10, 2012) are included in this annual proceedings volume. Major themes of the meeting included alternative metrics for measuring impact, patron driven acquisition, Open Access monographs, the future of university presses, and techniques for minimising duplication and emphasising the unique in library collections. While the Charleston meeting remains a core one for acquisitions librarians in dialog with publishers and vendors, the breadth of coverage of this volume reflects the fact that this conference is now one of the major venues for leaders in the publishing and library communities to shape strategy and prepare for the future. Almost 1,500 delegates attended the 2012 meeting, ranging from the staff of small public library systems to the CEOs of major corporations. This fully indexed, copyedited volume provides a rich source for the latest evidence-based research and lessons from practice in a range of information science fields. The contributors are leaders in the library, publishing, and vendor communities.

Continuing Education for Librarians

Continuing Education for Librarians Book
Author : Carol Smallwood,,Kerol Harrod,Vera Gubnitskaia
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2013-02-12
ISBN : 0786468866
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"It is an exciting time to be a librarian. Advances in technology have allowed libraries to expand far beyond walls and lead the way in information delivery. This book offers a cornucopia of practical advice about how to acquire new skills as well as formal and informal credentials through all stages of a career"--Provided by publisher.

True Stories of Censorship Battles in America s Libraries

True Stories of Censorship Battles in America s Libraries Book
Author : Valerie Nye,Kathy Barco
Publisher : American Library Association
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0838911307
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Librarians present their stories of dealing with challenges to library materials. Their stories come from all types of libraries: school, academic, public, and special libraries.

Strategic Marketing for Libraries

Strategic Marketing for Libraries Book
Author : Elizabeth J. Wood,Victoria L. Young,Victoria Young
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 1988
ISBN : 9780313244056
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Discusses how marketing principles fit into library operations and planning. Stresses market segmentation, marketing opportunity analysis and principles of strategic planning.