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Understanding Librarians

Understanding Librarians Book
Author : Barbara Hull
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-08-05
ISBN : 178063269X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Aimed at professionals and trainee professionals within the library and information service (LIS) fields, this book reminds the reader of the frequently ignored communication-gulf between the professional and the layman, and in particular the lack of true communication between LIS professionals and the user. It focuses especially on ‘non-standard’ users, such as non-native speakers or those with some disability. The author provides accessible examples of good practice, assesses their degree of success and suggests further ways to improve performance in information provision. Written by a “poacher turned gamekeeper – an information professional who is also an experienced adult educator Jargon-free and accessible style of delivery Highlights the human aspects of using libraries, even if this is in a virtual environment

Understanding Libraries and Reading among Children

Understanding Libraries and Reading among Children Book
Author : Nkhangweni Patricia Mahwasane
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2019-05-20
ISBN : 1527534804
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Libraries are regarded as hubs that provide literary resources in various forms. This collection of articles draws attention to the needs of learners and students in the 21st century who require more than textbook information to do their school work. It represents an important contribution to research on learners and reading, reading acquisition, and information literacy.

Continuing Professional Development Preparing for New Roles in Libraries

Continuing Professional Development   Preparing for New Roles in Libraries Book
Author : IFLA World Conference on Continuing Professonal Development and Workplace Learning for the Library and Information Professions,International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
Publisher : De Gruyter Saur
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Presents a comprehensive overview of current continuing professional development theory and practice for those who manage and work in library and information services.

So You Want to Be a Librarian

So You Want to Be a Librarian Book
Author : Lauren Pressley
Publisher : Library Juice Press, LLC
Release : 2010-02
ISBN : 1936117290
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Provides information about librarianship as a career, including types of libraries, types of jobs within libraries, professional issues, and educational requirements"--Provided by publisher.

New Roles for Research Librarians

New Roles for Research Librarians Book
Author : Hilde Daland,Kari-Mette Walmann Hidle
Publisher : Chandos Publishing
Release : 2016-05-20
ISBN : 0081005776
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New Roles for Research Librarians: Meeting the Expectations for Research Support presents strategies librarians can use to adapt to the new conditions and growing expectations that are emerging from students and researchers. Even if they have never completed a PhD, or even been engaged in independent research themselves, this book will provide a new roadmap on how to deal with the new work environment. The book provides different approaches that include the library in the research process, an area that is often neglected by researchers during their planning and strategic work on research projects. Users will find content that offers tactics on how to create a new dialogue between the librarian and the postgraduate student, along with comprehensive discussions on different starting points, and how communication and collaboration can help reach the best of both worlds. Explores the new roles available for research librarians and how they can be integral parts of research Provides a new roadmap on how to deal with the new work environment that now exists between librarians and researchers Discusses the development and systemizing of research support services and strategies Offers insights into the collaboration between the librarian and PhD-candidates

Basic Research Methods for Librarians

Basic Research Methods for Librarians Book
Author : Lynn Silipigni Connaway,Ronald R. Powell
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2010
ISBN : 1591588634
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thoroughly updated, this book introduces the major issues involved in designing and conducting original research relevant to the fields of library and information science. * Library and information science examples to explain research methodologies and techniques * Explanations and examples of sampling procedures * A table for determining sample sizes and a random number table * Notes at the end of each chapter, plus a list of more than 400 research-related references at the end of the book

Data Science for Librarians

Data Science for Librarians Book
Author : Yunfei Du,Hammad Rauf Khan
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2020-03-26
ISBN : 1440871221
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This unique textbook intersects traditional library science with data science principles that readers will find useful in implementing or improving data services within their libraries. Data Science for Librarians introduces data science to students and practitioners in library services. Writing for academic, public, and school library managers; library science students; and library and information science educators, authors Yunfei Du and Hammad Rauf Khan provide a thorough overview of conceptual and practical tools for data librarian practice. Partially due to how quickly data science evolves, libraries have yet to recognize core competencies and skills required to perform the job duties of a data librarian. As society transitions from the information age into the era of big data, librarians and information professionals require new knowledge and skills to stay current and take on new job roles, such as data librarianship. Skills such as data curation, research data management, statistical analysis, business analytics, visualization, smart city data, and learning analytics are relevant in library services today and will become increasingly so in the near future. This text serves as a tool for library and information science students and educators working on data science curriculum design. Reviews fundamental concepts and principles of data science Offers a practical overview of tools and software Highlights skills and services needed in the 21st-century academic library Covers the entire research data life cycle and the librarian's role at each stage Provides insight into how library science and data science intersect

Librarians and Instructional Designers

Librarians and Instructional Designers Book
Author : Joe Eshleman,Richard Moniz,Karen Mann,Kristen Eshleman
Publisher : American Library Association
Release : 2016-07-29
ISBN : 0838914780
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With a firm foundation on best practices drawn from a variety of institutions, this book maps out a partnership between academic librarians and instructional designers that will lead to improved outcomes.

The Agile Librarian s Guide to Thriving in Any Institution

The Agile Librarian s Guide to Thriving in Any Institution Book
Author : Michelynn McKnight
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2010
ISBN : 1591586682
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Learn how to get support for yourself through simple on-the-job activities. Suggestions are given for when to hold and when to fold and how to behave ethically. Librarians and their services can and should have more recognition and support than they do. Librarians can take courses and read books about marketing, politics, and advocacy and still miss the daily attitude and tracks of the trade that can make the difference. This book presents a collection of actions that they can take immediately.

Librarians in Schools as Literacy Educators

Librarians in Schools as Literacy Educators Book
Author : Margaret Kristin Merga
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-06-17
ISBN : 3030210251
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores the role that librarians play within schools as literacy leaders. While librarians working in schools are generally perceived as peripheral to the educational experience, they can in fact provide significant support in encouraging children’s literacy and literature learning. As the need for strong functional literacy becomes ever more important, librarians who support literacy are often invaluable in achieving various academic, vocational and social goals. However, this contribution often seems to be overlooked, with funding cuts disproportionately affecting librarians. Building on recent research from Australia, the USA and the UK, the author examines the role that librarians may play as literacy educators in schools in order to make visible their contributions to the school community. In doing so, this book urges for greater recognition and support to school libraries and their staff as valuable members of the school community.

Rethinking Information Work A Career Guide for Librarians and Other Information Professionals 2nd Edition

Rethinking Information Work  A Career Guide for Librarians and Other Information Professionals  2nd Edition Book
Author : G. Kim Dority
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2016-02-22
ISBN : 1610699602
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A state-of-the-art guide to the world of library and information science that gives readers valuable insights into the field and practical tools to succeed in it. Identifies a broad range of Library and Information Science (LIS) career options Identifies professional skills and strengths needed in the LIS field Helps LIS students and practitioners perform a self-assessment to determine their "best fit" job preferences Examines the pros and cons of traditional, nontraditional, and independent LIS career paths Provides tips on using networking and professional reputation-building for career growth Enables readers to develop skills, attitudes, and aptitudes necessary to build a rewarding and resilient career in LIS

Relationships Between Teaching Faculty and Teaching Librarians

Relationships Between Teaching Faculty and Teaching Librarians Book
Author : Linda S Katz
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-05-22
ISBN : 1317955234
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Every librarian who teaches in an academic library setting understands the complexities involved in partnering with teaching faculty. Relationships Between Teaching Faculty and Teaching Librarians recounts the efforts of librarians and faculty working together in disciplines across the board to create and sustain connections crucial to the success of library instruction. This unique collection of essays examines various types of partnerships between librarians and faculty (networking, coordination, and collaboration) and addresses the big issues involved, including teaching within an academic discipline, the intricacies of assigning grades, faculty perceptions of library instruction, and the changing role of the reference librarian. Education is the main focus of reference service in today's academic libraries and librarians teach a variety of single-session, course-related, course-integrated, or credit-bearing courses in nearly every discipline. Relationships Between Teaching Faculty and Teaching Librarians reflects the experiences of librarians, teaching faculty, and library directors, whose perspectives range from cynicism to cautious optimism to idealism when it comes to working with teaching faculty. The book includes case studies, surveys, sample questionnaires, statistics, and a toolkit for establishing an effective library liaison program, and examines the teaching and learning environment, course growth and maintenance, and the “professor librarian” model. Relationships Between Teaching Faculty and Teaching Librarians presents lessons learned from seeking a common ground including: a successful faculty/librarian collaboration for educational psychology and counseling a library research project for freshman engineering students a semester-by-semester look at a collaboratively taught graduate research and writing course a survey that determines how librarians and library directors feel about teaching outside the library an analysis of librarians’ attitudes toward faculty an analysis of attitudes that influence faculty collaboration in library instruction a look at innovative methods of increasing the teaching roles of librarians and much more! The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSA/CHE) has mandated that information literacy be included as part of a general education requirement. If your faculty wasn't calling for library instruction before the mandate, it probably is now. Relationships Between Teaching Faculty and Teaching Librarians will help librarians establish communication with faculty that provides a solid foundation for coursework in all disciplines.

Leading the Common Core Initiative A Guide for K 5 School Librarians

Leading the Common Core Initiative  A Guide for K   5 School Librarians Book
Author : Carl A. Harvey II,Linda L. Mills
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2014-11-25
ISBN : 1610694929
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Defining both the Common Core Standards and the school librarian's role in their implementation, this book offers ready-to-use lesson plans and other tools for grades K–5 and identifies opportunities for collaborative teaching. • Defines the Common Core State Standards in English and mathematics • Draws parallels to American Association of School Librarians (AASL) standards • Discusses the impact of the CCSS on specific aspects of library administration, such as policies and collection management • Examines how CCSS affects classroom and collaborative instruction in the library • Identifies opportunities for the librarian to help in staff development in the CCSS

The Medical Library Association Guide to Data Management for Librarians

The Medical Library Association Guide to Data Management for Librarians Book
Author : Lisa Federer
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2016-09-15
ISBN : 1442264284
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Technological advances and the rise of collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches have changed the practice of research. The 21st century researcher not only faces the challenge of managing increasingly complex datasets, but also new data sharing requirements from funders and journals. Success in today’s research enterprise requires an understanding of how to work effectively with data, yet most researchers have never had any formal training in data management. Libraries have begun developing services and programs to help researchers meet the demands of the data-driven research enterprise, giving librarians exciting new opportunities to use their expertise and skills. The Medical Library Association Guide to Data Management for Librarians highlights the many ways that librarians are addressing researchers’ changing needs at a variety of institutions, including academic, hospital, and government libraries. Each chapter ends with “pearls of wisdom,” a bulleted list of 5-10 takeaway messages from the chapter that will help readers quickly put the ideas from the chapter into practice. From theoretical foundations to practical applications, this book provides a background for librarians who are new to data management as well as new ideas and approaches for experienced data librarians.

Serving Those Who Served Librarian s Guide to Working with Veteran and Military Communities

Serving Those Who Served  Librarian s Guide to Working with Veteran and Military Communities Book
Author : Sarah LeMire,Kristen J. Mulvihill
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2017-02-06
ISBN : 1440834334
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Practical advice on how best to serve veterans, service members, and their families in your community, including effective ways to develop new outreach partnerships and collaborations. • The first guidebook of its kind, intended to support librarians, administrators, and library employees of all types better serve the veteran and military communities • Presents insights from authors who are both Army veterans as well as professional librarians engaged in working with the veteran and military communities in libraries • Explains how to estimate the number of veterans, service members, and their families in your library community and provides an overview of the types of issues and questions they may have • Provides recommendations to help librarians coordinate their efforts with existing military and veterans' organizations in order to provide the best, most efficient programs and services for veterans, service members, and their families • Offers concrete ideas and suggestions related to outreach, programming, services, and collection development for the veteran and military communities

Enhancing Library and Information Research Skills A Guide for Academic Librarians

Enhancing Library and Information Research Skills  A Guide for Academic Librarians Book
Author : Lili Luo,Kristine R. Brancolini,Marie R. Kennedy
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2017-09-22
ISBN : 144084173X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Gain access to the latest and most savvy research techniques for academic librarians with this robust guidebook written by industry leaders involved in setting national standards for the Institute of Research Design for Librarianship. • Features the latest research practices of academic librarians–including current trends and patterns • Provides the resources, knowledge, and skills to successfully conduct research, improve professional practice, and enhance careers • Engages professionals in a sustained learning process to improve their research proficiency and impact • Includes practical information for preparing posters and presentations for conference presentations

Challenging the Jacks of All Trades but Masters of None Librarian Syndrome

Challenging the    Jacks of All Trades but Masters of None    Librarian Syndrome Book
Author : George J. Fowler,Samantha Schmehl Hines
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
Release : 2018-09-17
ISBN : 1787569055
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This volume will explore the current purpose of librarianship and libraries, how we become “Masters of our Domains”, develop expertise in various elements of the profession, and how we extend outward into our communities.

Embedded Librarians

Embedded Librarians Book
Author : Cassandra Kvenild,Kaijsa Calkins
Publisher : Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0838985874
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Showcases strategies for successfully embedding librarians and library services across higher education. Chapters feature case studies and reports on projects from a wide variety of colleges and universities. --from publisher description.

Librarians Historians and New Opportunities for Discourse

Librarians  Historians  and New Opportunities for Discourse Book
Author : Joel D. Kitchens
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2012
ISBN : 1598846256
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book stimulates informed dialogue between librarians and historians regarding the changing nature of history and the resultant needs for a wider variety of collections and library services, including inter-library loan, library instruction, outreach, and reference. Today's history scholars and students utilize information in many different formats, including print, microforms, and digital, with each having its own format-specific requirements. For historians, the library is an essential resource that serves as their laboratory. Librarians need to recognize the changing needs of this group--arguably among the heaviest users of library materials and services. Librarians, Historians, and New Opportunities for Discourse: A Guide for Clio's Helpers addresses the concerns and typical operational decisions of librarians in academic libraries regarding reference, instruction, and collection management. The book looks at the role of the librarian holistically, paying special attention to how history is researched and taught, and how this affects librarians. After reading this book, librarians will better understand this group of patrons who are so dependent on library resources for their research and teaching; conversely, historians will grasp the pressures on librarians making the difficult transition between the print and the digital age. As a result, every reader will be capable of having a more informed dialog with the other half, regardless of their status as a librarian or a historian.

Collaborative Models for Librarian and Teacher Partnerships

Collaborative Models for Librarian and Teacher Partnerships Book
Author : Kennedy, Kathryn
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2013-07-31
ISBN : 1466643625
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Once considered designated storytellers, modern library professionals are emerging as experts in technology integration, information literacy, and curriculum alignment. Though, their collaboration with technology specialists and administrators continues to be a struggle. Collaborative Models for Librarian and Teacher Partnerships brings together best practices and innovative technological approaches in establishing the media specialist-teacher partnership. Highlighting theoretical concepts of case based learning, knowledge repositories, and professional learning communities; this book is an essential practical guide for professional development specialists, administrators, library media specialists, as well as teacher educators interested in maintaining and developing collaborative instructional partnerships using emerging digital technologies.