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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.

Understanding Business Research

Understanding Business Research Book
Author : Bart L. Weathington,Christopher J. L. Cunningham,David J. Pittenger
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-08-28
ISBN : 1118134265
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explore the essential steps for data collection, reporting, and analysis in business research Understanding Business Research offers a comprehensive introduction to the entire process of designing, conducting, interpreting, and reporting findings in the business environment. With an emphasis on the human factor, the book presents a complete set of tools for tackling complex behavioral and social processes that are a part of data collection in industry settings. Utilizing numerous real-world examples throughout, the authors begin by presenting an overview of the research process, outlining key ideas relating to the business environment, ethics, and empirical methods. Quantitative techniques and considerations that are specific to business research, including sampling and the use of assessments, surveys, and objective measures are also introduced. Subsequent chapters outline both common and specialized research designs for business data, including: Correlational Research Single Variable Between-Subjects Research Correlated Groups Designs Qualitative and Mixed-Method Research Between-Subjects Designs Between-Subjects Factorial Designs Research with Categorical Data Each chapter is organized using an accessible, comprehensive pedagogy that ensures a fluid presentation. Case studies showcase the real-world applications of the discussed topics while critical thinking exercises and Knowledge Checks supply questions that allow readers to test their comprehension of the presented material. Numerous graphics illustrate the visual nature of the research, and chapter-end glossaries outline definitions of key terms. In addition, detailed appendices provide a review of basic concepts and the most commonly used statistical tables. Requiring only a basic understanding of statistics, Understanding Business Research is an excellent book for courses on business statistics as well as business and management science research methods at the graduate level. The book is also a valuable resource for practitioners in business, finance, and management science who utilize qualitative and quantitative research methods in their everyday work.

Practical Strategies for Academic Library Managers Leading with Vision Through All Levels

Practical Strategies for Academic Library Managers  Leading with Vision Through All Levels Book
Author : Frances C. Wilkinson,Rebecca L. Lubas
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2015-11-10
ISBN : 1610698908
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Looking for tips on how to work towards your overall vision while remaining productive on the frontlines? The book gives you fresh ideas for balancing your managerial duties with day-to-day responsibilities in the academic library. • Presents the first approach to managing, leading, and practicing simultaneously • Incorporates chapters written by 10 different experts from organizations across the country • Addresses the need for professionals with expanding management roles to engage higher administration • Includes a foreword written by a former ALA president

Growing Community Health Literacy through Libraries

Growing Community Health Literacy through Libraries Book
Author : Prudence W. Dalrymple,Brian Galvin
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2020-08-24
ISBN : 3110396130
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The capacity to understand and communicate health information is a major international health concern. Sponsored by the Health and Biosciences Section of International Federation of Library Associations, this book highlights the contribution that librarians are making to improving health literacy and enabling citizens to be active participants in the management of their own health. Knowledge is power and the World Health Organization recognizes that health literacy, involving effective access to and understanding of health information, is essential to health and well-being in society by empowering and enabling citizens to participate in their own healthcare. The book presents inspiring studies from an international group of authors showing how libraries and librarians are partnering with diverse sectors of society including universities, hospitals, public health clinics, community-based organisations, voluntary bodies and government agencies, to help citizens understand and manage their health. It provides guidance by example to suggest how libraries can help citizens participate in their healthcare and their communities by collaborating with others to increase health literacy in society.

Understanding Digital Libraries

Understanding Digital Libraries Book
Author : Michael Lesk
Publisher : Morgan Kaufmann
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9781558609242
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This fully revised and updated second edition of Understanding Digital Libraries focuses on the challenges faced by both librarians and computer scientists in a field that has been dramatically altered by the growth of the Web. At every turn, the goal is practical: to show you how things you might need to do are already being done, or how they can be done. The first part of the book is devoted to technology and examines issues such as varying media requirements, indexing and classification, networks and distribution, and presentation. The second part of the book is concerned with the human contexts in which digital libraries function. Here you'll find specific and useful information on usability, preservation, scientific applications, and thorny legal and economic questions. - Thoroughly updated and expanded from original edition to include recent research, case studies and new technologies - For librarians and technologists alike, this book provides a thorough introduction to the interdisciplinary science of digital libraries - Written by Michael Lesk, a legend in computer science and a leading figure in the digital library field. - Provides insights into the integration of both the technical and non-technical aspects of digital libraries

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.

Global Library and Information Science

Global Library and Information Science Book
Author : Ismail Abdullahi
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Release : 2009-05-05
ISBN : 3598441347
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents international librarianship and library science through insightful and well written chapters contributed by experts and scholars from six regions of the world. The role of public, academic, special, school libraries, as well as library and information science education are presented from the early development to the present time. Its lively, readable approach will help the reader to understand librarianship in Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America. Edited by Ismail Abdullahi, Professor of Global Library and Information Science, this book is a must-read by library science students and teachers, librarians, and anyone interested in Global Librarianship.

Advances in Understanding Approval and Gathering Plans in Academic Libraries

Advances in Understanding Approval and Gathering Plans in Academic Libraries Book
Author : Peter Spyers-Duran,Daniel Gore
Publisher : Kalamazoo : Western Michigan University
Release : 1970
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Advances in Understanding Approval and Gathering Plans in Academic Libraries book written by Peter Spyers-Duran,Daniel Gore, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Printed Book in Contemporary American Culture

The Printed Book in Contemporary American Culture Book
Author : Heike Schaefer,Alexander Starre
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2019-08-28
ISBN : 3030225453
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This essay collection explores the cultural functions the printed book performs in the digital age. It examines how the use of and attitude toward the book form have changed in light of the digital transformation of American media culture. Situated at the crossroads of American studies, literary studies, book studies, and media studies, these essays show that a sustained focus on the medial and material formats of literary communication significantly expands our accustomed ways of doing cultural studies. Addressing the changing roles of authors, publishers, and readers while covering multiple bookish formats such as artists’ books, bestselling novels, experimental fiction, and zines, this interdisciplinary volume introduces readers to current transatlantic conversations on the history and future of the printed book.

Balancing the Books Accounting for Librarians

Balancing the Books  Accounting for Librarians Book
Author : Rachel A. Kirk
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2012-12-10
ISBN : 1610691121
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Any competent librarian can have good accounting skills—after all, attention to detail, correct classification, and effective documentation are essential to both kinds of tasks. This book covers accounting concepts, budgeting, and government regulations that pertain to libraries.

Understanding How Students Develop

Understanding How Students Develop Book
Author : Hannah Gascho Rempel,Kelly McElroy,Laurie M. Bridges
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2017-08-03
ISBN : 1442279222
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Understanding How Students Develop is a one-stop source of practical advice for both librarians who are just beginning to work with students from elementary school through college, as well as helpful tips for seasoned library user services professionals, including school, reference, instruction, and outreach librarians. The book supplies a detailed roadmap for applying key development theories to daily interactions with students. Subjects covered include: Integrating development theories into practice Intellectual development theories Identity development theory Involvement theory Assessing the impact of using development theories Throughout the book sidebars highlight practical applications, important quotations from key texts, and case studies for consideration. After reading this book, librarians who work with a wide range of users will have a practical approach for incorporating development theories into their daily practice, making them more responsive to the varying needs of their users, and more understanding of what elements of their user services programs can be better tailored to meet students at a range of developmental stages.

Conference Proceedings New Perspectives in Science Education

Conference Proceedings  New Perspectives in Science Education Book
Author : Pixel
Publisher : libreriauniversitaria.it Edizioni
Release : 2017
ISBN : 8862928475
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Conference Proceedings New Perspectives in Science Education book written by Pixel, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Evaluating the School Library Analysis Techniques and Research Practices 2nd Edition

Evaluating the School Library  Analysis  Techniques  and Research Practices  2nd Edition Book
Author : Nancy Everhart Ph.D.
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2020-10-14
ISBN : 1440855870
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This guide for the evaluation of school libraries both in practice and in research covers analysis, techniques, and research practices for conducting evaluations of curriculum, collections, facilities, and library personnel performance. This new edition of an important tool for school librarians and administrators describes how and why to conduct evaluations of school libraries and explains the evaluation of curriculum, collections, facilities, student programs and services, and library personnel. The results can be used for strategic planning, curriculum development, and conducting action research. New topics to this edition include explorations of community, faculty, students, and school library research, discussing how to bring all stakeholders to the table when evaluating the school library program, personnel and services, and the collection and facilities. Other new topics include information on high-stakes testing, multiculturalism, special needs students, advocacy, school librarians' self-evaluation, dispositions for learning, and evidence-based practice. This title will be of value to new school librarians in assessing how their program compares to others, as well as to school library professors, who will find this book useful in management and administration courses. Discusses evaluation of all school services Presents the only comprehensive evaluation guide for school libraries Contains helpful tools, forms, and checklists that add value Provides a one-stop and one-of-a-kind resource for all types of evaluation

Latinos in Libraries Museums and Archives

Latinos in Libraries  Museums  and Archives Book
Author : Patricia Montiel-Overall,Annabelle Villaescusa Nuñez,Verónica Reyes-Escudero
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2015-12-17
ISBN : 1442258519
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written by three experienced LIS professionals, Latinos in Libraries, Museums, and Archives demonstrates the meaning of cultural competence in the everyday work in libraries, archives, museums, and special collections with Latino populations. The authors focus on their areas of expertise including academic, school, public libraries, health sciences, archives, and special collections to show the importance of understanding how cultural competence effects the day-to-day communication, relationship building, and information provision with Latinos. They acknowledge the role of both tacit and explicit knowledge in their work, and discuss ways in which cultural competence is integral to successful delivery of services to, communication with, and relationship building with Latino communities.

Understanding Community Librarianship

Understanding Community Librarianship Book
Author : Alistair Black,David Muddiman
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-09-29
ISBN : 1351877046
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the information society, is the community focused library a real possibility? This book reappraises the relationship between the library and its communities through an examination of the rise and decline of ’community’ librarianship over the last three decades. The authors consider key models of community based library service and argue that bland assertions of community prevalence mask a complex and problematic relationship between a highly traditional public service bureaucracy and its users. The resulting uncertainty of purpose, they claim, explains much of the current ’crisis’ of the public library movement. Drawing on recent social science theory and empirical work in the field, this book offers a new and critical perspective on the current public library debate. It is essential reading for librarians, students of information and library science and all who have a stake in the future of the public library. As a case study of community, public service and the local state it should also be of value to those with an interest in community development, cultural policy and local government.

The Reference librarian

The Reference librarian Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Transitioning from Librarian to Middle Manager

Transitioning from Librarian to Middle Manager Book
Author : Pixey Anne Mosley
Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
Release : 2004
ISBN : 1591581176
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides insight into the many different areas of expertise that are required in a good manager.

Youth Serving Libraries in Japan Russia and the United States

Youth Serving Libraries in Japan  Russia  and the United States Book
Author : Lesley S.J. Farmer
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Release : 2011-12-30
ISBN : 0810882264
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In recent years, interest in International Librarianship has grown rapidly and will continue to grow as globalization influences education and librarianship. In countries around the world, public and school libraries have unique roles and their staffs collaborate across types of libraries to varying degrees. The essays in Youth-Serving Libraries in Japan, Russia, and the United States address the universal and culture-specific aspects of library services to children and teens in these three countries. This collection shows how libraries have developed in light of each country’s political, educational, and social history. The chapters highlight unique collections and services within each country and also show how librarians deal with the challenges they encounter, both from within their culture as well as from outside—including natural disasters. This book will be of interest to youth-serving librarians around the world, library educators, and for those studying international and young adult librarianship.

Guide for Training Collection Development Librarians

Guide for Training Collection Development Librarians Book
Author : American Library Association. Subcommittee on Guide for Training Collection Development Librarians,AMER LIBRARY ASSN,American Library Association,Susan L. Fales,American Library Association Staff,American Library Association Subcommittee on Guidefor Training Collec,Association for Library Collections & Technical Services. Administration of Collection Development Committee
Publisher : American Library Association
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9780838934630
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Skillfully acquisitions and collection development plays a key role in creating exceptional libraries. These authoritative resources provide the guidance you need to build and maintain the comprehensive, high-quality collection your customers demand. Get expert advice on: a- selecting material from serial to CD-ROMs; b- participating effectively in the budget process; and c- evaluating your existing collections and vendors. Developed by ALA's Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, this blueprint for a collection-development training program can be easily adapted to meet the collection management goals and organizational structures found in libraries of all types and sizes. Outlines for training are given in these areas, among many others: collection and development policies; selection and review processes; weeding and deselection; and navigating electronic networks. The guide divides training into three skill levels, supplies a curriculum framework matched to collection duties, and identifies competencies achievable after training.