Continuing Education for Librarians Book

Continuing Education for Librarians


  • Author : Carol Smallwood,
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2013-01-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476601311

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Continuing Education for Librarians Excerpt :

It is an exciting time to be a librarian. Advances in technology have let libraries expand far beyond walls and lead the way in information delivery, while transforming the physical library into a place where customers can connect to information in new ways. It is also a challenging time to be a librarian. With continual change as the new normal, staying current can seem overwhelming. Even as they face budget shortfalls and staff reductions, librarians are tasked with finding the time and resources to keep abreast of rapid changes. This book offers a cornucopia of practical advice about how to acquire new skills (and formal and informal credentials) through all stages of a career. The 27 essays cover formal and online education, conferences, fellowships, workshops, networking, teaching, mentoring, balancing personal with professional lives, and money matters—and are filled with practical, honest and real-world advice.

Continuing Education of Reference Librarians Book

Continuing Education of Reference Librarians


  • Author : Bill Katz
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 10 : 1560240202

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Continuing Education of Reference Librarians Excerpt :

Here is a crucial book on the neglected issue of continuing education of reference librarians. For librarians seeking to enhance and maintain a high level of quality reference work and for managers who must assure that their staffs receive the basics in continuing education, this is essential reading. Continuing Education of Reference Librarians addresses the concerns of all librarians that they must be informed and educated in order to excel in their work. In the first several chapters of this comprehensive volume, on-the-job librarians focus on the increased need for nontraditional approaches to continuing education and training of reference staff. They offer practical ways of making additional training both useful and relatively easy to carry out within the library setting. Teachers of reference offer suggestions for contending with current formal courses, and they also examine the responsibilities of not only the reference librarian but also the bibliographer and faculty member in staying abreast of current trends. Also in this broad-based look at continuing education is a list of critical skills most librarians expect of their reference people, including reference interview techniques, mastery of basic reference sources, and an understanding of new technologies; a review of the most revolutionary change in teaching reference librarianship in the last 100 years--the online search; and a discussion on ethics, including the need for librarians to be aware of the basic documents of the American Library Association, and more importantly, the need to treat all library users equally, in terms of access and service, regardless of status and personal prejudice. Continuing Education of Reference Librarians focuses on specific types of training for librarians. Authorities explain pioneering programs in California and Maryland which deal with teaching basic reference tools to beginning librarians and paraprofessionals. They also discuss the role of multitype networks in co

Continuing Professional Development   Preparing for New Roles in Libraries  A Voyage of Discovery Book

Continuing Professional Development Preparing for New Roles in Libraries A Voyage of Discovery


  • Author : Paul Genoni
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release Date : 2006-05-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN 10 : 9783598440168

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Continuing Professional Development Preparing for New Roles in Libraries A Voyage of Discovery Excerpt :

Librarians and information workers the world over are faced with the constant challenge of remaining abreast of developments in their field. Rapid changes in technology and workplace roles threaten to make their skills obsolete unless they undertake constant professional development. This international collection presents a comprehensive overview of current continuing professional development theory and practice for those who manage and work in library and information services. Papers by academics and practitioners describe numerous innovative responses to emerging continuing education and training needs, including workplace learning; individual learning and learning organisations.

Continuing Education of Reference Librarians Book

Continuing Education of Reference Librarians


  • Author : Bill Katz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000757736

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Continuing Education of Reference Librarians Excerpt :

This book, first published in 1990, addresses the concerns of librarians that they must be informed and educated in order to excel in their work. It focuses on specific types of training for librarians. Authorities explain pioneering programs in California and Maryland which deal with teaching basic reference tools to beginning librarians and paraprofessionals. They also discuss the role of multitype networks in continuing education as the most cost and time efficient means available today, and the use of self-directed contract learning as a method that requires long-term planning and rewards in contrast to the immediate results of a short-term plan of education. The management perspective of continuing education is also included. Working library directors offer their observations on sound, inspirational approaches to continuing education. They also examine the critical role department heads play as mentor to beginning reference librarians.

Continuing Education for Librarians Book

Continuing Education for Librarians


  • Author : Noragh Jones
  • Publisher : Leeds [Eng.] : School of Librarianship, Leeds Polytechnic
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: Librarians
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015008614946

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Worldwide Commonalities and Challenges in Information Literacy Research and Practice Book

Worldwide Commonalities and Challenges in Information Literacy Research and Practice


  • Author : Serap Kurbanoglu
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-12-13
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 664
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319039190

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Worldwide Commonalities and Challenges in Information Literacy Research and Practice Excerpt :

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2013, held in Istanbul Turkey, in October 2013. The 73 revised full papers presented together with two keynotes, 9 invited papers and four doctoral papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 236 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on overview and research; policies and strategies; theoretical framework; related concepts; citizenship and digital divide; disadvantaged groups; information literacy for the workplace and daily life; information literacy in Europe; different approaches to information literacy; teaching and learning information literacy; information literacy instruction; assessment of information literacy; information literacy and K-12; information literacy and higher education; information literacy skills of LIS students; librarians, libraries and ethics.

The Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education Book

The Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education


  • Author : Tonette S. Rocco
  • Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2020-10-16
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620366875

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The Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education Excerpt :

Co-published with img alt="" src="https://styluspub.presswarehouse.com/uploads/9eb60c1a1c8a062854c084a766b20ce73378aadc.jpg" Colleges and universities are increasingly becoming significant sites for adult education scholarship—in large part due to demographic shifts. With fewer U.S. high school graduates on the horizon, higher education institutions will need to attract “non-traditional” (i.e., older) adult learners to remain viable, both financially and politically. There is a need to develop a better corpus of scholarship on topics as diverse as, what learning theories are useful for understanding adult learning? How are higher education institutions changing in response to the surge of adult students? What academic programs are providing better learning and employment outcomes for adults in college? Adult education scholars can offer much to the policy debates taking place in higher education. A main premise of this handbook is that adult and continuing education should not simply respond to rapidly changing social, economic, technological, and political environments across the globe, but should lead the way in preparing adults to become informed, globally-connected, critical citizens who are knowledgeable, skilled, and open and adaptive to change and uncertainty. The Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education provides rich information on the contemporary issues and trends that are of concern to adult and continuing education, of the programs and resources available to adult learners, and of opportunities to challenge and critique the structures embedded in the field that perpetuate inequity and social injustice. Adult education is a discipline that foresees a better tomorrow, and The Handbook is designed to engage and inspire readers to assist the field to seek new paths in uncertain and complex times, ask questions, and to help the field flourish. The Handbook is divided into five sections. The first, Foundations situates the field by describing the devel

Global Action on School Library Education and Training Book

Global Action on School Library Education and Training


  • Author : Barbara A. Schultz-Jones
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2018-11-19
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110616163

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This book illuminates school librarian and teacher librarian education and training in light of the 2015 IFLA School Library Guidelines, second edition. The Guidelines provide a framework for effective service delivery to ensure that students and teachers have access to quality library services delivered by qualified librarians and information professionals. The book focuses on moving professional practice forward, translating the Guidelines into actions ensuring effective education and training and improved practice. The book highlights issues and concerns related to school librarian and teacher librarian education and training. What attitudes, skills and knowledge are required to inspire students and support teaching and learning effectively? What curriculum content is required? How are field and practical experiences integrated appropriately into face-to-face and online educational and training programmes? How are leadership skills developed effectively? Case studies and innovative educational and training programmes from around the world illustrate the diverse ways of preparing librarians for the roles identified in the Guidelines. Topics covered include: delivering school librarian credentialled programmes; improving school librarian services; providing professional development; preparing and delivering educational and/or cultural programmes and services; managing human resources; collection development of digital and print resources; innovative aspects of technology use; promotion and advocacy; and evaluation and assessment.

The Librarian s Guide to Homelessness Book

The Librarian s Guide to Homelessness


  • Author : Ryan Dowd
  • Publisher : ALA Editions
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 0838916260

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The Librarian s Guide to Homelessness Excerpt :

"Homelessness is a perennial topic of concern at libraries. In fact, staff at public libraries interact with almost as many homeless individuals as staff at shelters do. In this book Dowd, executive director of a homeless shelter, spotlights best practices drawn from his own shelter's policies and training materials" --

Library and Information Science in the Age of MOOCs Book
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Library and Information Science in the Age of MOOCs


  • Author : Kaushik, Anna
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2018-05-18
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522551478

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Library and Information Science in the Age of MOOCs Excerpt :

Online education plays an important role across numerous industries. These processes and strategies can be adopted into the library and information science programs for use in assisting with educational developments. Library and Information Science in the Age of MOOCs is a critical scholarly resource that explores the ideas on how library and information science professionals implement the use of massive open online courses in the library and information science domain. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as distance learning, technology enhanced learning, and online learning, this book is geared towards academicians, librarians, and researchers seeking current research on solving problems related to massive open online courses.

Academic Librarianship Today Book

Academic Librarianship Today


  • Author : Todd Gilman
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-02-02
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442278769

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Academic Librarianship Today Excerpt :

Intended for use by both librarians and students in LIS programs, Academic Librarianship Today is the most current, comprehensive overview of the field available today. Key features include: Each chapter was commissioned specifically for this new book, and the authors are highly regarded academic librarians or library school faculty— or both Cutting-edge topics such as open access, copyright, digital curation and preservation, emerging technologies, new roles for academic librarians, cooperative collection development and resource sharing, and patron-driven acquisitions are explored in depth Each chapter ends with thought-provoking questions for discussion and carefully constructed assignments that faculty can assign or adapt for their courses The book begins with Gilman’s introduction, an overview that briefly synthesizes the contents of the contributors’ chapters by highlighting major themes. The main part of the book is organized into three parts: The Academic Library Landscape Today, Academic Librarians and Services Today, and Changing Priorities, New Directions.

A Trauma Informed Approach to Library Services Book

A Trauma Informed Approach to Library Services


  • Author : Rebecca Tolley
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838919811

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A Trauma Informed Approach to Library Services Excerpt :

We are only now coming to terms with how common trauma really is; a landmark Kaiser study that surveyed patients receiving physicals found that almost two-thirds had experienced at least one form of abuse, neglect, or other trauma as a child. Though originating in the fields of health and social services, trauma-informed care is a framework that holds great promise for application to library work. Empathetic service, positive patron encounters, and a more trusting workplace are only a few of the benefits that this approach offers. In this important book Tolley, experienced in both academic and public libraries, brings these ideas into the library context. Library administrators, directors, and reference and user services staff will all benefit from learning - the six key principles of trauma-informed care; - characteristics of a trusting and transparent library organization, plus discussion questions to promote a sense of psychological safety among library workers; - how certain language and labels can undermine mutuality, with suggested phrases that will help library staff demonstrate neutrality to patron ideas and views during information requests; - delivery models that empower patrons; - advice on balancing free speech on campus with students’ need for safety; - how appropriate furniture arrangement can help people suffering from PTSD feel safe; - guidance on creating safe zones for LGBTQIA+ children, teens, and adults; and - self-assessment tools to support change toward trauma-responsive library services. Using the trauma-informed approach outlined in this book, libraries can ensure they are empathetic community hubs where everyone feels welcomed, respected, and safe.

Staff Development Book

Staff Development


  • Author : Andrea Stewart
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838911495

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Staff Development Excerpt :

"prepared by the Staff Development Committee, Human Resources Section, Library Administration and Management Association."

Leading Professional Development  Growing Librarians for the Digital Age Book

Leading Professional Development Growing Librarians for the Digital Age


  • Author : Mary H. Moen
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2020-11-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440869105

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Leading Professional Development Growing Librarians for the Digital Age Excerpt :

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

Whole Person Librarianship  A Social Work Approach to Patron Services Book

Whole Person Librarianship A Social Work Approach to Patron Services


  • Author : Sara K. Zettervall
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2019-08-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440857775

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Whole Person Librarianship A Social Work Approach to Patron Services Excerpt :

Whole Person Librarianship guides librarians through the practical process of facilitating connections among libraries, social workers, and social services; explains why those connections are important; and puts them in the context of a national movement. • Gain multiple examples of library-social work collaboration to apply in your own library • Learn to articulate reasons librarians benefit from collaboration with social workers and vice versa • Know where to seek partnerships and how to start them • Develop a vision for how collaborations fit into the ideals of both professions and represent the future of librarianship