Front Line Librarianship Book

Front Line Librarianship


  • Author : Guy Robertson
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-11-28
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081027783

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Front-Line Librarianship: Life on the Job for Librarians presents a diverse range of observations, viewpoints and useful commentary on the current workplace experiences of librarians and their associates. The book's author presents an unrivalled portrait of front-line librarianship that is based upon his unique experience and voice. Chapters consider workplace matters, the fate of hardcopy books, speechmaking at conferences, the effects of recessions on libraries, continuing education, and corporate gift-giving programs. This book will make an excellent and useful addition to library collections in library science. Tells stories and presents interviews, bringing color and texture to library experience Shows librarianship from the perspective of a long-term practitioner Gives different approaches to a great range of real-life workplace issues

Front Line Librarianship Book

Front Line Librarianship


  • Author : Guy Robertson
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-12-19
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN 10 : 008102729X

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Front Line Librarianship Excerpt :

Front-Line Librarianship: Life on the Job for Librarians presents a diverse range of observations, viewpoints and useful commentary on the current workplace experiences of librarians and their associates. The book's author presents an unrivalled portrait of front-line librarianship that is based upon his unique experience and voice. Chapters consider workplace matters, the fate of hardcopy books, speechmaking at conferences, the effects of recessions on libraries, continuing education, and corporate gift-giving programs. This book will make an excellent and useful addition to library collections in library science. Tells stories and presents interviews, bringing color and texture to library experience Shows librarianship from the perspective of a long-term practitioner Gives different approaches to a great range of real-life workplace issues

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

Introduction to Public Librarianship  Third Edition Book

Introduction to Public Librarianship Third Edition


  • Author : Kathleen de la Pena McCook
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2018-12-18
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838915066

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Introduction to Public Librarianship Third Edition Excerpt :

Put simply, there is no text about public librarianship more rigorous or comprehensive than McCook's survey. Now, the REFORMA Lifetime Achievement Award-winning author has teamed up with noted public library scholar and advocate Bossaller to update and expand her work to incorporate the field's renewed emphasis on outcomes and transformation. This "essential tool" (Library Journal) remains the definitive handbook on this branch of the profession. It covers every aspect of the public library, from its earliest history through its current incarnation on the cutting edge of the information environment, including statistics, standards, planning, evaluations, and results;legal issues, funding, and politics;organization, administration, and staffing;all aspects of library technology, from structure and infrastructure to websites and makerspaces;adult services, youth services, and children's services;associations, state library agencies, and other professional organizations;global perspectives on public libraries; andadvocacy, outreach, and human rights. Exhaustively researched and expansive in its scope, this benchmark text continues to serve both LIS students and working professionals.

Examining the Emotional Dimensions of Academic Librarianship  Emerging Research and Opportunities Book

Examining the Emotional Dimensions of Academic Librarianship Emerging Research and Opportunities


  • Author : Lowe, Megan
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2017-09-13
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522537625

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Examining the Emotional Dimensions of Academic Librarianship Emerging Research and Opportunities Excerpt :

Longevity and sustainability in a career field is dependent upon a number of factors. Evaluating the mental and emotional issues that academic librarians face can provide solutions to combat the burnout this field is facing in the wake of so many large-scale industry changes. Examining the Emotional Dimensions of Academic Librarianship: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential scholarly resource that offers detailed discussion on the latest crises and challenges for librarians and supplies innovative solutions to these issues. Highlighting relevant topics such as emotional exhaustion, research agendas, and deselection, this publication is an ideal resource for librarians, academicians, students, and researchers who have an interest in the mental and emotional landscape of modern library environments.

Contexts for Assessment and Outcome Evaluation in Librarianship Book

Contexts for Assessment and Outcome Evaluation in Librarianship


  • Author : Anne Woodsworth
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-09-05
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781900604

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Contexts for Assessment and Outcome Evaluation in Librarianship Excerpt :

This themed volume focuses not on the how of undertaking assessment and outcome evaluations, but rather on their successes and failures in various contexts in which these tools have been and will be used.

Librarianship and Human Rights Book

Librarianship and Human Rights


  • Author : Toni Samek
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-07-21
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780631035

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Librarianship and Human Rights Excerpt :

In this book, the reader will encounter a myriad of urgent library and information voices reflecting contemporary local, national, and transnational calls to action on conflicts generated by failures to acknowledge human rights, by struggles for recognition and representation, by social exclusion, and the library institution’s role therein. These voices infuse library and information work worldwide into social movements and the global discourse of human rights, they depict library and information workers as political actors, they offer some new possibilities for strategies of resistance, and they challenge networks of control. This book’s approach to library and information work is grounded in practical, critical, and emancipatory terms; social action is a central pattern. This book is conceived as a direct challenge to the notion of library neutrality, especially in the present context of war, revolution, and social change. This book, for example, locates library and information workers as participants and interventionists in social conflicts. The strategies for social action worldwide documented in this book were selected because of their connection to elements of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) that relate particularly to core library values, information ethics, and global information justice. The first monograph of its kind Locates librarianship front and centre in knowledge societies Mainstreams critical librarianship

The Heart of Librarianship Book

The Heart of Librarianship


  • Author : Michael Stephens
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2016-05-16
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838914649

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The Heart of Librarianship Excerpt :

Bringing together ideas for practice, supporting evidence from recent research, and insights into what lies ahead, this book will inform and inspire librarians of all types.

Defending Professionalism  A Resource for Librarians  Information Specialists  Knowledge Managers  and Archivists Book

Defending Professionalism A Resource for Librarians Information Specialists Knowledge Managers and Archivists


  • Author : Bill Crowley
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2012-05-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN 10 : 9781598848700

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Defending Professionalism A Resource for Librarians Information Specialists Knowledge Managers and Archivists Excerpt :

This book provides overdue guidance for demonstrating and preserving library, information, knowledge, and archival professionalism in American, British, and Canadian communities and organizations.

Reference Reborn Book

Reference Reborn


  • Author : Diane Zabel
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN 10 : 9781591588283

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Reference Reborn Excerpt :

More than 30 stellar authors have contributed to these up-to-date essays on public services librarianship, including timely topics such as new service configurations, the impact of e-resources in reference and collection development, and innovative outreach. * Over 30 contributors, including established experts and the next generation of leaders in reference and public services librarianship * A subject index guides readers to topics of interest

Responsible Librarianship Book

Responsible Librarianship


  • Author : David Bade
  • Publisher : Library Juice Press, LLC
  • Release Date : 2010-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN 10 : 9781936117253

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The three papers in this volume were written in the wake of a single policy decision at the Library of Congress: the decision to cease the practice of distinguishing and collating series through the use of distinctive headings maintained in an authority file. These papers examine library policies and organizational structures in light of the literature of ergonomics, high reliability organizations, joint cognitive systems and integrational linguistics. Bade argues that many policies and structures have been designed and implemented on the basis of assumptions about technical possibilities, ignoring entirely the political dimensions of local determination of goals and purposes as well as the lessons from ergonomics, such as the recognition that people are the primary agents of reliability in all technical systems. Looking at various policies for metadata creation and the results of those policies forces the question: is there a responsible human being behind the library web site and catalog, or have we abandoned the responsibilities of thinking and judgment in favor of procedures, algorithms and machines?

The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship Book

The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship


  • Author : Paul Glassman
  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783302000

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The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship Excerpt :

The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship integrates theory and practice to offer guidelines for information professionals working in art and design environments who need to support and anticipate the information needs of artists, designers, architects and the historians who study those disciplines. Since the first edition of this title, the world of art and design libraries has been transformed by rapid advances in technology, an explosion in social media and the release of new standards and guidelines. This new edition, offering mostly entirely new chapters, provides an accessible, fully updated, guide to the world of academic art and design libraries from a range of international experts who reflect current practice at a global level. Coverage includes: case studies and library profiles, providing benchmarks for developing facilitiesteaching and learning, including the ACRL Framework, teaching with specialcollections, meta-literacies, instructional design and cultural differencesdevelopments in institutional repositories, digital humanities and makerspacescontemporary library design, spaces for collaboration and sustainability. This book will be useful reading for students taking library and information science courses in art librarianship, special collections, and archives, as well as practising library and information professionals in art and design school libraries, art museum libraries and public libraries.

Electronic Resources Librarianship Book

Electronic Resources Librarianship


  • Author : Holly Talbott
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-08-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538107317

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Electronic Resources Librarianship Excerpt :

Electronic Resources Librarianship is a guide that will steer librarians through the intricacies of the daily e-resource grind while giving them the tools to handle even the most complex challenges. The book discusses project planning in an environment of continuous change, as well as advice on passing newly acquired e-resource knowledge to others.