New Directions for Academic Liaison Librarians Book

New Directions for Academic Liaison Librarians


  • Author : Alice Crawford
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-04-10
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780633046

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New Directions for Academic Liaison Librarians Excerpt :

Aimed at practitioners and students of librarianship, this book is about interesting and unusual practical projects currently being run by academic liaison librarians. It shows how liaison librarians can extend their roles beyond the established one of information literacy teaching and showcases areas in which they can engage in collaborative ventures with academic and administrative staff. Designed to excite and inspire, New Directions for Academic Liaison Librarians demonstrates the potential of the liaison role and emphasises the need for flexibility, imagination and initiative in those who hold these posts. Unique in concentrating on the role of the new community of academic liaison librarians Recognises the wider possibilities for development open to this different new breed of information specialist Written by a practitioner in the field

The Academic Librarian as Blended Professional Book

The Academic Librarian as Blended Professional


  • Author : Michael Perini
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-04-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081010150

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The Academic Librarian as Blended Professional Excerpt :

The Academic Librarian as Blended Professional employs a model that allows for individual and managerial reconceptualization of the librarian's role, also helping to mitigate obstacles to professional development both internal and external to the library. Using traditional and personal narrative, the book extends Whitchurch’s blended professional model, designed to consider the merging of academicians’ roles across several spheres of professional and academic influence in a higher education setting, to academic librarians. The book is significant due to its use of higher education theory to examine the professional identity of academic librarians and the issues impacting librarian professional development. The work offers a constructive, replicable research design appropriate for the analysis of librarians in other academic settings, providing additional insights into how these professionals might perceive their roles within the larger context of a higher education environment. Following the application of the blended professional model, this book contends that academic librarians have similar roles concerning research, instruction, and service when compared to an institution’s tenure-track faculty. The scope of professional productivity and the expectation of the librarians, though, are much less regimented. Consequently, the academic librarians find themselves in a tenuous working space where their blended role is inhibited by real and perceived barriers. Uses a model from the discipline of higher education in order to better conceptualize and understand the academic librarian's role in the institution Allows for the analysis and understanding of the librarian's identity and role in a context familiar to those outside of the academic library system Provides a unique understanding of both the library system and its librarians, explaining the nuances of the greater higher education collective

Collaboration and the Academic Library Book

Collaboration and the Academic Library


  • Author : Jeremy Atkinson
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-02-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081022887

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Collaboration and the Academic Library Excerpt :

Collaboration and the Academic Library: Internal and External, Local and Regional, National and International explores the considerable change that has affected universities and academic libraries in recent years. Given this complex and important context, it is clear that the academic library increasingly needs to operate in partnership with its users and other professionals and organizations to be successful in meeting the needs of its clientele. Academic librarians need to work closely with client groups so that services are relevant, and close partnerships with other professionals need to be forged to provide seamless services for users. The book looks at all aspects of collaboration affecting academic libraries, both internally and externally, to help the reader understand future directions for collaborative activities in a complex and difficult working environment. Considers collaboration issues affecting academic libraries Covers both internal and external collaboration Provides readers with direction for collaborative activities Shows how academic librarians can work with client groups to keep services relevant

Advances in Library Administration and Organization Book

Advances in Library Administration and Organization


  • Author : Delmus E. Williams
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-06-16
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784419097

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Advances in Library Administration and Organization Excerpt :

Volume 33 of Advances in Library Administration and Organization brings together a range of diverse and reflective essays to provide strategies that will be of value in addressing challenges faced by current and future library managers.

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management Book

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management


  • Author : Peggy Johnson
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2014-03-21
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 554
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838911914

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Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management Excerpt :

In this sweeping revision of a text that has become an authoritative standard, expert instructor and librarian Peggy Johnson addresses the art of controlling and updating library collections, whether located locally or accessed remotely. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues.

Minds Alive Book

Minds Alive


  • Author : Patricia Demers
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-19
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781487505271

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Minds Alive Excerpt :

Minds Alive explores the enduring role and intrinsic value of libraries, archives, and public institutions in the digital age. Featuring international contributors, this volume delves into libraries and archives as institutions and institutional partners, the professional responsibilities of librarians and archivists, and the ways in which librarians and archivists continue to respond to the networked age, digital culture, and digitization. The endless possibilities and robust importance of libraries and archives are at the heart of this optimistic collection. Topics include transformations in the networked digital age; Indigenous issues and challenges in custodianship, ownership, and access; the importance of the harmonization of memory institutions today; and the overarching significance of libraries and archives in the public sphere. Libraries and archives - at once public institutions providing both communal and private havens of discovery - are being repurposed and transformed in intercultural contexts. Only by keeping pace with users' changing needs can they continue to provide the richest resources for an informed citizenry.

The Meaning of the Library Book
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The Meaning of the Library


  • Author : Alice Crawford
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691175744

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The Meaning of the Library Excerpt :

"Tracing what the library has meant since its beginning, examining how its significance has shifted, and pondering its importance in the twenty-first century, significant contributors--including the librarian of the Congress and the former executive director of the HathiTrust--present a cultural history of the library"--Dust jacket flap.

Mastering Subject Specialties  Practical Advice from the Field Book

Mastering Subject Specialties Practical Advice from the Field


  • Author : Karen Sobel
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2016-03-28
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440839658

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Mastering Subject Specialties Practical Advice from the Field Excerpt :

Covering the most common subject specialties and departmental liaison roles found in colleges and universities, this guide is for early- and mid-career librarians looking to move up in their chosen specialty as well as for established academic librarians interested in changing fields or for librarians taking on liaison roles in areas outside their expertise. • Supplies invaluable career advice from experienced professionals on key subjects such as changing fields within librarianship, patterns of scholarly communication in different fields, tenure, and moving up in your chosen field • Provides information far beyond the basics taught in courses on academic librarianship • Offers valuable insights for beginning academic librarians as well as experienced librarians and career-changers • Covers the most commonly found subject specialties in colleges and universities—literature, history, social and behavioral sciences, arts, pure and applied sciences, and business—as well as in academic special libraries for law, health science, music, and government information

Positioning the Academic Library within the University Book

Positioning the Academic Library within the University


  • Author : Leo Appleton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-05-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000352146

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Positioning the Academic Library within the University Excerpt :

Academic libraries are facing uncertain times. The international higher education environment is very volatile and academic libraries and librarians can play a major role in helping to strategically position their parent institution within it. In doing so, there needs to be clarity as to what the position of the academic library is with regard to the role and function it has within the university and how library leadership can have pan-institutional influence and impact. There are several ways in which the academic library can position itself and this collection demonstrates many of these. Strategic alignment with the university and its mission is a fundamental part of successful positioning, as is being flexible, adaptable and responsive to changing needs, requirements and expectations. Developments in research support and scholarly communications, as well as super-convergences with other academic support departments, are examples of such responsiveness. These topics along with other emerging themes, such as library functions and institutional partnerships and collaborations, are all discussed in the book and provide the reader with a rich variety of reflections and case studies on how academic libraries, from across the globe, have addressed their position within their institution. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal New Review of Academic Librarianship.

Information Literacy and Information Skills Instruction  New Directions for School Libraries  4th Edition Book

Information Literacy and Information Skills Instruction New Directions for School Libraries 4th Edition


  • Author : Nancy Pickering Thomas
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2020-05-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440844522

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Information Literacy and Information Skills Instruction New Directions for School Libraries 4th Edition Excerpt :

Exploring the ways in which today's Internet-savvy young people view and use information to complete school assignments and make sense of everyday life, this new edition provides a review of the literature since 2010. The development of information literacy skills instruction can be traced from its basis in traditional reference services to its current growth as an instructional imperative for school librarians. Reviewing the scholarly research that supports best practices in the 21st century school library, this book contains insights into improving instruction across content areas—drawn from the scholarly literatures of library and information studies, education, communication, psychology, and sociology—that will be useful to school, academic, and public librarians and LIS students. In this updated fourth edition, special attention is given to recent studies of information seeking in changing instructional environments made possible by the Internet and new technologies. This new edition also includes new chapters on everyday information seeking, motivation, and a much-expanded chapter on Web 2.0. The new AASL standards are included and explored in the discussion. This book will appeal to LIS professors and students in school librarianship programs as well as to practicing school librarians. Offers information literacy research and applications to instruction useful to all types of libraries Expands on previous editions of a textbook widely adopted by school library preparation programs Discusses the newest AASL standards as they relate to information literacy and instruction

Liaison Services in ARL Libraries Book

Liaison Services in ARL Libraries


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Association of Research Libr
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Academic libraries
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015029544189

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Innovative Solutions for Building Community in Academic Libraries Book

Innovative Solutions for Building Community in Academic Libraries


  • Author : Bonnand, Sheila
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2015-05-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466683938

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Innovative Solutions for Building Community in Academic Libraries Excerpt :

The library has always been an essential part of the collegiate experience, providing students with access to knowledge and literature. However, as virtual services and online learning become more prominent within collegiate environments, the ways students conduct research and access resources has been altered. Innovative Solutions for Building Community in Academic Libraries examines new methods librarians use to engage both on-campus and online users in library services, taking into account the significant impacts of online learning on students’ interaction with library resources. Focusing on various outreach practices, techniques of literacy instruction, and the utilization of library spaces, this research-supported book is a pivotal reference source for distance educators, program planners, academics, and library professionals interested in new ways to attract users to library services.

Evidence Based Faculty Development Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning  SoTL  Book

Evidence Based Faculty Development Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning SoTL


  • Author : Plews, Rachel C.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-01-10
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 470
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799822141

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Evidence Based Faculty Development Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning SoTL Excerpt :

Educational developers play a central role in supporting faculty members and informing their ongoing professional development programming through the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). SoTL presents an opportunity for faculty professional development that is action-oriented, evidence-based, and engaging for faculty members at any stage in their academic career. Evidence-Based Faculty Development Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is a critical scholarly publication that examines SoTL research as a method of professional development for educational developers and higher education faculty members. Highlighting topics such as professional development, research ethics, and faculty engagement, this book is ideal for deans, professors, department chairs, academicians, administrators, educational developers, curriculum designers, researchers, and students.

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.