The 21st Century Academic Library Book

The 21st Century Academic Library


  • Author : Mary K. Bolin
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-08-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081018675

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The 21st Century Academic Library Excerpt :

The 21st Century Academic Library: Global Patterns of Organization and Discourse discusses the organization of academic libraries, drawing on detailed research and data. The organization of the library follows the path of a print book or journal: acquisitions, cataloguing, circulation, reference, instruction, preservation and general administration. Most libraries still have public services and technical services, and are still very print-based in their organization, while their collections and services are increasingly electronic and virtual. This book gathers information on organizational patterns of large academic libraries in the US and Europe, providing data that could motivate libraries to adopt innovative organizational structures or assess the effectiveness of their current organizational patterns. Contributes to the literature on the globalization of information and of library and information science Analyzes and presents data in a way that allows librarians and library administrators to consider what organizational patterns are the most effective for the goals they are pursuing Includes emerging patterns that are not widely seen in the academic library population

Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries Book

Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries


  • Author : Kelly Blessinger
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-02-11
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780633688

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Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries Excerpt :

Workplace culture refers to conditions that collectively influence the work atmosphere. These can include policies, norms, and unwritten standards for behavior. This book focuses on various aspects of workplace culture in academic libraries from the practitioners’ viewpoint, as opposed to that of the theoretician. The book asks the following questions: What conditions contribute to an excellent academic library work environment? What helps to make a particular academic library a great place to work? Articles focus on actual programs while placing the discussion in a scholarly context. The book is structured into 14 chapters, covering various aspects of workplace culture in academic libraries, including: overview of workplace culture, assessment, recruitment, acclimation for new librarians, workforce diversity, physical environment, staff morale, interaction between departments, tenure track/academic culture, mentoring/coaching, generational differences, motivation/incentives, complaints/conflict management, and organizational transparency. Includes the most current best practices and models in academic libraries Represents the viewpoints of both the employee and manager Focuses on the academic library as workplace rather than as a service provider

The Expert Library Book

The Expert Library


  • Author : Scott Walter
  • Publisher : Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 373
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838985519

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The Expert Library Excerpt :

Collects essays by academic librarians exploring such ways to advance academic libraries in the twenty-first century as identifying core competencies, promoting participatory librarianship, and supporting new roles and responsibilities.

Marketing the 21st Century Library Book

Marketing the 21st Century Library


  • Author : Debra Lucas-Alfieri
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-05-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780634548

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Marketing the 21st Century Library Excerpt :

Although the 21st century library is competing with numerous web-based resources, its clients can benefit from using its research assistance, physical and online holdings, and physical space, so they need to understand what the library offers. Marketing the 21st Century Library systematically and concisely teaches students and practitioners how to and why they should market and promote academic libraries. Librarians need to use marketing not only to advertise and promote resources, but also to boost the profession and the role we play. The book introduces key marketing concepts, followed by the history of library marketing. Subsequent chapters guide readers through a series of tools and resources so they can create their own marketing plans, concluding with an exploration of resources, services and further readings. Includes web extras, tables, problem and solution exercises Contains extensive references to real-world examples of good practice Details practical examples and case summaries from leading libraries Explores the importance of marketing and promoting academic libraries Provides resources for readers to help create marketing plans

Leading the 21st Century Academic Library Book

Leading the 21st Century Academic Library


  • Author : Bradford Lee Eden
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-03-02
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442245778

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Leading the 21st Century Academic Library Excerpt :

Leading the 21st Century Academic Library: Successful Strategies for Envisioning and Realizing Preferred Futures will explore the new roles and directions academic libraries are taking in the 21st century as a consequence of visionary leadership in exploring diverse futures.

Reimagining the Academic Library Book

Reimagining the Academic Library


  • Author : David W. Lewis
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-05-04
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442263383

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Reimagining the Academic Library Excerpt :

Academic libraries are in the midst of significant disruption. Academic librarians and university administrators know they need to change, but are not sure how. Bits and pieces of what needs to happen are clear, but the whole picture is hard to grasp. Reimagining the Academic Library paints a simple straightforward picture of the changes affecting academic libraries and what academic librarians need to do to respond to the changes would help to guide future library practice. The aim is to explain where academic libraries need to go and how to get there in a book that can be read in a weekend. David Lewis provides a readable survey of the current state of academic library practice and proposes where academic libraries need to go in the future to provide value to their campuses. His primary focus is on collections as this is the area with the greatest opportunity for change and is the driver of most library cost. Lewis provides an accessible framework for thinking about how library practice needs to adjust in the digital environment. The book will be useful not only to academic librarians, but also for librarians to share with presidents and provosts who a concise source for understanding where and how to focus their expenditures on libraries.

Expectations of Librarians in the 21st Century Book
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Expectations of Librarians in the 21st Century


  • Author : Karl Bridges
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN 10 : 0313322945

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Expectations of Librarians in the 21st Century Excerpt :

This collection of 50 essays elucidates the many facets of modern librarianship and what is expected of today's librarians.

Public Libraries in the 21st Century Book

Public Libraries in the 21st Century


  • Author : Anne Goulding
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317073604

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Public Libraries in the 21st Century Excerpt :

Public Libraries in the 21st Century presents a comprehensive analysis of the impact of recent policy initiatives directly targeted at public libraries along with broader developments in the public sector environment within which they operate. Key features include: ¢ An exploration of the context within which public libraries are operating and analysis of their role in local and national life; ¢ Examples of best practice in service delivery; ¢ Evaluation of the challenges and opportunities confronting public library managers; ¢ Wide ranging coverage, including information from published and unpublished sources, supplemented by interviews with key stakeholders in the public library sector. The book provides a unique and thorough guide to the contemporary discourses surrounding issues of identity, social purpose, value and strategy facing the public library service.

Business School Libraries in the 21st Century Book

Business School Libraries in the 21st Century


  • Author : Tim Wales
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317170495

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Business School Libraries in the 21st Century Excerpt :

In a period of change, consolidation and cut-backs as well as rapid technological developments, the business school library is often at the forefront of new initiatives and innovative approaches to delivering and managing information in the most responsive yet cost-effective manner possible. In this unique book a respected group of business library directors from prestigious institutions around the world come together to reflect on the key challenges facing their libraries today, from change management to technology and communications to space. They document the state of the sector during a time of fundamental change, draw on their own local contexts to explore topics and concepts and share their insights into what the future might bring. This book will be essential reading not only for librarians working in business, management or social sciences disciplines but for all professionals managing library and information services.

Privacy in the 21st Century Book

Privacy in the 21st Century


  • Author : Helen R. Adams
  • Publisher : Libraries Unltd Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN 10 : 1591582091

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Privacy in the 21st Century Excerpt :

Describes several issues relating to privacy in public, school, and academic libraries, including privacy and emerging technology, the USA PATRIOT Act, and responsibilities of librarians to their patrons.

Libraries in the Twenty First Century Book

Libraries in the Twenty First Century


  • Author : Stuart J. Ferguson
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2007-05-31
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780632810

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Libraries in the Twenty First Century Excerpt :

Libraries in the Twenty-First Century brings together library educators and practitioners to provide a scholarly yet accessible overview of library and information management and the challenges that the twenty-first century offers the information profession. The papers in this collection illustrate the changing nature of the library as it evolves into its twenty-first century manifestation. The national libraries of Australia and New Zealand, for instance, have harnessed information and communication technologies to create institutions that are far more national, even democratic, in terms of delivery of service and sheer presence than their print-based predecessors. Aimed at practitioners and students alike, this publication covers specific types of library and information agencies, discusses specific aspects of library and information management and places developments in library and information services in a number of broad contexts: socio-economic, ethico-legal, historical and educational.

The Value of Academic Libraries Book

The Value of Academic Libraries


  • Author : Megan Oakleaf
  • Publisher : Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838985687

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The Value of Academic Libraries Excerpt :

This report provides Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) leaders and the academic community with a clear view of the current state of the literature on value of libraries within an institutional context, suggestions for immediate "Next Steps" in the demonstration of academic library value, and a "Research Agenda" for articulating academic library value. Its focus is to help librarians understand, based on professional literature, the current answer to the question, "How does the library advance the missions of the institution?" This report is also of interest to higher educational professionals external to libraries, including senior leaders, administrators, faculty, and student affairs professionals.

Meeting the Needs of Student Users in Academic Libraries Book

Meeting the Needs of Student Users in Academic Libraries


  • Author : Michele Crump
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-10-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780633237

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Meeting the Needs of Student Users in Academic Libraries Excerpt :

Meeting the Needs of Student Users in Academic Libraries surveys and evaluates the current practice of learning commons and research services within the academic library community in order to determine if these learning spaces are functioning as intended. To evaluate their findings, the authors examine the measurement tools that libraries have used to evaluate usage and satisfaction, including contemporary anthropological studies that provide a more detailed view of the student’s approach to research. The book takes a candid look at these redesigns and asks if improvements have lived up to expectations of increased service and user satisfaction. Are librarians using these findings to inform the evolution and implementation of new service models, or have they simply put a new shade of lipstick on the pig? Takes an honest look at learning commons in academic libraries and discusses what is working and what is not Explores behind the statistics as to why users come to the library; does the librarians’ concept of ‘the library as place’ match user perception? Looks at the anthropology of the user to gauge satisfaction with the services and space provided by the library via recent survey findings

Library Science and Administration  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications Book

Library Science and Administration Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications


  • Author : Management Association, Information Resources
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2017-11-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 1735
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522539155

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Library Science and Administration Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Excerpt :

Effective administration of libraries is a crucial part of delivering library services to the public. To develop and implement best practices, librarians must be aware and informed of the recent advances in library administration. Library Science and Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on trends, techniques, and management of libraries and examines the benefits and challenges of library administration. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as digital libraries, information sciences, and academic libraries, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, practitioners, and librarians seeking current research on library science and administration.

Collection Development and Management for 21st Century Library Collections Book

Collection Development and Management for 21st Century Library Collections


  • Author : Vicki L. Gregory
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2019-07-03
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838917121

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Collection Development and Management for 21st Century Library Collections Excerpt :

Packed with discussion questions, activities, suggested additional references, selected readings, and many other features that speak directly to students and library professionals, Gregory’s Collection Development and Management for 21st Century Library Collections is a comprehensive handbook that also shares myriad insightful ideas and approaches valuable to experienced practitioners. This new second edition brings an already stellar text fully up to date, presenting top-to-bottom coverage of the impact of new technologies and developments on the discipline, including discussion of e-books, open access, globalization, self-publishing, and other trends; needs assessment, policies, and selection sources and processes; budgeting and fiscal management; collection assessment and evaluation; weeding, with special attention paid to electronic materials; collaborative collection development and resource sharing; marketing and outreach; self-censorship as a component of intellectual freedom, professional ethics, and other legal issues; diversity and ADA issues; preservation; and the future of the field. Additional features include updated vendor lists, samples of a needs assessment report, a collection development policy, an approval plan, and an electronic materials license.