The Challenges to Library Learning Book

The Challenges to Library Learning


  • Author : Bruce E. Massis
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 103
  • ISBN 10 : 9780789031419

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The Challenges to Library Learning Excerpt :

The Challenges to Library Learning: Solutions for Librarians is an insightful volume that offers a practical philosophy of engagement that can be used to meet the growing challenges facing librarians, including staffing shortages, depleted or eliminated training budgets, longer hours, greater workloads, and rapidly-changing technology, hindering the ability—and willingness—of employees to continue job education in library sciences. With three decades of experience as a library administrator, author Bruce E. Massis details an effective plan for inspiring initiative in the learner to pursue a goal-oriented and individualized approach to learning – helping the library to become more efficient, productive, and user-centered. Topics discussed include overcoming staff disengagement, accepting e-learning as a routine learning model, teaching and measuring information literacy training, creating a flexible alternative staffing model, the Community of Learning Program (CLP) for library staff, and the details of creating and implementing a training program. The Challenges to Library Learning: Solutions for Librarians is a vital and practical resource for anyone actively involved or pursuing a career in library administration.

The Challenges to Library Learning Book

The Challenges to Library Learning


  • Author : Bruce E. Massis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-11-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135696450

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The Challenges to Library Learning Excerpt :

The Challenges to Library Learning: Solutions for Librarians is an insightful volume that offers a practical philosophy of engagement that can be used to meet the growing challenges facing librarians, including staffing shortages, depleted or eliminated training budgets, longer hours, greater workloads, and rapidly-changing technology, hindering the ability—and willingness—of employees to continue job education in library sciences. With three decades of experience as a library administrator, author Bruce E. Massis details an effective plan for inspiring initiative in the learner to pursue a goal-oriented and individualized approach to learning – helping the library to become more efficient, productive, and user-centered. Topics discussed include overcoming staff disengagement, accepting e-learning as a routine learning model, teaching and measuring information literacy training, creating a flexible alternative staffing model, the Community of Learning Program (CLP) for library staff, and the details of creating and implementing a training program. The Challenges to Library Learning: Solutions for Librarians is a vital and practical resource for anyone actively involved or pursuing a career in library administration.

A History of ALA Policy on Intellectual Freedom Book

A History of ALA Policy on Intellectual Freedom


  • Author : Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF)
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2015-07-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838913253

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A History of ALA Policy on Intellectual Freedom Excerpt :

Collecting several key documents and policy statements, this supplement to the ninth edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual traces a history of ALA’s commitment to fighting censorship. An introductory essay by Judith Krug and Candace Morgan, updated by OIF Director Barbara Jones, sketches out an overview of ALA policy on intellectual freedom. An important resource, this volume includes documents which discuss such foundational issues as The Library Bill of RightsProtecting the freedom to readALA’s Code of EthicsHow to respond to challenges and concerns about library resourcesMinors and internet activityMeeting rooms, bulletin boards, and exhibitsCopyrightPrivacy, including the retention of library usage records

Lawn Boy Book
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Lawn Boy


  • Author : Jonathan Evison
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616208257

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Recipient of the 2019 Alex Award​​ “Mike Muñoz Is a Holden Caulfield for a New Millennium--a '10th-generation peasant with a Mexican last name, raised by a single mom on an Indian reservation' . . . Evison, as in his previous four novels, has a light touch and humorously guides the reader, this time through the minefield that is working-class America.” --The New York Times Book Review For Mike Muñoz, life has been a whole lot of waiting for something to happen. Not too many years out of high school and still doing menial work--and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew--he’s smart enough to know that he’s got to be the one to shake things up if he’s ever going to change his life. But how? He’s not qualified for much of anything. He has no particular talents, although he is stellar at handling a lawn mower and wielding clipping shears. But now that career seems to be behind him. So what’s next for Mike Muñoz? In this funny, biting, touching, and ultimately inspiring novel, bestselling author Jonathan Evison takes the reader into the heart and mind of a young man determined to achieve the American dream of happiness and prosperity--who just so happens to find himself along the way.

Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries Book
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Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries


  • Author : Thanuskodi, S.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2013-05-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466640719

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Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries Excerpt :

Academic libraries cater to the diverse needs of scholars, scientists, technocrats, researchers, students, and others personally and professionally invested in higher education. Due to advancements in information and communication technologies (ICT), the vision and mission of academic libraries are changing in developing countries. Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries provides the latest theoretical frameworks and empirical research into academic libraries, investigating concerns such as illiteracy, budgeting, software development, technical training, and others. In particular, this book will be of use to professionals and researchers working in the field of library and information science who are looking for new methods and best practices in the management of effective academic libraries. This book is part of the Advances in Library and Information Science series collection.

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.

Envisioning Future Academic Library Services Book

Envisioning Future Academic Library Services


  • Author : Sue McKnight
  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN 10 : 9781856046916

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Envisioning Future Academic Library Services Excerpt :

Edited by a thought leader with an international reputation, it brings together renowned authors from across the globe who are breaking traditional moulds and boundaries in a way that will have a profound impact on the way libraries and library services are conceptualized in the years to come. They represent the key links in the knowledge chain: authors, publishers, academics, community knowledge creators, librarians and institutions; the student perspective is also provided.

The Knowledge Gap Book
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The Knowledge Gap


  • Author : Natalie Wexler
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735213562

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The Knowledge Gap Excerpt :

The untold story of the root cause of America's education crisis--and the seemingly endless cycle of multigenerational poverty. It was only after years within the education reform movement that Natalie Wexler stumbled across a hidden explanation for our country's frustrating lack of progress when it comes to providing every child with a quality education. The problem wasn't one of the usual scapegoats: lazy teachers, shoddy facilities, lack of accountability. It was something no one was talking about: the elementary school curriculum's intense focus on decontextualized reading comprehension "skills" at the expense of actual knowledge. In the tradition of Dale Russakoff's The Prize and Dana Goldstein's The Teacher Wars, Wexler brings together history, research, and compelling characters to pull back the curtain on this fundamental flaw in our education system--one that fellow reformers, journalists, and policymakers have long overlooked, and of which the general public, including many parents, remains unaware. But The Knowledge Gap isn't just a story of what schools have gotten so wrong--it also follows innovative educators who are in the process of shedding their deeply ingrained habits, and describes the rewards that have come along: students who are not only excited to learn but are also acquiring the knowledge and vocabulary that will enable them to succeed. If we truly want to fix our education system and unlock the potential of our neediest children, we have no choice but to pay attention.

An Introduction to Collection Development for School Librarians Book

An Introduction to Collection Development for School Librarians


  • Author : Mona Kerby
  • Publisher : ALA Editions
  • Release Date : 2019-06-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 0838918921

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An Introduction to Collection Development for School Librarians Excerpt :

By focusing on the basics, readers can begin to reflect on and customize plans for action. A timesaver for the busy school librarian, this collection development digest is the tool you need to ensure success.

Library as Place Book

Library as Place


  • Author : Geoffrey T. Freeman
  • Publisher : Council on Library Resources
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 81
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105063719574

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Library as Place Excerpt :

What is the role of a library when users can obtain information from any location? And what does this role change mean for the creation and design of library space? Six authors an architect, four librarians, and a professor of art history and classics explore these questions this report. The authors challenge the reader to think about new potential for the place we call the library and underscore the growing importance of the library as a place for teaching, learning, and research in the digital age.

Digital Humanities in the Library Book

Digital Humanities in the Library


  • Author : Arianne Hartsell-Gundy
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-04
  • Genre: Academic librarians
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : 0838987672

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Digital Humanities in the Library Excerpt :

In the past decade there has been an intense growth in the number of library publishing services supporting faculty and students. Unified by a commitment to both access and service, library publishing programs have grown from an early focus on backlist digitization to encompass publication of student works, textbooks, research data, as well as books and journals. This growing engagement with publishing is a natural extensions of the academic library's commitment to support the creation of and access to scholarship.

Fool  s Gold Book

Fool s Gold


  • Author : Mark Y. Herring
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2009-08-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN 10 : 0786453931

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Fool s Gold Excerpt :

This work skeptically explores the notion that the internet will soon obviate any need for traditional print-based academic libraries. It makes a case for the library’s staying power in the face of technological advancements (television, microfilm, and CD-ROM’s were all once predicted as the contemporary library’s heir-apparent), and devotes individual chapters to the pitfalls and prevarications of popular search engines, e-books, and the mass digitization of traditional print material.

Research Data Access and Management in Modern Libraries Book

Research Data Access and Management in Modern Libraries


  • Author : Bhardwaj, Raj Kumar
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2019-05-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522584384

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Research Data Access and Management in Modern Libraries Excerpt :

Handling and archiving data should be done in a highly professional and quality-controlled manner. For academic and research libraries, it is required to know how to document data and support traceability, as well as to make it reusable and productive. However, these institutions have different requirements relating to the archiving and reusability of data. Therefore, a comprehensive source of information is required to understand data access and management within these organizations. Research Data Access and Management in Modern Libraries is a critical scholarly resource that delves into innovative data management strategies and strategy implementation in library settings and provides best practices to stakeholders using the latest tools and technology. It further explores concepts such as research data management, data access, data preservation, building document and data institutional repositories, applications of Web 2.0 tools, mobile technology applications in data access, and conducting information literacy programs. This book is ideal for librarians, information specialists, research scholars, students, IT managers, computer scientists, policymakers, educators, and academic administrators.

Information Seeking Behavior and Challenges in Digital Libraries Book

Information Seeking Behavior and Challenges in Digital Libraries


  • Author : Tella, Adeyinka
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2016-07-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 359
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522502975

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Information Seeking Behavior and Challenges in Digital Libraries Excerpt :

Digital libraries have been established worldwide to make information more readily available, and this innovation has changed the way information seekers interact with the data they are collecting. Faced with decentralized, heterogeneous sources, these users must be familiarized with high-level search activities in order to sift through large amounts of data. Information Seeking Behavior and Challenges in Digital Libraries addresses the problems of usability and search optimization in digital libraries. With topics addressing all aspects of information seeking activity, the research found in this book provides insight into library user experiences and human-computer interaction when searching online databases of all types. This book addresses the challenges faced by professionals in information management, librarians, developers, students of library science, and policy makers.

Beyond Banned Books Book

Beyond Banned Books


  • Author : Kristin Pekoll
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2019-05-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838918890

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Beyond Banned Books Excerpt :

This resource from Pekoll, Assistant Director of the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF), uses specific case studies to offer practical guidance on safeguarding intellectual freedom related to library displays, programming, and other librarian-created content.