The Experiential Library Book

The Experiential Library

  • Author : Pete McDonnell
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-09-07
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081007785

The Experiential Library Excerpt :

The Experiential Library: Transforming Academic and Research Libraries through the Power of Experiential Learning features contributions—in a relatively conversational, practical, and "how-to" format—from various academic libraries across broad educational levels that have implemented experiential learning programs, services, or resources to enhance the learning and development of both students and library employees. As academic libraries and academic librarians are seeking ways to transform themselves and create collaborative synergies within and without their institutions, this timely book suggests exciting ways to integrate experiential learning into the library’s offerings. Ranging from integrated service learning and Information Literacy instruction that "takes the class out of the classroom," to unique experiential approaches to programming like Course Exhibits and the Human Library, the book is a one-stop-shop for libraries looking to expand their repertoire. It will also help them create connections between experiential learning and their institutions' missions and contributions to student success, by grounding these programs and services on a sure methodological footing. Librarians and educators wishing to learn more about the connections between experiential learning/experiential education and academic libraries would benefit from the advice from authors in this book. Covers experiential learning for academic and research libraries Presents diverse aspects of experiential learning in academic libraries across the spectrum of educational levels Offers a one-stop-shop for librarians keen on bringing experiential learning to their institutions Adds to current conversations in both LIS and experiential education, enabling further synergies in both disciplines

Innovation and Experiential Learning in Academic Libraries Book

Innovation and Experiential Learning in Academic Libraries

  • Author : Sarah Nagle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2022-03-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538151853

Innovation and Experiential Learning in Academic Libraries Excerpt :

Innovation and Experiential Learning in Academic Libraries: Meeting the Needs of 21st Century Students addresses the multitude of ways that academic librarians are collaborating with faculty and helping students develop these enduring skills by developing and integrating active and experiential learning approaches into teaching activities.

Responding to Rapid Change in Libraries Book

Responding to Rapid Change in Libraries

  • Author : Callan Bignoli
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2020-11-10
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838948354

Responding to Rapid Change in Libraries Excerpt :

In the face of rapid change and an ever-widening constellation of challenges, it’s crucial for library leaders to pull back to the question of “why?” Plotting a sustainable way forward depends upon recommitting ourselves to our underlying values, such as customer service and community-building, while fostering the improvements that change makes possible. With passion, patience, and fortitude, libraries can stride confidently into the future. In this book, noted speakers and consultants Bignoli and Stara speak directly to library directors, managers, administrators, and technology staff, offering concrete guidance on setting or resetting strategic priorities. Taking an interconnected and specific approach to planning for and strengthening the library environment as a whole, their book - discusses why libraries should embrace change as a fundamental part of library life; - explores how to harness rapid change to provide more responsive, user-centered library service; - addresses the ways in which libraries straddle the physical and the digital, in areas such as service provision and collections, illuminating how they overlap and can be improved using similar philosophies; - presents both a comprehensive overview of library technologies as well as related team and change management advice, all grounded in user experience principles; - shows how the concepts of sustainability and flexibility apply to physical space planning and design, from furniture selection and arrangement to infrastructure; and - provides sound guidance on project management, problem solving, preparing for future challenges, personal reflection and self-care, and other leadership topics.

Connecting the Library to the Curriculum Book

Connecting the Library to the Curriculum

  • Author : Lynette Torres
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-01-20
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811638688

Connecting the Library to the Curriculum Excerpt :

This book shares the experiences of the Monash University and La Trobe University libraries in Melbourne, Australia, regarding the paths taken to transform and reposition these libraries within their institutions. The book showcases the respective frameworks used to enhance library skill development programs and addresses central topics such as partnerships, pedagogy, curriculum, emerging skill agendas and student success. It offers a theoretical and practical approach to overcoming persistent challenges and discusses several pertinent areas, e.g., establishing library-faculty partnerships, explicitly and coherently developing students’ research skills with discipline-specific content and transforming perceptions of academic libraries’ educative role. The book highlights the current issue of enhancing students’ research skills, which is forcing many academic libraries to reassess their established practices and adopt pedagogical approaches that will more readily resonate with faculty. Chapters 3 and 19 are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via

The Master Printer Book

The Master Printer

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1911
  • Genre: Printing
  • Pages : 1004
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:C3430084

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The Library at Night Book
Score: 4
From 29 Ratings

The Library at Night

  • Author : Alberto Manguel
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-07-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307370273

The Library at Night Excerpt :

In the tradition of A History of Reading, this book is an account of Manguel’s astonishment at the variety, beauty and persistence of our efforts to shape the world and our lives, most notably through something almost as old as reading itself: libraries. The Library at Night begins with the design and construction of Alberto Manguel’s own library at his house in western France – a process that raises puzzling questions about his past and his reading habits, as well as broader ones about the nature of categories, catalogues, architecture and identity. Thematically organized and beautifully illustrated, this book considers libraries as treasure troves and architectural spaces; it looks on them as autobiographies of their owners and as statements of national identity. It examines small personal libraries and libraries that started as philanthropic ventures, and analyzes the unending promise – and defects – of virtual ones. It compares different methods of categorization (and what they imply) and libraries that have built up by chance as opposed to by conscious direction. In part this is because this is about the library at night, not during the day: this book takes in what happens after the lights go out, when the world is sleeping, when books become the rightful owners of the library and the reader is the interloper. Then all daytime order is upended: one book calls to another across the shelves, and new alliances are created across time and space. And so, as well as the best design for a reading room and the makeup of Robinson Crusoe’s library, this book dwells on more "nocturnal" subjects: fictional libraries like those carried by Count Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster; shadow libraries of lost and censored books; imaginary libraries of books not yet written. The Library at Night is a fascinating voyage through the mind of one our most beloved men of letters. It is an invitation into his memory and vast knowledge of books and civilizations, and throu

The Library Mobile Experience Book

The Library Mobile Experience

  • Author : Bohyun Kim
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838959008

The Library Mobile Experience Excerpt :

How are libraries meeting the evolving needs of mobile users? According to comScore, the smartphone is in the “late majority stage of technology adoption curve.” And people don’t turn to their devices only for quick facts when on the move: 93 percent of mobile users access the Internet from home on their devices; what’s more, Pew reports that 63 percent of Americans age 16 and over would use app-based access to library materials and programs if they were available. In this issue of Library Technology Reports, Kim shows how leading libraries are meeting these evolving needs. Topics include: 6 steps to improving your mobile website Analysis of the advantages and challenges of the responsive Web Comparison of user perceptions of web apps and native apps Visual review of the changes in the libraries mobile web implementation since 2010 Results of MIT surveys of more than 15,000 patrons in 2008 and 2011 Tips for simplifying mobile’s complexity

Library Day Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Library Day

  • Author : Anne Rockwell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-01-12
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481427333

Library Day Excerpt :

Beloved author Anne Rockwell celebrates books, the love of reading, and of course, libraries, with a gorgeous new picture book about a child’s first visit to the library! One day, a young boy visits the library for the very first time. While he’s there he listens to stories, reads books and magazines, and learns that there are also movies, crafts, chess, and puppet shows—something for everyone! With simple, lyrical text and bright illustrations that jump off the page, Library Day brings the joys of reading vividly to life.

The Experience of Language Teaching Book

The Experience of Language Teaching

  • Author : Rose Senior
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-02-23
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521612319

The Experience of Language Teaching Excerpt :

This book provides a detailed picture of teaching and learning in communicative classrooms through the words of more than 100 practising language teachers.

Book Club Reboot Book

Book Club Reboot

  • Author : Sarah Ostman
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2019-03-25
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838918869

Book Club Reboot Excerpt :

Is your book club feeling stale or uninspired? Has attendance dropped, or are you struggling to keep your patrons engaged? What you need is a reboot. This resource published in cooperation with ALA's Public Programs Office profiles dozens of successful book clubs across the country.

Quality and the Academic Library Book

Quality and the Academic Library

  • Author : Jeremy Atkinson
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-02-24
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081001349

Quality and the Academic Library Excerpt :

Quality and the Academic Library: Reviewing, Assessing and Enhancing Service Provision provides an in-depth review and analysis of quality management and service quality in academic libraries. All aspects of quality are considered in the book, including quality assessment, quality review, and quality enhancement. An overview of quality management and service quality concepts, principles, and methods leads to a detailed consideration of how they have been applied in universities and their libraries. A case study approach is used with different perspectives provided from the different stakeholders involved in the quality processes. All contributors adopt a critical reflection approach, reflecting on the implications, impact, and significance of the activities undertaken and the conclusions that can be drawn for future developments. The book concludes with an overall reflection on quality management and service quality in academic libraries with a final analysis of priorities for the future. Presents a holistic view of the subject, looking at reviews of academic library services, quality assurance and assessment, quality enhancement, and service quality Provides perspectives from authors with different experiences and responsibilities, including those responsible for initiating and managing quality processes in higher education Includes case studies where the authors not only describe the quality processes used, but also seek to review and reflect on their success, limitations, and the impact of their work some time after the event Seeks to be current, comprehensive, and reflective by including the results of surveys/interviews from senior librarians on quality in academic libraries

Connections based Learning Book

Connections based Learning

  • Author : Sean Robinson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-11-03
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 1775184315

Connections based Learning Excerpt :

Educators are lost in a sea of tweets and posts searching for a framework to address the connected 21st century. We are often told to embrace the connected world without being told how. Is the answer simply to get on Twitter, get students blogging, set up a videoconference, or is there something deeper? We need context. We need to see how connection fits into a greater whole. Sean Robinson gives a framework to help educators navigate this connected world to leverage connection for learning. If you have ever been overwhelmed with implementing project-based learning, teaching 21st century skills, or the stream of teaching ideas on social media, then this is the book for you.

Library Notes Book

Library Notes

  • Author : Melvil Dewey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1886
  • Genre: Cataloging
  • Pages : 324

Library Notes Excerpt :