The Machiavellian Librarian Book

The Machiavellian Librarian


  • Author : Melissa K. Aho
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-10-24
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780634364

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The Machiavellian Librarian Excerpt :

Do librarians ‘rock the boat’? Do they challenge those around them to win influence and advantage? Why is it that librarians are little found on the ‘influence’ grid of personality assessment tests? The Machiavellian Librarian offers real life examples of librarians who use their knowledge and skill to project influence, and turn the tide in their, and their library’s, favor. Authors offer first hand and clear examples to help librarians learn to use their influence effectively, for the betterment of their library and their career. Opening chapters cover visualizing data, as well as networking and strategic alignment. Following chapters discuss influence without authority-making fierce allies, communicating results in accessible language and user-centered planning. Closing chapters address using accreditation and regulation reporting to better position the library, as well as political positioning and outcome assessment. Throws the spotlight on librarian’s professional and personality traits, many of which are deleterious to the long-term viability of library funding Shows how best to boost the value proposition of libraries, through enhanced influence Includes how-to chapters on influencing others in the organization

The Machiavellian Librarian Book

The Machiavellian Librarian


  • Author : Melissa K. Aho
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 1843347555

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The Machiavellian Librarian Excerpt :

Do librarians 'rock the boat'? Do they challenge those around them to win influence and advantage? Why is it that librarians are little found on the 'influence' grid of personality assessment tests? The Machiavellian Librarian offers real life examples of librarians who use their knowledge and skill to project influence, and turn the tide in their, and their library's, favor. Authors offer first hand and clear examples to help librarians learn to use their influence effectively, for the betterment of their library and their career. Opening chapters cover visualizing data, as well as networking and strategic alignment. Following chapters discuss influence without authority-making fierce allies, communicating results in accessible language and user-centered planning. Closing chapters address using accreditation and regulation reporting to better position the library, as well as political positioning and outcome assessment. Throws the spotlight on librarian's professional and personality traits, many of which are deleterious to the long-term viability of library funding Shows how best to boost the value proposition of libraries, through enhanced influence Includes how-to chapters on influencing others in the organization

The Portable Machiavelli Book

The Portable Machiavelli


  • Author : Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1979-01-25
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101128091

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The Portable Machiavelli Excerpt :

In the four and a half centuries since Machiavelli’s death, no single and unanimously accepted interpretation of his ideas has succeeded in imposing itself upon the lively debate over the meaning of his works. Yet there has never been any doubt about the fundamental importance of Machiavelli’s contribution to Western political theory.The Portable Machiavelli brings together the complete texts of The Prince, Belfagor, and Castruccio Castracani, newly translated by Peter Bondanella and Mark Musa especially for this volume. In addition, the editors include an abridged version of The Discourses; a play, The Mandrake Root, in its entirety; seven private letters; and selections from The Art of War and The History of Florence.

The Life of Niccol   Machiavelli Book

The Life of Niccol Machiavelli


  • Author : Roberto Ridolfi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135026615

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The Life of Niccol Machiavelli Excerpt :

This biography of Macchiavelli is widely regarded as Ridolfi’s masterpiece and is based on much material drawn from private and public archives. It presents a fresh interpretation of Macchiavelli’s career and writings and here, for example the dating of the composition of such famous works as the Prince and the Mandragola is established for the first time. This English translation, when originally published in 1963 included numerous correction and additions which brought it up to date with the most recent studies on Macchiavelli and his works.

Creating the Customer Driven Academic Library Book
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Creating the Customer Driven Academic Library


  • Author : Jeannette Woodward
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838990452

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Creating the Customer Driven Academic Library Excerpt :

Librarians are now faced with marketing to a generation of students who log on rather than walk in and this cutting-edge book supplies the tools needed to keep customers coming through the door.

The Essential Writings of Machiavelli Book

The Essential Writings of Machiavelli


  • Author : Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Release Date : 2009-07-08
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307419996

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The Essential Writings of Machiavelli Excerpt :

FINALIST--2008 PEN TRANSLATION PRIZE In The Essential Writings of Machiavelli, Peter Constantine has assembled a comprehensive collection that shows the true depth and breadth of a great Renaissance thinker. Refreshingly accessible, these superb new translations are faithful to Machiavelli’s original, beautifully crafted writings. The volume features essays that appear in English for the first time, such as “A Caution to the Medici” and “The Persecution of Africa.” Also included are complete versions of the political treatise, The Prince, the comic satire The Mandrake, The Life of Castruccio Castracani, and the classic story “Belfagor”, along with selections from The Discourses, The Art of War, and Florentine Histories. Augmented with useful features–vital and concise annotations and cross-references–this unique compendium is certain to become the standard one-volume reference to this influential, versatile, and ever timely writer. “Machiavelli's stress on political necessity rather than moral perfection helped inspire the Renaissance by renewing links with Thucydides and other classical thinkers. This new collection provides deeper insight into Machiavelli’s personality as a writer, thus broadening our understanding of him.” –Robert D. Kaplan, author of Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Demands a Pagan Ethos “Constantine’s selection is not only intelligent; his translations are astonishingly good. Thoughtfully introduced by Albert Russell Ascoli, this edition belongs in everyone’s library.” –John Jeffries Martin, professor and chair, department of history, Trinity University “If one were to assign a single edition of Machiavelli's works, this most certainly would be it.” –John P. McCormick, professor, department of political science, University of Chicago

Gamification Book

Gamification


  • Author : Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-02-16
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442279148

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Gamification Excerpt :

Games can seem to do the impossible: reach patrons and drive traffic to projects and services. But how can libraries use gamification and game elements to improve instruction and outreach, or to encourage the use of particular areas and services? In this guide, readers will learn about how to structure game activities in order to best reach their patrons. Chapters devoted to topics such as personalization, goal setting, working with partners, games in instruction, and assessment illustrate some of the many ways games can have an impact in libraries. Everything in this book is presented from a practical point of view – email templates, real-life examples, and scenarios are included. Games have a lot of potential for use in many different library services, and this book will help you decide how they might work best for you. From the first seeds of a project’s beginning to its eventual maturation, this book will help you develop, implement, and evaluate game-style projects at your library.

Machiavelli s Florentine Republic Book

Machiavelli s Florentine Republic


  • Author : Michelle T. Clarke
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-03-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107125506

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Machiavelli s Florentine Republic Excerpt :

Machiavelli believes republicans must be prepared to defend strict limits on elite power even when elites are 'good'.

Machiavelli in the British Isles Book

Machiavelli in the British Isles


  • Author : Alessandra Petrina
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-05-13
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317102915

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Machiavelli in the British Isles Excerpt :

Machiavelli in the British Isles reassesses the impact of Machiavelli's The Prince in sixteenth-century England and Scotland through the analysis of early English translations produced before 1640, surviving in manuscript form. This study concentrates on two of the four extant sixteenth-century versions: William Fowler's Scottish translation and the Queen's College (Oxford) English translation, which has been hitherto overlooked by scholars. Alessandra Petrina begins with an overview of the circulation and readership of Machiavelli in early modern Britain before focusing on the eight surviving manuscripts. She reconstructs each manuscript's history and the afterlife of the translations before moving to a detailed examination of two of the translations. Petrina's investigation of William Fowler's translation takes into account his biography, in order to understand the Machiavellian influence on early modern political thought. Her study of the Queen's College translation analyses the manuscript's provenance as well as technical details including writing and paper quality. Importantly, this book includes annotated editions of both translations, which compare the texts with the original Italian versions as well as French and Latin versions. With this volume Petrina has compiled an important reference source, offering easy access to little-known translations and shedding light on a community of readers and scholars who were fascinated by Machiavelli, despite political or religious opinion.

Political Handbook of the World 2016 2017 Book

Political Handbook of the World 2016 2017


  • Author : Tom Lansford
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-31
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 1965
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506327150

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Political Handbook of the World 2016 2017 Excerpt :

Published since 1928, the Political Handbook of the World provides timely, thorough, and accurate political information with more in-depth coverage of current political controversies and political parties than any other reference guide. The updated 2016–2017 Edition continues this legacy as the most authoritative source for finding complete facts and analysis on each country’s governmental and political makeup. Political science and international relations scholars have revised this edition, and made understanding complex foreign affairs andpolitical situations easy and accessible. With more than 200 entries on countries and territories throughout the world, housed in one place, these volumes are renowned for their extensive coverage of all major and minor political parties and groups in each political system. They also provide names of key ambassadors and international memberships of each country, plus detailed profiles of more than 30 intergovernmental organizations and United Nations agencies. This comprehensive update will include coverage of current events, issues, crises, and controversies from the course of the last two years, including: The closely-watched U.S. presidential election The effect of the Brexit referendum and installment of a new British prime minister The extensive investigation and subsequent impeachment of Brazil’s president The far-reaching impact of the “Panama Papers” scandal Changes in U.S.–Cuba diplomatic relations and the reopening of their embassies The unconstitutional declaration of Gambia as an Islamic State Sentiments about the migrant and refugee crisis across Europe and the influence on policy Also, the new “For Further Reference” feature included for every country entry directs readers to additional resources to continue their research.

The Library World Book

The Library World


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1916
  • Genre: Libraries
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:HN4I3A

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Routledge Library Editions  The History of Economic Thought Book

Routledge Library Editions The History of Economic Thought


  • Author : Various Authors
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2022-07-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 4498
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351869393

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Routledge Library Editions The History of Economic Thought Excerpt :

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1925 and 1990, draw together research by leading academics in the area of the history of economic thought. The volumes encompass many different schools of economic thought, with a focus on individual economic thinkers such as Friedrich Hayek, Adam Smith and Piero Sraffa. This set will be of interest to students of economics, particularly students of the history of economic thought.

Machiavellian Encounters in Tudor and Stuart England Book

Machiavellian Encounters in Tudor and Stuart England


  • Author : Alessandro Arienzo
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-05-13
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317102878

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Machiavellian Encounters in Tudor and Stuart England Excerpt :

Taking into consideration the political and literary issues hanging upon the circulation of Machiavelli's works in England, this volume highlights how topics and ideas stemming from Machiavelli's books - including but not limited to the Prince - strongly influenced the contemporary political debate. The first section discusses early reactions to Machiavelli's works, focusing on authors such as Reginald Pole and William Thomas, depicting their complex interaction with Machiavelli. In section two, different features of Machiavelli's reading in Tudor literary and political culture are discussed, moving well beyond the traditional image of the tyrant or of the evil Machiavel. Machiavelli's historiography and republicanism and their influences on Tudor culture are discussed with reference to topical authors such as Walter Raleigh, Alberico Gentili, Philip Sidney; his role in contemporary dramatic writing, especially as concerns Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare, is taken into consideration. The last section explores Machiavelli's influence on English political culture in the seventeenth century, focusing on reason of state and political prudence, and discussing writers such as Henry Parker, Marchamont Nedham, James Harrington, Thomas Hobbes and Anthony Ascham. Overall, contributors put Machiavelli's image in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England into perspective, analyzing his role within courtly and prudential politics, and the importance of his ideological proposal in the tradition of republicanism and parliamentarianism.

New Library World Book

New Library World


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1916
  • Genre: Libraries
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000060099433

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