Divided Libraries

Author: T.D. Webb
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078646478X
Size: 37.72 MB
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Divided Libraries from the Author: T.D. Webb. Given the highly trained library workforce now available and the vast and growing array of packaging information and knowledge, libraries have the capacity to become pre-eminent places of learning, research, and teaching. Yet, despite this potential, libraries remain divided from their constituencies and their governing bodies, be they students, faculties, university administrations, municipal governments, or ordinary citizens. Indeed, many modern university administrators, viewing librarians as ancillary citizens in academe, have allowed their libraries to wither under the burden of shrinking budgets, staffing inadequacies, and deteriorating facilities. This thought-provoking volume by a 35-year veteran of academic libraries identifies, diagnoses, and provides remedies to the damaging divisions in and between libraries and librarianship, arguing that the processes of teaching constitute the genuine context in which to steer librarianship into the future.

Collection Evaluation In Academic Libraries

Author: Thomas E. Nisonger
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9780872879256
Size: 27.70 MB
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Collection Evaluation In Academic Libraries from the Author: Thomas E. Nisonger. Detailed annotations (100-150 words) on some 500 items focus on articles, books, and book chapters published from 1980 through 1991 and important classic items published prior to 1980. With both scholarly/theoretical and practical how-to perspectives, the book covers material concerning research, university, college, community college, and special libraries. Major chapters discuss an overview of the collection evaluation process, methods and methodology, use studies, availability studies, the RLG Conspectus, serials evaluation (including serials review case studies), citation analysis (including structure of disciplines), journal ranking, standards, and application of automation to the collection evaluation process. The book will be useful to academic library practitioners, students, teachers, and researchers in library and information science education.

Revolutionizing The Development Of Library And Information Professionals Planning For The Future

Author: Hines, Samantha Schmehl
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466646764
Size: 65.46 MB
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Revolutionizing The Development Of Library And Information Professionals Planning For The Future from the Author: Hines, Samantha Schmehl. As more associations struggle with limited professional development funding, the opportunities for library and information experts to advance their skills are being examined in a more effective and cost-efficient manner. Revolutionizing the Development of Library and Information Professionals: Planning for the Future examines the future of library professional development by investigating the aspects that make these development events worthwhile. This book is essential for library association personnel, educational institutions, and management personnel in large library systems to aid in determining future trends in professional development opportunities for their staff.

The Experiential Library

Author: Pete McDonnell
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 0081007787
Size: 68.38 MB
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The Experiential Library from the Author: Pete McDonnell. 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

Adult And Continuing Education Concepts Methodologies Tools And Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466657812
Size: 49.14 MB
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Adult And Continuing Education Concepts Methodologies Tools And Applications from the Author: Management Association, Information Resources. Beyond the undergraduate and graduate levels, education has traditionally ceased when students enter the workforce as professionals in their respective fields. However, recent trends in education have found that adult students beyond the traditional university age often benefit greatly from returning to further their education. Adult and Continuing Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications investigates some of the most promising trends in furthering education and professional development in a variety of settings and industries. With an extensive array of chapters on topics ranging from non-traditional students to online and distance education for adult learners, this multi-volume reference book will provide students, educators, and industry professionals with the tools necessary to make the most of their return to the classroom.

Handbuch Informationskompetenz

Author: Wilfried SĂĽhl-Strohmenger
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110403420
Size: 13.33 MB
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Handbuch Informationskompetenz from the Author: Wilfried SĂĽhl-Strohmenger. This work offers a basic overview of information literacy from the perspective of the library and information sciences. It includes essays on strategies for practical implementation of support for information literacy in schools, universities, and research facilities. A particular focus is placed on designing such programs to promote learning through calculated spatial and technical infrastructures and didactically effective planning.

Advances In Library Administration And Organization

Author: Edward D. Garten
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1849505284
Size: 68.71 MB
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Advances In Library Administration And Organization from the Author: Edward D. Garten. A collection of essays, designed to challenge working administrators and researchers to look more closely at their operations and consider again how they develop people and the organizations in which they work.

The Academic Library Administrator S Field Guide

Author: Bryce Nelson
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838912230
Size: 66.60 MB
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The Academic Library Administrator S Field Guide from the Author: Bryce Nelson. The daily administration of an academic library often leaves you needing quick advice on the topic at hand. Nelson, an experienced administrator writing from first-hand knowledge, delivers such advice in 30 topical chapters. Each chapter begins with an “Assertion,” a one-sentence summary allowing you to rapidly scan the book and find what you need. When you’re on the job you can dip into this guide for ready-to-use guidance on the full range of administrator responsibilities, such as How to think and act politically Preparing staff for safety and security procedures Influencing student and faculty's perception of the library as a basic component of education Fostering librarians' professional identity as teachers Communicating effectively, from email messages to meetings Assessment and systematic collection of data Commentary sections in each chapter offer observations and interpretation, with abundant examples of useful advice. If you want to dig further into a topic, a Readings section points you to resources. Packed with insight about the day-to-day operations of the academic library, Nelson's guide will be invaluable to new and experienced administrators alike.

Reference And Information Services An Introduction 5th Edition

Author: Linda C. Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440836973
Size: 32.12 MB
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Reference And Information Services An Introduction 5th Edition from the Author: Linda C. Smith. Thoroughly updated, this is the essential guide to one of the most fundamental fields in the library profession. It links you—and through you, your patrons—to the significant changes that have occurred in reference and information sciences with emphasis on the growth of digital content. • Provides a comprehensive text edited by two highly regarded experts in reference and academic librarianship, Linda C. Smith and Melissa A. Wong, with chapters written by some of the best minds in the library science field • Includes newly updated information that reflects today's realities in reference service with an indication of how reference service may be provided to meet changing patron needs in the future • Encompasses the effective use of print sources, free online sources, and fee-based sources • Features individual chapters that can be used for in-service staff training or in student course packs