Global Perspectives On School Libraries

Author: Luisa Marquardt
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110232200
Size: 59.39 MB
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Global Perspectives On School Libraries from the Author: Luisa Marquardt. This book is for school librarians and information specialists, school teachers, library and information science teachers, school leaders, principals and administrators. It focuses on changes and challenges of the transitional societies and reviews the literacies required for an active citizenship. It treats the school library's role in education and information literacy. It contains contributions from different regions in the world and it provides an overview of best practices. survey of best practices for school libraries worldwide up-to-date contributions about the changed role of librarians in school libraries

Big 6 In Middle School

Author: Barbara A. Jansen
Publisher: Linworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781586832155
Size: 31.13 MB
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Big 6 In Middle School from the Author: Barbara A. Jansen. Shows teachers how to help students build a solid foundation in solving information problems in meaningful contexts.

Handbook Of Research On Inventive Digital Tools For Collection Management And Development In Modern Libraries

Author: Thanuskodi, S.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466681799
Size: 19.35 MB
Format: PDF
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Handbook Of Research On Inventive Digital Tools For Collection Management And Development In Modern Libraries from the Author: Thanuskodi, S.. The quality of library collections depends heavily on the initial assessment requirements. An accurate assessment assists with meeting the goals and missions of the library, but the introduction of digital media and resources is accompanied with new challenges in measuring the effective use of the library’s collection. The Handbook of Research on Inventive Digital Tools for Collection Management and Development in Modern Libraries details how libraries strive to bridge traditional collections with their new digital counterparts. Providing real-world examples and analysis of the modern library, this publication is a timely reference source for professionals and researchers in the fields of library and information science, as well as executives interested in information and organizational development.

Foundations Of Library And Information Science

Author: Richard Rubin
Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub
ISBN: 9781555706906
Size: 40.58 MB
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Foundations Of Library And Information Science from the Author: Richard Rubin. Rubin observes in his preface, Our profession demands constant growth, continuous learning, and very open minds. Accordingly, this meticulous revision of his landmark text includes a completely fresh discussion of the most current issues and key technological developments in the field.

Thinking In Systems

Author: Donella Meadows
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603581486
Size: 73.86 MB
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Thinking In Systems from the Author: Donella Meadows. In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth—the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet— Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001. Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute’s Diana Wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life. Some of the biggest problems facing the world—war, hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation—are essentially system failures. They cannot be solved by fixing one piece in isolation from the others, because even seemingly minor details have enormous power to undermine the best efforts of too-narrow thinking. While readers will learn the conceptual tools and methods of systems thinking, the heart of the book is grander than methodology. Donella Meadows was known as much for nurturing positive outcomes as she was for delving into the science behind global dilemmas. She reminds readers to pay attention to what is important, not just what is quantifiable, to stay humble, and to stay a learner. In a world growing ever more complicated, crowded, and interdependent, Thinking in Systems helps readers avoid confusion and helplessness, the first step toward finding proactive and effective solutions.

Library 2020

Author: Joseph Janes
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810887150
Size: 64.87 MB
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Library 2020 from the Author: Joseph Janes. Thinking about the future of libraries, librarianship and the work librarians do is as old as libraries themselves. (No doubt seminars were organized by the Alexandria Librarians Association on the future of the scroll and what to do about the rising barbarian tide.) At no time in our memory, though, have these discussions and conversations been so profound and critical. Here one of today’s leading thinkers and speakers about the future of libraries brings together 30 leaders from all types of libraries and from outside librarianship to describe their vision of what the library will be in 2020. Contributors including Stephen Abram, Susan Hildreth, Marie Radford, Clifford Lynch, and Library Journal’s The Annoyed Librarian were asked to describe the “library of 2020,” in whatever terms they wanted, either a specific library or situation or libraries in general. They were told: “be bold, be inspirational, be hopeful, be true, be provocative, be realistic, be depressing, be light-hearted, be thoughtful, be fun…be yourself, and for heaven’s sake, don’t be boring.” Not that they could be. Broadly representative of important perspectives and aspects within the profession as well as featuring important voices beyond the professional realm, Library 2020 presents thought-provoking and illuminating visions from many points of view. It is both required reading for library leaders and trustees as well as an ideal supplemental text for LIS classes looking at the future of the profession.

Dictionary Of Languages

Author: Andrew Dalby
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0713678410
Size: 60.32 MB
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Dictionary Of Languages from the Author: Andrew Dalby. Covering the political, social and historical background of each language, this book offers an insight into human culture and communication. Every language with official status is included. This text is highlighted by maps and charts of scripts, while proverbs, anecdotes and quotations reveal the features that make a language unique.