The Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion, Fourth Edition

A Basic Guide for Library Staff

Author: John J. Burke

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 155570915X

Category: Computers

Page: 264

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The fourth edition of Burke's comprehensive resource, newly revised and updated, is a perfect primer for LIS students and should be at the top of the list for any current or future library professional looking to stay at the forefront of technological advancement. This all-in-one guide helps readers contribute to improving institutional performance, boost productivity, and stay connected to the latest library technology topics and tools by offering incisive coverage of Library technology basics, with a historical overview providing context, suggested resources for staying up to date, and a chapter on appraising and purchasing equipment and putting systems into operation Technology tools, including computers of all kinds (desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices), office applications, the wireless world, the vast changes and potential of library catalogs and databases, social media, and much more How libraries put technology to work through adaptive/assistive technology, virtual reference, blogs, screencasting, distance learning, and other day-to-day workflow Building and maintaining technology, offering guidance on spam, spyware, security strips, and other dangers of the cyberworld, plus troubleshooting tips for typical technology problems and advice on making technology environments comfortable for users The importance of long-range technology planning and how to take steps to start the planning process
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Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion

A Basic Guide for Library Staff

Author: John Burke

Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers

ISBN: 9780838913826

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

View: 555

In its new fifth edition, which has been completely updated and reorganized, this one-stop overview of all technologies used in libraries today is more comprehensive and compelling than ever. The perfect primer for LIS students, Burke's guide should also be at the top of the list for any current or future library professional looking to stay at the forefront of technological advancement. It gives readers a sound and sensible way to consider, access, and use library technologies to better meet the needs of library users. Its incisive coverage includes complete analysis of the librarian's technological toolbox for teaching, security, databases, and more; expert advice on how to compare and evaluate competing technology solutions; mobile devices and technology, social media, streaming media, and privacy; makerspaces and other technology programing; updated content on open source catalog systems, discovery layers, and related elements of library management systems; a new section on learning management systems (LMS); websites, web-based services, and free information resources; improved guidance on usability; new technology predictions for the future, with tips on how to stay up to date with the latest developments; and a glossary of useful terms. Informed by a large-scale survey of librarians across the spectrum of institution types, this guide will be a true technology companion to novices and seasoned LIS professionals alike.
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The Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion, Fifth Edition: A Basic Guide for Library Staff

Author: John J. Burke

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838914268

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

View: 9023

In its new fifth edition, which has been completely updated and reorganized, this one-stop overview of all technologies used in libraries today is more comprehensive and compelling than ever. The perfect primer for LIS students, Burke's guide should also be at the top of the list for any current or future library professional looking to stay at the forefront of technological advancement. It gives readers a sound and sensible way to consider, access, and use library technologies to better meet the needs of library users. Its incisive coverage includes complete analysis of the librarian's technological toolbox for teaching, security, databases, and more;expert advice on how to compare and evaluate competing technology solutions;mobile devices and technology, social media, streaming media, and privacy;makerspaces and other technology programing;updated content on open source catalog systems, discovery layers, and related elements of library management systems;a new section on learning management systems (LMS);websites, web-based services, and free information resources;improved guidance on usability;new technology predictions for the future, with tips on how to stay up to date with the latest developments; anda glossary of useful terms. Informed by a large-scale survey of librarians across the spectrum of institution types, this guide will be a true technology companion to novices and seasoned LIS professionals alike.
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Readers' Advisory Service in the Public Library

Author: Joyce G. Saricks

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838908976

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 211

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Do you have anything else like this? In public libraries, reference librarians are often called on to make recommendations to readers, sometimes in genres that they don't personally read. Learning how to frame a discussion and articulate the appeal of a book, author, or genre marks the essence of a successful readers' advisor. Readers' advisory is defined as, patron-oriented library service for adult fiction readers, according to Saricks, a noted expert on the subject. In the completely revised third edition of Readers' Advisory Service for Public Libraries, Saricks updates this critically acclaimed how-to guide, making it more helpful than ever. As reference librarians seek support in guiding adult readers, they've come to trust this authoritative resource. lists, identifying what else is like a favorite book; Practical guidelines for conducting the advisory interview so it's a comfortable exchange; Confidence-boosting tactics for drawing on reviews to make recommendations; Methods for incorporating nonfiction into the discussion; More resources and online tools; Using the proven strategies in this newly updated, back-to-basics overview, librarians providing readers' advisory services will find the answers they need to help customers make appropriate choices.
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The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know

A LITA Guide

Author: LITA

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838912281

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 8894

While it's inspiring to ponder the libraries of the 22nd century, it's a lot more practical to think ahead to the next five years. That's just what Varnum and his hand-picked team of contributors have done, showing library technology staff and administrators where to invest time and money to receive the greatest benefits. Their ideas will stimulate strategic thinking and help library staff make informed decisions about meeting user expectations and delivering services. Sure conversation starters and informative for any library, chapters include “Impetus to Innovate: Convergence and Library Trends,” by A.J. Million and Heather Lea Moulaison“Hands-Free Augmented Reality: Impacting the Library Future,” by Brigitte M. Bell and Terry Cottrell“Libraries and Archives Augmenting the World,” by William Denton“The Future of Cloud-Based Library Systems,” by Steven Bowers and Elliot Jonathan Polak“Library Discovery: From Ponds to Streams,” by Varnum“Exit As Strategy: Web Services as the New Websites for Many Libraries,” by Anson Parker, VP Nagraj, and David Moody“Reading and Non-Reading: Text Mining in Critical Practice,” by Devin Higgins“Bigger, Better, Together: Building the Digital Library of the Future,” by Jeremy York“The Case for Open Hardware in Libraries,” by Jason Griffey This compendium offers an expert-level view of the library technology that’s just around the corner.
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Crash Course in Reference

Author: Charlotte Ford

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781591584636

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 143

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Reviews the basics of reference services in public libraries, including information on locating resources, maintaining the collection, the ethics of providing information to all patrons, and joining a network of reference librarians.
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Managing Library Technology

A LITA Guide

Author: Carson Block

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442271825

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 126

View: 1513

This guide will help library managers understand the underpinnings of technology and how to powerfully manage tech to serve patrons and staff alike. You’ll find easy-to-follow exercises and tools that have been tested in real-world situations. Step-by-step instructions for crucial processes including technology planning are included.
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The Library Marketing Toolkit

Author: Ned Potter

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1856048063

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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This Toolkit provides you with everything you need to successfully market any library. As libraries continue to fight for their survival amid growing expectations, competition from online sources and wavering public perceptions, effective marketing is increasingly becoming a critical tool to ensure the continued support of users, stakeholders and society as a whole. This unique practical guide offers expert coverage of every element of library marketing and branding for all sectors including archives and academic, public and special libraries, providing innovative and easy-to-implement techniques and ideas. The book is packed with case studies highlighting best practice and offering expert advice from thought-leaders including David Lee King and Alison Circle (US), Terry Kendrick and Rosemary Stamp (UK), Alison Wallbutton (New Zealand) and Rebecca Jones (Canada), plus institutions at the cutting-edge of library marketing including the British Library, New York Public Library, the National Archive, Cambridge University, JISC, the National Library of Singapore and the State Library of New South Wales. The key topics covered in the text are: • Seven key concepts for marketing libraries • Strategic marketing • The library brand • Marketing and the library building • An introduction to marketing online • Marketing with social media • Marketing with new technologies • Marketing and people • Internal marketing • Library advocacy as marketing • Marketing Special Collections and archives. Readership: The book is supplemented by a companion website and is essential reading for anyone involved in promoting their library or information service, whether at an academic, public or special library or in archives or records management. It’s also a useful guide for LIS students internationally who need to understand the practice of library marketing.
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Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators

Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions

Author: Kenneth D. Crews

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838910920

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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The advancement of innovative education, librarianship, and scholarship has become increasingly entangled with copyright law. Research and education seem to be routinely reinvented with the creation of new software and technological devices. Private agreements are becoming a dominant force on the shape of legal rights and responsibilities.
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The Accidental Library Marketer

Author: Kathy Dempsey

Publisher: Information Today Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

View: 9967

"The Accidental Library Marketer fills a need for library professionals and paraprofessionals who find themselves in an awkward position: They need to promote their libraries and services in the age of the internet, but they've never been taught how to do it effectively. This results-oriented A-to-Z guide by Kathy Dempsey--long-time editor of the Marketing Library Services newsletter--reveals the missing link between the everyday promotion librarians actually do and the "real marketing" that's guaranteed to assure funding, excite users, and build stronger community relationships. Combining real-life examples, expert advice, and checklists in a reader-friendly style, The Accidental Library Marketer is the complete how-to resource for successful library marketing and promotion."--Cover.
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What Every Library Director Should Know

Author: Susan Carol Curzon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810891883

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

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What Every Library Director Should Know is the insider’s view of vital actions, behaviors and strategies to succeed in every type of library. The content is based both on the author’s direct experience after a long career in several types of libraries but also on the direct observation of other managers. Inset into the book are pearls of wisdom from other directors, managers and observers who are answering the question, “what is the one piece of management wisdom that you would give to anyone who wishes to become a library director?” This book will help to get you there by explaining and illustrating the wisdom that is mostly unwritten and which mostly moves in subtle communication.
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Management Basics for Information Professionals, Third Edition

Author: G. Edward Evans,Camila A. Alire

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 1555709095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 600

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Reflecting the rapidly changing information services environment, the third edition of this bestselling title offers updates and a broader scope to make it an even more comprehensive introduction to library management. Addressing the basic skills good library managers must exercise throughout their careers, this edition includes a completely new chapter on management ethics. Evans and Alire also pay close attention to management in "new normal" straitened economic conditions and offer updates on technological topics like social media. Among the areas covered are The managerial environment, including organizational skill sets, the importance of a people-friendly organization, and legal issues Managerial skills such as planning, accountability, trust and delegation, decision making, principles of effective organizational communication, fostering change and innovation, quality control, and marketing Key points on leadership, team-building, and human resource management Budget, resource, and technology management Why ethics matter Tips for planning a library career, with a look at the work/life debate
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Implementing Technology Solutions in Libraries

Techniques, Tools, and Tips from the Trenches

Author: Karen C. Knox

Publisher: Information Today Incorporated

ISBN: 9781573874038

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 173

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"Clear and practical from start to finish---a comprehensive roadmap for rookies as well as success insurance for more seasoned implementers." ---Joan Frye Williams, library consultant and futurist For anyone seeking a straightforward, hands-on approach to implementing technology solutions in libraries, this is your guide! Created for staff who want to ensure success with a technology project that may consume a significant part of the library's budget, author and IT manager Karen Knox deconstructs an entire project implementation, from planning to evaluation, carefully examining each step. The author has implemented many technology projects over the years---some more successfully than others, as she is quick to admit. In Implementing Technology Solutions in Libraries, Knox draws on her experience to help readers identify the most critical components of any project while modifying and scaling to meet their library's unique needs. The array of tips, tricks, techniques, and tools she shares here are designed to spell success in your next library technology implementation. "I wish I'd had this handy book about 7 years ago! It's a great guide to technology planning in libraries."---David Lee King, digital branch manager, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, and publisher, davidleeking.com "Too many new technologies making you confused? This guide will help you make a plan, stick to it, and successfully implement new technologies in your library." ---Nicole C. Engard, director of open source, By Water Solutions, and author, Library Mashups
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Introduction to the Library and Information Professions, 2nd Edition

Second Edition

Author: Roger C. Greer,Robert J. Grover Professor Emeritus,Susan G. Fowler

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 161069158X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 197

View: 608

This comprehensive book prepares readers for a changing profession in the library and information field, presenting a holistic approach that examines theories and models and utilizes creative problem-solving strategies. • Provides a current, detailed, and creative introduction to the library and information profession for students in LIS programs as well as practicing professionals seeking continuing education • Presents a framework for thinking about the library and information profession through thoughtful models and theories, which place it in the context of general service professions in society • Builds upon the works of such professional luminaries as Pierce Butler, Verner Clapp, Ralph Shaw, and Jesse Shera to create expanded theories and updated models
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The RDA Workbook

Learning the Basics of Resource Description and Access

Author: Margaret Mering

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610694902

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 190

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Whether a library catalogs its own materials or not, librarians still need to have some understanding of RDA. Designed to be used by academic, public, and school librarians, this is the perfect introduction. • Focuses on the new RDA rules and conventions and their implementation, particularly in smaller libraries where there are no professional catalogers • Presents FRBR and other aspects of RDA's theoretical framework in understandable terms • Features a step-by-step guide to creating bibliographic records for print and electronic books, videos, and other formats • Includes quick guides, exercises, a glossary of terms, and a list of additional resources
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Our Enduring Values Revisited: Librarianship in an Ever-Changing World

Author: Michael Gorman

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838913008

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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In the almost 15 years since Our Enduring Values was published, there has been a sea change in the way much of the world thinks about and uses libraries. Young librarians and seasoned LIS professionals alike are experiencing increasing pressure to adjust to new economic, societal, and technological demands amidst the often-dire rhetoric currently surrounding the future of our institutions. In this stirring manifesto, public intellectual, librarian, and philosopher Gorman addresses head on the “existential panic” among library professionals caused by the radical shift in how libraries are viewed. He reconnects readers with the core values that continue to inspire generations of library professionals and scholars—while making the case that these values are doubly crucial to hold on to in the brave new shifting world of librarianship. Destined to become another classic of library literature, this book explores such contemporary issues as The growing emphasis of the library as a cultural institution, placing libraries within their cultural context as gathering places for learning, access to information, and communityThe impact of technological innovations on core values such as access and stewardshipLibrary places and spaces of the futureHow the mass digitization of books, archives, and other materials affects the purpose and function of librariesIntellectual freedom and privacy in the era of the PATRIOT Act, Wikileaks, and Edward SnowdenThe role of libraries as both champions and facilitators of social justiceInspirational yet clear-sighted, Gorman emphatically reaffirms the importance of libraries and librarians while proposing a path for future survival and growth.
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Information Services to Diverse Populations: Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals

Author: Nicole A. Cooke

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 144083461X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 166

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Filling a gap in the existing library and information science literature, this book consolidates recent research and best practices to address the need for diversity and social justice in the training and education of LIS professionals. • Addresses perennially important and emerging hot topics in librarianship, such as diversity, cultural competence, and social responsibility • Updates the ongoing discussion on cultural competence and diversity with new concepts, such as critical race theory • Authored by an expert who actively teaches and conducts research in the subject areas of library instruction and information literacy as well as diversity and social justice in librarianship
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Online Searching

A Guide to Finding Quality Information Efficiently and Effectively

Author: Karen Markey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442238860

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 324

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Online Searching puts the aspiring librarian on the fast track to becoming an expert searcher who unites library users with trusted sources of information to answer their questions. To accomplish this, it ushers you through online searching as a seven-step process: (1) determining what the user really wants in the reference interview, (2) identifying sources that are likely to produce relevant information for the user’s query, (3) dividing the query into big ideas and combining them logically, (4) hypothesizing whether a known item or a subject will satisfy the query, (5) representing the query as input to the search system, (6) conducting the search and responding strategically, and (7) displaying retrievals, assessing them, and responding tactically. For key concepts, Online Searching enlists multimedia, representing visually what is difficult to convey via words alone. When you analyze Online Searching’s real search topics, search online, and compare your results with its suggested answers, you’ll experience the seven-step online searching process first-hand. Included are specific recommendations about what you should teach end users about online searching and a method for quickly and efficiently familiarizing yourself with a new database and search system. Including short video demonstrations, Online Searching is your go-to guidebook for ramping yourself up from novice to expert searcher.
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