An Introduction To Library Science

An Introduction To Library Science

The library has been created by actual necessities in modern civilization.

Author: Pierce Butler

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781447492948

Category: Science

Page: 140

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AN INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARY SCIENCE by PIERCE BUTLER. FOREWORD: THE Graduate Library School of the Uni versity of Chicago was established in 1926 in response to a desire on the part of many librarians and organizations interested in education for librarianship that a library school should be provided in connection with one of Americas great universities which would de vote itself to advanced study and investigation in the field of librarianship. In urging the establishment of such a school its advocates were impressed with the rapidly in creasing resources of American libraries and their consequent growing complexity. They were also convinced of the necessity of providing instruction in accord with the highest standards of modern scholarship in order that the most ef fective forms of library organization and admin istration might be insured. The rapid expansion of public, county, school, and special libraries al so offered convincing evidence that the relation ships of these organizations to society and gov ernment were of such a nature as to require con sideration as comprehensive and scholarly as that given to the development and direction of social and economic institutions. The University of Chicago, in assuming re sponsibility for the development of such a school, has constantly kept these objectives in mind. Accordingly, the Graduate Library School, established on this basis, has undertaken to realize these objectives through the organiza tion of its curricula, the methods of investiga tion which it employs, and the correlation of its work with that of other schools and departments of the University which seem to have something of value to contribute to the study of librarian ship. The School has also undertaken the publi cation of the Library Quarterly through which members of its staff and student body, librari ans, and others may present the results of inves tigations or record significant developments in the various fields of library interest. In order to carry this work further, the School herewith begins the publication of a series of studies in Library Science in which will appear from time to time the results of more extensive studies than can appropriately be presented through the pages of the Library Quarterly, The present volume, An Introduction to Li brary Science is the first of these studies to ap pear in the series. It has been prepared by Dr. Pierce Butler, formerly of the staff of the New berry Library and now Professor of Bibliograph ical History in the Graduate Library School. As the title indicates, it is concerned with the consideration of librarianship as a science. It should be pointed out, however, that the title will prove misleading if it is interpreted too liter ally. The volume is not an elementary handbook which deals with library rules and procedures. On the contrary, through the essays which con stitute the volume. Dr. Butler sets forth the es sential nature of science as he conceives it, and shows how the problems of the modern library as an important social institution may be studied in accord with its spirit and methods. In this re spect it reflects the approach made by the School to librarianship and the attitude assumed by it in the study and investigation of library prob lems. That many librarians will not agree that libra rianship can properly be studied in this way is to be taken for granted. Differences of opinion on this point have already been expressed and will continue to be. It is the hope of Dr. Butler and of the School, however, that while this diversity of opinion will continue to exist, those who hold such a contrary opinion will accord his presenta tion a sympathetic hearing...
Categories: Science

An Introduction to Library Science Scholar s Choice Edition

An Introduction to Library Science   Scholar s Choice Edition

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: Pierce Butler

Publisher: Scholar's Choice

ISBN: 1296027856

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Page: 140

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Investigative Methods in Library and Information Science

Investigative Methods in Library and Information Science

Questioning procedures; Analysis of records; Performance evaluation; Cost analysis; Some limitations of investigative methods.

Author: John Martyn

Publisher: Arlington, Va. : Information Resources Press

ISBN: UOM:39015010361098

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

View: 315

Questioning procedures; Analysis of records; Performance evaluation; Cost analysis; Some limitations of investigative methods.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction To Library Information Science

An Introduction To Library   Information Science

Library And Information Science Has Endeavoured Down Through The Ages To The Present Time To Fulfil The Needs Of Library Users.

Author: B. S. Aggarwal

Publisher:

ISBN: 818901191X

Category: Information science

Page: 236

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Library And Information Science Has Endeavoured Down Through The Ages To The Present Time To Fulfil The Needs Of Library Users. While Certain Libraries Are Specific Fulfilling The Needs Of Particular Domain Of Study, Most Libraries Are General Serving A Vast And Varied Clientele. Due To Enormosu Increase In Users And Changing Times, Libraries Are Facing Intense Pressure And Expectation Of Users. To Cope With This Increased Demand, Call For Fast And Efficient Services And Great Increase In Collection Material The Libraries Are Now Making More And More Use Of Development In Technology.
Categories: Information science

An Introduction To Staff Development In Academic Libraries

An Introduction To Staff Development In Academic Libraries

An indispensable resource for librarians of all roles, the case studies in An Introduction to Staff Development in Academic Libraries demonstrate the necessity and value of integrating the library's mission statement and strategic plan with ...

Author: Elizabeth Connor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135694708

Category: Education

Page: 248

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An indispensable resource for librarians of all roles, the case studies in An Introduction to Staff Development in Academic Libraries demonstrate the necessity and value of integrating the library's mission statement and strategic plan with bold approaches to staff orientation, training, mentoring, and development.
Categories: Education

Health Librarianship An Introduction

Health Librarianship  An Introduction

This book is an outstanding textbook for library and information sciences classes and will also be of interest to those considering a career change to health librarianship.

Author: Jeffrey T. Huber

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610698870

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 295

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Intended for students interested in careers as health sciences librarians, this insightful book presents a current view of trends and issues in the field of health librarianship from leading scholars and practitioners. • Presents current information on key issues and trends in health librarianship from contributors with many decades of combined experience • An ideal textbook for students interested in careers as health sciences librarians
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Critical Theory for Library and Information Science

Critical Theory for Library and Information Science

This text provides an overview of major critical theorists from across disciplines—including the humanities, social sciences, and education—that discusses the importance of these critical perspectives for the advancement of LIS research ...

Author: Gloria J. Leckie

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781591589389

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

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This text provides an overview of major critical theorists from across disciplines—including the humanities, social sciences, and education—that discusses the importance of these critical perspectives for the advancement of LIS research and scholarship. * A basic bibliography of the theorist's work follows each topic presentation; some chapters also include works of critical commentary on the theorist's writings * Indexes of key terms and concepts are provided throughout the chapters
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Foundations of Library Services

Foundations of Library Services

As part of the Library Support Staff Series, this updated edition will guide the LSS to be able to: Understand the mission and role of the library in its community Be familiar with the ethics and values of the profession, including those of ...

Author: Hali R. Keeler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538135686

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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Trained library support staff play a critical role in assisting the user in locating and interpreting the resources available in libraries. To do so requires the knowledge and practice of library missions and roles in different types of libraries and the delivery of that information to an increasingly diverse clientele. The plethora of resources available today requires that support staff understand and implement the basic principles of information services as well as the responsibility and relationships among library departments and functional areas. Foundations of Library Services is both a text for professors who teach in library support staff programs and an introductory reference manual for support staff who work in libraries. As part of the Library Support Staff Series, this updated edition will guide the LSS to be able to: Understand the mission and role of the library in its community Be familiar with the ethics and values of the profession, including those of the Library Bill of Rights, the ALA Code of Ethics, freedom of information, confidentiality of library records and privacy issues Know the responsibility and relationships among library departments Practice the basic principles of circulation, including interlibrary loan; current cataloging and classification systems; and acquisitions and collection development policies. Understand how libraries are governed and funded within their organizations or government structures Realize the value of cooperation to enhance services Practice quality customer service Communicate and promote the library’s values and services Recognize and respond to diversity in user needs
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science

The book includes chapters on the digitization of library materials, how technology has changed the role of libraries and librarians, Google’s book and information applications, library user fees, customer service in the library, teaching ...

Author: Joyce McIntosh

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466562028

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 316

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Library and Information Science: Parameters and Perspectives focuses on how libraries function today, covering the most significant aspects of the field. The book includes chapters on the digitization of library materials, how technology has changed the role of libraries and librarians, Google’s book and information applications, library user fees, customer service in the library, teaching information literacy and research skills, and more. Readers receive a broad understanding of the roles and functions of libraries and librarians today.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

So You Want to Be a Librarian

So You Want to Be a Librarian

"Provides information about librarianship as a career, including types of libraries, types of jobs within libraries, professional issues, and educational requirements"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Lauren Pressley

Publisher: Library Juice Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781936117291

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

View: 342

"Provides information about librarianship as a career, including types of libraries, types of jobs within libraries, professional issues, and educational requirements"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Business & Economics

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes.

Author: Allen Kent

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824720393

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 447

"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries

An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries

The book provides a stimulating starting point for those learning about planning, managing, and evaluating reference services. It helps college teachers to move beyond traditional passive learning to more effective active learning.

Author: Elizabeth Connor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780789029577

Category: Education

Page: 194

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An introductory text on various aspects of reference services—that requires your students to think! An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries is a comprehensive textbook that presents compelling case studies and thought-provoking essays that teach the principles of reference services. Eighteen authorities from private and public academic libraries around the United States offer unique perspectives and solid information in an active learning format that requires students to think and learn. The book provides a stimulating starting point for those learning about planning, managing, and evaluating reference services. An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries is a valuable teaching resource that helps college teachers to move beyond traditional passive learning to more effective active learning. Each chapter's interest-sparking activities and questions challenge students to dynamically search out solutions to specific problems. The text takes a broad, informative—and at times amusing—look at the foundations of reference services, using the uniquely creative activities and questions to make difficult topics such as virtual reference services, relational reference, academic portfolios, and reference cost calculators easy to learn. The book is thoroughly referenced, and many chapters include charts and special activities to help spark student engagement in the learning process. Over thirty tables and figures make complex information easy to access and understand. An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries includes discussions on: virtual information literacy tutorials the minimal and maximal models of reference functions—and the smooth transition to the triage model marketing strategies to attract male faculty the reference desk as impediment to accessibility relational reference virtual reference—including instant messaging and software issues guidance, assistance, and instruction of students reference assistance, outreach, and instructions maintaining high quality service—while maximizing the time of reference librarians collection development policies evaluating reference costs diversity librarians ranking on level with faculty positions the importance—and development—of teaching portfolios unusual library patrons and more! An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries is a stimulating teaching resource that is perfect for library school students, entry-level academic librarians, library support staff, mid-career librarians new to academic libraries, and library school faculty.
Categories: Education

An Introduction to Library and Information Work

An Introduction to Library and Information Work

Fully revised and updated, the third edition of this introductory guide to library and information work introduces support staff, paraprofessionals and LIS students to the workplace.

Author: Anne Totterdell

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781856045575

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

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Fully revised and updated, the third edition of this introductory guide to library and information work introduces support staff, paraprofessionals and LIS students to the workplace. Informing the reader of the latest developments in the field, the text provides a practical, educational underpinning to library and information work across all sectors. It introduces the structure and functions of the principal types of library and information service and looks at the key information skills and areas of competence necessary for the efficient and informed practice of a wide range of tasks.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Libraries in the Information Age

Libraries in the Information Age

Introduces LIS students to the ever-changing world of modern libraries and information centers by providing an important overview of libraries in the era of electronic information.

Author: Denise K. Fourie

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015054378453

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

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Introduces LIS students to the ever-changing world of modern libraries and information centers by providing an important overview of libraries in the era of electronic information.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Library Technology and Digital Resources

Library Technology and Digital Resources

This book will guide the LSS to be able to: Distinguish key features and enhancements found among vendors and providers of digital libraries, digital collections, databases, and e-texts; Plan, budget, fund and write grants for digital ...

Author: Marie Keen Shaw

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442256453

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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In the last decade library collections have rapidly evolved from a predominance of print books and journals to an ever growing mix of digital and print resources. Library patrons are predominately served by support staff that is expected to know how to help patrons select and use digital resources. Yet most library support staff (LSS) has not had training to become proficient in finding, using, and instructing others in the abundance of the digital resources of websites, databases, e-texts, digital libraries and their related technologies. Library Technology and Digital Resources: An Introduction for Support Staff is both a text for professors who teach in library support staff programs and an introductory reference manual for support staff who work in libraries. This book will guide the LSS to be able to: Distinguish key features and enhancements found among vendors and providers of digital libraries, digital collections, databases, and e-texts; Plan, budget, fund and write grants for digital resources; Understand the complexity and options of licensing and usage agreements for digital resources; Know copyright permissions and acceptable use guidelines for digital resources. Understand the basic technologies that support library digital resources including network structures, software applications, and protocols; Distinguish between directories and search engines as they relate to digital resources as well as be able to employ advance search skills effectively; Explore the resources of global, national, and state digital libraries and their collections; Use government databases and other digitized systems and information sources; Find exemplary digital resources though other agencies such as museums, university collections and other sources that librarians can share with patrons. Create local digital resources of primary and historical materials and artifacts with metadata and cataloging for searchable access. Interpret meaning from library digital resources using visual literacy skills. Promote library digital resources through a variety of means including social media and online options.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Introduction to Library Automation

Introduction to Library Automation

Introduction to automation; An overview of library automation; Determining needs and making decisions; Implementing the system.

Author: James Rice

Publisher: Littleton, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: UOM:39015010699992

Category: Libraries

Page: 209

View: 162

Introduction to automation; An overview of library automation; Determining needs and making decisions; Implementing the system.
Categories: Libraries

Health Sciences Librarianship

Health Sciences Librarianship

Overseen by a 3-member editorial board of leading professors in medical librarianship programs, this authoritative text provides students, beginning, and experienced librarians with a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art medical ...

Author: M. Sandra Wood

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810888142

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 500

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This comprehensive textbook of health sciences librarianship provides the library student and new librarian with the background and skills necessary to handle day-to-day activities and provide quality services in a health sciences library or a more general library serving students and practitioners in the health professions. The book has 16 chapters, each authored by an experienced medical librarian and is are organized logically into 4 sections: The Profession, Collection Services, User Services, and Administrative Services, Each chapter contains photographs, figures, tables, and charts illustrating the essential concepts introduced. Overseen by a 3-member editorial board of leading professors in medical librarianship programs, this authoritative text provides students, beginning, and experienced librarians with a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art medical librarianship.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

INFORMATION SOURCES SERVICES AND SYSTEMS

INFORMATION SOURCES  SERVICES AND SYSTEMS

The book is organised into four parts. Part I deals with various types of information sources such as documentary and non-documentary sources.

Author: GURDEV SINGH

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120346390

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 536

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Reference and information services are considered an important activity of a modern library. This comprehensive and student-friendly book discusses in detail different types of information and reference sources and services, such as encyclopaedias, directories, yearbooks, dictionaries, geographical sources, biographical sources, statistical sources and handbooks. The book is organised into four parts. Part I deals with various types of information sources such as documentary and non-documentary sources. Part II discusses different types of reference services, organisation of reference section and the role of the librarian in the digital age. Part III describes the wide range of information service such as Current Awareness Service (CAS) and Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI). Part IV provides an overview of important information systems such as National Information System for Science and Technology (NISSAT) and International System for Agricultural Science and Technology (AGRIS). The book is intended for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of library science. Besides, it will also be very useful for librarians, information scientists, and information professionals. Salient Features Deals with both theoretical and practical aspects of information sources and services. Discusses various types of information sources and services keeping in view the latest trends and developments in the field. Presents the concepts related to information sources and services in a systematic and accessible way.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Strategic Marketing in Library and Information Science

Strategic Marketing in Library and Information Science

With cutting-edge research studies as well as theoretical chapters that have not been seen before in the marketing literature for LIS, this book examines the current and quite limited state of marketing by LIS practitioners and institutions ...

Author: Irene Owens

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0789021439

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 780

With cutting-edge research studies as well as theoretical chapters that have not been seen before in the marketing literature for LIS, this book examines the current and quite limited state of marketing by LIS practitioners and institutions. It provides you with examples of how marketing can be made more widely applicable within LIS and illustrates some of the usefulness of marketing in special LIS settings and contexts. The book explains how and why managers should combine marketing strategy with strategic planning and demonstrates the means by which LIS could move toward a more full-fledged use of marketing - relationship marketing and social marketing in particular.
Categories: Business & Economics