Public Libraries in the 21st Century

Public Libraries in the 21st Century

This book helps readers explore how public librarians have reinvented the ways they bring people and information together to meet 21st-century challenges.

Author: Ann E. Prentice

Publisher: Library and Information Scienc

ISBN: 1591588545

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

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This book helps readers explore how public librarians have reinvented the ways they bring people and information together to meet 21st-century challenges. * A history of the public library in the United States as context for the study * Illustrations depicting different ways to organize a library
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Managing Public Libraries in the 21st Century

Managing Public Libraries in the 21st Century

The federal portion of public library funding must be increased from five to ten
percent - a doubling of the current level . What is needed is a new motive or
incentive for the Congress and the Administration to not only understand the
federal role ...

Author: Pat Woodrum

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0866569456

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Prepare yourself for the challenges that are certain to be facing the public library system in the coming years. Managing Public Libraries in the 21st Century predicts the types of management, planning, collections, building, funding and governing structures, and services that will be needed in the 21st century. The contributors address some of the most pressing questions with which the profession must be prepared to deal, including: What management skills will be required to administer the public library in the coming years? How can educators best prepare their students for public library administration? How will library funds be distributed in the future? The answers to these and many other important questions are highlighted in this informative new book. Public librarians, as well as library school faculty and students will find this volume to be fascinating and indispensable.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Public Libraries in the 21st Century

Public Libraries in the 21st Century

Developmental Factors The following discussion does not attempt a full
situational analysis of the public library service in the early years of the 21st
century; that would require a separate study in itself. Rather, the key political,
economic, social ...

Author: Anne Goulding

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317073604

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 396

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Public Libraries in the 21st Century presents a comprehensive analysis of the impact of recent policy initiatives directly targeted at public libraries along with broader developments in the public sector environment within which they operate. Key features include: ¢ An exploration of the context within which public libraries are operating and analysis of their role in local and national life; ¢ Examples of best practice in service delivery; ¢ Evaluation of the challenges and opportunities confronting public library managers; ¢ Wide ranging coverage, including information from published and unpublished sources, supplemented by interviews with key stakeholders in the public library sector. The book provides a unique and thorough guide to the contemporary discourses surrounding issues of identity, social purpose, value and strategy facing the public library service.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Creative Management of Small Public Libraries in the 21st Century

Creative Management of Small Public Libraries in the 21st Century

The content acknowledges the issue of time management in a small or rural
public library as well as the challenges ... The authors of the many chapters in
Creative Management of Small Public Libraries in the 21st Century recognize
that great ...

Author: Carol Smallwood

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442243576

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 316

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Creative Management of Small Public Libraries in the 21st Century is an anthology on small public libraries as centers of communities serving populations under 25,000 that make up most of the public library systems in the United States. A wide selection of topics was sought from contributors with varied backgrounds reflecting the diversity of small public libraries. The thirty-two chapters are arranged: Staff; Programming; Management; Technology; Networking; Fundraising; User Services and provide tools to lead a local public library with relevant and successful services. This volume shares a common sense approach to providing a small (in staff size or budget) but mighty (in impact and outcome) public library service. The contributors demonstrate that by turning the service delivery team outward to the community with enthusiasm and positive energy, it is possible to achieve significant results. Many chapters summarize best practices that can serve as checklists for the novice library director or as a review for the more seasoned manager working through new responsibilities. Chapters are tactical, focusing on specific issues for managers such as performance evaluations, effective programming, or e-reader services. Time management is crucial in a small or rural public library as well as the challenges associated with managing Friends and volunteers. While most public libraries do not have the resources to satisfy customer expectations for instant gratification, ultra-convenience and state-of-the-art technologies, The authors of this book details strategies and methods for providing top-notch customer service while moving beyond customer service to the creation of meaningful customer relationships. This volume makes an important contribution to the literature by reminding us that public libraries transform communities of every size. In fact, never before has the role of the public library been a more critical thread in the fabric of community life.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Building Libraries for the 21st Century

Building Libraries for the 21st Century

It can look like a public library, a web site ... or whatever. Librarians need to make
sure that they provide a rich space, where human beings can gather, interact,
and become more than themselves. If librarians can do that, and do it well, they ...

Author: T.D. Webb

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476603605

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

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Despite calls for electronic, virtual, digital libraries without walls, the walled variety are still being built, some of them massive. This book explores the reasons for this contradiction by examining several notable new library facilities around the world to see how modern expectations for libraries are being translated into concrete and steel. More and more libraries are looking at change not as a dreaded hazard but as an opportunity that can itself be seized to strengthen the library in the areas of mission, technologies, facilities, funding, and organizational structure. Thirteen libraries are discussed—by a librarian or administrator who worked on the project. Each author writes about the design and building concerns that were particularly relevant to that library: philosophy, political issues, or any other concerns that affected planning, building, and services in the new facility. Introductory and concluding chapters identify underlying values and themes, tying everything together. The unique combinations of issues, constraints, and opportunities show how libraries are planning to fit into the approaching era of virtual information delivery.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Library Statistics for the Twenty first Century World

Library Statistics for the Twenty first Century World

CURRENT TRENDS IN THE COLLECTION AND USE OF STATISTICS IN
ACADEMIC AND PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN AFRICA Elisha R. T. Chiware, Dept. of
Information & Communication Studies, University of Namibia Buhle Mbambo-
Thata, ...

Author: Michael Heaney

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783598220432

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

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How can we measure the contribution which libraries make to society in the age of the internet? The existing international library statistics were developed nearly forty years ago and do not reflect library activity today. An international collaboration between IFLA, the UNESCO Institute of Statistics and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed standards for new library indicators for the twenty-first century. These conference papers present the first results using the new statistics, and look forward to the next steps. The conference also highlights a variety of other initiatives and developments in the fields of library statistics, benchmarking and indicators.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Reinvention of the Public Library for the 21st Century

Reinvention of the Public Library for the 21st Century

Shuman , Bruce A . The Library of the Future : Alternative Scenarios for the
Information Profession . Englewood , Colo . : Libraries Unlimited , 1989 .
Woodrum , Pat . Managing Public Libraries in the 21st Century . New York :
Haworth Press ...

Author: William L. Whitesides

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015045648576

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

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This volume on the challenges public libraries may face in the 21st century covers such strategic and technological issues as fund-raising, pursuit of a community-based mission, and the combination of new and old media. Lists of additional readings and questions for discussion are included.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Expectations of Librarians in the 21st Century

Expectations of Librarians in the 21st Century

This collection of 50 essays elucidates the many facets of modern librarianship and what is expected of today's librarians.

Author: Karl Bridges

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 0313322945

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 235

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This collection of 50 essays elucidates the many facets of modern librarianship and what is expected of today's librarians.
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Business School Libraries in the 21st Century

Business School Libraries in the 21st Century

Perhaps unsurprisingly, this pressure on libraries, whether academic or public, is
continuing to increase (Aabo, 2009). The intensity of the challenges posed to
libraries seems to have grown with the proliferation of search engines like
Google ...

Author: Mr Tim Wales

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409465652

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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In this unique book a respected group of business library directors from prestigious institutions around the world come together to reflect on the key challenges facing their libraries today, from change management to technology and communications to space. They document the state of the sector during a time of fundamental change, draw on their own local contexts to explore topics and concepts and share their insights into what the future might bring. This book will be essential reading not only for librarians working in business, management or social sciences disciplines but for all professionals managing library and information services.
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Caribbean Libraries in the 21st Century

Caribbean Libraries in the 21st Century

CHAPTER 1 From Then ' Til Now : The Development of Rural Library Services in
Trinidad and Tobago Jennifer M . Joseph ... and examines the successes and
failures of the efforts to provide free public library services to the entire population
.

Author: Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis

Publisher: Information Today, Inc.

ISBN: 1573873012

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 387

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Here is an in-depth and wide-ranging look at libraries and librarianship in the Caribbean region today. Editors Cheryl Peltier-Davis and Shamin Renwick set out “to document the state of Caribbean libraries in the 21st century by examining the responses of these institutions to the changes, challenges, and choices in an increasingly electronic and virtual information environment.” More than 40 practitioners joined in the effort, contributing 25 chapters that address the myriad obstacles and opportunities facing Caribbean libraries. The book begins by providing essential historical perspective followed by coverage of trends, projects, and issues in library management, innovative services, integration and impact of information technology, cooperation and resource sharing, training library users, distance education, and the role of the 21st-century librarian. This remarkable work is certain to inspire any information professional or LIS student seeking to understand how librarianship can and is flourishing in challenging environments.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Library Services for Adults in the 21st Century

Library Services for Adults in the 21st Century

The twenty-first century adult has more leisure time and can look forward to a
longer, more active social, and more intellectual life than their twentiethcentury
counterparts. The twenty-first century public adult librarian needs to develop and
 ...

Author: Elsie Okobi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610696180

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Public librarians are directly responsible for providing a large proportion of the American population with access to the Internet and guidance in obtaining important government information. Effectively servicing today's adult library users is already a pressing need, and will only become a larger priority as the nation's population ages. Library Services for Adults in the 21st Century is for library science students interested in working with adults in public libraries. As the first text dedicated to adult library services to be published since 1991, this title has been sorely needed and much anticipated. This book will provide a model for training public librarians for the specific challenges of providing adult services. Part I provides a survey of the history and development of Adult services. Part II addresses planning and tools for service development. Part III examines the different types of services for adults and best practices, while Part IV presents training methods.
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Government Information Management in the 21st Century

Government Information Management in the 21st Century

E - Government and Public Libraries in the United States and Canada :
Challenges Facing the Public Library of Today SHELLEY WILSON - ROBERTS
Introduction While public libraries are perceived as having a place in civil society
as ...

Author: Peggy Garvin

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409402061

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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The authors in this timely book are practitioners, scholars, and government officials. Together they provide an informed look at how managing government information is being tested at a time of rapid change. Part I addresses key issues for public, academic, and government libraries in organizing and providing access to government information. Part II features chapters on the diverse information issues facing governments, such as managing Freedom of Information requirements, opening government data to the public, and deploying new online technologies.
Categories: Business & Economics

Creating Public Paradise

Creating Public Paradise

Building Public Libraries in the 21st Century : Proceedings of the Conference 18-
19 March 2004 The Hague Marian Koren. One cannot speak in terms of a ' Public
Library Paradise ' in ESTONIA : any of the cases described above . But they ...

Author: Marian Koren

Publisher: NBD Biblion Publishers

ISBN: 9054835702

Category: Library architecture

Page: 158

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Result of a conference organised by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Netherlands Public Library Association, on the occasion of the Dutch presidency of the Council of Europe on the 18th and 19th of March 2004 in The Hague and Apeldoorn. New functions and forms of public libraries in the 21st century were the central theme about which more than 150 participants of over 35 countries discussed. It was an expert meeting of governmental policy makers as well as professionals from the library field, and it includes library building and city planning, new public library concepts and its reflection in attractive and sustainable design and public library building. Consists of lectures, recommendations to the Council of Europe, seminar, survey reports on the situation of public libraries in European countries.
Categories: Library architecture

Public Access to Government Information in the 21st Century

Public Access to Government Information in the 21st Century

for reliable cost information to assist in planning Internet connectivity and in
developing networked library services for the public. Internet Costs and Cost
Models for Public Libraries provides cost elements, categories, models, and
worksheets ...

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788149792

Category:

Page: 526

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Presents proceedings of the hearings held in June & July 1996. Testimony from: U.S. Senators, U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth, the U.S. Government Printing Office; Nat. Tech. Info. Service; Government Documents Librarian; Amer. Library Assoc.; Univ. of Pittsburgh; Prof. of Computer Science; Univ. of Virginia; Interactive Services Assoc.; U.S. Nat. Commission on Libraries & Info. Science; Info. Industry Assoc.; ABC Advisors Inc.; LEXIS-NEXIS; Nat. Archives & Records Admin.; Printing Industries of Amer.; Claitor's Law Books; Office of Mgmt. & Budget; Departments of Justice, Commerce, & Interior.
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Convocation on Providing Public Library Service to California s 21st Century Population

Convocation on Providing Public Library Service to California s 21st Century Population

Preface California's public libraries are at a crossroads . As we face the 21st
century , dramatic forces are impacting public libraries : immigration is rapidly
changing the composition of California's population ; public funding has fallen ;
the ...

Author: Shelly G. Keller

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210016728642

Category: Libraries

Page: 101

View: 355

Categories: Libraries

The 21st Century Black Librarian in America

The 21st Century Black Librarian in America

Linda Bannerman-Martin and Sandra Michele Echols Public libraries today play
an integral part in the community and in the exchange of information and
knowledge. The role of the public library continues to evolve to meet the
informational ...

Author: Andrew P. Jackson

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810882461

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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The 1970 and 1994 editions of The Black Librarian in America by E.J. Josey singled out racism as an important issue to be addressed within the library profession. Although much has changed since then, this latest collection of 48 essays by Black librarians and library supporters again identifies racism as one of many challenges of the new century. Essays are written by library educators, library graduate students, retired librarians, public library trustees, veteran librarians, and new librarians fresh out of school with great ideas and wholesome energies. They cover such topics as poorly equipped school libraries and the need to preserve the school library, a call to action to all librarians to make the shift to new and innovative models of public education, the advancement in information technology and library operations, special libraries, recruitment and the Indiana State Library program, racism in the history of library and information science, and challenges that have plagued librarianship for decades. This collection of poignant essays covers a multiplicity of concerns for the 21st-century Black librarian and embodies compassion and respect for the provision of information, an act that defines librarianship. The essays are personable, inspiring, and thought provoking for all library professionals, regardless of race, class, or gender.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Libraries in the early 21st century volume 1

Libraries in the early 21st century  volume 1

Badurina has several publications to his credit in numerous international and
Croatian journals. Anne-Marie Bertrand has been chief librarian of the Roubaix
Public Library and Nantes Public Library in France. She has a Ph.D. in history
from ...

Author: Ravindra N. Sharma

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110270631

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 408

View: 663

This unique volume gives a truly international overview over the modern history and development of libraries and library technology in selected countries of the world. The careful selection of countries achieves good representation of library work on all continents, covering examples of both the developed and the developing world. A further volume with further national profiles is planned for 2012. This multivolume work represents an excellent contribution to international librarianship and allows comparative studies both at graduate and professional level. Many of the contributors are well-known authors; closely involved in the work of IFLA or their own national library associations.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Library Statistics for the Twenty First Century World

Library Statistics for the Twenty First Century World

UNDERSTANDING THE METHODOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC
LIBRARY NATIONAL RATING SYSTEMS Ray Lyons, Independent Consultant,
Cleveland, Ohio, USA ABSTRACT The Federal-State Cooperative System,
recently ...

Author: Michael Heaney

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783598441677

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

View: 572

An international collaboration between IFLA, the UNESCO Institute of Statistics and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed standards for new library indicators for the twenty-first century. The existing international library statistics were developed nearly 40 years ago. This book presents the first results using the new statistics, and look forward to the next steps. It also contains other initiatives and developments in the fields of library statistics, benchmarking and indicators.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Developing a Vision Strategic Planning for the School Librarian in the 21st Century 2nd Edition

Developing a Vision  Strategic Planning for the School Librarian in the 21st Century  2nd Edition

Strategic Planning for the School Librarian in the 21st Century, Second Edition
John D. Crowley ... These plans were for school libraries, public libraries, schools
, and school districts. They were always led by consultants with expertise in the ...

Author: John D. Crowley

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781591588924

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 162

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This text shows teacher librarians how to become leaders in their schools and apply their unique skills and insight to develop a timely and meaningful vision for the school's library. • Presents two different approaches to strategic planning • Numerous figures are provided to clearly illustrate the strategic planning process
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Collection Management for the 21st Century

Collection Management for the 21st Century

Richard J. Wood INTRODUCTION As we enter the 21st century and a period of
great technological change in libraries and ... This broad definition includes
public library systems like Philadelphia's, regional networks like AMIGOS or 12:
The ...

Author: Ruth Miller

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313299536

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 339

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This professional reference shows how changes in all aspects of collection management will affect future activities in this area.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines