Understanding Librarians

Understanding Librarians

Much of the debate concerns the role of the public library but this is relevant, not
only to public librarians, but to all information providers: for many of our clients
the public library is their first contact with the world of information provision and ...

Author: Barbara Hull

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780632698

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Aimed at professionals and trainee professionals within the library and information service (LIS) fields, this book reminds the reader of the frequently ignored communication-gulf between the professional and the layman, and in particular the lack of true communication between LIS professionals and the user. It focuses especially on ‘non-standard’ users, such as non-native speakers or those with some disability. The author provides accessible examples of good practice, assesses their degree of success and suggests further ways to improve performance in information provision. Written by a “poacher turned gamekeeper – an information professional who is also an experienced adult educator Jargon-free and accessible style of delivery Highlights the human aspects of using libraries, even if this is in a virtual environment
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Assessing for Learning Librarians and Teachers as Partners 2nd Edition

Assessing for Learning  Librarians and Teachers as Partners  2nd Edition

Librarians and Teachers as Partners, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
Violet H. Harada, Joan M. Yoshina ... The communication may take the form of a
casual conversation, a simple question to check for understanding, or a formal ...

Author: Violet H. Harada

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598844719

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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In this book, theory is blended with practical application to provide a concise, up-to-date explanation of how school librarians can work with students and teachers to assess for learning in 21st century schools. • Contains 116 rubrics, checklists, logs, and other tools that could be used in library-related instruction • Bibliography provides relevant and useful books, articles, and online resources dealing with assessment
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Continuing Professional Development Preparing for New Roles in Libraries A Voyage of Discovery

Continuing Professional Development   Preparing for New Roles in Libraries  A Voyage of Discovery

UNDERSTANDING LIBRARIANS' MOTIVATION TO PARTICIPATE IN
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES ... It is widely recognized that
change in libraries requires staff to pursue professional development and
workplace learning ...

Author: Paul Genoni

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783598440168

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 307

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Librarians and information workers the world over are faced with the constant challenge of remaining abreast of developments in their field. Rapid changes in technology and workplace roles threaten to make their skills obsolete unless they undertake constant professional development. This international collection presents a comprehensive overview of current continuing professional development theory and practice for those who manage and work in library and information services. Papers by academics and practitioners describe numerous innovative responses to emerging continuing education and training needs, including workplace learning; individual learning and learning organisations.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Intellectual Freedom Issues in School Libraries

Intellectual Freedom Issues in School Libraries

School librarians are asked to advocate for school libraries, their positions, and
their library programs. It is expected that they have knowledge and
understanding of advocacy and that activities library professionals have defined
as advocacy ...

Author: April M. Dawkins

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440872372

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

View: 393

This volume of collected articles from the archives of School Library Connection provides school librarians and LIS professors with a one-stop source of information for supporting the core library principle of intellectual freedom. School librarians continue to advocate and champion for student privacy and the right to read and have unfettered access to needed information. Updated and current information concerning these issues is critical to school librarians working daily with students, parents, and faculty to manage library programs, services, and print and digital collections. This volume is an invaluable resource as school librarians revisit collection development, scheduling, access and other policies. Library Science professors will find this updated volume useful for information and discussion with students. Drawing on the archives of School Library Connection, Library Media Connection, and School Library Monthly magazines—and with comprehensive updates throughout—chapters tackle privacy, the right to read, censorship, equal access to information, and other intellectual freedom issues. New laws and legal and ethical opinions continue to appear and help inform the daily response school librarians have to current issues. This volume updates all included articles with current legal thought and opinion. Intellectual freedom expert April Dawkins, PhD and editor, offers practical advice and commentary throughout. Includes up-to-date coverage of a wide range of intellectual freedom topics Looks at current and applicable laws Features important topics for discussion in LIS classes Immediately usable in schools, and for school district staff development on these important and relevant topics
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

British Librarianship and Information Work 1991 2000

British Librarianship and Information Work 1991 2000

Gus John , talk given at the conference “ The Significance of the Stephen
Lawrence Inquiry for Public Libraries ' . London and Home Counties ... Black and
Muddiman , Understanding community librarianship , p . 116 . Black and
Muddiman ...

Author: J. H. Bowman

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 075464779X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 582

View: 443

This important reference volume covers developments in almost every aspect of British library and information work during the ten-year period 1991-2000. The book provides a comprehensive record of what took place in library and information management during a decade of considerable change and challenges.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Technology and Professional Identity of Librarians The Making of the Cybrarian

Technology and Professional Identity of Librarians  The Making of the Cybrarian

Popular images of the profession provide librarians with insight into how the
general public understands the work of librarians, but by focusing on how
librarians themselves react to these images, deeper insight into how librarians
understand ...

Author: Hicks, Deborah

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466647367

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 812

The library profession has changed rapidly in the wake of advanced technologies. Once regarded as the gatekeepers of information found in books, today's library professionals are shifting from a traditional center of attention to a new focus on all areas of information studies. Technology and Professional Identify of Librarians: The Making of the Cybrarian brings into focus both the positive and negative aspects that technology places on the professional identity of librarians. Highlighting the new methods involved in data management, communication, and Library Information education and research; this book is a necessary means for librarians, students, and researchers to obtain an up to date understanding of what it means to maintain relevancy in the information age.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Memorandum of Understanding University of California and University Federation of Librarians University Council American Federation of Teachers Professional Librarians Unit July 1 1987 June 30 1991

Memorandum of Understanding  University of California and University Federation of Librarians  University Council American Federation of Teachers  Professional Librarians Unit  July 1  1987 June 30  1991

... of understanding , hereinafter referred to as the " Agreement " is entered into by
and between The Regents of the University of California , a corporation ,
hereinafter referred to as the " University " and the University Federation of
Librarians ...

Author: University of California (System)

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4230695

Category: Collective bargaining

Page: 42

View: 721

Memorandum of understanding between the University of California and its professional librarians, represented by the University Federation of Librarians. Effective: 1987-1991.
Categories: Collective bargaining

Memorandum of Understanding University of California and University Federation of Librarians University Council American Federation of Teachers Professional Librarians Unit July 1 1989 June 30 1992

Memorandum of Understanding  University of California and University Federation of Librarians  University Council American Federation of Teachers  Professional Librarians Unit  July 1  1989 June 30  1992

... of understanding , hereinafter referred to as the " Agreement " is entered into by
and between The Regents of the University of California , a corporation ,
hereinafter referred to as the " University " and the University Federation of
Librarians ...

Author: University of California (System)

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4241750

Category: Collective bargaining

Page: 49

View: 883

Memorandum of understanding between the University of California and its professional librarians, represented by the University Federation of Librarians. Effective: 1989-1992.
Categories: Collective bargaining

Ethics And Integrity In Libraries

Ethics And Integrity In Libraries

First, librarians as information experts may be able to help faculty and students
understand the impact that the information ... Traditional age students may
conceive of information and knowledge differently and thus havedifficulty
understanding ...

Author: Amy Besnoy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317993711

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

View: 245

A library must function with integrity in order to function well. This book looks at a broad range of library functions through the lens of integrity and ethics. This largely unexplored area of study is handled exceptionally well by the library and information professionals contained in these pages. This book addresses the ethical and integrity issues that may come up in the day to day workings of the library as well considerations for the ethical education of our future librarians. Within a framework based on the ethical issues that are attached with information management, this book examines the impact of the US Patriot Act, library authentication and access management, plagiarism and social networking. This material was published in the Journal of Library Administration.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Memorandum of Understanding University of California and University Federation of Librarians University Council American Federation of Teachers Professional Librarian Unit July 1 1992 June 30 1995

Memorandum of Understanding  University of California and University Federation of Librarians  University Council American Federation of Teachers  Professional Librarian Unit  July 1  1992 June 30  1995

AGREEMENT as This memorandum of understanding , hereinafter referred to the
" Agreement " is entered into by and ... Federation of Librarians , University
Council American Federation of Teachers , hereinafter referred to as the " UFL " .

Author: University of California (System)

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C044685673

Category: Collective bargaining

Page: 39

View: 178

Memorandum of understanding between the University of California and its professional librarians, represented by the University Federation of Librarians. Effective: 1992-1995.
Categories: Collective bargaining

Librarians Historians and New Opportunities for Discourse

Librarians  Historians  and New Opportunities for Discourse

The focus of this chapter is t o offer insights on how to develop an understanding
of the clientele you are now serving as t he history librarian. While there is a n
implicit assumption you are serving in an academic setting, you may have ...

Author: Joel D. Kitchens

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598846256

Category: History

Page: 120

View: 704

This book stimulates informed dialogue between librarians and historians regarding the changing nature of history and the resultant needs for a wider variety of collections and library services, including inter-library loan, library instruction, outreach, and reference.
Categories: History

Understanding Information Retrieval Systems

Understanding Information Retrieval Systems

A natural next step for these libraries was to experiment with making access to
these archives available to librarians, ... There seemed to be no overwhelming
burden under which librarians and users toiled that motivated them to push for
the ...

Author: Marcia J. Bates

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466551350

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 752

View: 577

In order to be effective for their users, information retrieval (IR) systems should be adapted to the specific needs of particular environments. The huge and growing array of types of information retrieval systems in use today is on display in Understanding Information Retrieval Systems: Management, Types, and Standards, which addresses over 20 typ
Categories: Business & Economics

Understanding Web Credibility

Understanding Web Credibility

6.4 Implications for Librarians Based on the research described in the paper, it is
clear that users DO need assistance in determining the credibility of web-based
information. Efforts such as the Librarian's Index to the Internet are helpful.

Author: Jonathan Lazar

Publisher: Now Publishers Inc

ISBN: 9781601980809

Category: Computers

Page: 67

View: 614

Understanding Web Credibility: A Synthesis of the Research Literature focuses on the issues related to web credibility.
Categories: Computers

Electronic Resource Management in Libraries Research and Practice

Electronic Resource Management in Libraries  Research and Practice

example, librarians across the board could start considering: • How much time
should a library invest in its Website for ... By creating an electronic resource
committee, nonelectronic resource librarians can gain a greater understanding
not ...

Author: Yu, Holly

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599048925

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 440

View: 324

A pronounced move from print subscriptions to electronic resources in all types of libraries has fundamentally impacted the library and its users. With the influx of resources such as e-journals; e-books; index, abstract, and/or full-text databases; aggregated databases; and others, the shift to electronic resources is rapidly changing library operational and organizational procedures. Electronic Resource Management in Libraries: Research and Practice provides comprehensive coverage of the issues, methods, theories, and challenges connected with the provision of electronic resources in libraries, with emphasis on strategic planning, operational guidelines, and practices. This book primarily focuses on management practices of the life-cycle of commercially acquired electronic resources from selection and ordering to cataloging, Web presentation, user support, usage evaluation, and more.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Global Library and Information Science

Global Library and Information Science

Globalization presents us with challenges that can best be faced if we are
equipped with increased international understanding. Librarians have a long
tradition of internationalism and cooperation across national borders. This has
found ...

Author: Ismail Abdullahi

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783598441349

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

View: 823

This book presents international librarianship and library science through insightful and well written chapters contributed by experts and scholars from six regions of the world. The role of public, academic, special, school libraries, as well as library and information science education are presented from the early development to the present time. Its lively, readable approach will help the reader to understand librarianship in Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America. Edited by Ismail Abdullahi, Professor of Global Library and Information Science, this book is a must-read by library science students and teachers, librarians, and anyone interested in Global Librarianship.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Advances in Understanding Approval and Gathering Plans in Academic Libraries

Advances in Understanding Approval and Gathering Plans in Academic Libraries

My personal preference is still the old way when the Librarians were making their
own selection and taking their responsibilities about titles ordered ; but I
understand the problem of present days , and I am ready to take my part and to ...

Author: Peter Spyers-Duran

Publisher: Kalamazoo : Western Michigan University

ISBN: UCAL:B4209095

Category: Academic libraries

Page: 220

View: 995

Categories: Academic libraries

Basic Research Methods for Librarians

Basic Research Methods for Librarians

When data collection and analysis cease , the resultant theory provides a depth
of understanding pertinent to the entities ... The intent is to understand the
situation as it exists in one particular setting rather than to predict what might
happen in ...

Author: Powell, Ronald R

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567503373

Category: Education

Page: 281

View: 990

Any library that does not have a copy of Basic Research _ Methods for Librarians ought to acquire this edition, and many library schools will want to put it on the list of required readings. It remains the best book on its subject.
Categories: Education

Law for K 12 Libraries and Librarians

Law for K 12 Libraries and Librarians

When that is the case, it is the duty of the librarian to define guidelines ... It is
important to note, and for the student and the librarian to understand, that the best
search that can be done through the Internet may simply be a cursory search that
 ...

Author: Lee Ann Torrans

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1591580366

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

View: 443

Surveys those areas of the law that affect the daily operations of the school library.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Data Management for Libraries

Data Management for Libraries

... them conduct their work efficiently and effectively. in the same way that
reference librarians need a solid understanding of the resources available before
providing reference services, data librarians need a good understanding of the
types of ...

Author: Laura Krier

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9781555709693

Category: Computers

Page: 112

View: 726

Since the National Science Foundation joined the National Institutes of Health in requiring that grant proposals include a data management plan, academic librarians have been inundated with related requests from faculty and campus-based grant consulting offices. Data management is a new service area for many library staff, requiring careful planning and implementation. This guide offers a start-to-finish primer on understanding, building, and maintaining a data management service, showing another way the academic library can be invaluable to researchers. Krier and Strasser of the California Digital Library guide readers through every step of a data management plan by Offering convincing arguments to persuade researchers to create a data management plan, with advice on collaborating with them Laying out all the foundations of starting a service, complete with sample data librarian job descriptions and data management plans Providing tips for conducting successful data management interviews Leading readers through making decisions about repositories and other infrastructure Addressing sensitive questions such as ownership, intellectual property, sharing and access, metadata, and preservation This LITA guide will help academic librarians work with researchers, faculty, and other stakeholders to effectively organize, preserve, and provide access to research data.
Categories: Computers

Government Information Management in the 21st Century

Government Information Management in the 21st Century

Through this collaborative effort, subject librarians will have the opportunity to
better understand government documents. Once various subject librarians have
a more enhanced understanding of the documents that are available in the local
 ...

Author: Ms Peggy Garvin

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409486831

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

View: 617

Government Information Management in the 21st Century provides librarians, information professionals, and government information policy leaders with a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of current issues in government information management with a global perspective. The widespread use of the Internet to provide government information and services has altered the landscape dramatically for those who organize, store, and provide access to government content. Technical challenges include digital preservation, authentication, security, and accessibility for a diverse user base. Management challenges include changes to costs, workflow, staff skills and resources, and user expectations. Public policies based on distributed paper collections must also change to address issues that are inherent to digital, networked, public content; such issues include the maintenance of personal privacy, re-use of government information, and the digital divide. 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: Language Arts & Disciplines