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Leadership In The Library And Information Science Professions

Author : Mark Winston
ISBN : 9781135024024
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Safely guide your library into the new millennium! Like so much else in the information professions, leadership styles are being forced to change to meet the demands of technological innovation. Leadership in the Library and Information Science Professions is among the first books to focus on this increasingly important job qualification. It offers practical advice for developing strong, flexible, and creative leadership skills in yourself and your staff. This fascinating volume stresses the leadership needed to manage change. The essential skills taught here will help you update library services at a reasonable pace while preserving valuable low-tech alternatives. As one chapter recommends, “Every librarian at every level should have ready an answer-multiple answers-to the ubiquitous questions: Why do we still need libraries when everything is on the Web? How can you justify an expanding budget in the Internet Age?” Leadership in the Library and Information Science Professions offers fresh ideas for developing and using leadership skills, including: recruiting tips for identifying potential leaders staff training and development restructuring the organization to encourage full staff participation budget strategies for successful leaders issues of gender and ethnic diversity evaluating and assessing leadership Leadership in the Library and Information Science Professions is an essential resource for library administrators and staff. By developing your leadership skills and those of your staff, you can confidently face the hectic pace of change in the information sciences.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Library And Information Science

Author : Michael F. Bemis
ISBN : 9780838911853
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works. A boon to researchers and practitioners alike, this bibliography Includes coverage of subjects as diverse and vital as the history of librarianship, its development as a profession, the ethics of information science, cataloging, reference work, and library architecture Encompasses encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, photographic surveys, statistical publications, and numerous electronic sources, all categorized by subject Offers appendixes detailing leading professional organizations and publishers of library and information science literature This comprehensive bibliography of English-language resources on librarianship, the only one of its kind, will prove invaluable to scholars, students, and anyone working in the field.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Making A Difference

Author : Peter Hernon
ISBN : 1591582911
Genre : Education
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Leadership is separate from, but integral to, management. This companion volume to The Next Library Leadership (2002) offers a deeper exploration of the leading issues and concerns of library directors today.
Category: Education

Leadership In Academic Libraries Today

Author : Bradford Lee Eden
ISBN : 9781442232600
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book connects leadership theories to academic libraries through case studies, analysis of survey results, and action research. By providing library examples of concepts such as transformational leadership, leadership frames, and other theories, the book breaks new ground in helping the profession develop a vision for its future leadership based on existing theory and current practice.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Shaping The Future Advancing The Understanding Of Leadership

Author : Peter Hernon
ISBN : 9781598846164
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book provides an overview of leadership in library and information science (LIS), examines the findings of doctoral students in the Simmons program in Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions, and advocates research in LIS. • Detailed discussions of scenario planning, case studies, and research agendas • Contains contributions from three leading authorities on scenario planning and case studies as well as an important book foreword by Camila Alire • Includes the A.J. Anderson Problem-Solving Model, a framework for writing case studies • Bibliography contains over 25 selections of additional readings on leadership
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Centers For Learning

Author : James K. Elmborg
ISBN : 9780838983355
Genre : Education
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This collection examines the potential inherent in partnerships between libraries and writing centers and suggests that such partnerships might respond more effectively to student needs than separate efforts. The essays consist primarily of case studies of collaborations in institutions throughout the US. The concluding chapter reflects on the impl
Category: Education

Opportunity For Leadership

Author : Mark Winston
ISBN : UOM:39015077667213
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An informed citizenry, capable of informed participation, is one of the principles on which U.S. democracy is based, its premise represented in Constitutional principles of intellectual freedom. To what extent does participation in the political process and civic engagement require access to information representing various viewpoints and perspectives? And in turn, how do issues of race, ethnicity and culture, language, economic disparity, and geographic isolation limit such access? Mark Winston offers a cross section of individual, collective, and organizational efforts--from both ends of the political spectrum--to control information access in the hopes of protecting society from itself. Beginning with Brown v. Board of Education, he considers the roleplayed by equality of educational opportunity and agencies such as the library as essential influences on public discourse and sound decision-making.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Qualitative And Quantitative Methods In Libraries

Author : Anthi Katsirikou
ISBN : 9789814299701
Genre : Information services
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This volume is a valuable resource of research papers and applications presented at the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference QQML2009, on the methodological tools used in library and information science. It provides the reader with a better understanding and holistic view on the subject and contains a plethora of invaluable methodologies and applications to a variety of information and library science. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries will be suitable to students as a textbook, as well as to scientists and professionals.
Category: Information services