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The Challenges To Library Learning

Author : Bruce E. Massis
ISBN : 9780789031419
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Challenges to Library Learning: Solutions for Librarians is an insightful volume that offers a practical philosophy of engagement that can be used to meet the growing challenges facing librarians, including staffing shortages, depleted or eliminated training budgets, longer hours, greater workloads, and rapidly-changing technology, hindering the ability—and willingness—of employees to continue job education in library sciences. With three decades of experience as a library administrator, author Bruce E. Massis details an effective plan for inspiring initiative in the learner to pursue a goal-oriented and individualized approach to learning – helping the library to become more efficient, productive, and user-centered. Topics discussed include overcoming staff disengagement, accepting e-learning as a routine learning model, teaching and measuring information literacy training, creating a flexible alternative staffing model, the Community of Learning Program (CLP) for library staff, and the details of creating and implementing a training program. The Challenges to Library Learning: Solutions for Librarians is a vital and practical resource for anyone actively involved or pursuing a career in library administration.
Category: Business & Economics

Information Seeking Behavior And Challenges In Digital Libraries

Author : Tella, Adeyinka
ISBN : 9781522502975
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Digital libraries have been established worldwide to make information more readily available, and this innovation has changed the way information seekers interact with the data they are collecting. Faced with decentralized, heterogeneous sources, these users must be familiarized with high-level search activities in order to sift through large amounts of data. Information Seeking Behavior and Challenges in Digital Libraries addresses the problems of usability and search optimization in digital libraries. With topics addressing all aspects of information seeking activity, the research found in this book provides insight into library user experiences and human-computer interaction when searching online databases of all types. This book addresses the challenges faced by professionals in information management, librarians, developers, students of library science, and policy makers.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The 21st Century Black Librarian In America

Author : Andrew P. Jackson
ISBN : 9780810882461
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Envisioning Future Academic Library Services

Author : Sue McKnight
ISBN : 9781856046916
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Edited by a thought leader with an international reputation, it brings together renowned authors from across the globe who are breaking traditional moulds and boundaries in a way that will have a profound impact on the way libraries and library services are conceptualized in the years to come. They represent the key links in the knowledge chain: authors, publishers, academics, community knowledge creators, librarians and institutions; the student perspective is also provided.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Mastering Digital Librarianship

Author : Alison Mackenzie
ISBN : 9781856049436
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book examines the changing roles of the librarian and how working within a rich digital environment has impacted on the ability of professionals to develop the appropriate 'know how', skills, knowledge and behaviours required in order to operate effectively. Expert specialists and opinion-makers from around the world discuss the challenges and successes of adapting existing practices, introducing new services and working with new partners in an environment that no longer recognizes traditional boundaries and demarcation of roles. The book is structured thematically, with a focus on three key strands where the impact of digital technologies is significant: - Rethinking marketing and communication: this strand looks at strategic approaches and practices which harness social media and illustrate the importance of communication and marketing activities in these new online spaces. - Rethinking support for academic practice: this part examines the professional expertise required of librarians who engage with and support new academic and learner practices in digitally rich teaching, learning and research environments. - Rethinking resource delivery: this section investigates the use of strategies to maximize access to online resources and services: harnessing system data to enhance collection management and user choice, designing and managing mobile 'friendly' learning spaces and providing virtual resources and services to an overseas campus. Readership: This timely and inspiring edited collection should make vital reading for librarians, library schools, departments of information science and other professional groups such as education developers, learning technologists and IT specialists.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Toward A 21st Century School Library Media Program

Author : Esther Rosenfeld
ISBN : 9780810860315
Genre : Education
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Offers a collection of articles previously published in "Teacher Librarian" and "VOYA" discussing the role of the school library in a technologically oriented twenty-first century.
Category: Education

Challenges Of Academic Library Management In Developing Countries

Author : Thanuskodi, S.
ISBN : 9781466640719
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Academic libraries cater to the diverse needs of scholars, scientists, technocrats, researchers, students, and others personally and professionally invested in higher education. Due to advancements in information and communication technologies (ICT), the vision and mission of academic libraries are changing in developing countries. Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries provides the latest theoretical frameworks and empirical research into academic libraries, investigating concerns such as illiteracy, budgeting, software development, technical training, and others. In particular, this book will be of use to professionals and researchers working in the field of library and information science who are looking for new methods and best practices in the management of effective academic libraries. This book is part of the Advances in Library and Information Science series collection.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


Author : Sue Roberts
ISBN : 9781856046091
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Using theoretical concepts and models, coupled with practical tools, this book encourages readers to think about their own leadership and the leadership provided by others around them as the basis for continuing improvement in management and professional practice.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Challenge Of Internet Literacy

Author : Lyn Elizabeth M. Martin
ISBN : 0789003465
Genre : Social Science
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Describes many examples of research strategies on the Web and possible problems when teaching the Web.
Category: Social Science

Challenge Based Learning In The School Library Makerspace

Author : Colleen Graves
ISBN : 9781440851513
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An invaluable how-to text that details the workshop model, addresses the design challenges, and explains the best avenues for curriculum-based learning in the school library makerspace. • Explores crowdsourced research methods that lead to authentic participatory learning • Ensures that student-led workshops and design challenges result in tremendous success • Supplies practical tips that can be applied by beginner maker-librarians and provides curricula suggestions for advanced maker-librarians • Explains how to incorporate design thinking, empathy building, and problem solving with design challenges that spur student creativity
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Mobile As Mainstream Towards Future Challenges In Mobile Learning

Author : Marco Kalz
ISBN : 9783319134161
Genre : Education
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, mLearn 2014, held in Istanbul, Turkey, in November 2014. The 20 revised full papers and 17 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 65 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on technologies and interaction; tablets and ebook readers; learning and teaching inside and outside the classroom; learning design and design implications; evaluation and review studies; development and national perspectives; inquiry-based learning and science applications; work-based learning; theory; language learning; learner perspectives.
Category: Education

Using Games To Enhance Learning And Teaching

Author : Nicola Whitton
ISBN : 9780415897723
Genre : Education
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"Despite growing interest in digital game-based learning and teaching, such as alternate reality games and virtual worlds, until now most teachers have lacked the resources and technical knowledge to create games that meet their needs. The only realistic option for many has been to use existing games which too often are out of step with curriculum goals, require high-end technology, and are difficult to integrate.This book offers a comprehensive solution, presenting five principles of games that can be embedded into traditional or online learning and teaching to enhance engagement and interactivity. Contributors highlight strategies and solutions for digital game design, showing how educationally sound games can be designed using readily accessible, low-end technologies. The authors are established researchers and designers in the field of educational games. Case studies explore specific academic perspectives, and featured insights from professional game designers provide an explicit link between theory and practice. Practical in nature, the book has a sound theoretical base that draws from a range of international literature and research"--
Category: Education

Changing The Scope Of Library Instruction In The Digital Age

Author : Bhattacharyya, Swati
ISBN : 9781522528036
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The current digital age is impacting the contents and delivery of instructional service in many ways. Instructional sessions not only describe various features of a resource, but these sessions also bring issues like the ethical use of information, copyrights, and the value of open knowledge to light. Librarians are required to help users to learn use these tools. Changing the Scope of Library Instruction in the Digital Age provides emerging information on data visualization tools, creating effective instructions, and instructional design in library sciences. While highlighting the challenges of effectively training new and seasoned librarians in these various aspects of data technology and teaching methods, readers will learn the importance of giving librarians the tools they need to complete their new responsibilities. This book is an important resource for entry level and seasoned librarians, researchers, and instructional design specialists seeking current research on up to date library instruction in the modern technology age.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

School Library Media Centers In The 21st Century

Author : Kathleen W. Craver
ISBN : 0313291004
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"This is a `must-read' for practicing and potential school library media specialists. It is not simply trends for library media centers that Craver documents, but trends that will affect every facet of our professional lives." School Library Journal
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Handbook Of Art And Design Librarianship

Author : Amanda Gluibizzi
ISBN : 9781856047029
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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While much attention has been paid to art librarianship as it exists in museum settings, comparatively less notice has been taken of academic and art-and-design-school art librarianship as a distinct focus. However, the skills of subject specialists in the arts and their advocacy on behalf of their users are fundamental elements in vital art libraries that fully support and anticipate the needs of artists, designers, architects, and the historians who study these disciplines. Put together by an international team of contributors, this essential handbook examines methods of innovative librarianship in academic and art school libraries throughout the world. With a focus on the intersection of best practice and best opportunities, the book brings together the philosophies and realities of the most creative librarians working in the field of art librarianship today and serves as a field guide to academic art libraries in the twenty-first century. Key discussions include: the role of liaison to the visual arts visual literacy for highly literate viewers art history pedagogy and special collections technology in an art and design library collection management, renewal, and de-accession new forms of scholarly communication and their impact on art librarianship the making of the 21st century art library. Readership: This timely book is essential reading for all information professionals working in art and design environments. It will also be of interest to students of librarianship interested in the challenges currently facing professionals working in this specialized area.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction To Reference Services In Academic Libraries

Author : Elizabeth Connor
ISBN : 9780789029577
Genre : Education
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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.
Category: Education

Human Resource Management In Today S Academic Library

Author : Janice Simmons-Welburn
ISBN : 0313320764
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Provides a comprehensive look at issues that shape the nature of Human Resources in academic libraries.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

No Shelf Required

Author : Sue Polanka
ISBN : 9780838910542
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 69.16 MB
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Sue Polanka brings together a variety of professionals to share their expertise about e-books with librarians and publishers. Providing forward-thinking ideas while remaining grounded in practical information that can be implemented in all kinds of libraries, the topics explored include an introduction to e-books and their different types, an overview of their history and development, e-book technology, why e-books are good for learning, and how librarians can market them to a wide range of users.--[backcover]
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Informed Transitions

Author : Kenneth J. Burhanna
ISBN : 9781610691284
Genre : History
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How can libraries and librarians across the educational continuum work together to support student transitions from high school to college, utilizing free or low-cost resources? This book supplies the answers.
Category: History

Modern Library Technology And Reference Services

Author : Samuel T. Huang
ISBN : 1560244585
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Develop improved reference services to keep up with the rapid technological changes in academic libraries with the help of this unique guide. Modern Library Technology and Reference Services includes guidelines for taking on an advisory role in an electronic environment, requesting budgetary support for implementing new information systems, and creating training programs for paraprofessional staff and end-users. Filled with valuable information regarding library planning and budgetary considerations, “technostress” at the reference desk, and the creation of new reference service areas to reflect different service needs, this book is a must for library administrators, librarians, and end-users who want to meet the challenges of modern library technology. This one-of-kind volume provides practical ways to enhance daily reference services, improve the image of librarianship, and bring new users into libraries. It prepares librarians for helping library users with a variety of different search protocols and user interfaces such as online public access catalogs (OPACs), the Internet, CD-ROM LANS, and online searching. All aspects of reference services in the modern electronic technological library are covered in chapters by library administrators and practicing reference librarians who share their practical experiences of how they adjusted their reference services to meet the demands of new technology. Modern Library Technology and Reference Services helps librarians develop a conceptual framework for helping researchers, use online systems and other electronic services, train paraprofessionals, integrate library technology use in the classroom, train end-users in college libraries, work in active partnership with researchers and producers of electronic databases, choose appropriate patron access databases, and effectively manage reference services in an electronic environment.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines