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Diversity Programming and Outreach for Academic Libraries

Diversity Programming and Outreach for Academic Libraries Author Kathleen Hanna
ISBN-10 9781780632735
Release 2011-06-24
Pages 194
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This book outlines issues surrounding diversity among students, faculty, and staff and how one urban university library is working to embrace and celebrate the diversity found in its building, on campus, and in the local community. This book illustrates how universities are uniquely situated to engage students in discussions about diversity and how academic libraries in particular can facilitate and ease these discussions. A Diversity Council and the projects and programs it has developed have been instrumental in this work and may serve as an inspiration and launch pad for other libraries. Diversity Programming and Outreach for Academic Libraries details anecdotal experiences, and provides practical suggestions for developing diversity programs and forming collaborations with other campus units, regardless of size, staff, or focus of the academic library. Written by three academic librarians currently active in university level diversity initiatives Provides real-world examples of diversity programming and events for academic libraries Indicates how to find commonalities in the range of diversity issues at universities internationally



Managing Academic Libraries

Managing Academic Libraries Author Susan Higgins
ISBN-10 9781780633114
Release 2016-10-11
Pages 110
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Managing Academic Libraries: Principles and Practice is aimed at professionals within the Library and Information Services (LIS) who are interested in learning more about the management of academic libraries. Written against a backdrop made up of the changes that digital technology has brought to academic libraries, this book uncovers how the library has changed its meaning from a physical to virtual icon and its effect on culture. The book aims to provide managers and students of LIS at all levels with the necessary management principles and practices needed to respond proactively to diverse audiences, while also keeping a focus on the purposes of higher education. In addition, readers will find an examination of various aspects of library management and reviews on key management techniques that can be used for successful interpretation and implementation of academic library mission statements. Provides tactics on how to manage the centrality of learning and reading in academic libraries Includes best practices on managing a learning organization Covers proactive management principles and practices that are needed to respond to diverse audiences



Leadership in Academic Libraries Today

Leadership in Academic Libraries Today Author Bradford Lee Eden
ISBN-10 9781442232600
Release 2014-03-14
Pages 234
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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.



Evaluating Demand Driven Acquisitions

Evaluating Demand Driven Acquisitions Author Laura Costello
ISBN-10 9780081010488
Release 2016-10-02
Pages 172
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Evaluating Demand-Driven Acquisitions examines recent research in demand-driven acquisitions in an effort to develop an evaluation framework specific to demand-driven programs. The chapters in this volume focus on the criteria and methods that are used to evaluate the results of demand-driven programs in research. Case studies and pilot programs from all types of libraries—including interlibrary loan to purchase programs, catalog integrated strategies, and evidence-based collection development—help illuminate the current best practices and benchmarks for demand-driven evaluation. This book helps librarians and practitioners evaluate their existing demand-driven programs and make adjustments that could decrease costs or expand existing strategies. It is also suitable for librarians with new or emerging demand-driven programs to use as a framework for developing ongoing assessment programs or evaluating pilot programs. Provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of demand driven acquisitions research Separates research findings by evaluation criteria for ease of use Serves as a reference for diverse libraries, including academic, public, and corporate libraries Synthesizes the most current research on this increasingly popular library strategy



Diversity Management und interkulturelle Arbeit in Bibliotheken

Diversity Management und interkulturelle Arbeit in Bibliotheken Author Kristin Futterlieb
ISBN-10 9783110396010
Release 2016-07-11
Pages 208
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Today’s libraries have the mission of educating society, and are intended to reflect social diversity as well as promote greater integration. Beyond presenting the status of how libraries are meeting this challenge today, this volume presents a scientifically founded analysis of current deficits, thereby suggesting starting points for more sustainable, better integrated library management.



The Special Collections Handbook

The Special Collections Handbook Author Alison Cullingford
ISBN-10 9781783301263
Release 2016-12-22
Pages 336
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This comprehensive and no-nonsense guide to working with special collections and rare books is an essential day-to-day companion. Working with special collections can vary dramatically from preserving a single rare book to managing and digitizing vast mixed-media archives, yet the role of the information professional is always critical in tapping into the potential of these collections, protecting their legacy and bringing them to the attention of the wider public. This book offers up-to-date guidance which pulls together insights from best practice across the heritage sector to build innovative, co-operative and questioning mind-sets that will help them to cope in turbulent times. The Handbook covers all aspects of special collections work: preservation, developing collections, understanding objects, emergency planning, security, legal and ethical concerns, cataloguing, digitization, marketing, outreach, teaching, impact, advocacy and fundraising. New to this edition: coverage of new standards and concepts including unique and distinctive collections (UDCs), The Leeds Typology, Archive Accreditation, PD 5454:2012 and PAS 197 discussion of the major changes to laws affecting special collections including UK copyright law relating to library/archive exception and orphan works and forthcoming changes to data protection in the EU exploration of new trends in research including the rise of digital humanities, open access, the impact agenda and the REF updates to the sections on marketing, audience development and fundraising to include social media, customer journey mapping and crowdsourcing and more consideration of impact and indicators, digitization and new skills frameworks from CILIP and RBMS. This is the essential practical guide for anyone working with special collections or rare books in libraries, archives, museums, galleries and other heritage organizations. It is also a useful introduction to special collections work for academics and students taking library and information courses.



Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals

Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals Author Nicole Cooke
ISBN-10 9781780632957
Release 2012-04-10
Pages 144
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Increasingly, library personnel are called upon to teach classes, deliver presentations and represent their organizations in an official capacity. This book is designed to assist those professionals with little to no experience designing and delivering training, instructional sessions, and presentations. Suitable for all librarians, library staff and library school students, this practical guide will get the library professional up and running as a trainer and presenter. Written by practicing professional librarians and trainers for use in the library setting Features a combination of training, facilitation, and public-speaking skills Covers all aspects of training from audience evaluation to lesson plans to evaluation to lesson delivery



The Experiential Library

The Experiential Library Author Pete McDonnell
ISBN-10 9780081007785
Release 2016-09-07
Pages 252
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The Experiential Library: Transforming Academic and Research Libraries through the Power of Experiential Learning features contributions—in a relatively conversational, practical, and "how-to" format—from various academic libraries across broad educational levels that have implemented experiential learning programs, services, or resources to enhance the learning and development of both students and library employees. As academic libraries and academic librarians are seeking ways to transform themselves and create collaborative synergies within and without their institutions, this timely book suggests exciting ways to integrate experiential learning into the library’s offerings. Ranging from integrated service learning and Information Literacy instruction that "takes the class out of the classroom," to unique experiential approaches to programming like Course Exhibits and the Human Library, the book is a one-stop-shop for libraries looking to expand their repertoire. It will also help them create connections between experiential learning and their institutions' missions and contributions to student success, by grounding these programs and services on a sure methodological footing. Librarians and educators wishing to learn more about the connections between experiential learning/experiential education and academic libraries would benefit from the advice from authors in this book. Covers experiential learning for academic and research libraries Presents diverse aspects of experiential learning in academic libraries across the spectrum of educational levels Offers a one-stop-shop for librarians keen on bringing experiential learning to their institutions Adds to current conversations in both LIS and experiential education, enabling further synergies in both disciplines



Virtual Research Environments

Virtual Research Environments Author Robert N. Allan
ISBN-10 9781780630144
Release 2009-07-30
Pages 284
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Virtual Research Environments examines making Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) usable by researchers working to solve “grand challenge problems in many disciplines from social science to particle physics. It is driven by research the authors have carried out to evaluate researchers’ requirements in using information services via web portals and in adapting collaborative learning tools to meet their more diverse needs, particularly in a multidisciplinary study. This is the motivation for what the authors have helped develop into the UK Virtual Research Environments (VRE) programme. They illustrate generics with specific instances of studies carried out comparing portal technologies and evaluating usability. This work, and further development of collaboration and Webbased research tools has been carried out with international collaborators, in particular using the Sakai framework and other recent Java-language based portal programming frameworks and associated standards. The book is divided into a number of chapters providing motivation, illustrations, comparisons of technology and tools, practical information about deployment and use and comments on issues and difficulties in ensuring uptake of e-Science and Grid technology by already practicing researchers. Definition of Virtual Research Environments and e-Research with analogies to Virtual Learning Environments Compilation about how e-Research is carried out with reference to work in UK and USA on portals and services for collaborative learning, shared information services and repositories and their application for multi-disciplinary research Description of Science Gateways to distributed research resources (Grid computing, data and Web 2.0 style collaboration tools) and their relevance to the grand challenges facing research requiring large teams



Information Services to Diverse Populations Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals

Information Services to Diverse Populations  Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals Author Nicole A. Cooke
ISBN-10 9781440834615
Release 2016-12-12
Pages 166
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Filling a gap in the existing library and information science literature, this book consolidates recent research and best practices to address the need for diversity and social justice in the training and education of LIS professionals. • Addresses perennially important and emerging hot topics in librarianship, such as diversity, cultural competence, and social responsibility • Updates the ongoing discussion on cultural competence and diversity with new concepts, such as critical race theory • Authored by an expert who actively teaches and conducts research in the subject areas of library instruction and information literacy as well as diversity and social justice in librarianship



Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication

Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication Author Stephanie Davis-Kahl
ISBN-10 0838986218
Release 2013
Pages 340
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Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication book for free.



Making Institutional Repositories Work

Making Institutional Repositories Work Author Burton B. Callicott
ISBN-10 9781557537263
Release 2015-10-30
Pages 360
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Making Institutional Repositories Work has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Making Institutional Repositories Work also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Making Institutional Repositories Work book for free.



Linking Literacy and Libraries in Global Communities

Linking Literacy and Libraries in Global Communities Author Professor Marlene Asselin
ISBN-10 9781472402769
Release 2013-09-28
Pages 174
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Libraries in today's global world have emerged as key players in building a culture for reading in communities while enhancing the literacy development of children, youth, adults and seniors. Whether one lives in a modern city with sophisticated library services or in a remote region of the world where access to books and literacy services may be limited, librarians and libraries are contributing to the development of learning communities. This book captures some of the essence of this work in libraries in order to inspire and support all those who value the role of libraries in building global communities. The authors highlight the emerging role of libraries and community partners in literacy development and provide concrete examples via case studies drawn from global communities, demonstrating how libraries are working to support local literacies. They also suggest recommendations for supporting the critical role for libraries in supporting global literacies. The book will become essential reading for all those interested in literacy and libraries throughout the world.



The Machiavellian Librarian

The Machiavellian Librarian Author Melissa K. Aho
ISBN-10 9781780634364
Release 2013-10-24
Pages 340
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Do librarians ‘rock the boat’? Do they challenge those around them to win influence and advantage? Why is it that librarians are little found on the ‘influence’ grid of personality assessment tests? The Machiavellian Librarian offers real life examples of librarians who use their knowledge and skill to project influence, and turn the tide in their, and their library’s, favor. Authors offer first hand and clear examples to help librarians learn to use their influence effectively, for the betterment of their library and their career. Opening chapters cover visualizing data, as well as networking and strategic alignment. Following chapters discuss influence without authority-making fierce allies, communicating results in accessible language and user-centered planning. Closing chapters address using accreditation and regulation reporting to better position the library, as well as political positioning and outcome assessment. Throws the spotlight on librarian’s professional and personality traits, many of which are deleterious to the long-term viability of library funding Shows how best to boost the value proposition of libraries, through enhanced influence Includes how-to chapters on influencing others in the organization



Innovative Solutions for Building Community in Academic Libraries

Innovative Solutions for Building Community in Academic Libraries Author Bonnand, Sheila
ISBN-10 9781466683938
Release 2015-05-31
Pages 377
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The library has always been an essential part of the collegiate experience, providing students with access to knowledge and literature. However, as virtual services and online learning become more prominent within collegiate environments, the ways students conduct research and access resources has been altered. Innovative Solutions for Building Community in Academic Libraries examines new methods librarians use to engage both on-campus and online users in library services, taking into account the significant impacts of online learning on students’ interaction with library resources. Focusing on various outreach practices, techniques of literacy instruction, and the utilization of library spaces, this research-supported book is a pivotal reference source for distance educators, program planners, academics, and library professionals interested in new ways to attract users to library services.



Skills to Make a Librarian

Skills to Make a Librarian Author Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen
ISBN-10 9780081000656
Release 2014-12-11
Pages 198
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The library and information profession builds skills and expertise that cover a wide spectrum. These skills are often desirable in other fields and industries. Likewise, the skills we build before entering the library and information professions can help us as professionals. Skills to Make a Librarian looks at both sides of this equation through a collection of essays by current and former librarians and information professionals who make use of this wide range of cross disciplinary skills. Chapters written by authors at various points in their careers detailing what skills they have developed outside of librarianship Chapter authors discuss skills that have benefited their practice and careers, and how the skills of librarianship fit into life outside libraries Authors open up about personal experiences while keeping it professional



Leadership in Libraries

Leadership in Libraries Author Maha Kumaran
ISBN-10 9781780633084
Release 2012-02-23
Pages 212
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The efforts of ethnic-minority librarians to become leaders in Western libraries are an important topic for any librarian working towards becoming a leader, with issues such as cross-cultural leadership relevant for all aspiring librarians. Leadership in Libraries covers leadership in various areas, provides examples of successful minority leaders in different fields and statistical data on minorities and librarians in several countries. The title probes library school programs and their efforts to develop leadership skills among librarians in general, and among minority librarians in particular. The book begins by introducing the concept of ethnic-minority leadership, moving on in the first chapter to definitions by culture, profession, and gender. The next three chapters consider managers as leaders, leadership styles, skills, and leadership in school, public and academic libraries in the US, the UK, Canada and Australia. The final chapter includes instances of bad leadership, and offers a conclusion. Presents information on learning and developing leadership skills Assesses current and relevant statistical data on minority librarians in Canada, US and UK Explores information on leadership related courses offered in library schools