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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



Becoming Confident Teachers

Becoming Confident Teachers Author Claire McGuinness
ISBN-10 9781780632711
Release 2011-07-26
Pages 246
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Becoming Confident Teachers examines the teaching role of information professionals at a time of transition and change in higher education. While instruction is now generally accepted as a core library function in the 21st century, librarians often lack sufficient training in pedagogy and instructional design; consequently finding their teaching responsibilities to be stressful and challenging. By exploring the requirements and responsibilities of the role, this book guides teaching librarians to a position where they feel confident that they have acquired the basic body of knowledge and procedures to handle any kind of instructional requests that come their way, and to be proactive in developing and promoting teaching and learning initiatives. In addition, this book suggests strategies and methods for self-development and fostering a “teacher identity, giving teaching librarians a greater sense of purpose and direction, and the ability to clearly communicate their role to non-library colleagues and within the public sphere. Specifically examines the causes of stress among teaching librarians, zeroing in on recognisable scenarios, which are known to ‘zap’ confidence and increase teacher anxiety among librarians An up-to-date and easily digestible take on the role and responsibilities of the teaching librarian Identifies the major trends that are transforming the teaching function within professional academic librarianship



Marketing Services and Resources in Information Organizations

Marketing Services and Resources in Information Organizations Author Zhixian George Yi
ISBN-10 9780081008140
Release 2017-09-20
Pages 154
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With the rapid development of information and communication technology and increasingly intense competition with other organizations, information organizations face a pressing need to market their unique services and resources and reach their user bases in the digital age. Marketing Services and Resources in Information Organizations explores a variety of important and useful topics in information organisations based on the author’s marketing courses and his empirical studies on Australian academic librarians’ perceptions of marketing services and resources. This book provides an introduction to marketing, the marketing process, and marketing concepts, research, mix and branding, and much more. Readers will learn strategic marketing planning, implementation, and evaluation, effective techniques for promoting services and resources, and effective social media and Web 2.0 tools used to promote services and resources. Marketing Services and Resources in Information Organizations is survey-based, theoretical and practical. The advanced statistical techniques used in this book distinguish the findings from other survey research products in the marketing field, and will be useful to practitioners when they consider their own marketing strategies. This book provides administrators, practitioners, instructors, and students at all levels with effective marketing techniques, approaches, and strategies as it looks at marketing from multiple perspectives. Dr. Zhixian (George) Yi is a Leadership Specialization Coordinator and Ph.D. supervisor in the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University, Australia. He received a doctorate in information and library sciences and a PhD minor in educational leadership from Texas Woman’s University, and he was awarded his master’s degree in information science from Southern Connecticut State University. In 2009, he was awarded the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from Beta Phi Mu, the International Library and Information Studies Honor Society. He was selected for inclusion into Who’s Who in America in 2010. Examines effective marketing techniques, approaches and strategies Studies marketing from multiple perspectives Empirical-based, theoretical, and practical Systematic and comprehensive



Management of Information Organizations

Management of Information Organizations Author Waseem Afzal
ISBN-10 9781780633039
Release 2012-06-18
Pages 180
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This book is a significant step towards developing a body of management knowledge pertinent to the context of Library Information Science (LIS) and provides a succinct but deep account of management and information organizations. Management of Information Organizations presents a broad view of the information organizations and the nature of management in these organizations, and how information professionals are affected by such management systems. The book equips the reader with the knowledge that will enable them to develop a strong intellectual foundation relating to management and its manifestation in an information organization and provides a significant step towards developing a body of management knowledge pertinent to the context of LIS. Provides a foundation of the core concepts (i.e., management, information, organizations, information organizations, and the role of information professionals in organizations) Brings a multi-disciplinary point-of-view to the reader: concepts will be drawn from management, organizational theory, information science, consumer behaviour, and economics. They will be used to present the whole thesis of the book A blend of both theoretical and practical perspectives will be showcased



Exploring Education for Digital Librarians

Exploring Education for Digital Librarians Author Sue Myburgh
ISBN-10 9781780633008
Release 2013-04-17
Pages 334
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Exploring Education for Digital Librarians provides a refreshing perspective on the discipline and profession of Library and Information Science (LIS), with a focus on preparing students for careers as librarians who can deal with present and future digital information environments. A re-examination of the knowledge base of the field, combined with a proposed theoretical structure for LIS, provide the basis for this work, which also examines competencies for practice as well as some of the international changes in the nature of higher education. The authors finally suggest a model that could be used internationally to educate librarians for their new roles and social responsibilities in a digitised, networked world. The twelve chapters of this book cover key issues in education for digital librarians, including: the necessity of regenerating the profession; current contexts; previous research on education for digital librarians; understanding the dimensions of the discipline and profession of librarianship, and the distinctions between them; the social purpose of librarianship as a profession and the theoretical framework which supports the practice of the profession; a brief analysis of curriculum design, pedagogies and teaching methods, and a glimpse of the proactive and important future role of librarianship in society. Considers the ubiquitous misunderstanding that technology can replace libraries and librarians Provides a theoretical view of the field which can contribute awareness of dimensions of the dilemmas which the discipline/profession currently faces Presents a broad international perspective which provides a basis for a new model for LIS education



Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice

Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice Author Ursula Gorham
ISBN-10 9781786350572
Release 2016-03-07
Pages 456
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Edited by Ursula Gorham, Natalie Greene Taylor, and Paul T. Jaeger, Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice is an edited volume from the Advances in Librarianship book series devoted to the ideals, activities, and programs in libraries that protect human rights and promote social justice.



Library Instruction Design

Library Instruction Design Author Di Su
ISBN-10 9781780634074
Release 2014-08-23
Pages 168
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The design philosophies of Google and Apple represent different approaches to new product design. Google's model features bottom-up and data-driven decision-making processes, while Apple's model is to design and build products top-down. Library instruction program design may learn from these differing but complementary approaches. Inspired by Google’s and Apple’s success, Library Instruction Design details how library instruction program design may learn from the philosophy of product design in the business world. In designing library instruction, a Google-philosophy approach teaches what the user wants to know while an Apple-philosophy approach teaches what the librarian thinks the user needs to learn. These two design philosophies aim at different teaching objectives reflecting library and information science education in modern society. The book is divided into five sections, with opening sections covering library instruction, the philosophy of library instruction design and design philosophy from different angles. Later sections discuss applying Google’s model and applying Apple’s model. Offers a creative way to think about library instruction program design Suggests two design approaches grounded in two philosophies, represented by the design approaches of Google and Apple Details the differences and complementarities between top-down and bottom-up approaches to design



Teaching Research Processes

Teaching Research Processes Author William Badke
ISBN-10 9781780633053
Release 2012-02-29
Pages 240
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Information literacy may be defined as the ability to identify a research problem, decide the kinds of information needed to tackle it, find the information efficiently, evaluate the information, and apply it to the problem at hand. Teaching Research Processes suggests a novel way in which information literacy can come within the remit of teaching faculty, supported by librarians, and reconceived as ‘research processes’. The aim is to transform education from what some see as a primarily one-way knowledge communication practice, to an interactive practice involving the core research tasks of subject disciplines. This title is structured into nine chapters, covering: Defining research processes; Research ability inadequacies in higher education; Research processes and faculty understanding; Current initiatives in research processes; The role of disciplinary thinking in research processes; Research processes in the classroom; Tentative case studies in disciplinary research process instruction; Research processes transforming education; and Resourcing the enterprise. The book concludes by encouraging the reader to implement the teaching of research processes. Engages the domain of teaching faculty rather than librarians only Analyzes the reasons why the research processes concept represents a gap in academia Focuses on research ability as a process that can be taught within disciplines



Productivity for Librarians

Productivity for Librarians Author Samantha Hines
ISBN-10 9781780630304
Release 2010-03-15
Pages 176
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Productivity for Librarians provides tips and tools for organizing, prioritizing and managing time along with reducing stress. The book presents a resources guide for continued learning about and exploration of productivity in relation to individual circumstances featuring motivation, procrastination and time management guidelines. Addressing the unique challenges faced by librarians, the author supplies a balanced view of a variety of tools and techniques for dealing with overwork and stress. There are many books on productivity, but none specifically targeted at library workers. We face unique challenges in our profession and this book will address these This book will not espouse a single approach to dealing with overwork and stress, but will instead present a balanced view of several tools and techniques that are of assistance This book provides a resource guide for continued learning about and exploration of productivity as applied to the reader’s individual circumstances. The author has also created an online community for readers to share information and continue their work



Information Literacy

Information Literacy Author Geoff Walton
ISBN-10 9781780632650
Release 2011-06-24
Pages 322
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Focusing on important information literacy debates, this new book with contributions from many of the main experts in the field highlights important ideas and practical considerations. Information Literacy takes the reader on a journey across the contemporary information landscape, guided by academics and practitioners who are experts in navigating this ever-changing terrain. Diversity of content from authors with national and international reputations Shows professionals how to operate at a strategic level to engender institutional change and have a direct practical application for their teaching and learning practice Many of the chapters are based on empirical research ensuring innovative approaches to information literacy



The Information and Knowledge Professional s Career Handbook

The Information and Knowledge Professional s Career Handbook Author Ulla de Stricker
ISBN-10 9781780630557
Release 2011-01-27
Pages 294
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The definitive guide to developing and managing a successful career in the information profession: Information Professionals and Knowledge Managers deal with significant challenges in building successful careers for a number of reasons associated with common misperceptions of their expertise and roles. In environments where they must often justify their work and value over and over again, those already in the profession need a boost and those just entering need to be prepared for a reality that may differ quite a bit from their expectations. The book is intended to give readers a set of tools and techniques with which to secure a strong career, build an effective brand, and succeed as professionals. Click Here to view the official page for this title on Facebook. Written by opinion leaders and highly respected authorities in the field Draws upon 50-plus years of experience in a variety of settings and roles Offers realistic and honest pointers - no sugar-coating



Information Literacy Instruction

Information Literacy Instruction Author John Walsh
ISBN-10 9781780632841
Release 2011-09-28
Pages 218
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An invaluable guide for MLS professionals and students, this new book explains how librarians can select an effective method of library instruction based on their users, the objectives of the instruction and the delivery environment. The content describes the different methods available and in what circumstances the methods are most effective. It includes descriptions of curriculums for the methods currently available and describes a range of objectives the curriculums meet and the common environments librarians use for instruction. Information Literacy Instruction also introduces two new ideas for methods of instruction: one which combines information literacy with cyber-literacy (MLI) forming an instructional method appropriate for internet users and internet information and the Fully Automated Reference Instruction (FARI) that actively involves users with the instruction while completing research they are currently involved in for specific targeted classes. Introduction to multi-literacy instruction Using instruction to protect users from disinformation on the Internet New active learning idea for web based instruction (MLI and FARI)



Information Literacy

Information Literacy Author Susie Andretta
ISBN-10 9781780630755
Release 2005-01-31
Pages 232
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Taking an international approach, this book explores two main models of Information Literacy or IL: the SCONUL (Society of College, National and University Libraries) Seven Pillars of Information Skills and the IL competencies identified by the ALA (American Library Association). Practical examples for the development of IL skills identified by these models are illustrated using printed and web-based resources. The process of integrating IL provision within a programme of study is outlined to illustrate two strategies underpinning this integration at generic-skills level, the ‘plug & play’ approach, and at subject-specific level, the ‘research skills approach’. A range of diagnostic and assessment methods, to monitor the iterative process of IL skills development, are also presented within these frameworks. Explores practical applications of two major IL models Explores strategies to integrate IL provision in a multi-disciplinary environment Illustrates the developments of independent learning skills through examples taken from different levels of provision at course level and from different levels of competences at user level



Project Management for Information Professionals

Project Management for Information Professionals Author Margot Note
ISBN-10 9780081001332
Release 2015-11-03
Pages 234
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Aimed at practitioners, this handbook imparts guidance on project management techniques in the cultural heritage sector. Information professionals often direct complex endeavors with limited project management training or resources. Project Management for Information Professionals demystifies the tools and processes essential to successful project management and advises on how to manage the interpersonal dynamics and organizational culture that influence the effectiveness of these methods. With this book, readers will gain the knowledge to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and close projects. offers guidance based on real-world experience prepares readers without prior project management knowledge or experience provides lean, easy-to-read, and jargon-free instructions aimed at information professionals working in libraries, archives, museums



Library Scholarly Communication Programs

Library Scholarly Communication Programs Author Isaac Gilman
ISBN-10 9781780633831
Release 2013-10-31
Pages 288
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Libraries must negotiate a range of legal issues, policies and ethical guidelines when developing scholarly communication initiatives. Library Scholarly Communication Programs is a practical primer, covering these issues for institutional repository managers, library administrators, and other staff involved in library-based repository and publishing services. The title is composed of four parts. Part one describes the evolution of scholarly communication programs within academic libraries, part two explores institutional repositories and part three covers library publishing services. Part four concludes with strategies for creating an internal infrastructure, comprised of policy, best practices and education initiatives, which will support the legal and ethical practices discussed in the book. Demonstrates the importance of creating a policy infrastructure for scholarly communication initiatives Offers a novel combination of legal and ethical issues in a plain, approachable format Provides samples of policy and contract language, as well as several case studies, to illustrate the concepts presented



A Comprehensive Library Staff Training Programme in the Information Age

A Comprehensive Library Staff Training Programme in the Information Age Author Aileen Wood
ISBN-10 9781780631066
Release 2007-02-28
Pages 376
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This book discusses the issues surrounding the implementation and ‘selling’ of a comprehensive library staff training programme. Importantly, it contains many tried and tested techniques used by the author; it also includes standard documentation that readers can use in their own organisation for training purposes. Covers the different types of training and the pros and cons of each Discusses the administrative role as a change agent Shows how to develop programme objectives and measureable outcomes



Ways of Experiencing Information Literacy

Ways of Experiencing Information Literacy Author Susie Andretta
ISBN-10 9781780633244
Release 2012-08-06
Pages 240
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This book has two aims: firstly to present an investigation into information literacy by looking at how people engage with information to accomplish tasks or solve problems in personal, academic and professional contexts (also known as the relational approach). This view of information literacy illustrates a learner-centred perspective that will be of interest to educators who wish to go beyond the teaching of information skills. The second aim of this book is to illustrate how the relational approach can be used as an investigative framework. As a detailed account of a relational study, this book will appeal to researchers interested in using the relational framework to examine pedagogical experiences from the learner’s perspective. Offers an investigation of the relational approach to examine information literacy from the perspective of the learner and the educator within diverse pedagogical conditions, both academic and professional Presents concrete examples of measuring the impact of the information literacy experience through the application of newly developed information literacy practices to unknown situations (described as Transfer), or through the changes in the learner’s view of the world (described as Transformation) Written by an internationally known scholar and practitioner of information literacy