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Managing Multiculturalism and Diversity in the Library

Managing Multiculturalism and Diversity in the Library Author Mark Winston
ISBN-10 9781317948339
Release 2014-06-23
Pages 218
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Discover ways to raise staff awareness regarding diversity! Managing Multiculturalism and Diversity In the Library: Principals and Issues for Administrators is an academic guide to diversity issues such as affirmative action, career development of minorities in the library science profession, racism, and scholarship solutions to increase the diversity of people in the library and information science profession. From this manual, you will gain a deeper understanding of diversity and its implementation in your library. Scholarly and poignant, this book is recommended to academics, administrators, library professionals, and students who want to improve the diversity of libraries and the profession of library information science. In Managing Multiculturalism and Diversity In the Library, you will explore the continued need to keep diversity growing in our libraries as a learning tool to boost the creativity and broaden the knowledge base of libraries as a whole. This informative guide provides you with studies on the diversification efforts of Australia, Canada, China, and the United Kingdom, showing you how each nation differently defines diversity, yet values diversity with an agenda that accepts and encourages cultural differences. You will find suggestions on how to bring in the talents of traditionally excluded groups into your library and examine affirmative action and its dismantling from different angles. Managing Multiculturalism and Diversity In the Library illustrates the importance of cultural diversity in contrast to a melting pot that does not allow for distinct flavors. Some pertinent areas of diversity that you will read about are: raising staff awareness of diversity through training seminars a diversity program focused closely on your library’s missions and strategic plans integrating diversity into every aspect of the library activities looking to colleges and universities as the leaders of cross-cultural understanding American Library Association and the diversity agenda Managing Multiculturalism and Diversity In the Library is an enlightening and helpful resource to foster multicultural understanding and to plan a diversity agenda that is right for your library organization. From this book, you will find many interesting and informative methods on creating a culturally pluralistic library.



The Eleventh Off Campus Library Services Conference Proceedings

The Eleventh Off Campus Library Services Conference Proceedings Author Patrick Mahoney
ISBN-10 0789027852
Release 2004
Pages 574
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Learn how to provide better service to distance information users! This book is the result of the conference held in May, 2004 in Scottsdale, Arizona, focusing on librarians' challenges providing service to nontraditional faculty and students. Respected authorities discuss in detail specific problems—and fresh strategies and solutions—to further promote service to distance information users. Each chapter tackles a particular issue such as collaboration outside the contributor's organization or how services can be monitored and assessed to gauge quality, and fully explains what can be done to address those issues. Each distinguished contribution was carefully selected by a 26-member advisory board using a juried abstracts process. Thorough bibliographies, useful figures, tables, and graphs provide accessibility and clarify ideas. Some of the topics in this book include: the promotion of library services to Native American students the planning and development process of a project to create a Web-based multi-media instruction tool for off-campus graduate students an examination of direct linking tools provided by major aggregators distance learning for the learning disabled distance learning implementation strategies for institutions course management software (CMS) and library services integration a survey of Association of Research Libraries offered services the do's and don'ts of videoconferencing on and off-campus an eBooks collection study one-on-one research coaching via digital reference service an online tool that assesses students' research skills and attitudes creating a library CD for off-campus students expanding student and faculty access to information services the collaboration with faculty on electronic course reserves developing assessment questions for services supporting off-campus learning programs providing secure off-campus access to library services beyond proxy servers and much, much more! The Eleventh Off-Campus Library Services Conference Proceedings is an invaluable comprehensive resource detailing the latest challenges and solutions for on- and off-campus librarians.



Libraries Act on Their LibQUAL Findings

Libraries Act on Their LibQUAL  Findings Author Fred M. Heath
ISBN-10 0789026023
Release 2004
Pages 254
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Learn how other libraries are using LibQUAL+™ data to improve their services and programs This book focuses on the value of the 2002 LibQUAL+™ survey data to help librarians provide better services for users. This unique work highlights the continued efforts of participating libraries that used this Web-based marketing instrument to assess and evaluate their service quality, resource allocations, staffing, technology, and policies. Library professionals dealing with—or interested in—library service quality assessment will benefit from the practical examples and graphical representations found in this vital book. With Libraries Act on Their LibQUAL+™ Findings, you will gain a better understanding of how to use your LibQUAL+™ data to identify opportunities to improve your services and programs, initiate further data exploration, and identify those areas of your library which need change. In times of budget reductions, the information in this book will show you how to better demonstrate to your patrons, community, and government agencies the value of the investment in library staff and resources. Enhanced with charts, graphs, tables, and figures, this text will help your library smoothly evolve with your patrons' expectations and needs. Libraries Act on Their LibQUAL+™ Findings: From Data to Action covers several important topics, including: the LibQUAL+™ survey instrument—what it is and how it works library service quality and user perceptions of library service quality peer comparisons and benchmarking qualitative and quantitative data analysis—how to read your findings strategic planning—how to use your findings This resource is of national importance, presenting varying perspectives from different library contexts, such as library consortia, library types, and individual library case studies. The book also provides ideas for using LibQUAL+™ to develop better library services for diverse users—faculty as opposed to students or the general public rather than specialists. From identifying and reaching patrons for conducting the LibQUAL+™ survey to identifying gaps between desired, perceived, and minimum expectations of services, this book will guide you in continuously meeting the needs of your community.



Library Information Science Abstracts

Library   Information Science Abstracts Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079654748
Release 1999
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Achieving Diversity

Achieving Diversity Author Barbara I. Dewey
ISBN-10 UOM:39015064795902
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 245
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Barbara Dewey and Loretta Parham join 50 other librarians, including Tracie Hall, Emma Bradford Perry, and Hannelore B. Rader, to explore one of the major issues facing the profession-diversity. This innovative guide explores how librarians can ensure that their services, staff, and collections truly reflect our multicultural society. Chapters cover strategic planning; recruiting and retaining minorities; reaching out to new users; marketing to underrepresented populations; building collections for marginalized groups; overcoming the digital divide; assessment; and other important topics. The contributors provide numerous forms and documents including library diversity plans; residency and intern job descriptions; recruitment materials; programming plans and documents; and web resources. With guidance drawn from real experience in public and academic libraries, this unique guide will help to make diversity a reality in libraries.



Louisiana Libraries

Louisiana Libraries Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015082968523
Release 2000
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International Labour Documentation

International Labour Documentation Author
ISBN-10 UCBK:C045135895
Release 2000-05
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Collection Development in a Digital Environment

Collection Development in a Digital Environment Author University of Oklahoma. Libraries. Conference
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106012457377
Release 1999-09-08
Pages 118
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Librarians and other library professionals will find this informative book chock full of thought-provoking papers that will help you find new solutions to the collection development problems your library may experience while facing this new digital age. Collection Development in a Digital Environment is a result of papers presented at the 1998 University of Oklahoma Libraries Conference. You will discover ways to help your library take the lead in advancing the academic agenda through technology while at the same time leaning how technology requires change in the way libraries themselves operate. Collection Development in a Digital Environment explores ethical and technological dilemmas of collection development and gives several suggestions on how your library can successfully deal with these challenges and provide patrons with the information they need. This guide covers many valuable ways that your library can be better prepared for developing a “user friendly” collection of materials in this new digital age. You will discover how methods to shift your library from buying materials for collections for faculty or students that may need them sporadically to a system of responsiveness and customization where “just in time” and “just for you” are the standards of information access, making you and your library both time-effective and cost-effective. Collection Development in a Digital Environment brings to light many ways in which libraries can improve collection development methods, such as: using the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) initiatives to improve global access to information, such as the Global Resources Program, which features a seamless web of interconnected, coordinated, and interdependent research collections that are electronically accessible to users examining discussions on scenario-driven planning and the benefits of having your patrons let you know what they are interested in instead of guessing what materials they may be interested in analyzing the influence of the World Wide Web on the role of libraries to discover how you can use these ideas to expand the collection of materials in your library gaining insight into how the concept of disintermediation in the publishing process will help libraries use the electronic environment to eliminate intermediate sources and collect materials directly from the publisher, thus saving time and money From the insightful chapters in Collection Development in a Digital Environment, you will find new and successful ways to use the new digital environment to enhance collection development in your library. This unique book will help your library be more digitally accessible while still being user-friendly to your clientele.



The Reference librarian

The Reference librarian Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4924392
Release 2001
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Bulletin of the Medical Library Association

Bulletin of the Medical Library Association Author Medical Library Association
ISBN-10 UOM:39015082949226
Release 2000
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Managing in the Information Age

Managing in the Information Age Author Ann E. Prentice
ISBN-10 0810852063
Release 2005
Pages 405
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Management is the art of bringing people and resources together to achieve an objective. Technology has provided many new tools to assist in managing, particularly in the management of resources. Prentice places management within its social, economic, and political context; showing how management attitudes and activities are closely related to the environment in which they are practiced. Overarching issues such as the importance of diversity in the workplace and the need for ethical approaches to managing are given due attention, while both theory and practice are brought together by discussing the leadership, motivation, communication, and marketing of the organization. Key organization management issues include: . Innovation and planning . Organizing work . Decision making . Staffing . Performance evaluation . Program management and evaluation . Financial planning and management . Planning and managing physical facilities . Knowledge management Prentice provides the information needed to master the ability to manage in an ever-changing environment created by technology. This book will be essential reading for the aspiring professional."



Current Index to Journals in Education

Current Index to Journals in Education Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P00935914Y
Release 2000-01
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Academic Research on the Internet

Academic Research on the Internet Author Helen Laurence
ISBN-10 IND:30000079252700
Release 2000
Pages 386
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Find what you’re looking for with the best Internet resources for academic research in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences! Which academic resource deserves more of your budget: printed books and journals or softly glowing terminals? The answer differs depending on the subject area, the availability and reliability of Internet information in that field, and the comparative value of Internet research and traditional print media. Academic Research on the Internet: Options for Scholars and Libraries gives you the information you need to make those choices. This comprehensive book examines the usability of the Internet as a scholarly research and reference tool. Each chapter provides a snapshot of Internet information access and usability in a specific subject area, comparing it to traditional print media. In addition, each chapter includes a selected webliography of key resources-a time-saving tool for librarians on the reference desk. Experts in specific subject areas provide up-to-the-minute assessments of the usefulness of the Internet for research in their fields, including: Arts and Architecture Biology Engineering Chemistry Physics and Mathematics Music Philosophy English and American Literature History Political Science Business Education Anthropology and Sociology Health Sciences Public Administration Law Environmental Sciences Reference Academic Research on the Internet is designed to provide the facts you need about the reliability, timeliness, and availability of Internet information. With this information, you can decide on the relative value of print subscriptions, assess the degree to which the Internet alone can satisfy users’ information needs, and make intelligent choices about budget allocation.



Leadership in a Diverse and Multicultural Environment

Leadership in a Diverse and Multicultural Environment Author Mary L. Connerley
ISBN-10 9781544340371
Release 2005-03-05
Pages 232
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Leadership in a Diverse and Multicultural Environment provides leaders with the tools necessary to effectively interact with all individuals. Although much of the research related to multiculturalism has focused on expatriates and international assignments, the book also focuses on leaders in domestic organizations, as they can benefit from developing their own multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills. Effective leaders can shape the culture of their organization to be accepting of individuals from all races, ethnicities, religions, and genders with a minimum of misunderstandings.



Library Vendor Relationships

Library Vendor Relationships Author Sam Brooks
ISBN-10 IND:30000109974109
Release 2006-11-28
Pages 232
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A view of the mutual dependence between libraries and vendors As technology advances, libraries are forced to reach beyond their own resources to find effective ways to maintain accuracy and superior service levels. Vendors provide databases and integrated library systems that perform those functions for profit. Library/Vendor Relationships examines the increasing cooperation in which libraries find they must participate in, and vice versa, with the vendors that provide system infrastructure and software. Expert contributors provide insights from all sides of this unique collaboration, offering cogent perspectives on the give and take process that every librarian, publisher, and database provider/producer can use. The symbiosis between libraries and vendors of databases relies heavily upon open communication to achieve each one's beneficial results. Library/Vendor Relationships explores this partnership between profit and nonprofit entities in detail, focusing on issues of crucial importance for both sides. A variety of diverse types of libraries and vendors give voice to the multitude of issues facing them. Several charts, graphs, and other helpful visuals are included. Topics in Library/Vendor Relationships include: options for preventing systematic downloading of material benefits and challenges of delivering products on multiple platforms?using the American Psychological Association's experiences as a case study book vendors' efforts to help libraries become more efficient comprehensive online support services to help increase interaction between libraries and academic publishers Anatolian University Libraries Consortium's effective relationship with vendors publisher and vendor use of library advisory boards to provide needed feedback a review of the database marketplace fostering a good relationship between library and vendor the future of government libraries in an increasingly technological age collaboration in standards development integrated ecommerce the relationship between OCLC and member institutions libraries' position between commerce and science vendor/community college library relationships e-mail discussion lists and more! Library/Vendor Relationships is stimulating, insightful reading for academic librarians, government librarians, public librarians, deans, directors, reference librarians, publishers, and database providers.



Library Literature and Information Science

Library Literature and Information Science Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015081495403
Release 1999
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An index to library and information science literature.



Danger and Opportunity

Danger and Opportunity Author Lionel Laroche
ISBN-10 9781135119386
Release 2014-01-21
Pages 304
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The Chinese characters for "danger" and "opportunity" form the word "crisis". Ancient Chinese wisdom sees an opportunity in danger. While cultural diversity brings challenges to the workplace, how do we turn these challenges into opportunities? Drawing on their extensive experience working with multicultural and multinational organizations, Lionel Laroche and Caroline Yang provide an in-depth analysis of cross-cultural dynamics in the workplace and offer practical suggestions at both the individual and organizational levels. The book analyzes cross-cultural challenges in six areas: the relative importance of technical and soft skills; cross-cultural communication; cross-cultural feedback; hierarchy; individualism; and risk tolerance. It then provides a solutions framework that encompasses people, systems and environment to bridge the issues that arise from cultural differences. The analysis and solutions are applied in four business contexts: managing a multicultural workforce; competing in the global talent market; collaborating with joint venture partners; and working with offshore resources. If you work with colleagues, managers, employees and customers from diverse cultures, if you are with an organization that has a multicultural workforce and/or global operations, or if your organization collaborates with joint venture partners or offshore resources from different cultures, then Danger and Opportunity: Bridging Cultural Diversity for Competitive Advantage is the book for you.