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Not Your Ordinary Librarian

Not Your Ordinary Librarian Author Ashanti White
ISBN-10 1843346702
Release 2012
Pages 216
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Librarians have long struggled to combat some of the negative stereotypes about their image and profession, but to do so effectively it's necessary to look at these perceptions in a historical context. Not Your Ordinary Librarian by Ashanti White explores the origin of the images of the librarian in popular media and looks at the effects of these stereotypes, both negative and positive. White also addresses emerging archetypes which challenge the public's traditional view of librarians. This book is valuable in helping librarians discredit common myths and misperceptions about their roles, as well as providing an entertaining survey. Among the examples of pop culture White examines are films such as "It's a Wonderful Life", "Party Girl", and "The Music Man" and TV shows like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Batman".

Not Your Ordinary Librarian

Not Your Ordinary Librarian Author Ashanti White
ISBN-10 9781780632964
Release 2012-03-19
Pages 228
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When you picture a librarian, what do you imagine? An old white woman with glasses and a prudish disposition? That is the image that many people conjure up when asked to picture a librarian; with 82 per cent of the professional force being female and the average age of a librarian at 45, coupled with popular stereotypical images, it is difficult to dispute the perceptions. But there is more to librarians than meets the eye. This book will explore the origin of the image and popular media images of the librarian, in addition to the effects of the stereotype, and the challenges to the perception of librarians today. Provides contemporary examples from popular culture Chapters are supported by quotes, images and personal reflections Presents a study which offers authenticity

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

Foundations of Library and Information Science Fourth Edition

Foundations of Library and Information Science  Fourth Edition Author Richard E. Rubin
ISBN-10 9780838913703
Release 2017-11-22
Pages 648
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Foundations of Library and Information Science Fourth Edition has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Foundations of Library and Information Science Fourth Edition also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Foundations of Library and Information Science Fourth Edition book for free.

Libraries and Archives

Libraries and Archives Author Tomas Lidman
ISBN-10 9781780633121
Release 2012-06-22
Pages 140
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Libraries and Archives analyses the facts and arguments behind an increasing debate as to what extent libraries and archives are fulfilling the same missions. Despite the fact that they have different legal statuses, legal frameworks, and the work-flow looks very different, some politicians and bureaucrats think that there is much to gain if the two institutions work closely together or even merge. To understand the present situation it is important to have an understanding of the role of libraries and archives and their shared history. Therefore the development up to the present day is analysed in the first chapters of the book. The book stimulates debate and brings forth valuable facts about the topic. The main focus is on national libraries and national and regional archives from an international point of view. Offers a simple but comprehensive background to explain key issues behind the current debate Provides librarians and archivists with arguments The author has more than 40 years experience on the national and international archive and library scene

Supporting Research in Area Studies

Supporting Research in Area Studies Author Lesley Pitman
ISBN-10 9781780634715
Release 2015-08-21
Pages 124
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Supporting Research in Area Studies: A Guide for Academic Libraries focuses on the study of other countries or regions of the world, crossing traditional disciplinary boundaries in the humanities and social sciences. The book provides a comprehensive guide for academic libraries supporting communities of researchers, exploring the specialist requirements of these researchers in information resources, resource discovery tools, information skills, and the challenges of working with materials in multiple languages. The book makes the case that adapting systems and procedures to meet these needs will help academic libraries be better placed to support their institutions’ international agenda. Early chapters cover the academic landscape, its history, area studies, librarianship, and acquisitions. Subsequent chapters discuss collections management, digital products, and the digital humanities, and their role in academic projects, with final sections exploring information skills and the various disciplinary skills that facilitate the needs of researchers during their careers. Describes the nature of area studies research and the traditional strengths of area studies librarianship in supporting inter- and trans-disciplinary research Applies the latest thinking in research support in university libraries to the specific needs of the area studies research community in the United Kingdom and United States Explores how internationalizing systems and processes can bring broader benefits to the university as a whole Analyzes the particular issues caused by working with content and systems in multiple languages

The Librarian Stereotype

The Librarian Stereotype Author Nicole Pagowsky
ISBN-10 0838987044
Release 2014-06
Pages 294
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This book serves as a response to passionate discussions regarding how librarians are perceived. Through twelve chapters, the book reignites an examination of librarian presentation within the field and in the public eye, employing theories and methodologies from throughout the social sciences. The ultimate goal of this volume is to launch productive discourse and inspire action in order to further the positive impact of the information professions. Through deconstructing the perceived truths of our profession and employing a critical eye, we can work towards improved status, increased diversity, and greater acceptance of each other

Research in the Archival Multiverse

Research in the Archival Multiverse Author Sue McKemmish
ISBN-10 1876924675
Release 2016-12-01
Pages 1000
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Within the past 15 years, the field of archival studies around the world has experienced unprecedented growth and archival studies graduate education programs today have among the highest enrollments in any information field. During the same period, there has also been unparalleled expansion and innovation in the diversity of methods and theories being applied in archival scholarship. Global in scope, Research in the Archival Multiverse compiles critical and reflective essays across a wide range of emerging research areas and interests in archival studies with the aim of providing current and future archival academics with a text addressing possible methods and theoretical frameworks that have been and might be used in archival scholarship. More than a collation of research methods for handy reference, this volume advocates for reflexive research practice as a means by which to lay bare the fuzziness and messiness of research. Whereas research in the form of published research papers and juried conference presentations provide a view of the study framed in terms of research questions and findings, reflexive research practice reveals the context of the study and chains of situations, choices, and decisions that influence the trajectories of the studies themselves. Such elucidations from the position of the researcher are instructive for others, who may be inspired to apply or adapt the method for their own research. (Series: ?Social Informatics) [Subject: Research Studies

Knowledge Unbound

Knowledge Unbound Author Peter Suber
ISBN-10 9780262329569
Release 2016-04-06
Pages 456
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Peter Suber has been a leading advocate for open access since 2001 and has worked full time on issues of open access since 2003. As a professor of philosophy during the early days of the internet, he realized its power and potential as a medium for scholarship. As he writes now, "it was like an asteroid crash, fundamentally changing the environment, challenging dinosaurs to adapt, and challenging all of us to figure out whether we were dinosaurs." When Suber began putting his writings and course materials online for anyone to use for any purpose, he soon experienced the benefits of that wider exposure. In 2001, he started a newsletter -- the Free Online Scholarship Newsletter, which later became the SPARC Open Access Newsletter -- in which he explored the implications of open access for research and scholarship. This book offers a selection of some of Suber's most significant and influential writings on open access from 2002 to 2010. In these texts, Suber makes the case for open access to research; answers common questions, objections, and misunderstandings; analyzes policy issues; and documents the growth and evolution of open access during its most critical early decade.

Cemetery of the Murdered Daughters

Cemetery of the Murdered Daughters Author Sara Lennox
ISBN-10 1558495525
Release 2006
Pages 387
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Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann is widely regarded as one of the most important 20th century authors writing in German. This book examines her poetry and prose in historical context, arguing that the feminist interpretations of her writings are the result of shifts in theoretical emphases over a period of three decades.

Lost Libraries

Lost Libraries Author J. Raven
ISBN-10 9780230524255
Release 2004-01-31
Pages 294
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This pioneering volume of essays explores the destruction of great libraries since ancient times and examines the intellectual, political and cultural consequences of loss. Fourteen original contributions, introduced by a major re-evaluative history of lost libraries, offer the first ever comparative discussion of the greatest catastrophes in book history from Mesopotamia and Alexandria to the dispersal of monastic and monarchical book collections, the Nazi destruction of Jewish libraries, and the recent horrifying pillage and burning of books in Tibet, Bosnia and Iraq.

Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe

Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe Author Richard W. Kaeuper
ISBN-10 9780199244584
Release 2001
Pages 338
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This original and authoritative text reveals how chivalry was part of the problem of violence in medieval Europe, not merely its solution. The ideal was to internalize restraint in knights, but a close reading of chivalric literature shows chivalry also praised heroic violence by knights. This fascinating book lays bare the conflicts and paradoxes surrounding the concept of chivalry in medieval Europe.

The Germ of an Idea

The Germ of an Idea Author Margaret DeLacy
ISBN-10 9781137575296
Release 2016-03-05
Pages 305
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Contagionism is an old idea, but gained new life in Restoration Britain. Germ of an Idea considers British contagionism in its religious, social, political and professional context from the Great Plague of London to the adoption of smallpox inoculation. It shows how ideas about contagion changed medicine and the understanding of acute diseases.

Internet Science

Internet Science Author Ioannis Kompatsiaris
ISBN-10 9783319702841
Release 2017-10-30
Pages 438
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Internet Science held in Thessaloniki, Greece, in November 2017. The 34 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this volume. They were organized in topical sections named: next generation community engagement; online policy, politics and co-creation; understanding and empowering digital citizens; data-driven research and design; social media and online interaction.

A Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture

A Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture Author David Bradshaw
ISBN-10 9781405154673
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 616
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The Companion combines a broad grounding in the essential texts and contexts of the modernist movement with the unique insights of scholars whose careers have been devoted to the study of modernism. An essential resource for students and teachers of modernist literature and culture Broad in scope and comprehensive in coverage Includes more than 60 contributions from some of the most distinguished modernist scholars on both sides of the Atlantic Brings together entries on elements of modernist culture, contemporary intellectual and aesthetic movements, and all the genres of modernist writing and art Features 25 essays on the signal texts of modernist literature, from James Joyce’s Ulysses to Zora Neal Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God Pays close attention to both British and American modernism

Reference and Information Services

Reference and Information Services Author Kay Ann Cassell
ISBN-10 9781555708597
Release 2013
Pages 510
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Search skills of today bear little resemblance to searches through print publications. Reference service has become much more complex than in the past, and is in a constant state of flux. Learning the skill sets of a worthy reference librarian can be challenging, unending, rewarding, and-- yes, fun.

The Invention of Capitalism

The Invention of Capitalism Author Michael Perelman
ISBN-10 0822324911
Release 2000-05-03
Pages 412
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DIVRethinks the history of classical political economy by assessing the Marxian idea of “primitive accumulation,” the process by which a propertyless working class is created./div