Revolutionizing the Development of Library and Information Professionals: Planning for the Future

Revolutionizing the Development of Library and Information Professionals: Planning for the Future

Author: Hines, Samantha Schmehl

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466646766

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 313

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As more associations struggle with limited professional development funding, the opportunities for library and information experts to advance their skills are being examined in a more effective and cost-efficient manner. Revolutionizing the Development of Library and Information Professionals: Planning for the Future examines the future of library professional development by investigating the aspects that make these development events worthwhile. This book is essential for library association personnel, educational institutions, and management personnel in large library systems to aid in determining future trends in professional development opportunities for their staff.

Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice

Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice

Author: Du, Jia Tina

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466651593

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 372

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Historically, the major Library and Information Science (LIS) research-producing centers of the world have largely been the universities and information institutions of North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe. This is changing with the growth of Asian economies, universities, and information industries. Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice presents evolving and emerging research and development in the field of library and information science (LIS) in diverse countries in Asia-Oceania as the region continues to develop. This book is intended as a useful resource for LIS researchers, scholars, students, professionals, and practitioners, and is an appropriate text for courses in LIS. In addition, anyone interested in understanding the LIS field in the region will find this book a fascinating and enlightening read.

Succession Planning and Implementation in Libraries: Practices and Resources

Succession Planning and Implementation in Libraries: Practices and Resources

Author: Deards, Kiyomi D.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466658134

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 321

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As the baby boomer generation begins to retire, the focus shifts to the next generation of global leaders in diverse industries. Within the field of library science, succession planning has become a topic of interest to ensure the success of future libraries as the workforce shifts and enable up-and-coming leaders. Succession Planning and Implementation in Libraries: Practices and Resources provides valuable insight into the process of implementing succession planning in libraries. This book delves into the challenges and possibilities of a succession plan’s effect on the success of library organizations. Human resources officers, library administrators, academicians, and students will find this book beneficial to furthering their understanding of current practice in succession planning.

Information Technology and Collection Management for Library User Environments

Information Technology and Collection Management for Library User Environments

Author: Walker, Joseph

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466647404

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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Times have changed and library institutions struggle to maintain relevancy in the Information Age. With the inescapable presence of harnessing technologies for information management and access, the role of the library has increased in importance within academic institutions and public communities. Information Technology and Collection Management for Library User Environments brings into focus the new responsibility libraries have in meeting patron needs, specifically with the use of emerging technologies. Highlighting the concepts of collection management, library space planning, and information technologies; this book is a critical guide for library professionals, para-professionals, as well as researchers who wish to meet the diverse needs of patrons in ever-changing societies.

Academic Librarianship

Academic Librarianship

Author: Marcy Simons

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538136218

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 116

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This book is needed now as a response to how much has changed in academic librarianship as a profession (from the smallest academic libraries to large research libraries). Topics covered include: state of the profession of librarianship today, status of librarians, how are librarians conducting research, and more.

Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship

Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship

Author: Chakraborty, Susmita

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466643666

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 406

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With the introduction of the Bologna Process, the emphasis on the importance of international librarianship and its activity between governmental or non-governmental institutions, organizations, and groups of nations has continued to grow. Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship highlights the importance of international librarianship in governmental and non-governmental institutions, organizations, and groups in order to promote, develop, and maintain librarianship and the library profession around the world. This publication is essential for graduate students, researchers, teachers, and LIS administrators in the field of library science.

Progressive Trends in Electronic Resource Management in Libraries

Progressive Trends in Electronic Resource Management in Libraries

Author: Patra, Nihar K.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466647626

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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As physical collections go digital, the organizational procedures, budgets, and usage patterns of libraries must evolve to meet this change by identifying the various issues that are essential in understanding the management of e-resources. Progressive Trends in Electronic Resource Management in Libraries provides relevant theoretical and practical details from an international perspective on the current e-resources landscape. Through a detailed discussion of the specific aspects of e-resources management, this book is a useful source for library science faculty and students, academic librarians, research scholars, and IT professionals aiming to improve their understanding of the theoretical details, history, selection, acquisition, fair use and management of e-resources.

Transforming Academic Library Instruction

Transforming Academic Library Instruction

Author: Amanda Nichols Hess

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538110546

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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This book examines how academic librarians think about or approach instruction as a part of their work. Through explicating this metacognitive process, this book helps both academic librarians and librarians-to-be to more intentionally consider their teaching practices and professional identities.

Advancing Library Education

Advancing Library Education

Author: Ari Sigal

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466636897

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 339

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As learning moves into a more innovative and technologically savvy environment, it becomes increasingly important that library education continues to adapt and understand the resources that are available. Advancing Library Education: Technological Innovation and Instructional Design aims to provide relevant theoretical frameworks, empirical research, and new understandings for those interested in Library and Information Science and the impact new techniques and technologies are having in this area. Librarians, academics, and researchers will benefit from this careful look into current advancements in their field.

Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technologies in Libraries

Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technologies in Libraries

Author: Dhamdhere, Sangeeta N.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466646322

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 385

View: 843

The emergence of open access, web technology, and e-publishing has slowly transformed modern libraries into digital libraries. With this variety of technologies utilized, cloud computing and virtual technology has become an advantage for libraries to provide a single efficient system that saves money and time. Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technologies in Libraries highlights the concerns and limitations that need addressed in order to optimize the benefits of cloud computing to the virtualization of libraries. Focusing on the latest innovations and technological advancements, this book is essential for professionals, students, and researchers interested in cloud library management and development in different types of information environments.