A Practical Writing Guide for Academic Librarians

A Practical Writing Guide for Academic Librarians
Author: Anne Langley,Jonathan Wallace
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN: 1780630344
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practical Writing Guide for Academic Librarians Book Excerpt:

Mastering the skills necessary for clear, effective writing can make writing tasks flow more easily. This book helps academic librarians who are new to the profession or new to a supervisory or management position, as well as those who want to be more productive and make the their writing for work go more smoothly. From progress reports to project plans, cover letters to case studies and book reviews to blogging, readers will find examples and how-tos for most of the types of writing they need to do in their academic library careers. Discusses the importance of style and audience Analyzes and guides the reader through the types of writing that academic librarians use in their everyday work Includes information on presenting data: specifically, tables, graphs and charts

Enhancing Library and Information Research Skills A Guide for Academic Librarians

Enhancing Library and Information Research Skills  A Guide for Academic Librarians
Author: Lili Luo,Kristine R. Brancolini,Marie R. Kennedy
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2017-09-22
ISBN: 144084173X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enhancing Library and Information Research Skills A Guide for Academic Librarians Book Excerpt:

Gain access to the latest and most savvy research techniques for academic librarians with this robust guidebook written by industry leaders involved in setting national standards for the Institute of Research Design for Librarianship. • Features the latest research practices of academic librarians–including current trends and patterns • Provides the resources, knowledge, and skills to successfully conduct research, improve professional practice, and enhance careers • Engages professionals in a sustained learning process to improve their research proficiency and impact • Includes practical information for preparing posters and presentations for conference presentations

A Practical Guide to Information Literacy Assessment for Academic Librarians

A Practical Guide to Information Literacy Assessment for Academic Librarians
Author: Carolyn J. Radcliff
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0313094845
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practical Guide to Information Literacy Assessment for Academic Librarians Book Excerpt:

Librarian s Guide to Writing for Professional Publication

Librarian s Guide to Writing for Professional Publication
Author: Marta Mestrovic Deyrup
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2018-12-31
ISBN: 1440837694
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Librarian s Guide to Writing for Professional Publication Book Excerpt:

Professional publication can take your career to the next level. Use this guide to learn the best ways to share your expertise and show commitment to the profession through publishing. • Presents a complete and up-to-date guide that covers all types of writing and publishing, intended specifically for librarians • Provides ready-made templates that greatly simplify the writing process and covers new writing and promotional opportunities, such as blogging and using social media • Helps librarians meet the challenge of "publish or perish"

Positioning the Academic Library within the University

Positioning the Academic Library within the University
Author: Leo Appleton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2021-05-14
ISBN: 1000352145
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positioning the Academic Library within the University Book Excerpt:

Academic libraries are facing uncertain times. The international higher education environment is very volatile and academic libraries and librarians can play a major role in helping to strategically position their parent institution within it. In doing so, there needs to be clarity as to what the position of the academic library is with regard to the role and function it has within the university and how library leadership can have pan-institutional influence and impact. There are several ways in which the academic library can position itself and this collection demonstrates many of these. Strategic alignment with the university and its mission is a fundamental part of successful positioning, as is being flexible, adaptable and responsive to changing needs, requirements and expectations. Developments in research support and scholarly communications, as well as super-convergences with other academic support departments, are examples of such responsiveness. These topics along with other emerging themes, such as library functions and institutional partnerships and collaborations, are all discussed in the book and provide the reader with a rich variety of reflections and case studies on how academic libraries, from across the globe, have addressed their position within their institution. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal New Review of Academic Librarianship.

The Librarian s Guide to Writing for Publication

The Librarian s Guide to Writing for Publication
Author: Rachel Singer Gordon
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780810848955
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Librarian s Guide to Writing for Publication Book Excerpt:

One of the ways librarians maintain the integrity of their profession is through the creation of a robust body of professional literature. In The Librarian's Guide to Writing for Publication, Rachel Singer Gordon speaks to the hidden genius in each of us. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: queries and proposals; increasing your odds of publication; networking and collaboration; marketing and promotion; and the particular demands of authorship in an electronic environment. An appendix contains interviews with several library publishers and editors, covering the gamut of publication outlets. This is a one-stop guide for librarians at any stage of their publishing career.

Gamification

Gamification
Author: Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2017-02-16
ISBN: 1442279141
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gamification Book Excerpt:

Games can seem to do the impossible: reach patrons and drive traffic to projects and services. But how can libraries use gamification and game elements to improve instruction and outreach, or to encourage the use of particular areas and services? In this guide, readers will learn about how to structure game activities in order to best reach their patrons. Chapters devoted to topics such as personalization, goal setting, working with partners, games in instruction, and assessment illustrate some of the many ways games can have an impact in libraries. Everything in this book is presented from a practical point of view – email templates, real-life examples, and scenarios are included. Games have a lot of potential for use in many different library services, and this book will help you decide how they might work best for you. From the first seeds of a project’s beginning to its eventual maturation, this book will help you develop, implement, and evaluate game-style projects at your library.

The Academic Teaching Librarian s Handbook

The Academic Teaching Librarian s Handbook
Author: Claire McGuinness
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-01-20
ISBN: 1783304626
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Academic Teaching Librarian s Handbook Book Excerpt:

The Academic Teaching Librarian’s Handbook is a comprehensive resource for academic library professionals and LIS students looking to pursue a teaching role in their work and to develop this aspect of their professional lives in a holistic way throughout their careers. The book is built around the core ideas of reflective self-development and informed awareness of one’s personal professional landscape. Through engaging with a series of exercises and reflective pauses in each chapter, readers are encouraged to reflect on their professional identity, self-image, self-efficacy and progress as they consider each of the different aspects of the teaching role. This handbook will: - provide a comprehensive resource on teaching, professional development and reflective practice for academic teaching librarians at all stages of their careers - explore the current landscape of teaching librarianship in higher education, and highlight the important developments, issues and trends that are shaping current and future practice - examine the roles and responsibilities of the academic teaching librarian in the digital era - introduce the essential areas of development, skill and knowledge that will empower current and future professionals in the role - inspire prospective and current academic teaching librarians to adopt a broad conception of the role that goes beyond the basic idea of classroom-based teaching, and provide practical tools to engage in personal development and career planning in this area. The Academic Teaching Librarian’s Handbook is an indispensable reference, suitable for early career professionals at the start of their teaching journey, as well as mid- or late-career librarians who may have moved into leadership and managerial roles and who wish to advance their teaching role to the next level.

How to Write and Get Published

How to Write and Get Published
Author: Tammy Ivins,Anne Pemberton
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-04-22
ISBN: 1538116863
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Write and Get Published Book Excerpt:

This book will get librarians writing by dispelling the mythos surrounding “scholarly writing” by providing practical tools and advice. Though the authors have extensive experience as scholars, this book is written in a friendly, approachable, non-intimating manner.

Becoming Confident Teachers

Becoming Confident Teachers
Author: Claire McGuinness
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2011-07-26
ISBN: 1780632711
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Confident Teachers Book Excerpt:

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

Successful Campus Outreach for Academic Libraries

Successful Campus Outreach for Academic Libraries
Author: Peggy Keeran,Carrie Forbes
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2018-09-22
ISBN: 1538113724
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Successful Campus Outreach for Academic Libraries Book Excerpt:

Successful Campus Outreach for Academic Libraries: Building Community Through Collaboration brings together a variety of ways academic libraries engage with communities. This edited volume is a resource for discovering new programming ideas and principles of effective marketing, and it will aid strategic thinking about outreach activities.

Instructional Design for LIS Professionals A Guide for Teaching Librarians and Information Science Professionals

Instructional Design for LIS Professionals  A Guide for Teaching Librarians and Information Science Professionals
Author: Melissa A. Wong
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-05-31
ISBN: 1440867143
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Instructional Design for LIS Professionals A Guide for Teaching Librarians and Information Science Professionals Book Excerpt:

A concise, practical guide to effective teaching with a focus on the professional education of graduate students and adults. • Faculty and librarians new to teaching will appreciate the concise, practical advice for designing courses for effective learning • All faculty will appreciate tips on authentic assignment design and effective feedback, engaging and supporting students, and managing their workload • The book has a unique focus on teaching graduate students and adults in the LIS field

Twentieth century Popular Culture in Museums and Libraries

Twentieth century Popular Culture in Museums and Libraries
Author: Fred E. H. Schroeder
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 1981
ISBN: 9780879721626
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twentieth century Popular Culture in Museums and Libraries Book Excerpt:

Although libraries and museums for many centuries have taken the lead, under one rational or another, in recovering, storing, and displaying various kinds of culture of their periods, lately, as the gap between elite and popular culture has apparently widened, these repositories of artifacts of the present for the future have tended to drift more and more to what many people call the aesthetically pleasing elements of our culture. The essays in this book investigate the reasons for present-day neglect of popular culture materials and chart the various routes by which conscientious and insightful librarians and museum directors can correct this disastrous oversight.

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management
Author: Peggy Johnson
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0838909728
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management Book Excerpt:

Addresses the art of controlling and updating your library's collection. Discussions of the importance and logistics of electronic resources are integrated throughout the book.

Resources in Education

Resources in Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1032
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reference and Information Services

Reference and Information Services
Author: Richard E. Bopp
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 743
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1591583748
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reference and Information Services Book Excerpt:

Reflecting the dramatic changes shaped by rapidly developing technologies over the past six years, this new fourth edition of "Reference and Information Services" takes the introduction to reference sources and services significantly beyond the content of the first three editions. In Part I, Concepts and Processes, chapters have been revised and updated to reflect new ideas and methods in the provision of reference service in an era when many users have access to the Web. In Part II, "Information Sources and Their Use," discussion of each source type has been updated to encompass key resources in print and on the Web, where an increasing number of freely available sources join those purchased or licensed by libraries. A number of new authors are contributors to this new edition, bringing to their chapters their experience as teachers of reference and as practitioners in different types of libraries. Discussions of services in Part I integrate digital reference as appropriate to each topic, such as how to conduct a reference interview online using instant messaging. Boxes interspersed in the text are used to present scenarios for discussion, to highlight key concepts, or to present excerpts from important documents. Discussions of sources in Part II place more emphasis on designing effective search strategies using both print and digital resources. The chapter on selection and evaluation of sources addresses the changing nature of reference collections and how to evaluate new types of sources. Each chapter concludes with an updated list of additional readings to guide further study. A new companion website will provide links to Web-accessible readings and resources as well as additional scenarios for discussion and example search strategies to supplement those presented in the text.

Teaching Reference Today

Teaching Reference Today
Author: Lisa A. Ellis
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2016-06-09
ISBN: 1442263938
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Reference Today Book Excerpt:

Reference and Information Services, if it may still be referred to by this term, is an evolving outreach service in libraries. This is not only due to Google and the Internet, but also other technological advances afford users online access to a plethora of content, free and proprietary. This evolution has also caused a shift in the theories and practices (especially, core functions and values) of reference and information services as library schools seek greater alignment with practitioners and libraries on the forefront of these changes. As academics and practitioners work together to educate library students on the kinds of changes happening in reference and information services, they are rethinking their curriculum and assignments to incorporate real-world challenges adaptive to user needs. Likewise, libraries may work through their regional library consortia to plan professional development workshops or training sessions to teach new skills and methods of approach required for such changing services. Here’s a tool for library school instructors, library students, professional development instructors, and current librarians poised to change, which specifically addresses the pedagogy of reference and information services in flux. It will help answer questions such as: How may we better educate a new and current generation of reference and information service professionals, given the challenges they will likely encounter? What kinds of assignments could be devised to better promote active learning in a transformative field like reference and information services? What new approaches or theories could be applied to assist library professionals in meeting the informational needs of users?

Embedding Librarianship in Learning Management Systems

Embedding Librarianship in Learning Management Systems
Author: Beth E. Tumbleson,John J. Burke
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1555708625
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Embedding Librarianship in Learning Management Systems Book Excerpt:

Information literacy instruction is best when it is integrated into actual research, and in higher education that means embedding librarianship into the learning management system (LMS). This new How-To-Do-It Manual is geared towards academic librarians already working with classes in an LMS as well as those considering how to begin a pilot. Tumbleson and Burke, who surveyed 280 librarians for information on related activities, also use their own first-hand experience implementing an embedded librarianship program at their university to offer guidance and encouragement. Showing how to start a program that can be adapted and made sustainable, they include information on Implementing a simple pilot program with a librarian and one or two faculty Understanding and managing workload 9 tips for an effective email solicitation asking faculty to participate 10 selling points to attract students to LMS services

Teaching First Year College Students

Teaching First Year College Students
Author: Maggie Murphy
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2019-05-15
ISBN: 1538116987
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching First Year College Students Book Excerpt:

This book takes a comprehensive look at first-year library instruction from examining why first-year students struggle with academic assignments to exploring instruction roles at different institutions. It offers step-by-step guidance for planning, teaching, and assessing first-year students in and beyond the library instruction classroom.

Guide for Training Collection Development Librarians

Guide for Training Collection Development Librarians
Author: American Library Association. Subcommittee on Guide for Training Collection Development Librarians,AMER LIBRARY ASSN,American Library Association,Susan L. Fales,American Library Association Staff,American Library Association Subcommittee on Guidefor Training Collec,Association for Library Collections & Technical Services. Administration of Collection Development Committee
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 61
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780838934630
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide for Training Collection Development Librarians Book Excerpt:

Skillfully acquisitions and collection development plays a key role in creating exceptional libraries. These authoritative resources provide the guidance you need to build and maintain the comprehensive, high-quality collection your customers demand. Get expert advice on: a- selecting material from serial to CD-ROMs; b- participating effectively in the budget process; and c- evaluating your existing collections and vendors. Developed by ALA's Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, this blueprint for a collection-development training program can be easily adapted to meet the collection management goals and organizational structures found in libraries of all types and sizes. Outlines for training are given in these areas, among many others: collection and development policies; selection and review processes; weeding and deselection; and navigating electronic networks. The guide divides training into three skill levels, supplies a curriculum framework matched to collection duties, and identifies competencies achievable after training.