Evidence Based Librarianship

Evidence Based Librarianship
Author: Elizabeth Connor
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2007-04-30
ISBN: 1780631081
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evidence Based Librarianship Book Excerpt:

This book features case studies and active learning exercises related to using evidence-based approaches in several types of academic libraries. Evidence-Based Librarianship is a vital reference to practicing librarians, library science students, and library science educators as it focuses on applying practice-based evidence gleaned from users, direct observation, and research. Peer-reviewed case studies from leading academic librarians Active learning exercises for on-the-job training and library science education related to evidence-based practice Detailed bibliography

Management Marketing and Promotion of Library Services Based on Statistics Analyses and Evaluation

Management  Marketing and Promotion of Library Services Based on Statistics  Analyses and Evaluation
Author: Trine Kolderup Flaten
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2008-11-03
ISBN: 3598440227
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management Marketing and Promotion of Library Services Based on Statistics Analyses and Evaluation Book Excerpt:

Rapid developments in information technology and media have resulted in increasingly diverse strategies for information retrieval by readers and users. The duty to cope with this phenomenon and to master the situation forms one of the biggest challenges facing libraries. In order to strengthen the awareness of the potential of tools for management and strategic planning, a two-day meeting was held under the auspices of IFLA's Management & Marketing Section in Bergen, Norway in August 2005. Managers of different types of libraries, researchers and educators from five continents shared their experiences with research methods, data collection, evaluation, performance measurement, best practice strategies and policies. This book contains their presentations in the form of full length articles.

Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice

Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice
Author: Denise Koufogiannakis,Alison Brettle
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-08-31
ISBN: 178330071X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice Book Excerpt:

This book builds a research-grounded, theoretical foundation for evidence based library and information practice and illustrates how librarians can incorporate the principles to make more informed decisions in the workplace. The book takes an open and encompassing approach to exploring evidence based library and information practice (EBLIP) and the ways it can improve the practice of librarianship. Bringing together recent theory, research, and case studies, the book provides librarians with a new reference point for how they can use and create evidence within their practice, in order to better meet the needs of their communities. Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice is divided into two parts; in the first part the editors explore the background to EBLIP and put forward a new model for its application in the workplace which encompasses 5 elements: Articulate, Assemble, Assess, Agree, Adapt. In the second part, contributors from academic, public, health, school and special libraries from around the world provide an overview of EBLIP developments in their sector and offer examples of successful implementation. Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice will be essential reading for library and information professionals from all sectors who want to make more informed decisions and better meet the needs of their users. The book will also be of interest to students of library and information studies and researchers.

Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship

Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship
Author: M. Sandra Wood
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN: 1136614370
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship Book Excerpt:

Get the foundational knowledge about health sciences librarianship. The general term “health sciences libraries” covers a wide range of areas beyond medical libraries, such as biomedical, nursing, allied health, pharmacy, and others. Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship provides a sound foundation to all aspects of these types of libraries to students and librarians new to the field. This helpful guide provides a helpful overview of the health care environment, technical services, public services, management issues, academic health sciences, hospital libraries, health informatics, evidence-based practice, and more. This text provides crucial information every beginning and practicing health sciences librarian needs—all in one volume. Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship presents some of the most respected librarians and educators in the field, each discussing important aspects of librarianship, including technical services, public services, administration, special services, and special collections. This comprehensive volume provides all types of librarians with helpful general, practical, and theoretical knowledge about this profession. The book’s unique "A Day in the Life of . . . " feature describes typical days of health sciences librarians working in special areas such as reference or consumer health, and offers anyone new to the field a revealing look at what a regular workday is like. The text is packed with useful figures, screen captures, tables, and references. Topics discussed in Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship include: overview of health sciences libraries health environment collection development of journals, books, and electronic resources organization of health information access services information services and information retrieval information literacy health informatics management of academic health sciences libraries management and issues in hospital libraries library space planning specialized services Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship provides essential information for health sciences librarians, medical librarians, beginning and intermediate level health sciences/medical librarians, and any health sciences librarian wishing to review the field. This crucial volume belongs in every academic health sciences library, hospital library, specialized health library, biomedical library, and academic library.

The Invisible Librarian

The Invisible Librarian
Author: Aoife Lawton
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2015-11-03
ISBN: 0081001746
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Invisible Librarian Book Excerpt:

The Invisible Librarian: A Librarian's Guide to Increasing Visibility and Impact provides insights into what many librarians are feeling, including questions such as "do they feel invisible?" and "How many times have they heard somebody say ‘but everything is on the Internet’?" If you are a librarian struggling to find the best strategy for the future of the profession in a rapidly changing information environment, this book is for you. People don’t realize that librarians make information available and not just by search engine. This book will make people think differently about librarians, making a case for their value and impact that is compelling, convincing, and credible. Given their versatility and knowledge, now is the time for librarians to become champions of the information age as they improve the visibility and impact of libraries to readers, to stakeholders, and in society. By the end of the book, librarians will have a Visibility Improvement Plan to guarantee future success. Provides strategies that librarians can use to raise their visibility Presents how successful librarians have made a positive impact Covers new techniques that measure current visibility amongst readers and key stakeholders Includes key guidance on how to implement a 10-step Visibility Improvement Plan

Defending Professionalism A Resource for Librarians Information Specialists Knowledge Managers and Archivists

Defending Professionalism  A Resource for Librarians  Information Specialists  Knowledge Managers  and Archivists
Author: Bill Crowley
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN: 1598848704
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defending Professionalism A Resource for Librarians Information Specialists Knowledge Managers and Archivists Book Excerpt:

This book provides overdue guidance for demonstrating and preserving library, information, knowledge, and archival professionalism in American, British, and Canadian communities and organizations.

Health Librarianship An Introduction

Health Librarianship  An Introduction
Author: Jeffrey T. Huber,Feili Tu-Keefner Ph.D.
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2014-08-26
ISBN: 1610698878
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Librarianship An Introduction Book Excerpt:

Intended for students interested in careers as health sciences librarians, this insightful book presents a current view of trends and issues in the field of health librarianship from leading scholars and practitioners. • Presents current information on key issues and trends in health librarianship from contributors with many decades of combined experience • An ideal textbook for students interested in careers as health sciences librarians

Handbook of Library Training Practice and Development

Handbook of Library Training Practice and Development
Author: Alan Brine
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2016-04-22
ISBN: 1317124006
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Library Training Practice and Development Book Excerpt:

Librarians must now work at a different level from that required 20 years ago, but the training available is not always appropriate or accessible to all. The authors of this volume have responded to this significant and continuing change within the profession by offering a much-needed guide to best practice for staff training and development in library and information work. This handbook addresses new aspects of service provision both in the UK and abroad, and provides an up-to-date review of the current developments that are becoming increasingly important to librarians through the influence of the electronic age and the widening of areas of professional involvement. The Handbook of Library Training Practice and Development will be invaluable to those responsible for the development of staff and line managers as well as providing a crucial insight into the information profession for anyone new to this career path or looking to develop their knowledge within it.

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

Exploring Methods in Information Literacy Research

Exploring Methods in Information Literacy Research
Author: Suzanne Lipu,Kirsty Williamson,Annemaree Lloyd
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2007-06-01
ISBN: 1780634129
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Methods in Information Literacy Research Book Excerpt:

This book provides an overview of approaches to assist researchers and practitioners to explore ways of undertaking research in the information literacy field. The first chapter provides an introductory overview of research by Dr Kirsty Williamson (author of Research Methods for Students, Academics and Professionals: Information Management and Systems) and this sets the scene for the rest of the chapters where each author explores the key aspects of a specific method and explains how it may be applied in practice. The methods covered include those representing qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. Both a chapter on the topical evidence-based practice approach, and another critiquing it, are also included. The final chapter points the way towards potential new directions for the burgeoning field. Renowned information literacy researcher Dr Christine Bruce affirms the usefulness of the book: New researchers and early career professionals will appreciate the clarity of the introductions provided' to each of the methods covered.

The Agile Librarian s Guide to Thriving in Any Institution

The Agile Librarian s Guide to Thriving in Any Institution
Author: Michelynn McKnight
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1591586682
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Agile Librarian s Guide to Thriving in Any Institution Book Excerpt:

Learn how to get support for yourself through simple on-the-job activities. Suggestions are given for when to hold and when to fold and how to behave ethically. Librarians and their services can and should have more recognition and support than they do. Librarians can take courses and read books about marketing, politics, and advocacy and still miss the daily attitude and tracks of the trade that can make the difference. This book presents a collection of actions that they can take immediately.

International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science

International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science
Author: John Feather,Paul Sturges
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN: 1134513208
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science Book Excerpt:

The International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science was published to widespread acclaim in 1996, and has become the major reference work in the field. This eagerly awaited new edition has been fully revised and updated to take full account of the many and radical changes which have taken place since the Encyclopedia was originally conceived. With nearly 600 entries, written by a global team of over 150 contributors, the subject matter ranges from mobile library services provided by camel and donkey transport to search engines, portals and the World Wide Web. The new edition retains the successful structure of the first with an alphabetical organization providing the basic framework of a coherent collection of connected entries. Conceptual entries explore and explicate all the major issues, theories and activities in information and library science, such as the economics of information and information management. A wholly new entry on information systems, and enhanced entries on the information professions and the information society, are key features of this new edition. Topical entries deal with more specific subjects, such as collections management and information services for ethnic minorities. New or completely revised entries include a group of entries on information law, and a collection of entries on the Internet and the World Wide Web.

Getting Started with Evaluation

Getting Started with Evaluation
Author: Peter Hernon,Robert E. Dugan,Joseph R. Matthews
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0838911951
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting Started with Evaluation Book Excerpt:

Everyone agrees that evaluation of library services is essential, but without a background in research it can be a challenge to apply abstract concepts such as strategic planning, evidence-based decision making, and accountability to real-world situations. Finally library managers have a workbook to help them master key concepts of service quality assessment, offering directed exercises and worksheets to guide them. Firmly rooted in practical application, this book Presents an overview of evaluation and the types of metrics, linking them to strategic planning and infrastructure Examines qualitative versus quantitative measures Shows how to decide which metrics are relevant to one’s own institution, covering benchmarking, best practices, peer group filters, and those metrics that offer a high return on investment Includes pointers for launching and maintaining successful library evaluation through flexibility and smart delegation among library staff Offers advice on marshaling data to effectively communicate the value and impact of a library and its services, no matter the audience Complete with a detailed list of sources for metrics and concrete examples of evaluation in practice, this workbook will be both valuable and immediately useful to managers at academic and public libraries, as well as to library trustees and others interested in assessing service quality.

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences
Author: John D. McDonald,Michael Levine-Clark
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 6106
Release: 2017-03-15
ISBN: 1000031543
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences Book Excerpt:

The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, comprising of seven volumes, now in its fourth edition, compiles the contributions of major researchers and practitioners and explores the cultural institutions of more than 30 countries. This major reference presents over 550 entries extensively reviewed for accuracy in seven print volumes or online. The new fourth edition, which includes 55 new entires and 60 revised entries, continues to reflect the growing convergence among the disciplines that influence information and the cultural record, with coverage of the latest topics as well as classic articles of historical and theoretical importance.

Curriculum Based Library Instruction

Curriculum Based Library Instruction
Author: Amy Blevins,Megan Inman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2014-09-26
ISBN: 1442231661
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Curriculum Based Library Instruction Book Excerpt:

Curriculum-Based Library Instruction: From Cultivating Faculty Relationships to Assessment highlights the movement beyond one-shot instruction sessions, specifically focusing on situations where academic librarians have developed curriculum based sessions and/or become involved in curriculum committees.

The Library in the Twenty first Century

The Library in the Twenty first Century
Author: Peter Brophy
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1856046060
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Library in the Twenty first Century Book Excerpt:

Social, cultural and technological developments are revolutionizing library services. The way ahead for the profession is now generally seen as a practical blend of traditional and electronic materials with integrated support services which fit seamlessly into users' normal ways of working. This is leading to a fundamental rethinking of the role of the library in society. Drawing on the author's recent research, this timely second edition of The Library in the Twenty-first Century offers a clear new model of how traditional and electronic sources can co-exist in the library of the future, building on the previous work by focusing on the library as a vehicle for encouraging creativity as well as a provider of information resources. It is now commonplace that libraries have a major role to play as expert intermediaries, helping users to gain access to the tools needed for effective acquisition and use of information, within the broader context of the networked information world. But it is beginning to be recognized that they still have a profounder role within their communities, and this book emphasizes that beyond the intermediary role is the vital requirement to promote understanding and engagement. Written by one of our most experienced librarians and drawing on a range of international research and development experience, this authoritative work offers the following topics: libraries in the modern world the view from the sectors cross-sectoral models the profession's view digital libraries what is a good library? linking users to resources beyond the intermediary the library user the information universe. Readership: This incisive text, supported by an extensive glossary and bibliography, proposes a practical agenda of issues for the information profession to tackle, and is essential reading for both established library practitioners and LIS students, as well as for library managers and administrators across all sectors.

School Librarianship

School Librarianship
Author: Susan W. Alman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-02-10
ISBN: 1442272082
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

School Librarianship Book Excerpt:

Written by eminent information professionals, this book provides insights into the past, present, and future of school libraries. It includes the history of school librarianship, the current state of school libraries, and future projections of how school libraries will impact learners.

Changing Roles and Contexts for Health Library and Information Professionals

Changing Roles and Contexts for Health Library and Information Professionals
Author: Alison Brettle,Christine Urquhart
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-11-23
ISBN: 1856047407
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Changing Roles and Contexts for Health Library and Information Professionals Book Excerpt:

This timely edited collection examines the evolving role of health professionals and explores the role they play in the context of where they work. It aims to encourage and inspire health information professionals worldwide to take on new opportunities and ensure their continued development and recognition as valuable assets in the changing health care environment. Library and information professionals working in the health sector face many challenges. Rapid developments in information technology and the provision of information, coupled with organizational developments and the widespread adoption of evidence-based practice have ensured constant change for a number of years. How have library and information professionals met this challenge and how has this affected the roles they play? Will developments in services render the hospital librarian obsolete? Is there a need for academic health librarians amongst the Google generation of students? The key topics covered in the book are: • providing information • facilitating access to information and managing knowledge • building capacity • undertaking research and evaluation • supporting research and practice • exploiting technology • evidence-based practice. Readership: Information workers and other health professionals, as well as students on librarianship and information studies courses.

Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science 2nd Edition

Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science  2nd Edition
Author: Barbara M. Wildemuth
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2016-11-14
ISBN: 1440839050
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science 2nd Edition Book Excerpt:

The second edition of this innovative textbook illustrates research methods for library and information science, describing the most appropriate approaches to a question—and showing you what makes research successful. • Provides comprehensive coverage of research methods used in library and information science, discussing their strengths, weaknesses, and biases • Presents completely updated content that includes several new chapters on innovative methods (mixed methods research and social network analysis) and more than half of the methods chapters focus on critiquing new research studies • Covers both qualitative and quantitative methods as well as mixed methods • Analyzes examples of award-winning library research

Measuring Library Performance

Measuring Library Performance
Author: Peter Brophy
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1856045935
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Measuring Library Performance Book Excerpt:

Measuring the performance of a library's services is one of the most crucial parts of providing a good service. This important book is the first to provide an accessible account of current thinking on the evaluation of library services, both traditional and - importantly - electronic library services. Illustrated throughout with a range of international examples across different types of libraries, this book will become the standard work on performance measurement. The book is structured to focus first of all on the intended user of the services (outcome and impact perspectives), then to look at the management of the service (output and process issues), then at evaluating the building blocks of services (input issues) and finally to draw together these strands by examining some of the broader frameworks for evaluation which have emerged. The book ends with an extensive Appendix with a description of key methodologies and suitable references. Each chapter includes suggestions for further reading as well as key references. The key areas addressed include: user satisfaction impact on users economic impact inputs evaluating processes counting the outputs acquiring content staff evaluating infrastructure benchmarking and balanced scorecard standards based approaches. Readership: The emphasis on principles and techniques in the book means that it is perfect reading for busy practitioners but it is also eminently suitable for students and researchers trying to get to grips with this tricky area.