Library Services For Adults In The 21st Century

Author by : Elsie Okobi
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Public librarians are directly responsible for providing a large proportion of the American population with access to the Internet and guidance in obtaining important government information. Effectively servicing today's adult library users is already a pressing need, and will only become a larger priority as the nation's population ages. Library Services for Adults in the 21st Century is for library science students interested in working with adults in public libraries. As the first text dedicated to adult library services to be published since 1991, this title has been sorely needed and much anticipated. This book will provide a model for training public librarians for the specific challenges of providing adult services. Part I provides a survey of the history and development of Adult services. Part II addresses planning and tools for service development. Part III examines the different types of services for adults and best practices, while Part IV presents training methods.


Information Services Today

Author by : Sandra Hirsh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : This book is an essential overview of what it means to be a library and information professional. Hirsh provides a broad overview of the transformation of libraries as information organizations, why these organizations are more important today than ever before, and the various career opportunities available for information professionals.


Conducting The Reference Interview Third Edition

Author by : Catherine Sheldrick Ross
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
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Description : Based on the latest research in communication theory but tailored specifically for real-world application, this updated manual speaks equally to the needs of students preparing to enter the profession and those who are already fielding reference inquiries. The authors, working in consultation with a stellar advisory board of scholars and practitioners, present a convenient and comprehensive resource that will teach you how to understand the needs of public, academic, and special library users across any virtual setting—including email, text messaging, and social media—as well as in traditional and face-to-face models of communication. Packed with exercises and examples to help you practice effective reference transactions and avoid common pitfalls, this book tackles the fundamentals of the reference interview, from why it’s important in the first place to methods for setting the stage for a successful interview and techniques for finding out what the library user really wants to know; covers the ins and outs of the readers’ advisory interview; examines a wide range of contexts, such as children, young adults, parents, seniors, adults from diverse communities, and those with disabilities; presents case studies of innovative reference and user encounters at a variety of libraries; offers updated coverage of virtual reference, including new research, virtual reality transcripts, and a look at crowd-sourcing reference via social media; features new content on common microaggressions, with guidance on how to use awareness of emotion as a factor in reference interactions to ensure better outcomes; discusses topics such as respecting/protecting privacy, overcoming assumptions, implicit judgment, the importance of context, determining the real information need, and many other lessons learned from challenging reference encounters; and thoroughly addresses policy and training procedures, as well as the unique challenges faced by paraprofessionals and non-degreed staff. Find your bearings in the continually evolving hybrid reference environment through proven strategies, advice, exercises, and research from three experts in the field.


Designing Adult Services Strategies For Better Serving Your Community

Author by : Ann Roberts
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Focusing on adult patrons ages 19 through senior citizens, this book explains how libraries can best serve this busy portion of their community's population at different life stages and foster experiences that are "worth the trip"—whether actual or virtual. • Helps librarians make their libraries the go-to places in the community for both information and recreation • Enables librarians to accurately analyze the demographics of their communities and identify the services needed • Offers simple suggestions to help librarians with limited resources provide age-appropriate services • Describes information and resources most likely needed during each life stage, making it easier to target the audience for both programming and publicity


Libraries As Places Buildings For The 21st Century

Author by : Marie-Françoise Bisbrouck
Languange : en
Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter
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Description : This book contains the proceedings of the 13th seminar of IFLA's Library Buildings and Equipment Section, which was co-organized with IFLA's Public Libraries Section this time. The event took place as one of the satellite meetings of the World Library and Information Congress 2003 in Berlin, and was held in Paris at the end of July 2003. Seminars like this have been held every two years (The Hague 1997, Shanghai 1999, Boston 2001) to allow architects and librarians to share experiences in the field of library planning and the building process. The goals of this seminar were to explore the issues affecting the future development of library space, and to help prepare to envision innovative library spaces that are responsive to user needs and community interests. This compilation of 12 papers given at the Paris seminar includes a huge amount of information regarding the state of the art in library building.


Partnerships And New Roles In The 21st Century Academic Library

Author by : Bradford Lee Eden
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : The fifth volume in this series focuses on partnerships and new roles for libraries in the 21st century. It includes such topics as consulting, coaching, and assessment partnerships, university commercialization, adult student support, librarian-faculty partnerships, creating and staffing the information commons, MOOCs, embedding librarians, and digital badging,


Libraries In The Early 21st Century Volume 2

Author by : Ravindra N. Sharma
Languange : en
Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter
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Description : Following the pattern of the first volume, the second volume of Libraries in the early 21st century: An international perspective extends the range of countries covered. Each chapter covers a different country and describes the modern history, development of libraries and library technology. The careful selection of countries achieves good representation of professional library work on all continents. This two-volume work represents an excellent contribution to international librarianship and allows comparative studies both at graduate and professional level.


Foundations Of Library Services

Author by : Hali R. Keeler
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Description : Trained library support staff play a critical role in assisting the user in locating and interpreting the resources available in libraries. To do so requires the knowledge and practice of library missions and roles in different types of libraries and the delivery of that information to an increasingly diverse clientele. The plethora of resources available today requires that support staff understand and implement the basic principles of information services as well as the responsibility and relationships among library departments and functional areas. Foundations of Library Services is both a text for professors who teach in library support staff programs and an introductory reference manual for support staff who work in libraries. As part of the Library Support Staff Series, this updated edition will guide the LSS to be able to: Understand the mission and role of the library in its community Be familiar with the ethics and values of the profession, including those of the Library Bill of Rights, the ALA Code of Ethics, freedom of information, confidentiality of library records and privacy issues Know the responsibility and relationships among library departments Practice the basic principles of circulation, including interlibrary loan; current cataloging and classification systems; and acquisitions and collection development policies. Understand how libraries are governed and funded within their organizations or government structures Realize the value of cooperation to enhance services Practice quality customer service Communicate and promote the library’s values and services Recognize and respond to diversity in user needs


Building Libraries For The 21st Century

Author by : T.D. Webb
Languange : en
Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : Despite calls for electronic, virtual, digital libraries without walls, the walled variety are still being built, some of them massive. This book explores the reasons for this contradiction by examining several notable new library facilities around the world to see how modern expectations for libraries are being translated into concrete and steel. More and more libraries are looking at change not as a dreaded hazard but as an opportunity that can itself be seized to strengthen the library in the areas of mission, technologies, facilities, funding, and organizational structure. Thirteen libraries are discussed—by a librarian or administrator who worked on the project. Each author writes about the design and building concerns that were particularly relevant to that library: philosophy, political issues, or any other concerns that affected planning, building, and services in the new facility. Introductory and concluding chapters identify underlying values and themes, tying everything together. The unique combinations of issues, constraints, and opportunities show how libraries are planning to fit into the approaching era of virtual information delivery.


Managing Public Libraries In The 21st Century

Author by : Pat Woodrum
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : Prepare yourself for the challenges that are certain to be facing the public library system in the coming years. Managing Public Libraries in the 21st Century predicts the types of management, planning, collections, building, funding and governing structures, and services that will be needed in the 21st century. The contributors address some of the most pressing questions with which the profession must be prepared to deal, including: What management skills will be required to administer the public library in the coming years? How can educators best prepare their students for public library administration? How will library funds be distributed in the future? The answers to these and many other important questions are highlighted in this informative new book. Public librarians, as well as library school faculty and students will find this volume to be fascinating and indispensable.


Evaluating The Twenty First Century Library

Author by : Donald L. DeWitt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : Examines the Association of Research Libraries' "new measures" initiative. In response to the changes that digital information brought about in libraries, this collection of articles explains how the Association of Research Libraries is developing new measures for evaluating library services and holdings.


Toward A 21st Century School Library Media Program

Author by : Esther Rosenfeld
Languange : en
Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : Offers a collection of articles previously published in "Teacher Librarian" and "VOYA" discussing the role of the school library in a technologically oriented twenty-first century.


Public Libraries In The 21st Century

Author by : Dr Anne Goulding
Languange : en
Publisher by : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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Description : Public Libraries in the 21st Century presents a comprehensive analysis of the impact of recent policy initiatives directly targeted at public libraries along with broader developments in the public sector environment within which they operate. Key features include: • An exploration of the context within which public libraries are operating and analysis of their role in local and national life; • Examples of best practice in service delivery; • Evaluation of the challenges and opportunities confronting public library managers; • Wide ranging coverage, including information from published and unpublished sources, supplemented by interviews with key stakeholders in the public library sector. The book provides a unique and thorough guide to the contemporary discourses surrounding issues of identity, social purpose, value and strategy facing the public library service.


Creating Research Infrastructures In The 21st Century Academic Library

Author by : Bradford Lee Eden
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Creating Research Infrastructures in the 21st-Century Academic Library focuses on research infrastructures with topics such as research and development in libraries, datasets, e-science, grants and grant writing, digital scholarship, data management, library as publisher, metadata, web archiving, and the research lifecycle.


Teen Spaces

Author by : Kimberly Bolan Taney
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
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Description : A guide to creating interesting and exciting spaces for young adults in the library, explaining how to solicit input, and discussing planning, design and decor, and promotion. Includes worksheets and a list of resources.


Collection Development And Management For 21st Century Library Collections

Author by : Vicki L. Gregory
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
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Description : Packed with discussion questions, activities, suggested additional references, selected readings, and many other features that speak directly to students and library professionals, Gregory’s Collection Development and Management for 21st Century Library Collections is a comprehensive handbook that also shares myriad insightful ideas and approaches valuable to experienced practitioners. This new second edition brings an already stellar text fully up to date, presenting top-to-bottom coverage of the impact of new technologies and developments on the discipline, including discussion of e-books, open access, globalization, self-publishing, and other trends; needs assessment, policies, and selection sources and processes; budgeting and fiscal management; collection assessment and evaluation; weeding, with special attention paid to electronic materials; collaborative collection development and resource sharing; marketing and outreach; self-censorship as a component of intellectual freedom, professional ethics, and other legal issues; diversity and ADA issues; preservation; and the future of the field. Additional features include updated vendor lists, samples of a needs assessment report, a collection development policy, an approval plan, and an electronic materials license.


Enhancing Teaching And Learning In The 21st Century Academic Library

Author by : Bradford Lee Eden
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : The rate of change in the academic library, a presence for decades, has been increasing in the first decade of this century. Enhancing Teaching and Learning in the 21st-Century Academic Library: Successful Innovations That Make a Difference explores the initiatives in student learning and training that are underway in our academic libraries and demonstrates that the transformation of the academic library is well underway.


Teaching With Educational Technology In The 21st Century The Case Of The Asia Pacific Region

Author by : Inoue, Yukiko
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : With the emphasis on faculty experiences and efforts to enhance higher learning in less-developed regions, Teaching with Educational Technology in the 21st Century: The Case of the Asia-Pacific Region is a comprehensive study of teaching applications involving educational technology. The book encourages collaboration across geographical borders to promote information literacy, facilitate the learning process, and to establish a greater infusion of technology throughout the region. Intended as a guide, Teaching with Educational Technology in the 21st Century: The Case of the Asia-Pacific Region looks clearly at the impact of distance education programs, articulation issues, faculty technical competency levels and offers solutions for policy makers and educators to remain current with basic technical applications. It explains how education is no longer confined to a geographical space and reaches out as a model to all interested in promoting quality higher education across geographical and cultural borders.


Developing Library Collections For Today S Young Adults

Author by : Amy S. Pattee
Languange : en
Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : Developing Library Collections for Today’s Young Adults features policies that deal expressly with materials that respect the intellectual freedom of young library patrons. It emphasizes the importance of everything from needs assessment to collection development, encouraging librarians to consider informational, recreational, and curricular needs and interests as the library staff select material on behalf of young adults. With detailed guidelines for developing and evaluating collections of print and electronic material, Amy S. Pattee devotes chapters to materials selection, acquisition, and assessment, describing fiction and nonfiction genres, graphic forms, and multimedia and electronic materials, including networked resources, e-books, and computer games. Developing Library Collections for Today’s Young Adults may be consulted by librarians charged with the development and maintenance of public library collections for young adults and may be employed in library science courses related to young adult literature and library services and collection development.


The 21st Century Elementary School Library Program Managing For Results 2nd Edition

Author by : Carl A. Harvey II
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Compact yet remarkably comprehensive, this book covers all the major aspects of school library services, from administration to instruction focused from the elementary school librarian perspective—now updated and expanded to include the latest developments in makerspaces, the Common Core, social networking, and eBooks. • Provides information written by a former practicing school librarian and guidance that is applicable immediately in school libraries • Updated to include collection development in the digital age to address eBooks and other digital acquisitions • Covers the instructional stance of school libraries


Library Statistics For The Twenty First Century World

Author by : Michael Heaney
Languange : en
Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter
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Description : How can we measure the contribution which libraries make to society in the age of the internet? The existing international library statistics were developed nearly forty years ago and do not reflect library activity today. An international collaboration between IFLA, the UNESCO Institute of Statistics and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed standards for new library indicators for the twenty-first century. These conference papers present the first results using the new statistics, and look forward to the next steps. The conference also highlights a variety of other initiatives and developments in the fields of library statistics, benchmarking and indicators.


Resources In Education

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Homework Help From The Library

Author by : Carol Intner
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
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Description : Presents guidelines for building a homework help program in a public library, considering such issues as needs assessments, how to use in-house and remote technology, getting parental participation, marketing, and collaborating with school libraries.


Risky Business

Author by : Linda W. Braun
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
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Total Read : 61
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Description : Looks at the challenges that young adult librarians face, covering such topics as collection development, activity programs, and information technology trends.


Marketing The 21st Century Library

Author by : Debra Lucas-Alfieri
Languange : en
Publisher by : Chandos Publishing
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Description : Although the 21st century library is competing with numerous web-based resources, its clients can benefit from using its research assistance, physical and online holdings, and physical space, so they need to understand what the library offers. Marketing the 21st Century Library systematically and concisely teaches students and practitioners how to and why they should market and promote academic libraries. Librarians need to use marketing not only to advertise and promote resources, but also to boost the profession and the role we play. The book introduces key marketing concepts, followed by the history of library marketing. Subsequent chapters guide readers through a series of tools and resources so they can create their own marketing plans, concluding with an exploration of resources, services and further readings. Includes web extras, tables, problem and solution exercises Contains extensive references to real-world examples of good practice Details practical examples and case summaries from leading libraries Explores the importance of marketing and promoting academic libraries Provides resources for readers to help create marketing plans


The 21st Century Academic Library

Author by : Mary K. Bolin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Chandos Publishing
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Description : The 21st Century Academic Library: Global Patterns of Organization and Discourse discusses the organization of academic libraries, drawing on detailed research and data. The organization of the library follows the path of a print book or journal: acquisitions, cataloguing, circulation, reference, instruction, preservation and general administration. Most libraries still have public services and technical services, and are still very print-based in their organization, while their collections and services are increasingly electronic and virtual. This book gathers information on organizational patterns of large academic libraries in the US and Europe, providing data that could motivate libraries to adopt innovative organizational structures or assess the effectiveness of their current organizational patterns. Contributes to the literature on the globalization of information and of library and information science Analyzes and presents data in a way that allows librarians and library administrators to consider what organizational patterns are the most effective for the goals they are pursuing Includes emerging patterns that are not widely seen in the academic library population


Business School Libraries In The 21st Century

Author by : Tim Wales
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : In a period of change, consolidation and cut-backs as well as rapid technological developments, the business school library is often at the forefront of new initiatives and innovative approaches to delivering and managing information in the most responsive yet cost-effective manner possible. In this unique book a respected group of business library directors from prestigious institutions around the world come together to reflect on the key challenges facing their libraries today, from change management to technology and communications to space. They document the state of the sector during a time of fundamental change, draw on their own local contexts to explore topics and concepts and share their insights into what the future might bring. This book will be essential reading not only for librarians working in business, management or social sciences disciplines but for all professionals managing library and information services.


Reimagining Reference In The 21st Century

Author by : David A. Tyckoson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Purdue University Press
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Description : Libraries today provide a wider variety of services, collections, and tools than at any time in the past. This book explores how reference librarianship is changing to continue to help users find information they need in this shifting environment.


Monkeyshines On Libraries

Author by : Phyllis Goldman
Languange : en
Publisher by : EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
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Description : Provides a concise history of the evolution of the library, and discusses the growing function of technology in accessing information in the ever-expanding field of information science.