Managing Reference Today

Author by : Kay Ann Cassell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Reference collections and services have changed considerably in the last three decades. We have moved from all services coming from the reference desk to a more fluid environment where users can be served in person, by phone, email, virtual reference/chat, instant messaging, texting, skyping, etc. Collections have changed too– from print collections, microfilm, microfiche and microcards to e-resources and e-books plus e-research collections in institutional archives. Although we see many libraries still providing traditional services, others have begun to move away from this model and try to develop and offer services and collections which will better serve their user population. With technology changing so fast, users expect to communicate with the library in whatever way they choose. They also want to obtain information with little effort on their part. Managing Reference Today: New Models and Practices • highlights newly developed service models that libraries are developing as well as the way they are handling changing reference collections. • describes new ways of providing reference services and new ideas of how to select and manage reference collections. • Identifies the best practices for meeting the needs of current and future library users in academic, special, and public library settings.


Fundamentals Of Managing Reference Collections

Author by : Carol A. Singer
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
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Description : Whether a library's reference collection is large or small, it needs constant attention. Singer's book offers information and insight on best practices for reference collection management, no matter the size, and shows why managing without a plan is a recipe for clutter and confusion. In this very practical guide, reference librarians will learn The importance of collection development policies, and how to effectively involve others in the decision-making process New insights into selecting reference materials, both print and electronic Strategies for collection maintenance, including the all-important issue of weeding This important new book will help librarians make better reference decisions, aligned to customer needs and expectations, especially significant with today's limited budgets.


The Reference Interview Today

Author by : Susan Knoer
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Learn and perfect the skills needed to conduct satisfying reference interviews in the modern technological environment with this easy-to-use guide.


Introduction To Reference And Information Services In Today S School Library

Author by : Lesley S. J. Farmer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Students come to the school library every day with questions ranging from “How many people live in China?” to “I need to find out how the Sun began for my science paper.” Helping students find the answers to their questions is one of the most important responsibilities school librarians have. In Introduction to Reference and Information Services in Today's School Library, one of America’s premier school library educators covers the A-Z of both reference and information services for today’s library. Everything from teaching students how to use sources to both in-person and virtual reference service is covered. A key feature of the text is an annotated bibliography of core print and electronic sources for elementary, middle, and high school collections. Yes, reference and information services are vital library functions in the digital age. Even students who appear to be tech savvy have trouble finding the right information efficiently - and knowing what to do with it. This book examines information needs and behaviors, and provides strategies for assessing and meeting the informational needs of the school community. The book also addresses the conditions for optimum service: physical access (including virtual access), effective interaction and collaboration, instructional design, and systematic planning. Newer issues such as embedded librarianship, curation,collective intelligence, and web 2.0 intellectual property are also addressed. This book introduces the entering professional, and updates practitioners, to current standards and useful strategies.


A Practical Guide To Managing Reference Data With Ibm Infosphere Master Data Management Reference Data Management Hub

Author by : Whei-Jen Chen
Languange : en
Publisher by : IBM Redbooks
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Description : IBM® InfoSphere® Master Data Management Reference Data Management Hub (InfoSphere MDM Ref DM Hub) is designed as a ready-to-run application that provides the governance, process, security, and audit control for managing reference data as an enterprise standard, resulting in fewer errors, reduced business risk and cost savings. This IBM Redbooks® publication describes where InfoSphere MDM Ref DM Hub fits into information management reference architecture. It explains the end-to-end process of an InfoSphere MDM Ref DM Hub implementation including the considerations of planning a reference data management project, requirements gathering and analysis, model design in detail, and integration considerations and scenarios. It then shows implementation examples and the ongoing administration tasks. This publication can help IT professionals who are interested or have a need to manage reference data efficiently and implement an InfoSphere MDM Ref DM Hub solution with ease.


Reference And Information Services

Author by : Kay Ann Cassell
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
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Description : Designed to complement every introductory library reference course, this is the perfect text for students and librarians looking to expand their personal reference knowledge, teaching failsafe methods for identifying important materials by matching specific types of questions to the best available sources, regardless of format. Guided by a national advisory board of educators and practitioners, this thoroughly updated text expertly keeps up with new technologies and practices while remaining grounded in the basics of reference work. Chapters on fundamental concepts, major reference sources, and special topics provide a solid foundation; the text also offers fresh insight on core issues, including ethics, readers' advisory, information literacy, and other key aspects of reference librarianship;selecting and evaluating reference materials, with strategies for keeping up to date;assessing and improving reference services;guidance on conducting reference interviews with a range of different library users, including children and young adults;a new discussion of reference as programming;important special reference topics such as Google search, 24/7 reference, and virtual reference; anddelivering reference services across multiple platforms As librarians experience a changing climate for all information services professionals, in this book Cassell and Hiremath provide the tools needed to manage the ebb and flow of changing reference services in today's libraries.


Managing The Reference Collection

Author by : Christopher W. Nolan
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
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Description : Provides tools for selecting, organizing, and managing print and electronic reference materials in the library, and offers guidelines on implementing selection policies, and evaluating and weeding reference collections.


Managing Reference Data In Enterprise Databases

Author by : Malcolm Chisholm
Languange : en
Publisher by : Morgan Kaufmann
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Description : "This is a great book! I have to admit I wasn't enthusiastic about the idea of a book with such a narrow topic initially, but, frankly, it's the first professional book I've read page to page in one sitting in a long time. It should be of interest to DBAs, data architects and modelers, programmers who have to write database programs, and yes, even managers. This book is a winner." - Karen Watterson, Editor SQL Server Professional "Malcolm Chisholm has produced a very readable book. It is well-written and with excellent examples. It will, I am sure, become the Reference Book on Reference Data." - Clive Finkelstein, "Father" of Information Engineering, Managing Director, Information Engineering Services Pty Ltd Reference data plays a key role in your business databases and must be free from defects of any kind. So why is it so hard to find information on this critical topic? Recognizing the dangers of taking reference data for granted, Managing Reference Data in Enterprise Databases gives you precisely what you've been seeking: A complete guide to the implementation and management of reference data of all kinds. This book begins with a thorough definition of reference data, then proceeds with a detailed examination of all reference data issues, fully describing uses, common difficulties, and practical solutions. Whether you're a database manager, architect, administrator, programmer, or analyst, be sure to keep this easy-to-use reference close at hand. Features Solves special challenges associated with maintaining reference data. Addresses a wide range of reference data issues, including acronyms, redundancy, mapping, life cycles, multiple languages, and querying. Describes how reference data interacts with other system components, what problems can arise, and how to mitigate these problems. Offers examples of standard reference data types and matrices for evaluating management methods. Provides a number of standard reference data tables and more specialized material to help you deal with reference data, via a companion Web site


21st Century Management A Reference Handbook

Author by : Charles Wankel
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE Publications
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Description : The Handbook of 21st Century Management provides authoritative insight into the key issues for students in college or corporate courses with a particular emphasis on the current structure of the topic in the literature, key threads of discussion and research on the topic, and emerging trends. This resource is useful in structuring exciting and meaningful papers and presentations and assists readers in deciding on management areas to take elective coursework in or to orient themselves towards for a career. Indeed, familiarity with many of the topics in this Handbook would be very useful in job interviews for positions in business.


Fire Management Today

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Managing The Twenty First Century Reference Department

Author by : Linda S Katz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Learn the skills needed to update and manage a reference department that efficiently meets the needs of clients today—and tomorrow! Managing the Twenty-First Century Reference Department: Challenges and Prospects provides librarians with the knowledge and skills they need to manage an effective reference service. Full of useful and practical ideas, this book presents successful methods for recruiting and retaining capable reference department staff and management, training new employees and adapting current services to an evolving field. Expert practitioners address the changing role of the reference library worker and how longstanding traditions and practices can be re-evaluated and re-applied. The information in this book is ideal for librarians and students of library studies looking to take their skills to the next level. Reference departments continue to evolve as the number of applicants qualified to run them declines. Managing the Twenty-First Century Reference Department: Challenges and Prospects explores the dynamics of leadership and management as well as a variety of other characteristics needed in a Head of Reference. It recognizes the increasing need for visionary leaders who can deal with shrinking budgets, soaring costs, expensive electronic resources, and high user expectations and provides you with practical advice on finding, training, and keeping these individuals. In addition to the training and recruitment techniques documented in this book, you will find extensive information on: setting and achieving goals creating and maintaining a positive work environment how to deliver quality services how to improve job satisfaction for library staff problem solving strategies the importance of communication making your reference department task- and employee-centered Managing the Twenty-First Century Reference Department: Challenges and Prospects also provides an inside look at Oregon State University’s Valley Library’s new management model. The library’s information professionals detail this new model’s current function, potential hazards, and multiple advantages. The user-friendly information documented in this chapter and in the book as a whole makes Managing the Twenty-First Century Reference Department: Challenges and Prospects an essential read for any librarian or student of library studies looking to meet the demands of an increasingly technical field.


Implementing An Inclusive Staffing Model For Today S Reference Services

Author by : Julia K. Nims
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Reference service remains a core function of modern libraries. However, how and where we provide assistance has evolved with changing technologies and the shifting habits and preferences of our users. One way libraries can provide the on-demand, in-person assistance while managing and developing new services and resources that will benefit current and future users is to reconsider how their reference points and services are staffed and adopt a staff-based reference model. In Implementing an Inclusive Staffing Model for Today's Reference Services, Nims, Storm, and Stevens describe step-by-step how to transition from the traditional librarian-staffed reference desk to an inclusive reference model where non-MLS personnel are equipped and empowered to answer reference questions wherever these questions might be asked.


Scholarly Communication And The Publish Or Perish Pressures Of Academia

Author by : Munigal, Achala
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : The promotion and dissemination of knowledge is a crucial part of the academic community. This is accomplished through the publication of new research through both traditional and emerging venues. Scholarly Communication and the Publish or Perish Pressures of Academia is an authoritative reference source for the latest material on methods and available networks for the publication of contemporary academic research. Highlighting innovative writing styles, ethical considerations, and marketing avenues, this book is ideally designed for researchers, upper-level students, scholars, professionals, and practitioners actively involved in the publication of academic research.


Managing People In Today S Law Firm

Author by : Ellen Weisbord
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Despite clear evidence of a serious decline in morale, the major competitors in the law firm management marketplace have virtually ignored the motivational facet of current managerial theory and practice. In addressing human resources topics as they apply to the modern law firm, this book fills a genuine void in an area which is of major importance to law firms challenged to remain profitable in an increasingly hostile environment. Grounded in managerial theory and research, based on extensive practice, and exemplified by anecdotal "war stories," this book makes valuable reading for partners, associates, managers, and future members of law firms--and offers important ideas for motivating members of all professional service firms.


Middle Management In Academic And Public Libraries

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Drawing from the contributions of 20 academic and public library middle managers, this book reveals knowledge, expertise, and insights on a variety of management topics and responsibilities. • Addresses a wide range of middle management topics such as managing new managers of supervisors in the public library and balancing middle management and tenure-track responsibilities in an academic library • Includes information contributed by knowledgeable experts on middle management within public and academic library environments • Provides a bibliography of useful resources for middle managers with each chapter • Contains an index providing access to many topics and authors cited in the book


Management Today

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Mms Today

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Electronic Resources

Author by : Hemalata Iyer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : A handbook for library scientists learning the ropes in the new arena of online and other electronic resources. Seven contributions look at topics such as the retrieval power of selected search engines, visual maps of the World Wide Web, a simulation study of search tactics of Web users, geographic information systems in library reference, managing reference services in the electronic age, and patron attitudes toward computerized and print resources. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Managing Today And Tomorrow

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Macmillan International Higher Education
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Current Topics In Management 2002

Author by : M. Afzalur Rahim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Transaction Publishers
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Description : This annual series presents fundamental research on the theory and practice of management. Volume 7 contains articles presented at the 2001 meeting of the International Conferences on Advances in Management (ICAM), held in Athens, Greece. ICAM's goal is to be truly comparative-in terms of the broad scope of management perspectives, in the broad-ranging locations of its research as well as its application, and in its comparisons of findings, methodologies, and operational definitions. This volume exemplifies ICAM's objectives. Part 1, "Organization Theory, Learning, and Effectiveness," revisits the management theory jungle, reports on the development organizational learning capabilities in Europe, encourages organizational learning through cultural diversity, and reviews the role of corporate parent . Part 2, "Behavior and Attitudes in Organizations," considers the relationships of religion to organizational citizenship and whistle-blowing behaviors, identifies antecedents of misbehavior among nurses and social welfare workers, and uses process framework as a method to depict encroaching processes and change in organizations. Part 3, "International and Cross-Cultural Management," looks at various issues of management abroad. Topics include the dimensions and levels of power bases and their relationships to subordinates' compliance and satisfaction in the U.S. and South Korea, the relationship between empowerment and quality of work life in Mexico, and case studies of organizational intellectual capital in China. Part 4, "Management in the Public Sector," turns attention to efforts to recognize and build on differences in public administration. Part 5, "Managing Human Resources," addresses the nature of researcher values in human resource management and considers recent publications in mainstream human resources in order to isolate the patterns of research. Part 6, "Role of Research in Management," discusses the need for processual thinking. It presents a list of factors contrasting two views of management: the classical view, and the "process view of management." This volume will be of particular interest to corporate executives, economists, and labor studies specialists. M. Afzalur Rahim is founding editor of the International Journal of Organizational Analysis and International Journal of Conflict Management, and is professor of management at Western Kentucky University. Robert T. Golembiewski is distinguished research professor at the University of Georgia, and has authored or edited over seventy-five books. Kenneth D. Mackenzie is the Edmund P. Learned Distinguished Professor and president of Mackenzie and Company. He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and several books.


Managing Diversity In Today S Workplace Strategies For Employees And Employers 4 Volumes

Author by : Michele A. Paludi
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : This four-volume set provides updated empirical research and best practices for understanding and managing workplace diversity in the 21st century, including issues of gender, race, generation, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, and age.


Managing Digital Audiovisual Resources

Author by : Matthew C. Mariner
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : The demand from library users for audiovisual materials and remote access combined with the unceasing deterioration and inaccessibility of many audiovisual formats requires libraries to adapt their collections to meet current and future demands. While this changing landscape of digitization and resource management may seem daunting, it represents an opportunity to bolster a library’s relevancy and competitiveness. Managing Digital Audiovisual Resources fills a gap as a single concise guide for real world basics, broad concepts, and practical needs from technologies to collections to promotion. The easy-to-read book is geared towards the ongoing management of digital audiovisual resources, presenting real world scenarios and ways to think through balancing all of the many factors and needs for these collections, dealing with limited resources, materials with different levels of significance, materials facing different levels of preservation risk, factors for decision making, and resources for other options.


Managing Public Expenditure A Reference Book For Transition Countries

Author by : OECD
Languange : en
Publisher by : OECD Publishing
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Description : Managing Public Expenditure presents a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of all aspects of public expenditure management from the preparation of the budget to the execution, control and audit stages.


Forest Reference Conditions For Ecosystem Management In The Sacramento Mountains New Mexico

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : We present the history of land use and historic vegetation conditions on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest within the framework of an ecosystem needs assessment. We reconstruct forest vegetation conditions and ecosystem processes for the period immediately before Anglo-American settlement using General Land Office survey records, historic studies and accounts, and reconstructive studies such as dendrochronological histories of fire and insect outbreak and studies of old growth. Intensive grazing, clearcut logging, fire suppression, and agriculture in riparian areas have radically altered forest structure and processes since the 1880s, when intensive settlement began in the Sacramento Mountains. Present forests are younger and more dense than historic ones, and in areas that were previously dominated by ponderosa pine, dominance has shifted to Douglas-fir and white fir in the absence of frequent surface fire. Landscapes are more homogeneous and contiguous than historic ones, facilitating large-scale, intense disturbances such as insect outbreaks and crown fires.


Supply Management Reference Book June 1958

Author by : United States. Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Supply and Logistics)
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Human Resource Management In Today S Academic Library

Author by : Janice Simmons-Welburn
Languange : en
Publisher by : Libraries Unlimited
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Description : "Academic libraries underwent tremendous change during the last two decades of the 20th century as they sought redefinition as learning organizations. This book provides a comprehensive look at issues that shape the nature of human resources in academic libraries. As organizations, academic libraries have experienced significant changes in the role and definition of professionalism. They have faced challenges from shifting workplace demographics and evolving technology that have directly impacted the recruitment and retention of staff as well as an array of issues that mirror concerns across campuses"--P. [4] of cover.


Management Today

Author by : Thomas J. Atchison
Languange : en
Publisher by : New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
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Paralegal Today The Legal Team At Work

Author by : Roger LeRoy Miller
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cengage Learning
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Description : Succeed in your course and your career as a paralegal with PARALEGAL TODAY: THE LEGAL TEAM AT WORK. This updated Seventh Edition shows you how current technology and social media tools are used in practice, while helping you develop an understanding of the laws in our society, the importance of ethical and professional responsibility, and the skills needed to thrive in today's legal environment. Real-world examples, practical applications, ethical dilemmas, hands-on assignments, and an entire chapter on paralegal careers (with salary information) prepare you to meet the challenges of today's paralegal working environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


50 Things You Can Do Today To Manage Insomnia

Author by : Wendy Green
Languange : en
Publisher by : Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
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Description : Good quality sleep is vital for well-being, yet one in ten adults in the UK experience sleep problems at some point in their lives, affecting mood and general health. Are you one of them? Wendy Green explains the wake/sleep cycle, and offers practical advice and a holistic approach to help you combat insomnia, including simple lifestyle and dietary changes and DIY natural therapies. • Discover how your night-time routine can aid restful sleep • Make your bedroom conducive to sleep • Choose beneficial foods and supplements • Find helpful organisations and products