Reference and Information Services An Introduction 6th Edition

Reference and Information Services  An Introduction  6th Edition
Author: Melissa A. Wong,Laura Saunders
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 748
Release: 2020-04-30
ISBN: 1440868840
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reference and Information Services An Introduction 6th Edition Book Excerpt:

This revised and updated sixth edition of Reference and Information Services continues the book's rich tradition, covering all phases of reference and information services with less emphasis on print and more emphasis on strategies and scenarios. Reference and Information Services is the go-to textbook for MSLIS and i-School courses on reference services and related topics. It is also a helpful handbook for practitioners. Authors include LIS faculty and professionals who have relevant degrees in their areas and who have published extensively on their topics. The first half of the book provides an overview of reference services and techniques for service provision, including the reference interview, ethics, instruction, evaluation and assessment, and services to diverse populations including children. This part of the book establishes a foundation of knowledge on reference service and frames each topic with ethical and social justice perspectives. The second part of the book offers an overview of the information life cycle and dissemination of information, followed by an in-depth examination of information sources by type-including dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes, and abstracts-as well as by broad subject areas including government, statistics and data, health, and legal information. This second part introduces the tools and resources that reference professionals use to provide the services described in the first half of the text. Reference and Information Services is a recognized textbook for information retrieval courses and updates the previous edition Editors and contributors are experts in the field Activity boxes engage readers and invite them to reflect on what they are learning and practice skills through real-life exercises Conscious integration of critical theory and social justice perspectives offers critical reflection on the standards and practices of the field and encourages readers to consider alternate perspectives

Reference and Information Services An Introduction 4th Edition

Reference and Information Services  An Introduction  4th Edition
Author: Richard E Bopp,Linda C. Smith
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 743
Release: 2011-05-23
ISBN: 1598848178
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reference and Information Services An Introduction 4th Edition 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.

Reference and Information Services An Introduction 5th Edition

Reference and Information Services  An Introduction  5th Edition
Author: Linda C. Smith,Melissa A. Wong
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2016-08-29
ISBN: 1440836973
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reference and Information Services An Introduction 5th Edition Book Excerpt:

Thoroughly updated, this is the essential guide to one of the most fundamental fields in the library profession. It links you—and through you, your patrons—to the significant changes that have occurred in reference and information sciences with emphasis on the growth of digital content. • Provides a comprehensive text edited by two highly regarded experts in reference and academic librarianship, Linda C. Smith and Melissa A. Wong, with chapters written by some of the best minds in the library science field • Includes newly updated information that reflects today's realities in reference service with an indication of how reference service may be provided to meet changing patron needs in the future • Encompasses the effective use of print sources, free online sources, and fee-based sources • Features individual chapters that can be used for in-service staff training or in student course packs

Introduction to Reference and Information Services in Today s School Library

Introduction to Reference and Information Services in Today s School Library
Author: Lesley S. J. Farmer
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2014-03-27
ISBN: 0810887193
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Reference and Information Services in Today s School Library Book Excerpt:

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.

Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts 6th Edition

Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts  6th Edition
Author: Anna H. Perrault Ph.D.,Elizabeth S. Aversa,Sonia Ramirez Wohlmuth,Cynthia J. Miller,Cynthia F. Miller
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 461
Release: 2012-12-10
ISBN: 1610693272
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts 6th Edition Book Excerpt:

This familiar guide to information resources in the humanities and the arts, organized by subjects and emphasizing electronic resources, enables librarians, teachers, and students to quickly find the best resources for their diverse needs.

Research Methods in Library and Information Science 6th Edition

Research Methods in Library and Information Science  6th Edition
Author: Lynn Silipigni Connaway,Marie L. Radford
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2016-11-21
ISBN: 1440834792
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods in Library and Information Science 6th Edition Book Excerpt:

An essential resource for LIS master's and doctoral students, new LIS faculty, and academic librarians, this book provides expert guidance and practical examples based on current research about quantitative and qualitative research methods and design. Conducting research and successfully publishing the findings is a goal of many professionals and students in library and information science (LIS). Using the best methodology maximizes the likelihood of a successful outcome. This outstanding book broadly covers the principles, data collection techniques, and analyses of quantitative and qualitative methods as well as the advantages and limitations of each method to research design. It addresses these research methods and design by discussing the scientific method, sampling techniques, validity, reliability, and ethical concerns along with additional topics such as experimental research design, ethnographic methods, and usability testing. The book presents comprehensive information in a logical, easy-to-follow format, covering topics such as research strategies for library and information science doctoral students; planning for research; defining the problem, forming a theory, and testing the theory; the scientific method of inquiry and data collection techniques; survey research methods and questionnaires; analyzing quantitative data; interview-based research; writing research proposals; and even time management skills. LIS students and professionals can consult the text for instruction on conducting research using this array of tools as well as for guidance in critically reading and evaluating research publications, proposals, and reports. The explanations and current research examples supplied by discipline experts offer advice and strategies for completing research projects, dissertations, and theses as well as for writing grants, overcoming writer's block, collaborating with colleagues, and working with outside consultants. The answer to nearly any question posed by novice researchers is provided in this book. Now in its sixth edition, the book provides new and updated content that is even more comprehensive than before and contains added sections featuring the voices of prominent LIS scholars, researchers, and editors "Voices of the Experts" text boxes provide researchers' advice on specific methods and identify what was most important or most valuable about using a particular method and software for analysis—e.g., NVivo, SurveyMonkey, and log capture Written by coauthors with extensive expertise in research design, securing grant funding, and using the latest technology and data analysis software

The School Library Manager Surviving and Thriving 6th Edition

The School Library Manager  Surviving and Thriving  6th Edition
Author: Blanche Woolls,Sharon Coatney
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2017-11-27
ISBN: 144085257X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The School Library Manager Surviving and Thriving 6th Edition Book Excerpt:

This sixth edition of Library Unlimited's classic school library management text describes new approaches to management and addresses the realities that school librarians face in today's quickly evolving information-based world. • Provides information that progresses logically from preparing for the profession, to seeking a job, and to acting and managing in the role of the school librarian • Newly updated to offer additional insight into the challenges of leadership in changing school environments and specific information for school administration • Addresses and emphasizes the value of school librarians in education and student achievement—information to be shared with school administration in an advocacy appeal • Provides several appendixes of additional information

Collection Management Basics 6th Edition

Collection Management Basics  6th Edition
Author: G. Edward Evans,Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2012-05-04
ISBN: 1610692594
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collection Management Basics 6th Edition Book Excerpt:

Now thoroughly revised for today's 21st-century library environment, this title provides a complete update of the classic Developing Library and Information Center Collections—the standard text and authority on collection development for all types of libraries and library school students since 1979.

Guide to the Library of Congress Classification 6th Edition

Guide to the Library of Congress Classification  6th Edition
Author: Lois Mai Chan,Sheila S. Intner,Jean Weihs
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2016-09-26
ISBN: 1440844348
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide to the Library of Congress Classification 6th Edition Book Excerpt:

Like earlier editions, this thoroughly updated sixth edition of the classic textbook provides readers with a basic understanding of the Library of Congress Classification system and its applications. • Serves primarily as an introductory textbook for core LIS courses in cataloging and classification and in organization of information but also as a reference work for practicing librarians • Includes an appendix containing models for sub-arrangements within disciplines

Meeting Health Information Needs Outside Of Healthcare

Meeting Health Information Needs Outside Of Healthcare
Author: Catherine Arnott Smith,Alla Keselman
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2015-08-04
ISBN: 0081002599
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meeting Health Information Needs Outside Of Healthcare Book Excerpt:

Meeting Health Information Needs Outside of Healthcare addresses the challenges and ethical dilemmas concerning the delivery of health information to the general public in a variety of non-clinical settings, both in-person and via information technology, in settings from public and academic libraries to online communities and traditional and social media channels. Professionals working in a range of fields, including librarianship, computer science and health information technology, journalism, and health communication can be involved in providing consumer health information, or health information targeting laypeople. This volume clearly examines the properties of health information that make it particularly challenging information to provide in diverse settings. Addresses professional challenges and ethical problems of communicating health information to lay people in non-clinical settings Focuses on health information as a challenge for different professionals providing health information in different settings Emphasizes the shared challenges of information practice across different settings as well as those facing professionals in different roles

The Complete Guide to Acquisitions Management 2nd Edition

The Complete Guide to Acquisitions Management  2nd Edition
Author: Frances C. Wilkinson,Linda K. Lewis,Rebecca L. Lubas
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-07-28
ISBN: 1610697146
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Guide to Acquisitions Management 2nd Edition Book Excerpt:

Updated and enhanced, the second edition of this text provides both library students and practitioners with a thorough understanding of procedural and philosophical approaches in acquisitions management. • Incorporates thoroughly updated information that reflects today's fast-changing world of acquisitions management and addresses the changing landscape of publishing overall • Highlights new web-based materials • Takes an integrated approach to acquisitions functions and operations • Serves as both a manual for practicing acquisitions librarians and support staff and as a textbook for students in library and information science programs

Reference and Information Services

Reference and Information Services
Author: Kay Ann Cassell ,Uma Hiremath
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-01-04
ISBN: 083891568X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reference and Information Services Book Excerpt:

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.

Research Methods in Library and Information Science 7th Edition

Research Methods in Library and Information Science  7th Edition
Author: Lynn Silipigni Connaway,Marie L. Radford
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 475
Release: 2021-05-31
ISBN: 1440878587
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods in Library and Information Science 7th Edition Book Excerpt:

The seventh edition of this frequently adopted textbook features new or expanded sections on social justice research, data analysis software, scholarly identity research, social networking, data science, and data visualization, among other topics. It continues to include discipline experts' voices. The revised seventh edition of this popular text provides instruction and guidance for professionals and students in library and information science who want to conduct research and publish findings, as well as for practicing professionals who want a broad overview of the current literature. Providing a broad introduction to research design, the authors include principles, data collection techniques, and analyses of quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as advantages and limitations of each method and updated bibliographies. Chapters cover the scientific method, sampling, validity, reliability, and ethical concerns along with quantitative and qualitative methods. LIS students and professionals will consult this text not only for instruction on conducting research but also for guidance in critically reading and evaluating research publications, proposals, and reports. As in the previous edition, discipline experts provide advice, tips, and strategies for completing research projects, dissertations, and theses; writing grants; overcoming writer's block; collaborating with colleagues; and working with outside consultants. Journal and book editors discuss how to publish and identify best practices and understudied topics, as well as what they look for in submissions. Features new or expanded sections on social justice research; virtual collaboration, data collection, and dissemination; scholarly communication; computer-assisted qualitative and quantitative data analysis; scholarly identity research and guidelines; data science; and visualization of quantitative and qualitative data Provides a broad and comprehensive overview and update, especially of research published over the past five years Highlights school, public, and academic research findings Relies on the coauthors' expertise in research design, securing grant funding, and using the latest technology and data analysis software

The Collection Program in Schools Concepts and Practices 7th Edition

The Collection Program in Schools  Concepts and Practices  7th Edition
Author: Marcia A. Mardis
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-07-31
ISBN: 1440876649
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collection Program in Schools Concepts and Practices 7th Edition Book Excerpt:

This thorough treatment of collection development for school library educators, students, and practicing school librarians provides quick access to information. This seventh edition of The Collection Program in Schools is updated in several key areas. It provides an overview of key education trends affecting school library collections, such as digital textbooks, instructional improvement systems, STEM priorities, and open educational resources (OER) use and reuse. Topics of discussion include the new AASL standards as they relate to the collection; the idea of crowdsourcing in collection development; and current trends in the school library profession, such as Future Ready Librarians and new standards from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Each chapter has been updated and revised with new material, and particular emphasis is placed on disaster preparedness and response as they pertain to policies, circulation, preservation, and moving or closing a collection. This edition also includes updates to review of curation and community analysis principles as they affect the development of the library collection. Serves as a complete guide to collection management for students as well as practitioners Addresses current educational initiatives and new AASL standards Provides creative strategies for working in a climate of change and uncertainty Looks in depth at disaster recovery policies and procedures needed for collection

Library Programs and Services The Fundamentals 8th Edition

Library Programs and Services  The Fundamentals  8th Edition
Author: G. Edward Evans,Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro,Holland Christie,Carol Sinwell
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-06-30
ISBN: 1610696387
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Programs and Services The Fundamentals 8th Edition Book Excerpt:

Covering every essential topic ranging from circulation and literacy instruction to reference and security, this benchmark text provides an up-to-date, broadly based view of library public service and its functions. • Covers all essential services of the library through completely reorganized and updated content that reflects the role of changing technologies in today's libraries • Presents many new chapters that address the topics of print collections, media collections, e-resources, computer access, social media, legal issues, ethical issues, funding and other fiscal issues, and the library as place

Library and Information Center Management 9th Edition

Library and Information Center Management  9th Edition
Author: Barbara B. Moran,Claudia J. Morner
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2017-11-16
ISBN: 1440854483
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library and Information Center Management 9th Edition Book Excerpt:

This essential, single-volume textbook supplies a comprehensive introduction to library management that addresses all the functions of management, specifically within the ever-evolving modern library environment. • The latest edition of a best-selling core management text—now in its ninth edition—covering all the management functions of libraries and information centers • Supplies new discussion topics, examples of management challenges, and case studies • Provides a global perspective on library management • Contains new discussion topics and case studies and offers supplementary online materials • Includes "Chapter Takeaways," a list of topics that the reader should understand after reading the chapter; "Management on the Job" sections referencing a specific journal article that demonstrates the chapter topic; and "Talk about It" and "Practice Your Skills" segments that offer readers a chance to demonstrate what they are learning

Evolution in Reference and Information Services

Evolution in Reference and Information Services
Author: Linda S Katz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN: 1135791686
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolution in Reference and Information Services Book Excerpt:

Explore ways to bring and keep your library’s electronic services up to date! From editor Di Su: “Some years ago, if you were told that a library’s catalog would be available on a 24/7/365 basis, you’d think it was just another fiction. Perhaps as influential as Johannes Gutenberg’s invention of movable type printing, the Internet is one of the most significant happenings in the information world in modern times.” In addition to showing you how library services have been influenced and enhanced by the advent of the Internet, Evolution in Reference and Information Services: The Impact of the Internet will enable you to make the most of the new opportunities that current technologies offer. This valuable book will also help you and your library avoid the pitfalls and new challenges to professional competency that come along with electronic research. Evolution in Reference and Information Services: gives you a review of the history of electronic reference looks at the increasing role of librarians as teachers and providers of technical help for users provides case studies and ways to evaluate electronic research methods suggests strategies for providing effective electronic services examines government Web sites explores Internet sources of health information shows you how to establish electronic services through your library’s portal site looks at how to manage a library computer lab and much more!

Resources in Education

Resources in Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resources in Education Book Excerpt:

Data Science for Librarians

Data Science for Librarians
Author: Yunfei Du,Hammad Rauf Khan
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-03-26
ISBN: 1440871221
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Data Science for Librarians Book Excerpt:

This unique textbook intersects traditional library science with data science principles that readers will find useful in implementing or improving data services within their libraries. Data Science for Librarians introduces data science to students and practitioners in library services. Writing for academic, public, and school library managers; library science students; and library and information science educators, authors Yunfei Du and Hammad Rauf Khan provide a thorough overview of conceptual and practical tools for data librarian practice. Partially due to how quickly data science evolves, libraries have yet to recognize core competencies and skills required to perform the job duties of a data librarian. As society transitions from the information age into the era of big data, librarians and information professionals require new knowledge and skills to stay current and take on new job roles, such as data librarianship. Skills such as data curation, research data management, statistical analysis, business analytics, visualization, smart city data, and learning analytics are relevant in library services today and will become increasingly so in the near future. This text serves as a tool for library and information science students and educators working on data science curriculum design. Reviews fundamental concepts and principles of data science Offers a practical overview of tools and software Highlights skills and services needed in the 21st-century academic library Covers the entire research data life cycle and the librarian's role at each stage Provides insight into how library science and data science intersect

Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences Sixth Edition

Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences  Sixth Edition
Author: Jeffrey T. Huber,Susan Swogger
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0838911846
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences Sixth Edition Book Excerpt:

Prepared in collaboration with the Medical Library Association, this completely updated, revised, and expanded edition lists classic and up-to-the-minute print and electronic resources in the health sciences, helping librarians find the answers that library users seek. Included are electronic versions of traditionally print reference sources, trustworthy electronic-only resources, and resources that library users can access from home or on the go through freely available websites or via library licenses. In this benchmark guide, the authors Include new chapters on health information seeking, point-of-care sources, and global health sources Focus on works that can be considered foundational or essential, in both print and electronic formats Address questions librarians need to consider in developing and maintaining their reference collections When it comes to questions involving the health sciences, this valuable resource will point both library staff and the users they serve in the right direction.