Young Adult Literature In Action A Librarian S Guide 2nd Edition

Author by : Rosemary Chance
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Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Utilizing a genre approach, this overview of young adult literature shows new librarians and library science students the criteria to use for selecting quality books, including recommended titles. • Provides unbiased, authoritative guidance for finding recommended classic and recent titles by genre • Presents an excellent introduction to the field of young adult literature for undergraduate and graduate students who intend to be public or school librarians, students who are new to the study of young adult literature, or librarians who are new to working with young adults • Includes a new section consisting of fascinating answers from 14 authors explaining their motivations and inspirations for writing for young adult readers • Provides expanded coverage on the popular genres of graphic novels and science fiction books


Young Adult Literature In Action A Librarian S Guide 3rd Edition

Author by : Rose Brock
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Taking a genre approach, this overview of young adult literature shows new librarians and library science students the criteria to use for selecting quality books, including recommended titles. • Provides unbiased, authoritative guidance for finding recommended classic and recent titles by genre • Presents an excellent introduction to the field of young adult literature for undergraduate and graduate students who intend to be public or school librarians and for librarians who are new to working with young adults • Focuses on timely topics such as diverse books, LGBTQ+ selections, the role of book formats, and the relevance of librarians serving teen populations • Provides updated information on audio and e-books, accessible books, and graphic novels • Shows how YALSA and AASL standards and competencies can be demonstrated


Children S Literature In Action A Librarian S Guide 2nd Edition

Author by : Sylvia M. Vardell
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Looking for a practitioner-oriented intro to literature for children ages 5–12? This book covers the latest trends, titles, and tools for choosing the best books and materials as well as for planning fun and effective programs and activities. • Includes recommendations and evaluations of digital eBooks, apps, and audiobooks as well as print titles, providing full coverage of the range of materials for children today • Features short essays by top authors and practitioners in the field to give readers expert opinions and guidance • Provides author comments, collaborative activities, featured books, special topics and programs, selected awards and celebrations, historical connections, recommended resources, issues for discussion, relevant professional standards, and assignment suggestions within each chapter • Addresses the most recent professional and curricular standards for elementary school students—a key element of today's education assessment standards


The Collection Program In Schools Concepts And Practices 7th Edition

Author by : Marcia A. Mardis
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : 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


The Complete Guide To Acquisitions Management 2nd Edition

Author by : Frances C. Wilkinson
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : 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


Mental Illness In Young Adult Literature Exploring Real Struggles Through Fictional Characters

Author by : Kia Jane Richmond
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Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : This book explores how mental illness is portrayed in 21st-century young adult fiction and how selected works can help teachers, librarians, and mental health professionals to more effectively address the needs of students combating mental illness. • Offers extensive analysis of contemporary young adult fiction featuring youth with mental illness to help school and youth services librarians make informed collection development and readers' advisory decisions • Examines the symptoms and warning signs of mental illness in adolescents in addition to how various disorders are diagnosed and treated • Offers strategies for teachers and librarians to integrate quality texts into middle and high school curricula and into community initiatives aimed at confronting the stigma associated with mental illness • Follows a standardized chapter format that makes it easy for readers to learn about the books and the mental illnesses they highlight • Provides an extended list of resources at the end of each chapter that includes additional young adult fiction and nonfiction as well as adult fiction texts


Library Information Systems 2nd Edition

Author by : Joseph R. Matthews
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Information systems are central to libraries, and managing information systems is critical to serving library communities. Both a textbook for LIS courses and a handbook for practitioners, this volume thoroughly addresses modern libraries' challenges of integrating information technology. • Covers all aspects of library information systems within a broad context • Written to be easily understandable and informative to a wide readership, including LIS students, library administrators, and managers, regardless of technical background or knowledge • Fully addresses current practice while also offering a glimpse into future trends in this quickly changing field, helping practitioners and future practitioners keep abreast of the field • Perfectly suited as a text for courses in LIS and as an everyday reference for practitioners


Supporting Reading In Grades 6 12 A Guide

Author by : Sybil M. Farwell
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : This book presents a curricular framework for students grades 6–12 that school librarians and teachers can use collaboratively to enhance reading skill development, promote literature appreciation, and motivate young people to incorporate reading into their lives, beyond the required schoolwork. • More than 100 lessons and activities from the Web as well as print sources correlated to the components of the curriculum • An annual calendar of READS activities for secondary schools • A bibliography including dozens of resources for student use and on professional topics • A glossary of key terms used in libraries and classrooms • A useful index offering access to instructional concepts, strategies, programs, and resources • A READS curriculum chart for grades 6 through 12


Children S Literature In Action A Librarian S Guide 3rd Edition

Author by : Sylvia M. Vardell
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Total Read : 80
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Description : This practitioner-oriented introduction to literature for children ages 5–12 covers the latest trends, titles, and tools for choosing the best books and materials as well as for planning fun and effective programs and activities. • Includes recommendations and evaluations of digital ebooks, apps, and audiobooks as well as print titles, providing full coverage of today's range of materials for children • Features short essays by top authors and practitioners in the field to give readers expert opinions and guidance • Provides author comments, collaborative activities, featured books, special topics and programs, selected awards and celebrations, historical connections, recommended resources, issues for discussion, relevant professional standards, and assignment suggestions within each chapter • Addresses the most recent professional and curricular standards for elementary school students—a key element of today's education assessment standards


Internet Technologies And Information Services 2nd Edition

Author by : Joseph B. Miller
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : The Internet has enabled the convergence of all things information-related. This book provides essential, foundational knowledge of the application of Internet and web technologies in the information and library professions. • Covers a broad spectrum of Internet technologies within the context of knowledge and skills needed by LIS students and professionals in related fields • Identifies key issues related to the use of Internet technologies in libraries and other information organizations • Helps students understand and apply the basic vocabulary and principles of computer software, hardware, and networks • Identifies the various roles that the web, social media, and mobile 2.0 play in the context of libraries and the LIS profession


Fundamentals Of Collection Development And Management Fourth Edition

Author by : Peggy Johnson
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
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Description : Technical Services Quarterly declared that the third edition “must now be considered the essential textbook for collection development and management … the first place to go for reliable and informative advice." For the fourth edition expert instructor and librarian Johnson has revised and freshened this resource to ensure its timeliness and continued excellence. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues. Thorough consideration is given to traditional management topics such as organization of the collection, weeding, staffing, and policymaking;cooperative collection development and management;licenses, negotiation, contracts, maintaining productive relationships with vendors and publishers, and other important purchasing and budgeting topics;important issues such as the ways that changes in information delivery and access technologies continue to reshape the discipline, the evolving needs and expectations of library users, and new roles for subject specialists, all illustrated using updated examples and data; andmarketing, liaison activities, and outreach. As a comprehensive introduction for LIS students, a primer for experienced librarians with new collection development and management responsibilities, and a handy reference resource for practitioners as they go about their day-to-day work, the value and usefulness of this book remain unequaled.


Guide To The Library Of Congress Classification 6th Edition

Author by : Lois Mai Chan
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : 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


Basic Research Methods For Librarians Fifth Edition

Author by : Lynn Silipigni Connaway
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Addressed to practicing librarians and other information professionals, as well as master's and doctoral students in LIS programs, Basic Research Methods for Librarians, Fifth Edition specifically covers the research methodologies likely to be used by librarians, providing guidance on designing and conducting research and publishing research results. ||Like its predecessors, this fifth edition is exceptionally comprehensive. Content has been thoroughly updated and sections have been added on social networking and other web-based research methods and techniques. The book emphasizes quantitative research, including survey and experimental studies. It also gives attention to qualitative research, including historical research. A chapter is devoted to the statistical analysis of research results. Evaluation, writing, and publishing of research reports are considered as well. Coauthored by distinguished researchers in library and information science, the book also includes contributions from experts on qualitative research, domain assumptions of research, and sampling.


Research Methods In Library And Information Science 6th Edition

Author by : Lynn Silipigni Connaway
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : 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


Data Science For Librarians

Author by : Yunfei Du
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : 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


The School Librarian As Curriculum Leader

Author by : Jody K. Howard
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : As one of the only books to offer a behind-the-scenes look at the multifaceted role of school librarians in student success, this instructional guide offers everything you'll need to develop, align, and evaluate curriculum with your library collection in mind. • Includes charts, tables, models, and discussion questions to aid school library professors • Provides strategies for developing, aligning, and evaluating curriculum • Features specific process examples for effective collection development • Explains both horizontal and vertical curriculum mapping


Information Services To Diverse Populations Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals

Author by : Nicole A. Cooke
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Filling a gap in the existing library and information science literature, this book consolidates recent research and best practices to address the need for diversity and social justice in the training and education of LIS professionals. • Addresses perennially important and emerging hot topics in librarianship, such as diversity, cultural competence, and social responsibility • Updates the ongoing discussion on cultural competence and diversity with new concepts, such as critical race theory • Authored by an expert who actively teaches and conducts research in the subject areas of library instruction and information literacy as well as diversity and social justice in librarianship


Library Programs And Services The Fundamentals 8th Edition

Author by : G. Edward Evans
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : 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 8th Edition

Author by : Robert D. Stueart
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : This updated edition of the renowned library management textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the techniques needed to effectively manage a contemporary library or information center.


Science And Technology Resources A Guide For Information Professionals And Researchers

Author by : James E. Bobick
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : An indispensable resource for anyone wanting to create, maintain, improve, understand, or use the diverse information resources within a sci-tech library. • Over 80 screenshots of electronic information resource tools designed for the engineer and scientist; page reproductions from print sources and illustrations from scholarly journal articles and monographs are also included • Each chapter concludes with a comprehensive list of additional resources for further research • Approximately 30 discipline-specific subject bibliographies in the appendix section act as indispensable guides for developing library collections, as well as for compiling introductory textbooks appropriate for library science students • Included pathfinders provide expert guides for targeted online research • Corresponding instructor exercises are available at the publisher's website


Reference And Information Services An Introduction 6th Edition

Author by : Melissa A. Wong
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : 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


Young Adults Deserve The Best

Author by : Sarah Flowers
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
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Description : Explains how young adult librarians can utilize core competencies to improve teen services.


Research Methods In Library And Information Science 7th Edition

Author by : Lynn Silipigni Connaway
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : 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


Collection Management Basics

Author by : G. Edward Evans
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : 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.


Introduction To Technical Services

Author by : G. Edward Evans
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Used in library schools worldwide, this standard text provides students with a thorough understanding of technical services. Updated and expanded, the eighth edition further emphasizes the rapidly changing environment in which technical services are conducted. The book covers all aspects of the field—from acquisitions to managing the cataloging department—with five new chapters. "Technical Services Issues" includes material related to physical space needs; "E-resources Issues" examines how the growth of e-materials impact technical services work; "Copy Cataloging" reflects the ever increasing need to be more efficient and also to save limited funds for technical services activities; "Overview and Decisions" addresses the issue of why and how the local OPAC has become a gateway to the universe of knowledge; and "Processing Materials" covers the activities involved in making sure items that go into a library's collection are properly identified as belonging to the library and where the item is physically located in the collection. All other chapters have been extensively rewritten and updated to reflect 2010 technical service functions and activities. Complete with helpful illustrations, statistics, and study guide questions, this text is a must for library and information science students!


Library And Information Science

Author by : Michael F. Bemis
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
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Description : This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works. A boon to researchers and practitioners alike, this bibliography Includes coverage of subjects as diverse and vital as the history of librarianship, its development as a profession, the ethics of information science, cataloging, reference work, and library architecture Encompasses encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, photographic surveys, statistical publications, and numerous electronic sources, all categorized by subject Offers appendixes detailing leading professional organizations and publishers of library and information science literature This comprehensive bibliography of English-language resources on librarianship, the only one of its kind, will prove invaluable to scholars, students, and anyone working in the field.


Information Resources In The Humanities And The Arts 6th Edition

Author by : Anna H. Perrault Ph.D.
Languange : en
Publisher by : Libraries Unlimited
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Description : 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.


Library Literature

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : "An index to library and information science".


Reference And Information Services

Author by : Richard E. Bopp
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : 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.


Think Big

Author by : RoseMary Ludt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Description : "This book shows in detail how to plan crowd-attracting and crowd-pleasing programs with step-by-step instructions from librarians who have done it successfully. Concrete examples and proven methods for planning will appeal to librarians and other agencies working with large groups of young people"--