The Experiential Library

Author: Pete McDonnell
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 0081007787
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Experiential Library: Transforming Academic and Research Libraries through the Power of Experiential Learning features contributions—in a relatively conversational, practical, and "how-to" format—from various academic libraries across broad educational levels that have implemented experiential learning programs, services, or resources to enhance the learning and development of both students and library employees. As academic libraries and academic librarians are seeking ways to transform themselves and create collaborative synergies within and without their institutions, this timely book suggests exciting ways to integrate experiential learning into the library’s offerings. Ranging from integrated service learning and Information Literacy instruction that "takes the class out of the classroom," to unique experiential approaches to programming like Course Exhibits and the Human Library, the book is a one-stop-shop for libraries looking to expand their repertoire. It will also help them create connections between experiential learning and their institutions' missions and contributions to student success, by grounding these programs and services on a sure methodological footing. Librarians and educators wishing to learn more about the connections between experiential learning/experiential education and academic libraries would benefit from the advice from authors in this book. Covers experiential learning for academic and research libraries Presents diverse aspects of experiential learning in academic libraries across the spectrum of educational levels Offers a one-stop-shop for librarians keen on bringing experiential learning to their institutions Adds to current conversations in both LIS and experiential education, enabling further synergies in both disciplines

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology Fourth Edition

Author: Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522522565
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In recent years, our world has experienced a profound shift and progression in available computing and knowledge sharing innovations. These emerging advancements have developed at a rapid pace, disseminating into and affecting numerous aspects of contemporary society. This has created a pivotal need for an innovative compendium encompassing the latest trends, concepts, and issues surrounding this relevant discipline area. During the past 15 years, the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology has become recognized as one of the landmark sources of the latest knowledge and discoveries in this discipline. The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition is a 10-volume set which includes 705 original and previously unpublished research articles covering a full range of perspectives, applications, and techniques contributed by thousands of experts and researchers from around the globe. This authoritative encyclopedia is an all-encompassing, well-established reference source that is ideally designed to disseminate the most forward-thinking and diverse research findings. With critical perspectives on the impact of information science management and new technologies in modern settings, including but not limited to computer science, education, healthcare, government, engineering, business, and natural and physical sciences, it is a pivotal and relevant source of knowledge that will benefit every professional within the field of information science and technology and is an invaluable addition to every academic and corporate library.

Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Government and Society

Author: Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522576622
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Governments must continuously update policies, laws, and legislation as the world continues to rapidly evolve due to technologies and changing cultural perspectives. To streamline policy creation and implementation, governments seek new and efficient methods to ensure their citizens’ and communities’ safety while also encouraging citizen participation. Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Government and Society provides research on emerging methodologies in effective governing including sections on public sector management and socioeconomic development. While highlighting the challenges facing government officials and law enforcement such as crisis response and natural disaster management, this book shows how technology use can make those areas of government more efficient and improve preventative measures. This book is an ideal resource for law enforcement, government officials and agencies, policymakers, public servants, citizen activists, researchers, and political leaders seeking cutting-edge information to strengthen their government’s relationship with society and their constituents while also strengthening their policy measures through new technology and methods.

The Special Collections Handbook

Author: Alison Cullingford
Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 1783301260
Format: PDF, Docs
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This comprehensive and no-nonsense guide to working with special collections and rare books is an essential day-to-day companion. Working with special collections can vary dramatically from preserving a single rare book to managing and digitizing vast mixed-media archives, yet the role of the information professional is always critical in tapping into the potential of these collections, protecting their legacy and bringing them to the attention of the wider public. This book offers up-to-date guidance which pulls together insights from best practice across the heritage sector to build innovative, co-operative and questioning mind-sets that will help them to cope in turbulent times. The Handbook covers all aspects of special collections work: preservation, developing collections, understanding objects, emergency planning, security, legal and ethical concerns, cataloguing, digitization, marketing, outreach, teaching, impact, advocacy and fundraising. New to this edition: coverage of new standards and concepts including unique and distinctive collections (UDCs), The Leeds Typology, Archive Accreditation, PD 5454:2012 and PAS 197 discussion of the major changes to laws affecting special collections including UK copyright law relating to library/archive exception and orphan works and forthcoming changes to data protection in the EU exploration of new trends in research including the rise of digital humanities, open access, the impact agenda and the REF updates to the sections on marketing, audience development and fundraising to include social media, customer journey mapping and crowdsourcing and more consideration of impact and indicators, digitization and new skills frameworks from CILIP and RBMS. This is the essential practical guide for anyone working with special collections or rare books in libraries, archives, museums, galleries and other heritage organizations. It is also a useful introduction to special collections work for academics and students taking library and information courses.

Library and Book Trade Almanac 2011

Author: Information Today Inc
Publisher: Information Today
ISBN: 9781573874120
Format: PDF, ePub
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An industry information resource and directory covers news, trends, events, new legislation, and funding changes and offers statistics on book prices, library expenditures, and average salaries.

From Outreach to Equity

Author: Robin Osborne
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838935415
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The many assumptions about current library outreach services - that they're off-site, depend on special funding, and are administered by specific staff - no longer reflect the realities of providing equitable library services to the audiences who most need them. Providing equity of access is the business of every department in the library. Growing from the leadership initiative of 2003-4 ALA President Carla Hayden, this multifaceted guide answers both why and how. Following successful models from around the country, any library can take steps to improve access to information for all, encompassed within the library's service delivery system. Quality service appears in a wide variety of programs. Learn from the specifics: Serve immigrants and refugees inspired by the InfoBUS example; Connect prison inmates to library services; Build community around local information and referrals; Bridge the digital divide; Incorporate multilingual materials; Hire and train with an eye to outreach; Pair up advocacy and outreach to leverage results; Gain authoritative, detailed, and practical guidance for policies, practices, and model programs that integrate outreach services into the daily

Business Librarianship and Entrepreneurship Outreach

Author: Karen MacDonald
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317995228
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The changing landscape of business information has created opportunities for business librarians to move beyond being reactive to business information needs to become proactive participants in business development and entrepreneurship instruction. Libraries are no longer only repositories of books but information –rich sources of business and economic data. The case studies presented within this book highlight a variety of examples on entrepreneurship education and local economic development. The examples presented serve as a catalyst for further entrepreneurial endeavours and highlight the growing need for effective value-added support in finding business information. Business librarians play a critical role in promoting the effective use of business information and in providing significant value-added services within university and community settings. This book was published as a special double issue of the Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship.

Educators on the Frontline

Author: Jill Lewis (Ed. D.)
Publisher: International Reading Assoc.
ISBN: 9780872075542
Format: PDF
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This book provides a starting point for classroom teachers and other school-and university-based personnel seeking to become education advocates. The chapters offer an indepth look at the role of education advocates as well as a wide range of advocacy strategies to get you started.

Administration of the Small Public Library

Author: Darlene E. Weingand
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838907948
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What is our library's mission statement? How do we serve our older customers better? How do I justify the purchase of a new Internet workstation in my library? How many times should I call the plumber each year? These questions and more are discussed in the new edition of an old classic. Since the publication of its first edition in 1965, Administration of the Small Public Library has been a gold standard resource for setting up and managing cuttingedge small public library facilities. Completely revised and updated, this forth edition continues that tradition with many more figures, case studies and sample policies, and new content on grant writing, program budgeting, hiring, and creative compensation. While most libraries around the country are considered small, operating with fewer resources than academic and large metropolitan libraries, their customers still expect to find a comparable level of service and access to information. This all-new edition outlines what to do to make your library a visible, well-funded player that keeps pace. Addressing every aspect of running a small library - from defining the community's characteristics and forming a board to planning a budget a