Rethinking Information Work

A Career Guide for Librarians and Other Information Professionals

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Author: G. Kim Dority

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591581802

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

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A guide for librarians and information professionals offers advice on career planning, work options, and preparing a professional portfolio.

Librarianship and Information Work Worldwide 2000

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Author: Maurice Line,Graham Mackenzie,Paul Sturges

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110966921

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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Librarianship and Human Rights

A Twenty-First Century Guide

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Author: Toni Samek

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780631030

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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In this book, the reader will encounter a myriad of urgent library and information voices reflecting contemporary local, national, and transnational calls to action on conflicts generated by failures to acknowledge human rights, by struggles for recognition and representation, by social exclusion, and the library institution’s role therein. These voices infuse library and information work worldwide into social movements and the global discourse of human rights, they depict library and information workers as political actors, they offer some new possibilities for strategies of resistance, and they challenge networks of control. This book’s approach to library and information work is grounded in practical, critical, and emancipatory terms; social action is a central pattern. This book is conceived as a direct challenge to the notion of library neutrality, especially in the present context of war, revolution, and social change. This book, for example, locates library and information workers as participants and interventionists in social conflicts. The strategies for social action worldwide documented in this book were selected because of their connection to elements of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) that relate particularly to core library values, information ethics, and global information justice. The first monograph of its kind Locates librarianship front and centre in knowledge societies Mainstreams critical librarianship

British Librarianship and Information Work 2001–2005

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Author: J.H. Bowman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317171888

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 568

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This important reference volume covers developments in aspects of British library and information work during the five year period 2001-2005. Over forty contributors, all of whom are experts in their subject, provide an overview of their field along with extensive further references which act as a starting point for further research. The book provides a comprehensive record of library and information management during the past five years and will be essential reading for all scholars, library professionals and students.

A Day in the Life

Career Options in Library and Information Science

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Author: Priscilla K. Shontz,Richard Allen Murray

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591583646

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 443

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Presents descriptions of job responsibilities, education and training, and a typical workday for different types of librarians working in public, academic, school, and special libraries, as well as in jobs for library vendors, publishers, and library associations.

Harrod's Librarians' Glossary and Reference Book

A Directory of Over 10,200 Terms, Organizations, Projects and Acronyms in the Areas of Information Management, Library Science, Publishing and Archive Management

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Author: Ray Prytherch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317123611

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 768

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Listing over 10,000 entries, Harrod's Librarians' Glossary and Reference Book spans everything from traditional printing terms to search engines and from book formats to URLs. Revisions for this tenth edition have centred in particular on the Information Society and its ramifications, on the general shift towards electronic resources, and on e-commerce, e-learning and e-government, whilst at the same time maintaining key areas predating the IT revolution. Web terminology, URLs and IT terms have been checked and updated, and coverage of terms relating to digitization and digital resources, portals, multimedia and electronic products has been revised or expanded as necessary. Harrod's Glossary now includes Knowledge Management terms, and this edition has also focused on developments in the field of intellectual property, copyright, patents, privacy and piracy. It gives wide international coverage of names, addresses and URLs of major libraries and other important organizations in the information sector, of professional associations, fellowships, networks, government bodies, projects and programmes, consortia and institutions, influential reports and other key publications. Entries are included on classification and file coding, on records management and archiving and on both the latest and the most enduring aspects of library and information skills. Even with the Web at your fingertips Harrod's Librarians' Glossary and Reference Book remains a quicker reference for explaining specialist terms, jargon and acronyms, and for finding the URLs you need, whether you are working in a print-based or digital library, in archiving, records management, conservation, bookselling or publishing.

The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship

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Author: Paul Glassman,Judy Dyki

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1783302003

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship integrates theory and practice to offer guidelines for information professionals working in art and design environments who need to support and anticipate the information needs of artists, designers, architects and the historians who study those disciplines. Since the first edition of this title, the world of art and design libraries has been transformed by rapid advances in technology, an explosion in social media and the release of new standards and guidelines. This new edition, offering mostly entirely new chapters, provides an accessible, fully updated, guide to the world of academic art and design libraries from a range of international experts who reflect current practice at a global level. Coverage includes: case studies and library profiles, providing benchmarks for developing facilitiesteaching and learning, including the ACRL Framework, teaching with specialcollections, meta-literacies, instructional design and cultural differencesdevelopments in institutional repositories, digital humanities and makerspacescontemporary library design, spaces for collaboration and sustainability. This book will be useful reading for students taking library and information science courses in art librarianship, special collections, and archives, as well as practising library and information professionals in art and design school libraries, art museum libraries and public libraries.

Rethinking Information Work: A Career Guide for Librarians and Other Information Professionals, 2nd Edition

A Career Guide for Librarians and Other Information Professionals

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Author: G. Kim Dority

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610699602

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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A state-of-the-art guide to the world of library and information science that gives readers valuable insights into the field and practical tools to succeed in it. Identifies a broad range of Library and Information Science (LIS) career options Identifies professional skills and strengths needed in the LIS field Helps LIS students and practitioners perform a self-assessment to determine their "best fit" job preferences Examines the pros and cons of traditional, nontraditional, and independent LIS career paths Provides tips on using networking and professional reputation-building for career growth Enables readers to develop skills, attitudes, and aptitudes necessary to build a rewarding and resilient career in LIS

Art Museum Libraries and Librarianship

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Author: Joan M. Benedetti

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810859210

Category: Architecture

Page: 312

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Each chapter includes essays written by librarians in the field that deal with the unique environment of art museum libraries, from the largest research collections that serve many curatorial departments and multiple administrative layers to the smallest solo-librarian settings where staff work in relative isolation."--Jacket.

This Book Is Overdue!

How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All

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Author: Marilyn Johnson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061431605

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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In a celebration of libraries and the dedicated people who staff them, the author argues that librarians are more important than ever, and discusses a new breed of visionary professionals who use the Web to link people and information.

The Librarian Stereotype

Deconstructing Perceptions and Presentations of Information Work

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Author: Nicole Pagowsky,Miriam E. Rigby

Publisher: Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Associat

ISBN: 9780838987049

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

View: 999

This book serves as a response to passionate discussions regarding how librarians are perceived. Through twelve chapters, the book reignites an examination of librarian presentation within the field and in the public eye, employing theories and methodologies from throughout the social sciences. The ultimate goal of this volume is to launch productive discourse and inspire action in order to further the positive impact of the information professions. Through deconstructing the perceived truths of our profession and employing a critical eye, we can work towards improved status, increased diversity, and greater acceptance of each other

Gower Handbook of Library and Information Management

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Author: Ray Prytherch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351932322

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

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This Gower Handbook is an authoritative guide to both the traditional and newer aspects of library and information management. Edited by Ray Prytherch, it brings together the insight of a range of respected contributors, who offer advice on the management, storage, retrieval, analysis, marketing and delivery of information. The book begins with Part I analyzing the context and trends of the information world. In Part II, Strategy and Planning, the information environment is explored in more detail, with Chapters 3 and 4 presenting the main issues and principles of financial planning and strategic planning. Part III, The Service Infrastructure, looks at customer care, the role of performance measurement and research in service improvement, and the influence of copyright law in the delivery of information products to customers. Part IV, Managing Resources, includes five chapters on strategic management, information auditing, human resource management, preservation and disaster management. The last part of the Handbook, Part V, Access and Delivery, focuses on the potential of electronic systems with chapters on subject gateways and Z39.50, electronic publishing, intranets and new models of access and delivery. Each part of the Handbook begins with an introduction by the editor and the book concludes with a directory of organizations, including useful URLs, and a glossary. Flexibility and adaptability are crucial for information professionals if they are to maintain their skills at the right level to provide the services needed by both information-rich and information-poor. In this one book librarians from all backgrounds, information managers and officers, document and records managers, and network and Web specialists will find answers to a wide range of questions that confront them in their working day. The Handbook will become a standard reference on best practice for professionals and students. It will be of interest to information analysts, knowledge managers, and others, including publishers, involved in information maintenance and provision.

Effective School Librarianship

Successful Professional Practices from Librarians around the World: (2-volume set)

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Author: Patrick Lo,Heather Rogers,Dickson K.W. Chiu

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351370103

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 534

View: 7450

These volumes provide a series of informative interviews with school/teacher librarians practicing in different parts of the world. The 2-volume set showcases the resilience, creativity, and best practices from successful school librarians from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and North and South America. The librarians interviewed come from all different schools and schools systems, from a tiny recently built school library in a rural village in Africa to an ultra-modern library in Sweden. Featuring 37 interviews with successful school librarians from across the globe, the volumes let us hear the stories from countries around the world. They tell about their creative and innovative school library projects, their unconventional reading programs, and their best practices and experiences in addressing the challenges of supporting basic literacy. A wide selection of methodologies and approaches are discussed, offering a global “voyage” through topics important in school librarianship. The 2-volume set also addresses recent advancements in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the shift toward inquiry-based learning that impacts school libraries worldwide. The books are packed with information that can be used by school librarians, teachers, school administrators and others in a variety of ways. Readers can borrow best practices from the experiences presented in the book, and the volumes can also serve as a strong voice for practicing school librarians and the profession, through expanding the opportunities for professional sharing in the international school library community.

The Librarian's Career Guidebook

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Author: Priscilla K. Shontz

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810850347

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 565

View: 7521

Are you trying to break into a career in library science or improve your current position? In The Librarian's Career Guidebook, 63 information professionals from diverse positions, workplaces, and regions discuss a variety of career issues and offer advice to prospective librarians, M.L.S. students, and librarians in various stages of their careers, from entry-level to the highly experienced.

Owning Memory

How a Caribbean Community Lost Its Archives and Found Its History

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Author: Jeannette Allis Bastian

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9780313320088

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 106

View: 8670

Interwoven throughout is a broader analysis that considers the place of archives and archivists in helping communities find their history."--Jacket.