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Transforming Libraries

Author : Ron Starker
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Tips, tools, strategies to make libraries relevant in the digital age. Transforming Libraries reevaluates learning spaces and research tools. Exploring opportunities to expand the way schools use libraries today, the book includes resources and ideas for adding audio and video creation spaces. Make your library a high-touch, high-tech, user-friendly gathering space.

Transforming Libraries Building Communities

Author : Julie Biando Edwards
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This book is for those moving their library beyond places to find information. Written by practicing public librarians and an academic librarian with an interest in public libraries, the book focuses on how public libraries can become more community centered and, by doing so, how they can transform both themselves and their communities. The authors argue that focusing on building community through innovative and responsive services and programs will be the best way for the public library to reposition itself in the years to come.

Transforming Libraries

Author : William G. Jones
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Transforming Libraries

Author : GraceAnne A. DeCandido
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Transforming Libraries

Author : George J. Soete
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Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students

Author : Crystal Renfro
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A practical atlas of how librarians around the world are serving the dynamic academics that are today's graduate students. In four sections--One Size Does Not Fit All: Services by Discipline, Degree, and Delivery Method; Librarian Functions and Spaces Transformed to Meet Graduate Students' Needs; More Than Just Information Literacy: Workshops and Data Services; and Partnerships--readers will discover a plethora of programs and ideas gleaned directly from experienced librarians working at some of the top academic institutions, and explore the power of leveraging their library initiatives through partnerships with other university units. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, graduate students have comprised between 14 and 15 percent of all students enrolled in higher education since 2000, and are expected to exceed 3,300,000 students in 2020. While the traditional graduate student starting their fifth consecutive year of study still populates university campuses, graduate students also include seasoned professionals seeking an advanced degree to further career goals, career changers, international students, and online-only students. Each grad student comes with their own levels of expertise, challenging librarians to provide targeted help aligned with the expectations of their specific program of study. Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students incorporates the experiences of librarians from across the United States, Canada, and Europe into thirty-four chapters packed with programs, best practices, and ideas readers can implement in their own libraries.

Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society

Author : Barbara Dewey
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Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society explores critical aspects of research library transformation needed for successful transition into the 21st century multicultural environment. The book is written by leaders in the field who have real world experience with transformational change and thought-provoking ideas for the future of research libraries, academic librarianship, research collections, and the changing nature of global scholarship within a higher education context. Authors are leaders in the research libraries field from a variety of countries Thought provoking chapters will help guide research library transformation globally Contains a diversity of thinking on research librarianship in the 21st century

Transforming Library Communication from Gutenberg to Zuckerberg

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TitleAbstract/titlePurpose– The purpose of this paper is to analyse institutional and functional development of a library with the help of communication theories. The library as a social institution should have a quite strong position in today’s information society, but new ways of information search have made its position unstable. Thus, a library needs theoretical and cultural-political comprehension and reassessment. The paper tries to answer the questions as to how a library can satisfy the needs of modern society and which strategy of library communication will be in demand tomorrow.Design/methodology/approach– The theoretical background is represented by communication theories of Marshal McLuhan, Denis McQuail and Yuri Lotman, as well as Michel Foucault’s concepts of disciplinary power and governmentality.Findings– The analysis revealed that library–user communication is based primarily on power relations, where “access” is the main keyword. The article brought out differences in library communicative processes in the “Gutenberg Galaxy” and today’s global network society, “Zuckerberg Era”. The analysis showed that library–user relationship is shifting from disciplinary power and monologue to the governmentality and new communicative forms, dialogue and participation.Research limitations/implications– The study demonstrates the possibility of implication of communication theories for library functional analysis. The new studies investigating which methods and forms of communication do libraries use today, how are the elements of power relations transforming would be very useful for the understanding of the topic.Practical implications– The study proposes to libraries some ideas that may be useful for developing the library communication strategy.Originality/value– This study, based on the communicative approach, corresponds well to library phenomenon and nature, as well as allows for reflection on the role of libraries in the society of today and future.

Catalysts for Change

Author : Gisela M. Von Dran
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Learn more about innovative management techniques library administrators can use to adapt to the rapidly changing information environment. Catalysts for Change features the perspectives of library practitioners as well as other higher education professionals on using innovative management techniques. The book includes practical discussions of Total Quality Management, team management, the impact of gender differences, managing an older work force, and educational needs for the 1990s. Librarians will find these techniques and solutions helpful for dealing with change. They will benefit from the case studies and practical overview from professionals who have already experienced change in their own libraries. Through this valuable book, library administrators will find the best methods for adapting management strategies to the major political upheaval, economic reprioritizing, and organizational restructuring that has been characteristic of this decade. Some of the important topics covered by the contributors include: fostering the democratization of the workplace and the development of the staff through empowerment proactive, assertive, and collaborative roles of libraries in the scholarly communication process library management education that prepares professionals both to anticipate change and to bring about change in their institutions in response to societal needs and shifts managing the academic library through teamwork the possible impacts and implications of female leadership on the library profession organizational change in research libraries older workers in technical services the role of the collection development librarian in the 1990s and beyond using the budget as a planning tool Catalysts for Change demonstrates how to approach library services in ways that are a result of a "revenue diet," technological advances, and changing philosophies of library constituents. Practitioners in the library field, middle managers and administrators in libraries, and beginning level management classes in library schools will find essential information in this book to help them create library management strategies to adapt to the turbulent changes in the library profession.

M Libraries 3

Author : Mohamed Ally
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This title draws together international authorities to explore the variety of work that libraries are doing across the world to deliver resources to users via mobile and hand-held devices. Based on the proceedings of the Third International M-Libraries Conference held in Brisbane in May 2011, this draws together cutting-edge international contributions from the leading authorities in the field. The main strands of discussion include: • mobile services and their development • mobile users, their behaviour and requirements • emerging technical developments including new platforms, devices and applications • strategy and infrastructure developments at national level • reflections and feedback on new service models • local innovation. Readership: Information professionals in all sectors, policy makers, researchers, developers, publishers, suppliers, LIS students and new professionals.

Managing Electronic Reserves

Author : Jeff Rosedale
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Most academic and many public libraries today have an electronic reserves system because it provides quick, controlled and efficient digital access to class materials, reference works and selected resources. In this guide, Jeff Rosedale, along with a group of library experts, seeks to help the reader get up to speed on creating and managing an electronic reserve programme in a library. It features practical information and covers a range of issues including: the basics (in Question and Answer form) of starting up and maintaining electronic reserves; effective staffing; selection criteria for hardware, software, and vendor versus home-grown decisions; evaluation of your system once it's up and running; copyright in the digital library; the future of electronic reserves.

Action Research

Author : Judith A. Sykes
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Promotes the importance of adapting school libraries to better fit the needs of today's teachers and students. _

Putting the User First

Author : Courtney Greene McDonald
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User experience is everywhere. From your library's website to the signage by the elevators, everything contributes to the overall user experience of our patrons. Just one simple idea can transform your library: put the user first. But as you likely already know, just because something's simple doesn't mean it's easy. How best to identify, implement, and evaluate user-driven changes in order to improve physical and virtual services? The good news is that even small changes can make big headway. Putting the User First: 30 Strategies for Transforming Library Services will give you 30 hands-on strategies and practical suggestions to enable you to begin transforming your library, library services, and even your personal practice to be more responsive, effective and user-centered today.

Transforming Library Service Through Information Commons

Author : D. Russell Bailey
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Uses case studies to discuss the successes and failures of academic libraries working to create the Information Commons.

Scenario Planning For Libraries

Author : Joan Giesecke
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Use this comprehensive guide to write the "story" of your library.

The Transforming Public Library Technology Infrastructure

Author : Ala Office for Research and Statistics
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Library Technology Reports August/September 2011 vol. 47 / no.6 This issue of Library Technology Reports, conceived and coordinated by the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Research and Statistics, focuses on the evolution and current state of public-access technologies in public libraries from the infrastructure, services, and resources perspectives. This issue brings together longitudinal data, key issues, trends, and best practices that will provide library staff with tools for planning, advocacy, and service enhancements. A number of prominent library professionals contributed their expertise to this issue. Authors and topics include John carlo Bertot, Paul T. Jaeger, Emily E. Wahl, and Kathryn I. Sigler on Public Libraries and the Internet: An Evolutionary Perspective; Nicole D. Alemanne, Lauren H. Mandel, and Charles R. McClure on The Rural Public Library as Leader in Community Broadband Services; Robert A. Caluori, Jr. on Successfully Planning a Scalable and Effective Patron Wireless Network; Nancy Fredericks on E-Government and Employment Support Services; Larra Clark and Marijke Visser on Digital Literacy; and Stephanie Gerding on Transforming Public Library Patron Technology Training.

Power Researchers Transforming Student Library Aides Into Action Learners

Author : Lori E. Donovan
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This book presents a proven year-long program to boost student productivity and train high school library aides while offering services to all patrons of the school library. • Contributions from practicing teachers and school librarians • 50 original lessons, student worksheets, rubrics, and a suggested school calendar-year pacing guide • Various illustrations and screen captures • Appendix includes a ten-month generic calendar pacing guide

Business School Libraries in the 21st Century

Author : Mr Tim Wales
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In a period of change, consolidation and cut-backs as well as rapid technological developments, the business school library is often at the forefront of new initiatives and innovative approaches to delivering and managing information in the most responsive yet cost-effective manner possible. In this unique book a respected group of business library directors from prestigious institutions around the world come together to reflect on the key challenges facing their libraries today, from change management to technology and communications to space. They document the state of the sector during a time of fundamental change, draw on their own local contexts to explore topics and concepts and share their insights into what the future might bring. This book will be essential reading not only for librarians working in business, management or social sciences disciplines but for all professionals managing library and information services.

Staffing the Library Website

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The Experiential Library

Author : Pete McDonnell
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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