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  • Job Stress and the Librarianby Carol Smallwood; Linda Burkey Wade

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 55.00

    Practicing academic, public, school and special librarians and LIS faculty in the United States share in this collection practical how-to essays on managing stress as working librarians. Creative methods of diffusing stress are emphasized, adaptive to various types of libraries and job descriptions. The book is divided into several parts: Defusing... more...

  • The Academic Library Directorby Frank Dandraia

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.00

    The Academic Library Director: Reflections on a Position in Transition addresses the changing nature of work and the new demands being placed on academic library directors. The authors' broad range of professional experience offers you unique insight on a management position that is truly in transition. Get inside seasoned professionals' heads to save... more...

  • The Romance of Librariesby Madeleine Lefebvre; Michael Gorman

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 31.99

    In the halls of knowledge, amidst the towering stacks of books, more than just facts and fiction await. The Romance of Libraries is a collection of true accounts of emotional attachments formed in and with libraries and the library field. Madeleine J. Lefebvre has gathered personal narratives from around the world from people who work in or use libraries.... more...

  • The Librarian's Guide to Academic Research in the Cloudby Steven Ovadia

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 80.00

    The cloud can be a powerful tool for conducting and managing research. The Librarian?s Guide to Academic Research in the Cloud is a practical guide to using cloud services from a librarian?s point of view. As well as discussing how to use various cloud-based services, the title considers the various privacy and data portability issues associated with... more...

  • Not Your Ordinary Librarianby Ashanti White

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 80.00

    When you picture a librarian, what do you imagine? An old white woman with glasses and a prudish disposition? That is the image that many people conjure up when asked to picture a librarian; with 82 per cent of the professional force being female and the average age of a librarian at 45, coupled with popular stereotypical images, it is difficult to... more...

  • Leadership in Librariesby Maha Kumaran

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 80.00

    The efforts of ethnic-minority librarians to become leaders in Western libraries are an important topic for any librarian working towards becoming a leader, with issues such as cross-cultural leadership relevant for all aspiring librarians. Leadership in Libraries covers leadership in various areas, provides examples of successful minority leaders... more...

  • An Overview of the Changing Role of the Systems Librarianby Edward Iglesias

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 75.00

    This book presents a series of case studies from systems librarians all over the world. It documents how the profession has changed in recent years with the introduction of new web technologies services such as hosted databases that are supported by vendors rather than in-house, as well as shifts in technology management. New skill sets are constantly... more...

  • The Information and Knowledge Professional's Career Handbookby Ulla de Stricker; Jill Hurst-Wahl

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 85.00

    The definitive guide to developing and managing a successful career in the information profession: Information Professionals and Knowledge Managers deal with significant challenges in building successful careers for a number of reasons associated with common misperceptions of their expertise and roles. In environments where they must often justify... more...

  • Building Your Library Career with Web 2.0by Julia Gross

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 80.00

    Many professionals in the Library and Information Services (LIS) area are using Web 2.0 to deliver content and reaching out to connect with library users. This book applies these technologies to help shape your own career development plan. Increased online connectivity has opened up new opportunities for professionals to network, learn and grow in... more...

  • Becoming Confident Teachersby Claire McGuinness

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 80.00

    Becoming Confident Teachers examines the teaching role of information professionals at a time of transition and change in higher education. While instruction is now generally accepted as a core library function in the 21st century, librarians often lack sufficient training in pedagogy and instructional design; consequently finding their teaching responsibilities... more...