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  • The Romance of Librariesby Madeleine Lefebvre; Michael Gorman

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 36.99

    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 Art of People Management in Librariesby James McKinlay; Vicki Williamson

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 85.00

    This book explores recent trends in human resource management practices and presents options for their application within the special context of libraries, especially academic and research libraries. It lays out a set of the most pressing HR management issues facing senior library leaders in the context of continuous organisational change in the 21st... more...

  • Productivity for Librariansby Samantha Hines

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 80.00

    Productivity for Librarians provides tips and tools for organizing, prioritizing and managing time along with reducing stress. The book presents a resources guide for continued learning about and exploration of productivity in relation to individual circumstances featuring motivation, procrastination and time management guidelines. Addressing the unique... more...

  • The New Academic Librarianby Rebeca Peacock; Jill Wurm

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

    The new essays on today's academic librarians examine above all their functions and responsibilities--since these have greatly changed just in recent years, especially in matters of technology. These librarians/essayists step away from yesterday's stereotypes and explain at length their new roles. From digital resources and special collections,... more...

  • Personnel Administration in an Automated Environmentby Philip E Leinbach

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Here is what the experts have to say about the effects of computer applications on selected facets of personnel administration in libraries. Senior library managers, systems librarians, and library educators with a special interest in automation analyze the changes in the workplace that have already occurred and discuss those that will confront library... more...

  • Developing the New Learning Environmentby Philippa Levy; Sue Roberts

    Facet Publishing 2013; US$ 91.22

    Discussing the librarian's changing learning support role in an educational context, this work challenges thinking in this area as well as offers practice-based advice. It is suitable for practitioners in the higher education and education sectors, including information specialists, learning support professionals, and more. more...