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  • 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...

  • Active Learning Techniques for Librariansby Andrew Walsh; Padma Inala

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 80.00

    A practical work outlining the theory and practice of using active learning techniques in library settings. It explains the theory of active learning and argues for its importance in our teaching and is illustrated using a large number of examples of techniques that can be easily transferred and used in teaching library and information skills to a... 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...

  • Recovery, Reframing, and Renewalby Oliver Cutshaw

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 80.00

    This book examines the difficulties confronting information professionals who, due to financial downturns, technological change, or personal crises, are forced to re-evaluate their career options. It is divided between a case study (based on the author?s own experiences) of career dislocation and eventual career renewal, and several sections that offer... 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...