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  • Ambassadors of the Bookby RaphaŽle Mouren

    De Gruyter Saur 2012; US$ 140.00

    What competences are needed for heritage librarians, and how can they be taught? The management of heritage collections requires a unique mix of knowledge and skills, including expertise in preservation and conservation; heritage policies; acquisitions and collection management; bibliographic description; the materiality of books and other collection... more...

  • The New Information Professionalby Sue Myburgh

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 70.00

    This books looks at the role of the information professional in the changing environment in which they now work. Information professionals find themselves in a paradoxical situation: there is increased interest in information and its management, stimulated by the Internet, and, simultaneously, diminished recognition by employers and the public at large... more...

  • Solving Management Problems in Information Servicesby Christine Urquhart

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 50.00

    The book provides a practical approach to solving management problems in information and library services. The aim is to demonstrate that some simple mathematical techniques can be used to make the life of the harassed manager easier and more interesting. Focuses on the problems first, rather than the theory Uses current examples and hot Topics... more...

  • A Handbook of Ethical Practiceby David McMenemy; Alan Poulter; Paul Burton

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 70.00

    This book looks at all of the ethical issues facing information and library professionals in one overarching, and practically-focused, text. As such, it is of great benefit to both practitioners and to LIS students. The focus of the book is two-fold: (1) It contains a detailed discussion of the issues that impact on the day-today practice of information... more...

  • Librarianship and Human Rightsby Toni Samek

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 70.00

    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... more...

  • A Leadership Primer for New Librariansby Suzanne Byke; Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 70.00

    This book provides strategies and practical tips for leadership development in the field of librarianship. With the increase of both new graduates entering the field and upcoming retirements, there is a foreseeable gap in library leadership. Many early-career librarians will move into roles they are not ready for and others will find themselves having... 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...

  • 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...