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  • Assessing Reference and User Services in a Digital Ageby Eric Novotny

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.95

    Libraries need to develop standards by which they can assess their individual performances in a larger context, and Assessing Reference and User Services in a Digital Age makes significant contributions to this ongoing discussion. The book addresses its subject matter via approaches ranging from case studies of individual libraries to general discussions... more...

  • Reference Librarianshipby Peter Sprenkle; Charles R Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    Reference Librarianship documents a year in the life of a young librarian working in the ?trenches? at a library in the Midwestern United States. This one-of-a-kind book provides a daily diary of every librarian/patron transaction?no matter how mundane or absurd?to demonstrate not only how advances in technology have affected the reference librarian's... more...

  • Libraries Without Walls 5by Peter Brophy; Shelagh Fisher; Jenny Craven

    Facet Publishing 2004; US$ 95.92

    The delivery of library services to users based at a distance from the physical library is a topic of growing interest around the world. To address the issue, this book brings together the papers from the fifth Libraries Without Walls Conference. more...

  • Libraries Without Walls 6by Peter Brophy; Jenny Craven; Margaret Markland

    Facet Publishing 2006; US$ 95.92

    From their beginnings in 1995, the Libraries Without Walls conferences have made a major change in the practice of librarianship. Drawn from the sixth Libraries Without Walls Conference, this book aims at assisting educational specialists and course developers in increasing their understanding of importance of information in the learning process. more...

  • Supporting Research Studentsby Barbara Allan

    Facet Publishing 2009; US$ 87.92

    Offers guidance to enable library and information science professionals to support the specialist needs of research students effectively. This book covers such key areas as: research and the research process; the research student's experience; research skills training; introduction to research communities; and, professional development. more...

  • Digital versus Non-Digital Referenceby Linda S Katz

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Digital versus Non-Digital Reference: Ask A Librarian Online and Offline analyzes the quality of commercial Ask A Librarian (AskA) and tutorial services and how they compare to traditional library services. Edited by Jessamyn West—proprietor of and the “hippest ex-librarian on the Web” according to Wired magazine—the book looks at library... more...

  • The Reference Collectionby Linda S Katz

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    How important is the World Wide Web to information retrieval and communication? Important enough that information professionals have seen students exit from their libraries en masse when Internet service was lost. Internet providers dominate the indexing and abstracting of periodical articles as major publishers now offer nearly all of their reference... more...

  • Internet Reference Support for Distance Learnersby Rita Pellen; William Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    Internet Reference Support for Distance Learners takes a comprehensive look at efforts by librarians and information specialists to provide distance learners with effective services that match those already available on campus. With the development of the World Wide Web and the evolution of Web-based services, reference librarians are adding a human... more...

  • Library Youth Outreachby Kerol Harrod; Carol Smallwood

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    Library outreach to young people and their families may not come naturally to everyone, but the good news is that this book provides a wide variety of ways to get started. With tightened library budgets the norm, librarians run the risk of cutting back so much that they isolate themselves from their patrons and their communities. This doesn't have... more...

  • Improving Internet Reference Services to Distance Learnersby Rita Pellen; William Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    In their efforts to provide distance learners with the most effective services possible, librarians and information specialists are working more and more with faculty in academic departments, IT departments, and other librarians at cooperating institutions. Improving Internet Reference Services to Distance Learners chronicles how those efforts have... more...