Practical And Effective Management Of Libraries

Author: Richard Moniz, Jr.
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780630239
Size: 17.62 MB
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Aimed at library science students and librarians with newly assigned administrative duties the book is about improving one’s thinking and decision making in a role as a library manager. Most librarians get very little exposure to management issues prior to finding themselves in a management role. Furthermore, most library science students do not expect that they will need to understand management yet they quickly find that there is a need to understand this perspective to be effective at almost any library job. Effective library management is about having some tools to make decisions (such as a basic understanding of management theory and how it applies in the library environment, understanding common traps we all fall into, etc.), knowing yourself, being able to motivate others, fostering a diversity (especially within workgroups), being able to communicate effectively, and having an understanding of one’s organizational culture. The book touches on all of these aspects of library management. Provides a concise understanding of theories from management, psychology, etc. and applies them to practical every day library issues Contains real world cases for considering how theoretical concepts might apply in real library-related situations Cuts out much of the extraneous material often found in books of this kind and focuses more on what you actually need

Library And Information Science

Author: Michael F. Bemis
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838911854
Size: 63.17 MB
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This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works. A boon to researchers and practitioners alike, this bibliography Includes coverage of subjects as diverse and vital as the history of librarianship, its development as a profession, the ethics of information science, cataloging, reference work, and library architecture Encompasses encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, photographic surveys, statistical publications, and numerous electronic sources, all categorized by subject Offers appendixes detailing leading professional organizations and publishers of library and information science literature This comprehensive bibliography of English-language resources on librarianship, the only one of its kind, will prove invaluable to scholars, students, and anyone working in the field.

The Mindful Librarian

Author: Richard Moniz
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 008100561X
Size: 70.56 MB
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The Mindful Librarian: Connecting the Practice of Mindfulness to Librarianship explores mindfulness, approaching it in such a way as to relate specifically to the many roles or challenges librarians face. Coinciding with the increased need to juggle a variety of tasks, technologies, ebooks, and databases, the new Association of College & Research Libraries Framework for Information Literacy, and the challenges faced by solo librarians in school libraries which have suffered cutbacks in help in recent years, the time is exactly right for this publication. The authors hope to be helpful in some small way towards improving the joy and quality of life that librarians and library science students experience in their personal lives and jobs. The loftier goal would be to create a new lens from which to view librarianship, having a transformative impact on readers, and opening a new dialog within the profession. The topic of mindfulness is not new; it has been connected to various religious traditions in a wide variety of ways for centuries, most notably Buddhism. In the latter part of the 20th century, however, a secular version was popularized largely by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and his work on MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) at the University of Massachusetts’s Medical School. The medical benefits and the overall quality of life improvements from its adoption have exploded in recent years, in particular, the last two decades which have seen mindfulness traditions incorporated into education to a greater degree and with very positive results. Presents the only current LIS book that covers this topic in a way that applies directly to librarians Provides a topic that will be appealing to librarians, as it speaks to the pressures of budget cuts and consumer culture being felt across the academy Seeks to improve the joy and quality of life that librarians and library science students experience in their personal lives and jobs

Maximizing Electronic Resources Management In Libraries

Author: Lenore England
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780634285
Size: 74.69 MB
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Maximizing Electronic Resources Management in Libraries: Applying Business Process Management examines the use of Business Process Management (BPM) and the ways it can be beneficially applied to electronic resources management (ERM) to help organize processes in libraries. The book offers librarians a skillset that will make them ready for a variety of library environments. It focuses on the organizational tools offered by BPM, including key elements of ERM functions that lay the groundwork for the present and future use of ERM, and how they will drive methods by which libraries provide access to resources. BPM theories are then reviewed, along with a discussion of present applications of BPM to ERM and a final look at possibilities for future applications. discusses numerous BPM theories and principles as effective organizational strategies for ERM processes and operations offers a practical and simple application process for BPM principles, that leads towards effective organizational change demonstrates real-life ERM projects using BPM principles

Librarians And Instructional Designers

Author: Joe Eshleman
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838914799
Size: 57.88 MB
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With online education options more ubiquitous and sophisticated than ever, the need for academic librarians to be conversant with digital resources and design thinking has become increasingly important. The way forward is through collaboration with instructional designers, which allows librarians to gain a better understanding of digital resource construction, design, goals, and responsibilities. In this book, the authors demonstrate that when librarians and instructional designers pool their knowledge of curriculum and technology, together they can impact changes that help to better serve faculty, students, and staff to address changes that are affecting higher education. Illustrated using plentiful examples of successful collaboration in higher education, this book introduces the history of collaborative endeavors between instructional designers and librarians, sharing ideas for institutions of every size;reviews key emerging issues, including intellectual property, digital scholarship, data services, digital publishing, and scholarly communication;addresses library instruction, particularly the new information literacy framework and threshold concepts, and how the movement towards online library instruction can be supported through collaboration with instructional designers;describes the complementary roles of librarians and instructional designers in detail, followed by a case study in collaboration at Davidson College, an evolving digital project that mirrors changes in technology and collaboration over more than a decade;shows how librarians and instructional designers can work together to encourage, inform, train, and support both faculty and students in the use of digital media, media databases, online media, public domain resources, and streaming media tools;highlights creative opportunities inherent in the design and use of the Learning Management System (LMS); andlooks ahead to how emerging technologies are already leading to new jobs at the intersection of librarianship and technology, such as the instructional design librarian.With a firm foundation on best practices drawn from a variety of institutions, this book maps out a partnership between academic librarians and instructional designers that will lead to improved outcomes.

Project Management In Libraries Archives And Museums

Author: Julie Carpenter
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780630522
Size: 21.76 MB
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Aimed at practitioners and managers, this practical handbook provides a source of guidance on project management techniques for the academic and cultural heritage sectors, focusing on managing projects involving public sector and other external partners. Issues under consideration and illustration include: different approaches to managing projects and how to select appropriate methods; using project management tools and other applications in project development and implementation; ensuring the sustainability of project outcomes and transferability into practice; realistic monitoring methodologies and specification and commissioning evaluation work that has real value. Written by an experienced project manager, it addresses project management realities rather than theory Deconstructs the traditional ‘project cycle’ model to address different project approaches Takes into account the government and local government context, especially operational procedures and accountability

Managing Archives

Author: Caroline Williams
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780630891
Size: 69.93 MB
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Managing Archives provides a practical guide to archives management. It has three main target audiences: those who have been tasked by their organization to manage its archives but who have no prior training; those who are starting out as professionals or para-professionals in a record keeping environment and need basic guidance; and students who are currently studying for a professional qualification. Basic guidance is supplemented by comprehensive references to professional literature, standards, web sites etc. to enable the reader to further their studies at their own pace. The text includes a range of optional activities that enable the reader to translate principles into practice and feel greater ‘ownership’ with the guidance. There is no similar book on the market There is known demand both from practitioners and students The book offers guidance in the implementation of archival processes in a range of institutional contexts, and enables a universal application

The Dysfunctional Library

Author: Jo Henry
Publisher: ALA Editions
ISBN: 9780838916230
Size: 51.81 MB
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The dysfunctional self -- Dysfunctional organizational culture -- Incivility in the work environment -- Toxic behaviors of staff -- Organizational deviance and workplace politics -- Poor communication in the workplace -- Conflict management -- Ineffective collaboration -- Difficulties with team composition -- Leading away from library dysfunction

Information Orientation

Author: Donald A. Marchand
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199252213
Size: 18.86 MB
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This book presents a method of measuring effective information use, Information Orientation, which determines the degree to which companies implement and realize the synergies across: information behaviours and values; management practices; and IT practices.

The Personal Librarian

Author: David Jewel
Publisher: ALA Editions
ISBN: 9780838912393
Size: 79.17 MB
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Businesses have always recognized the value of "facetime" in keeping a customer. With the rise of online services, e-book collections, and other virtual resources, it is still necessary to connect on a more personalized venue. This collection of essays examines successful approaches and initiatives for personal library programs.