The Atlas of New Librarianship

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ISBN: UCSD:31822036830826
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 408
Author: R. David Lankes
Publisher: MIT Press (MA)

Download and read online The Atlas of New Librarianship in PDF and EPUB An essential guide to a librarianship based not on books and artifacts but on knowledge and learning.


The Atlas of New Librarianship

Filename: the-atlas-of-new-librarianship.pdf
ISBN: UCSD:31822036830826
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 408
Author: R. David Lankes
Publisher: MIT Press (MA)

Download and read online The Atlas of New Librarianship in PDF and EPUB An essential guide to a librarianship based not on books and artifacts but on knowledge and learning.


The Atlas of New Librarianship

Filename: the-atlas-of-new-librarianship.pdf
ISBN: 0262515660
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 408
Author: R. David Lankes
Publisher: MIT Press (MA)

Download and read online The Atlas of New Librarianship in PDF and EPUB An essential guide to a librarianship based not on books and artifacts but on knowledge and learning.


The New Librarianship Field Guide

Filename: the-new-librarianship-field-guide.pdf
ISBN: 9780262529082
Release Date: 2016-05-13
Number of pages: 240
Author: R. David Lankes
Publisher: MIT Press

Download and read online The New Librarianship Field Guide in PDF and EPUB This book offers a guide for librarians who see their profession as a chance to make a positive difference in their communities -- librarians who recognize that it is no longer enough to stand behind a desk waiting to serve. R. David Lankes, author of The Atlas of New Librarianship, reminds librarians of their mission: to improve society by facilitating knowledge creation in their communities. In this book, he provides tools, arguments, resources, and ideas for fulfilling this mission. Librarians will be prepared to become radical positive change agents in their communities, and other readers will learn to understand libraries in a new way. The librarians of Ferguson, Missouri, famously became positive change agents in August 2014 when they opened library doors when schools were closed because of civil unrest after the shooting of an unarmed teen by police. Working with other local organizations, they provided children and their parents a space for learning, lunch, and peace. But other libraries serve other communities -- students, faculty, scholars, law firms -- in other ways. All libraries are about community, writes Lankes; that is just librarianship. In concise chapters, Lankes addresses the mission of libraries and explains what constitutes a library. He offers practical advice for librarian training; provides teaching notes for each chapter; and answers "Frequently Argued Questions" about the new librarianship.


Expect More

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ISBN: 1522957804
Release Date: 2015-12-28
Number of pages: 132
Author: R. David Lankes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Download and read online Expect More in PDF and EPUB Libraries have existed for millennia, but today many question their necessity. In an ever more digital and connected world do we still need places of books in our towns, colleges, or schools? If libraries aren't about books, what are they about? In Expect More, David Lankes, winner of the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature, walks you through what to expect out of your library. Lankes argues that communities need libraries that go beyond bricks and mortar and beyond books. We need to expect more out of our libraries. They should be places of learning and advocates for our communities in terms of learning, privacy, intellectual property, and economic development. Expect More is a rallying call to communities to raise the bar, and their expectations, for great libraries.


Inventing the Medium

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ISBN: 0262016141
Release Date: 2012-01
Number of pages: 483
Author: Janet H. Murray
Publisher: MIT Press (MA)

Download and read online Inventing the Medium in PDF and EPUB Digital artifacts from iPads to databases pervade our lives, and the design decisions that shape them affect how we think, act, communicate, and understand the world. But the pace of change has been so rapid that technical innovation is outstripping design. Interactors are often mystified and frustrated by their enticing but confusing new devices; meanwhile, product design teams struggle to articulate shared and enduring design goals. With Inventing the Medium, Janet Murray provides a unified vocabulary and a common methodology for the design of digital objects and environments. It will be an essential guide for both students and practitioners in this evolving field. Murray explains that innovative interaction designers should think of all objects made with bits--whether games or Web pages, robots or the latest killer apps--as belonging to a single new medium: the digital medium. Designers can speed the process of useful and lasting innovation by focusing on the collective cultural task of inventing this new medium. Exploring strategies for maximizing the expressive power of digital artifacts, Murray identifies and examines four representational affordances of digital environments that provide the core palette for designers across applications: computational procedures, user participation, navigable space, and encyclopedic capacity. Each chapter includes a set of Design Explorations--creative exercises for students and thought experiments for practitioners--that allow readers to apply the ideas in the chapter to particular design problems. Inventing the Medium also provides more than 200 illustrations of specific design strategies drawn from multiple genres and platforms and a glossary of design concepts.


Reimagining the Academic Library

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ISBN: 9781442263383
Release Date: 2016-05-04
Number of pages: 192
Author: David W. Lewis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online Reimagining the Academic Library in PDF and EPUB Academic libraries are in the midst of significant disruption. Academic librarians and university administrators know they need to change, but are not sure how. Bits and pieces of what needs to happen are clear, but the whole picture is hard to grasp. Reimagining the Academic Library paints a simple straightforward picture of the changes affecting academic libraries and what academic librarians need to do to respond to the changes would help to guide future library practice. The aim is to explain where academic libraries need to go and how to get there in a book that can be read in a weekend. David Lewis provides a readable survey of the current state of academic library practice and proposes where academic libraries need to go in the future to provide value to their campuses. His primary focus is on collections as this is the area with the greatest opportunity for change and is the driver of most library cost. Lewis provides an accessible framework for thinking about how library practice needs to adjust in the digital environment. The book will be useful not only to academic librarians, but also for librarians to share with presidents and provosts who a concise source for understanding where and how to focus their expenditures on libraries.


Atlas of Science

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ISBN: 0262014459
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 254
Author: Katy Börner
Publisher: Mit Press

Download and read online Atlas of Science in PDF and EPUB Science maps that can help us understand and navigate the immense amount of resultsgenerated by today's science and technology.


So You Want to Be a Librarian

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ISBN: 9781936117291
Release Date: 2010-02
Number of pages: 229
Author: Lauren Pressley
Publisher: Library Juice Press, LLC

Download and read online So You Want to Be a Librarian in PDF and EPUB "Provides information about librarianship as a career, including types of libraries, types of jobs within libraries, professional issues, and educational requirements"--Provided by publisher.


Philosophy of Library Classification

Filename: philosophy-of-library-classification.pdf
ISBN: 8170004713
Release Date: 2006-04-01
Number of pages: 134
Author: S. R. Ranganathan
Publisher: Ess Ess Publication

Download and read online Philosophy of Library Classification in PDF and EPUB "Works of Dr. Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan (S.R. Ranganathan) need no introduction. They are renowned not because they cover certain facet of library and information science, but because they have been written by the father of library science in india, Dr. Ranganathan. These library science classics have been reprinted to make Dr. Ranganathan's work available to the current generation of librarians and for those to come."


The Island of Lost Maps

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ISBN: 9780307766564
Release Date: 2010-10-06
Number of pages: 432
Author: Miles Harvey
Publisher: Broadway Books

Download and read online The Island of Lost Maps in PDF and EPUB The Island of Lost Maps tells the story of a curious crime spree: the theft of scores of valuable centuries-old maps from some of the most prominent research libraries in the United States and Canada. The perpetrator was Gilbert Joseph Bland, Jr., an enigmatic antiques dealer from South Florida, whose cross-country slash-and-dash operation had gone virtually undetected until he was caught in 1995–and was unmasked as the most prolific American map thief in history. As Miles Harvey unravels the mystery of Bland’s life, he maps out the world of cartography and cartographic crime, weaving together a fascinating story of exploration, craftsmanship, villainy, and the lure of the unknown. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Library and Information Center Management 8th Edition

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ISBN: 9781610693264
Release Date: 2012-11-27
Number of pages: 470
Author: Robert D. Stueart
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Download and read online Library and Information Center Management 8th Edition in PDF and EPUB This updated edition of the renowned library management textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the techniques needed to effectively manage a contemporary library or information center.


The Librarian s Skillbook

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ISBN: 0989513319
Release Date: 2013-09
Number of pages: 204
Author: Deborah Hunt
Publisher:

Download and read online The Librarian s Skillbook in PDF and EPUB Having the right skillset is essential for successful growth and advancement at every stage in your career. Regardless of your current level of experience and expertise, The Librarian's Skillbook, which reveals the 51 hottest, most sought after library/information skills in today's workplace, is your personal ticket to a new or enhanced career. Once you have selected the most important skills you need to advance your career, The Librarian's Skillbook unveils six surefire strategies for acquiring new skills or leveraging your existing skillset to obtain a promotion, find and procure your dream job or embark upon a whole new career. The Librarian's Skillbook also helps librarians, information professionals and other knowledge workers devise a customized plan to acquire the skills they need to move their careers to the next level and beyond. The skills presented in The Librarian's Skillbook are divided into six broad categories: Computer/Technical Skills Beyond Reference Skills Business and Management Skills Interpersonal Skills Attitude Skills Intangible Skills To help the reader follow through the process of developing new skills, The Librarian's Skillbook also includes a "Further Reading" section and a "Bibliography" which list additional resources where readers can learn more about each skill. The text also includes "This Skill in Action," presenting readers with a mini case study for most skills to help them visualize how that skill may be typically applied in the workplace. The Librarian's Skillbook is a road map for acquiring skills that make librarians and information professionals essential to their organizations. Readers may elect to pick and choose among the list of 51 skills to pursue those skills they deem most useful to advance their own careers. The Librarian's Skillbook is a must read for those students, librarians and information professionals who want to become more employable or improve their prospects for advancement.


Special Libraries

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ISBN: 1610692675
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 167
Author: James M. Matarazzo
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

Download and read online Special Libraries in PDF and EPUB Learn why special or corporate libraries must align with their parent organizations in order to survive in these difficult economic times—and how to foster and demonstrate this critical relationship.


Library Administration

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ISBN: 8170004969
Release Date: 2006-08
Number of pages: 678
Author: S. R. Ranganathan
Publisher: Ess Ess Publication

Download and read online Library Administration in PDF and EPUB Works of Dr. Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan (S.R. Ranganathan) need no introduction. They are renowned not because they cover certain facet of library and information science, but because they have been written by the father of library science in india, Dr. Ranganathan. These library science classics have been reprinted to make Dr. Ranganathan's work available to the current generation of librarians and for those to come. The book is a remarkable illustration of the application of systems analysis, study of work flow, and time and motion study to libraries. It also illustrates the need for the library manager and management to pay attention to the minutae of library work and at the same to have a holistic view of library's functions. It is only very appropriate that Ranganathan provides an extract from the 'Mother' (page 66-72) by the mystic Shri Aurobindo to support this holistic approach to library administration.