Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors

Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors
Author: Patrick Lo,Dickson Chiu,Allan Cho,Brad Allard
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2018-12-01
ISBN 10: 0081027478
ISBN 13: 9780081027479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors Book Review:

Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors: International Perspectives on Library Management presents a series of conversations with the directors of major academic and research libraries. The book offers insight, analysis, and personal anecdote from leaders in the library field, giving a unique perspective on how the modern library operates. Readers will learn about the most up-to-date trends and practices in the LIS profession from the directors of 24 internationally acclaimed academic and research libraries in Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, and the UK and USA. This is the first book focusing on leaders and managers of library institutions to offer a global outlook. Facing the need to respond to the expectations of changing populations that librarians strive to serve, this book aims to develop a new understanding of the core values of academic and research libraries, and asks how librarians can innovate, adapt, and flourish in a rapidly shifting professional landscape. Presents conversations with library leaders from 24 major institutions Offers a global perspective on the operation and management of libraries Discusses the director’s impact on institutional structures and future landscapes Gives insights based on first-hand experience

Proactive Marketing for the New and Experienced Library Director

Proactive Marketing for the New and Experienced Library Director
Author: Melissa U.D. Goldsmith,Anthony J. Fonseca
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2014-08-26
ISBN 10: 1780634684
ISBN 13: 9781780634685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proactive Marketing for the New and Experienced Library Director Book Review:

Academic libraries have continually looked for technological solutions to low circulation statistics, under-usage by students and faculty, and what is perceived as a crisis in relevance, seeing themselves in competition with Google and Wikipedia. Academic libraries, however, are as relevant as they have been historically, as their primary functions within their university missions have not changed, but merely evolved. Going beyond the Gate Count argues that the problem is not relevance, but marketing and articulation. This book offers theoretical reasoning and practical advice to directors on how to better market the function of the library within and beyond the home institution. The aim of this text is to help directors, and ultimately, their librarians and staff get students and faculty back into the library, as a result of better articulation of the library’s importance. The first chapter explores the promotion of academic libraries and their function as educational systems. The next two chapters focus on the importance of the role social media and virtual presence in the academic library, and engaging and encouraging students to use the library through a variety of methods, such as visually oriented special collections. Remaining chapters discuss collaboration and collegiality, formalized reporting and marketing. Offers clear, concise writing, with thoughtful discussions of the problems facing academic libraries Demonstrates comprehensive and thoughtful research that informs theoretical approaches to realistic outcomes that address these problems Provides helpful tables, illustrations, and photographs that evidence the collaborative nature of contemporary academic libraries Provides practical examples from actual experiences that can be adapted by readers

Critical Librarianship

Critical Librarianship
Author: Samantha Schmehl Hines,David Ketchum
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-08-17
ISBN 10: 1839094842
ISBN 13: 9781839094842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Librarianship Book Review:

This book offers a timely mix of thought-provoking chapters bringing together national and global studies on critical librarianship, and conveying the kind of research which current library managers and researchers need, mixing theory with a good dose of pragmatism.

Leading in the New Academic Library

Leading in the New Academic Library
Author: Becky Albitz,Christine Avery,Diane Zabel
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2017-05-31
ISBN 10: 144085114X
ISBN 13: 9781440851148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading in the New Academic Library Book Review:

Providing perspectives of practitioners who are early- and mid-career librarians as well as highly seasoned professionals, this book offers invaluable advice regarding leadership that will help academic librarians of all experience levels to surmount the confounding issues they face and to overcome new challenges. • Introduces academic librarians and students to key management issues and provides effective ways to address them • Demonstrates how qualities of leadership can be cultivated for career success • Provides up-to-date guidance on leadership skills as they apply in the academic library setting, skills which may not be covered in traditional textbooks for courses in library management and academic librarianship

Conversations with the World s Leading Orchestra and Opera Librarians

Conversations with the World s Leading Orchestra and Opera Librarians
Author: Patrick Lo
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 1442255439
ISBN 13: 9781442255432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with the World s Leading Orchestra and Opera Librarians Book Review:

This book is based on a series of informative interviews with a number of music librarians working for different leading symphony orchestras and opera companies throughout the world. In these interviews, librarians share with the readers what kind of professional skills, knowledge and personality that are required to supply music to the performers onstage, as well as information to these world-famous performing arts organizations. Interviewees also discuss in details about their professional lives, i.e., including their personal stories and working relationships with various legendary conductors and star soloists, e.g., Claudio Abbado, Simon Rattle, James Levine, Donald Runnicles, Bernard Haitink, Zubin Mehta, Sir Colin Davis, etc. Via the interviewees’ stories, one can also get a glimpse of the different inside operations and the unique management styles behind the backstage of these internationally renowned performing arts organizations. There are fourteen conversations including interviews with the Chief Librarian at the Metropolitan Opera and the Orchestra Librarians at the San Francisco Ballet, the Berlin Philharmonic, and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Leadership in Academic Libraries Today

Leadership in Academic Libraries Today
Author: Bradford Lee Eden,Jody Condit Fagan
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2014-03-14
ISBN 10: 1442232609
ISBN 13: 9781442232600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership in Academic Libraries Today Book Review:

This book connects leadership theories to academic libraries through case studies, analysis of survey results, and action research. By providing library examples of concepts such as transformational leadership, leadership frames, and other theories, the book breaks new ground in helping the profession develop a vision for its future leadership based on existing theory and current practice.

The Value of Academic Libraries

The Value of Academic Libraries
Author: Megan Oakleaf
Publsiher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0838985688
ISBN 13: 9780838985687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Value of Academic Libraries Book Review:

This report provides Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) leaders and the academic community with a clear view of the current state of the literature on value of libraries within an institutional context, suggestions for immediate "Next Steps" in the demonstration of academic library value, and a "Research Agenda" for articulating academic library value. Its focus is to help librarians understand, based on professional literature, the current answer to the question, "How does the library advance the missions of the institution?" This report is also of interest to higher educational professionals external to libraries, including senior leaders, administrators, faculty, and student affairs professionals.

Getting the Word Out

Getting the Word Out
Author: Maria Bonn,Mike Furlough,Association of College and Research Libraries,American Library Association
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2014-12
ISBN 10: 9780838986974
ISBN 13: 0838986978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Academic Library Impact

Academic Library Impact
Author: Lynn Silipigni Connaway,William Harvey (Software engineer),Vanessa Kitzie,Stephanie Mikitish
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9780838989760
ISBN 13: 0838989764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Academic Library Impact Book Review:

Best practices developed by the profession in capturing and emphasizing academic libraries' contributions to student learning, success, and experience.

Our Enduring Values

Our Enduring Values
Author: Michael Gorman
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2000-06
ISBN 10: 9780838907856
ISBN 13: 0838907857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Enduring Values Book Review:

Describes the principles of eight core values including stewardship, services, intellectual freedom, and literarcy and learning; and discusses how libraries can adapt them in order to thrive in the twenty-first century.

Collaborative Collection Development

Collaborative Collection Development
Author: James Burgett,Linda L. Phillips,John Haar
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2004-06-14
ISBN 10: 9780838908815
ISBN 13: 0838908810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collaborative Collection Development Book Review:

Collaborative collection development : past, present, future -- No one said it would be easy : barriers and benefits -- Fundamentals : the principles of CCD -- The state of the art : varieties of CCD practice -- Prerequisites : resources required to initiate and sustain CCD -- Stategy : creating the framework for an effective CCD partnership -- Governance : CCD documentation and legal agreements -- Investing in success : economics of CCD -- Outreach : promoting and publicizing CCD -- CCD's impact : assessment and evaluation -- Cultivation : sustaining CCD in the local library.

Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development
Author: Ann Ritchie,Clare Walker,Walker Clare
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9783598220340
ISBN 13: 3598220340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Continuing Professional Development Book Review:

Focuses on the topic of leadership in the library and information professions, providing an overview of institutes, programs and activities occurring around the world. This title provides insights to those interested in workforce planning strategies aimed at addressing shortages of library leaders.

The Complete Guide to RFPs for Libraries

The Complete Guide to RFPs for Libraries
Author: Frances C. Wilkinson,Sever Bordeianu
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2018-08-03
ISBN 10: 144085940X
ISBN 13: 9781440859403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Guide to RFPs for Libraries Book Review:

This comprehensive book covers the philosophy behind RFPs to prime readers to understand how to most effectively write them and provides instruction on navigating the submission process as it applies to multiple types of libraries. • Teaches readers how to acquire an appropriate product from a vendor at the lowest price • Provides practical examples of questions to use in various RFPs as well as lessons learned • Includes sample RFPs and evaluation materials • Incorporates perspectives of librarians and vendors with experience in various aspects of the RFP process

Library Association Record

Library Association Record
Author: Library Association
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1971
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105007411676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Association Record Book Review:

Proceedings of the 22d-33d annual conference of the Library Association in v. 1-12; proceedings of the 34th-44th, 47th-57th annual conference issued as a supplement to v. 13-23, new ser. v. 3-ser. 4, v. 1.

Quality and the Academic Library

Quality and the Academic Library
Author: Jeremy Atkinson
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-02-24
ISBN 10: 0081001347
ISBN 13: 9780081001349
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quality and the Academic Library Book Review:

Quality and the Academic Library: Reviewing, Assessing and Enhancing Service Provision provides an in-depth review and analysis of quality management and service quality in academic libraries. All aspects of quality are considered in the book, including quality assessment, quality review, and quality enhancement. An overview of quality management and service quality concepts, principles, and methods leads to a detailed consideration of how they have been applied in universities and their libraries. A case study approach is used with different perspectives provided from the different stakeholders involved in the quality processes. All contributors adopt a critical reflection approach, reflecting on the implications, impact, and significance of the activities undertaken and the conclusions that can be drawn for future developments. The book concludes with an overall reflection on quality management and service quality in academic libraries with a final analysis of priorities for the future. Presents a holistic view of the subject, looking at reviews of academic library services, quality assurance and assessment, quality enhancement, and service quality Provides perspectives from authors with different experiences and responsibilities, including those responsible for initiating and managing quality processes in higher education Includes case studies where the authors not only describe the quality processes used, but also seek to review and reflect on their success, limitations, and the impact of their work some time after the event Seeks to be current, comprehensive, and reflective by including the results of surveys/interviews from senior librarians on quality in academic libraries

The Network Reshapes the Library

The Network Reshapes the Library
Author: Lorcan Dempsey
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-08-18
ISBN 10: 0838919987
ISBN 13: 9780838919989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Network Reshapes the Library Book Review:

Since he began posting in 2003, Dempsey has used his blog to explore nearly every important facet of library technology, from the emergence of Web 2.0 as a concept to open source ILS tools and the push to web-scale library management systems.

Effective Difficult Conversations

Effective Difficult Conversations
Author: Catherine Soehner,Ann Darling
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016-11-11
ISBN 10: 0838915272
ISBN 13: 9780838915271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effective Difficult Conversations Book Review:

In an information landscape where change is the status quo, difficult conversations come with the territory. Being a library leader means knowing how to confidently steer these conversations so that they lead to productive results instead of hurt feelings, resentment, or worse. Employees in a library will also encounter conflict, especially during times of change. Using a step-by-step process, this book walks readers through learning the skills to have effective difficult conversations that hold themselves and others accountable. Practice activities throughout the book will help readers feel prepared beforehand. After reading this book, library directors, managers, administrators, and team leaders will feel empowered to proactively identify situations that require an intervention in order to avoid unnecessary complications or confrontations down the line;prepare for and initiate a difficult conversation, balancing a clear message with compassion to successfully manage change or handle personnel issues;diffuse volatile emotions by maintaining a calm, measured approach; andfollow up a difficult conversation in writing, keeping the lines of communication open to ensure a way forward.Illustrated with real-world examples of both successful and unsuccessful difficult conversations, this book will serve as an important leadership tool for handling change and conflicts in the library workplace.

Broken Pieces

Broken Pieces
Author: Michael Gorman
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2011-06-08
ISBN 10: 0838911048
ISBN 13: 9780838911044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Broken Pieces Book Review:

From his earliest reading memories in wartime Britain through five decades of librarianship, eminent librarian and former ALA President Michael Gorman offers insights from his extraordinary career in this new memoir. Gorman relates his personal and professional journey in prose that is by turns charming, opinioned, and revealing. He made perhaps his most significant contribution to librarianship as editor of the 1978 Anglo- American Cataloguing Rules, a major development that receives detailed attention here. The debates and arguments that would shape professional practice for years to come are dramatically presented, with a vivid cast of characters including leading librarians from two continents. Broken Pieces, Gorman’s account of being on the front lines of many of the most important decisions made in librarianship during his career, is a timely and entertaining read.

Creating Leaders

Creating Leaders
Author: Irene M. H. Herold
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN 10: 9780838987636
ISBN 13: 083898763X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Leaders Book Review:

In the past 30 years, the field of librarianship has increasingly recognized the importance of targeted programs for leadership development. The first of these were designed and offered by the Association of Research Libraries and evolved from their Management Skills Institutes. This book describes 18 programs that have been created to fulfill not only a need but also a growing demand for formal education and training programs. The chapters in this book discuss within a common framework the major programs that already exist. It also accomplishes another more important purpose: It effectively illuminates what needs to be done to ensure we will have the leaders needed for future success and sustainability.

Library as Place

Library as Place
Author: Geoffrey T. Freeman,Council on Library and Information Resources
Publsiher: Council on Library Resources
Total Pages: 81
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105063719574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library as Place Book Review:

What is the role of a library when users can obtain information from any location? And what does this role change mean for the creation and design of library space? Six authors an architect, four librarians, and a professor of art history and classics explore these questions this report. The authors challenge the reader to think about new potential for the place we call the library and underscore the growing importance of the library as a place for teaching, learning, and research in the digital age.