Imagine Your Library s Future

Imagine Your Library s Future
Author: Steve O’Connor,Peter Sidorko
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-09-25
ISBN 10: 1780630468
ISBN 13: 9781780630465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagine Your Library s Future Book Review:

In this information age it is widely recognised that, in order to maintain relevance and to gain a competitive edge, libraries and other organisations in the business of information must continuously assess their roles, collections, services and perhaps most importantly, their business practices. Scenarios are a way of predicting and describing a future three to five years away while strongly engaging one’s community in choosing the future which is preferable. The horizon in which assessments about future roles change is growing shorter and shorter. While it is almost clichéd to state that change is the only constant, differing scenarios of what libraries might be allow all of us to contemplate futures we might otherwise not allow. Drawing on extensive experience in libraries in different parts of the globe, the authors provide a rich analysis of planning, managing and implementing change in information organisations through scenario planning. Through extensive practical applications, both actual and theoretical, the authors provide a strong background understanding and direct the reader through a planning process that is both readily applicable and innovative for all information organisations, irrespective of their size or client base. Extensive exploration of what it means to ‘shape our futures’ rather than having our future shaped for us Valuable techniques for understanding futures and creating different scenarios Practical applications are illustrated through examples and real life experience

Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries

Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries
Author: Peter Hernon,Joseph R. Matthews
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0838911870
ISBN 13: 9780838911877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries Book Review:

Academic and public libraries are much different today than they were even 15 years ago. And with even bigger changes on the horizon, what lies in store? In this systematic attempt to speak to academic and public librarians about the future of library services, Hernon and Matthews invite a raft of contributors to step back and envision the type of future library that will generate excitement and enthusiasm among users and stakeholders. Anyone interested in the future of libraries, especially library managers, will be engaged and stimulated as the contributors *Examinw the current state of the library, summarizing exsting literature on the topic to sketch in historical background *Project into the future, using SWOT analysis, environmental scans, and other techniques to posit how library infrastructure (such as staff, collections, technology, and facilities) can adapt in the decades ahead *Construct potential scenarios that library leaders can use to forge paths for their own institutions The collection of knowledge and practical wisdom in this book will help academic and public libraries find ways to honor their missions while planning for the broader institutional changes already underway.

Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science
Author: Michael Bemis
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-03-03
ISBN 10: 0838996051
ISBN 13: 9780838996058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library and Information Science Book Review:

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.

Navigating and Managing an Academic Library

Navigating and Managing an Academic Library
Author: Judith Mavodza
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2022-03-07
ISBN 10: 3110740214
ISBN 13: 9783110740219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Navigating and Managing an Academic Library Book Review:

This book is unique in concisely addressing the impact of new and enhanced approaches to library service, encompassing topics such as Information Literacy skills acquisition, inclusive of non-Western environments, artificial intelligence in academic libraries, research data management, and confronting the concept of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) as mentioned by the Research Planning and Review Committee of ACRL (2020).

Sustainable Thinking

Sustainable Thinking
Author: Rebekkah Smith Aldrich
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2018-01-29
ISBN 10: 0838916953
ISBN 13: 9780838916957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Thinking Book Review:

This book will show you how to harness sustainable thinking to move forward with confidence into the unknown.

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management
Author: Peggy Johnson
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2014-03-21
ISBN 10: 083891960X
ISBN 13: 9780838919606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management Book Review:

In this sweeping revision of a text that has become an authoritative standard, expert instructor and librarian Peggy Johnson addresses the art of controlling and updating library collections, whether located locally or accessed remotely.

Imagine If

Imagine If
Author: Sir Ken Robinson, PhD,Kate Robinson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2022-03-01
ISBN 10: 0525505903
ISBN 13: 9780525505907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagine If Book Review:

A call to action that pulls together all of Sir Ken Robinson’s key messages and philosophies, and that challenges and empowers readers to re-imagine our world, and our systems, for the better. Sir Ken Robinson changed the lives of millions of people. The embodiment of the prestigious TED conference, his TED Talks are watched an average of 17,000 times a day--a figure that Chris Anderson, Head of TED, says is the equivalent of selling out the Millennium Dome every night for fifteen consecutive years. A New York Times bestselling author, Sir Ken’s books have been translated into twenty four languages. In his final years, Sir Ken was working on a book that would serve as his manifesto. This book was being written for both new and dedicated audiences alike as a coherent overview of the arguments that he dedicated his life to, and as a pivotal piece of literature for the education revolution he began. When Sir Ken received his cancer prognosis in August 2020 he asked his daughter and collaborator, Kate Robinson, to finish writing this manifesto and continue his work. At its core, Sir Ken’s work is a love letter to human potential--a celebration of what we as a species are capable of doing, and of being, if we create the right conditions. It is a rallying cry to revolutionize our systems of education, and the ways in which we run our businesses and structure our social systems, so that they bring out the best in each and every person. Sir Ken often observed that what separates us from the rest of life on Earth is our power of imagination: the ability to bring to mind things that are not present to our senses. It is imagination that allows us to create the world in which we live, rather than just exist in it. It also gives us the power to recreate it.

Transforming Young Adult Services

Transforming Young Adult Services
Author: Anthony Bernier
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-07-24
ISBN 10: 0838996515
ISBN 13: 9780838996515
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Young Adult Services Book Review:

In this provocative call to action that encourages LIS students, researchers, and practitioners to question some of the underlying assumptions of their discipline, Bernier initiates an open discussion about how YA professionals perceive young adults.

Management Basics for Information Professionals Third Edition

Management Basics for Information Professionals  Third Edition
Author: G. Edward Evans,Camila A. Alire
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1555709095
ISBN 13: 9781555709099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management Basics for Information Professionals Third Edition Book Review:

Reflecting the rapidly changing information services environment, the third edition of this bestselling title offers updates and a broader scope to make it an even more comprehensive introduction to library management. Addressing the basic skills good library managers must exercise throughout their careers, this edition includes a completely new chapter on management ethics. Evans and Alire also pay close attention to management in "new normal" straitened economic conditions and offer updates on technological topics like social media. Among the areas covered are The managerial environment, including organizational skill sets, the importance of a people-friendly organization, and legal issues Managerial skills such as planning, accountability, trust and delegation, decision making, principles of effective organizational communication, fostering change and innovation, quality control, and marketing Key points on leadership, team-building, and human resource management Budget, resource, and technology management Why ethics matter Tips for planning a library career, with a look at the work/life debate

The Future Library

The Future Library
Author: Peng Shepherd
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2021-08-18
ISBN 10: 1250828678
ISBN 13: 9781250828675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future Library Book Review:

More than a hundred years from now, an arborist fighting to save the last remaining forest on Earth discovers a secret about the trees—one that changes not only her life, but also the fate of our world. Inspired by the real-life “Future Library,” a long-term environmental and literary public art project currently underway in the Norwegian wilderness. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Trends Discovery and People in the Digital Age

Trends  Discovery  and People in the Digital Age
Author: Wendy Evans,David Baker
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2013-02-26
ISBN 10: 1780633890
ISBN 13: 9781780633893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trends Discovery and People in the Digital Age Book Review:

Digital information is a constantly developing field. The first title in the Chandos Digital Information Review series, Trends, Discovery, and People in the Digital Age, summarises and presents key themes, advances and trends in all aspects of digital information today, exploring the impact of developing technologies on the information world. This book emphasises important contemporary topics and future developments from a global perspective. Dynamic contents by leaders in the field respond to what is happening in the field of digital information literacy, and anticipate future developments. Topics include: the future of digital information provision; Enquire; cloud computing; building an information landscape; e-books and journals in a changing digital landscape; discovering resources; citizens and digital information; data-management; community usage patterns of scientific information; software citations; the future of data curation; JISC; Skills Portal; the future information professional; university library and information services; academic libraries and their future; and impediments to new library futures. Covers major aspects of contemporary digital information provision Provides practical advice Structured so that each chapter stands alone while contributing to a coherent overall text

Ethics Management in Libraries and Other Information Services

Ethics Management in Libraries and Other Information Services
Author: Margarita Pérez Pulido
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2017-09-28
ISBN 10: 0081018959
ISBN 13: 9780081018958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics Management in Libraries and Other Information Services Book Review:

Ethics Management in Libraries and Other Information Services presents professional ethics from a managerial point-of-view, explaining how to implement ethical management systems in libraries and information services and presenting the necessary tools needed to understand the practical application of a system of ethical management based on ISO 26000: 2010. The examples and selected case studies will be helpful to professionals, teachers and students who want to both explore and apply ethics now and in the future. Provides insights to help incorporate knowledge and the implementation of professional ethics into the context of the organization Presents a practical application of a system of ethical management based on ISO 26000: 2010 Includes examples and case studies to help professionals and students understand the practical application of ethics

Beyond Book Sales

Beyond Book Sales
Author: Susan Dowd
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 1555709125
ISBN 13: 9781555709129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Book Sales Book Review:

Like library users, library donors hail from all walks of life. Regardless of the scope or complexity of library fundraising, successful efforts are always about forging and strengthening relationships with the range of stakeholders throughout the community. Dowd and her team from Library Strategies, a consulting group of the Friends of St. Paul Public Library, share proven strategies that have brought in more than $1 million annually. Believing that private fundraising is a natural for libraries large and small, they start with 12 facts about library fundraising and focus on activities with the highest return. Tips and features include: The gift pyramid model for developing the culture of giving that leads to big gifts Overcoming fears of sponsorship and embracing cause-related marketing Pitching the appropriate charitable gift Confronting common fears of requesting major gifts The pros and cons of membership programs

The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization Volume 9

The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization  Volume 9
Author: Samuel D. Kassow,David G. Roskies
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 1088
Release: 2020-11-24
ISBN 10: 0300188536
ISBN 13: 9780300188530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization Volume 9 Book Review:

An exploration of global Jewish responses to the years 1939 to 1973, a time of unprecedented destruction, dislocation, agency, and creativity. The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization Volume 9 covers the years 1939 to 1973, a period that editors Kassow and Roskies call "one of the most tragic and dramatic in Jewish history." Organized geographically and then by genre, this book details Jewish cultural and intellectual resources throughout this era, particularly in political thought, literature, the visual and performing arts, and religion. This volume explores worldwide Jewish perceptions of momentous events that transpired in the mid-twentieth century and how Jews redefined themselves across regions throughout an era rife with tragedy, displacement, and dispersion. The breadth and depth of this work goes beyond any comparable collection, with detailed insights and sharp focus to accompany its breathtaking scope. A major, ten-volume anthology project more than a decade in the making, the Posen Library is an ideal reference tool for scholars, teachers, and students at all levels.

Imagine A Country

Imagine A Country
Author: Val McDermid,Jo Sharp
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-03-19
ISBN 10: 1838851704
ISBN 13: 9781838851705
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagine A Country Book Review:

The first step on the road to change is to imagine possibility. Imagine A Country offers visions of a new future from an astonishing array of Scottish voices, from comedians to economists, writers to musicians. Edited, curated and introduced by bestselling author Val McDermid and geographer Jo Sharp, it is a collection of ideas, dreams and ambitions, aiming to inspire change, hope and imagination. Featuring: ALI SMITH, PHILL JUPITUS, A.L. KENNEDY, ALAN CUMMING, KERRY HUDSON, GREG HEMPHILL, CAROL ANN DUFFY, CHRIS BROOKMYRE, ALISON WATT, ALASDAIR GRAY, LEILA ABOULELA, IAN RANKIN, SELINA HALES, SANJEEV KOHLI, JACKIE KAY, DAMIAN BARR, ELAINE C. SMITH, ABIR MUKHERJEE, ANNE GLOVER, ALAN BISSETT, LOUISE WELSH, JO CLIFFORD, RICKY ROSS, TRISHNA SINGH, CAMERON McNEISH, ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH, CARLA JENKINS, DON PATERSON, AND MANY MORE . . .

Papers and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Library Association Held at

Papers and Proceedings of the     Annual Meeting of the American Library Association Held at
Author: American Library Association. Meeting
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1885
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HNX33V
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Papers and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Library Association Held at Book Review:

Practical Strategies for Academic Library Managers Leading with Vision Through All Levels

Practical Strategies for Academic Library Managers  Leading with Vision Through All Levels
Author: Frances C. Wilkinson,Rebecca L. Lubas
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2015-11-10
ISBN 10: 1610698908
ISBN 13: 9781610698900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Strategies for Academic Library Managers Leading with Vision Through All Levels Book Review:

Looking for tips on how to work towards your overall vision while remaining productive on the frontlines? The book gives you fresh ideas for balancing your managerial duties with day-to-day responsibilities in the academic library. • Presents the first approach to managing, leading, and practicing simultaneously • Incorporates chapters written by 10 different experts from organizations across the country • Addresses the need for professionals with expanding management roles to engage higher administration • Includes a foreword written by a former ALA president

Transforming Our Image Building Our Brand

Transforming Our Image  Building Our Brand
Author: Valerie J. Gross
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1598847708
ISBN 13: 9781598847703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Our Image Building Our Brand Book Review:

This book describes a groundbreaking concept that enables public libraries—and librarians—to become indispensable by following a "Three Pillars" educational approach, and by replacing traditional terms with powerful, intuitive, value-enhanced terminology that everyone understands.

Recharge Your Library Programs with Pop Culture and Technology

Recharge Your Library Programs with Pop Culture and Technology
Author: Linda D. Behen
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN 10: 1610693701
ISBN 13: 9781610693707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recharge Your Library Programs with Pop Culture and Technology Book Review:

Learn how to integrate pop culture and technology into school library programs and classrooms, and make today's digital content, mobile devices, and students' changing interests work to the educator's advantage.

Information Services Today

Information Services Today
Author: Sandra Hirsh
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1538156717
ISBN 13: 9781538156711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Services Today Book Review:

This book demonstrates the ever-changing landscape of information services today and the need to re-evaluate curriculum, competency training, professional development, and lifelong learning in order to stay abreast of current trends and issues, and more significantly, remain competent to address the changing user needs of the information community.