New Roles for Research Librarians

New Roles for Research Librarians
Author: Hilde Daland,Kari-Mette Walmann Hidle
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2016-05-20
ISBN 10: 0081005776
ISBN 13: 9780081005774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Roles for Research Librarians Book Review:

New Roles for Research Librarians: Meeting the Expectations for Research Support presents strategies librarians can use to adapt to the new conditions and growing expectations that are emerging from students and researchers. Even if they have never completed a PhD, or even been engaged in independent research themselves, this book will provide a new roadmap on how to deal with the new work environment. The book provides different approaches that include the library in the research process, an area that is often neglected by researchers during their planning and strategic work on research projects. Users will find content that offers tactics on how to create a new dialogue between the librarian and the postgraduate student, along with comprehensive discussions on different starting points, and how communication and collaboration can help reach the best of both worlds. Explores the new roles available for research librarians and how they can be integral parts of research Provides a new roadmap on how to deal with the new work environment that now exists between librarians and researchers Discusses the development and systemizing of research support services and strategies Offers insights into the collaboration between the librarian and PhD-candidates

Exploring New Roles for Librarians

Exploring New Roles for Librarians
Author: Lisa Federer
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 37
Release: 2022-05-31
ISBN 10: 3031020375
ISBN 13: 9783031020377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring New Roles for Librarians Book Review:

Librarians have been providing support to researchers for many years, typically with a focus on responding to researchers’ needs for access to the existing literature. However, librarians’ skills and expertise make them uniquely suited to provide a wide range of assistance to researchers across the entire research process, from conception of the research question to archiving of collected data at the project’s conclusion. In response to increasingly stringent demands on researchers to share their data, and as computationally intensive and primarily data-driven scientific methods begin to take the place of traditional lab-based research, the “research informationist” has emerged as a new information profession. With a background in library and information sciences, as well as expertise in best practices for data management, grant funder policies, and informatics tools, the research informationist is capable of implementing a full suite of research support services. This book will discuss how the research informationist role has developed out of the previously established clinical informationist model and how it expands on the model of embedded librarianship. The book will also examine core competencies for the successful research informationist and the training and preparation necessary for students in library and information sciences programs, as well as currently practicing librarians. Finally, this book will consider how research informationists can form collaborative partnerships with research teams and build their services outside the walls of the library, citing practical examples of the types of support research informationists can offer.

Partnerships and New Roles in the 21st Century Academic Library

Partnerships and New Roles in the 21st Century Academic Library
Author: Bradford Lee Eden
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2015-09-18
ISBN 10: 1442255412
ISBN 13: 9781442255418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Partnerships and New Roles in the 21st Century Academic Library Book Review:

The fifth volume in this series focuses on partnerships and new roles for libraries in the 21st century. It includes such topics as consulting, coaching, and assessment partnerships, university commercialization, adult student support, librarian-faculty partnerships, creating and staffing the information commons, MOOCs, embedding librarians, and digital badging,

Handbook of Research on the Role of Libraries Archives and Museums in Achieving Civic Engagement and Social Justice in Smart Cities

Handbook of Research on the Role of Libraries  Archives  and Museums in Achieving Civic Engagement and Social Justice in Smart Cities
Author: Taher, Mohamed
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 565
Release: 2021-11-12
ISBN 10: 1799883655
ISBN 13: 9781799883654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on the Role of Libraries Archives and Museums in Achieving Civic Engagement and Social Justice in Smart Cities Book Review:

In achieving civic engagement and social justice in smart cities, literacy programs are offered in the society by three essential information service providers: libraries, archives, and museums. Although the library and museum services are documented in literature, there is little evidence of community-led library or museum services that make a full circle in understanding community-library, community-archive, and community-museum relationships. The Handbook of Research on the Role of Libraries, Archives, and Museums in Achieving Civic Engagement and Social Justice in Smart Cities examines the application of tools and techniques in library and museum literacy in achieving civic engagement and social justice. It also introduces a new outlook in the services of libraries and museums. Covering topics such as countering fake news, human rights literacies, and outreach activities, this book is essential for community-based organizations, librarians, museum administrations, education leaders, information professionals, smart city design planners, digital tool developers, policymakers engaged in diversity, researchers, and academicians.

Managing Research Data

Managing Research Data
Author: Graham Pryor
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-01-20
ISBN 10: 1856047563
ISBN 13: 9781856047562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Research Data Book Review:

This title defines what is required to achieve a culture of effective data management offering advice on the skills required, legal and contractual obligations, strategies and management plans and the data management infrastructure of specialists and services. Data management has become an essential requirement for information professionals over the last decade, particularly for those supporting the higher education research community, as more and more digital information is created and stored. As budgets shrink and funders of research demand evidence of value for money and demonstrable benefits for society, there is increasing pressure to provide plans for the sustainable management of data. Ensuring that important data remains discoverable, accessible and intelligible and is shared as part of a larger web of knowledge will mean that research has a life beyond its initial purpose and can offer real utility to the wider community. This edited collection, bringing together leading figures in the field from the UK and around the world, provides an introduction to all the key data issues facing the HE and information management communities. Each chapter covers a critical element of data management: • Why manage research data? • The lifecycle of data management • Research data policies: principles, requirements and trends • Sustainable research data • Data management plans and planning • Roles and responsibilities – libraries, librarians and data • Research data management: opportunities and challenges for HEIs • The national data centres • Contrasting national research data strategies: Australia and the USA • Emerging infrastructure and services for research data management and curation in the UK and Europe Readership: This is essential reading for librarians and information professionals working in the higher education sector, the research community, policy makers and university managers. It will also be a useful introduction for students taking courses in information management, archivists and national library services.

Leading Change in Academic Libraries

Leading Change in Academic Libraries
Author: Catherine Cardwell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9780838947692
ISBN 13: 0838947697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading Change in Academic Libraries Book Review:

"Institutions of higher education and academic libraries are not the traditional organizations they once were. They are subject to a variety of forces, including shifting and changing populations, technological changes, public demands for affordability and accountability, and changing approaches to research and learning. Academic libraries can no longer establish their excellence and ground their missions, visions, and strategic directions using the old means and methods. Leading Change in Academic Libraries is a collection of 20 change stories authored by academic librarians from different types of four-year institutions. Librarians tell the story firsthand of how they managed major change in processes, functions, services, programs, or overall organizations using John Kotter's Eight-Stage Process of Creating Major Change as a framework for examining change at their institutions, measuring their successes and areas for improvement, and determining progress. In five sections--strategic planning, reorganization, culture change, new roles, and technological change--chapters discuss tackling common challenges such as fear, anxiety, change fatigue, complacency, unexpected changes of leadership, vacancies, and resistance; look at the results of their tactics; and provide effective practices they found. Each section ends with a thorough analysis of the stories within and the most effective tips for leading that kind of change. Leading Change in Academic Libraries can help you establish flexible, nimble, and collaborative decision-making processes, and facilitate the transition from legacy collections-based libraries to forward-looking service-based libraries"--from the ALA website.

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: 1928374650XXX
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.

Positioning the Academic Library within the University

Positioning the Academic Library within the University
Author: Leo Appleton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2021-05-14
ISBN 10: 1000352145
ISBN 13: 9781000352146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positioning the Academic Library within the University Book Review:

Academic libraries are facing uncertain times. The international higher education environment is very volatile and academic libraries and librarians can play a major role in helping to strategically position their parent institution within it. In doing so, there needs to be clarity as to what the position of the academic library is with regard to the role and function it has within the university and how library leadership can have pan-institutional influence and impact. There are several ways in which the academic library can position itself and this collection demonstrates many of these. Strategic alignment with the university and its mission is a fundamental part of successful positioning, as is being flexible, adaptable and responsive to changing needs, requirements and expectations. Developments in research support and scholarly communications, as well as super-convergences with other academic support departments, are examples of such responsiveness. These topics along with other emerging themes, such as library functions and institutional partnerships and collaborations, are all discussed in the book and provide the reader with a rich variety of reflections and case studies on how academic libraries, from across the globe, have addressed their position within their institution. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal New Review of Academic Librarianship.

Cases on Research Support Services in Academic Libraries

Cases on Research Support Services in Academic Libraries
Author: Fernández-Marcial, Viviana,González-Solar, Llarina
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2020-08-28
ISBN 10: 1799845478
ISBN 13: 9781799845478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cases on Research Support Services in Academic Libraries Book Review:

Academic libraries have traditionally had two key functions, to support teaching and to support research. In an evolving and competitive university environment, along with the emergence of various technologies and substantial changes in scientific communication, university management has reached a turning point. Academic libraries are facing a paradigm shift in the role they need to play to achieve the research objectives of universities. Research support services in academic libraries have evolved as a response to these changes. They are heterogeneous, adapt to their university culture, adopt different points of view, take different approaches in their organizational structures, and include a diverse catalog of activities. Having an overview of different experiences will allow libraries to adopt best practices, redefine services, and even establish new management and collaboration models. Cases on Research Support Services in Academic Libraries is a critical scholarly resource that uses case studies to systematize the experiences of research support services in academic libraries for the support of higher education faculty. The cases focus on such items as the role of technology and its impact as well as how these services help to improve the excellence of universities. Featuring a wide range of topics such as library services, data management, and open science, this book is ideal for librarians, academicians, professionals, researchers, and students.

Continuing Professional Development Preparing for New Roles in Libraries A Voyage of Discovery

Continuing Professional Development   Preparing for New Roles in Libraries  A Voyage of Discovery
Author: Paul Genoni,Graham Walton
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2006-05-02
ISBN 10: 3598440162
ISBN 13: 9783598440168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Continuing Professional Development Preparing for New Roles in Libraries A Voyage of Discovery Book Review:

Librarians and information workers the world over are faced with the constant challenge of remaining abreast of developments in their field. Rapid changes in technology and workplace roles threaten to make their skills obsolete unless they undertake constant professional development. This international collection presents a comprehensive overview of current continuing professional development theory and practice for those who manage and work in library and information services. Papers by academics and practitioners describe numerous innovative responses to emerging continuing education and training needs, including workplace learning; individual learning and learning organisations.

Librarians and Instructional Designers

Librarians and Instructional Designers
Author: Joe Eshleman,Richard Moniz,Karen Mann,Kristen Eshleman
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2016-07-29
ISBN 10: 0838914780
ISBN 13: 9780838914786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Librarians and Instructional Designers Book Review:

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.

Research 2 0 and the Future of Information Literacy

Research 2 0 and the Future of Information Literacy
Author: Tibor Koltay,Sonja Spiranec,Laszlo Z Karvalics
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2016-01-22
ISBN 10: 0081000898
ISBN 13: 9780081000892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research 2 0 and the Future of Information Literacy Book Review:

Research 2.0 and the Future of Information Literacy examines possible congruencies between information literacy and Research 2.0, because the work of today’s researcher mobilizes a number of literacies. From among the various types of relevant literacies, at least three types of literacies can be mentioned in this relation: information literacy, scientific literacy and academic literacy. This book addresses these literacies in the light of the changing research landscape. Broad contexts of the researcher’s abilities, as adaptive and innovative thinking, problem solving skills, self-management and design mindset are also examined. Computational thinking and the computational paradigm in a number of fields of research are taken into consideration, as well. Researchers differ to non-researchers when populating social media, which means that these two different groups require different literacies. The relationship between information literacy and information is approached in a new way. Among the multitude of issues, we introduce a new interface between information literacy and Research 2.0. It encompasses the issues of research data management and data literacy, which represent also a challenge both for the academic library and for the communities of researchers. Similarly, the questions of new metrics of scientific output are addressed in the book. Summarizes the most important and up-to date approaches towards Research 2.0, including researchers’ skills and abilities, the data-intensive paradigm of scientific research, open science, not forgetting about factors that inhibit a wider uptake of Research 2.0 Discusses the nature of information literacy in the light of its definitions, declarations and related frameworks and by outlining the new literacies context, reading and writing, the cultural context, and the turns of library and information science Numerous literacies, other than information literacy, its relationship to information overload and personal information management are also subject of the book Theoretical and practical perspectives are given to enable the understanding of the transformations of information literacy and its relationship to Research 2.0

Liaison Engagement Success

Liaison Engagement Success
Author: Ellen Hampton Filgo,Sha Towers
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN 10: 1538144646
ISBN 13: 9781538144640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liaison Engagement Success Book Review:

This book prepares academic liaison librarians for successful engagement whether they are new to the profession, new to liaison librarianship, or part of a transitioning organization.

Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society

Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society
Author: Barbara Dewey
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN 10: 1780630387
ISBN 13: 9781780630380
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society Book Review:

Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society explores critical aspects of research library transformation needed for successful transition into the 21st century multicultural environment. The book is written by leaders in the field who have real world experience with transformational change and thought-provoking ideas for the future of research libraries, academic librarianship, research collections, and the changing nature of global scholarship within a higher education context. Authors are leaders in the research libraries field from a variety of countries Thought provoking chapters will help guide research library transformation globally Contains a diversity of thinking on research librarianship in the 21st century

Media and Information Literacy in Higher Education

Media and Information Literacy in Higher Education
Author: Dianne Oberg,Siri Ingvaldsen
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2016-11-18
ISBN 10: 0081006314
ISBN 13: 9780081006313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Media and Information Literacy in Higher Education Book Review:

Media and Information Literacy in Higher Education: Educating the Educators is written for librarians and educators working in universities and university colleges, providing them with the information they need to teach media and information literacy to students at levels ranging from bachelor to doctoral studies. In order to do so, they need to be familiar with students’ strengths and weaknesses regarding MIL. This book investigates what university and college students need to know about searching for, and evaluating, information, and how teaching and learning can be planned and carried out to improve MIL skills. The discussions focus on the use of process-based inquiry approaches for developing media and information literacy competence, involving students in active learning and open-ended investigations and emphasizing their personal learning process. It embraces face-to-face teaching, and newer forms of online education. Examines the intersecting roles of academic librarians, teacher educators, and library educators in preparing library students and teacher education students to use the library Brings new perspectives from both teacher educator and library educator, and draws connections between higher and secondary education (K12) Draws on a number of competences, skills, knowledge, experiences, and reflections from a variety of perspectives, and focuses on libraries as efficient tools in all kinds of education and learning activities Written by an international group of authors with firsthand experience of teaching MIL Looks at how libraries can contribute to the promotion of civic literacy within higher education institutions and in society more widely

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management Fourth Edition

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management  Fourth Edition
Author: Peggy Johnson
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2018-07-23
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management Fourth Edition Book Review:

Technical Services Quarterly declared that the third edition “must now be considered the essential textbook for collection development and management … the first place to go for reliable and informative advice." For the fourth edition expert instructor and librarian Johnson has revised and freshened this resource to ensure its timeliness and continued excellence. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues. Thorough consideration is given to traditional management topics such as organization of the collection, weeding, staffing, and policymaking;cooperative collection development and management;licenses, negotiation, contracts, maintaining productive relationships with vendors and publishers, and other important purchasing and budgeting topics;important issues such as the ways that changes in information delivery and access technologies continue to reshape the discipline, the evolving needs and expectations of library users, and new roles for subject specialists, all illustrated using updated examples and data; andmarketing, liaison activities, and outreach. As a comprehensive introduction for LIS students, a primer for experienced librarians with new collection development and management responsibilities, and a handy reference resource for practitioners as they go about their day-to-day work, the value and usefulness of this book remain unequaled.

An Overview of the Roles and Benefits of Libraries

An Overview of the Roles and Benefits of Libraries
Author: Nkhangweni Patricia Mahwasane
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2019-03-08
ISBN 10: 1527530914
ISBN 13: 9781527530911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Overview of the Roles and Benefits of Libraries Book Review:

Globally, libraries are the backbones of the institutions in which they exist, irrespective of whether they are in a developed country or a developing country. Ideally, no school should operate without one. Different types of libraries provide various kinds of information to a range of people. This collection of articles will attract the attention of education authorities, education policy makers, subject teachers, teacher librarians, academics, students, and parents. Young adults can also obtain information here concerning career or vocational guidance. This book promotes the use of libraries in students’ learning and quality of education.

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management
Author: Peggy Johnson
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2018-01-16
ISBN 10: 0838916899
ISBN 13: 9780838916896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management Book Review:

As a comprehensive introduction for LIS students, a primer for experienced librarians with new collection development and management responsibilities, and a handy reference resource for practitioners as they go about their day-to-day work, the value and usefulness of this book remain unequaled.

Social Media Strategies for Dynamic Library Service Development

Social Media Strategies for Dynamic Library Service Development
Author: Tella, Adeyinka
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2014-12-31
ISBN 10: 1466674164
ISBN 13: 9781466674165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Media Strategies for Dynamic Library Service Development Book Review:

As social technologies continue to evolve, it is apparent that librarians and their clientele would benefit through participation in the digital social world. While there are benefits to implementing these technologies, many libraries also face challenges in the integration and usage of social media. Social Media Strategies for Dynamic Library Service Development discusses the integration of digital social networking into library practices. Highlighting the advantages and challenges faced by libraries in the application of social media, this publication is a critical reference source for professionals and researchers working within the fields of library and information science, as well as practitioners and executives interested in the utilization of social technologies in relation to knowledge management and organizational development.

Diffuse Libraries

Diffuse Libraries
Author: Wendy Pradt Lougee
Publsiher: Council on Library & Information Resources
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000115880910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diffuse Libraries Book Review:

Research libraries are taking on a range of new roles in the digital age as they become more deeply engaged in the creation and dissemination of knowledge. While some of these roles are extensions of traditional library activity, others are large new. This book explores some of these emerging functions, and includes several examples of how more libraries and library organizations are forging new services in areas of collection development, information access, and user services. The book also touches briefly on the continued importance of library as place, and it suggests where new roles might emerge. The book is divided into three main sections. The first, The Evolution of Library Roles discusses three phases: (1) The Growth of Distributed Technologies; (2) The Development of Open Paradigms and Models; and (3) The Emergence of the Library as a Diffuse Agent. The second section, Library Roles in a Digital Age, discusses collection development, information access, user services, and the library as place. The third section, Realizing Diffuse Roles for Libraries, deals with tangible and intangible investments. (Contains 39 references.) (AEF).