A Practical Writing Guide for Academic Librarians

This book helps academic librarians who are new to the profession or new to a supervisory or management position, as well as those who want to be more productive and make the their writing for work go more smoothly.

Author: Anne Langley

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780630342

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

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Mastering the skills necessary for clear, effective writing can make writing tasks flow more easily. This book helps academic librarians who are new to the profession or new to a supervisory or management position, as well as those who want to be more productive and make the their writing for work go more smoothly. From progress reports to project plans, cover letters to case studies and book reviews to blogging, readers will find examples and how-tos for most of the types of writing they need to do in their academic library careers. Discusses the importance of style and audience Analyzes and guides the reader through the types of writing that academic librarians use in their everyday work Includes information on presenting data: specifically, tables, graphs and charts

Systems Librarianship

While new systems librarians can often feel overwhelmed and underprepared for their first professional position, this book will serve as a useful resource for navigating the ins and outs of this dynamic and challenging field.

Author: Brighid M. Gonzales

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538130759

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Systems Librarianship: A Practical Guide for Librarians offers new systems librarians and interested LIS students foundational knowledge about the field of systems librarianship as well as practical information and strategies for common projects like migrating a library system and technology planning. With up-to-date information based on a survey of 200 practicing systems librarians, the current professional literature, and on-the-job experience, this practical guide covers everything a new systems librarian should know in order to succeed in this field. The first half of the book covers background information about the systems librarian position, hiring trends and job searching tips, as well as essential knowledge on library systems like the ILS, content management systems, and emerging technology. The second half of the book provides how-to information for some of the most common and often daunting projects a new systems librarian might be expected to take on, including systems migration, website redesign, technology planning, and project management. Also included are where to find useful resources and support from the library community, such as pertinent listservs, professional associations, conferences, and journals, blogs, and other professional content. Finally, the book features informational interviews with over a dozen systems librarians working in a variety of library types across the professional spectrum, offering their experienced takes and advice on libraries, technology, and the profession. While new systems librarians can often feel overwhelmed and underprepared for their first professional position, this book will serve as a useful resource for navigating the ins and outs of this dynamic and challenging field.

Enhancing Library and Information Research Skills A Guide for Academic Librarians

Fink provides practical guidance on designing and implementing a survey study, explaining how to choose the proper survey ... It also includes discussions of mixed methods, choosing the most appropriate software, and how to write up and ...

Author: Lili Luo

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440841736

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 189

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Gain access to the latest and most savvy research techniques for academic librarians with this robust guidebook written by industry leaders involved in setting national standards for the Institute of Research Design for Librarianship. • Features the latest research practices of academic librarians–including current trends and patterns • Provides the resources, knowledge, and skills to successfully conduct research, improve professional practice, and enhance careers • Engages professionals in a sustained learning process to improve their research proficiency and impact • Includes practical information for preparing posters and presentations for conference presentations

Enhancing Library and Information Research Skills

This practitioner's guide arms librarians with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively conduct research to enhance professional practice and perform successful inquiries.

Author: Lili Luo

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1440841721

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Gain access to the latest and most savvy research techniques for academic librarians with this robust guidebook written by industry leaders involved in setting national standards for the Institute of Research Design for Librarianship. * Features the latest research practices of academic librarians–including current trends and patterns * Provides the resources, knowledge, and skills to successfully conduct research, improve professional practice, and enhance careers * Engages professionals in a sustained learning process to improve their research proficiency and impact * Includes practical information for preparing posters and presentations for conference presentations

Positioning the Academic Library within the University

So You Want to Do Anthropology in Your Library? or A Practical Guide to Ethnographic Research in Academic Libraries. The Erial Project. ... Writing in the Library: Some brief reflections on an evocative writing space . Medium.

Author: Leo Appleton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000352146

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

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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.

The Academic Teaching Librarian s Handbook

Other useful resources, for those of you who wish to take the first steps into writing for academic publication, are the highly readable book, How to Write and Get Published: a practical guide for librarians by Ivins and Pemberton ...

Author: Claire McGuinness

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781783304622

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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The Academic Teaching Librarian’s Handbook is a comprehensive resource for academic library professionals and LIS students looking to pursue a teaching role in their work and to develop this aspect of their professional lives in a holistic way throughout their careers. The book is built around the core ideas of reflective self-development and informed awareness of one’s personal professional landscape. Through engaging with a series of exercises and reflective pauses in each chapter, readers are encouraged to reflect on their professional identity, self-image, self-efficacy and progress as they consider each of the different aspects of the teaching role. This handbook will: - provide a comprehensive resource on teaching, professional development and reflective practice for academic teaching librarians at all stages of their careers - explore the current landscape of teaching librarianship in higher education, and highlight the important developments, issues and trends that are shaping current and future practice - examine the roles and responsibilities of the academic teaching librarian in the digital era - introduce the essential areas of development, skill and knowledge that will empower current and future professionals in the role - inspire prospective and current academic teaching librarians to adopt a broad conception of the role that goes beyond the basic idea of classroom-based teaching, and provide practical tools to engage in personal development and career planning in this area. The Academic Teaching Librarian’s Handbook is an indispensable reference, suitable for early career professionals at the start of their teaching journey, as well as mid- or late-career librarians who may have moved into leadership and managerial roles and who wish to advance their teaching role to the next level.

Successful Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

Implementing Web-Scale Discovery Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians by JoLinda Thompson Using iPhones and ... Librarians by Katherine Pennavaria Collection Evaluation in Academic Libraries: A Practical Guide for Librarians by ...

Author: Katie Fitzgerald

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442281684

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

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Successful Summer Reading Programs for All Ages: A Practical Guide for Librarians provides the tools necessary to put together successful summer reading programs for each of these different age groups. Key elements include: Sample program ideas for early childhood, school-age, teen, and adult readers to suit any summer reading theme Best practices for promoting summer reading to the community Troubleshooting for common difficulties associated with summer reading programs Tips and tricks for using software programs to manage registration and track readers’ progress Public librarians serving children, teens, and/or adults will find everything they need to put together a successful summer reading program in this comprehensive handbook.

Gamification

Digitization and Digital Archiving: A Practical Guide for Librarians by Elizabeth R. Leggett 8. ... Practical Guide for Librarians by Katherine Pennavaria Collection Evaluation in Academic Libraries: A Practical Guide for Librarians by ...

Author: Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442279148

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

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Games can seem to do the impossible: reach patrons and drive traffic to projects and services. But how can libraries use gamification and game elements to improve instruction and outreach, or to encourage the use of particular areas and services? In this guide, readers will learn about how to structure game activities in order to best reach their patrons. Chapters devoted to topics such as personalization, goal setting, working with partners, games in instruction, and assessment illustrate some of the many ways games can have an impact in libraries. Everything in this book is presented from a practical point of view – email templates, real-life examples, and scenarios are included. Games have a lot of potential for use in many different library services, and this book will help you decide how they might work best for you. From the first seeds of a project’s beginning to its eventual maturation, this book will help you develop, implement, and evaluate game-style projects at your library.

How to Write and Get Published

A Practical Guide for Librarians Tammy Ivins, Anne Pemberton ... 6 (Collecting Sources) provides practical advice for collecting secondary and primary resources for a writing project. ... “Publication Activity among Academic Librarians.

Author: Tammy Ivins

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538116869

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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This book will get librarians writing by dispelling the mythos surrounding “scholarly writing” by providing practical tools and advice. Though the authors have extensive experience as scholars, this book is written in a friendly, approachable, non-intimating manner.

Liaison Engagement Success

Electronic Resources Librarianship: A Practical Guide for Librarians by Holly Talbott and Ashley Zmau 53. ... How to Write and Get Published: A Practical Guide for Librarians by Tammy Ivins and Anne Pemberton 61.

Author: Ellen Hampton Filgo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538144640

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 158

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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.

Exhibits and Displays

The book is also an excellent textbook for LIS courses covering exhibition development and outreach.

Author: Carol Ng-He

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538144046

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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Exhibits and displays are booming and in demand at all types of libraries. From simple displays of books to full-scale museum-quality exhibitions, library exhibits can highlight collections that surprise visitors, tell stories, and engage audiences in innovative ways. Often, exhibits feature more than books—showcasing art, photographs, archival materials, multimedia elements, as well as hands-on activities. Stepping outside traditional walls, digital exhibits reach audiences beyond the circulation desk and pave another way for libraries to share information, promote resources, and even lead change in the community. Despite the growing interest, most library and information science (LIS) programs do not include exhibit development courses. It is not uncommon for librarians learn exhibit production on the job or through resources in the museum sector. Wearing many hats, librarians absorb exhibit work as part of community outreach initiatives, or take on exhibit duties as a general professional interest in the emerging field. Exhibits & Displays is a practical how-to guide that helps librarians unleash their library’s potential to engage and wow visitors. The guide explains how to kick-start and grow an exhibit program through expert advice, insights from professional literature, and winning case studies that cover exhibition development from conceptual planning through de-installation packing and evaluation. Exhibits & Display: A Practical Guide for Librarians covers: · Pre-planning · Curation and content development · Project management · Graphic design and writing for readability · Preservation and collection care · Legal considerations and loan registration · Installation/de-installation and maintenance tips · Hands-on interactives and digital exhibits · Educational programming · Marketing · Audience evaluation · Supplemental examples and case studies Librarians in academic, public, school, and special libraries will benefit from Exhibits & Displays: A Practical Guide for Librarians. The book is also an excellent textbook for LIS courses covering exhibition development and outreach.

Time and Project Management Strategies for Librarians

... Scholar (2005); Paul Silvia, author of How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing (2007); and Kerry Ann Rockquemore, coauthor of The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure—Without Losing Your Soul (2008).

Author: Carol Smallwood

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810890534

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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As budgets for libraries continue to shrink, the key challenge facing the 21st century librarian is finding how to do more with less. This book features more than thirty essays that provide valuable tips for the professional who must cope with increasing demands upon their resources. Librarians will get tips on how to identify the most important tasks for the library; eliminate non-essential functions and processes; increase reliance on volunteers, interns, and students; optimize daily routines; and more.

Working as a Data Librarian A Practical Guide

At academic libraries, prospective students on tours or wandering by will often be interested in learning what ... infographics and other visualizations, help with writing software code or designing data collection methods, etc.

Author: Eric O. Johnson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440864827

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 245

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Many librarians' job responsibilities increasingly require them to understand and handle data. Learn how to be an effective data librarian—even if you never expected to need data skills. • Acquaints readers with the fast-growing field of data librarianship • Teaches librarians the fundamental skills needed to be a data librarian • Offers best practices for data reference interviewing, finding data sources, data visualization, data literacy, the data lifecycle, metadata design, database design, understanding data management, and preparing data management plans • Helps librarians to support creativity and research and to run outreach programs

Designing Instruction for Library Users

This book discusses the principles of learning theory and instructional design, and provides the reader with the theoretical framework needed for design decision-making.

Author: Marilla Svinicki

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824778200

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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This book discusses the principles of learning theory and instructional design, and provides the reader with the theoretical framework needed for design decision-making. It is helpful for the academic librarian who has responsibility for teaching students library skills.

The Role of the Academic Librarian

Sellen, Betty-Carol (1985) Librarian/Author: A Practical Guide on How to Get Published. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers. ... Newlen, Robert R. (1998) Writing Résumés That Work: A How-to-do-it Manual for Librarians.

Author: Anne Langley

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780630601

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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This book covers the practical side of being an academic librarian – a role that has undergone a large degree of change in recent years. It outlines and describes the skills necessary to succeed in these large, and often complex, organisations. The book includes tools and techniques for an academic librarian for managing time, meetings, projects, publishing and research, communications (paper and electronic), the basics of supervision, and how to work in a large organisation. The impact of the growth of electronic formats on the role of the academic librarian are discussed in detail. Explains how, in practical terms, to stay organised, communicate successfully, network and navigate through an often politicised environment Applies business practices to the field of librarianship Shows how to use organisational behaviour techniques to manage yourself and your work

Open Access and its Practical Impact on the Work of Academic Librarians

devoted to library/university press collaborations. Writing in the issue, Furlough describes the situation thus: though there have been some shifts in stance and postures among libraries and publishers after ten years of advocacy and ...

Author: Laura Bowering Mullen

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780630229

Category: Education

Page: 254

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This book is aimed at the practicing academic librarian, especially those working on the ‘front lines’ of reference, instruction, collection development, and other capacities that involve dealing directly with library patrons in a time of changing scholarly communication paradigms. The book looks at open access from the perspective of a practicing academic librarian and challenges fellow librarians to continue the dialogue about how the movement might be affecting day-to-day library work and the future of academic libraries. Written by a practicing academic librarian with many years experience in reference, as well as in collection development and faculty liaison roles Written with the “front-line academic librarian in mind from a practical point of view Contains numerous references to refer the reader to many open access resources; includes extensive footnotes for further reading

Becoming Confident Teachers

A Guide for Academic Librarians Claire McGuinness. The purpose of this chapter is to suggest and elaborate a basic framework of knowledge, skills and reflective practice which every teaching librarian could acquire and which empowers ...

Author: Claire McGuinness

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780632711

Category: Education

Page: 246

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Becoming Confident Teachers examines the teaching role of information professionals at a time of transition and change in higher education. While instruction is now generally accepted as a core library function in the 21st century, librarians often lack sufficient training in pedagogy and instructional design; consequently finding their teaching responsibilities to be stressful and challenging. By exploring the requirements and responsibilities of the role, this book guides teaching librarians to a position where they feel confident that they have acquired the basic body of knowledge and procedures to handle any kind of instructional requests that come their way, and to be proactive in developing and promoting teaching and learning initiatives. In addition, this book suggests strategies and methods for self-development and fostering a “teacher identity, giving teaching librarians a greater sense of purpose and direction, and the ability to clearly communicate their role to non-library colleagues and within the public sphere. Specifically examines the causes of stress among teaching librarians, zeroing in on recognisable scenarios, which are known to ‘zap’ confidence and increase teacher anxiety among librarians An up-to-date and easily digestible take on the role and responsibilities of the teaching librarian Identifies the major trends that are transforming the teaching function within professional academic librarianship

Twentieth century Popular Culture in Museums and Libraries

The closest reference source the academic library community has at this writing is Books for College Libraries , a guide which seeks to identify a basic core collection of 40,000 titles . Now in its second edition , BCL purports to ...

Author: Fred E. H. Schroeder

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879721626

Category: Art

Page: 268

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Although libraries and museums for many centuries have taken the lead, under one rational or another, in recovering, storing, and displaying various kinds of culture of their periods, lately, as the gap between elite and popular culture has apparently widened, these repositories of artifacts of the present for the future have tended to drift more and more to what many people call the aesthetically pleasing elements of our culture. The essays in this book investigate the reasons for present-day neglect of popular culture materials and chart the various routes by which conscientious and insightful librarians and museum directors can correct this disastrous oversight.

A Practical Guide to Library of Congress Subject Headings

One could easily write a book about bias in LCSH and subject vocabularies generally,1 so I will not include a ... Wild dogs; Academic libraries; Sculpture, American; Science, Ancient Phrases with prepositions: Teachers of gifted ...

Author: Karen Snow

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538143018

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 182

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Here’s a resource that uses language non-catalogers can understand and provides hands-on, user-friendly training in LCSH. The book offers a brief history of LCSH, discusses basic principles of subject analysis, explains the key principles of LCSH, and details how to choose and apply LCSH subject headings and subheadings.