Civic Librarianship

Author: Ronald B. McCabe
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810839059
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

After decades of cultural warfare and political gridlock, the U.S. is beginning to find its balance thanks to a major cultural shift toward strengthening communities and other endangered social structures. Civic Librarianship explores the ideas of this new community movement and shows how they can transform public libraries by offering a renewed sense of purpose and powerful new strategies for development.

Libraries Beyond Their Institutions

Author: Rita Pellen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317954873
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Discover collaborative possibilities for your library beyond mere memberships in bibliographic utilities Libraries Beyond Their Institutions: Partnerships That Work illustrates the remarkable range of cooperative activities in which libraries are engaged in order to provide the best possible service. Increasingly, librarians recognize the need to link their institutions to the world around them as part of their obligation to enhance the integration of digital information, not only for students in academic settings, but also throughout all levels of society. An excellent companion and complement to Libraries Within Their Institutions: Creative Collaborations (Haworth) from the same editors, this unique book examines the variety of ways librarians work with community organizations, government agencies, professional organizations, minority communities, and city governments in their efforts to serve not just students in academic settings, but all of society. Libraries Beyond Their Institutions: Partnerships That Work reflects the growing understanding of the key role played by libraries in the development of civil society. This unique book examines the variety of possibilities for collaborations outside institutions, including the ways librarians function in a variety of other campus settings, such as writing centers, teaching excellence centers, and academic departments in support of teaching, learning, and research; partnerships with graduate school, and information resources management to preserve theses and dissertations electronically; promoting civic partnerships; initiating a campus-wide information literacy resource; and partnering with government agencies to form a data literacy program. Libraries Beyond Their Institutions: Partnerships That Work provides practical information on: collaborative training programs to develop baseline competencies in academic libraries to support data services the Chicano/Latino Network and the Community Digital Initiative developing an international presence through digital resource sharing successful models of statewide library consortia technology-based partnerships promoting K-20 information literacy collaborations between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and patent and trademark depository libraries (PTDL) the development of AgEcon Search, an alternative method of delivering research results Libraries Beyond Their Institutions: Partnerships That Work is an invaluable resource for librarians working in academic, school, special, and public settings, and for library science faculty and students.

Libraries Democracy

Author: Nancy C. Kranich
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 083890808X
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Education

From Librarian of Congress, James Billington, to founding director of the Center for the Book, John Cole, the leading-edge information specialists of the day share their insights on the role libraries play in advancing democracy. As issues such as filtering and copyright protection take center stage in libraries everywhere, librarians, advocates, and policymakers alike can find answers to tough questions in this thorough examination of a complex and critical subject.


Author: F. S. Michaels
Publisher: Red Clover Press
ISBN: 9780986853814
Release Date: 2011-04-25
Genre: Civilization

Winner of the 2011 George Orwell Award. One of The Atlantic's top psychology books of 2011. As human beings, we've always told stories: stories about who we are, where we come from, and where we're going. Now imagine that one of those stories is taking over the others, narrowing our diversity and creating a monoculture. Because of the rise of the economic story, six areas of your world - your work, your relationships with others and the environment, your community, your physical and spiritual health, your education, and your creativity - are changing, or have already changed, in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. And because how you think shapes how you act, the monoculture isn't just changing your mind - it's changing your life. In Monoculture, F.S. Michaels draws on extensive research and makes surprising connections among disciplines to take a big-picture look at how one story is changing everything. Her research and writing have been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Killam Trusts, and regional and municipal arts councils. Michaels has an MBA, and lives and writes in British Columbia.

Public Libraries and Resilient Cities

Author: Michael Q. Dudley
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838911365
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Architecture

Public libraries are keystone public institutions for any thriving community, and as such can be leaders in making cities better places to work, play, and live. Here, Dudley shows how public libraries can contribute to 'placemaking', or the creation and nurturing of vital and unique communities for their residents.

Library Journal

ISBN: UOM:39015082964654
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Libraries

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Renewing Professional Librarianship

Author: William A. Crowley
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 1591585546
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Looks at the consequences of devaluing academic, public, and school librarians and how professional librarianship must be safeguarded and commited to provide lifelong learning.

The Family centered Library Handbook

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub
ISBN: 1555705413
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Education

Provides information on offering library services for families with young children.

The ethics of librarianship

Author: Robert W. Vaagan
Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co
ISBN: 3598218311
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

Introduction by Alex Byrne, Chairman of the IFLA/FAIFE This brings together papers on professional ethics for library and information services from 17 countries -- from Argentina to Uganda -- approaching professional concerns and responses to their ethical dimensions from a number of different angles. Library associations have considered ethical issues such as freedom of speech, for some time. The first formal code of ethics was the American Library Association's "Code of Ethics for Librarians" from 1938. The current debate emphasises subjects such as, the effects of globalisation and the developing information society; the digital gap between those with free access to information and those who have either limited access or even no access at all; censorship; copyright; and the use of electronic filters. Above all the strict anti-terror legislation introduced in many countries following 11th September 2001, has raised questions concerning freedom of opinion and expression, and the right to access information.

The Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics

Author: Kenneth E. Himma
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN: 0471799599
Release Date: 2008-05-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This handbook provides an accessible overview of the most important issues in information and computer ethics. It covers: foundational issues and methodological frameworks; theoretical issues affecting property, privacy, anonymity, and security; professional issues and the information-related professions; responsibility issues and risk assessment; regulatory issues and challenges; access and equity issues. Each chapter explains and evaluates the central positions and arguments on the respective issues, and ends with a bibliography that identifies the most important supplements available on the topic.

The Bowker Annual

Author: Information Today, Incorporated
Publisher: Rr Bowker Llc
ISBN: 1573871931
Release Date: 2004-05-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

As an on-the-job answer book, a statistical information resource, a planning and research guide, and a directory and calendar, The Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac 2004 delivers the hard-to-find industry news and information you need. This acclaimed must-have resource provides the following: Expert reviews of the key trends, events, and developments that will influence your work in 2004 and the years to come Clear explanations of new legislation and changes in funding programs-and how this will affect libraries Definitive statistics on book prices, numbers of books published, library expenditures, average salaries, and other budget-crunching assistance A full calendar of events, key organizations, names and numbers of important individuals (including e-mail addresses and fax numbers), and much more This fully updated reference tool makes it easy to stay on top of the developments that affect libraries, booksellers, and publishers alike-and to find fast answers to the countless on-the-job questions you encounter.