The 21st Century Academic Library

The 21st Century Academic Library

This book gathers information on organizational patterns of large academic libraries in the US and Europe, providing data that could motivate libraries to adopt innovative organizational structures or assess the effectiveness of their ...

Author: Mary K. Bolin

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9780081018675

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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The 21st Century Academic Library: Global Patterns of Organization and Discourse discusses the organization of academic libraries, drawing on detailed research and data. The organization of the library follows the path of a print book or journal: acquisitions, cataloguing, circulation, reference, instruction, preservation and general administration. Most libraries still have public services and technical services, and are still very print-based in their organization, while their collections and services are increasingly electronic and virtual. This book gathers information on organizational patterns of large academic libraries in the US and Europe, providing data that could motivate libraries to adopt innovative organizational structures or assess the effectiveness of their current organizational patterns. Contributes to the literature on the globalization of information and of library and information science Analyzes and presents data in a way that allows librarians and library administrators to consider what organizational patterns are the most effective for the goals they are pursuing Includes emerging patterns that are not widely seen in the academic library population
Categories: Social Science

Leading the 21st Century Academic Library

Leading the 21st Century Academic Library

Leading the 21st Century Academic Library: Successful Strategies for Envisioning and Realizing Preferred Futures will explore the new roles and directions academic libraries are taking in the 21st century as a consequence of visionary ...

Author: Bradford Lee Eden

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442245778

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

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Leading the 21st Century Academic Library: Successful Strategies for Envisioning and Realizing Preferred Futures will explore the new roles and directions academic libraries are taking in the 21st century as a consequence of visionary leadership in exploring diverse futures.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Enhancing Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century Academic Library

Enhancing Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century Academic Library

Enhancing Teaching and Learning in the 21st-Century Academic Library: Successful Innovations That Make a Difference explores the initiatives in student learning and training that are underway in our academic libraries and demonstrates that ...

Author: Bradford Lee Eden

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442247048

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

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The rate of change in the academic library, a presence for decades, has been increasing in the first decade of this century. Enhancing Teaching and Learning in the 21st-Century Academic Library: Successful Innovations That Make a Difference explores the initiatives in student learning and training that are underway in our academic libraries and demonstrates that the transformation of the academic library is well underway.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Partnerships and New Roles in the 21st Century Academic Library

Partnerships and New Roles in the 21st Century Academic Library

The fifth volume in this series focuses on partnerships and new roles for libraries in the 21st century.

Author: Bradford Lee Eden

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442255418

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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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,
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Marketing the 21st Century Library

Marketing the 21st Century Library

Librarians need to use marketing not only to advertise and promote resources, but also to boost the profession and the role we play. The book introduces key marketing concepts, followed by the history of library marketing.

Author: Debra Lucas-Alfieri

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9781780634548

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 126

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Although the 21st century library is competing with numerous web-based resources, its clients can benefit from using its research assistance, physical and online holdings, and physical space, so they need to understand what the library offers. Marketing the 21st Century Library systematically and concisely teaches students and practitioners how to and why they should market and promote academic libraries. Librarians need to use marketing not only to advertise and promote resources, but also to boost the profession and the role we play. The book introduces key marketing concepts, followed by the history of library marketing. Subsequent chapters guide readers through a series of tools and resources so they can create their own marketing plans, concluding with an exploration of resources, services and further readings. Includes web extras, tables, problem and solution exercises Contains extensive references to real-world examples of good practice Details practical examples and case summaries from leading libraries Explores the importance of marketing and promoting academic libraries Provides resources for readers to help create marketing plans
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Creating Research Infrastructures in the 21st Century Academic Library

Creating Research Infrastructures in the 21st Century Academic Library

Creating Research Infrastructures in the 21st-Century Academic Library focuses on research infrastructures with topics such as research and development in libraries, datasets, e-science, grants and grant writing, digital scholarship, data ...

Author: Bradford Lee Eden

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442252424

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

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Creating Research Infrastructures in the 21st-Century Academic Library focuses on research infrastructures with topics such as research and development in libraries, datasets, e-science, grants and grant writing, digital scholarship, data management, library as publisher, metadata, web archiving, and the research lifecycle.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Managing the 21st Century Academic Library

Managing the 21st Century Academic Library

This work in progress bibliography, which mostly focuses on academic libraries, currently has over 160 entries or citations mostly dating from 1995. About 85 percent of the entries have links to full text documents.

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ISBN: OCLC:223321321

Category: Academic libraries

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This work in progress bibliography, which mostly focuses on academic libraries, currently has over 160 entries or citations mostly dating from 1995. About 85 percent of the entries have links to full text documents.
Categories: Academic libraries

Envisioning Our Preferred Future

Envisioning Our Preferred Future

It is hoped that this volume, and the series in general, will be a valuable and exciting addition to the discussions and planning surrounding the future directions, services, and careers in the 21st-century academic library.

Author: Bradford Lee Eden

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442266933

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

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Volume 8 of the series Creating the 21st-Century Academic Library is focused on new services, directions, job duties and responsibilities for librarians in academic libraries of the 21st century. Topics include research data management services, web services, improving web design for library interfaces, cooperative virtual reference services, directions on research in the 21st-century academic library, innovative uses of physical library spaces, uses of social media for disseminating scholarly research, information architecture and usability studies, the importance of special collections and archival collections, and lessons learned in digitization and digital projects planning and management. Data management services are highlighted in the context of a consortium of smaller liberal arts and regional institutions who share a common institutional repository. Survey research plays a role in a number of chapters. One provides insight into how academic libraries are currently approaching web services, web applications, and library websites. A second survey is used to explore the role of librarians as web designers, and provides detailed information related to job titles, job duties, time percentages related to duties, and other duties outside of web design. Comments of those surveyed are included and make interesting reading and a deeper understanding of this new function in libraries. More generally, is a survey study exploring how librarians feel about the changes that are currently happening within the profession, as well as how these changes have personally affected their job duties and their current job assignments. Case studies are include one that features QuestionPoint in the context of a cooperative virtual reference service; another shows how research and scholarship can be disseminated using social media tools such as blogs, Twitter, ResearchGate and Google Scholar, among others; a other studies explore the importance of user engagement and buy-in before moving forward on digitization; and one shows how information architecture and usability emerge from the redesign of a public library website and whose successful completion involves user surveying, focus groups, peer site reviews, needs analysis, and usability testing. Two chapters deal with the changing legal context: the importance and understanding of copyright and author rights in the 21st-century academic library, and the basics Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). It is hoped that this volume, and the series in general, will be a valuable and exciting addition to the discussions and planning surrounding the future directions, services, and careers in the 21st-century academic library.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

After the Book

After the Book

What happens after the book? After the Book explores how the academic library of the 21st Century is first and foremost a provider of electronic information services.

Author: George Stachokas

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780634050

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Libraries and librarians have been defined by the book throughout modern history. What happens when society increasingly lets print go in favour of storing, retrieving and manipulating electronic information? What happens after the book? After the Book explores how the academic library of the 21st Century is first and foremost a provider of electronic information services. Contemporary users expect today’s library to provide information as quickly and efficiently as other online information resources. The book argues that librarians need to change what they know, how they work, and how they are perceived in order to succeed according to the terms of this new paradigm. This title is structured into eight chapters. An introduction defines the challenge of electronic resources and makes the case for finding solutions, and following chapters cover diversions and half measures and the problem for libraries in the 21st century. Later chapters discuss solving problems through professional identity and preparation, before final chapters cover reorganizing libraries to serve users, adapting to scarcity, and the ‘digital divide’. Describes how electronic resources constitute both a challenge and an opportunity for libraries Argues that librarians can re-define themselves Puts the case that libraries can be reorganized to optimize electronic resource management and information services based on contemporary technology and user needs
Categories: Business & Economics

Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries

Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries

These can include policies, norms, and unwritten standards for behavior. This book focuses on various aspects of workplace culture in academic libraries from the practitioners’ viewpoint, as opposed to that of the theoretician.

Author: Kelly Blessinger

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780633688

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 388

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Workplace culture refers to conditions that collectively influence the work atmosphere. These can include policies, norms, and unwritten standards for behavior. This book focuses on various aspects of workplace culture in academic libraries from the practitioners’ viewpoint, as opposed to that of the theoretician. The book asks the following questions: What conditions contribute to an excellent academic library work environment? What helps to make a particular academic library a great place to work? Articles focus on actual programs while placing the discussion in a scholarly context. The book is structured into 14 chapters, covering various aspects of workplace culture in academic libraries, including: overview of workplace culture, assessment, recruitment, acclimation for new librarians, workforce diversity, physical environment, staff morale, interaction between departments, tenure track/academic culture, mentoring/coaching, generational differences, motivation/incentives, complaints/conflict management, and organizational transparency. Includes the most current best practices and models in academic libraries Represents the viewpoints of both the employee and manager Focuses on the academic library as workplace rather than as a service provider
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Marketing and Outreach for the Academic Library

Marketing and Outreach for the Academic Library

Volume 7 of the series Creating the 21st-Century Academic Library is focused on new approaches and initiatives in marketing the academic library, as well as the importance of outreach through partnerships and collaborations both internal ...

Author: Bradford Lee Eden

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442262553

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

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Volume 7 of the series Creating the 21st-Century Academic Library is focused on new approaches and initiatives in marketing the academic library, as well as the importance of outreach through partnerships and collaborations both internal and external to the library.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Library in the Twenty first Century

The Library in the Twenty first Century

This is leading to a fundamental rethinking of the role of the library in society.

Author: Peter Brophy

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781856046060

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Social, cultural and technological developments are revolutionizing library services. The way ahead for the profession is now generally seen as a practical blend of traditional and electronic materials with integrated support services which fit seamlessly into users' normal ways of working. This is leading to a fundamental rethinking of the role of the library in society. Drawing on the author's recent research, this timely second edition of The Library in the Twenty-first Century offers a clear new model of how traditional and electronic sources can co-exist in the library of the future, building on the previous work by focusing on the library as a vehicle for encouraging creativity as well as a provider of information resources. It is now commonplace that libraries have a major role to play as expert intermediaries, helping users to gain access to the tools needed for effective acquisition and use of information, within the broader context of the networked information world. But it is beginning to be recognized that they still have a profounder role within their communities, and this book emphasizes that beyond the intermediary role is the vital requirement to promote understanding and engagement. Written by one of our most experienced librarians and drawing on a range of international research and development experience, this authoritative work offers the following topics: libraries in the modern world the view from the sectors cross-sectoral models the profession's view digital libraries what is a good library? linking users to resources beyond the intermediary the library user the information universe. Readership: This incisive text, supported by an extensive glossary and bibliography, proposes a practical agenda of issues for the information profession to tackle, and is essential reading for both established library practitioners and LIS students, as well as for library managers and administrators across all sectors.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Collection Development and Management for 21st Century Library Collections

Collection Development and Management for 21st Century Library Collections

This new second edition brings an already stellar text fully up to date, presenting top-to-bottom coverage of the impact of new technologies and developments on the discipline, including discussion of e-books, open access, globalization, ...

Author: Vicki L. Gregory

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838917121

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Packed with discussion questions, activities, suggested additional references, selected readings, and many other features that speak directly to students and library professionals, Gregory’s Collection Development and Management for 21st Century Library Collections is a comprehensive handbook that also shares myriad insightful ideas and approaches valuable to experienced practitioners. This new second edition brings an already stellar text fully up to date, presenting top-to-bottom coverage of the impact of new technologies and developments on the discipline, including discussion of e-books, open access, globalization, self-publishing, and other trends; needs assessment, policies, and selection sources and processes; budgeting and fiscal management; collection assessment and evaluation; weeding, with special attention paid to electronic materials; collaborative collection development and resource sharing; marketing and outreach; self-censorship as a component of intellectual freedom, professional ethics, and other legal issues; diversity and ADA issues; preservation; and the future of the field. Additional features include updated vendor lists, samples of a needs assessment report, a collection development policy, an approval plan, and an electronic materials license.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Library and Information Science Research in the 21st Century

Library and Information Science Research in the 21st Century

The first of its kind, this book provides a theoretically informed research guide and draws attention to areas of potential research in Library and Information Science.

Author: Ibironke Lawal

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780630151

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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The first of its kind, this book provides a theoretically informed research guide and draws attention to areas of potential research in Library and Information Science. It explores the nexus of theory and practice and offers suggestions for collaborative projects. The clear text, simple style and rich content make the book an invaluable resource for students, scholars and practicing librarians, as well as the general reader who may be interested in library and information science research. Apart from providing basic research tools, it acquaints librarians with a theoretical compass for dealing with digital media It pays particular attention to the electronic media Addresses topics of current interests in the field, such as user-centered services
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Collection Management for the 21st Century

Collection Management for the 21st Century

This professional reference shows how changes in all aspects of collection management will affect future activities in this area.

Author: Ruth Miller

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313299536

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 339

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This professional reference shows how changes in all aspects of collection management will affect future activities in this area.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Digital Libraries

Digital Libraries

Author: Patricia Hodges

Publisher: Scholarly Publishing Office

ISBN: 9780974510903

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 191

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Rethinking Technical Services

Rethinking Technical Services

Volume 6 of the series Creating the 21st-Century Academic Library is focused on academic library technical services operations, and ways that they have been transformed and reimagined for working in today’s higher education environment.

Author: Bradford Lee Eden

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442257900

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 122

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Volume 6 of the series Creating the 21st-Century Academic Library is focused on academic library technical services operations, and ways that they have been transformed and reimagined for working in today’s higher education environment.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communication

Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communication

This volume, the second of two in the series Creating the 21st-Century Academic Library that deals with the topic of open access in academic libraries, focuses on the implementation of open access in academic libraries.

Author: Kevin L. Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442275041

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

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This volume, the second in the series Creating the 21st-Century Academic Library dealing with the topic of open access in academic libraries, focuses on the implementation of open access in academic libraries and examines the legal and practical obstacles that must be overcome in a successful transition to more open forms of scholarship.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines