The book will explore the use of games-based learning and gamification in school libraries. It illustrates how game play can be developed by school librarians through blended theory and practice, exemplified by case studies taken from a variety of international contexts.
Libraries across all sectors are responding to the call to decolonise, critically examining their own historic legacies and practices and supporting institutional change. This book brings together current thinking and emerging practices around decolonising the library, providing conceptual frameworks, and describing emerging practices and their impact.
This directory is a handy on-volume discovery tool that will allow readers to locate rare book and special collections in the British Isles and has been fully updated since the second edition was published in 1997.
This book provides an overview of best practice strategic marketing with advice on how to implement effective marketing activities in libraries and information services with the best chance of success.
The growing importance of data science, and the increasing role of information professionals in the management and use of data, are brought together in Practical Data Science for Information Professionals to provide a practical introduction specifically designed for information professionals.
'Bringing together a wonderfully diverse set of international library leaders, Bold Minds: Library Leadership in a Time of Disruption challenges common fears about the future of the library and contemplates how best to bring librarianship into a new era.'-Law Library Journal
A-Z Common Reference Questions for Academic Librarians is a survival guide for frontline library staff to help them find appropriate information quickly, whether they are answering questions at a physical help desk or remotely by telephone, email or instant messaging service.
This authoritative textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the changing functions of higher education libraries & the organizational cultures in which they operate. This new edition has more extensive coverage of: performance measurement; accessibility; information literacy; digital libraries; copyright; institutional repositories; virtual
Many government and other reports stress the need to get public libraries back into the lives of potential users, and this requires significant marketing effort on the part of the libraries. This book de-mystifies the marketing planning process and sets it in the context of modern public library services.
Focusing on the library as a vehicle for encouraging creativity as well as a provider of information resources, this book offers a model of how traditional and electronic sources can co-exist in the library. It emphasizes that beyond the intermediary role of libraries is the vital requirement to promote understanding and engagement.
This edited collection examines the changing roles of the librarian and how working within a rich digital environment has impacted on the ability of professionals to develop the appropriate 'know how', skills, knowledge and behaviours required in order to operate effectively.
Offers guidance to enable library and information science professionals to support the specialist needs of research students effectively. This book covers such key areas as: research and the research process; the research student's experience; research skills training; introduction to research communities; and, professional development.