What are the most important things a 21st-century library should do with its space? This title includes chapters that address this critical question, capturing the insights and practical ideas of international librarians, educators and designers to offer you a 'creative resource bank' that helps to transform your library and learning spaces.
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.
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.
There are huge challenges facing the library and information science profession. Librarians need to be 'blended professionals' who can take their professional skills and experience, and adapt them to different business models and strategic challenges. This work intends to stimulate strategic and innovative thinking and questions the status quo.
Data management has become an essential requirement for information professionals. 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.
This cutting-edge collection explores evolving approaches to the provision of support services in higher education including outsourced shared services, the convergence of student-facing services and the development of active collaborative networks.
Academic and public libraries are much different today than they were even 15 years ago: what lies in store? In this systematic attempt to speak to academic and public librarians about the future of library services, Hernon and Matthews invite a raft of contributors to step back and envision the future of academic and public libraries.
Discussing the librarian's changing learning support role in an educational context, this work challenges thinking in this area as well as offers practice-based advice. It is suitable for practitioners in the higher education and education sectors, including information specialists, learning support professionals, and more.