Online Library Associate Degree
by Wilfred Ashworth
Academic Library Management
by Tammy Nickelson Dearie, Michael Meth, Elaine L. Westbrooks
What does successful academic library management look like in the real world? A team of editors, all administrators at large research libraries, here present a selection of case studies which dive deeply into the subject to answer that question. Featuring contributions from a range of practicing academic library managers, this book
spotlights case studies equally useful for LIS students and current managers;touches upon such key issues as human resource planning, public relations, financial management, organizational culture, and ethics and confidentiality;examines how to use project management methodology to reorganize technical services, create a new liaison service model, advance a collaborative future, and set up on-the-spot mentoring;discusses digital planning for archives and special collections;rejects "one size fits all" solutions to common challenges in academic libraries in favor of creative problem solving; andprovides guidance on how to use case studies as effective models for positive change at one’s own institution.
LIS instructors, students, and academic library practitioners will all find enrichment from this selection of case studies.
The Accidental Library Manager
by Rachel Singer Gordon
Cataloging and Indexing
by Joyce McIntosh
Libraries have developed sophisticated ways of categorizing information so that library users can most effectively find the materials they need. This book covers a wide range of important issues in the field, including archival finding aids, search engines, the major indexing and abstracting databases, subject guides, vendor-supplied cataloging records, metadata, and much more. Readers gain an appreciation of the importance of the role of cataloging and indexing of library materials.
Restoring the Promise
by Richard K. Vedder
Exploring Tech Careers, Fourth Edition, 2-Volume Set
by Ferguson, Ferguson Publishing
Creativity for Library Career Advancement
by Vera Gubnitskaia
Managing Special Collections
by A. M. Scham
Career Opportunities in Library and Information Science
by T. Allan Taylor, James Robert Parish
An estimated 500,000 people work in some 130,000 libraries across the country, according to the American Library Association. A library’s primary purpose is to acquire, store, organize, disseminate, and provide access to the vast bodies of available knowledge and information. Most people are unaware, however, that an incredibly broad range of activities takes place behind the average library doors, including exhibitions of valuable prints, readings by authors, conferences of scholars, and collaborative brainstorming on information technologies and how best to use them for the benefit of the library community.
Providing comprehensive descriptions of more than 85 jobs, Career Opportunities in Library and Information Science offers clear, accessible information on careers in this exciting field. Sections include Librarians, Special Librarians, Library Assistants, Library Technicians, Information Managers, Information Scientists and Technicians, and Education. Invaluable appendixes list educational institutions, periodicals, professional associations, and useful Web sites, and a glossary and bibliography are also provided.
Career profiles include:
- Business librarian
- Data miner
- Database administrator
- Government archivist
- Information architect
- Information broker
- Information services technician
- Knowledge engineer
- Library aide
- Medical librarian
- Records manager
- Serials and acquisitions librarian
- and more.