Information services today : an introduction / edited by Sandra Hirsh.

This book is an essential overview of what it means to be a library and information professional. Hirsh provides a broad overview of the transformation of libraries as information organizations, why these organizations are more important today than ever before, and the various career opportunities a...

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Other Authors: Hirsh, Sandra, 1965-
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Published: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Table of Contents:
  • The transformative information landscape : what it means to be an information professional today / Sandra Hirsh, San José State University
  • Libraries and information organizations : two centuries of experience / Christine Pawley, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Information communities : defining the focus of information service / Karen Fisher, University of Washington; Anne Bishop, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Diversity, cultures, and equity of access / Patty Wong, Yolo County Library; Miguel Figueroa, Center for the Future of Libraries, American Library Association
  • Librarianship : a continuously evolving profession / Stephen Abram, Federation of Ontario Public Libraries; Lighthouse Consulting, Inc
  • Literacy and media centers in the 21st century : school libraries / Mary Ann Harlan, San José State University
  • The learning and research institution : academic libraries / Todd Gilman, Yale University Library
  • Community heart, anchor, and safe haven : public libraries / Kathleen De La Pena McCook, University of South Florida
  • Information centers : special libraries / Cheryl R. Dee, San José State University; Stephen Abram, Federation of Ontario Public Libraries; Lighthouse Consulting, Inc.; Deb Hunt, Mechanics' Institute San Francisco; Information Edge
  • Digital resources : digital libraries / Lisa Gregory, North Carolina Digital Heritage Center; Amy Rudersdorf, Digital Public Library of America
  • Expanding the horizon of the MLIS / Melissa Fraser-Arnott, Queensland University of Technology-San José State University (QUT-SJSU) Gateway PhD Program
  • Information needs : understanding and responding to today's information user / Heather O'Brien, University of British Columbia; Devon Greyson, University of British Columbia
  • Finding information : information intermediation and reference services / Michelle Holschuh Simmons, San José State University
  • Organizing information : technical services / Sylvia D. Hall-Ellis, San José State University; Colorado Community College System
  • Accessing information anywhere and anytime : access services / Michael J. Krasulski, University of the Sciences
  • Teaching users : information & technology literacy instruction / April D. Cunningham, Palomar College; Stephanie Rosenblatt, Cerritos College
  • User experience / Aaron Schmidt, Library User Experience Consulting
  • Hyperlinked libraries / Michael Stephens, San José State University
  • Creation culture and makerspaces / Kristin Fontichiaro, University of Michigan
  • Infinite learning / Paul Signorelli, Paul Signorelli & Associates
  • Management skills / Janine Golden, University of Southern California
  • Managing budgets / Sara F. Jones, Marin County Free Library
  • Managing personnel / Cass Mabbott, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Managing facilities / Paul Glassman, William Paterson University
  • Managing collections / Wayne T. Disher, San José State University
  • Managing technology / Marshall Breeding, Independent Technology Consultant
  • Managing communications, marketing, and outreach / Christie Koontz, Florida State University; San José State University
  • Demonstrating value : assessment / Cheryl Stenström, San José State University
  • Information policy / Kate Marek, Dominican University
  • Information ethics / Martin L. Garnar, Regis University
  • Copyright and creative commons / Mary Minow,; Liz Hamilton, Dominican University
  • Information licensing / Celeste Feather, LYRASIS; Maura Hadaway, LYRASIS; Tom Sanville, LYRASIS
  • Open access / Heather Joseph, The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
  • Analog and digital curation and preservation / Katherine Skinner, Educopia Institute
  • Information privacy and cybersecurity / Cherie L. Givens, San José State University
  • Intellectual freedom / Barbara M. Jones, Office for Intellectual Freedom, Freedom to Read Foundation, American Library Association
  • Career management strategies for lifelong success / Naomi House,
  • Global learning networks / Jan Holmquist, Guldborgsund Public Library
  • Leadership for today and tomorrow / Carol H. Sawyer, University of La Verne.