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Information services today : an introduction

Author: Sandra Hirsh
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This essential look at what it means to be a library and information professional today provides a broad overview of the transformation of libraries as information organizations, why these organizations are more important today than ever before, the technological influence of how we provide information resources and services in today's digital and global environment, and the various career opportunities available  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Hirsh
ISBN: 9781442239579 1442239573 9781442239586 1442239581
OCLC Number: 898161627
Description: xxxi, 481 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Information landscapes : cultural and technological influences. The transformative information landscape : what it means to be an information professional today / Sandra Hirsh ; Libraries and information organizations : two centuries of experience / Christine Pawley ; Information communities : defining the focus of information service / Karen E. Fisher and Ann P. Bishop ; Diversity, cultures, and equity of access / Patty Wong and Miguel Figueroa --
Information professions : physical and virtual environments. Librarianship : a continuously evolving profession / Stephen Abram ; Literacy and media centers in the twenty-first century : school libraries / Mary Ann Harlan ; The learning and research institution : academic libraries / Todd Gilman ; Community anchors for lifelong learning : public libraries / Kathleen de la Peña McCook ; Information centers : special libraries / Cheryl R. Dee, Stephen Abram, and Deb Hunt ; Digital resources : digital libraries / Lisa Gregory and Amy Rudersdorf ; Expanding the horizon of the MLIS / Melissa Fraser-Arnott --
Information services : roles in the digital age. Information needs : understanding and responding to today's information user / Heather O'Brien and Devon Greyson ; Finding information : information intermediation and reference services / Michelle Holschuh Simmons ; Organizing information : technical services / Sylvia D. Hall-Ellis ; Accessing information anywhere and anytime : access services / Michael J. Krasulski ; Teaching users : information and technology literacy instruction / April D. Cunningham and Stephanie Rosenblatt --
Information users : engaging, creating, and collaborating via technology. User experience / Aaron Schmidt ; Hyperlinked libraries / Michael Stephens ; Creation culture and makerspaces / Kristin Fontichiaro ; Infinite learning / Paul Signorelli --
Information organizations : management skills for the information professional. Management skills / Janine Golden ; Managing budgets / Sara F. Jones ; Managing personnel / Cass Mabbott ; Managing facilities / Paul Glassman ; Managing collections / Wayne T. Disher ; Managing technology / Marshall Breeding ; Managing communications, marketing, and outreach / Christie Koontz ; Demonstrating value : assessment / Cheryl Stenström --
Information issues : influences and consequences. Information policy / Kate Marek ; Information ethics / Martin L. Garnar ; Copyright and creative commons / Mary Minow and Liz Hamilton ; Information licensing / Celeste Feather, Maura Hadaway, and Tom Sanville ; Open access / Heather Joseph ; Analog and digital curation and preservation / Katherine Skinner ; Information privacy and cybersecurity / Cherie L. Givens ; Intellectual freedom / Barbara M. Jones --
Information horizons : career management and leadership strategies. Career management strategies for lifelong success / Naomi House ; Global learning networks / Jan Holmquist ; Leadership for today and tomorrow / Carol H. Sawyer.
Responsibility: edited by Sandra Hirsh.

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