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Last one out turn off the lights : is this the future of American and Canadian Libraries?

Author: Susan E Cleyle; Louise M McGillis
Publisher: Lanhan [etc.] : Scarecrow Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This collection of thought-provoking essays challenges librarians to consider the future of the profession, particularly as it relates to the Web, the library as place, delivering services to the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan E Cleyle; Louise M McGillis
ISBN: 081085192X 9780810851924
OCLC Number: 751386438
Description: XIX, 227 s. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Introduction: Change the Lightbulb or Flip the Switch - Our Choice! Part 4 Part 1: The Tug of War between Libraries and the Web: Who Will End Up in the Dirt? Chapter 5 1 The Microwave of the Reference World Chapter 6 2 Library Prophets and Library Pornographers: Some Problems That Arise When We Talk about Libraries and the Web Chapter 7 3 The Library Blog: Serving Users and Staying Relevant Part 8 Part 2: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee: How Do We Reinvent the Library as Place? Chapter 9 4 "Real" University Libraries Don't Have Neon Lights Chapter 10 5 A Refuge and a Sanctuary: Vancouver's Carnegie Library as Civic Space Chapter 11 6 Public Libraries and Services to Students: Taking Up the Slack in the Face of Budget Cuts Part 12 Part 3: The End of the World as We Know It: What Are the Consequences of Pushing to the Desktop? Chapter 13 7 Being All We Can Be: The Web as Both a Threat and the Means of Our Salvation Chapter 14 8 The Challenges of Our Success: Consequences of Pushing to the Desktop Chapter 15 9 All or Nothing at All: The Consequences of Pushing Electronic Resources to the Desktop Part 16 Part 4: From Librarian to Cybrarian: Can Certification Redefine Us? Chapter 17 10 Post-Master's Certification: A Case for Responsive Education Chapter 18 11 Door #1: Certification. Door #2: Not! Door #3: Real Solutions Chapter 19 12 The Certification Debate: Will You, Won't You, Will You, Won't You, Will You Join the Dance? Part 20 Part 5: Mixing the Old with the New: How Do Library Associations Survive? Chapter 21 13 Changing Roles for Library Associations Chapter 22 14 Texas Library Association: A Success Story Chapter 23 15 Lighting the Way: Can Library Associations Shape Our Future? Chapter 24 16 I Don't Wanna Pay If I Can't Play: One New Librarian's Vision of Library Associations Part 25 Epilogue Part 26 About the Editors and Contributors
Responsibility: ed. by Susan E. Cleyle, Louise M. McGillis.


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Each essay in the book offers a different perspective on how to get services to users-all those nonusers and lapsed users who have fled to the Internet, and even our fellow professionals and Read more...

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