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The generation X librarian : essays on leadership, technology, pop culture, social responsibility and professional identity

Author: Martin Wallace; Rebecca Tolley-Stokes; Erik Sean Estep
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2011.
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"Generation X includes those individuals born roughly between the years 1961 and 1981. This collection of critical essays showcases the unique qualities and challenges that face Generation X librarians. Topics covered include management and leadership, rapidly changing technology, social attitudes and stereotypes within popular culture, and how Generation X librarians have responded to or developed upon those  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Wallace; Rebecca Tolley-Stokes; Erik Sean Estep
ISBN: 9780786463091 0786463090
OCLC Number: 689522294
Description: vi, 217 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: From paper to pixels: generation X as digital librarian / Emily Symonds --
Understanding Gen X at work : securing the library's future / Christy Groves and William Black --
Generation X librarians, faculty, and the rise of information literacy / Leslie Porter Mathews and Sergio Rizzo --
X marks the spot / Rebecca Feind --
Stuck in the middle with you : generation X librarians / Lisa Carlucci Thomas and Karen Sobel --
Managing millennials : advantages of generation X librarian approaches / Breanne Geery and Jonathan Kirsch --
Generation X mentoring millennials / Kathy Shields and Lynda Kellam --
Gen X takes over : managing the mix from the middle / Lindsay McVey --
Breaking away : generation X library leadership / Jessica Clemons --
A finger in the pie : a look at how multiple careers benefit the library professional / Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen --
Twitter my glitter : a dialogue on the technological expectations of library users / Rachel Williams and Jennifer Cromer --
The transitioning library collection : is the Gen X librarian the right librarian at the right time? / Wil Weston --
Hackers vs. librarians : some thoughts on the privilege of 2.0 thinking / Jessamyn West --
Watchers, punks, and dashing heroes : representations of male librarians in generation X mass culture / Rafia Mirza and Maura Seale --
Pinko vs. punk : a generational comparison of alternative press publication and zines / Jenna Freedman --
Remaining responsible, remaining relevant : Gen X librarians and social responsibility / Peter Lehu --
Skeptic/activist : Gen Xers in radical reference / Melissa Morrone --
The thin red line : how Gen X librarians make it thicker (views from Bosnia and Herzegovina) / Mario Hibert and Saña Madacki.
Responsibility: edited by Martin K. Wallace, Rebecca Tolley-Stokes, and Erik Sean Estep.

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"Generation X includes those individuals born roughly between the years 1961 and 1981. This collection of critical essays showcases the unique qualities and challenges that face Generation X librarians. Topics covered include management and leadership, rapidly changing technology, social attitudes and stereotypes within popular culture, and how Generation X librarians have responded to or developed upon those themes"--Provided by publisher.

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