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Handbook for community college librarians

Handbook for community college librarians

Author: Michael A Crumpton; Nora J Bird
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"An in-depth understanding of the complexities, dynamics, and emerging trends in community college libraries today."--Publisher information.

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Genre/Form: Handbook
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Crumpton; Nora J Bird
ISBN: 9781610693455 1610693450 1610693469 9781610693462
OCLC Number: 805057822
Description: xiv, 172 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction : History ; User communities ; Plan for the book --
2. Administrative structures and competencies : Organizational structures ; Competencies of community college library workers ; Defining a work culture --
3. Reference and information seeking : The reference interview ; Reference success ; Modeling the affective domain --
4. Standards, accreditation, and supporting the home institution : ACRL standards ; Your regional accreditation agency ; Other licensure activities ; American Association of Community Colleges --
5. Information literacy : History of the information literacy concept ; Considerations in instructional programs ; Advocacy and assessment ; Instructional formats ; Knowledge commons --
6. Instructional design : Learner characteristics ; Learning styles ; Instructional learning objectives ; Teaching strategies ; Distance education ; Assessing your instruction --
7. Managing yourself : Paradoxes in personal productivity ; Time robbers ; Project management ; Managing meetings ; Making your emotions work for you ; Having the conversation ; Learning to change ; Developing leadership --
8. Place, budgeting, and facilities : Library as place ; Exhibits and displays ; Facilities ; Budgeting ; Security --
9. Collection development : Collecting ; Managing ; Unique collections --
10. Diversity considerations : The scope of diversity ; Responding to the challenge of diversity ; Relationship building --
11. Introduction to technology : Document production and other office processes ; Audio, photographs, and video ; E-learning ; Web skills ; Content management systems ; Personalized information organization and management ; Staffing for technology --
12. Assessment : Purposeful assessment ; Data types and methodologies ; Using your results ; LibQUAL+ and more --
13. If you supervise : Skill sets ; Selected concerns ; Leadership ; Strategic planning --
Appendixes : A. IMLS grant proposal from 2010 ; B. The 21st-century community college librarian survey results.
Responsibility: Michael A. Crumpton and Nora J. Bird.


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