This cutting-edge collection explores evolving approaches to the provision of support services in higher education including outsourced shared services, the convergence of student-facing services and the development of active collaborative networks.
Introduces support staff, paraprofessionals and LIS students to the workplace. Informing the reader of the developments in the field, this text provides an educational underpinning to library and information work across various sectors. It is useful for paraprofessional training and as a professional education reader for the non-professional.
A handbook for new information professionals wanting to thrive in their careers. Drawing together the experiences and advice of rising stars in the information world, it covers topics such as: utilizing technologies and social media; generating funding and how to do more with less; and managing people and communication skills.
Including examples using both free and commercial software, covers every detail of creating engaging screencasts and publishing them on the Web, with step-by-step instructions on making a quick screencast for students, making a quick tech support screencast, creating an tutorial with audio, creating a quick demo, and producing a basic database.
This book offers innovative tips and tried-and-tested best practice to enable library and knowledge workers to take control of professional development regardless of the budget and time available to them.
This book builds a research-grounded, theoretical foundation for evidence based library and information practice and illustrates how librarians can incorporate the principles to make more informed decisions in the workplace.
Designed for newly-qualified professional librarians, this book provides a self-directed learning programme covering management concepts, tools and techniques at both operational and strategic levels. It can be used as a one-stop reference or at monthly sessions with a supervisor or mentor.
Offering useful advice for any information professional eager to prosper in the library and information environment of the 21st century, this title offers guidance on managing every stage of your career, from new entrants and mid-career professionals to more senior positions.
Every profession needs an introductory text to its core body of knowledge. This book provides an introduction to librarianship for students and new entrants to the profession. It offers an overview of various aspects of professional librarianship in the 21st century, and an analysis of modern libraries and librarianship.
Discusses and applies the rhetoric and theories of innovation and entrepreneurship in information organizations. This title covers key areas that include: promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in information organizations; the nature of innovation and entrepreneurship; innovation in practice and managing innovation projects; and, more.