This directory is a handy on-volume discovery tool that will allow readers to locate rare book and special collections in the British Isles and has been fully updated since the second edition was published in 1997.
A-Z Common Reference Questions for Academic Librarians is a survival guide for frontline library staff to help them find appropriate information quickly, whether they are answering questions at a physical help desk or remotely by telephone, email or instant messaging service.
LCSH are increasingly seen as 'the' English language controlled vocabulary, despite their lack of a theoretical foundation, and their evident US bias. This title features topics including, background and history of LCSH; subject heading lists; structure and display in LCSH; form of entry; application of LCSH; document analysis; and, main headings.
A directory that lists over 2000 libraries and other services in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland, with contact names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and URLs.
If you want to provide an information service that truly fulfils your users' needs, this book is essential reading. The book supports practitioners in developing an information needs analysis strategy and offers the necessary professional skills and techniques to do so.
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.
CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals represents the largest professional body of librarians and information professionals in the UK. Designed to complement the CILIP website, this book puts vital data on the key organization for information professionals.
This practical guide offers innovative tips and reliable best practice to enable new and experienced library and information professionals to evaluate their current provision and develop their service to meet the evolving needs of the research community.
This fully updated edition of the landmark textbook by Cassell and Hiremath is designed to complement every introductory library reference course and is the perfect text for students and librarians looking to expand their personal reference knowledge.
Suitable for those working with children and young people in schools, public libraries and at home, this title includes a general introduction covering useful information about education and the curriculum, and topics covering school subjects from science and maths to reading and literacy.
With the challenges of a constantly changing job market, shifting information-seeking behaviour and a vast array of resources continually being produced, library and information services need to constantly keep one step, or more, ahead of their users. This text helps in understanding users of the services - the what, why, where, when, how and who.
This book offers information and insight on best practices for reference collection management, no matter what size, and shows why managing without a plan is a recipe for clutter and confusion. This highly practical guide will help librarians make better reference decisions.