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Imagine Your Library's Future

Imagine Your Library's Future
Author : Steve O’Connor,Peter Sidorko
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2010-09-25
Category : Social Science
Total pages :240
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In this information age it is widely recognised that, in order to maintain relevance and to gain a competitive edge, libraries and other organisations in the business of information must continuously assess their roles, collections, services and perhaps most importantly, their business practices. Scenarios are a way of predicting and describing a future three to five years away while strongly engaging one’s community in choosing the future which is preferable. The horizon in which assessments about future roles change is growing shorter and shorter. While it is almost clichéd to state that change is the only constant, differing scenarios of what libraries might be allow all of us to contemplate futures we might otherwise not allow. Drawing on extensive experience in libraries in different parts of the globe, the authors provide a rich analysis of planning, managing and implementing change in information organisations through scenario planning. Through extensive practical applications, both actual and theoretical, the authors provide a strong background understanding and direct the reader through a planning process that is both readily applicable and innovative for all information organisations, irrespective of their size or client base. Extensive exploration of what it means to ‘shape our futures’ rather than having our future shaped for us Valuable techniques for understanding futures and creating different scenarios Practical applications are illustrated through examples and real life experience

Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries

Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries
Author : Peter Hernon,Joseph R. Matthews
Publisher : American Library Association
Release Date : 2013
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :242
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Academic and public libraries are much different today than they were even 15 years ago. And with even bigger changes on the horizon, what lies in store? In this systematic attempt to speak to academic and public librarians about the future of library services, Hernon and Matthews invite a raft of contributors to step back and envision the type of future library that will generate excitement and enthusiasm among users and stakeholders. Anyone interested in the future of libraries, especially library managers, will be engaged and stimulated as the contributors *Examinw the current state of the library, summarizing exsting literature on the topic to sketch in historical background *Project into the future, using SWOT analysis, environmental scans, and other techniques to posit how library infrastructure (such as staff, collections, technology, and facilities) can adapt in the decades ahead *Construct potential scenarios that library leaders can use to forge paths for their own institutions The collection of knowledge and practical wisdom in this book will help academic and public libraries find ways to honor their missions while planning for the broader institutional changes already underway.

Reading, Thinking, and Writing with Sources

Reading, Thinking, and Writing with Sources
Author : Patrick J. Slattery,Susan R. Carlton
Publisher : Macmillan Coll Division
Release Date : 1992
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :399
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Legal Information Alert

Legal Information Alert
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1984
Category : Law
Total pages :129
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Library Journal

Library Journal
Author : Melvil Dewey,Richard Rogers Bowker,L. Pylodet,Charles Ammi Cutter,Bertine Emma Weston,Karl Brown,Helen E. Wessells
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2007
Category : Libraries
Total pages :129
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Web 2.0 & Libraries, Part 2

Web 2.0 & Libraries, Part 2
Author : Michael T. Stephens
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2007
Category : Blogs
Total pages :80
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Conference Program

Conference Program
Author : American Library Association
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1994
Category :
Total pages :129
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Library Journal

Library Journal
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1998-10
Category : Libraries
Total pages :129
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Small Libraries

Small Libraries
Author : Sally Gardner Reed
Publisher : McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
Release Date : 1991
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :142
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Small public libraries strive to make available the same basic services as larger libraries--but often with little political clout, and with low budgets and sparse staff who are largely volunteers. This book is written for the directors of these honest-to-goodness small libraries, providing both a philosophical as well as a common sense basis for decision making. Getting respect from the local government, personnel management and staff development, collection development, library service and promotion; and facility enhancement, maintenance and development--these are some of the chapters. Also addressed are such issues as the problem employee, the necessity of becoming comfortable in the political arena; and the how, if, and when to make the automation decision. Appendices provide sample documents for a library's Statement of Purpose, worksheets for job descriptions and personnel policies, a volunteer application form, ALA documents (Library Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics), a list of discount book dealers, and a sample meeting room policy.

Make Your Writing Count

Make Your Writing Count
Author : Regina M. Hoover
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1977
Category : English language
Total pages :258
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FLICC Newsletter

FLICC Newsletter
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1997
Category : Government libraries
Total pages :129
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The Australian Economy in Perspective

The Australian Economy in Perspective
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1988
Category : Australia
Total pages :84
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Making the Case for Your Library

Making the Case for Your Library
Author : Sally Gardner Reed
Publisher : Neal Schuman Pub
Release Date : 2001
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :143
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Reed, director of the Norfolk Public Library, VA, and coauthor of Speaking Out: Voices in Celebration of Intellectual Freedom (ALA, 1999), presents an excellent collection of handy tips and tricks librarians can use to assure success in promoting, defending, and assuring funding for their libraries. In a step-by-step discussion, she explains various public relations and marketing materials for creating, developing, and sharing the messages librarians want to get out to the public. These include fundraising techniques, negotiating with the media, writing editorials and op-ed columns, and preparing public service announcements and presentations. The text is replete with practical examples of the various public communication tools that have been used by other public libraries nationwide. Although geared primarily for use by library directors, staff, trustees, and Friends in public libraries, Reed's book outlines the basic principles of public relations that can be adapted in any situation. This is a nice supplement to Lisa Wolfe's Library Public Relations, Promotions, and Communications (Professional Media, LJ 9/1/97) as it focuses more on the politically sensitive aspects of these communication tools.

Library Currents

Library Currents
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1999
Category : Library science
Total pages :129
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LA Record

LA Record
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2001
Category : Libraries
Total pages :129
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