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Information for a New Age: Redefining the Librarian

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Written by such noted experts as Evan Farber, Daniel Callison, Deanna Marcum, and Robert Kieft, these articles address topics that range from bibliographic instruction and the future of school, public, academic, and special libraries to the relevance and survival of the librarian's role. Included are the competitive papers for LIRT's 25th anniversary. Seeking to promote information literacy and to answer such significant questions as How will the librarian's role change in the 1990s, and what aspects will remain ...

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Overview

Written by such noted experts as Evan Farber, Daniel Callison, Deanna Marcum, and Robert Kieft, these articles address topics that range from bibliographic instruction and the future of school, public, academic, and special libraries to the relevance and survival of the librarian's role. Included are the competitive papers for LIRT's 25th anniversary. Seeking to promote information literacy and to answer such significant questions as How will the librarian's role change in the 1990s, and what aspects will remain the same? this work is essential reading for library professionals and will serve as a supplementary textbook in library science classes.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Veteran information skills instructors and novices will both benefit from this publication. Its 14 chapters comprise presentations from the 1992 "15th Anniversary of Information Literacy in ALA" program in San Francisco, pivotal publications by experts in the field, and the four winning essays in the Library Instruction Round Table's 1992 competition for innovative ideas in developing information literacy skills. Topics addressed include coping with technostress, developing critical thinking skills, and the impact of the information revolution on librarians' roles in all types of libraries. The themed bibliography and index add to the book's value as a resource manual for BI librarians. In his keynote address, sf author Robert Silverberg acknowledges the overwhelming flood of new information but offers reassurance that the emerging technologies propelling the flood will also serve as the means by which librarians will channel information into manageable forms, as they have done since the invention of libraries.-Betty J. Glass, Univ. of Nevada Lib., Reno
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563082788
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/15/1995
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Membership of the 15th Anniversary Task Force
Introduction
1 Information for a New Age: Fantastic Technology or Institutionalized Alienation? 1
2 Librarians or Technicians? Which Shall We Be? 11
3 The Death of the Librarian in the Post Modern Electronic Information Age 15
4 Bibliographic Instruction, Briefly 23
5 Information Literacy and Public Libraries: A Community-Based Approach 35
6 The Instructional Role of the Library Media Specialist in the Information-Age School 47
7 Education for the Academic Library User in the Year 2000 57
8 Library Instruction in Special Libraries: Present and Future 79
9 Information Literacy 89
10 Avoiding the Cereal Syndrome; or, Critical Thinking in the Electronic Environment 107
11 Building Coalitions for Information Literacy 123
12 Conversation 101: Process, Development, and Collaboration 135
13 Expanding the Evaluation Role in the Critical-Thinking Curriculum 153
14 BI and the Twenty-First Century: An Opinion 171
Bibliography 177
Index 185
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