Information for a New Age: Redefining the Librarian

Information for a New Age: Redefining the Librarian

by American Library Association
     
 

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

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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 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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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563082788
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/15/1995
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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