Introduction to the Library and Information Professions

Introduction to the Library and Information Professions

by Roger C. Greer, Robert J. Grover, Susan G. Fowler
     
 

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This comprehensive book prepares readers for a changing profession in the library and information field, presenting a holistic approach that examines theories and models and utilizes creative problem-solving strategies.

• Provides a current, detailed, and creative introduction to the library and information profession for students in LIS programs as well as

Overview

This comprehensive book prepares readers for a changing profession in the library and information field, presenting a holistic approach that examines theories and models and utilizes creative problem-solving strategies.

• Provides a current, detailed, and creative introduction to the library and information profession for students in LIS programs as well as practicing professionals seeking continuing education

• Presents a framework for thinking about the library and information profession through thoughtful models and theories, which place it in the context of general service professions in society

• Builds upon the works of such professional luminaries as Pierce Butler, Verner Clapp, Ralph Shaw, and Jesse Shera to create expanded theories and updated models

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This volume is well-written and delivers a compelling story about how the professions bring people and information together. It is recommended for public, community college, and university libraries." - ARBA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610691574
Publisher:
Libraries Unlimited
Publication date:
06/10/2013
Pages:
197
Sales rank:
262,296
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Roger C. Greer, MLS, PhD, is dean emeritus of the School of Library and Information Management at University of Southern California, former dean at Syracuse University, and professor emeritus at Emporia State University.

Robert J. Grover, MLS, PhD, was associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies at Emporia State University, where he had held the position of dean and professor of the School of Library and Information Management.

Susan G. Fowler, MLS, teaches at Flint Hills Technical College in Emporia, KS, and remains active in the information consulting business she founded in 1993.

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