The Portable Mlis
  • The Portable Mlis
  • The Portable Mlis

The Portable Mlis

by Ken Haycock
     
 

Experts in several fields of library and information science have provided introductions to their areas of expertise. This foundation to the profession covers the competencies needed by professional librarians and can serve as both introduction to the new student and an update to the veteran.

Typically, interested laypeople and students are introduced to the

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Overview

Experts in several fields of library and information science have provided introductions to their areas of expertise. This foundation to the profession covers the competencies needed by professional librarians and can serve as both introduction to the new student and an update to the veteran.

Typically, interested laypeople and students are introduced to the knowledge, skills, and abilities of professional librarians piecemeal or through introductory or core courses. Unlike other fields (e.g., business administration, management), there is no published broad overview of the profession. Almost peculiarly, the basic foundation course in LIS education is about information in context, or libraries and their mission, but not about the competencies of professional librarians as a foundation for future courses.

This book fills that gap, whether as an introduction to the profession or as a response to the question What does a librarian do?

Here, experts in several fields of library and information science provide introductions to their areas of expertise, covering the competencies needed by professional librarians. Accessible and comprehensive, The Portable MLIS can serve as both an introduction for the new student and an update for the veteran.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591585473
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
318
Sales rank:
552,396
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

How to Think Like a Librarian: An Introduction Ken Haycock Haycock, Ken Brooke E. Sheldon Sheldon, Brooke E.

Pt. I Foundations, Values and Context

1 Stepping Back and Looking Forward: Reflections on the Foundations of Libraries and Librarianship Richard E. Rubin Rubin, Richard E. 3

2 Professional Ethics and Values in a Changing World Michael Gorman Gorman, Michael 15

3 Human Rights, Democracy, and Librarians Kathleen de la Pena McCook McCook, Kathleen de la Pena Katharine Phenix Phenix, Katharine 23

4 Information Seeking Donald O. Case Case, Donald O. 35

5 Careers and Environments Laura Kane Kane, Laura 42

Pt. II Functions and Competencies

6 Another Look at Leadership Brooke E. Sheldon Sheldon, Brooke E. 57

7 Management: An Essential Skill for Today's Librarians Barbara B. Moran Moran, Barbara B. 65

8 Marketing - The Driving Force of Your Library Christie Koontz Koontz, Christie 77

9 Reflections on Creating Information Service Collections G. Edward Evans Evans, G. Edward 87

10 Organization and Representation of Information/Knowledge Arlene G. Taylor Taylor, Arlene G. 98

11 Information Retrieval: Designing, Querying, and Evaluating Information Systems Judith Weedman Weedman, Judith 112

12 Reference Service: The Personal Side of Librarianship David A. Tyckoson Tyckoson, David A. 127

13 Librarians: The Best Googlers in the World Linda Main Main, Linda 147

14 Readers Advisory Services: How to Help Users Find a "Good Book" Mary K. Chelton Chelton, Mary K. 159

15 Research Ron Powell Powell, Ron 168

16 Learning and Using Evaluation: A Practical Introduction Charles R. McClure McClure, Charles R. 179

Pt. III Moving BeyondBoundaries

17 LIS Professionals in a Global Society Barbara J. Ford Ford, Barbara J. 195

18 Issues and Trends Ken Haycock Haycock, Ken 204

Appendices

A Core Values of Librarianship 215

B Code of Ethics 218

C Library Bill of Rights 220

D Freedom to Read Statement 225

E Students' Bill of Information Rights 229

F Libraries: An American Value 231

G Sample Policies: National Information Services and Responsibilities 233

H Retention of Library Usage Records 237

I School Library Position Statements 239

J Competencies for Information Professionals of the Twenty-first Century 240

K Students' Information Literacy Needs in the Twenty-first Century: Competencies for Teacher-librarians 252

L Professional Associations 261

Notes 271

Index 281

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