The Portable Mlis
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The Portable Mlis

by Ken Haycock, Brooke E. Sheldon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1591585473

ISBN-13: 9781591585473

Pub. Date: 07/01/2008

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591585473
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
318
Sales rank:
386,956
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
How to Think Like a Librarian: An Introduction   Ken Haycock   Brooke E. Sheldon     xv
Foundations, Values and Context
Stepping Back and Looking Forward: Reflections on the Foundations of Libraries and Librarianship   Richard E. Rubin     3
Professional Ethics and Values in a Changing World   Michael Gorman     15
Human Rights, Democracy, and Librarians   Kathleen de la Pena McCook   Katharine Phenix     23
Information Seeking   Donald O. Case     35
Careers and Environments   Laura Kane     42
Functions and Competencies
Another Look at Leadership   Brooke E. Sheldon     57
Management: An Essential Skill for Today's Librarians   Barbara B. Moran     65
Marketing-The Driving Force of Your Library   Christie Koontz     77
Reflections on Creating Information Service Collections   G. Edward Evans     87
Organization and Representation of Information/Knowledge   Arlene G. Taylor     98
Information Retrieval: Designing, Querying, and Evaluating Information Systems   Judith Weedman     112
Reference Service: The Personal Side of Librarianship   David A. Tyckoson     127
Librarians: The Best Googlers in the World   Linda Main     147
Readers Advisory Services: How to Help Users Find a "Good Book"   Mary K. Chelton     159
Research   Ron Powell     168
Learning and Using Evaluation: A Practical Introduction   Charles R. McClure     179
Moving Beyond Boundaries
LIS Professionals in a Global Society   Barbara J. Ford     195
Issues and Trends   Ken Haycock     204
Appendices
Core Values of Librarianship     215
Code of Ethics     218
Library Bill of Rights     220
Freedom to Read Statement     225
Students' Bill of Information Rights     229
Libraries: An American Value     231
Sample Policies: National Information Services and Responsibilities     233
Retention of Library Usage Records     237
School Library Position Statements     239
Competencies for Information Professionals of the Twenty-first Century     240
Students' Information Literacy Needs in the Twenty-first Century: Competencies for Teacher-librarians     252
Professional Associations     261
Notes     271
Index     281
About the Editors and Contributors     293

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