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Service Profession, a Service Commitment: A Festschrift in Honor of Charles D. Patterson

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A tribute to the library profession, this festschrift explores the various service roles of professional librarians. Presented in three parts, A Service Profession discusses the roles in support of scholarly communication, examines library and information science organizations, and suggests strategies for developing leadership within the profession. Kathleen de la Pena McCook, John M. Budd, and Dana Watson offer perspectives on the processes involved in scholarly publishing. Opportunities for professional action ...

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A tribute to the library profession, this festschrift explores the various service roles of professional librarians. Presented in three parts, A Service Profession discusses the roles in support of scholarly communication, examines library and information science organizations, and suggests strategies for developing leadership within the profession. Kathleen de la Pena McCook, John M. Budd, and Dana Watson offer perspectives on the processes involved in scholarly publishing. Opportunities for professional action through organizations are explored by Danny P. Wallace, Joseph Mika, and Bert R. Boyce. Connie Van Fleet and Donald E. Riggs underscore the importance of personal commitment in developing excellence in libraries today and in the future.

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Eight essays explore the various service roles of professional librarians, and suggest strategies for developing leadership in the profession. The essays are grouped into three sections: roles in support of the professional literature, opportunities for professional action through organizations, and the impact and value of teaching. Includes biographical data on, and a list of the publications of, Charles D. Patterson (library science, Louisiana State U.). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780810826403
  • Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/1992
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Connie Van Fleet (MLIS, Louisiana State; PhD, Indiana) is Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University SLIS. She has published articles in several journals and monographs, including Public Libraries, RQ, Wilson Library Bulletin, and the JELIS and is the co-editor of RQ with Danny P. Wallace. Danny P. Wallace (MLIS, University of Missouri; PhD, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana), who is Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Louisiana State SLIS. The author of numerous publications in such journals as JASIS, JELIS, Library Trends, and Library Journal, Wallace is former editor of the JASIS book review column and co-editor of Q with Connie Van Fleet.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Charles D. Patterson
Pt. I Roles in Support of the Professional Literature 1
1 An Editor Releases Energy 2
2 Reviewing: A Strategic Service 19
3 Keepers of the Gates or Demons in a Jar? 42
Pt. II Opportunities for Professional Action Through Organizations 70
4 ALISE and the Quest for Leadership 71
5 Beta Phi Mu: History and Future 104
6 The Institutional Service Role of the Librarian and Library and Information Science Educator in the Academic Setting 137
Pt. III The Impact and Value of Teaching 154
7 Advising and Mentoring: Complementary and Essential Roles 155
8 Being a Damn Good Librarian 178
Bibliography 198
Publications of Charles D. Patterson 215
Books, Chapters, and Articles 215
Book Reviews (A Partial Listing) 220
Index 230
About the Contributors 247
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