Foundations of Library and Information Science / Edition 3

Foundations of Library and Information Science / Edition 3

by Richard Rubin
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Foundations of Library and Information Science / Edition 3

Information Architect... Usability Specialist... Web Services Librarian... Digital Curator...Search Engineer. These are just a few of the new and emerging careers the "Information Revolution" has ushered in. This book's progressive approach, unmatched scope, and up-to-date guidance will open the doors to a wide range of exciting information-age careers to students, advisors, parents, and others who are interested in exploring emerging career paths.

Written by a team of seasoned career services experts, this exceedingly comprehensive new resource provides in-depth coverage of career opportunities in eight core information fields, including:

Archives and preservation management

Human-computer interaction

Information analysis and retrieval

Information systems management

Information policy

Library and information services

Records management

Social computing

Chapters are clearly organized by field, and each one includes a fully-fleshed description, real-world profiles of paths to successful careers, education and training programs, example job titles, illustrated career maps, and online resources for additional exploration. There is also an invaluable chapter on career planning that covers self-assessment, career decision making, networking, and job search strategies. The New Information Professional is an indispensable resource for job seekers, career information collections within school, public, and academic libraries, as well as for college career centers and career counselors.

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ISBN-13: 9781555706906
Publisher: ALA Editions
Publication date: 04/28/2010
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 488
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures v

Foreword Joseph Janes vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Educational, Recreational, and Informational Infrastructure 7

Chapter 2 From Past to Present: The History and Mission of Libraries 35

Chapter 3 Library and Information Science: An Evolving Profession 77

Chapter 4 The Organization of Information: Techniques and Issues 127

Chapter 5 The Library as an Institution: An Organizational Perspective 165

Chapter 6 Redefining the Library: The Impact and Implications of Technological Change 225

Chapter 7 Information Science: A Service Perspective 271

Chapter 8 Information Policy: Stakeholders and Agendas 309

Chapter 9 Information Policy as Library Policy: Intellectual Freedom 371

Chapter 10 The Values and Ethics of Library and Information Science 405

Appendix A Summary of Major Library and Information Science Associations and List of Additional Associations 441

Appendix B Accredited Master's Programs in Library and Information Science in the United States and Canada 449

Index 453

About the Author 471

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