The Indispensable Academic Librarian

Teaching and Collaborating for Change

The Indispensable Academic Librarian

Author: Michelle Reale

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838916384

Page: 144

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Traditionally, academic librarians have delivered “beck and call” service to educators both in and out of the classroom. However, far from being merely auxiliary to the learning cycle, academic librarians are educators in their own right. If the primary challenge before them is to change how they’re perceived within their institutions, Reale proposes, the key lies in becoming a proactive teacher and collaborator. Offering strategies applicable to many different areas, this book shows how the academic librarian can be an educator in both structured and unstructured spaces on campuses. Blending practice-based evidence with a warm approach, Reale discusses the changing perception of academic librarians, how they are seen and how they see themselves;shows how academic librarians can and should assert their rightful place in the learning cycle;looks at how to match teaching goals with academic librarians’ mission;advocates for the indispensable roles the academic librarian should play, including co-collaborator, one-on-one research consultant, expert-at-large in non-structured spaces such as the dorm or student lounge, and embedded librarian in the classroom; offers talking points for self-advocacy, looking at the many ways academic librarians are making a difference; andexplores activities and programming for engagement and learning. This book will empower and validate academic librarians by demonstrating their indispensable roles as educators.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

American Reference Books Annual: 2019 Edition

American Reference Books Annual: 2019 Edition

Author: Juneal M. Chenoweth

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440869146

Page: 552

View: 3800

Read professional, fair reviews by practicing academic, public, and school librarians and subject-area specialists that will enable you to make the best choices from among the latest reference resources. • Provides reviews of print and electronic resources, showcasing a wide spectrum for users to consider • Presents unbiased evaluations that allow users to make their own decisions on the suitability of a given resource for their patrons' needs • Gives users access to reviews containing critical, relevant, and timely information from librarians and subject-area specialists
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Indispensable Librarian, The: Surviving and Thriving in School Libraries in the Information Age

Surviving and Thriving in School Libraries in the Information Age, Second Edition

Indispensable Librarian, The: Surviving and Thriving in School Libraries in the Information Age

Author: Doug Johnson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610692403

Page: 207

View: 5826

This readable and practical book examines the changes in school libraries brought by the digital revolution—and describes how new and experienced librarians can take advantage of them.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Information Literacy Framework

Case Studies of Successful Implementation

The Information Literacy Framework

Author: Heidi Julien,Melissa Gross,Don Latham

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 153812145X

Page: 296

View: 2067

This book helps demystify how to incorporate ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into information literacy instruction in higher education as well as how to teach the new Framework to pre-service librarians as part of their professional preparation. This authoritative volume copublished by the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) demonstrates professional practice by bringing together current case studies from librarians in higher education who are implementing the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education as well as cases from educators in library and information science, who are working to prepare their pre-service students to practice in the new instructional environment. Instructional librarians, administrators, and educators will benefit from the experiences the people on the ground who are actively working to make the transition to the Framework in their professional practice.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Academic Librarianship by Design

A Blended Librarian's Guide to the Tools and Techniques

Academic Librarianship by Design

Author: Steven J. Bell,John D. Shank

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838909393

Page: 181

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"The future of academic librarianship depends on our collective ability to integrate services and practices into the teaching and learning process...Our goal is to raise awareness, promote the contributions librarians can make, and create change." --Steven J. Bell and John D. Shank Change is unfolding at a furious pace for academic librarians, where even predictions of obsolescence abound. This new vision for designing the future of academic libraries enables librarians to become indispensable partners in the college teaching endeavor by integrating themselves into the instructional process. Learn why enhanced capabilities in instructional design and technology, the "blended librarian skill set," is so critical. Then use the authors' modified instructional design "ADDIE model" to: Improve collaboration with faculty, researchers, and students to become an instructional partner Connect with learners by applying design thinking to develop and enhance library services Provide new tools for sharing information literacy and research process insights Take leadership initiative to integrate the academic library and librarian into the teaching and learning process Scenarios, case studies, and profiles throughout illustrate the successes that real "blended librarians" are having on campuses. This practical, hands-on guide expands the possibilities for academic librarians in public service, reference, instruction, information literacy, and even library and information science students.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction To Staff Development In Academic Libraries

An Introduction To Staff Development In Academic Libraries

Author: Elizabeth Connor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135694702

Page: 248

View: 5962

An indispensable resource for librarians of all roles, the case studies in An Introduction to Staff Development in Academic Libraries demonstrate the necessity and value of integrating the library's mission statement and strategic plan with bold approaches to staff orientation, training, mentoring, and development.
Categories: Education

Kingmakers

The Invention of the Modern Middle East

Kingmakers

Author: Karl Ernest Meyer,Shareen Blair Brysac

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393061994

Page: 507

View: 8740

Describes the history of the modern development of the Middle East, focusing on the British and American influences on Middle Eastern politics and culture.
Categories: History

Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries

Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries

Author: Thanuskodi, S.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466640715

Page: 348

View: 9521

Academic libraries cater to the diverse needs of scholars, scientists, technocrats, researchers, students, and others personally and professionally invested in higher education. Due to advancements in information and communication technologies (ICT), the vision and mission of academic libraries are changing in developing countries. Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries provides the latest theoretical frameworks and empirical research into academic libraries, investigating concerns such as illiteracy, budgeting, software development, technical training, and others. In particular, this book will be of use to professionals and researchers working in the field of library and information science who are looking for new methods and best practices in the management of effective academic libraries. This book is part of the Advances in Library and Information Science series collection.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines