Imagine Your Library s Future

Written By Steve O’Connor
Imagine Your Library s Future
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 25 September 2010
  • ISBN : 1780630468
  • Pages : 240 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Imagine Your Library s Future written by Steve O’Connor which was release on 25 September 2010, this book published by Elsevier. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: In this information age it is widely recognised that, in order to maintain relevance and to gain a competitive edge, libraries and other organisations in the business of information must continuously assess their roles, collections, services and perhaps most importantly, their business practices. Scenarios are a way of predicting and describing a future three to five years away while strongly engaging one’s community in choosing the future which is preferable. The horizon in which assessments about future roles change is growing shorter and shorter. While it is almost clichéd to state that change is the only constant, differing scenarios of what libraries might be allow all of us to contemplate futures we might otherwise not allow. Drawing on extensive experience in libraries in different parts of the globe, the authors provide a rich analysis of planning, managing and implementing change in information organisations through scenario planning. Through extensive practical applications, both actual and theoretical, the authors provide a strong background understanding and direct the reader through a planning process that is both readily applicable and innovative for all information organisations, irrespective of their size or client base. Extensive exploration of what it means to ‘shape our futures’ rather than having our future shaped for us Valuable techniques for understanding futures and creating different scenarios Practical applications are illustrated through examples and real life experience

Imagine Your Library s Future

Imagine Your Library s Future
  • Author : Steve O’Connor,Peter Sidorko
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-09-25
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : In this information age it is widely recognised that, in order to maintain relevance and to gain a competitive edge, libraries and other organisations in the business of information must continuously assess their roles, collections, services and perhaps most importantly, their business practices. Scenarios are a way of predicting and ...

Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries

Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries
  • Author : Peter Hernon,Joseph R. Matthews
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 242
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : Academic and public libraries are much different today than they were even 15 years ago. And with even bigger changes on the horizon, what lies in store? In this systematic attempt to speak to academic and public librarians about the future of library services, Hernon and Matthews invite a raft of ...

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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2022-03-07
  • Total pages : 140
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : This book is unique in concisely addressing the impact of new and enhanced approaches to library service, encompassing topics such as Information Literacy skills acquisition, inclusive of non-Western environments, artificial intelligence in academic libraries, research data management, and confronting the concept of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) as mentioned ...

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  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works. A ...

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Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management
  • Author : Peggy Johnson
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2014-03-21
  • Total pages : 554
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : In this sweeping revision of a text that has become an authoritative standard, expert instructor and librarian Peggy Johnson addresses the art of controlling and updating library collections, whether located locally or accessed remotely. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions ...

Management Basics for Information Professionals Third Edition

Management Basics for Information Professionals  Third Edition
  • Author : G. Edward Evans,Camila A. Alire
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 600
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : Reflecting the rapidly changing information services environment, the third edition of this bestselling title offers updates and a broader scope to make it an even more comprehensive introduction to library management. Addressing the basic skills good library managers must exercise throughout their careers, this edition includes a completely new chapter ...

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Ethics Management in Libraries and Other Information Services
  • Author : Margarita Pérez Pulido
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-09-28
  • Total pages : 186
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : Ethics Management in Libraries and Other Information Services presents professional ethics from a managerial point-of-view, explaining how to implement ethical management systems in libraries and information services and presenting the necessary tools needed to understand the practical application of a system of ethical management based on ISO 26000: 2010. The examples and ...

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  • Author : Wendy Evans,David Baker
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-02-26
  • Total pages : 332
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : Digital information is a constantly developing field. The first title in the Chandos Digital Information Review series, Trends, Discovery, and People in the Digital Age, summarises and presents key themes, advances and trends in all aspects of digital information today, exploring the impact of developing technologies on the information world. ...

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Beyond Book Sales
  • Author : Susan Dowd
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : Like library users, library donors hail from all walks of life. Regardless of the scope or complexity of library fundraising, successful efforts are always about forging and strengthening relationships with the range of stakeholders throughout the community. Dowd and her team from Library Strategies, a consulting group of the Friends ...

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  • Author : Frances C. Wilkinson,Rebecca L. Lubas
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2015-11-10
  • Total pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : Looking for tips on how to work towards your overall vision while remaining productive on the frontlines? The book gives you fresh ideas for balancing your managerial duties with day-to-day responsibilities in the academic library. • Presents the first approach to managing, leading, and practicing simultaneously • Incorporates chapters written by 10 different ...

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Information Services Today
  • Author : Sandra Hirsh
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Total pages : 616
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : This book demonstrates the ever-changing landscape of information services today and the need to re-evaluate curriculum, competency training, professional development, and lifelong learning in order to stay abreast of current trends and issues, and more significantly, remain competent to address the changing user needs of the information community....

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Transforming Our Image  Building Our Brand
  • Author : Valerie J. Gross
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 169
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : This book describes a groundbreaking concept that enables public libraries—and librarians—to become indispensable by following a "Three Pillars" educational approach, and by replacing traditional terms with powerful, intuitive, value-enhanced terminology that everyone understands....

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Recharge Your Library Programs with Pop Culture and Technology
  • Author : Linda D. Behen
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17
  • Total pages : 194
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : Learn how to integrate pop culture and technology into school library programs and classrooms, and make today's digital content, mobile devices, and students' changing interests work to the educator's advantage. Today's school libraries need to evolve and meet the needs of 21st-century students—the instruction, programming, and library services must ...

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The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries
  • Author : Carol Smallwood
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-02-26
  • Total pages : 322
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : Carol Smallwood's The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries, Volume 1: Instruction, Administration, and Staff Productivity explores how Google's suite of tools, from Google Docs (now Google Drive), Google Scholar, Hangout, Forms, and others made freely available to the Internet Community can be used by libraries to expand the role ...

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  • Author : Patricia H. Fisher,Marseille M. Pride,Ellen G. Miller
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 135
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : In these challenging times, libraries face fierce competition for customers and funding. Creating and implementing a marketing plan can help libraries make a compelling case and address both issues—attracting funding and customers by focusing on specific needs. But where and how do you start?...