The Academic Librarian as Blended Professional

Written By Michael Perini
The Academic Librarian as Blended Professional
  • Publsiher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 06 April 2016
  • ISBN : 008101015X
  • Pages : 170 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Academic Librarian as Blended Professional written by Michael Perini which was release on 06 April 2016, this book published by Chandos Publishing. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: The Academic Librarian as Blended Professional employs a model that allows for individual and managerial reconceptualization of the librarian's role, also helping to mitigate obstacles to professional development both internal and external to the library. Using traditional and personal narrative, the book extends Whitchurch’s blended professional model, designed to consider the merging of academicians’ roles across several spheres of professional and academic influence in a higher education setting, to academic librarians. The book is significant due to its use of higher education theory to examine the professional identity of academic librarians and the issues impacting librarian professional development. The work offers a constructive, replicable research design appropriate for the analysis of librarians in other academic settings, providing additional insights into how these professionals might perceive their roles within the larger context of a higher education environment. Following the application of the blended professional model, this book contends that academic librarians have similar roles concerning research, instruction, and service when compared to an institution’s tenure-track faculty. The scope of professional productivity and the expectation of the librarians, though, are much less regimented. Consequently, the academic librarians find themselves in a tenuous working space where their blended role is inhibited by real and perceived barriers. Uses a model from the discipline of higher education in order to better conceptualize and understand the academic librarian's role in the institution Allows for the analysis and understanding of the librarian's identity and role in a context familiar to those outside of the academic library system Provides a unique understanding of both the library system and its librarians, explaining the nuances of the greater higher education collective

The Academic Librarian as Blended Professional

The Academic Librarian as Blended Professional
  • Author : Michael Perini
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-04-06
  • Total pages : 170
  • ISBN : 008101015X
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Summary : The Academic Librarian as Blended Professional employs a model that allows for individual and managerial reconceptualization of the librarian's role, also helping to mitigate obstacles to professional development both internal and external to the library. Using traditional and personal narrative, the book extends Whitchurch’s blended professional model, designed to ...

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  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-01-20
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 008101015X
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Summary : The Academic Teaching Librarian’s Handbook is a comprehensive resource for academic library professionals and LIS students looking to pursue a teaching role in their work and to develop this aspect of their professional lives in a holistic way throughout their careers. The book is built around the core ideas ...

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  • Author : Leo Appleton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-05-14
  • Total pages : 332
  • ISBN : 008101015X
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Summary : Academic libraries are facing uncertain times. The international higher education environment is very volatile and academic libraries and librarians can play a major role in helping to strategically position their parent institution within it. In doing so, there needs to be clarity as to what the position of the academic ...

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  • Author : Steven J. Bell,John D. Shank
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2007-07-02
  • Total pages : 181
  • ISBN : 008101015X
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Summary : 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....

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  • Author : Jill Beard
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-02-24
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 008101015X
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Summary : University libraries around the world have embraced the possibilities of the digital learning environment, facilitating its use and proactively seeking to develop the provision of electronic resources and services. The digital environment offers opportunities and challenges for librarians in all aspects of their work - in information literacy, virtual reference, ...

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  • Author : Moira J. Bent
  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-03-16
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 008101015X
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Summary : This practical guide offers innovative tips and reliable best practice to enable new and experienced library and information professionals to evaluate their current provision and develop their service to meet the evolving needs of the research community. Interacting effectively with information is at the heart of all research, consequently information ...

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  • Author : J. H. Bowman
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2012-04-01
  • Total pages : 468
  • ISBN : 008101015X
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Summary : This is the latest in an important series of reviews going back to 1928. The book contains 26 chapters, written by experts in their field, and reviews developments in the principal aspects of British librarianship and information work in the years 2006-2010....

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  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2018-07-23
  • Total pages : 432
  • ISBN : 008101015X
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Summary : Technical Services Quarterly declared that the third edition “must now be considered the essential textbook for collection development and management … the first place to go for reliable and informative advice." For the fourth edition expert instructor and librarian Johnson has revised and freshened this resource to ensure its timeliness and ...

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  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-04-13
  • Total pages : 264
  • ISBN : 008101015X
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Summary : At the heart of any discussion about the future of libraries is the future of librarians—and how well our instructional programs, especially the Master of Library Science (MLS) degree, prepare them for their careers. This book continues the critical conversations around preparing future librarians....

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  • Publisher : The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  • Release Date : 2013-11-29
  • Total pages : 1178
  • ISBN : 008101015X
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Summary : ICDL conferences are recognized on of the most important platform in the world where noted expert share their experiences. Many DL experts have contributed thought provoking papers in ICDL 2013. These important papers are reviewed and conceptualized into ICDL on different areas of DL proceedings. The Proceedings have two volumes and ...

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2022-03-31
  • Total pages : 316
  • ISBN : 008101015X
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Summary : The Impact of the Integrated Practitioner in Higher Education highlights the importance of developing blended professionalism as a way of future-proofing Higher Education leadership, strategy, and outcomes. With carefully chosen international contributors, this book discusses the rationale for championing blended/integrated practitioners and uses a narrative case study approach to ...

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  • Author : David Baker,Lucy Ellis
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-10-24
  • Total pages : 420
  • ISBN : 008101015X
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Summary : The last decade has seen significant global changes that have impacted the library, information, and learning services and sciences. There is now a mood to find pragmatic information solutions to pressing global challenges. Future Directions in Digital Information presents the latest ideas and approaches to digital information from across the ...

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  • Author : Princewill I. Egwuasi Ph.D,Jake M. Laguador Ph.D,Ngozika A. Oleforo Ph.D,Stella Nwosu Ph.D,Rania R. Khalil Ph.D,Sudhanshu K. Sultania
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2018-10-19
  • Total pages : 248
  • ISBN : 008101015X
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Summary : This publication of School Environment in Africa and Asia Pacific is a continuation of our maiden and second publications, School Environment in Nigeria and the Philippines, published in February 2015, and School Environment in Nigeria, Ghana, and the Philippines, published in March 2017. The philosophy being that since there is a shift ...

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  • Author : George Stachokas
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-09-04
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 008101015X
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Summary : Libraries and librarians have been defined by the book throughout modern history. What happens when society increasingly lets print go in favour of storing, retrieving and manipulating electronic information? What happens after the book? After the Book explores how the academic library of the 21st Century is first and foremost ...

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  • Author : Celia Whitchurch
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-11-12
  • Total pages : 184
  • ISBN : 008101015X
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Summary : Reconstructing Identities in Higher Education: The Rise of Third Space Professionals draws on studies conducted in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States to explore the roles and identities of a growing number of staff associated with broadly based institutional projects such as student life and welfare, widening participation, ...