Reference and Information Services

An Introduction

Author: Richard E. Bopp

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591583748

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 743

View: 7885

Reflecting the dramatic changes shaped by rapidly developing technologies over the past six years, this new fourth edition of "Reference and Information Services" takes the introduction to reference sources and services significantly beyond the content of the first three editions. In Part I, Concepts and Processes, chapters have been revised and updated to reflect new ideas and methods in the provision of reference service in an era when many users have access to the Web. In Part II, "Information Sources and Their Use," discussion of each source type has been updated to encompass key resources in print and on the Web, where an increasing number of freely available sources join those purchased or licensed by libraries. A number of new authors are contributors to this new edition, bringing to their chapters their experience as teachers of reference and as practitioners in different types of libraries. Discussions of services in Part I integrate digital reference as appropriate to each topic, such as how to conduct a reference interview online using instant messaging. Boxes interspersed in the text are used to present scenarios for discussion, to highlight key concepts, or to present excerpts from important documents. Discussions of sources in Part II place more emphasis on designing effective search strategies using both print and digital resources. The chapter on selection and evaluation of sources addresses the changing nature of reference collections and how to evaluate new types of sources. Each chapter concludes with an updated list of additional readings to guide further study. A new companion website will provide links to Web-accessible readings and resources as well as additional scenarios for discussion and example search strategies to supplement those presented in the text.

Reference and Information Services: An Introduction, 5th Edition

An Introduction

Author: Linda C. Smith,Melissa A. Wong

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440836973

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 880

View: 8893

Thoroughly updated, this is the essential guide to one of the most fundamental fields in the library profession. It links you—and through you, your patrons—to the significant changes that have occurred in reference and information sciences with emphasis on the growth of digital content. • Provides a comprehensive text edited by two highly regarded experts in reference and academic librarianship, Linda C. Smith and Melissa A. Wong, with chapters written by some of the best minds in the library science field • Includes newly updated information that reflects today's realities in reference service with an indication of how reference service may be provided to meet changing patron needs in the future • Encompasses the effective use of print sources, free online sources, and fee-based sources • Features individual chapters that can be used for in-service staff training or in student course packs

Reference and Information Services in the 21st Century

An Introduction

Author: Kay Ann Cassell,Uma Hiremath

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub

ISBN: 9781555706722

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 461

View: 4306

Selected by educators nationwide as the best preparation for students and practitioners alike. Kay Ann Cassell and Uma Hiremath expand on their tremendously successful approach to reference service with this new second edition of their revolutionary text. This practical guide teaches failsafe methods for identifying important materials by matching specific types of questions to the best available sources regardless of format. There's a completely new chapter on using cutting-edge technology plus expanded coverage of marketing reference service, and providing chat and IM reference. Of particular value to practitioners is the discussion of staff competencies needed now and in the future. Reference and Information Services in the 21st Century is comprehensive in its coverage, with sections on fundamental concepts, major reference sources, special topics in reference and information work (including separate chapters on reader's advisory and youth services written by acclaimed expert Mary Kay Chelton who has added coverage of non-fiction), and developing and managing reference collections and services. Fresh material covers pertinent new topics in reference services and technology, including competencies and training in Web site development and maintenance, database evaluation, RSS feeds, blogs, popular social networking sites such as Facebook, and the ability to provide reference service across multiple formats. Guided by a national advisory board of educators and practitioners, this landmark text expertly combines both practical elements and guiding principles, and is sure to be useful to LIS educators, students, and both novice and experienced reference professionals. Instructors: Adoption entitles you to a free instructional CD-ROM featuring discussion questions, assignments, and PowerPoint presentations for each chapter. E-mail [email protected] for more information.

Library and Information Center Management, 8th Edition

Author: Robert D. Stueart,Barbara B. Moran,Claudia J. Morner

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610693264

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 470

View: 8046

This updated edition of the renowned library management textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the techniques needed to effectively manage a contemporary library or information center.

Children's Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 2nd Edition

A Librarian's Guide

Author: Sylvia M. Vardell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610695615

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 343

View: 8458

Looking for a practitioner-oriented intro to literature for children ages 5–12? This book covers the latest trends, titles, and tools for choosing the best books and materials as well as for planning fun and effective programs and activities. • Includes recommendations and evaluations of digital eBooks, apps, and audiobooks as well as print titles, providing full coverage of the range of materials for children today • Features short essays by top authors and practitioners in the field to give readers expert opinions and guidance • Provides author comments, collaborative activities, featured books, special topics and programs, selected awards and celebrations, historical connections, recommended resources, issues for discussion, relevant professional standards, and assignment suggestions within each chapter • Addresses the most recent professional and curricular standards for elementary school students—a key element of today's education assessment standards

Collection Management Basics

Author: G. Edward Evans,Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598848631

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 343

View: 3071

Now thoroughly revised for today's 21st-century library environment, this title provides a complete update of the classic Developing Library and Information Center Collections—the standard text and authority on collection development for all types of libraries and library school students since 1979.

Standard Cataloging for School and Public Libraries, 5th Edition

Author: Sheila S. Intner,Jean Weihs

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610699815

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 241

View: 2909

A proven resource for librarians and students, this updated classic opens the door to understanding current library cataloging processes, shows you how to use them to create standard catalog records, and provides guidance in managing the cataloging workflow. • Describes today's new cataloging tools and shows how they are applied to real resources in various media, sharing numerous examples that illustrate the points raised • Explains the way library catalog records are produced for online catalogs • Describes MARC formats and explains how they relate to new metadata schemas such as MARC XML, the Dublin Core, and BIBFRAME • Discusses how to set goals and objectives, supervise others, evaluate outputs, and report to and interact with internal and external players in the world of libraries • Includes examples and illustrations of all tools and offers practice exercises to reinforce understanding

Reference and Information Services

An Introduction

Author: Kay Ann Cassell,Uma Hiremath

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 1555708595

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 510

View: 1344

Search skills of today bear little resemblance to searches through print publications. Reference service has become much more complex than in the past, and is in a constant state of flux. Learning the skill sets of a worthy reference librarian can be challenging, unending, rewarding, and-- yes, fun.

Reference and Information Services

An Introduction

Author: Linda C. Smith,Melissa Autumn Wong

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781440836961

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 744

View: 5735

Thoroughly updated, this go-to work links you—and though you, your patrons—to the significant changes that have occurred in reference and information sciences thanks to the growth in digital content.

The Organization of Information

Author: Arlene G. Taylor,Daniel N. Joudrey

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781598848595

Category:

Page: 540

View: 2359

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Volume 70 - Supplement 33

Author: Allen Kent

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824720704

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 500

View: 5831

This is the 70th encyclopaedia of library and information science. It covers topics such as: intelligent systems for problem analysis in organizations; interactive system design; international models of school library development; lexicalization in natural language generation; and more.

Introduction to Library Public Services

Author: G. Edward Evans,Anthony J. Amodeo,Thomas L. Carter

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781563086335

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 500

View: 9957

Emphasizing the enormous changes wrought by technology, this essential text offers a solid, broadly based view of library public service and its functions. Chapters are arranged by type of service-reference services and sources, bibliographic instruction, interlibrary loan, circulation, reserve services, special collections, serials, media services, government documents, and security issues. Within each chapter, the authors consider the philosophy and role of the particular service, variations in service and format, physical facility (and storage) implications, staffing patterns and administrative concerns, and legal and ethical issues. The duties and responsibilities of professional librarians and support staff are incorporated throughout. The book has been entirely rewritten, integrating technological information throughout the book in context. For example, the effects of automation and the Internet on reference service are examined and there is greater emphasis on electronic, and especially Inte

The Organization of Information, 4th Edition

Author: Arlene G. Taylor,Daniel N. Joudrey

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440861293

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 600

View: 4060

This fourth edition provides an updated look at information organization, featuring coverage of the Semantic Web, linked data, and EAC-CPF; new metadata models such as IFLA-LRM and RiC, and new perspectives on RDA and its implementation in the context of ISBD and MARC. • Provides an essential overview of information organization—a central activity in library and information science—that describes approaches to organizing in libraries, archives, museums, online settings, indexing services, and other environments • Newly revised and updated to reflect changes in cataloging rules, address new standards, and introduce upcoming changes • Expands the scope of content relating to information organization in non-library settings • Features vocabulary and acronym lists at the end of each chapter to help readers stay abreast of new terminology

American Civilization

An Introduction

Author: David Mauk,John Oakland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351606247

Category: History

Page: 440

View: 7371

The hugely successful American Civilization provides students of American Studies with the perfect background and introductory information on contemporary American life, examining the central dimensions of American society from geography and the environment, government and politics, to religion, education, sports, media and the arts. Fully updated throughout, the seventh edition: covers recent events including the 2016 US election and 2017 presidential inauguration contains new commentary on key themes such as terrorist incidents and their effects on the national mood regarding immigration, rapidly changing energy politics, police racial profiling and the Black Lives Matter movement, and progress in legislation protecting the rights of the LGBT community covers all core American Studies topics at introductory level and contains essential historical background for American Studies students in the twenty-first century analyzes issues of gender, class, race, and minorities in America’s cosmopolitan population is accompanied by a fully updated and integrated companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/mauk) featuring an interactive timeline, quiz questions, extensive references for further reading, links to key primary sources and advice for students on how to approach essay questions. Containing questions and terms for discussion, bibliographical references and websites at the end of each chapter and a new selection of color illustrations and case studies, this textbook is an essential resource for all students of American civilization, culture and society.

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition

Author: Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466658894

Category: Computers

Page: 10384

View: 2535

"This 10-volume compilation of authoritative, research-based articles contributed by thousands of researchers and experts from all over the world emphasized modern issues and the presentation of potential opportunities, prospective solutions, and future directions in the field of information science and technology"--Provided by publisher.

Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts

Author: Anna H. Perrault,Elizabeth Smith Aversa,Sonia Ramirez Wohlmuth,Cynthia Miller

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781598848335

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 461

View: 9219

Authoritative, trusted, and timely, "Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts: Sixth Edition" introduces new librarians to the breadth of humanities collections, experienced librarians to nature of humanities scholarship, and the scholars themselves to a wealth of information they might otherwise have missed. This new version of a classic resource--the first update in over a decade--has been refreshed to account for the myriad of digital resources that have rewritten the rules of the reference and research world, and been expanded to include significantly increased coverage of world literature and languages. This book is invaluable for a wide variety of users: librarians in academic, public, school, and special library settings; researchers in religion, philosophy, literature, and the performing and visual arts; graduate students in library and information science; and teachers and students in humanities, the arts, and interdisciplinary degree programs.

Workplace Learning & Leadership

A Handbook for Library and Nonprofit Trainers

Author: Lori Reed,Paul Signorelli

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838910823

Category: Education

Page: 161

View: 9674

The best kind of learning is that which never ends-and a culture of training means that staff will be more flexible and responsive to new ideas and strategies, imperative in today's libraries. In this practical resource, leading workplace trainers Signorelli and Reed offer guidance on improving the effectiveness of training programs. Their book takes readers through the entire process of developing, implementing, and sustaining training programs and communities of learning, in order to Empower individuals to become leaders and teachers by cultivating a culture of ongoing learning Connect library staff and users to information resources so they can effectively use them to their benefit Develop skills among both managers and workers for practicing continuous formal and informal training Using real-life examples of trainers who serve as leaders within libraries and their communities, this book sheds light on an underappreciated but important component of library operations.

The Subject Approach to Information

Author: Antony Charles Foskett

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1856040488

Category: Reference

Page: 456

View: 1831

The Internet and World Wide Web have made access to information easy but do not solve the problems of finding exactly what is wanted, to the point of overwhelming the reader with information. Since the first edition of this classic librarianship text appeared, the development of computer technology has meant that the organization of information has become a hugely complex area. This fifth edition places emphasis on the intellectual effort required to make meaningful use of the enormous amount of information now accessible to the searcher. Fully revised and updated in comprehensive detail that includes bibliographies, ample examples and quotations, it focuses on: information retrieval systems database access systems online searching and OPACs hypertext networked systems. Foskett describes how we search for information by looking at the problems involved, at the theoretical principles suggested as solutions and their practical realization as classification schemes, lists of subject headings and thesauri. Readership: This influential text is widely acknowledged to be essential reading for all students of librarianship and information management, and an invaluable reference tool for practising library and information professionals.

Basic Research Methods for Librarians

Author: Lynn Silipigni Connaway,Ronald R. Powell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591588634

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 370

View: 7420

Thoroughly updated, this book introduces the major issues involved in designing and conducting original research relevant to the fields of library and information science. * Library and information science examples to explain research methodologies and techniques * Explanations and examples of sampling procedures * A table for determining sample sizes and a random number table * Notes at the end of each chapter, plus a list of more than 400 research-related references at the end of the book