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Becoming Confident Teachers

Author : Claire McGuinness
ISBN : 9781780632711
Genre : Education
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Becoming Confident Teachers examines the teaching role of information professionals at a time of transition and change in higher education. While instruction is now generally accepted as a core library function in the 21st century, librarians often lack sufficient training in pedagogy and instructional design; consequently finding their teaching responsibilities to be stressful and challenging. By exploring the requirements and responsibilities of the role, this book guides teaching librarians to a position where they feel confident that they have acquired the basic body of knowledge and procedures to handle any kind of instructional requests that come their way, and to be proactive in developing and promoting teaching and learning initiatives. In addition, this book suggests strategies and methods for self-development and fostering a “teacher identity, giving teaching librarians a greater sense of purpose and direction, and the ability to clearly communicate their role to non-library colleagues and within the public sphere. Specifically examines the causes of stress among teaching librarians, zeroing in on recognisable scenarios, which are known to ‘zap’ confidence and increase teacher anxiety among librarians An up-to-date and easily digestible take on the role and responsibilities of the teaching librarian Identifies the major trends that are transforming the teaching function within professional academic librarianship

The Copyright Librarian

Author : Linda Frederiksen
ISBN : 9780081002117
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Within most libraries in the United States today there is an information professional who has become the ‘go-to’ person for grasping and grappling with copyright questions. While not an attorney, this librarian has developed an awareness and understanding of copyright law, legislation and practice as they relate to a wide variety of library activities. This practical handbook provides a broad overview of copyright librarianship. It is written for information professionals whose area of expertise, specialization or job it is to inform and educate others about the ethical use and best practices surrounding copyrighted materials It is written about the person with solid analytical skills and the ability to adapt and adjust in a rapidly changing environment; someone who can serve as an intermediary between information producers and consumers; someone who is knowledgeable about the law and providing access to information; someone who is well positioned within an organization to answer questions about copyright and provide reliable, accurate, and relevant answers, information, assistance, and guidance when needed. In short: a copyright librarian. Thorough and up-to-date look at an emerging field of specialization within libraries Provides an overview of job opportunities available and how to prepare for these jobs Presents a range of useful current awareness and professional development resources and tools for the new, prospective, and working professional Addresses common misperceptions about copyright librarians

The Academic Library Administrator S Field Guide

Author : Bryce Nelson
ISBN : 9780838912232
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The daily administration of an academic library often leaves you needing quick advice on the topic at hand. Nelson, an experienced administrator writing from first-hand knowledge, delivers such advice in 30 topical chapters. Each chapter begins with an “Assertion,” a one-sentence summary allowing you to rapidly scan the book and find what you need. When you’re on the job you can dip into this guide for ready-to-use guidance on the full range of administrator responsibilities, such as How to think and act politically Preparing staff for safety and security procedures Influencing student and faculty's perception of the library as a basic component of education Fostering librarians' professional identity as teachers Communicating effectively, from email messages to meetings Assessment and systematic collection of data Commentary sections in each chapter offer observations and interpretation, with abundant examples of useful advice. If you want to dig further into a topic, a Readings section points you to resources. Packed with insight about the day-to-day operations of the academic library, Nelson's guide will be invaluable to new and experienced administrators alike.

Adult And Continuing Education Concepts Methodologies Tools And Applications

Author : Management Association, Information Resources
ISBN : 9781466657816
Genre : Education
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Beyond the undergraduate and graduate levels, education has traditionally ceased when students enter the workforce as professionals in their respective fields. However, recent trends in education have found that adult students beyond the traditional university age often benefit greatly from returning to further their education. Adult and Continuing Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications investigates some of the most promising trends in furthering education and professional development in a variety of settings and industries. With an extensive array of chapters on topics ranging from non-traditional students to online and distance education for adult learners, this multi-volume reference book will provide students, educators, and industry professionals with the tools necessary to make the most of their return to the classroom.

The Library Innovation Toolkit Ideas Strategies And Programs

Author : Anthony Molaro
ISBN : 9780838912744
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Progress for the sake of progress is all too often a drain on precious time and resources. The communities and users that libraries serve are always changing; true innovation helps libraries adapt to meet their needs and aspirations both now and in the future. This stimulating collection offers numerous snapshots of innovation in action at a range of libraries, showcasing ideas and initiatives that will inspire librarians at their own institutions. Among the topics covered are The importance of creating organizational structures that lead to innovationStrategies for getting library staff and other stakeholders on board and engaged, complete with a step-by-step toolkit for achieving innovative outcomesWays to expand the library beyond its walls to deliver exceptional and innovative services to library usersMoney-saving initiatives that use technology to improve users’ experienceInnovative uses of library spaces, such as designing and implementing a digital media labExamples of creative programming, from running a C2E2-style comic convention, creating an “idea” forum, to re-envisioning a children’s writing club and launching Readtember, a month of literacy programs featuring zombies, dads, and gamingThis valuable sourcebook encourages readers to take big risks, ask deeper questions, strive for better service, and dream bigger ideas.

Map Librarianship

Author : Susan Elizabeth Ward Aber
ISBN : 9780081000458
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Map Librarianship identifies basic geoliteracy concepts and enhances reference and instruction skills by providing details on finding, downloading, delivering, and assessing maps, remotely sensed imagery, and other geospatial resources and services, primarily from trusted government sources. By offering descriptions of traditional maps, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and other geospatial technologies, the book provides a timely and practical guide for the map and geospatial librarian to blend confidence in traditional library skill sets. Includes rarely discussed concepts of citing and referencing maps and geospatial data, fair use and copyright Creates an awareness and appreciation of existing print map collections, while building digital stewardship with surrogate map and aerial imagery collections Provides an introduction to the theory and applications of GIS, remote sensing, participatory neogeography and neocartography practices, and other geospatial technologies Includes a list of geospatial resources with descriptions and illustrations of commonly used map types and formats, online geospatial data sources, and an introduction to the most commonly used geospatial software packages available, on both desktop and mobile platforms

Digital Detectives

Author : Crystal Fulton
ISBN : 9780081001318
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Digital Detectives: Solving Information Dilemmas in an Online World helps students become independent and confident digital detectives, giving them the tools and tactics they need to critically scrutinize web-based digital information to ascertain its authenticity, veracity, and authority, and to use the information in a discerning way to successfully complete academic tasks. Enabling students to select and use information appropriately empowers them to function at a higher level of digital information fluency, acting as discerning consumers of, and effective contributors to, web-based information. Offers a situated, problem-solving approach to deepen students’ analytical and research skills Explores a practical, real-life dilemma that is typically experienced by undergraduates in the course of their academic work, especially those transitioning from secondary to third-level education Focuses on the authentic educational needs of undergraduates as expressed by educators, but also students themselves Addresses a specific central dilemma which is identified at the outset, but also uses the opportunity to reveal to students the broader contextual issues which frame the problem they are exploring

Data Information Literacy

Author : Jake Carlson
ISBN : 9781557536969
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Data information literacy is introduced as a new area of opportunity for librarians seeking to educate the next generation of scholars about best practices when working with research data in a way that is sustainable over the long term.

The Fortuitous Teacher

Author : Sarah Cisse
ISBN : 9780081002407
Genre : Education
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The Fortuitous Teacher: A Guide to Successful One-Shot Library Instruction discusses how librarians have become accidental teachers in the academic university setting. It covers how (if at all) librarians are prepared by MILS programs to teach, compares typical characteristics of teachers versus librarians, and presents tactics on how to learn effective teaching skills on the job. In addition, readers will learn about the history of library instruction, the different types of library instruction, and the dynamics of one-shot library instruction, classroom culture, faculty buy-in, and collaboration. Examines how MILS programs prepare librarians to teach Compares the typical characteristics of effective teachers and librarians Offers advice for new academic librarians who take on the role of classroom teacher Explores future trends in library instruction and how to apply this to one-shot instruction sessions

The Librarian S Guide To Homelessness

Author : Ryan Dowd
ISBN : 0838916260
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"Homelessness is a perennial topic of concern at libraries. In fact, staff at public libraries interact with almost as many homeless individuals as staff at shelters do. In this book Dowd, executive director of a homeless shelter, spotlights best practices drawn from his own shelter's policies and training materials" --

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