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Instructional Strategies And Techniques For Information Professionals

Author : Nicole Cooke
ISBN : 9781780632957
Genre : Education
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Increasingly, library personnel are called upon to teach classes, deliver presentations and represent their organizations in an official capacity. This book is designed to assist those professionals with little to no experience designing and delivering training, instructional sessions, and presentations. Suitable for all librarians, library staff and library school students, this practical guide will get the library professional up and running as a trainer and presenter. Written by practicing professional librarians and trainers for use in the library setting Features a combination of training, facilitation, and public-speaking skills Covers all aspects of training from audience evaluation to lesson plans to evaluation to lesson delivery

Library Instruction Design

Author : Di Su
ISBN : 9781780634074
Genre : Business & Economics
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The design philosophies of Google and Apple represent different approaches to new product design. Google's model features bottom-up and data-driven decision-making processes, while Apple's model is to design and build products top-down. Library instruction program design may learn from these differing but complementary approaches. Inspired by Google’s and Apple’s success, Library Instruction Design details how library instruction program design may learn from the philosophy of product design in the business world. In designing library instruction, a Google-philosophy approach teaches what the user wants to know while an Apple-philosophy approach teaches what the librarian thinks the user needs to learn. These two design philosophies aim at different teaching objectives reflecting library and information science education in modern society. The book is divided into five sections, with opening sections covering library instruction, the philosophy of library instruction design and design philosophy from different angles. Later sections discuss applying Google’s model and applying Apple’s model. Offers a creative way to think about library instruction program design Suggests two design approaches grounded in two philosophies, represented by the design approaches of Google and Apple Details the differences and complementarities between top-down and bottom-up approaches to design

Competitive Intelligence For Information Professionals

Author : Margareta Nelke
ISBN : 9780081002438
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Information professionals should be able to take a proactive role as a strategic partner in their organization's competitive intelligence. Their role needs to focus on the "outside-in" approach, based on their organization's strategic needs and objectives. Competitive Intelligence for Information Professionals explores the role of strategic information and intelligence in organizations, and assesses the values and needs of intelligence in organizations. The book provides guidance on how to work strategically with competitive intelligence, methods for monitoring and analysis and a process-oriented approach. Chapters include discussions on how news monitoring and competitive intelligence interact and how this offers opportunities for cooperation between different departments. Cases from the authors’ own experiences when working with competitive intelligence in international corporations are also included. Competitive intelligence (CI) is a new area for Information professionals Offers perspectives on a new trend within the library and information sector Provides a comprehensive approach to CI

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

Food Science And Technology

Author : Geoffrey Campbell-Platt
ISBN : 9780470673423
Genre : Science
File Size : 42. 32 MB
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Food Science and Technology, Second Edition is a comprehensive text and reference book designed to cover all the essential elements of food science and technology, including all core aspects of major food science and technology degree programs being taught worldwide. The book is supported by the International Union of Food Science and Technology and comprises 21 chapters, carefully written in a user-friendly style by 30 eminent industry experts, teachers, and researchers from across the world. All authors are recognized experts in their respective fields, and together represent some of the world’s leading universities and international food science and technology organizations. All chapters in this second edition have been fully revised and updated to include all-new examples and pedagogical features (including discussion questions, seminar tasks, web links, and glossary terms). The book is designed with more color to help enhance the content on each page and includes more photos and illustrations to bring the topics to life. Coverage of all the core modules of food science and technology degree programs internationally Crucial information for professionals in the food industry worldwide Chapters written by subject experts, all of whom are internationally respected in their fields A must-have textbook for libraries in universities, food science and technology research institutes, and food companies globally Additional interactive resources on the book's companion website, including multiple choice questions, web links, further reading, and exercises Food Science and Technology, 2nd Edition is an indispensable guide for food science and technology degree programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate level and for university libraries and food research facilities.

Library And Information Science

Author : Michael F. Bemis
ISBN : 9780838911853
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 33. 25 MB
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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 boon to researchers and practitioners alike, this bibliography Includes coverage of subjects as diverse and vital as the history of librarianship, its development as a profession, the ethics of information science, cataloging, reference work, and library architecture Encompasses encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, photographic surveys, statistical publications, and numerous electronic sources, all categorized by subject Offers appendixes detailing leading professional organizations and publishers of library and information science literature This comprehensive bibliography of English-language resources on librarianship, the only one of its kind, will prove invaluable to scholars, students, and anyone working in the field.

Youth Services And Public Libraries

Author : Susan E. Higgins
ISBN : 1843341565
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Summary This book offers strategies to match the information needs and wants of children and young adults in public libraries and translates these into knowledge for providing relevant services. The latest trends in service provision are covered within the context of appropriate management, programming and marketing of services. The book is grounded in the principles of public library services to children and young adults everywhere. Key Features 1.Links practical application of library programming to theoretical foundations of service 2.Illustrates concepts with reference to the developmental needs of children and young adults 3.Describes how to implement library policies which recommend, design, direct, supervise and evaluate active youth services programs 4.Demonstrates the use of selection procedures to obtain materals which are based on the educational and recreational needs of children and are appropriate for the community 5.Recommends strategies to maximize access to services and sources 6.Addresses public relations and marketing in library service to children and young adults The Author Susan E. Higgins is Assistant Professor with the School of Library and Information Science, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She has taught in Australia at Charles Sturt University's School of Library and Information Studies and in Singapore at Nanyang Technological University, School of Communication and Information. She was employed as a Director of Children's Services, Pine Mountain Regional Library, Manchester, Georgia, a Supervisory Children's Librarian for Maricopa County Library System, Phoenix, Arizona and a Children's Librarian in Mesa, Arizona for the City of Mesa Public Library. Readership Youth services staff in public libraries. Students of Library and Information Science. Contents Part 1: Principles of Library Service Historical beginnings Present context of literacy and lifelong learning Educational and economic policy Youth advocacy Part 2: Practices Management of libraries for children and young adults Developing and maintaining relevant collections Selection of resources, both digital and print, for the underserved Reading and reading programs Values in personal information seeking for children and young adults Part 3: Professionalism Professional networking Marketing and promotional activities Evaluation of programs and services

Management Of Information Organizations

Author : Waseem Afzal
ISBN : 9781780633039
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book is a significant step towards developing a body of management knowledge pertinent to the context of Library Information Science (LIS) and provides a succinct but deep account of management and information organizations. Management of Information Organizations presents a broad view of the information organizations and the nature of management in these organizations, and how information professionals are affected by such management systems. The book equips the reader with the knowledge that will enable them to develop a strong intellectual foundation relating to management and its manifestation in an information organization and provides a significant step towards developing a body of management knowledge pertinent to the context of LIS. Provides a foundation of the core concepts (i.e., management, information, organizations, information organizations, and the role of information professionals in organizations) Brings a multi-disciplinary point-of-view to the reader: concepts will be drawn from management, organizational theory, information science, consumer behaviour, and economics. They will be used to present the whole thesis of the book A blend of both theoretical and practical perspectives will be showcased

The Strategic Management Of Technology

Author : David Baker
ISBN : 9781780630656
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Aimed at professionals within Library and Information Services (LIS), this book is about the management of technology in a strategic context. The book is written against a backdrop of the complete transformation of LIS over the last twenty years as a result of technology. The book aims to provide managers and students of LIS at all levels with the necessary principles, approaches and tools to respond effectively and efficiently to the constant development of new technologies, both in general and within the Library and Information Services profession in particular. It looks at the various aspects of strategy development and IT management, and reviews the key techniques for successful implementation of strategy and policy. Written from a highly knowledgeable and well-respected practitioner in the field Draws on the author’s wide-ranging practical experience of major strategy development and project management in technology within the library and information services field Provides practical and realistic solutions to real-world problems

Knowledge Sharing In Chinese Hospitals

Author : Lihong Zhou
ISBN : 9783662451625
Genre : Medical
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This book aims to identify, understand and qualify barriers to the patient-centred knowledge sharing (KS) in interprofessional practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western Medicine (WM) healthcare professionals in Chinese hospitals. This collaboration is particularly crucial and unique to China since, contrary to Western practice, these two types of professionals actually work together complimentary in the same hospital. This study adopted a Grounded Theory approach as the overarching methodology to guide the analysis of the data collected in a single case-study design. A public hospital in central China was selected as the case-study site, at which 49 informants were interviewed by using semi-structured and evolving interview scripts. The research findings point to five categories of KS barriers: contextual influences, hospital management, philosophical divergence, Chinese healthcare education and interprofessional training. Further conceptualising the research findings, it is identified that KS is mostly prevented by philosophical and professional tensions between the two medical communities. Therefore, to improve KS and reduce the effects of the identified barriers, efforts should be made targeted at resolving both types of tensions. The conclusion advocates the establishment of national policies and hospital management strategies aimed at maintaining equality of the two medical communities and putting in place an interprofessional common ground to encourage and facilitate communication and KS.

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