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Designed for librarians and students alike. Academic Librarianship Today is the most current, comprehensive overview of the field available today. Key features include: open access, copyright, digital curation and preservation, emerging technologies, new roles for academic librarians, cooperative collection development and resource sharing, and patron-driven acquisitions.
Mobile technology has become a ubiquitous presence in the lives of today’s students and faculty. This is a detailed and thorough examination of technology that’s emerging now and how to incorporate it into the library to help students and researchers of both today and tomorrow. Leveraging the potential of smartphones, tablets, and even wearable technologies allows academic librarians to further expand their reach to students and faculty beyond the library’s walls.
This book facilitates career reflection, and could be of interest to both new and experienced librarians. Topics covered range from the value of knowledge management and effective communication in organizations to assessing employers' perception of information professionals, how best to increase one's value through professional organizations and volunteering and more.
Managing Your Brand: Career Management and Personal PR for Librarians sets out guidelines for developing career pathways, including options for career change and the exploration of community service, as an avenue that can provide new opportunities.
The library and information profession builds skills and expertise that cover a wide spectrum. These skills are often desirable in other fields and industries. Likewise, the skills we build before entering the library and information professions can help us as professionals. This book looks at both sides of this equation through a collection of essays by current and former librarians and information professionals who make use of this wide range of cross disciplinary skills.
Excellent business communication skills are especially important for information management professionals. This book will focus on how to hone six key communication skills: be brief, be clear, be receptive, be strategic, be credible and be persuasive.
How to Read Like a Pro
Every field and industry has at least one publication that people in the field read to keep up with what's going on. These magazines are in the Library's collections and you can access them and read like any pro in your field! For those exploring careers, they are great sources for inspiration. For job seekers, they are sources that can help you look knowledgable on trends, which can give you an edge for your job interviews and put you at ease for those moments of small talk with a potential employer.
To find more industry news for your own special interest, type your keywords and do a search. In the results, look at the left nav bar for Source Type and click "trade journals" and/or "magazines" to follow the latest news. You may set up an alert in your email for weekly updates or follow the feed in a news reader.
Example: librarianship news. Check off "Trade Publications" on the left to focus on news & developments in the field.
This organization also has many special interest groups focused on sub-topics such as information architecture, user experience, health informatics, digital libraries, taxonomies, and information in the disciplines such as humanities, sciences, education and social sciences.