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Leadership And Management Principles In Libraries In Developing Countries

Author: Wei Wei
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317955358
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Learn leadership skills from achievements at special libraries in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Central America! Leadership and Management Principles in Libraries in Developing Countries is a compilation of success stories epitomizing management and leadership strategies from developing nations around the globe. This book focuses on library administrators from Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Central America who have significantly transformed their library services in spite of limited funds and a lack of resources. You'll learn about their achievements, their techniques, and the strengths and skills they used—which can help you become a stronger leader at your own library. Leadership and Management Principles in Libraries in Developing Countries is a collection of selected entries to the Special Libraries Association Leadership and Management Division’s 2003 International Paper Competition for special librarians in developing countries. Each author describes the effective leadership and management that made their special library initiatives successful, providing references, tables, step-by-step instructions, and handy checklists for other librarians to use. In Leadership and Management Principles in Libraries in Developing Countries, library officials discuss the development of successful programs at special libraries such as: the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, India—where a team of people with diverse backgrounds worked together to digitally modernize their traditional library the Agricultural Libraries and Special Libraries in Tropical Biology located in Indonesia—where special librarians found innovative ways to access funding support and expertise from foreign institutions, international relief agencies, and library associations the Information Resource Centre at The Mildmay Centre in Kampala, Uganda—where the new Mobile Patient Library Services project provides information materials to patients with HIV/AIDS and their caregivers the American Cultural Center Library (now called the Rosa Parks Library) in Niamey, Niger—where the library was restructured from a simple reading room into a diverse cultural resource of exhibitions, seminars, and multilingual reference materials the Federal Ministry of Industry headquarters Library in Nigeria—where the library transformation was made possible through good leadership style, managerial expertise, and effective staff organization the University of Swaziland Libraries in Swaziland—where a strategic planning initiative helped the library widen Internet access, secure subscription funding for database access, and purchase updated equipment to enrich the instructional, research, and administrative functions of the library This book represents a body of practical experience, problems, lessons, and techniques that can be shared and tried by those who want to know more about or deal with the special needs and circumstances of librarians in developing countries. Leadership and Management Principles in Libraries in Developing Countries will show you how to improve both service and outreach to your local community by becoming a leader at your special library, whether you are the librarian, mid-level manager, director, or information consultant. Library science faculty and students will also find that this book illustrates the benefits of good leadership and management.

Sci Tech Libraries In Museums And Aquariums

Author: Ellis Mount
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780866564847
Size: 59.48 MB
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This informative book explains in detail the history, functions, holdings, services, and facilities of ten outstanding sci-tech libraries serving museums and aquariums. Focusing as it does on the rich holdings and professional activities of some highly successful libraries, including those of the American Museum of Natural History, Field Museum of Natural History, Museum of Science and Industry, and the National Air and Space Museum, Sci-Tech Libraries in Museums and Aquariums is highly recommended reading for all library professionals.

Developing An Outstanding Core Collection

Author: Carol Alabaster
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838908198
Size: 53.58 MB
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Building on the basics, this comprehensive guide offer ready-to-use advice on developing a collection policy statement, selecting user-appropriate sources, and serving your constituency with the best possible collection.

Encyclopedia Of Library And Information Science

Author: Allen Kent
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824720278
Size: 60.18 MB
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"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."

Instruction For Information Access In Sci Tech Libraries

Author: Cynthia A. Steinke
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781560246664
Size: 10.62 MB
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This helpful guide describes instructional service programs at nine sci-tech libraries to illustrate ideas and methods that work. The continued proliferation of information resources and exploding advances in technology have brought dramatic changes to the role of the reference/instruction librarian. These librarians are striving to develop services that focus on strategies and critical thinking, ensure interactive instruction at various levels of user skill, involve faculty and computer center staff, and provide easy-to-use techniques that are self-directed and lead to success. Instruction for Information Access in Sci-Tech Libraries helps readers resolve these issues and illustrates effective, proven strategies to help teach faculty, staff, and students how to do effective research and get the information they need. Authors from institutions around the country discuss educational programs that they have found successful. Informative chapters describe: a joint library/computer center cooperative program a bibliographic instruction program to prepare geology students with information skills necessary for professional careers a course designed to create informed end-users of the electronic life sciences literature the integration of information skills throughout two years of a curriculum for wildlife technology students a three-level course-integrated approach for chemistry students a cooperative end-user training program to provide campus-wide access to LEXIS/NEXIS the use of roleplaying in bibliographic instruction objectives and components of bibliographic instruction in the special library Professionals will find Instruction for Information Access in Sci-Tech Libraries full of helpful ideas and suggestions for restructuring old programs or developing new ones to help students and other users of library services learn how to seek and gather information effectively.

Role Of Standards In Sci Tech Libraries

Author: Ellis Mount
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317765761
Size: 41.43 MB
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Required reading for any librarian who has been asked to identify standards and specifications, this unique new book highlights the importance of standards in many sci-tech libraries. Collections of standards in sci-tech libraries encompass a great variety--from the most narrow subject fields, to those covering many, and from collections of American standards only, to those with an international array. Role of Standards in Sci-Tech Libraries addresses the need for standards in libraries and provides crucial guidelines for developing standards collections. The first chapter describes the operation and collections of the ideal service that could be established to serve those needing stadards and to promote the use and collection of standards. A helpful list of foreign and domestic organizations that issue standards is included. Successive chapters explore the role of standards in different types of libraries--a public library’s science and technology department, a corporate library, an academic library, and the library of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The final chapter addresses the role of Information Handling Services (IHS), a commercial source of all types of standards, discusses the range of standards services, and explains how information is acquired.

Innovations In Planning Facilities For Sci Tech Libraries

Author: Ellis Mount
Publisher: Haworth Press
ISBN: 9780866565929
Size: 80.68 MB
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Use this practical book as a resource to planning science and technology libraries. Librarians who have been through the process offer guidelines, an awareness of problems to anticipate, and solutions to them.