Carrying over the reorganization that made the fifth edition such a convenient learning resource for students and working professionals alike, the newest edition of this comprehensive library technology primer is timelier and more compelling than ever. Burke's guide should be at the top of the reading list for any current or future library professional looking to stay at the forefront of technological advancement. Updated with new case studies to illuminate key areas, its incisive coverage includes - complete analysis of the librarian's technological toolbox for teaching, security, databases, and more; - expert advice on how to compare and evaluate competing technology solutions; - social media, streaming media, and educating patrons about digital privacy; - makerspaces and other technology programing, including virtual and augmented reality technologies; - technology lending programs; - open source catalog systems, discovery layers, and related library management systems; - websites, web-based services, and free information resources; - copyright and licensing as they pertain to the use of digital materials; - new technology predictions for the future, with tips on how to stay up to date with the latest developments; and - a refreshed glossary of useful terms. Informed by a large-scale survey of librarians across the spectrum of institution types, this guide will be a true technology companion to readers at all experience levels.
The Neal Schuman Library Technology Companion Fourth Edition
The fourth edition of Burke's comprehensive resource, newly revised and updated, is a perfect primer for LIS students and should be at the top of the list for any current or future library professional looking to stay at the forefront of technological advancement. This all-in-one guide helps readers contribute to improving institutional performance, boost productivity, and stay connected to the latest library technology topics and tools by offering incisive coverage of Library technology basics, with a historical overview providing context, suggested resources for staying up to date, and a chapter on appraising and purchasing equipment and putting systems into operation Technology tools, including computers of all kinds (desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices), office applications, the wireless world, the vast changes and potential of library catalogs and databases, social media, and much more How libraries put technology to work through adaptive/assistive technology, virtual reference, blogs, screencasting, distance learning, and other day-to-day workflow Building and maintaining technology, offering guidance on spam, spyware, security strips, and other dangers of the cyberworld, plus troubleshooting tips for typical technology problems and advice on making technology environments comfortable for users The importance of long-range technology planning and how to take steps to start the planning process
Information literacy instruction is best when it is integrated into actual research, and in higher education that means embedding librarianship into the learning management system (LMS). This new How-To-Do-It Manual is geared towards academic librarians already working with classes in an LMS as well as those considering how to begin a pilot. Tumbleson and Burke, who surveyed 280 librarians for information on related activities, also use their own first-hand experience implementing an embedded librarianship program at their university to offer guidance and encouragement. Showing how to start a program that can be adapted and made sustainable, they include information on Implementing a simple pilot program with a librarian and one or two faculty Understanding and managing workload 9 tips for an effective email solicitation asking faculty to participate 10 selling points to attract students to LMS services
Technology for the School Librarian Theory and Practice
The world of the school librarian has changed significantly over the past ten years with the proliferation of technology into all phases of education; this book attempts to address these issues. • Lists features that should be included in a school library web page • Provides a chronology tracing the development of technology in school libraries • Offers an illustration of network topologies • Includes questions for research/further study in each chapter
Neal Schuman Complete Internet Companion for Librarians
This latest edition of the acclaimed Complete Internet Companion provides updated coverage of everything you need to know to keep up with enormous changes in the world's biggest computer network and libraries. This unique resource covers the entire spectrum of library related topics from Internet basics, to digital library design, intranets, extranets, metadata, computer security, filters, copyright, operations, domain name registration, the Linux, e-books, and more. Topics include: how to provide your customers with what they want-everything from digital images to Web based databases with video and sounds clips; how to build and maintain your library homepage and implement Web-based search engines and databases; nitty-gritty details you need to troubleshoot e-mail, mailing lists, and Usenet News; where to find free search and indexing systems, Web space, statistical services, and more. A companion CD-ROM keeps you up-to-date with links to 500 free sites. Both comprehensive and user-friendly, the Internet Companion is one tool that reference librarians, school library media specialists, instructional librarians, Web masters, special librarians, administrators, library science students, support staff-everyone who wants to master and manage this important technology-will want to keep close at hand.
Stay current, meet educational standards, and keep your students coming back again and again by incorporating the latest technologies into your school library. • Includes a web companion that posts updates and keeps readers abreast of new products and changes in the field • Offers a series of case studies to test and challenge students • Addresses technology in the curriculum, including STEM and Common Core standards
The Portable MLIS Insights from the Experts 2nd Edition
In this update of the ideal introduction to the library profession, the core competencies of professional librarians are presented in 14 essays supplemented with foundational principles and context. • Updates a core textbook and introduction to the profession that will be useful for almost all LIS programs and new librarians • Brings together the work of authors who are experts in various core areas • Provides content based on an analysis of emerging trends and issues • Includes key resources for further reading
"The Accidental Systems Librarian takes the approach that anyone with a solid foundation in the practices and principles of librarianship and a willingness to confront changing technology can serve effectively in a library technology position--with or without formal computer training. Author Rachel Singer Gordon's practical advice on using research, organizational, and bibliographic skills to solve various systems problems is geared to helping "accidental" systems librarians develop the skills they need to succeed and the confidence they need to excel. This is an essential book for any librarian who wants to deal more effectively with technology in her or his institution.