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The portable MLIS : insights from the experts

Author: Ken Haycock; Brooke E Sheldon
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"What does a librarian do?" Experts in several fields of library and information science answer that question by providing introductions to their areas of expertise, thus covering the competencies needed by professional librarians. Accessible and comprehensive, The Portable MLIS can serve as both an introduction for the new student and an update for the veteran.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Haycock; Brooke E Sheldon
ISBN: 9781591585473 1591585473
OCLC Number: 213599204
Description: xix, 296 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Stepping back and looking forward: Reflections on the foundations of libraries and librarianship / Richard E. Rubin --
Professional ethics and values in a changing world / Michael Gorman --
Human rights, democracy, and librarians / Kathleen de la Peña McCook and Katharine Phenix --
Information seeking / Donald O. Case --
Careers and environments / Laura Kane --
Another look at leadership / Brooke E. Sheldon --
Management: An essential skill for today's librarians / Barbara B. Moran --
Marketing: the driving force of your library / Christie Koontz --
Reflections on creating information service collections / G. Edward Evans --
Organization and representation of information/knowledge / Arlene G. Taylor --
Information retrieval: Designing, querying, and evaluating information systems / Judith Weedman --
Reference service: The personal side of librarianship / David A. Tyckoson --
Librarians: The best googlers in the world / Linda Main --
Readers advisory services: How to help users find a "good book" / Mary K. Chelton --
Research / Ron Powell --
Learning and using evaluation: A practical introduction / Charles R. McClure --
LIS professionals in a global society / Barbara J. Ford --
Issues and trends / Ken Haycock.
Other Titles: Portable master of library and information science
Responsibility: edited by Ken Haycock and Brooke E. Sheldon.
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