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Libraries in the Information Age An Introduction and Career Exploration

ISBN-10: 1591584345
ISBN-13: 9781591584346
Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)
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Description: Designed to introduce library and information science (LIS) students to the ever-changing world of modern libraries and information centers, Libraries in the Information Age describes the dynamic working environment of libraries evolving to manage  More...

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Book details

List price: $50.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 9/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Designed to introduce library and information science (LIS) students to the ever-changing world of modern libraries and information centers, Libraries in the Information Age describes the dynamic working environment of libraries evolving to manage new formats of digital information and take advantage of the latest communications tools. New material in this second edition includes discussion of the many emerging library trends such as Internet applications, social networking tools, and other aspects of Web 2.0, the growing importance of institutional repositories, digitization of historical collections, and the library as a social and cultural gathering place. The book also offers an array of job-hunting techniques.

List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
Redefining the Role of Libraries
A Brief History of Libraries
Types of Library Job Opportunities
Collections
Preparing Materials for Use
Circulation
Reference Service
Ethics in the Information Age
Job Search: Basics
Evolving Library Services
Library and Information Studies Education and Human Resource Utilization a Statement of Policy
Library Bill of Rights
Code of Ethics of the American Library Association
The Freedom to Read Statement
Index

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