Imagine Your Library s Future

Written By Steve O’Connor
Imagine Your Library s Future
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 25 September 2010
  • ISBN : 1780630468
  • Pages : 240 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Imagine Your Library s Future written by Steve O’Connor which was release on 25 September 2010, this book published by Elsevier. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: In this information age it is widely recognised that, in order to maintain relevance and to gain a competitive edge, libraries and other organisations in the business of information must continuously assess their roles, collections, services and perhaps most importantly, their business practices. Scenarios are a way of predicting and describing a future three to five years away while strongly engaging one’s community in choosing the future which is preferable. The horizon in which assessments about future roles change is growing shorter and shorter. While it is almost clichéd to state that change is the only constant, differing scenarios of what libraries might be allow all of us to contemplate futures we might otherwise not allow. Drawing on extensive experience in libraries in different parts of the globe, the authors provide a rich analysis of planning, managing and implementing change in information organisations through scenario planning. Through extensive practical applications, both actual and theoretical, the authors provide a strong background understanding and direct the reader through a planning process that is both readily applicable and innovative for all information organisations, irrespective of their size or client base. Extensive exploration of what it means to ‘shape our futures’ rather than having our future shaped for us Valuable techniques for understanding futures and creating different scenarios Practical applications are illustrated through examples and real life experience

Imagine Your Library s Future

Imagine Your Library s Future
  • Author : Steve O’Connor,Peter Sidorko
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-09-25
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : In this information age it is widely recognised that, in order to maintain relevance and to gain a competitive edge, libraries and other organisations in the business of information must continuously assess their roles, collections, services and perhaps most importantly, their business practices. Scenarios are a way of predicting and ...

Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries

Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries
  • Author : Peter Hernon,Joseph R. Matthews
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 242
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : Academic and public libraries are much different today than they were even 15 years ago. And with even bigger changes on the horizon, what lies in store? In this systematic attempt to speak to academic and public librarians about the future of library services, Hernon and Matthews invite a raft of ...

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management
  • Author : Peggy Johnson
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2014-03-21
  • Total pages : 554
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : In this sweeping revision of a text that has become an authoritative standard, expert instructor and librarian Peggy Johnson addresses the art of controlling and updating library collections, whether located locally or accessed remotely. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions ...

Management Basics for Information Professionals Third Edition

Management Basics for Information Professionals  Third Edition
  • Author : G. Edward Evans,Camila A. Alire
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 600
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : Reflecting the rapidly changing information services environment, the third edition of this bestselling title offers updates and a broader scope to make it an even more comprehensive introduction to library management. Addressing the basic skills good library managers must exercise throughout their careers, this edition includes a completely new chapter ...

Beyond Book Sales

Beyond Book Sales
  • Author : Susan Dowd
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : Like library users, library donors hail from all walks of life. Regardless of the scope or complexity of library fundraising, successful efforts are always about forging and strengthening relationships with the range of stakeholders throughout the community. Dowd and her team from Library Strategies, a consulting group of the Friends ...

Trends Discovery and People in the Digital Age

Trends  Discovery  and People in the Digital Age
  • Author : Wendy Evans,David Baker
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-02-26
  • Total pages : 332
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : Digital information is a constantly developing field. The first title in the Chandos Digital Information Review series, Trends, Discovery, and People in the Digital Age, summarises and presents key themes, advances and trends in all aspects of digital information today, exploring the impact of developing technologies on the information world. ...

Mistakes in Academic Library Management

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  • Author : Jack E. Fritts Jr.
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-02
  • Total pages : 140
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : Mistakes in Academic Library Management: Grievous Errors and How to Avoid Them addresses the most common library management issues, examining mistakes that anyone in a library management position could make, coupled with suggestions for how the issue could be better handled or avoided. The result is the recognition and formation ...

Practical Strategies for Academic Library Managers Leading with Vision Through All Levels

Practical Strategies for Academic Library Managers  Leading with Vision Through All Levels
  • Author : Frances C. Wilkinson,Rebecca L. Lubas
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2015-11-10
  • Total pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : Looking for tips on how to work towards your overall vision while remaining productive on the frontlines? The book gives you fresh ideas for balancing your managerial duties with day-to-day responsibilities in the academic library. • Presents the first approach to managing, leading, and practicing simultaneously • Incorporates chapters written by 10 different ...

Futures the journal of forecasting planning and policy

Futures the journal of forecasting  planning  and policy
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : Download or read online Futures the journal of forecasting planning and policy written by , published by which was released on 1998. Get Futures the journal of forecasting planning and policy Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

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  • Author : Patricia H. Fisher,Marseille M. Pride,Ellen G. Miller
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 135
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : In these challenging times, libraries face fierce competition for customers and funding. Creating and implementing a marketing plan can help libraries make a compelling case and address both issues—attracting funding and customers by focusing on specific needs. But where and how do you start?...

Hope and a Future

Hope and a Future
  • Author : Renee F. Hill
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-04-20
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : In a world that often questions the value of libraries and librarianship, this collection of reflective essays and future-focused research emphasizes the ways in which being an information professional continues to be a rewarding and vital profession....

Envisioning Our Preferred Future

Envisioning Our Preferred Future
  • Author : Bradford Lee Eden
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-05-09
  • Total pages : 274
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : Volume 8 of the series Creating the 21st-Century Academic Library is focused on new services, directions, job duties and responsibilities for librarians in academic libraries of the 21st century. Topics include research data management services, web services, improving web design for library interfaces, cooperative virtual reference services, directions on research in ...

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Monkeyshines on Libraries
  • Author : Phyllis Goldman
  • Publisher : EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2003-09
  • Total pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : Provides a concise history of the evolution of the library, and discusses the growing function of technology in accessing information in the ever-expanding field of information science....

Future Energy With Audio Level 3 Factfiles Oxford Bookworms Library

Future Energy   With Audio Level 3 Factfiles Oxford Bookworms Library
  • Author : Alex Raynham
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-05
  • Total pages : 80
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : A level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Written for Learners of English by Alex Raynham. Right now, all over the world, people are using energy. As we drive our cars, work on our computers, or even cook ...

The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries

The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries
  • Author : Carol Smallwood
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-02-26
  • Total pages : 322
  • ISBN : 1780630468
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Summary : Carol Smallwood's The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries, Volume 1: Instruction, Administration, and Staff Productivity explores how Google's suite of tools, from Google Docs (now Google Drive), Google Scholar, Hangout, Forms, and others made freely available to the Internet Community can be used by libraries to expand the role ...