Libraries in the Information Age: An Introduction and Career Exploration

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Libraries Unlimited, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 303 pages
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Designed to introduce LIS students to the ever-changing world of modern libraries and information centers, this text provides an important overview of libraries in the era of electronic information. It helps students build necessary core knowledge in such areas as electronic dissemination of information, the impact of the Internet on libraries, the changing responsibilities of library professionals, the new paradigm for evaluating information, and characteristics and functions of today's library personnel. Each chapter revolves around a pertinent topic: the history of libraries, job opportunities, collections, preparing materials for use, circulation, reference service, ethics in the information age, job search basics, and the Internet. References and relevant books, Web sites, and publications at the end of every chapter point to further resources. Additional information--such as policies, the library bill of rights, the code of ethics, and the freedom to read statement--is supplied in the appendixes.

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An introduction to library services for those considering a library career. It is difficult to find good books in library science. This is pretty elementary but useful for the neophyte. Read full review

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Intended for those entering a library/media technician course of study or for those pursuing a graduate library/information degree, this textbook is designed as a follow-up to, if not replacement for ... Read full review


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DENISE K. FOURIE is Reference Librarian and Instructor of Library and Information Technology at Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, California. She has written several highly acclaimed books and essays in the field of library science.

DAVID R. DOWELL is Director of Learning Resources at Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, California. He previously served as library director of Pasadena City College and is the author of several critically acclaimed books. He has received a number of honors and awards, including the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Special Award.

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