Caribbean Libraries in the 21st Century: Changes, Challenges, and Choices

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Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis, Shamin Renwick
Information Today, Inc., 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 387 pages
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Here is an in-depth and wide-ranging look at libraries and librarianship in the Caribbean region today. Editors Cheryl Peltier-Davis and Shamin Renwick set out “to document the state of Caribbean libraries in the 21st century by examining the responses of these institutions to the changes, challenges, and choices in an increasingly electronic and virtual information environment.” More than 40 practitioners joined in the effort, contributing 25 chapters that address the myriad obstacles and opportunities facing Caribbean libraries. The book begins by providing essential historical perspective followed by coverage of trends, projects, and issues in library management, innovative services, integration and impact of information technology, cooperation and resource sharing, training library users, distance education, and the role of the 21st-century librarian. This remarkable work is certain to inspire any information professional or LIS student seeking to understand how librarianship can and is flourishing in challenging environments.
 

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Contents

Figures
6
3 Bookmobile service points in Trinidad
13
Historical Development of Libraries
31
Collection Development and Management
69
2 Services Offered to Teachers
107
Use of the Elizabeth Moys
119
Innovative Services
133
Reading Between the Lines
145
Library Cooperation and Resource
215
Building a Digital Library of
243
Education and Training
255
1 Education Student Status
283
Distance Education
291
When Doing
296
Whither Our Thoughts? A Decade
317
1 Number of articles published in refereed
325

Experiences in Developing
157
Integration and Impact
171
Summary of
177
Internet Access Management
189
1 Content of Training for Staff
195
Digitization Initiatives
201
Change Management in Caribbean
333
1 Adapted from Steven Coveys
338
List of Acronyms
347
Tables
349
Index
367
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