Monday, May 18, 2015

Information Services Today

Hirsh, Sandra (ed.) Information Services Today. Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-4422-3958-6

This overview of what it means to be a library and information professional today provides a broad overview of the transformation of libraries as information organizations, why these organizations are more important today than ever before, the technological influence on how we provide information resources and services in today’s digital and global environment, and the various career opportunities available for information professionals.

Table of Contents
Part 1 - Information Landscapes: Cultural and Technological Influences

Chapter 1: The Transformative Information Landscape: What it Means to be an Information Professional Today
Sandra Hirsh, San José State University

Chapter 2: Libraries and Information Organizations: Two Centuries of Experience
Christine Pawley, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Chapter 3: Information Communities: Defining the Focus of Information Service
Karen Fisher, University of Washington
Anne Bishop, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Chapter 4: Diversity, Cultures, and Equity of Access
Patty Wong, Yolo County Library
Miguel Figueroa, Center for the Future of Libraries; American Library Association

Part 2 – Information Professions: Physical and Virtual Environments

Chapter 5: Librarianship: A Continuously Evolving Profession
Stephen Abram, Federation of Ontario Public Libraries; Lighthouse Consulting, Inc.

Chapter 6:Literacy and Media Centers in the 21st Century: School Libraries
Mary Ann Harlan, San José State University

Chapter 7: The Learning and Research Institution: Academic Libraries
Todd Gilman, Yale University Library

Chapter 8: Community Heart, Anchor, and Safe Haven: Public Libraries
Kathleen De La Pena McCook, University of South Florida

Chapter 9:Information Centers: Special Libraries
Cheryl R. Dee, San José State University
Stephen Abram, Federation of Ontario Public Libraries; Lighthouse Consulting, Inc.
Deb Hunt, Mechanics’ Institute San Francisco; Information Edge

Chapter 10:Digital Resources: Digital Libraries
Lisa Gregory, North Carolina Digital Heritage Center
Amy Rudersdorf, Digital Public Library of America

Chapter 11: Expanding the Horizon of the MLIS
Melissa Fraser-Arnott, Queensland University of Technology – San José State University (QUT-SJSU) Gateway PhD Program

Part 3 – Information Services: Roles in the Digital Age

Chapter 12: Information Needs: Understanding and Responding to Today’s Information User
Heather O'Brien, University of British Columbia
Devon Greyson, University of British Columbia

Chapter 13:Finding Information: Information Intermediation and Reference Services
Michelle Holschuh Simmons, San José State University

Chapter 14: Organizing Information: Technical Services
Sylvia D. Hall-Ellis, San José State University; Colorado Community College System

Chapter 15: Accessing Information Anywhere and Anytime: Access Services
Michael J. Krasulski, University of the Sciences

Chapter 16: Teaching Users: Information & Technology Literacy Instruction
April D. Cunningham, Palomar College
Stephanie Rosenblatt, Cerritos College

Part 4 – Information Users: Engaging, Creating, and Collaborating via Technology

Chapter 17: User Experience
Aaron Schmidt, Library User Experience Consulting

Chapter 18: Hyperlinked Libraries
Michael Stephens, San José State University

Chapter 19:Creation Culture and Makerspaces
Kristin Fontichiaro, University of Michigan

Chapter 20:Infinite Learning
Paul Signorelli, Paul Signorelli & Associates

Part 5 – Information Organizations: Management Skills for the Information Professional

Chapter 21: Management Skills
Janine Golden, University of Southern California

Chapter 22: Managing Budgets
Sara F. Jones, Marin County Free Library

Chapter 23: Managing Personnel
Cass Mabbott, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Chapter 24: Managing Facilities
Paul Glassman, William Paterson University

Chapter 25: Managing Collections
Wayne T. Disher, San José State University

Chapter 26: Managing Technology
Marshall Breeding, Independent Technology Consultant

Chapter 27: Managing Communications, Marketing, and Outreach
Christie Koontz, Florida State University; San José State University

Chapter 28: Demonstrating Value: Assessment
Cheryl Stenström, San José State University

Part 6 – Information Issues: Influences and Consequences

Chapter 29: Information Policy
Kate Marek, Dominican University

Chapter 30: Information Ethics
Martin L. Garnar, Regis University

Chapter 31: Copyright and Creative Commons
Mary Minow,
Liz Hamilton, Dominican University

Chapter 32: Information Licensing
Celeste Feather, LYRASIS
Maura Hadaway, LYRASIS
Tom Sanville, LYRASIS

Chapter 33: Open Access
Heather Joseph, The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)

Chapter 34: Analog and Digital Curation and Preservation
Katherine Skinner, Educopia Institute

Chapter 35: Information Privacy and Cybersecurity
Cherie L. Givens, San José State University

Chapter 36: Intellectual Freedom
Barbara M. Jones, Office for Intellectual Freedom; Freedom to Read Foundation; American Library Association

Part 7: Information Horizons: Career Management and Leadership Strategies

Chapter 37: Career Management Strategies for Lifelong Success
Naomi House,

Chapter 38: Global Learning Networks
Jan Holmquist, Guldborgsund Public Library

Chapter 39: Leadership for Today and Tomorrow
Carol H. Sawyer, University of La Verne