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Librarianship in times of crisis, edited by Anne Woodsworth, (electronic book)

Label
Librarianship in times of crisis
Title
Librarianship in times of crisis
Statement of responsibility
edited by Anne Woodsworth
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The field of librarianship has undergone traumatic shifts (mostly downward) due to the global financial meltdown that began in the fall of 2008. Libraries have been deeply affected by the worst recession since the Great Depression. While "Advances in Librarianship" endeavors to identify trends and innovations, the trend addressed in this volume is admittedly not a happy one. The current climate does however, present opportunities for analysis, and far reaching searches for solutions and innovations that can alleviate the challenges created by the clash of fiscal retrenchment with steadily increasing use of libraries. Therefore this volume addresses the ripple effects of the economic recession from the point of view of librarianship, the need for advocacy, and the necessity to tout the value that libraries bring to their communities. Chapters focus on identifying means to change library and library related organizations so that they focus on distinctive assets and strengths, use free or low cost resources and technologies, and position themselves to take advantage of collaborative initiatives
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Dewey number
025.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z683
LC item number
.L53 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Woodsworth, Anne
Series statement
Advances in librarianship
Series volume
34
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Library finance
  • Libraries
  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
Label
Librarianship in times of crisis, edited by Anne Woodsworth, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Contents
Preface / Anne Woodsworth -- A library 'state of the state' : trends, issues, and myths / Keith Michael Fiels -- The role of public libraries, the Internet, and economic uncertainty / Kathryn Sigler, Paul T. Jaeger, John Carlo Bertot, Abigail J. McDermott, Elizabeth J. DeCoster, Lesley A. Langa -- Cutback management in US public libraries : deliberations, decision spaces, and reflections / Jennifer Weil Arns, Evelyn H. Daniel -- Forced advocacy : how communities respond to library budget cuts / Lisa K. Hussey, Diane L. Velasquez -- Changing organizations : three case studies / W. David Penniman -- Refocusing distinctive capabilities : strategic shifts in Harvard's Baker Library services / Cynthia Churchwell, Mallory Stark, Debra Wallace -- The best things in life are free (or pretty cheap) : three mobile initiatives that can be done now / Lilia Murray -- 'Free puppies' : integrating Web resources into online catalogs / Robert L. Bothmann, Kellian Clink -- Bringing order out of chaos : benchmarking tools used in merging university libraries in Finland / Ari Muhonen, Ulla Nygrén, Jarmo Saarti -- Innovation for survival : from cooperation to collaboration / Jennifer Rowley
Control code
bslw08112253
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 239 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780523910
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Librarianship in times of crisis, edited by Anne Woodsworth, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Contents
Preface / Anne Woodsworth -- A library 'state of the state' : trends, issues, and myths / Keith Michael Fiels -- The role of public libraries, the Internet, and economic uncertainty / Kathryn Sigler, Paul T. Jaeger, John Carlo Bertot, Abigail J. McDermott, Elizabeth J. DeCoster, Lesley A. Langa -- Cutback management in US public libraries : deliberations, decision spaces, and reflections / Jennifer Weil Arns, Evelyn H. Daniel -- Forced advocacy : how communities respond to library budget cuts / Lisa K. Hussey, Diane L. Velasquez -- Changing organizations : three case studies / W. David Penniman -- Refocusing distinctive capabilities : strategic shifts in Harvard's Baker Library services / Cynthia Churchwell, Mallory Stark, Debra Wallace -- The best things in life are free (or pretty cheap) : three mobile initiatives that can be done now / Lilia Murray -- 'Free puppies' : integrating Web resources into online catalogs / Robert L. Bothmann, Kellian Clink -- Bringing order out of chaos : benchmarking tools used in merging university libraries in Finland / Ari Muhonen, Ulla Nygrén, Jarmo Saarti -- Innovation for survival : from cooperation to collaboration / Jennifer Rowley
Control code
bslw08112253
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 239 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780523910
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote

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