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In order for the library and information science profession to remain relevant in modern society, librarians need to confront the challenges of their changing environment - and this book, a collection of writings from library and information science authors from around the world, aims to give them the tools to do so.
» books to check out by bill stewar t job-related reading The Future of Libraries Navigating Information New from Facet Publishing comes A Social Net- Pathways working Primer for Libraries (ISBN: 978-1-85604-727- The Scarecrow Press has re- 2, 125 pp., £34.95 [about $43.25 U.S.]), by Cliff Landis. cently published Information Path- With social networking becoming a central part of ways: A Problem-Solving Approach many users’ online experience, it’s increasingly impor- to Information Literacy (ISBN: 978- tant for libraries to make use of Web 2.0 tools to reach 0-8108-7426-8, out to their communities. This book gives librarians an 128 pp., $40), overview of the fundamentals involved in maximizing by Crystal Ful- their library’s online presence on such popular social ton. Intended networking sites as Facebook and MySpace, as well as as a textbook simple instructions on how to navigate these sites’ for college stu- unique interfaces (for the social networking neophytes dents, this book out there). Instructions are also given on how to expand important library func- addresses the tions, such as outreach, service delivery, marketing, and instruction. importance of Facet Publishing has also released Envisioning Future Academic Library Ser- developing a vices: Initiatives, Ideas and Challenges (ISBN: 978-1- working infor- 85604-691-6, 288 pp., £44.95 [about $68.89 U.S.]), mation literacy in a time when edited by Sue McKnight. In order for the library and more and more information is information science profession to remain relevant in finding a new home in the digital modern society, librarians need to confront the chal- world. Among other skills, students lenges of their changing environment—and this book, will learn how to apply their infor- a collection of writings from library and information sci- mation competency to the academic
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