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					          >hard copy                                                                                      Deborah Lynne Wiley
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                              Recommended Reading on Librarian Images,
                                      Library Mashups, Web Monitoring,
                                             and Collection Development


                                       T   his month I look at library stereotypes, mashups, web monitoring, and elec-
                                           tronic resource collection development.


  ratings                                                    You Don’t Look Like a Librarian:
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                                                       Shattering Stereotypes and Creating Positive
                                                             New Images in the Internet Age
                                                                      by Ruth Kneale
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                                                                     ISBN: 978-1-57387-366-6
                                                                          Published: 2009
                                                                     Pages: 198 pp.; softcover
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                                          I was reading this book as the SLA (Special Libraries Association) name-
                        POOR
                                       change debate was raging (the proposed new name for the association was
                        no logo        Association of Strategic Knowledge Professionals), prompting me to think long
                                       and hard about what a librarian is and isn’t—and what people think a librarian is
                                       and isn’t. I have to admit that I am one of those who believe we should keep the
             featured books            time-honored name and simply work harder to change people’s perceptions.
                                       And based on the stories and anecdotes in this
  You Don’t Look Like a Librarian:
      Shattering Stereotypes and       book, we have plenty to do and impressive non-
    Creating Positive New Images       stereotypical examples to help us do it.
               in the Internet Age        This brief book documents the perceptions and
                                       representations of librarians in popular media
  Library Mashups: Exploring New       since 1990. The author, who is systems librarian
      Ways to Deliver Library Data     for the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope,
                                       Tucson, Ariz., has been collecting items on her
        Complete Web Monitoring        You Don’t Look Like a Librarian website
                                       (www.librarian-image.net) since 2002; she has
   The Kovacs Guide to Electronic
                                       also conducted surveys with more than 1,000
   Library Collection
				
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