Imagine Your Library s Future

In this information age it is widely recognised that, in order to maintain relevance and to gain a competitive edge, libraries and other organisations in the business of information must continuously assess their roles, collections, services and perhaps most importantly, their business practices. Scenarios are a way of predicting and describing a future three to five years away while strongly engaging one’s community in choosing the future which is preferable. The horizon in which assessments about future roles change is growing shorter and shorter. While it is almost clichéd to state that change is the only constant, differing scenarios of what libraries might be allow all of us to contemplate futures we might otherwise not allow. Drawing on extensive experience in libraries in different parts of the globe, the authors provide a rich analysis of planning, managing and implementing change in information organisations through scenario planning. Through extensive practical applications, both actual and theoretical, the authors provide a strong background understanding and direct the reader through a planning process that is both readily applicable and innovative for all information organisations, irrespective of their size or client base. Extensive exploration of what it means to ‘shape our futures’ rather than having our future shaped for us Valuable techniques for understanding futures and creating different scenarios Practical applications are illustrated through examples and real life experience

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  • Author : Steve O’Connor
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 240 pages
  • ISBN : 1780630468
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Imagine Your Library's Future

Imagine Your Library's Future
  • Author : Steve O’Connor,Peter Sidorko
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 25 September 2010
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In this information age it is widely recognised that, in order to maintain relevance and to gain a competitive edge, libraries and other organisations in the business of information must continuously assess their roles, collections, services and perhaps most importantly, their business practices. Scenarios are a way of predicting and describing a future three to five years away while strongly engaging one’s community in choosing the future which is preferable. The horizon in which assessments about future roles change

Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science
  • Author : Michael Bemis
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release : 03 March 2014
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This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance.

Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries

Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries
  • Author : Peter Hernon,Joseph R. Matthews
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release : 21 January 2022
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Academic and public libraries are much different today than they were even 15 years ago. And with even bigger changes on the horizon, what lies in store? In this systematic attempt to speak to academic and public librarians about the future of library services, Hernon and Matthews invite a raft of contributors to step back and envision the type of future library that will generate excitement and enthusiasm among users and stakeholders. Anyone interested in the future of libraries, especially library

Transforming Young Adult Services

Transforming Young Adult Services
  • Author : Anthony Bernier
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release : 24 July 2013
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In this provocative call to action that encourages LIS students, researchers, and practitioners to question some of the underlying assumptions of their discipline, Bernier initiates an open discussion about how YA professionals perceive young adults.

Management Basics for Information Professionals, Third Edition

Management Basics for Information Professionals, Third Edition
  • Author : G. Edward Evans,Camila A. Alire
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release : 21 January 2022
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Reflecting the rapidly changing information services environment, the third edition of this bestselling title offers updates and a broader scope to make it an even more comprehensive introduction to library management. Addressing the basic skills good library managers must exercise throughout their careers, this edition includes a completely new chapter on management ethics. Evans and Alire also pay close attention to management in "new normal" straitened economic conditions and offer updates on technological topics like social media. Among the areas

Sustainable Thinking

Sustainable Thinking
  • Author : Rebekkah Smith Aldrich
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release : 29 January 2018
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This book will show you how to harness sustainable thinking to move forward with confidence into the unknown.

Trends, Discovery, and People in the Digital Age

Trends, Discovery, and People in the Digital Age
  • Author : Wendy Evans,David Baker
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 26 February 2013
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Digital information is a constantly developing field. The first title in the Chandos Digital Information Review series, Trends, Discovery, and People in the Digital Age, summarises and presents key themes, advances and trends in all aspects of digital information today, exploring the impact of developing technologies on the information world. This book emphasises important contemporary topics and future developments from a global perspective. Dynamic contents by leaders in the field respond to what is happening in the field of digital

Beyond Book Sales

Beyond Book Sales
  • Author : Susan Dowd
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release : 21 January 2022
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Like library users, library donors hail from all walks of life. Regardless of the scope or complexity of library fundraising, successful efforts are always about forging and strengthening relationships with the range of stakeholders throughout the community. Dowd and her team from Library Strategies, a consulting group of the Friends of St. Paul Public Library, share proven strategies that have brought in more than $1 million annually. Believing that private fundraising is a natural for libraries large and small, they start

Ethics Management in Libraries and Other Information Services

Ethics Management in Libraries and Other Information Services
  • Author : Margarita Pérez Pulido
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 28 September 2017
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Ethics Management in Libraries and Other Information Services presents professional ethics from a managerial point-of-view, explaining how to implement ethical management systems in libraries and information services and presenting the necessary tools needed to understand the practical application of a system of ethical management based on ISO 26000: 2010. The examples and selected case studies will be helpful to professionals, teachers and students who want to both explore and apply ethics now and in the future. Provides insights to help incorporate knowledge

Mistakes in Academic Library Management

Mistakes in Academic Library Management
  • Author : Jack E. Fritts Jr.
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release : 02 September 2009
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Mistakes in Academic Library Management: Grievous Errors and How to Avoid Them addresses the most common library management issues, examining mistakes that anyone in a library management position could make, coupled with suggestions for how the issue could be better handled or avoided. The result is the recognition and formation of tools to aid developing managers in identifying potential pitfalls. Jack E. Fritts Jr. addresses a range of management issues, including campus politics, communication, information technology, staff, and planning. There

Oral History in Your Library: Create Shelf Space for Community Voice

Oral History in Your Library: Create Shelf Space for Community Voice
  • Author : Cyns Nelson,Adam Speirs
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 06 July 2018
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Discover the true value and exciting possibilities of oral history in the library: learn new and compelling ways to engage your patrons by sharing personal and community history with them. • Shows librarians how to realize the potential of oral history collections • Goes beyond content creation to cover creating access to and promoting oral history as well as using it to enhance library programming • Provides public librarians a targeted way to engage with their communities

The Library Book

The Library Book
  • Author : Susan Orlean
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 01 October 2019
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Susan Orlean’s bestseller and New York Times Notable Book is “a sheer delight…as rich in insight and as varied as the treasures contained on the shelves in any local library” (USA TODAY)—a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution and an investigation into one of its greatest mysteries. “Everybody who loves books should check out The Library Book” (The Washington Post). On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. The

Marketing Your Library's Electronic Resources

Marketing Your Library's Electronic Resources
  • Author : Marie R. Kennedy,Cheryl LaGuardia
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release : 05 October 2017
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When front line librarians improve awareness of under-utilized resources, thereby increasing demand for more of the same, it can also encourage increased funding for the library. This book's flexible, step-by-step layout makes it an ideal resource for a wide range of learning styles, institutional environments, and levels of marketing experience.

Blueprint for Your Library Marketing Plan

Blueprint for Your Library Marketing Plan
  • Author : Patricia H. Fisher,Marseille M. Pride,Ellen G. Miller
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release : 21 January 2022
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In these challenging times, libraries face fierce competition for customers and funding. Creating and implementing a marketing plan can help libraries make a compelling case and address both issues—attracting funding and customers by focusing on specific needs. But where and how do you start?