The Academic Librarian as Blended Professional

The Academic Librarian as Blended Professional employs a model that allows for individual and managerial reconceptualization of the librarian's role, also helping to mitigate obstacles to professional development both internal and external to the library. Using traditional and personal narrative, the book extends Whitchurch’s blended professional model, designed to consider the merging of academicians’ roles across several spheres of professional and academic influence in a higher education setting, to academic librarians. The book is significant due to its use of higher education theory to examine the professional identity of academic librarians and the issues impacting librarian professional development. The work offers a constructive, replicable research design appropriate for the analysis of librarians in other academic settings, providing additional insights into how these professionals might perceive their roles within the larger context of a higher education environment. Following the application of the blended professional model, this book contends that academic librarians have similar roles concerning research, instruction, and service when compared to an institution’s tenure-track faculty. The scope of professional productivity and the expectation of the librarians, though, are much less regimented. Consequently, the academic librarians find themselves in a tenuous working space where their blended role is inhibited by real and perceived barriers. Uses a model from the discipline of higher education in order to better conceptualize and understand the academic librarian's role in the institution Allows for the analysis and understanding of the librarian's identity and role in a context familiar to those outside of the academic library system Provides a unique understanding of both the library system and its librarians, explaining the nuances of the greater higher education collective

Produk Detail:

  • Author : Michael Perini
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Pages : 170 pages
  • ISBN : 008101015X
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
CLICK HERE TO GET THIS BOOKThe Academic Librarian as Blended Professional

The Academic Librarian as Blended Professional

The Academic Librarian as Blended Professional
  • Author : Michael Perini
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 06 April 2016
GET THIS BOOKThe Academic Librarian as Blended Professional

The Academic Librarian as Blended Professional employs a model that allows for individual and managerial reconceptualization of the librarian's role, also helping to mitigate obstacles to professional development both internal and external to the library. Using traditional and personal narrative, the book extends Whitchurch’s blended professional model, designed to consider the merging of academicians’ roles across several spheres of professional and academic influence in a higher education setting, to academic librarians. The book is significant due to its use

Academic Librarianship by Design

Academic Librarianship by Design
  • Author : Steven J. Bell,John D. Shank
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release : 02 July 2007
GET THIS BOOKAcademic Librarianship by Design

Scenarios, case studies, and profiles throughout illustrate the successes that real "blended librarians" are having on campuses. This practical, hands-on guide expands the possibilities for academic librarians in public service, reference, instruction, information literacy, and even library and information science students.

The Academic Teaching Librarian's Handbook

The Academic Teaching Librarian's Handbook
  • Author : Claire McGuinness
  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release : 20 January 2021
GET THIS BOOKThe Academic Teaching Librarian's Handbook

The Academic Teaching Librarian’s Handbook is a comprehensive resource for academic library professionals and LIS students looking to pursue a teaching role in their work and to develop this aspect of their professional lives in a holistic way throughout their careers. The book is built around the core ideas of reflective self-development and informed awareness of one’s personal professional landscape. Through engaging with a series of exercises and reflective pauses in each chapter, readers are encouraged to reflect

Developing the New Learning Environment

Developing the New Learning Environment
  • Author : Philippa Levy,Sue Roberts
  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release : 24 January 2022
GET THIS BOOKDeveloping the New Learning Environment

The academic librarian's role is changing rapidly. Increasingly the boundaries are blurring between librarians' jobs and those of learning technologists, information technologists, educational developers, skill support specialists and indeed academic staff. New collaborations and partnerships between staff with different professional backgrounds are emerging as part of the effort to enable active and independent learning amongst an increasingly diverse student community. Library and information professionals are becoming involved in the development and support of new modes of blended and distributed learning,

Positioning the Academic Library within the University

Positioning the Academic Library within the University
  • Author : Leo Appleton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 14 May 2021
GET THIS BOOKPositioning the Academic Library within the University

Academic libraries are facing uncertain times. The international higher education environment is very volatile and academic libraries and librarians can play a major role in helping to strategically position their parent institution within it. In doing so, there needs to be clarity as to what the position of the academic library is with regard to the role and function it has within the university and how library leadership can have pan-institutional influence and impact. There are several ways in which

University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments

University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments
  • Author : Jill Beard
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 24 February 2016
GET THIS BOOKUniversity Libraries and Digital Learning Environments

University libraries around the world have embraced the possibilities of the digital learning environment, facilitating its use and proactively seeking to develop the provision of electronic resources and services. The digital environment offers opportunities and challenges for librarians in all aspects of their work - in information literacy, virtual reference, institutional repositories, e-learning, managing digital resources and social media. The authors in this timely book are leading experts in the field of library and information management, and are at the

Envisioning Future Academic Library Services

Envisioning Future Academic Library Services
  • Author : Abena Afolayan
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 01 April 2017
GET THIS BOOKEnvisioning Future Academic Library Services

There are huge challenges facing the library and information science profession owing to the rapidly changing environment in which it exists. Librarians need to be 'blended professionals' who can take all their professional skills and experience, and adapt them to different business models, strategic challenges and communities of practice. Academic libraries serve colleges and universities, their students, staff and faculty. Because larger institutions may have several libraries on their campuses dedicated to serving particular schools such as law and science

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management
  • Author : Peggy Johnson
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release : 16 January 2018
GET THIS BOOKFundamentals of Collection Development and Management

As a comprehensive introduction for LIS students, a primer for experienced librarians with new collection development and management responsibilities, and a handy reference resource for practitioners as they go about their day-to-day work, the value and usefulness of this book remain unequaled.

Practical Tips for Facilitating Research

Practical Tips for Facilitating Research
  • Author : Moira J. Bent
  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release : 16 March 2016
GET THIS BOOKPractical Tips for Facilitating Research

This practical guide offers innovative tips and reliable best practice to enable new and experienced library and information professionals to evaluate their current provision and develop their service to meet the evolving needs of the research community. Interacting effectively with information is at the heart of all research, consequently information professionals have a key role to play in facilitating the development of researchers who are able to operate confidently and successfully in the information world. Grounded in current theory and

Handbook of Research on Blended Learning Pedagogies and Professional Development in Higher Education

Handbook of Research on Blended Learning Pedagogies and Professional Development in Higher Education
  • Author : Keengwe, Jared
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 20 July 2018
GET THIS BOOKHandbook of Research on Blended Learning Pedagogies and Professional Development in Higher Education

Online and blended courses are becoming increasingly prevalent in higher education settings, and the pressures to incorporate these environments highlights the increased demand to serve a generation that prefers learning through experience or through interacting with learning tools. Challenges arise in assisting instructors in facilitating and designing blended learning environments that will provide effective learning for all students. The Handbook of Research on Blended Learning Pedagogies and Professional Development in Higher Education is a critical research publication that delves into

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, Fourth Edition

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, Fourth Edition
  • Author : Peggy Johnson
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release : 23 July 2018
GET THIS BOOKFundamentals of Collection Development and Management, Fourth Edition

Technical Services Quarterly declared that the third edition “must now be considered the essential textbook for collection development and management … the first place to go for reliable and informative advice." For the fourth edition expert instructor and librarian Johnson has revised and freshened this resource to ensure its timeliness and continued excellence. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues. Thorough consideration

Re-envisioning the MLS

Re-envisioning the MLS
  • Author : Johnna Percell,Lindsay C. Sarin,Paul T. Jaeger,John Carlo Bertot
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release : 13 April 2018
GET THIS BOOKRe-envisioning the MLS

At the heart of any discussion about the future of libraries is the future of librarians—and how well our instructional programs, especially the Master of Library Science (MLS) degree, prepare them for their careers. This book continues the critical conversations around preparing future librarians.

International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL) 2013

International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL) 2013
  • Author : Shantanu Ganguly,P. K. Bhattacharya
  • Publisher : The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  • Release : 29 November 2013
GET THIS BOOKInternational Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL) 2013

ICDL conferences are recognized on of the most important platform in the world where noted expert share their experiences. Many DL experts have contributed thought provoking papers in ICDL 2013. These important papers are reviewed and conceptualized into ICDL on different areas of DL proceedings. The Proceedings have two volumes and has over 1100 pages.

Three Blended Librarians' Narratives on Developing Professional Identities

Three Blended Librarians' Narratives on Developing Professional Identities
  • Author : Adonis Amparo
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 24 January 2022
GET THIS BOOKThree Blended Librarians' Narratives on Developing Professional Identities

A blended librarian holds two separate and distinct responsibilities in the academic institution. One relates to instructional technology, the other relates to the information professional. In this narrative inquiry, I explore the constructed identity of three blended librarians and offer insight to inform current and future blended librarians, instructional technologists and designers, and their academic institutions. Each librarian was hired between 2012 and 2013. Each participant was the first blended librarian at each of their universities. I explored themes of transformation, inclusiveness,