Libraries in the Information Age by Denise K. Fourie
An Introduction and Career Exploration (Library and Information Science Text Series)

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Designed to introduce Lis students to the ever-changing world of modern libraries and information centers, this text provides an important overview of libraries in the era of electronic information. It helps students build necessary core knowledge in such areas as electronic dissemination of information, the impact of the Internet on libraries, the changing responsibilities of library professionals, the new paradigm for evaluating information, and characteristics and functions of today's library personnel. Each chapter revolves around a pertinent topic: the history of libraries, job opportunities, collections, preparing materials for use, circulation, reference service, ethics in the information age, job search basics, and the Internet. References and relevant books, Web sites, and publications at the end of every chapter point to further resources. Additional informationâe"such as policies, the library bill of rights, the code of ethics, and the freedom to read statement-is supplied in the appendixes.

About Denise K. Fourie

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DENISE K. FOURIE is Reference Librarian and Instructor of Library and Information Technology at Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, California. She has written several highly acclaimed books and essays in the field of library science. DAVID R. DOWELL, Director of Library/Learning Resources at Cuesta College, previously held library management posts at Pasadena City College, Illinois Institute of Technology, Duke University, and Iowa State University. Active on management, personnel and education issues within ALA, he holds graduate degrees from the University of Illinois and the University of North Carolina.
Published September 23, 2009 by Libraries Unlimited. 308 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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