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Competencies for Science Librarians

Edited By: David Stern

Routledge

Hardback | Dec 2008 | #178589 | ISBN-13: 9780789037305
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This book explores the expectations and resources available to develop a set of important core skills needed for this profession. Leading authorities in the field of librarian ship offer their extensive experience and insight to help beginners to understand precisely what actual measurable skills are required to become a successful career science librarian. Librarians currently working in the area will gain the data they need to be able to effectively collaborate with more experienced people.

Topics include reviews of key concepts, basic skills, terminology, ACRL instruction competencies, teams, and assessment of services. It also provides the latest knowledge on trends, standards, terminology, professional associations, and a brief literature review, and recommended readings for familiarizing librarians with their job responsibilities.Besides job competencies, the book reviews collection development, reference issues, in-depth research assistance, cataloging and meta data, faculty liaison and outreach, career development concerns, continuing education tracks, and issues in collaboration assistance.

This source also provides extensive references and tables and figures to clearly present information. This book is a valuable resource for beginners who wonder what they need to know as they start their careers or are considering this as an area of concentration, and as a refresher and professional development track for current librarians working with more experienced people in the area. This book was published as a special issue of "Science & Technology Libraries".


Contents

Understanding Your Competencies to Create a Successful Career (Judith J. Field) Collection Development Competencies for Science and Technology Libraries (Michael R. Leach) Reference, In-Depth Research Assistance, and Administrative Assistance (David Stern) Information Literacy Instruction: Competencies, Caveats, and a Call to Action (Alexius Smith Macklin and F. Bartow Culp) Core Cataloging and Metadata Standards and Best Practices (Mary S. Alexander) Humor Deficit : A Librarian's Guide to Being Funny and Competent (Liz Bryson) The Management of SciTech Libraries: Services, Staff, Facilities, and Outsourcing (Lynn Berard) Teams, What Are They Good For, and How Do You Get Them to Work? (Michael Fosmire) Basic Competencies for Statistical Work in the Library and Information Science Profession (Nisa Bakkalbasi) Assessment 101 for Librarians: A Guidebook (Tina Chrzastowski) How to Understand and Influence the Industry (Libby Trudell)

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