Out Front With Stephen Abram

Out Front With Stephen Abram

A Guide for Information Leaders

eBook - 2007
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A collection of writings looks at the impact of new technologies on libraries and discusses how libraries can continue to serve their ever-changing clientele by applying and anticipating technogical innovations.

Book News
What do libraries do well? What do search engines do poorly? In this collection of writings Consultant Abrams addresses the unspoken questions of the many audiences within the library profession, including the array of librarians for schools and corporations, vendors and technology specialists, about the value of libraries and how to explain it to the public, the impact of new technologies from PDAs to the aforesaid search engines, and recent changes in the clientele of the library and how to focus on the clients to come. Along the way he gives powerful advice on achieving advocacy while maintaining objectivity, moving from succumbing to technology to anticipating and applying it, understanding communities and creating learning and information communities from that understanding, and attending to the future of librarianship. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, ©2007
ISBN: 9780838998243
0838998240
9781441618849
1441618848
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 203 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Lorig, Jonathan
Siess, Judith A.

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