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An in-depth understanding of the complexities, dynamics, and emerging trends in community college libraries today.
Handbook for Community College Librarians covers all aspects of librarianship that apply to community colleges in a one-stop reference book. It provides information that enables the librarian to become more successful in the community college environment and reflects on its unique qualities, identifying the specific skills required and the differences from other library settings. The authors address instructional design and highlight the distinctions in the types of information literacy appropriate to the specialized curriculum and certification needs of a community college. Besides being an outstanding professional development tool, this handbook will also be useful to library and information science students studying service in community college libraries as a career option.
- Provides insights from two librarians experienced in working in community college libraries who are networked across the country with seasoned community college librarian colleagues
- Includes chapter summaries and real-world stories make the content useful and relevant as well as easy to use
- Covers issues of paramount importance, including assessment, advocacy, and information literacy variations
- Appropriate for existing community college librarians, directors, and paraprofessionals as a professional development resource as well as an orientation tool for new librarians moving into a community college assignment
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PrefaceChapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Administrative Structures and Competencies
Chapter 3: Reference and Information Seeking
Chapter 4: Standards, Accreditation, and Supporting the Home Institution
Chapter 5: Information Literacy
Chapter 6: Instructional Design
Chapter 7: Managing Yourself
Chapter 8: Place, Budgeting, and Facilities
Chapter 9: Collection Development
Chapter 10: Diversity Considerations
Chapter 11: Introduction to Technology
Chapter 12: Assessment
Chapter 13: If You Supervise
Appendix A: IMLS Grant Proposal from 2010
Appendix B: The 21st-Century Community College Librarian Survey Results
"This work will serve as a very useful introduction for either new or aspiring community college librarians or as a text for an LIS course. The concise chapters, filled with both scholarship and practical advice, will help librarians better understand their environment."
"This is a very handy primer covering issues facing all librarians . . . an excellent start or text for librarians in this evolving and essential field of librarianship."