Download Five Steps of Outcome-Based Planning and Evaluation for by Melissa Gross,Cindy Mediavilla,Virginia A. Walter PDF

By Melissa Gross,Cindy Mediavilla,Virginia A. Walter

making plans and evaluate are either the most important parts of a public library that features successfully and flexibly. So why are they generally handled as separate techniques? This concise publication combines making plans and assessment in a holistic procedure, aiding public library managers and employees positioned library assets to paintings for the group. according to a sequence of profitable workshops, the workflow provided via the authors is made from doable steps for integrating outcome-based making plans and overview (OBPE) into the regimen features of the general public library. supplying step-by-step assistance that’s obvious and straightforward to persist with, this book

introduces the concept that of OBPE and explains the way it could be a streamlined, powerful approach to getting library clients’ feedback;
defines “outcomes” and indicates why public libraries may still use them to devise and review services;
stocks methodologies for assessing neighborhood wishes and pursuits, together with key informant interviews, surveys, concentration teams, and environmental scans;
demonstrates find out how to use group review facts to create consequence statements that not just advisor the production of recent library providers, but additionally supply goals for measuring the effectiveness of these services;
deals concepts for designing companies that at once serve the group whereas additionally attaining the results the library has detailed; and
presents suggestions for sharing the consequences with stakeholders and maximizing winning outcome-based courses to leverage the library’s function within the community.

Featuring ample examples of the way to continue via every one part of the OBPE version, this booklet boils down making plans and assessment into an approachable, effortless to appreciate strategy for public librarians, library managers, and supply writers.

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Download Conversations with the World's Leading Orchestra and Opera by Patrick Lo PDF

By Patrick Lo

This ebook relies on a chain of informative interviews with a couple of tune librarians operating for various top symphony orchestras and opera businesses through the international. In those interviews, librarians proportion with the readers what sort of specialist abilities, wisdom and character which are required to provide tune to the performers onstage, in addition to details to those world-famous acting arts companies.

Interviewees additionally talk about in information about their specialist lives, i.e., together with their own tales and dealing relationships with quite a few mythical conductors and famous person soloists, e.g., Claudio Abbado, Simon Rattle, James Levine, Donald Runnicles, Bernard Haitink, Zubin Mehta, Sir Colin Davis, and so on. through the interviewees’ tales, possible additionally get a glimpse of different within operations and the original administration types at the back of the behind the curtain of those across the world popular acting arts corporations.

There are fourteen conversations together with interviews with the executive Librarian on the Metropolitan Opera and the Orchestra Librarians on the San Francisco Ballet, the Berlin Philharmonic, and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Download E-Learning in Libraries: Best Practices (Best Practices in by Charles Harmon,Michael Messina PDF

By Charles Harmon,Michael Messina

If libraries are to stay facilities for lifelong studying, then that studying needs to more and more be e-learning. yet, the place can librarians flip for the easiest principles and thought on how you can enforce e-learning courses? This booklet positive factors 9 exemplary courses set in every kind of libraries. You’ll locate confirmed, profitable methods of introducing on-line credit-based details literacy guide, cutting edge tools for instructing serious considering abilities on-line, methods of utilizing open resource software program in interactive studying, step by step counsel for tutorial screencasting, how you can paintings with school on e-learning options via streaming video, and the way a college library used e-learning to educate concerning the Holocaust.

These stellar versions provide suggestions and have the facets you and your employees want simply because they realize the issues you face. There’s lots right here for all libraries to snatch directly to and enforce to maneuver studying from contained in the library to the place your clients dwell and work.

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Download Digital Curation in the Digital Humanities: Preserving and by Arjun Sabharwal PDF

By Arjun Sabharwal

Archives and particular collections departments have a protracted historical past of maintaining and delivering long term entry to organizational files, infrequent books, and different precise fundamental assets together with manuscripts, photos, recordings, and artifacts in a variety of codecs. The cautious curatorial recognition to such files has additionally ensured that such files stay on hand to researchers and the general public as resources of data, reminiscence, and id. electronic curation offers a big framework for the ongoing maintenance of digitized and born-digital collections, given the ephemeral and device-dependent nature of electronic content material. With the emergence of analog and electronic media codecs in shut succession (compared to prior paper- and film-based codecs) got here new criteria, applied sciences, tools, documentation, and workflows to make sure secure garage and entry to content material and linked metadata. Researchers within the electronic humanities have broadly utilized computing to investigate; for them, persisted entry to fundamental facts and cultural history ability either the continuation of humanities scholarship and new methodologies impossible with out electronic expertise. Digital Curation in the Digital Humanities, consequently, contains a joint framework for conserving, selling, and gaining access to electronic collections. This publication explores at nice size the conceptualization of electronic curation initiatives with interdisciplinary methods that mix the electronic humanities and historical past, info structure, social networking, and different topics for this sort of framework. the person chapters specialise in the specifics of every zone, however the relationships keeping the information structure and the electronic curation lifecycle version jointly stay an overarching subject in the course of the e-book; hence, every one bankruptcy connects to others on a conceptual, theoretical, or sensible point.

  • theoretical and useful views on electronic curation within the electronic humanities and history
  • in-depth research of the function of social media and a social curation ecosystem
  • the function of hypertextuality and knowledge structure in electronic curation
  • study of collaboration and organizational dimensions in electronic curation
  • reviews of significant net instruments in electronic humanities

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Download Serious Illness in the Classroom: An Educator's Resource by Andrea L. Mesec,Charles H. Fraser M.D. PDF

By Andrea L. Mesec,Charles H. Fraser M.D.

Here is a wealth of data that can assist you help kids on your school room who've critical health problems or persistent stipulations. Mesec describes every one situation, discusses universal remedies, explains the method of prognosis, and lists signs and symptoms. task principles, dialogue questions, and lesson plans make it easier to train scholars in regards to the health problems and stipulations. First relief directions and normal actions that extra overall healthiness and safeguard within the lecture room seem in separate sections. Grades PreK-8.

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Download Interdisciplinary Knowledge Organization by Rick Szostak,Claudio Gnoli,María López-Huertas PDF

By Rick Szostak,Claudio Gnoli,María López-Huertas

This publication proposes a singular method of category, discusses its myriad benefits, and descriptions how such an method of type can most sensible be pursued. It encourages a collaborative attempt towards the distinct improvement of this sort of category. This ebook is influenced through the elevated significance of interdisciplinary scholarship within the academy, and the commonly perceived shortcomings of present wisdom association schemes in serving interdisciplinary scholarship. it really is designed for students of type learn, wisdom association, the electronic atmosphere, and interdisciplinarity itself. The method suggested blends a common type with domain-specific class practices. The e-book reaches a collection of very powerful conclusions:

-Existing category platforms serve interdisciplinary examine and instructing poorly.

-A novel method of category, grounded within the phenomena studied instead of disciplines, could serve interdisciplinary scholarship far better. it can even have merits for disciplinary scholarship. The productiveness of scholarship may hence be increased.

-This novel procedure is solely possible. quite a few matters that may be raised can every one be addressed. The vast outlines of what a brand new type could appear like are developed.

-This new process may perhaps function a supplement to or an alternative to latest class systems.

-Domain research can and will be hired within the pursuit of a basic category. it will be quite very important with recognize to interdisciplinary domains.

-Though the impetus for this novel strategy comes from interdisciplinarity, it's also higher suited for the wishes of the Semantic net, and a electronic setting extra generally.

Though the first concentration of the e-book is on category structures, such a lot chapters additionally deal with how the research may be prolonged to thesauri and ontologies. the potential of a common word list is explored. The class proposed has some of the merits sought in ontologies for the Semantic net. The e-book is for this reason of curiosity to students operating in those components in addition.                                                                                                                                                    

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Download Information Technology in Librarianship: New Critical by Gloria J. Leckie,John E. Buschman PDF

By Gloria J. Leckie,John E. Buschman

In the final 15 years, the floor - either when it comes to technological increase and within the sophistication of analyses of expertise - has shifted. whilst, librarianship as a box has followed a extra skeptical point of view; libraries are feeling industry strain to undertake and use new recommendations; and their librarians boast a better know-how of the socio-cultural, monetary, and moral issues of knowledge and communications applied sciences. inside this sort of context, a clean and important research of the principles and functions of expertise in librarianship is lengthy overdue.

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Download Digital Library Futures: User perspectives and institutional by Ingeborg Verheul,Anna Maria Tammaro,Steve Witt PDF

By Ingeborg Verheul,Anna Maria Tammaro,Steve Witt

Initiatives at a cross-cultural point, the place libraries, museums and files interact in growing electronic libraries, and making their cultural historical past collections on hand on-line, are rising. top educational researchers from the cultural historical past and the publishers sectors process this issue:

  • Digital library consumer adventure: a spotlight on present person research;
  • Digital library content material: what clients wish and the way they use it;
  • Strategies for associations: how cultural associations and publishers reply to the electronic challenge.

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Download Bibliotheksdidaktik: Grundlagen zur Förderung von by Ulrike Hanke,Wilfried Sühl-Strohmenger PDF

By Ulrike Hanke,Wilfried Sühl-Strohmenger

Dieses Buch entwickelt die erste systematische Bibliotheksdidaktik und legt damit die Grundlagen für didaktisches Handeln von Bibliothekar(inn)en im Kontext der Konzeption von Bildungsangeboten an Bibliotheken zur Förderung von Informationskompetenz. Es werden Rahmenlehrpläne für unterschiedliche Zielgruppen, Bausteine für bibliotheksdidaktisches Handeln und ein Leitfaden für das Vorgehen beim Planen von Bildungsangeboten an Bibliotheken vorgestellt. All dies soll Bibliothekarinnen und Bibliothekare in ihrem Alltag im Kontext der Förderung von Informationskompetenz unterstützen.

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