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- About the authors
The only things librarians seem to encounter more often than acronyms are strings of jargon and arcane technical phrases—and there are so many floating around that even just reading an article in a professional journal can bewilder experienced librarians, to say nothing of those new to the profession!
Featuring thousands of revised and brand new entries, the fourth edition of ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science presents a thorough yet concise guide to the specific words that describe the materials, processes and systems relevant to the field of librarianship. A panel of experts from across the LIS world have thoroughly updated the glossary to include the latest technology- and internet-related terms, covering metadata, licensing, electronic resources, instruction, assessment, readers' advisory, and electronic workflow. This book will become an essential part of every library's and librarian's reference collection and will also be a blessing for LIS students and recent graduates.
Michael Levine-Clark is the collections librarian at the University of Denver's Penrose Library and has also held positions as a reference and documents librarian. He has an MS in library and information science from the University of Illinois, and an MA in history from the University of Iowa. He has recently completed a two-year term as the president of the Faculty Senate at the University of Denver, and has also held elected positions in RUSA's Collection Development and Evaluation Section. With colleagues from the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, he founded the open access journal Collaborative Librarianship, and currently serves as coeditor for scholarly articles. He has published and presented widely on various aspects of collections use and analysis, and is particularly interested in how these analyses can inform practice.
Toni Carter is Director of Kares Library at Athens State University in Athens, Alabama. The first 15 years of her career in academic librarianship focused on information literacy instruction, having served as both an instruction librarian and instruction coordinator. She has published peer-reviewed articles and has presented related topics at local, regional, and national conferences, including the ACRL, ALA, and LOEX.
Jennifer A. Bartlett
Jennifer A. Bartlett is an assistant professor and the interim associate dean for teaching, learning, and research at the University of Kentucky Libraries. She has worked in academic and public libraries for 20+ years and focuses on public services, access services, and academic library management and administration. Since 2011, she has authored the "New and Noteworthy" column in Library Leadership and Management, the journal of ALA’s Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA). She is active in the Kentucky Library Association, the Special Libraries Association, and is also a member of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Knowledge Management Standing Committee.
Robert Cagna, Library Director, West Virginia Health Sciences Center, CharlestonSandra Macke, Catalog Librarian, University of Denver LibrariesCarol A. Reichardt, Reference, Instruction, and Outreach Librarian, J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State UniversityKay Vyhnanek, Associate Professor and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Washington State University
Sandra Macke, Catalog Librarian, University of Denver LibrariesCarol A. Reichardt, Reference, Instruction, and Outreach Librarian, J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State UniversityKay Vyhnanek, Associate Professor and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Washington State University
Carol A. Reichardt
Carol A. Reichardt, Reference, Instruction, and Outreach Librarian, J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University
Kay Vyhnanek, Associate Professor and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Washington State University.
"A welcome addition to the librarian's bookshelf … recommended as a useful reference tool."
— Australian Library Journal
"A good primer for those, both in and out of the discipline, whether an MLIS student or a newer member to a library team, who want to learn more about the other side of operations. It is also a refresher for established library and information professionals, as it provides a common language and concise definitions for those in specific areas, say in public services, who want to understand more about a technical aspect of librarianship. It is one-stop shopping, scaling the infrastructure from ground operations up to administrative teams."
— Reference Reviews