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Technology and Professional Identity of Librarians

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The library profession has changed rapidly in the wake of advanced technologies. Once regarded as the gatekeepers of information found in books, today’s library professionals are shifting from a traditional center of attention to a new focus on all areas of information studies. Technology and Professional Identify of Librarians: The Making of the Cybrarian brings into focus both the positive and negative aspects that technology places on the professional identity of librarians. Highlighting the new methods involved in data management, communication, and Library Information education and research; this book is a necessary means for librarians, students, and researchers to obtain an up to date understanding of what it means to maintain relevancy in the information age.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Preface
    1. THE PURPOSE OF THIS BOOK
    2. WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS BOOK?
    3. CHAPTER SUMMARIES
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Chapter 1: Technology, Profession, Identity
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. TECHNOLOGY
    4. PROFESSION
    5. IDENTITY
    6. WHAT IS A CYBRARIAN?
    7. CONCLUSION
  8. Chapter 2: The Role of Technology in the Historical Development of Libraries Pre-Automation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CARD CATALOGUE
    4. TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE
    5. THE PHONOGRAPH AND OTHER AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGIES
    6. MICROFILM AND OTHER MICROPHOTOGRAPHY TECHNOLOGIES
    7. PUNCHED CARDS: THE FIRST “COMPUTERS”
    8. AREAS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
    9. CONCLUSION
  9. Chapter 3: Library Automation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MARC: MACHINE-READABLE CATALOGUING
    4. LIBRARIAN REACTIONS TO AUTOMATION IN THE 1970s AND 1980s
    5. THE OPAC AND THE CREATION OF THE INVISIBLE PATRON
    6. LIBRARY AUTOMATION AND ITS IMPACT ON PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY
    7. AREAS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH AND CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 4: How Librarians Are Using the Internet
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE INTERNET, GOOGLE, AND IDENTITY
    4. LIBRARY 2.0: A BRIEF HISTORY AND SOME IMPLICATIONS
    5. WEB 2.0 USE IN LIBRARIES
    6. BLOGGING LIBRARIANS
    7. TWITTER AND LIBRARIANS
    8. MOOCS: BRINGING SERVICE AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION TO A HEAD
    9. AREAS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
    10. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 5: Library and Information Studies Education, Technology, and Professional Identity
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEFINING PROFESSION AND IDENTITY IN RELATION TO LIS EDUCATION
    4. LIS CURRICULUM AND TECHNOLOGY
    5. CORE COURSE OFFERINGS IN ALA-ACCREDITED MLIS PROGRAMS
    6. INDENTITY, TECHNOLOGY, AND LIS EDUCATION
    7. PROFESSIONAL DISSATISFACTION WITH LIS CURRICULA
    8. iSCHOOLS, TECHNOLOGY, AND A CRISIS IN LIBRARIAN IDENTITY?
    9. INTERNATIONAL LIS EDUCATION
    10. AREAS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
    11. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 6: Technology and Instruction
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WEB 2.0 TOOLS AND INFORMATION LITERACY
    4. REFRAMING THE LIBRARIAN AS EXPERT
    5. STUDENTS VERSUS LIBRARIANS: WEB 2.0 TOOLS AS A “FUN” WAY OF ENGAGING STUDENTS
    6. FACULTY-LIBRARIAN RELATIONSHIPS AND WEB 2.0
    7. THE PUBLIC LIBRARY AND INFORMATION LITERACY
    8. AREAS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
    9. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 7: Technology, Gender, and Professional Identity
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE GENDERED NATURE OF TECHNOLOGY
    4. THE GENDER GAP IN LIS
    5. ROMA HARRIS AND THE EROSION OF A PROFESSION
    6. THE STATUS OF MALE LIBRARIANS
    7. WEB 2.0 AND MASCULINITY: SAVING THE PROFESSIONAL IMAGE OF LIBRARIANSHIP?
    8. GENDER, TECHNOLOGY, AND IDENTITY: SOME CONCLUDING THOUGHTS
    9. AREAS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
  14. Chapter 8: More than Just Books
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY AND POPULAR STEREOTYPES
    4. BUNNY WATSON
    5. RUPERT GILES
    6. VOX NY-114
    7. THE STEREOTYPICAL LIBRARIAN
    8. AREAS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
    9. THE STEREOTYPE AND TECHNOLOGY
    10. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 9: Ethics in the Age of Technological Change and its Impact on the Professional Identity of Librarians
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE ETHICS OF LIS
    4. CORE VALUES OF LIBRARIANSHIP
    5. HOW DO LIBRARIANS UNDERSTAND TECHNOLOGY?
    6. RFIDs AND ETHICAL DILEMMAS
    7. PRIVACY AS A SERVICE TO PATRONS
    8. AREAS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
    9. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 10: Public Policies as Spaces for the Articulated Professional Identity of Librarians
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEFINING POLICY AND HOW IT RELATES TO PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY
    4. DISCOURSE ANALYSIS AND POLICY ANALYSIS
    5. INTERNET ACCESS AND THE PUBLIC LIBRARY
    6. PROFESSIONAL ADVICE ON POLICY DRAFTING
    7. A CASE STUDY: EDMONTON PUBLIC LIBRARY’S INTERNET USE POLICY
    8. VALUES AND INTERNET ACCESS
    9. CREATIVE COMMONS AND “COPYRIGHT COPS”
    10. CONCLUSION AND AREAS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
  17. Chapter 11: Cybrarians at Last?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. US VERSUS THEM
    4. TECHNOLOGY AS TOOL
    5. LIBRARY AS PLACE
    6. CYBRARIAN? LIBRARIAN? OR SOMETHING IN BETWEEN? CONCLUDING THOUGHTS
  18. Compilation of References
  19. About the Author