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Year Published: 2013
With a Preface by Steven Bell and an Introduction by Barbara Fister.
This eclectic volume shares vivid examples of how academic librarians, inspired by the writings of noted library leader and blogger Barbara Fister, are engaging with others and blazing a leadership path for the profession on topics such as information literacy, scholarly communication and e-publishing, librarian career adaptability and healthcare privacy rights. Throughout the collection, Fister serves as a model for fearless public expression, speaking out about libraries and learning and engaging in substantive debate. Through her example, Theiss, Kovacs and their contributing authors explore a range of subjects through the lenses of collaboration and partnerships, questioning the status quo, bravery and new modes of learning.
Representing the diversity and creativity in academic librarianship, the nine chapters in Finding a Public Voice are intended to ignite continued dialogue and inspire readers to find and express their own public voices, following Fister’s inspirational example. This volume is essential reading for librarians interested in information literacy, scholarly communication, e-publishing and the future of the profession.
Table of Contents
Brave Barbara Fister
Finding a Public Voice: Using Barbara Fister as a Case Study
Steven J. Bell
Speaking for Myself
Section I: Change and Academic Librarians
Chapter 1. Academic Librarianship and Career Adaptability
Tara Baillargeon and Aaron Carlstrom
Chapter 2. Missouri Universities, Librarians, and Accreditation: A Survey of Librarians’ Involvement in the Self-study Processes
Laurie Hathman and Danielle Theiss
Section II: Student Learning and Research
Chapter 3.Clearing Up Mixed Messages in Library Instruction
Kacy Lundstrom and Erin Davis
Chapter 4. Swimming in the Matrix: A Dialogue on Teaching Undergraduate Research
Iris Jastram and Steve Lawson
Chapter 5. Nurturing Virtuous Readers
M. Patrick Graham
Chapter 6. Student-centered Library Use
Chapter 7. Building Bridges from the Ivory Tower
Section III: Publishing and the Academic Library
Chapter 8. E-Books: the Future of Our Readership?
Chapter 9. The Burning Barn: Transparency and Privacy in e-Science and e-Health
P. F. Anderson
About the Editors