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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.

Frontspiece I
A Haiku
Cheryl LaGuardia
Frontspiece II
Brave Barbara Fister
Cheryl LaGuardia
Finding a Public Voice: Using Barbara Fister as a Case Study 
Steven J. Bell
Speaking for Myself
Barbara Fister
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 
Joanne Hélouvry
Chapter 7. Building Bridges from the Ivory Tower
Anne-Marie Deitering
Section III: Publishing and the Academic Library
Chapter 8. E-Books: the Future of Our Readership?
Rebecca Hamlett
Chapter 9. The Burning Barn: Transparency and Privacy in e-Science and e-Health
P. F. Anderson 
About the Editors

Danielle Theiss


Diane K. Kovacs

Diane K. Kovacs is a consultant, teacher, and librarian. She has nine years' experience teaching online in library schools, for both the University of Illinois and San Jose State University. An instructional designer and trainer, she has developed courses for public and academic librarians on technology usage, library instruction, web design, government documents, virtual reference, and electronic collection development. In 2000 she received the "Documents to the People" award from the Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT).