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Main Title Out front with Stephen Abram : a guide for information leaders /
Author Abram, Stephen.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Siess, Judith A.
Lorig, Jonathan.
Publisher American Library Association,
Year Published 2007
OCLC Number 71945911
ISBN 0838909329; 9780838909324
Subjects Libraries and society ; Libraries--Information technology ; Library users ; Library science--Forecasting ; Informatievoorziening ; Bibliotheekbeheer ; Bibliothek ; Informationstechnik ; Prognose ; Soziale Funktion
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Stephen's Lighthouse blog
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  Z716.4.A24 2007 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/03/2013
Collation xii, 203 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-192) and index.
Contents Notes
Advocacy : the value of libraries and how to explain it to the public -- Technology : everything from PDAs to Google -- Communities and generations : the library's clientele and how it is changing, and the differences between the generations, focusing on the millennials -- The future : the current state of librarianship and where it is going. Tap into the insights of one of the world s leading library visionaries. Stephen Abram has the knack for seeing and expressing the obvious long before most people become aware of the issue. Although he s one of the most prolific writers and speakers in the industry, this is the first time his writings are being collected in one volume. Addressing the many audiences within the library profession public, school, and special libraries, vendors, corporate librarians, and technology specialists Abram offers a clear-sighted overview of the complexities of the information landscape in the 21st century. To organize the multitude of his writings and audiences, articles are collected under four key themes: a) advocacy (reiterating the value and importance of libraries and librarians); b) Technology (mastering technology in service to library users); c) communities and Generations (understanding the changing face and needs of the audiences); and d) the Future (synthesizing massive amounts of information across all library disciplines gives rise to uncanny predictions for the future of libraries). -- Back cover.