Critically acclaimed since its inception, "Advances in Librarianship" continues to be the essential reference source for developments in the field of libraries and library science. Articles published in the Series have won national prizes, such as the recent Blackwell North America Scholarship Award for the outstanding 1994 monograph, article, or original paper in the field of acquisitions, collection, development, and related areas of resource development. All areas of public, college, university, primary and secondary schools, and special libraries are given up-to-date, critical analysis by experts engaged in the practice of librarianship, in teaching, and in research. Written by professionals for professionals to find solutions to vexing questions, it is authoritative, in-depth, and concise, and the single best source for keeping up-to-date on key issues.
Praise for the Series "Through the years this series has proven an important barometer of the profession--its concerns and values. The challenge, therefore, is for subsequent volumes to live up to expectations. In this case, these expectations have been met... The essays are all well written, scholarly, and very readable, without the unevenness often found in this type of work... Extensive bibliographies conclude each section and provide readers with excellent citations for furthering their reading. This work should appeal to librarians in libraries at many different professional levels. It is a credit to the continuing series." --Marjorie Bloss in AMERICAN REFERENCE BOOKS ANNUAL
M. Gluck and L. Yu, Geographic Information Systems: Background, Frameworks, and Uses in Libraries. G. Rohmann, Media on Demand: Approaches to Web-Based Media Services in Libraries. R. Biddiscombe, The Changing Role of the Information Professional in Support of Learning and Research. M.G. Jackson, Image and Status: Academic Librarians and the New Professionalism. B.A. Reynolds, A Psychological Approach to Creating Stronger Public Libraries. J. Palmer, Schooling and Skilling Health Librarians for an Evidence-Based Culture. T. Switzer and W. Gentz, Increasing Diversity: Programs and Internships in ARL Libraries. M. Wilmink and M. Mensink, What is Women's Information?: The History and Future of a Longstanding Tradition in Librarianship. A. McDonald, Lifelong Learning and the University for Industry: The Challenge for Libraries in the United Kingdom. M.M. Jobe and D.S. Grealy, The Role of Libraries in Providing Curricular Support and Curricular Integration for Distance Learning Courses. J.-E. Mai, Deconstructing the Indexing Process. J. Elkin, The United Kingdom Library and Information Commission. Index.