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  • Author
    Tom Nielsen
  • Author
    Kenneth Schlesinger
  • Author
    Ben Turner
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    Dorothea J. Coiffe
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    Xin Li
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    Julie Wang
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    Bern Mulligan
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    Judith Mavodza
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    Mary Sengati-Zimba
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    Leslie M. Haas
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    Constantia Constantinou
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    Matt Bolen
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    Will Chan
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    Amanda Romero
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    Anne Kemmerling
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    Edmund Ye Kiang
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    Amrita Madray
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    Beth Russell
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    Annette Smith
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    Natalia Taylor Bowdoin
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    D. Aram Donabedian
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    John Carey
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    Rachel I. Wightman
  • Author
    Sara Wingate Gray
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    Beth Posner
  • Author
    Hyun-Duck Chung

The Global Librarian

Published by Metropolitan New York Library Council, ACRL/NY in New York, NY .

About the Book

Librarians around the world have designed and implemented creative ways to serve the information needs of their patrons - wherever they may be. These are their stories.

Table of Contents

Part 1 From Theory to Practice: Global Librarians in Action 13
Chapter 1 Takin’ It to the Streets: myMETRO Researchers Bring Library Science Skills, Expertise to NYC Communities 14
Chapter 2 Cape Crusade: Building the Steve Biko Library and Archive in the Eastern Cape 34
Chapter 3 Promoting Information Literacy through Engagement with Wikipedia 49
Chapter 4 Disseminating Moving Image Websites with a Web 2.0 Centralized Hub 69
Chapter 5 International Partnerships – Cases and Working Experience 95
Chapter 6 A “Global” Book Exchange: Creating Partnerships across the Sea 118
Chapter 7 Implementing the Learning Commons in a Middle Eastern University Library: The Case of Zayed University 135
Chapter 8 Transcending Ethnic, Racial and Political Conflict to Achieve Understanding between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot Library Communities 156
Part 2 When Global Becomes Local: Serving Diverse Populations 182
Chapter 9 Escucha Mi Voz: Engaging Local People in Global Communities 183
Chapter 10 Non Western Students in Western Universities: Bridging the Plagiarism divide 207
Chapter 11 Supporting NYU’s Worldwide Users: Academic Technology Services for the Global Network University 224
Part 3 Around the Globe: Librarians on the International Scene 242
Chapter 12 Cultures of Access: Differences in Rhetoric around Open Access Repositories in Africa, Europe,United States and their Implications for the Open Access Movement 243
Chapter 13 Critical Information Literacy and the Technology of Control: The Case of Armenia 262
Chapter 14 A College Library in African Culture: a Case Study of Global Librarianship in Kampala, Uganda 283
Part 4 Shifting Roles: Librarianship in a Global Economy 311
Chapter 15 The Library Has Left the Building: Mobile Librarianship’s New 21st Century Role 312
Chapter 16 Local Connections to Global Collections: The Power of Interlibrary Loan Services 339
Chapter 17 Beyond Embedded: Blended Roles for Information Professionals in the 21st Century Knowledge Economy 358

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Number of pages 397

ID Numbers

Open Library OL25447202M
ISBN 13 9781629218335

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