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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Cataloging and Professional Development

(personal note: are we providing training to professionals, or are we providing opportunities for professional growth and continuing education. Do you want people to have the skills and autonomy to think for themselves, or do you just want them to follow directions without deviation or complaint?)

Boydston, J. K., & Leysen, J. M. (2014). ARL Cataloger Librarian Roles and Responsibilities Now and In the Future. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 52(2), 229-250. doi:10.1080/01639374.2013.859199
Carter, C. A. (1987). On-the-job training for catalog librarians. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 7(4), 79-93. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J104v07n04_07
Chen, S. (2008). Empowering student assistants in the cataloging department through innovative training: The e-learning courseware for basic cataloging (ECBC) project. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 46(2), 221-234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639370802177646
Duda, A. L. & R. L. Meszaros. (1999). Staff empowerment: Effective training for greater responsibilities. Technical Services Quarterly 16(4), 11-33. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J124v16n04_02
Dulock, M. (2011). New cataloger preparedness: Interviews with new professionals in academic libraries. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 49(2), 65-96. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2011.538910
Fain, M., Brown, M. & A. Faix. (2004). Cross-training reference librarians to catalog. Technical Services Quarterly 22(1), 41-53. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J124v22n01_05
Finch, M. (2016). Using Freely Available RDA Resources to Provide In-House Training to a Medium-Sized Academic Library. Journal Of Library Metadata, 16(2), 94-114. doi:10.1080/19386389.2016.1215736
Hall-Ellis, S. D. (2015). Metadata Competencies for Entry-Level Positions: What Employers Expect as Reflected in Position Descriptions, 2000–2013. Journal Of Library Metadata, 15(2), 102-134. doi:10.1080/19386389.2015.1050317
Hider, P. (2006). A Survey of Continuing Professional Development Activities and Attitudes Amongst Catalogers. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 42(2), 35-58.
Hosein, Y., & Bowen-Chang, P. (2014). Map cataloguing training at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. Library Review, 63(4/5), 340-351.
Hosein, Y., & Bowen-Chang, P. (2011). Training cataloguing professionals at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine: part 2. Library Review, 60(9), 748-761.
Keiser, B. E. (2012). Professional Development and Continuing Education. Online, 36(3), 20-27.
Kriegsman, S. (2002). Catalog Training for People Who Are Not Catalogers: The Colorado Digitization Project Experience. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 34(3), 367.
Ku, D. T., Chia-Chi, C., & Yung-Hsin, H. (2009). Design and Development of Professional Training Online Courses for the Standards and Metadata of Digital Archive. Journal Of Educational Media & Library Sciences, 47(1), 97-118.
Long, C. E., & Applegate, R. (2008). Bridging the Gap in Digital Library Continuing Education: How Librarians Who Were Not “Born Digital” Are Keeping Up. Library Administration & Management, 22(4), 172-182.
Park, J., & Tosaka, Y. (2017). Advancing Professional Learning in Libraries: An Exploratory Study of Cataloging and Metadata Professionals' Experiences and Perspectives on Continuing Education Issues. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 55(3), 153-171.
Park, J., Yang, C., Tosaka, Y., Ping, Q., & Mimouni, H. E. (2016). Developing an automatic crawling system for populating a digital repository of professional development resources: A pilot study. Journal Of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 28(2), 63-72.
Park, J., & Yuji, T. (2015). RDA Implementation and Training Issues across United States Academic Libraries: An In-Depth E-Mail Interview Study. Journal Of Education For Library & Information Science, 56(3), 252-266. doi:10.12783/issn.2328-2967/56/3/6
Park, J., Yuji, T., Maszaros, S., & Caimei, L. (2010). From Metadata Creation to Metadata Quality Control: Continuing Education Needs Among Cataloging and Metadata Professionals. Journal Of Education For Library & Information Science, 51(3), 158-176.
Puffer-Rothenberg, M. (2008). Training copy catalogers in preparation for system migration: An incremental approach. Technical Services Quarterly 21(1), 31-38. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J124v21n01_03
Sapon-White, R. (2009). Subject analysis training for cataloging paraprofessionals: A model for ongoing learning and support. Technical Services Quarterly 26(3), 183-193. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07317130802520013
Terrill, L. l. (2014). Catalogers’ Perceptions and Use of Social Media and Conventional Information Sources for Professional Development. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 52(2), 181-228.
Veitch, M., Greenberg, J., Keizer, C., & Gunther, W. (2013). The UNC–Chapel Hill RDA Boot Camp: Preparing LIS Students for Emerging Topics in Cataloging and Metadata. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 51(4), 343-364. doi:10.1080/01639374.2012.736124

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Library (de)professionalization

Cannon, P. (2017). A review of professionalism within LIS. Library Management, 38(2), 142-152. 
Crowley, W. A. (2012). Defending professionalism : A resource for librarians, information specialists, knowledge managers, and archivists. Santa Barbara, California: Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC.
Drabinski, E. (2016). Valuing Professionalism: Discourse as Professional Practice. Library Trends, 64(3), 604-614.
Ezeani, C., Eke, H. N., & Ugwu, F. (2015). Professionalism in library and information science. Electronic Library, 33(1), 2-18. 
Harris, R. (1992, January). Information technology and the de-skilling of librarians; or the erosion of a woman's profession. Computers in Libraries, 12(1), 8+. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=EAIM&sw=w&u=mnamsumank&v=2.1&it=r&id=GALE%7CA11815348&sid=summon&asid=5f463df1e91b0c38a2c1a292a57a309f
Hicks, D., & Schindel, T. J. (2016). Time Changes Things: Time as a Linguistic Resource for Professionals in Information-Intensive Fields. Canadian Journal Of Information & Library Sciences, 40(1), 1-26. 
Litwin, R. (2009). The library paraprofessional movement and the deprofessionalization of librarianship. Progressive Librarian, (33), 43. [2010, Revised version: http://libraryjuicepress.com/docs/deprofessionalization.pdf]
McGuigan, G. S. (2011). Crisis of professionalism in public servicesAddressing challenges to librarianship from a public administration perspective. Library Review, 60(7), 560-574. doi:10.1108/00242531111153588
McMillen, P. S., Garcia, J., & Bolin, D. A. (2010). Promoting Professionalism in Master's Level Teachers through Research Based Writing. Journal Of Academic Librarianship, 36(5), 427-439. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2010.06.007 "Research-based writing was used to build information literacy skills and foster teachers' professionalism. Assessments indicate that students improved research and writing skills, increased their sense of teaching efficacy, and enhanced their professional self-perception." -- aimed at teachers but results seem relevant to LIS
Meyer, R. W. (1980). Library professionalism and the democratic way. Journal Of Academic Librarianship, 6277-281. 
Myntti, J. and Woolcott, L. (ongoing). Organization of cataloging units in academic libraries. [blog] https://catalogingunitorg.wordpress.com/
Ralli T. Professionalism - Does it Count?. Australian Academic & Research Libraries [serial online]. December 2016;47(4):196-202. 
Ramanan, T. (2016). Improving Scholarship through Library Professionalism: an Inevitable Role of Librarianship in the World of Academia. Journal Of University Librarians Association Of Sri Lanka, 19(2), 1-10. 
Real, B. (2013). Defending Professionalism: A Resource for Librarians, Information Specialists, Knowledge Managers, and Archivists. Library Quarterly, 83(3), 285-288. 
Seminelli, H. (2016). Librarian as Professional. Serials Librarian, 71(1), 63-69. doi:10.1080/0361526X.2016.1168667
Shipp, J. (2016). Reflection on: “Professionalism – Does it Count?”. Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 47(4), 203-206.
Shirazi, R. (2017). In defense of the MLS; or, confess your unpopular opinion. http://roxanneshirazi.com/2017/01/26/in-defense-of-the-mls-or-confess-your-unpopular-opinion/ 
Simpson, B. (2013). Hiring non-MLS librarians: Trends and training implications. Chicago: American Library Association. https://journals.tdl.org/llm/index.php/llm/article/viewFile/7019/6260
Stauffer, S. M. (2016). The Work Calls for Men: The Social Construction of Professionalism and Professional Education for Librarianship. Journal Of Education For Library & Information Science, 57(4), 311-324. 
Wilson, P. (1981). Professionalism under ATTACK!. Journal Of Academic Librarianship, 7(5), 283.
Zhu, L. (2012). The role of paraprofessionals in technical services in academic libraries. Library Resources & Technical Services, 56(3), 127-154. https://journals.ala.org/index.php/lrts/article/view/5524/6788

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Influential Books

In Jessica Olin's Essential Reading post asked the question "So, how about you? What are your favorite books that you think inform who you are?"

Because I am who I am, that set me to wondering which books I would credit/blame for being me.

Like Jessica O., one of the books that had a sustaining influence on me was by Ursula K. LeGuin. But in my case it was The Disposessed that stays with me the most. I can't even describe all the things this book left with me, but its presentation of an anarchist utopia that didn’t make me roll my eyes, the way it questions the concept of freedom, and its presentation of science as a living, growing thing had a profound impact on how I viewed the world for a long time.

I can’t pick just one Terry Pratchett novel, the Discworld is just too big and too amazing. But I can narrow it down to two primary influencers: Wyrd Sisters was the first Pratchett novel I ever read and the first fantasy novel I read that featured actual adult women making actual adult decisions unrelated to their love interests.

The second Pratchett novel I would pick is Guards! Guards! Captain Carrot, Sam Vimes, dragons, politics, policing, and life all dealt with humorously and lovingly and angrily, as appropriate.

Violence and the Sacred by RenĂ© Girard. I know people have strong feels on this book, and I came to it as a layperson not as a philosophy expert so I can’t really explain why this book resonated with me so much. I think because it helped remove a veil of illusion that had been over my eyes about the ongoing, culturally sanctioned use of violence and sacrifice.

Diary of a Madman and Other Stories. Nikolai Gogol's absurdist, satirical, farcical, tragic 19th century Russian stories. As Jenny Holzer famously said, “Protect me from what I want.”

Susan Wendell's The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability allowed me to recognize and accept myself as having a disability in a way that has really helped me emotionally and physically.

I can’t actually remember the book that introduced me to Buddhism (it had a purplish paper cover with a Dharma wheel on it, was from the ‘60s or ‘70s, and talked as much about cosmology as about the Buddha, but it started me on a path that has impacted me powerful). So, instead I’ll showcase Ayya Khema’s Being Nobody, Going Nowhere. This book talks about the four noble truths and the noble eightfold path in really practical terms, and explains why meditation and the dhamma are so valuable in a way that removed a lot of my performance anxiety around it.

There are probably some that I’ve overlooked, but it’s lunchtime and food is as important to me as books are.