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An Introduction to Library and Information Work

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This book introduces support staff, paraprofessionals and students to the workplace. Informing readers of the latest developments in the sector, the text provides them with a practical, educational underpinning to library and information work across the sectors. It introduces the structure and functions of the principal types of library and looks at the key areas of competence necessary for the efficient and informed practice of a wide range of tasks. Contents include:

- management perspectives

- information and communications technology

- recruitment, supervision

- digital libraries

- electronic resources

- user services

- customer service

- library cooperation

- information skills

Readership: This is an essential self-development tool for all new entrants to the sector. It is ideal for parprofessional training and as a continuing professional education reader for the non-professional.

Anne Totterdell BA(Hons) CertEd MCLIP was Senior Library Education Tutor at Somerset College of Arts and Technology, where she managed one of the largest provisions of paraprofessional library education and training in the UK. She is still very much involved in delivering paraprofessional library courses. Jane Gill BA(Hons) MCLIP is Enquiry Centre Manager at Somerset Libraries, Arts and Information Service, Bridgwater. Alan Hornsey BLib(Hons) is responsible for IT services with Taunton Deane Council for Voluntary Service.

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