Managing and Adapting Library Information Services for Future Users, 1st Edition

  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 1799811182
  • ISBN-13: 9781799811183
  • DDC: 025.1
  • 284 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released July 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

  • Price:  Sign in for price



Information in today’s modernized world has become much more attainable with the use of technology. A resource that has fallen victim to this are library services. What was once a staple of knowledge and communication has failed to keep pace with recent advancements in information service providers. Library practitioners need to learn how to manage change, build influence, and adapt their services to remain relevant within local communities. Libraries can continue to play a key role in future aspects of information provision, but proper research is a necessity. Managing and Adapting Library Information Services for Future Users is a collection of innovative research that encapsulates practices, concepts, ideas, and proposals that would chart pathways for libraries of all types to envision and understand how to thrive and remain relevant in the competitive information provision environment. It is expected to motivate librarians and information scientists to probe further into how libraries would better serve user communities of the 21st century who have options of accessing information from sources other than from libraries. While highlighting topics including artificial intelligence, human design thinking, and alternative finance, this book is ideally designed for librarians, information specialists, architects, data scientists, researchers, community development practitioners, policymakers, faculty members, and students seeking current research on emerging advancements in library optimization.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Library and Information Science (ALIS) Book Series.
Titles in This Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Leading From the Front: Future Ready Librarians.
2: Emerging Technologies, Information Provision, and Libraries.
3: Librarian Skillsets in the 21st Century: The Changing Role of Librarians in the Digital Era.
4: LIS Education for 21st Century Information Users.
5: Leadership Training for 21st Century Librarians Using INELI-SSAf Model as a Case Study.
6: Library Associations, Leadership, and Programmes: IFLA, AfLIA, and NLA.
7: Financial Resources Development for 21st Century Libraries.
8: Artificial Intelligence in Libraries.
9: Managing and Adapting Library Information Services for Future Users: Applying Artificial Intelligence in Libraries.
10: Libraries and Innovative Thinking in the Digital Age.
11: Innovative Thinking Skills for 21st Century Librarians.
12: Managing Future Library Services for the Medical Sciences: A Pharmacy Library Experience.
13: Building Influence: Strategising for Library Advocacy.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.