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New and Upcoming LIS Publications by Canadian Authors

New and Upcoming LIS Publications by Canadian Authors

September 16, 2018

September is Performance & Learning Month, formerly Learn @ Work Week.

Throughout the month, Librarianship.ca will highlight resources available to support members of the Canadian librarianship community in their continuing professional development.

New and Upcoming LIS Publications by Canadian Authors

ALA Editions and Facet Publishing have several new and upcoming titles written or edited by members of the Canadian library and information management community.

Your Passport to International Librarianship

Cover of Your Passport to International Librarianship

Price: $49.99
ISBN: 978-0-8389-1718-3
Publisher: ALA Editions
Published: 2018

Whether you’re a library professional with decades of experience or a recent graduate in your first position, career enrichment can mean so much more than simply watching a webinar, taking a class, or even attending a conference. There’s a different kind of professional development out there, one that involves travel, experiencing different cultures and new languages, and learning the kinds of interpersonal skills you can’t get sitting behind a desk. Volunteering in international libraries is not only feasible, it’s also the perfect prescription for recharging, renewing, and recommitting oneself to librarianship. In this book the authors draw from their experiences working with groups such as Librarians without Borders to offer a passport to these exciting opportunities, regardless of your career path or what kind of institution you serve. Easy to follow and packed with everything you need to get underway, this guide includes

  • an in-depth discussion of what international librarianship (IL) entails, and why its emphasis on collaboration and advocacy makes it such a nourishing form of professional development;
  • stories from librarians around the world about their own IL approaches, activities, and experiences;
  • straightforward guidance for getting started, from researching IL opportunities to making it work in the context of your job;
  • trip planning, fundraising, and cost saving tips for maximizing limited time and budgets;
  • advice on staying connected and maintaining momentum after the trip is over;
  • ways to bypass the need to travel by volunteering digitally and remotely; and
  • detailed information about IL organizations and additional resources.

This resource is your passport to finding personal enrichment and professional development through volunteering internationally.

Cate Carlyle is the Curriculum Resource Centre coordinator at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is currently a special academic librarian and children’s book reviewer, and she formerly served as an elementary schoolteacher, school librarian, and public library assistant. She volunteers regularly for various causes, has volunteered in libraries in Canada, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, and has written articles and conference presentations on international volunteerism.

Dee Winn is the head of information services at Concordia University Library in Montreal, Quebec. She has worked as an academic librarian in Vancouver, British Columbia and Windsor, Ontario. She has visited libraries on five continents and volunteered in a school library in Guatemala. Before becoming an academic librarian, she was an elementary schoolteacher in Atlanta, Georgia.


Get Your Community Moving: Physical Literacy Programs for All Ages

Cover of Get Your Community Moving: Physical Literacy Programs for All AgesPrice: $54.99
ISBN: 978-0-8389-1725-1
Publisher: ALA Editions
Published: 2018

By helping patrons view the library in a new way, movement-based programs bring new people into libraries, help promote community health, and stimulate literacy for children and adults alike. And the data show that they work: nearly 90% of public libraries said their movement-based programs had brought new users into their libraries, according to a recent study, while 80% said the programs contributed to community building. Carson, a professional yoga teacher who has been leading movement-based programs in schools, libraries, and museums for over a decade, presents a guidebook for serving library patrons of all ages, both mind and the body together. Filled with detailed strategies, proven program models, and real-life case studies, her book

  • describes the concept of physical literacy and explains why it matters, using both research and library testimonials;
  • shares tips for building enthusiasm among library staff, training, marketing, partnering with community organizations, and handling patron feedback;
  • shows how to get started regardless of staffing or budget limitations, with hints for sneaking physical literacy into existing spaces and initiatives;
  • includes programs for children and families, such as ABC Boom!, storytime fun runs, and a healthy nutrition lecture and tasting;
  • outlines a Water Wars! party, a Quidditch match, an earth walk, and other programs that convert teens’ energy into healthy movement;
  • demonstrates ways that adults can also get moving, from gym passes and walk/run clubs to ballroom dancing;
  • guides libraries on involving special populations through outreach and inreach; and
  • provides checklists for prep, teardown, tie-ins, and followup.

This book is essential reading for any programming librarian, administrator, or community coordinator looking to boost circulation stats, program numbers, literacy rates, and foster joy and wellness in their community.

Jenn Carson is a professional yoga teacher and the director of the L.P. Fisher Public Library in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada. She is the creator of the website yogainthelibrary.com and has been delivering movement-based programs in schools, libraries, and museums for a decade. She was named the inaugural member of the Let’s Move Libraries advisory board. She also blogs about her physical literacy adventures at the ALA’s Programming Librarian website: programminglibrarian.org.


Social Tagging in a Linked Data Environment

Cover of Social Tagging in a Linked Data EnvironmentPrice: £74.95
ISBN: 9781783303380
Publisher: Facet Publishing
Published: 2018

Social tagging, hashtags, and geotags are used across a variety of platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, WordPress, Instagram) in different countries and cultures. This book, representing researchers and practitioners across different information professions, explores how social tags can link content across a variety of environments.

Most studies of social tagging have tended to focus on applications like library catalogues, blogs, and social bookmarking sites. This book, in setting out a theoretical background and the use of a series of case studies, explores the role of hashtags as a form of linked data – without the complex implementation of RDF and other Semantic Web technologies.

Diane Rasmussen Pennington is a Lecturer in Information Science at the University of Strathclyde. Diane worked as a corporate IT professional and then a systems librarian before becoming a full-time academic in 2005. Diane’s PhD dissertation focused on social tagging practices of photojournalism professionals, and tagging has remained as a central focus of her research. Diane served as the Association for Information Science & Technology’s Social Media Manager from 2014-2016.

Louise Spiteri is Associate Professor at the School of Information Management, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Louise’s areas of research interest focus on social tagging, user-generated metadata, discovery systems, classification systems, and taxonomies. Louise’s most recent research has focused on the creation of taxonomies for affect, based on an analysis of user-generated reviews and content in public library catalogue records.


Trusting Records in the Cloud

Cover of Trusting Records in the CloudPrice: £69.95
ISBN: 9781783304028
Publisher: Facet Publishing
Published: 2018

This book presents up-to-date research and offers concrete guidelines for records professionals concerned with challenges to records in the online environment including privacy, accessibility, portability, metadata and ownership.

Trusting Records in the Cloud presents the key findings of the InterPARES Trust project, which has investigated issues of trust in and trustworthiness of records in the cloud environment. The project generated theoretical and methodological frameworks to develop local, national and international policies, procedures, regulations, standards and legislation, in order to ensure public trust grounded on evidence of good governance, a strong digital economy, and a persistent digital memory.

Coverage includes:

  • the risks and remedies to the contracts the general public must enter into with social media and other service providers
  • implementing retention and disposition schedules in the cloud
  • understanding the role of metadata in cloud services for chain of custody
  • rethinking issues of appraisal, arrangement and description
  • new practices with respect to preservation including a model for preservation as a series of services that may be implemented by a single trusted digital repository or by a variety of preservation actors
  • information governance, risk management, and authentication practices and technologies.

Luciana Duranti is a Professor of archival theory, diplomatics, and the preservation of digital records in the master’s and doctoral archival studies programs at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies of the University of British Columbia (UBC). Duranti is Director of the Centre for the International Study of Contemporary Records and Archives (CISCRA) and of InterPARES, the largest and longest living publicly funded research project on the long-term preservation of authentic electronic records (1998-2018), the fourth phase of which (and www.interparestrust.org) focuses on the records created, managed, maintained and/or preserved in a networked online environment. She has also been the Director of the Digital Records Forensics Project and the Records in the Clouds Project, and she is co-Director of the Law of Evidence in the Digital Environment Project. Duranti is the President of the Association of Canadian Archivists (2016-2018).

Corinne Rogers is Project Coordinator for InterPARES Trust (2013-2018), and international research partnership funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). As an adjunct professor in the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (the iSchool) at the University of British Columbia, she has taught diplomatics, and currently teaches digital diplomatics and digital records forensics, and digital preservation. She has a senior management background in the not-for-profit sector where she has developed information and privacy policy, and implemented records management. From 2006-2012 Corinne participated in the InterPARES research (International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems) and she is co-author of Digital Records Pathways: Topics in Digital Preservation – a suite of online educational resources produced by InterPARES for the International Council on Archives. Corinne’s research interests include information ethics and issues of online identity and authenticity in the digital environment.

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