Barbara Jane Holland

Born and raised in New York City, beginning from my youth and extending to adulthood there has been an ongoing quest for knowledge and information stemming from a variety of disciplines.. I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the City College Of New York. After discovering profound interest several disciplines, I decided to embark on a journey of Library and Information Studies. I eventually obtained a masters degree in Library Science from Queens College of New York. I currently work at the Brooklyn Public Library as a Senior Librarian. Now counting it has been fourteen years. My quest for knowledge and information continues to be ongoing. I have presented at the Georgia Conference On Information Literacy, and the Brooklyn Reading Council. Previous works includes a chapter titled “On the Demands of Mobile Technology and Virtual Collection Development: A Case Study.” Published in the International Journal of Digital Library Systems (IJDLS). I also continue to keep up with and write about the latest technological trends on my weblog. New trends develop and happen every moment across the globe. As a librarian and Information Professional it is imperative to keep up with library research and technological trends trends and provide the information on an ongoing basis. I can truly say my profession never gets boring.

Publications

Handbook of Research on Library Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Barbara Holland. © 2021. 537 pages.
Since the spread of COVID-19, conferences have been canceled, schools have closed, and libraries around the world are facing difficult decisions on which services to offer and...
Gene Editing Technology and Ethical Issues
Barbara Jane Holland. © 2021. 15 pages.
CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) technology has emerged as a powerful technology for genome editing and is now widely used in basic biomedical...
Handbook of Research on Knowledge and Organization Systems in Library and Information Science
Barbara Jane Holland. © 2021. 574 pages.
Due to changes in the learning and research environment, changes in the behavior of library users, and unique global disruptions such as the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries have had...
Strategic Foresight Tools for Planning and Policy
Barbara Jane Holland. © 2021. 23 pages.
Today, companies can no longer assume that the past will be a good predictor of the future; Those that fail to prepare for radically new possibilities may face sudden...
Libraries in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Rising to the Challenge
Barbara Jane Holland. © 2021. 37 pages.
The South China Morning Post reported China's first confirmed COVID-19 case may be traced as early as November 17, 2019. On December 8, 2019, Wuhan, China had its first...
Emerging Trends and Impacts of the Internet of Things in Libraries
Barbara Holland. © 2020. 253 pages.
Over the years, new IT approaches have manifested, including digital transformation, cloud computing, and the internet of things (IoT). They have had a profound impact on the...
Transnational Cybercrime: The Dark Web
Barbara Jane Holland. © 2020. 21 pages.
Organized crime groups are involved in all kinds of transnational crimes. Lawbreakers can victimize people in other countries through international scams and cyber theft of...
Emerging Technology and Today's Libraries
Barbara Holland. © 2020. 33 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to examine emerging technology and today's libraries. New technology stands out first and foremost given that they will end up revolutionizing...
Scanning for Blind Spots
Barbara Jane Holland. © 2019. 15 pages.
The environmental scan provides a systematic overview of the external factors that are important to the organization (or sector) and indicates whether the organization can...
Scanning for Blind Spots
Barbara Jane Holland. © 2018. 13 pages.
The environmental scan provides a systematic overview of the external factors that are important to the organization (or sector) and indicates whether the organization can...
Emerging Trends in Digital Libraries: Mobile Technology and Mobile Learning
Barbara Holland. © 2014. 22 pages.
New Technologies pose new challenges when libraries build their virtual collections. With the growth and popularity of e-books and other portable devices, collections can no...
On the Demands of Mobile Technology and Virtual Collection Development: A Case Study
Barbara Holland. © 2012. 9 pages.
New technologies pose new challenges when libraries build their virtual collections. With the growth and popularity of e-books and other portable devices, collections can no...