Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Information Professionals: Trends in Human Resources and Knowledge Management

Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Information Professionals: Trends in Human Resources and Knowledge Management

Elisabeth Pankl (Kansas State University, USA), Danielle Theiss-White (Kansas State University, USA) and Mary C. Bushing (Library Consultant, USA)
Release Date: February, 2010|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 342
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-601-8
ISBN13: 9781615206018|ISBN10: 1615206019|EISBN13: 9781615206025
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Description:

The explosive and dynamic environment of informational technology, both in the areas of accessibility and tools, has created a growing market for individuals trained in the techniques of knowledge management.

Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Information Professionals: Trends in Human Resources and Knowledge Management highlights issues specific to information professionals (IPs) working in an academic environment. The evolution of scholarly communications and applications of technology are forcing IPs to reevaluate the way they operate. This book offers valuable insight into the newest strategies for thinking creatively and resourcefully about the latest trends in recruitment, retention, and professional development.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic Librarianship
  • Career Development Planning
  • Development of IP Skill Sets
  • Group Dynamics
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Information Science Professionals
  • Knowledge Management
  • Organizational Culture
  • Recruitment
  • Retention
Reviews & Statements

"The editors of Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Information Professionals: Trends in Human Resources and Knowledge Management are to be commended for building this robust collection of articles. I encourage the readers of this collection to take the research, ideas and strategies presented, adapt them to their own environment, and share the results."

– Lori A. Goetsch, Kansas State University, USASelected as a Fall 2011 Shelf-Worthy Academic Title by Baker & Taylor.
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Editor/Author Biographies
Elisabeth Pankl is a Humanities Librarian at Kansas State University Libraries. She earned her MLS from the University of North Texas in 2005. Ms. Pankl's research interests include rhetorical literacy, spatiality, and critical, literary geography.
Danielle Theiss-White is the General Reference Coordinator at K-State Libraries, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. She earned her MLS as well as an MA in Religious Studies from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 2005. Her research interests focus on the assessment and management of reference services, virtual reference services, staff training and continuing education, library management, leadership training, and professional development.
Mary C. Bushing, library educator and consultant, has worked in all types of libraries—corporate, public, government and academic in the course of her long career. In addition to an MLS from Dominican University, she has a doctorate in adult & higher education from Montana State University where she did her primary research on the socialization and professional development of individuals working in very small rural libraries. She coordinated the Mountain Plains Library Association’s Leadership Institute for five years, has held numerous elected and appointed professional positions. Among her many publications is a manual on collection assessment that has been translated into a number of languages, most recently Italian. She has done consulting and teaching across the U.S. and in Europe and New Zealand with an emphasis on collection development, organizational culture, and professionalism.
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