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Libraries within their institutions: Creative collaborations

299 pages
Arcler Education Inc
Libraries, as institutions of knowledge preservation and dissemination, play a pivotal role within educational and cultural domains. They serve as sources of information, fostering learning and research endeavors while acting as communal spaces for intellectual engagement. Understanding the multifaceted responsibilities and challenges faced by libraries within their respective institutions is essential in today's evolving information landscape. This comprehension extends to areas such as library management and administration, collection development, information literacy, digital libraries, and collaborative partnerships. The book "Libraries Within Their Institutions: Creative Collaborations" serves as an informative guide to the world of library management and administration. It explores the complexities of overseeing collections to meet diverse user needs and emphasizes the library's role in fostering information literacy and exceptional user experiences. The book also delves into the library's adaptation to the digital era, revealing innovative strategies for accessibility and engagement. It underscores the significance of collaborations and partnerships with other institutions and the need for thorough library service evaluations.
Author Bio
Poonam Rani is a highly accomplished librarian currently serving in the capacity of Librarian at Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, University of Delhi. With an extensive career spanning over 18 years in the field of libraries, she has earned a distinguished reputation for her expertise and contributions. Poonam's academic journey reflects a diverse and multifaceted background. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, a Master's in Library and Information Science (MLISc.), a Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDCS), and a Certificate in Computing (CIC). Her commitment to excellence is further exemplified by her achievement of the UGC-NET qualification in library and information science. A passionate advocate for the advancement of library science, Poonam has continually expanded her horizons through various training programs and short-term courses. Her specialized knowledge in areas such as library automation, open access software, and information communication technology (ICT) underscores her dedication to staying at the forefront of her profession. Beyond her institutional role, Poonam actively engages with the wider academic community. She has been a prominent presence at both national and international workshops, seminars, and conferences in the field of library science, where she has not only participated but also presented thought-provoking papers. Her contributions to these forums have consistently demonstrated her keen insights and expertise. Poonam Rani has also made significant contributions to the academic literature in library and information science. Her body of work includes numerous published papers in esteemed journals, showcasing her depth of knowledge and analytical prowess. Furthermore, she has authored three noteworthy books, solidifying her standing as a prominent figure in the field. Poonam's boundless enthusiasm for library science, coupled with her tireless pursuit of knowledge and innovation, continues to serve as an inspiration to library professionals. Her dedication to advancing the field and disseminating knowledge underscores her enduring commitment to the betterment of society through information access and dissemination.