RSS feed: articles by this author http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/author/profile/766/articles RSS feed: articles related to specified author en Book Review: The Successful Academic Librarian http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/town-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/town-rvw#author1">Stephen Town</a> finds this US multi-author work may not meet the needs of readers in the UK, and offers some ideas which a UK version might incorporate.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Never judge a book by its cover? In this case the cover contains some apt symbolism for what one might expect from this US multi-author text. Presumably the picture on the front is supposed to be the eponymous 'successful academic librarian', well-groomed and smartly suited, climbing the rungs of the career ladder. The aluminium ladder itself looks more suitable for DIY, but perhaps this is also accurate, as this work is very much a positive view of how to take your career in hand and develop it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/town-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 review stephen town cranfield university bibliographic data framework research Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1244 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Developing the New Learning Environment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/town-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/town-rvw#author1">Stephen Town</a> welcomes this new text on a key issue for the future of academic librarians, and suggests some broader questions for consideration.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This work promises to 'capture' and 'critically discuss' the changing support role of librarians in the current 'rapidly changing environment' where boundaries between roles are 'becoming increasingly blurred'. There is clearly a market for such a work, given that librarians in many educational contexts are indeed faced with new forms of learning environment and a significant growth in electronic, distance and blended learning.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/town-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 review stephen town cranfield university jisc sconul university of sheffield inlei e-learning framework knowledge management repositories research vle Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1224 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Developing Academic Library Staff for Future Success http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/town-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/town-rvw#author1">Stephen Town</a> considers this new multi-author volume, appreciates its many qualities and reflects on the key issues for library staff development in the digital future.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This book promises to address the place of staff development in the current and future strategic management of academic libraries. The editor has assembled an impressive cast of those who are active in this field, and the authors are well able to reflect state of the art thinking. The book is informed by their close association with innovative staff development initiatives, some through involvement with the SCONUL (Society of College, National &amp; University Libraries) Advisory Committee on Staffing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/town-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 review stephen town cranfield university jisc nhs sconul higher education research Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1047 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk