Elsevier has published a series of free ebooks to support and encourage knowledge and professional development in Library and Information Science. Each volume in the series includes chapter excerpts from our Chandos Publishing portfolio, books written by librarians for librarians. Each ebook focuses on a central theme to give the reader an introduction to new ideas and information on that topic.
There are currently four volumes in the series with plans to add additional volumes throughout the year. Click on the title of each volume to access the Table of Contents and download the ebook.
Creating and Managing a Digital Library
- If you are interested in learning more about digital acquisitions, managing your tech environment, altmetrics, or ebook discoverability, then this volume gives you tips on these topics.
Current Trends in Information Literacy
- Librarians play a key role in promoting information literacy to their patrons, an essential component in developing their thinking abilities. This volume contains both foundational definitions and related concepts such as critical thinking, metaliteracy and cultural context.
Facing Contemporary Challenges in Librarianship
- There are many challenges facing contemporary librarians today including funding, budget constraints, technical knowledge, marketing and information literacy. This volume gives insight into navigating these challenges.
Marketing the Academic Library
- What do the following actions have in common? Seeking varied opinions and diverse input, building communities via social networking, and innovating even if "it ain't broke." They are all opportunities to market the library found in this volume.