Embedded Business Librarianship for the Public Librarian

Embedded Business Librarianship for the Public Librarian Alvarez concludes these chapters with excellent suggestions for library programming targeted at the General works needs of the local business community. I think given patience and careful implementation, the suggestions in this book could provide a springboard for any librarian to integrate RR 2017/091 themselves into a local business community and Embedded Business Librarianship for the successfully liaise with them. Public Librarian Chapters six, seven and eight focus on how to Barbara A. Alvarez function like a liaison to the business community, continuing education for the embedded business ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library librarian and combining all the disparate aspects of Association the role into one cohesive job. Chicago I would recommend this book as an excellent addition to the professional development collection xiii  100 pp. of a public library, for any librarian who is either a ISBN 978 0 8389 1474 8 (print); ISBN 978 0 8389 1481 6 business librarian, or the go-to for business questions, or for an embedded business librarian (e-book) who may be looking for some new ideas and new $40 (print); ways to extend their reach. At a price of US$40 in $32 (e-book); $47 (print and e-book bundle) its print version, Embedded Business Librarianship for Keywords Business librarianship, Public libraries the Public Librarian is not very expensive, and the Review DOI 10.1108/RR-02-2017-0025 returns should be well worth the small cost. David Rachlin Barbara A. Alvarez has put together a systematic Reference Librarian, James E. Shepard approach for public librarians to become Memorial Library, North Carolina Central embedded in their local business community. University, Durham, North Carolina, USA Beginning with explaining the concept of embedded business librarianship, she builds a step-by-step process for learning to communicate RR 2017/092 with the business community and integrating Fuente Académica Plus oneself into that community. To better explain, Alvarez begins by reminding EBSCO us that the role of the public library is to change Ispwich, MA and adapt to the needs of its users, and we often URL: www.ebscohost.com/academic/fuente-academica-plus find ourselves, as librarians, engaged in activities Last visited December 2016 that do not always fit the mold of what we thought Contact vendor for pricing information we would be doing. The first chapter of the book is dedicated to differentiating between embedded Keywords Full-text databases, Spanish language librarianship and library outreach and the practices Review DOI 10.1108/RR-01-2017-0019 that mark this difference. She makes a strong case The growing interest in research resources for the for why a public library should have an embedded Spanish-speaking market in the USA and other business librarian and provides suggestions for countries has had an effect upon the major selling the idea to the library administration. database providers. EBSCO Information Services, The book continues with chapter discussions – known for its extensive indexing and abstracting Getting to Know Your Library’s Business databases, many with full text, has entered the Community, Navigating the Business Community, market with Fuente Académica Plus,an Networking With Three Core Groups of the interdisciplinary collection that, like its popular Business Community and Bringing It Back to the Academic Source Premier and Academic Source Library – that are well thought out, organized and Complete database products, makes scholarly documented. These chapters are full of practical journals, academic books and other resources from examples of real world activities in which an Spain and Latin America available to a broad aspiring embedded business librarian can audience. This collection is an expanded one from participate, organize and/or host. Additionally, the earlier Fuente Académica Premier and has there is plentiful advice about how to stay patient almost one third more full-text journal content. and stay involved, as one is likely to feel like an The database contains full-text articles from other outsider in the business community at first. 1,600 journals and 100 books from 18 different countries in Spanish, Portuguese and English, and emphasizes agriculture, biology, business, Reference Reviews economics, history, law, humanities and social Volume 31 · Number 4 · 2017 · pp. 5–7 © Emerald Publishing Limited · ISSN 0950-4125 science disciplines, as well as some of the hard and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reference Reviews Emerald Publishing

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Alvarez concludes these chapters with excellent suggestions for library programming targeted at the General works needs of the local business community. I think given patience and careful implementation, the suggestions in this book could provide a springboard for any librarian to integrate RR 2017/091 themselves into a local business community and Embedded Business Librarianship for the successfully liaise with them. Public Librarian Chapters six, seven and eight focus on how to Barbara A. Alvarez function like a liaison to the business community, continuing education for the embedded business ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library librarian and combining all the disparate aspects of Association the role into one cohesive job. Chicago I would recommend this book as an excellent addition to the professional development collection xiii  100 pp. of a public library, for any librarian who is either a ISBN 978 0 8389 1474 8 (print); ISBN 978 0 8389 1481 6 business librarian, or the go-to for business questions, or for an embedded business librarian (e-book) who may be looking for some new ideas and new $40 (print); ways to extend their reach. At a price of US$40 in $32 (e-book); $47 (print and e-book bundle) its print version, Embedded Business Librarianship for Keywords Business librarianship, Public libraries the Public Librarian is not very expensive, and the Review DOI 10.1108/RR-02-2017-0025 returns should be well worth the small cost. David Rachlin Barbara A. Alvarez has put together a systematic Reference Librarian, James E. Shepard approach for public librarians to become Memorial Library, North Carolina Central embedded in their local business community. University, Durham, North Carolina, USA Beginning with explaining the concept of embedded business librarianship, she builds a step-by-step process for learning to communicate RR 2017/092 with the business community and integrating Fuente Académica Plus oneself into that community. To better explain, Alvarez begins by reminding EBSCO us that the role of the public library is to change Ispwich, MA and adapt to the needs of its users, and we often URL: www.ebscohost.com/academic/fuente-academica-plus find ourselves, as librarians, engaged in activities Last visited December 2016 that do not always fit the mold of what we thought Contact vendor for pricing information we would be doing. The first chapter of the book is dedicated to differentiating between embedded Keywords Full-text databases, Spanish language librarianship and library outreach and the practices Review DOI 10.1108/RR-01-2017-0019 that mark this difference. She makes a strong case The growing interest in research resources for the for why a public library should have an embedded Spanish-speaking market in the USA and other business librarian and provides suggestions for countries has had an effect upon the major selling the idea to the library administration. database providers. EBSCO Information Services, The book continues with chapter discussions – known for its extensive indexing and abstracting Getting to Know Your Library’s Business databases, many with full text, has entered the Community, Navigating the Business Community, market with Fuente Académica Plus,an Networking With Three Core Groups of the interdisciplinary collection that, like its popular Business Community and Bringing It Back to the Academic Source Premier and Academic Source Library – that are well thought out, organized and Complete database products, makes scholarly documented. These chapters are full of practical journals, academic books and other resources from examples of real world activities in which an Spain and Latin America available to a broad aspiring embedded business librarian can audience. This collection is an expanded one from participate, organize and/or host. Additionally, the earlier Fuente Académica Premier and has there is plentiful advice about how to stay patient almost one third more full-text journal content. and stay involved, as one is likely to feel like an The database contains full-text articles from other outsider in the business community at first. 1,600 journals and 100 books from 18 different countries in Spanish, Portuguese and English, and emphasizes agriculture, biology, business, Reference Reviews economics, history, law, humanities and social Volume 31 · Number 4 · 2017 · pp. 5–7 © Emerald Publishing Limited · ISSN 0950-4125 science disciplines, as well as some of the hard and

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