Assessing Information Needs: Managing Transformative Library by Robert J. Grover Professor Emeritus, Roger C. Greer, John

By Robert J. Grover Professor Emeritus, Roger C. Greer, John Agada

Based on a validated version for group research, this booklet deals a advisor to the administration of client-centered transformative details companies that may be utilized in any form of library or details agency.

• A case examine of a group research for a county library process, illustrating how the version could be applied

• thirteen tables featuring info accumulated from the case study

• a number of image versions, provided and described

• References on the finish of every chapter

• A bibliography on the finish of the book

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Any individual or organization that engages in training or education is part of the knowledge infrastructure. To state it another way, knowledge is the product of an information infrastructure when that information is integrated into an individual’s or group’s knowledge system. Librarians who assist individuals and groups in their learning do so by identifying gaps in the knowledge base of their clienetele and by identifying resources to fill those gaps. In other words, libraries and other information agencies and their staffs help people solve their problems.

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Greer (Greer, Grover, and Fowler 2007) has articulated six functions of information and knowledge: • Find or locate: The bibliographic (or identification) function of information • Appreciate: The cultural function of information and books • Teach or learn: The educational function of information and books • Create new information or knowledge: The research function • Decide: The informational function of information • Enjoy: The recreational function These functions of information and knowledge are explained in Chapter 12, in which we apply community analysis results to the design of information services.

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