Academic Librarianship

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ISBN-13: 9781555707026
Edition: 2010
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List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 350
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

This work explores the unique nature of academic librarianship and helps readers to understand what is required to have a successful career in academic librarianship.

CAMILA A. ALIRE is Dean of University Libraries at the University of New Mexico.

List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Background and Historic Context
Background
Future of Higher Education and Its Libraries
Future of Academic Librarians
Why Bother Studying the Subject If Everything Will Change?
What Makes an Academic Library Academic?
Higher Education Variations
Key Points to Remember
References
Launching Pad
Historic Context
Where It All Began
Italian Influence
French Influence
English Influence
German Influence
How the Transplants Took Root in the United States, 1636-1770
Post-War of Independence to 1860
1860s to World War II
Wars and Higher Education
Retrenchment and Realignment
Basic Issues in Higher Education
References
Launching Pad
Higher Education Today
Faculty
Faculty Responsibilities
Service
Teaching
Research
The Ladder and Tenure
Part-Time/Adjunct Faculty
Diversity
Key Points to Remember
References
Launching Pad
Students
Student Attitudes Regarding Higher Education
Today's Potential Students
Recruitment, Admission, and Retention
Financial Aid
Keeping Students
Social Side
Sports and the Academy
Student Discipline
Key Points to Remember
References
Launching Pad
Curriculum
What Is General Education?
Debating the Curriculum
Modifying the Curriculum at the Micro Level
Continuing/Adult Education
Distance Education
Internationalizing the Curriculum
Key Points to Remember
References
Launching Pad
Governance
Role of the State
Those Who Establish Guidelines
Those Who Administer
Those Who Do
Concluding Thoughts on Campus Governance
Key Points to Remember
References
Launching Pad
Campus and Library Commonalities
Funding
Higher Education Finances
Expenditures
Expenditure Categories
Grants and Research
Endowments
Budget Process
Budget as a Control Device
Budget Cycle
Budget Preparation
Presenting and Defending the Budget Request
Income Generation
Planning and Budgeting
Key Points to Remember
References
Launching Pad
Facilities
Planning for New Space
Managing the Facility
Housekeeping Matters
Managing Risk and the Unexpected
Health, Safety, and Security
Crime
Disaster Management
Assigning Space
Deferred Maintenance
Key Points to Remember
References
Launching Pad
Technology
Academic Libraries and Information and Communication Technology
Planning and Controlling Costs
Long-Term Technology Planning
Controlling Technology Costs
Security
Staff Background and Training
Collaboration
Key Points to Remember
References
Launching Pad
The Academy, Accreditation, and Accountability
Accreditation
How the Process Works
Information Literacy and Accreditation
Beyond Accreditation
Benchmarking
Quality Management
Sigma Six-Lean Six Sigma
Balanced Scorecard
Cost Analysis
Work Analysis
Key Points to Remember
References
Launching Pad
The Academic Library Today
Collections
Past and Present Practice
Impact of World War II and ARL Cooperative Projects
Developing Academic Library Collections
Assessing Needs
Collection Policy
E-resources
Key Points to Remember
References
Launching Pad
Services
Customer Service
Reference Services
Organization of Reference Services
Access to Reference Services
Web/Library 2.0
Circulation Services
Handling Confrontational Situations
Confidentiality
Document Delivery
Reserve Services
Liaison Programs
Key Points to Remember
References
Launching Pad
Staffing
Staffing Categories
Librarians
Faculty Status
Paraprofessional/Support Staff
Other Full-Time Staff
Part-Time Staff
Students
Staffing Process
Retention, Diversity, Training, and Staff Development
Retention
Diversity
Training and Staff Development
Performance Appraisal
Discipline and Termination
Key Points to Remember
References
Launching Pad
Current Themes and Issues
Change
People
Institutional
Communication
Personal
Advocacy/Marketing
Scholarly Communication
Institutional Repositories
Governance
Teams in the Workplace
Collaboration
Learning Commons
External Collaboration
Google Book Project
Key Points to Remember
References
Launching Pad
Career Development
From Student to Academic Librarian
Marketing Yourself
Search Committees
Selecting the Pool
The Interview
Interviewing
Adjusting to the Position
Starting Your Career Development Plan
Mentors
Self-Assessment of Knowledge and Skills
Changing Views of a "Career"
Career Breaks
Work/Life Debate
Moving Forward
Key Points to Remember
References
Launching Pad
Leaders Look Toward the Future
Future of Academic Libraries: Library Directors' Perspectives
Challenges to Change
Technology Challenges
Digitization Challenges
Physical Space Challenges
Financial Challenges
Creating Positive User Experiences Challenges
New Skills for Staff Challenges
Collaboration Challenges
Advocacy Challenges
Connecting Challenges
Mission Challenges
Print/Digital Challenges
Final Thoughts on the Future of Academic Librarianship
References
Launching Pad
Contributors' Essays
Index
About the Authors

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