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Defining Relevancy Managing the New Academic Library

ISBN-10: 1591584191
ISBN-13: 9781591584193
Edition: 2007
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Description: Connection. Competition. Collaboration. These three words define management of college libraries, today and in the future. They also describe the contents of this book, which focus on planning for the multiple directions that college library  More...

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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 12/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188

Connection. Competition. Collaboration. These three words define management of college libraries, today and in the future. They also describe the contents of this book, which focus on planning for the multiple directions that college library managers must consider and act upon. Contributed chapters cover the challenges nearly all must face, such as understanding users, information literacy, staff alignment, and the integration of physical building and function. Some chapters contain studies and models that can be replicated at similar institutions. Others offer documentation that can be used in reports or presentations to administrators and boards. Together, they convey a plethora of good ideas for responding to customers, competitors, technologies, and stakeholders.

JANET MCNEIL HURLBERT is Associate Dean and Director of Library Services, Snowden Library, Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Introduction
Analyzing Our Users: Making the Connection
Changing Demographics: Meet the Students and Faculty of the Future
Social Software, Web 2.0, and Libraries
The Integration of Form and Function: Buildings and Services
Place Planning for Libraries: The Space Near the Heart of the College
The New 3R's: Revolution, Reorganization, and Renovation
A Future Place for Us: Results of a Survey on the Academic Library "As a Place"
Collaboration for Learning: Managing Information Literacy
Rhetoric versus Reality: A Faculty Perspective on Information Literacy Instruction
Faculty and Information Literacy Case Study
Through the Information Literacy Lens: Managing the College Library in the Twenty-First Century
Promoting the Library: Competition and Collaboration
Campus Partnership in Small Academic Libraries: Challenges and Rewards
Collaboration in Small and Medium-Sized Academic Libraries
Integration of Staff, Services, and Assessment: What Is Needed? How Will We Know? Who Will Do It?
Managing to Keep Academic Reference Service
Community College Library Staffing: Evolution and Revolution
From Slide Rules to Scorecards: Service Environment Factors Affecting the Future of Assessment in Academic Libraries
Big Growth Is Not a Small Strategy
From Predictability to Managed Chaos: The Change from Print Serials to Electronic Resource Management-Indiana University, Kokomo Campus
Is There a Future for Technical Services?
Connections for College Archives: Taking on New Missions
Opportunities for Small and Medium-Sized College Archives in the Digital Age
Issues and Challenges for the Future: A Bibliographic Essay
The Academic Library: Issues and Challenges for the Future
Index
About the Editor and Contributors

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