Defining Relevancy: Managing the New Academic Library

Defining Relevancy: Managing the New Academic Library

by Janet M. Hurlbert
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591584193
Publisher:
Libraries Unlimited
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Series:
Libraries Unlimited Library Management Collection Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Janet McNeil Hurlbert Hurlbert, Janet McNeil

I Analyzing Our Users: Making the Connection

1 Changing Demographics: Meet the Students and Faculty of the Future Christopher Cox Cox, Christopher 3

2 Social Software, Web 2.0, and Libraries Edward M. Corrado Corrado, Edward M. 16

II The Integration of Form and Function: Buildings and Services

3 Place Planning for Libraries: The Space Near the Heart of the College Eleanor Mitchell Mitchell, Eleanor 35

4 The New 3R's: Revolution, Reorganization, and Renovation Susan M. Campbell Campbell, Susan M. 52

5 A Future Place for Us: Results of a Survey on the Academic Library "As a Place" Jason Martin Martin, Jason 65

III Collaboration for Learning: Managing Information Literacy

6 Rhetoric versus Reality: A Faculty Perspective on Information Literacy Instruction Arthur H. Sterngold Sterngold, Arthur H. 85

7 Faculty and Information Literacy Case Study Emmett Lombard Lombard, Emmett Sally LeVan LeVan, Sally 96

8 Through the Information Literacy Lens: Managing the College Library in the Twenty-First Century Susan Swords Steffen Steffen, Susan Swords 119

IV Promoting the Library: Competition and Collaboration

9 Campus Partnership in Small Academic Libraries: Challenges and Rewards Patricia Hernas Hernas, Patricia Timothy Karas Karas, Timothy 131

10 Collaboration in Small and Medium-Sized Academic Libraries David P. Bunnell Bunnell, David P. 146

V Integration of Staff, Services, and Assessment: What Is Needed? How Will We Know? Who Will Do It?

11 Managing to Keep Academic Reference Service Christine Dettlaff Dettlaff, Christine 161

12 Community College LibraryStaffing: Evolution and Revolution Sheila Beck Beck, Sheila Barbara Bonous-Smit Bonous-Smit, Barbara 170

13 From Slide Rules to Scorecards: Service Environment Factors Affecting the Future of Assessment in Academic Libraries Larry Nash White White, Larry Nash 178

14 Big Growth Is Not a Small Strategy Michael A. Crumpton Crumpton, Michael A. 186

15 From Predictability to Managed Chaos: The Change from Print Serials to Electronic Resource Management-Indiana University, Kokomo Campus Kirsten Leonard Leonard, Kirsten 200

16 Is There a Future for Technical Services? Amy E. Badertscher Badertscher, Amy E. 213

VI Connections for College Archives: Taking on New Missions

17 Opportunities for Small and Medium-Sized College Archives in the Digital Age Carol P. Johnson Johnson, Carol P. Ann M. Kenne Kenne, Ann M. 223

VII Issues and Challenges for the Future: A Bibliographic Essay

18 The Academic Library: Issues and Challenges for the Future Susan Naylor Naylor, Susan Rashelle Karp Karp, Rashelle 237

Index 265

About the Editor and Contributors 271

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