Defining Relevancy: Managing the New Academic Library

Defining Relevancy: Managing the New Academic Library

by Janet M. Hurlbert
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591584191

ISBN-13: 9781591584193

Pub. Date: 12/28/2007

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

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

Overview

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

I. Analyzing Our Users: Making the Connection

II. The Integration of Form and Function: Buildings and Services

III. Collaboration for Learning: Managing Information Literacy

IV. Promoting the Library: Competition and Collaboration

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

VI. Connections for College Archives: Taking on New Missions

VII. Issues and Challenges for the Future: A Bibliographic Essay

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