Recruiting, Educating, And Training Librarians For Collection Development

Recruiting, Educating, And Training Librarians For Collection Development

by Sheila Intner, Peggy Johnson
     
 

At a time of shrinking budgets and increasing demands, libraries are facing problems in meeting their needs for new collection development specialists. This volume proposes creative solutions to the three significant problems experienced by library administrators: attracting new collection development librarians, educating them in appropriate library school

Overview

At a time of shrinking budgets and increasing demands, libraries are facing problems in meeting their needs for new collection development specialists. This volume proposes creative solutions to the three significant problems experienced by library administrators: attracting new collection development librarians, educating them in appropriate library school programs, and training them to perform their jobs. The chapters in this book, written by leading collection development officers, practitioners, and educators, cover innovative ways of looking at the entire range of collection development activities, from goals and objectives in staff development for collection work to scenarios from the next millennium.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313285615
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/25/1994
Series:
New Directions in Information Management Series, #33
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

PEGGY JOHNSON is Assistant Director, St. Paul Campus Libraries, University of Minnesota. She was previously Collection Development Officer, University of Minnesota Libraries, which has a collection of over 5 million volumes. She has consulted on library development in Uganda, Rwanda, and Morocco, and she has published several journal articles and books, including Guide to Technical Services Resources (1994).

SHEILA S. INTNER is a Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College. Her books include Circulation Policy in Academic, Public, and School Libraries (1987) and Cataloging: The Professional Development Cycle (1991), both published by Greenwood Press.

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