Academic Libraries: Looking Toward the Future

Title

Academic Libraries: Looking Toward the Future

Format

Book Chapter

Book Title

Academic Librarianship

Editor

Camila A. Alire & G. Edward Evans

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Description

Evans and Alire explain the important ways in which the higher education environment distinguishes academic libraries from other types of libraries, and readers will gain practical insight into their distinct political and operational characteristics. They fully explore the core issues in contemporary academic librarianship, readers will be prepared to tackle all aspects of their jobs and ascend the organizational ladder. Each chapter is dedicated to a key issue in the field, with topics including: teaching faculty roles, campus governance, curriculum, the student body, collection development, providing quality service, funding, facilities, staff, technology and IT support. A chapter on career development will benefit both aspiring and practicing academic librarians looking to enter or advance in the field, and a concluding section explores the future of academic librarianship through valuable input from more than fifteen experienced academic library deans and directors.

ISBN

978-0838915639

Publication Date

2010

City

New York, NY

Publisher

Neal-Schuman Publishers

Academic Libraries: Looking Toward the Future

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