The Smaller Academic Library

Author by : Gerard B. McCabe
Languange : en
Publisher by : Libraries Unlimited
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Description : ". . . [T]he book offers a source of strategies and practical solutions to vexing and recurrent problems which readers can tailor to their individual needs. . . . It is highly recommended as an important resource that belongs in the professional collection of every small academic library." Journal of Academic Librarianship


Circulation Services In A Small Academic Library

Author by : Connie Battaile
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : In a library, circulation is the process of lending books to borrowers and accurately reshelving them after they have been returned so that they will be retrievable by the next user. This basic cycle has many elaborations and sub-cycles attached to it, such as those for overdues and holds, the record-keeping process, and the reserve book operation. These sub-cycles vary from library to library, but the basic cycle remains the same in every library that allows patrons to remove books. Connie Battaile provides a detailed volume written for those new to the circulation department of small academic libraries. The author presents not the definitive way to run a circulation department, but rather she provides a variety of possible methods. Because the circulation department is the main public contact point, many library housekeeping chores are assigned to it. Again, these additional responsibilities vary from library to library, but the author provides various procedures. The physical environment of the department and the stacks, the staff, effective communications, and scheduling are covered in full detail.


The Changing Academic Library

Author by : John Budd
Languange : en
Publisher by : Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
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Description : "The Changing Academic Library is a revision of Budd's The Academic Library: Its Context, Its Purpose, and Its Operation. This book has been completely updated and revised to reflect the dynamic states of higher education and academic libraries. It presents a critical examination of major issues facing colleges and universities and the unique challenges that their libraries must come to grips with. Current practice is reviewed, but it is examined in the broader context of educational needs, scholarly communication, politics and economics, technology, and the nature of complex organizations."--Publisher's description.


The Small Library Manager S Handbook

Author by : Alice Graves
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : The Small Library Manager’s Handbook is for librarians working in all types of small libraries. It covers the everyday nuts-and-bolts operations that all librarians must perform. This handbook, written by experts who are small librarians themselves, will help all small librarians to do multiple jobs at the same time.


Cases On Research Support Services In Academic Libraries

Author by : Fernández-Marcial, Viviana
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Academic libraries have traditionally had two key functions, to support teaching and to support research. In an evolving and competitive university environment, along with the emergence of various technologies and substantial changes in scientific communication, university management has reached a turning point. Academic libraries are facing a paradigm shift in the role they need to play to achieve the research objectives of universities. Research support services in academic libraries have evolved as a response to these changes. They are heterogeneous, adapt to their university culture, adopt different points of view, take different approaches in their organizational structures, and include a diverse catalog of activities. Having an overview of different experiences will allow libraries to adopt best practices, redefine services, and even establish new management and collaboration models. Cases on Research Support Services in Academic Libraries is a critical scholarly resource that uses case studies to systematize the experiences of research support services in academic libraries for the support of higher education faculty. The cases focus on such items as the role of technology and its impact as well as how these services help to improve the excellence of universities. Featuring a wide range of topics such as library services, data management, and open science, this book is ideal for librarians, academicians, professionals, researchers, and students.


Small College Endowment Act Of 1983

Author by : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Academic Libraries In Greece

Author by : Dean H Keller
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Become better informed about Greek academic librarianship at a time of great potential for changes and advances in academic libraries in Greece! Rapid changes are occurring in these libraries as more professionally and technically trained Greek librarians are available, contact with American, British, and European librarians is increased, and new technology becomes readily available. Academic Libraries in Greece provides complete information on such varied subjects as automation, collection development, departmental libraries, education for librarianship, interlibrary loan, and library management, pointing out past experiences, current activities, and future prospects. There is an historical overview of Greek academic libraries and some libraries are described in some detail. The contributors, who include Greek, American and British librarians or education specialists who have had an opportunity to work in or closely observe Greek academic libraries, provide a historical overview of the development of Greek academic libraries and detailed descriptions of some specific libraries. Academic Libraries in Greece address important issues in Greek academic librarianship such as: How did the modern Greek library develop and how does it operate? What are its specific automation needs and how can they be met? What is the current status of automation and what are the prospects for the future? How can new needs be met under the present system and what are the prospects for change? The history and current efforts of library training, and the value of foreign exchange programs and provides examples An in-depth analysis of a departmental library in Greece Librarians, education specialists, and students interested in international librarianship and education, and especially those who have an interest in the situation in Greece, will find invaluable first hand accounts of the views and understanding of professionals who have recently been on the scene. Library science faculty teaching library history, international librarianship, or how library theory and practice is applied in a foreign setting will be greatly interested in this insightful text.


Academic Libraries In Urban And Metropolitan Areas

Author by : Gerard B. McCabe
Languange : en
Publisher by : Libraries Unlimited
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Description : Solutions to the unique problems of academic libraries in urban and metropolitan areas are provided in this professional handbook. Issues faced by the administrators of these libraries can differ markedly from those encountered by their counterparts in residential college towns. Service demands emanate from local business, industry, other libraries, and urban high schools. Internal services must be fashioned for a nonresident faculty and a usually older student body. Written by experienced urban university librarians, this handbook will be an invaluable source for their professional colleagues as well as for students of library science.


Leading In The New Academic Library

Author by : Becky Albitz
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Providing perspectives of practitioners who are early- and mid-career librarians as well as highly seasoned professionals, this book offers invaluable advice regarding leadership that will help academic librarians of all experience levels to surmount the confounding issues they face and to overcome new challenges. • Introduces academic librarians and students to key management issues and provides effective ways to address them • Demonstrates how qualities of leadership can be cultivated for career success • Provides up-to-date guidance on leadership skills as they apply in the academic library setting, skills which may not be covered in traditional textbooks for courses in library management and academic librarianship


Collection Evaluation In Academic Libraries

Author by : Thomas E. Nisonger
Languange : en
Publisher by : Libraries Unlimited
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Description : Detailed annotations (100-150 words) on some 500 items focus on articles, books, and book chapters published from 1980 through 1991 and important classic items published prior to 1980. With both scholarly/theoretical and practical how-to perspectives, the book covers material concerning research, university, college, community college, and special libraries. Major chapters discuss an overview of the collection evaluation process, methods and methodology, use studies, availability studies, the RLG Conspectus, serials evaluation (including serials review case studies), citation analysis (including structure of disciplines), journal ranking, standards, and application of automation to the collection evaluation process. The book will be useful to academic library practitioners, students, teachers, and researchers in library and information science education.


Introducing And Managing Academic Library Automation Projects

Author by : John W. Head
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Though automation in libraries has become more common, many academic libraries still lack automation of any kind. This professional reference is a guide to the forecasting, planning, implementing, and monitoring necessary for the successful management of academic library automation projects. Chapters are written by expert contributors, who combine their personal experiences with solid background information on the theory and practice of library automation.


The Academic Library Director

Author by : Frank Dandraia
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The Academic Library Director: Reflections on a Position in Transition addresses the changing nature of work and the new demands being placed on academic library directors. The authors’broad range of professional experience offers you unique insight on a management position that is truly in transition. Get inside seasoned professionals’heads to save time, effort, and money for yourself and your library. See what these experienced directors did right . . . and learn from their mistakes. The Academic Library Director is the resource that: Considers the challenges of leading an academic library through the transition period between permanent directors; lists the challenges met by interim directors and presents their advice for succeeding in this difficult role. Studies the career paths for academic library directors based on a survey of 21 library directors across the country, with a focus on factors such as gender, education, age, tenure, professional experience, and internal vs. external candidates. Identifies critical criteria for recruiting library leaders for the 21st century. Should your library hire a manager or a leader? Provides a unique, non-librarian perspective on the establishment of a newly configured position of Vice Provost for Information and Dean of University Libraries at a large university. Discusses the perceptions recently appointed academic library directors have about collegiate life vis à vis the realities they’ve encountered since assuming their positions. Shows how a library can thrive in a not-for-profit culture by embracing for-profit principles. The Academic Library Director: Reflections on a Position in Transition will help prepare you and your library for the only sure thing in the future--change. Successful library directors will be the ones who can recognize and thrive on the “management of change.” Unsuccessful directors will find themselves unable to adapt. Use this book to ensure your library comes out on the right side of the line.


The Survey Of Academic Libraries

Author by : Primary Research Group
Languange : en
Publisher by : Primary Research Group Inc
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Description : This latest edition of The Survey of Academic Libraries presents data from more than 75 American and Canadian academic libraries. Data are broken out by size and type of library for easier benchmarking. Data coverage includes: trends in staffing and salaries, hiring plans, changes in the deployment of labor in the library, materials spending, including specific data on databases, traditional print books and journals; receipts from grants and endowments, trends in capital spending, spending on library learning centers, trends in spending through online booksellers, plans for digital repository development, and developments in special collections, among other areas. TABLE OF CONTENTS List Of Tables 3 SURVEY PARTICIPANTS 20 Introduction & Demographics 21 Chapter One: Summary Of Main Findings 23 Chapter Two: Staff 36 Chapter Three: Materials Spending 44 Chapter Four: Grants 50 Chapter Five: Capital Spending 64 Chapter Six: Technology Education Center 74 Chapter Seven: Books 78 Chapter Eight: Subject-Specific Investment 86 Chapter Nine: Journals 101 Chapter Ten: Information Literacy 111 Chapter Eleven: Special Collections 117 Chapter Twelve: Building Plans 127 Chapter Thirteen: Notable Library Science Schools 131 OTHER REPORTS FROM PRIMARY RESEARCH GROUP INC.


The Academic Library And The Net Gen Student

Author by : Susan L. Gibbons
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
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Description : As students embrace new Web 2.0 technologies like MySpace, YouTube, and RSS feeds, libraries also need to take charge. Based on actual work-practice studies of students and faculty - original research conducted at the University of Rochester - this visionary guide maps potentially vibrant futures for academic libraries.Academic librarians in public services, technology and administration now have the tools to better understand the integral role of technology in the social and academic lives of undergraduates (the net generation). Use these research results, cogent analysis, and clear explanations to: understand hot technologies, how students use them, and how libraries can too; leverage new Web 2.0 technologies to stay ahead of the curve and include innovations in your service mix; transform your library's web site with ideas inspired by gaming; and provide value-added services to students by communicating in their preferred modes.


Planning And Implementing Resource Discovery Tools In Academic Libraries

Author by : Popp, Mary Pagliero
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : "This book addresses the many new resource discovery tools and products in existence as well as their potential uses and applications"--Provided by publisher.


Academic Libraries And Toxic Leadership

Author by : Alma Ortega
Languange : en
Publisher by : Chandos Publishing
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Description : Academic Libraries and Toxic Leadership examines a phenomenon that has yet to be seriously explored. While other so-called feminized professions, such as nursing, have been studied for their tendency to create toxic leadership environments, thus far academic librarianship has not. This book focuses on how to identify a toxic leader in an academic library setting, how to address toxic leadership, and how to work toward eradicating it from the organization. In addition, it discusses which steps can be used to prevent libraries from hiring toxic leaders. Presents original research based on a two-phase study about toxic leadership in academic libraries Demonstrates how to identify toxic leadership in libraries Shows how toxic leadership can manifest itself, providing the reader with steps to eradicate it


Planning For Library Services

Author by : Charles R. McClure
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : Planning for Library Services assists library and information service managers in initiating, improving, and sustaining good planning practices in their organizations. It provides practicing librarians with a guide to assist in their planning methods for increased library effectiveness and promotes a better understanding of the concepts, benefits, potential problems, and processes related to planning.


The Colorado Academic Library

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Reimagining The Academic Library

Author by : David W. Lewis
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Academic libraries are in the midst of significant disruption. Academic librarians and university administrators know they need to change, but are not sure how. Bits and pieces of what needs to happen are clear, but the whole picture is hard to grasp. Reimagining the Academic Library paints a simple straightforward picture of the changes affecting academic libraries and what academic librarians need to do to respond to the changes would help to guide future library practice. The aim is to explain where academic libraries need to go and how to get there in a book that can be read in a weekend. David Lewis provides a readable survey of the current state of academic library practice and proposes where academic libraries need to go in the future to provide value to their campuses. His primary focus is on collections as this is the area with the greatest opportunity for change and is the driver of most library cost. Lewis provides an accessible framework for thinking about how library practice needs to adjust in the digital environment. The book will be useful not only to academic librarians, but also for librarians to share with presidents and provosts who a concise source for understanding where and how to focus their expenditures on libraries.


Creating Research Infrastructures In The 21st Century Academic Library

Author by : Bradford Lee Eden
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Creating Research Infrastructures in the 21st-Century Academic Library focuses on research infrastructures with topics such as research and development in libraries, datasets, e-science, grants and grant writing, digital scholarship, data management, library as publisher, metadata, web archiving, and the research lifecycle.


Rightsizing The Academic Library Collection

Author by : Suzanne M. Ward
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
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Description : Is your institution’s library bursting at the seams with books that have not been touched for decades, microfilm that nobody uses, and print journals that have been superseded by electronic access? Have you wondered how best to identify what physical material to retain and what to withdraw to maintain an inviting collection of relevant material for your users? Then it’s time to rightsize! Ward identifies the challenges and proposes solutions to shaping physical collections for today’s academic library. Filled with sage advice and ready-to-implement guidance, this book Introduces the concept of rightsizing, a strategic and largely automated approach that uses continuous assessment to identify the no- and low-use materials in the collectionWalks you through crafting a rightsizing plan, from developing withdrawal criteria and creating discard lists to managing workflow and disposing of withdrawn materialsShows how to identify stakeholders, plus strategies for winning them overOffers tips for working with consortial partners on collaborative print retention projectsDiscusses how growing electronic collections can enhance legacy print collectionsAdvises what to do with print journals after your library licenses perpetual access rights to the electronic equivalentLooks ahead to the future of physical collections in academic librariesBy learning how to rightsize, you will ensure that your institution’s collection meets the needs of your library’s users.


Quality And The Academic Library

Author by : Jeremy Atkinson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Chandos Publishing
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Description : Quality and the Academic Library: Reviewing, Assessing and Enhancing Service Provision provides an in-depth review and analysis of quality management and service quality in academic libraries. All aspects of quality are considered in the book, including quality assessment, quality review, and quality enhancement. An overview of quality management and service quality concepts, principles, and methods leads to a detailed consideration of how they have been applied in universities and their libraries. A case study approach is used with different perspectives provided from the different stakeholders involved in the quality processes. All contributors adopt a critical reflection approach, reflecting on the implications, impact, and significance of the activities undertaken and the conclusions that can be drawn for future developments. The book concludes with an overall reflection on quality management and service quality in academic libraries with a final analysis of priorities for the future. Presents a holistic view of the subject, looking at reviews of academic library services, quality assurance and assessment, quality enhancement, and service quality Provides perspectives from authors with different experiences and responsibilities, including those responsible for initiating and managing quality processes in higher education Includes case studies where the authors not only describe the quality processes used, but also seek to review and reflect on their success, limitations, and the impact of their work some time after the event Seeks to be current, comprehensive, and reflective by including the results of surveys/interviews from senior librarians on quality in academic libraries


Rethinking Reference For Academic Libraries

Author by : Carrie Forbes, Associate Dean for Student and Scholar Services, University of Denver Libraries
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Rethinking Reference for Academic Libraries: Innovative Developments and Future Trends, containing five sections and fourteen chapters, reviews the current state of reference services in academic libraries with an emphasis on innovative developments and future trends. The main theme that runs through the book is the urgent need for inventive, imaginative, and responsive reference and research services.


An Introduction To Instructional Services In Academic Libraries

Author by : Elizabeth Connor
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : This work provides librarians with a much-needed introduction to instruction in college and university libraries. Filled with real world case studies that can be directly applied to classroom use and on-the-job training, the text brings together many experienced librarian-instructors to detail their professional experiences.


The Academic Library Administrator S Field Guide

Author by : Bryce Nelson
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
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Description : The daily administration of an academic library often leaves you needing quick advice on the topic at hand. Nelson, an experienced administrator writing from first-hand knowledge, delivers such advice in 30 topical chapters. Each chapter begins with an “Assertion,” a one-sentence summary allowing you to rapidly scan the book and find what you need. When you’re on the job you can dip into this guide for ready-to-use guidance on the full range of administrator responsibilities, such as How to think and act politically Preparing staff for safety and security procedures Influencing student and faculty's perception of the library as a basic component of education Fostering librarians' professional identity as teachers Communicating effectively, from email messages to meetings Assessment and systematic collection of data Commentary sections in each chapter offer observations and interpretation, with abundant examples of useful advice. If you want to dig further into a topic, a Readings section points you to resources. Packed with insight about the day-to-day operations of the academic library, Nelson's guide will be invaluable to new and experienced administrators alike.