Lyle's Administration of the College Library

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Scarecrow Press, 1997 - Education - 187 pages
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Created in response to requests from library science faculty for a student edition with a focus on the planning and policy issues germane to all academic libraries, this new text is a revised and abridged version of the fifth edition of Lyle's Administration of the College Library. The ten chapters that form the text edition include six chapters essentially unchanged from the 1992 work_Contexts of the American College Library, Evolution of Higher Education in the United States, Growth of Academic Librarianship, Campus Context, Legal Status, Governance and Politics, and Organization of the Library. Four reconfigured chapters address questions of policy formulation and leadership in the areas of user services, library staff, planning, and evaluation. The material in these chapters comes from thirteen chapters in the fifth edition, supplemented by recent research. The goal is to offer students a framework for learning about academic libraries in the context of higher education's learning goals and the value of quality library service and staff.
 

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Contents

CONTEXTS OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE LIBRARY
1
ENVIRONMENTS
2
SYSTEMS THEORY
4
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
7
SUMMARY
8
EVOLUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES
11
MIDDLE YEARS
13
CONTEMPORARY COLLEGES
16
FORMULATING GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
80
ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
85
DEPARTMENTAL AND DIVISIONAL LIBRARIES
91
TECHNOLOGY AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
94
SUMMARY
96
NOTES
97
USER SERVICES
99
CATALOGING AND CLASSIFICATION
105

SOCIAL FORCES
17
CURRICULUM
20
COLLEGE STUDENTS TODAY
23
SUMMARY
26
NOTES
27
GROWTH OF ACADEMIC LIBRARIANSHIP
29
EMERGENCE OF A PROFESSION
32
TWENTIETH CENTURY
34
POSTWORLD WAR II LIBRARIES
37
PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT
40
SUMMARY
43
NOTES
44
CAMPUS CONTEXT
47
SITING
49
ETHOS
50
FACULTY
51
STUDENTS
52
ADMINISTRATION
53
ALUMNI
54
CURRICULUM AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
55
CAMPUS LIFE
56
SERVICES
57
SUMMARY
58
LEGAL STATUS GOVERNANCE AND POLITICS
61
LEGAL STATUS OF THE LIBRARY
64
FACULTY STATUS FOR LIBRARIANS
66
ROLE OF THE COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION
68
POLITICS
69
LIBRARY COMMITTEE
71
SUMMARY
74
ORGANIZATION OF THE LIBRARY
75
THE LIBRARY AS AN ORGANIZATION
79
REFERENCE SERVICE
107
EDUCATING THE LIBRARY USER
109
CIRCULATION
112
TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
113
INTERPRETATION AND OUTREACH
116
SUMMARY
118
NOTES
119
THE LIBRARY STAFF
121
VALUES AND VISION
122
LEADERSHIP
123
CONTRIBUTIONS OF STAFF
124
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
127
ETHICAL RELATIONS OF LIBRARIANS
130
SUMMARY
132
PLANNING ISSUES
135
SOURCES OF INCOME
136
BUDGET AND EDUCATION AND GENERAL EXPENDITURES
138
BASICS IN BUDGET MAKING
139
TECHNOLOGY PLANNING
141
THE LIBRARY BUILDING AND EQUIPMENT
143
NEEDS ASSESSMENT TEAM
144
PLANNING THE NEW LIBRARY BUILDING
145
THE ARCHITECT AND THE LIBRARIAN
146
SUMMARY
148
EVALUATION
151
TYPES OF EVALUATION
152
STANDARDS
154
SUMMARY
158
Standards for College Libraries 1995 Edition
161
INDEX
183
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
189
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About the author (1997)

Caroline Coughlin was Director of Drew University Library from 1986-1994 and is currently involved in library education in the United States and abroad. Alice Gertzog teaches English at Allegheny College. She has been a library director and authored books and articles on librarianship, including Administration of the Public Library (Scarecrow, 1994) and Casebook in College Library Administration (Scarecrow, 1992).