Creating the Agile Library: A Management Guide for Librarians

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Lorraine J. Haricombe, T. J. Lusher
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 122 pages
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Society's drive for technology that is faster and more efficient in processing and disseminating information is fueling changes-especially in academia. As the Internet becomes an important source for research, it challenges the library's role as the major information resource on campus. In order for libraries to respond to this challenge they must become agile in their adaptation of new technologies to meet the ever-changing needs and expectations of their users. This book discusses innovative and aggressive methods libraries can implement to become more agile. The seven chapters are written by library administrators who discuss their own experiences and cover topics including management, technology, services, users' needs and marketing the library.

 

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Contents

The Agile Organization A Better Mousetrap for Libraries? Fred Heath
1
Managing Change Rebecca R Martin
17
The Technologically Agile Library T J Lusher
33
The Agile Technology Manager Adapting New Technologies to Connect People with Information Clifton Dale Foster and Steven J Bell
45
Outcome Measures for the Emerging Virtual Library Thomas A Peters
61
Users Their Impact on Planning the Agile Library Lorraine J Haricombe
81
Marketing the Library Today to Meet the Challenges of Tomorrow Darlene E Weingand
95
Selected Bibliography
113
Index
115
About the Contributors
121
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LORRAINE J. HARICOMBE is Assistant Professor and Head of Circulation at Northern Illinois University.

T. J. LUSHER is Assistant Professor and Assistant Director for Automated Library Systems at Northern Illinois University.

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