Defining Relevancy: Managing the New Academic Library

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Janet McNeil Hurlbert
Libraries Unlimited, 2008 - Education - 274 pages
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Connection. Competition. Collaboration. These three words define management of college libraries, today and in the future. They also describe the contents of this book, which focus on planning for the multiple directions that college library managers must consider and act upon. Contributed chapters cover the challenges nearly all must face, such as understanding users, information literacy, staff alignment, and the integration of physical building and function. Some chapters contain studies and models that can be replicated at similar institutions. Others offer documentation that can be used in reports or presentations to administrators and boards. Together, they convey a plethora of good ideas for responding to customers, competitors, technologies, and stakeholders.


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Edited by Hurlbert (associate dean and director, libraries services, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA) and featuring chapters written by more than 20 librarians, library administrators, and ... Read full review


Making the Connection
Buildings and Services
Managing Information Literacy
Competition and Collaboration
What Is Needed? How Will We Know? Who Will Do It?
Taking on New Missions
A Bibliographic Essay
About the Editor and Contributors

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Janet McNeil Hurlbert is Associate Dean and Director of Library Services, Snowden Library, Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

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