Academic Librarianship

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Academic Librarianship Library Science
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This overview of academic librarianship is aimed at LIS students, academic librarians, and current and aspiring university leaders. After historical background, the book examines faculty, students, curriculum, and govnernance in higher education. A section on campus and library commonalities looks at issues such as funding, technology, and accreditation to understand how these issues affect each library and the library manager's role in dealing with them. The final section of the book describes current trends in academic library collections and services, Web 2.0, staffing, and the work environment. Interviews with academic library deans and directors shed light on career development and the future of academic libraries. The book's learning features include real-world case studies, chapter key points, reflection questions, and recommended books. A companion web site contains 21 essays on the future of academic librarianship. Alire teaches information science at Simmons College. Evans has written other books on library management. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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