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Managing Academic Libraries

Managing Academic Libraries Book
Author : Susan Higgins
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2016-10-11
ISBN : 1780633114
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Managing Academic Libraries: Principles and Practice is aimed at professionals within the Library and Information Services (LIS) who are interested in learning more about the management of academic libraries. Written against a backdrop made up of the changes that digital technology has brought to academic libraries, this book uncovers how the library has changed its meaning from a physical to virtual icon and its effect on culture. The book aims to provide managers and students of LIS at all levels with the necessary management principles and practices needed to respond proactively to diverse audiences, while also keeping a focus on the purposes of higher education. In addition, readers will find an examination of various aspects of library management and reviews on key management techniques that can be used for successful interpretation and implementation of academic library mission statements. Provides tactics on how to manage the centrality of learning and reading in academic libraries Includes best practices on managing a learning organization Covers proactive management principles and practices that are needed to respond to diverse audiences

Navigating and Managing an Academic Library

Navigating and Managing an Academic Library Book
Author : Judith Mavodza
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2022-03-07
ISBN : 3110740214
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is unique in concisely addressing the impact of new and enhanced approaches to library service, encompassing topics such as Information Literacy skills acquisition, inclusive of non-Western environments, artificial intelligence in academic libraries, research data management, and confronting the concept of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) as mentioned by the Research Planning and Review Committee of ACRL (2020).

Academic Library Management

Academic Library Management Book
Author : Tammy Nickelson Dearie,Michael Meth,Elaine L. Westbrooks
Publisher : American Library Association
Release : 2018-12-13
ISBN : 0838915590
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What does successful academic library management look like in the real world? A team of editors, all administrators at large research libraries, here present a selection of case studies which dive deeply into the subject to answer that question. Featuring contributions from a range of practicing academic library managers, this book spotlights case studies equally useful for LIS students and current managers;touches upon such key issues as human resource planning, public relations, financial management, organizational culture, and ethics and confidentiality;examines how to use project management methodology to reorganize technical services, create a new liaison service model, advance a collaborative future, and set up on-the-spot mentoring;discusses digital planning for archives and special collections;rejects "one size fits all" solutions to common challenges in academic libraries in favor of creative problem solving; andprovides guidance on how to use case studies as effective models for positive change at one's own institution. LIS instructors, students, and academic library practitioners will all find enrichment from this selection of case studies.

Beyond Survival

Beyond Survival Book
Author : Elizabeth J. Wood,Rush Miller,Amy Knapp
Publisher : Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9781591583370
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An inspirational yet practical look at how assessment-based planning can keep your library on the leading edge of change.

Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries

Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries Book
Author : Thanuskodi, S.
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2013-05-31
ISBN : 1466640715
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Academic libraries cater to the diverse needs of scholars, scientists, technocrats, researchers, students, and others personally and professionally invested in higher education. Due to advancements in information and communication technologies (ICT), the vision and mission of academic libraries are changing in developing countries. Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries provides the latest theoretical frameworks and empirical research into academic libraries, investigating concerns such as illiteracy, budgeting, software development, technical training, and others. In particular, this book will be of use to professionals and researchers working in the field of library and information science who are looking for new methods and best practices in the management of effective academic libraries. This book is part of the Advances in Library and Information Science series collection.

Supply Chain Management for Collection Services of Academic Libraries

Supply Chain Management for Collection Services of Academic Libraries Book
Author : John Wang
Publisher : Chandos Publishing
Release : 2017-08-23
ISBN : 0081020325
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Library Supply Chain Management for Collection Services of Academic Libraries: Solving Operational Challenges and Enhancing User Productivity contains three sections, each comprised of several topical chapters on a particular subject. Part One explains why supply chain management is vital to libraries. Part Two builds on Part One, beginning with a classic supply chain model, including its brief history and current development. Part Three suggests a theoretical supply chain model based on emerging technological advancements of society. This model will develop based on four components, user goals, workflow efficiency, financial stewardship and core services. Introduces supply chain management to library and information science Provides the first study on supply chain integration for libraries to fulfill their mission in knowledge management and delivery Provides practitioners and researchers with a model and theoretical framework of the supply chain to further study library science Inspires researchers and practitioners to embrace or adopt emerging technologies for service and operational optimization

Quality and the Academic Library

Quality and the Academic Library Book
Author : Jeremy Atkinson
Publisher : Chandos Publishing
Release : 2016-02-24
ISBN : 0081001347
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Human Resource Management in Today s Academic Library

Human Resource Management in Today s Academic Library Book
Author : Janice Simmons-Welburn,Beth McNeil
Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780313320767
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Academic libraries underwent tremendous change during the last two decades of the 20th century as they sought redefinition as learning organizations. This book provides a comprehensive look at issues that shape the nature of human resources in academic libraries. As organizations, academic libraries have experienced significant changes in the role and definition of professionalism. They have faced challenges from shifting workplace demographics and evolving technology that have directly impacted the recruitment and retention of staff as well as an array of issues that mirror concerns across campuses"--P. [4] of cover.

Defining Relevancy

Defining Relevancy Book
Author : Janet McNeil Hurlbert
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0313095965
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Twenty plus academic library managers offer studies, models, and documentation, in addition to sound advice on how to plan strategically for greatest effect across the campus.

Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors

Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors Book
Author : Patrick Lo,Dickson Chiu,Allan Cho,Brad Allard
Publisher : Chandos Publishing
Release : 2018-12-01
ISBN : 0081027478
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors: International Perspectives on Library Management presents a series of conversations with the directors of major academic and research libraries. The book offers insight, analysis, and personal anecdote from leaders in the library field, giving a unique perspective on how the modern library operates. Readers will learn about the most up-to-date trends and practices in the LIS profession from the directors of 24 internationally acclaimed academic and research libraries in Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, and the UK and USA. This is the first book focusing on leaders and managers of library institutions to offer a global outlook. Facing the need to respond to the expectations of changing populations that librarians strive to serve, this book aims to develop a new understanding of the core values of academic and research libraries, and asks how librarians can innovate, adapt, and flourish in a rapidly shifting professional landscape. Presents conversations with library leaders from 24 major institutions Offers a global perspective on the operation and management of libraries Discusses the director’s impact on institutional structures and future landscapes Gives insights based on first-hand experience

E books in Academic Libraries

E books in Academic Libraries Book
Author : Ksenija Mincic-Obradovic
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2010-12-08
ISBN : 1780630506
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written from the perspective of a librarian, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the impact of e-books on academic libraries. The author discusses advantages to both researchers and librarians and provides current examples of innovative uses of e-books in academic contexts. This book reviews the current situation in e-book publishing, and describes problems in managing e-books in libraries caused by the variety of purchase models and varying formats available, and the lack of standardisation. It discusses solutions for providing access and maintaining bibliographic control, looks at various initiatives to publicise and promote e-books, and compares e-book usage surveys to track changes in user preferences and behaviour over the last decade. E-books have already had a huge impact on academic libraries, and major advances in technology will bring further changes. There is a need for collaboration between libraries and publishers. The book concludes with reflections on the future of e-books in academic libraries. Describes how e-books have changed library services and how they have enabled academic libraries to align with the e-learning initiatives of their universities Discusses problems with e-book collection development and management and lists examples of solutions Examines trends in user behaviour and acceptance of e-books

Strategic Management for Academic Libraries

Strategic Management for Academic Libraries Book
Author : Robert Mayo Hayes
Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This professional reference and text provides both theoretical and practical information for the strategic management of academic libraries.

Mistakes in Academic Library Management

Mistakes in Academic Library Management Book
Author : Jack E. Fritts Jr.
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Release : 2009-09-02
ISBN : 0810867451
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Mistakes in Academic Library Management: Grievous Errors and How to Avoid Them addresses the most common library management issues, examining mistakes that anyone in a library management position could make, coupled with suggestions for how the issue could be better handled or avoided. The result is the recognition and formation of tools to aid developing managers in identifying potential pitfalls. Jack E. Fritts Jr. addresses a range of management issues, including campus politics, communication, information technology, staff, and planning. There is also a chapter that addresses library management from the perspective of a chief academic officer. All those in library management positions, or who aspire to library management positions, will profit from the discussions of common but potentially severe mistakes in library management presented in this book.

Financial Management in Academic Libraries

Financial Management in Academic Libraries Book
Author : Robert E. Dugan,Peter Hernon
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018
ISBN : 9780838989432
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Financial Management in Academic Libraries explores the connection between financial management and accountability, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability, and demonstrates how to capture them in a realistic, data-supported budget. Among the different units of an academic institution, the library has an advantage in that its managers can link these concepts to the library's infrastructure, its staffing, collections, services, and technology. Focusing on these components can enable everyone in the library to work to achieve organizational sustainability over time and advocate for their place in the institution

The Academic Library and Its Users

The Academic Library and Its Users Book
Author : Peter Jordan
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-03-02
ISBN : 1351895273
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The many recent changes in higher and further education mean that it is more important than ever to analyse the needs of academic library users, and both promote and provide the service they require. This constructive book, pervaded throughout by the impact of IT on the learning environment, surveys the influences on today's academic library, and explains how to increase user satisfaction through quality management. The author focuses particularly on users' behaviour in the library, the problems they cause or encounter, and how libraries cope. The book examines the varying needs of undergraduate and graduate, mature and part-time students, overseas students, franchised students, distance learners and other groups with special needs, explaining ways in which these needs can be identified and the service evaluated. One chapter is devoted to research and researchers' information demands. The particular requirements of subject communities and their consequences for academic libraries are also investigated, as well as the requirements of teaching staff and ways in which the library can work with them. The author emphasizes the importance of user education programmes and explains how to promote the library effectively with limited resources. For librarians, heads of services and senior library managers in further and higher education, and those, such as subject librarians, responsible for specific student groups, this book provides a comprehensive and realistic guide to providing and promoting a quality service. Students of librarianship and information management will gain valuable insight from this book into user analysis and improving the performance of information provision.

Managing Digital Resources in Libraries

Managing Digital Resources in Libraries Book
Author : Audrey Fenner
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780789024039
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Advice from the expertson collecting and managing the digital resources that are an increasingly vital part of librarianship! Managing Digital Resources in Libraries is a practical guide to managing library materials in digital formats. Working librarians share their expertise in the acquisition and management of digital resources, addressing questions of licensing, funding, and providing access. The contributors also examine innovative projects and systems, such as the integration of PDA-accessible resources into a library collection and the development of all-digital libraries. You'll also find supplementary reading lists and bibliographies of additional resources, including relevant Web sites. Addressing the challenges of and barriers to the preservation and dissemination of electronic information, Managing Digital Resources in Libraries explores vital questions, such as: How are librarians coping with digital resources? How do they compare and select titles and formats to purchase? How do they allocate limited fundsto lease or to purchase high-priced electronic titles? Does consortium membership provide the answer to funding problems, or does it force librarians to pay for content their users neither want nor need? Is MARC still an appropriate format for cataloging? How can librarians make themselves familiar with the multitude of available resources? Managing Digital Resources in Libraries will update your working knowledge of: online resources open archivestheir uses and their history the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the First Sale Doctrine, and the Fair Use Doctrineand their implications for librarians e-journal cataloging and e-journal management software electronic collection development and management personal digital assistants digital licensing agreements electronic searching systems, including ELIN@, Electronic Journal Finder, Pirate Source, OPAC, and cold fusion databases

Managing Knowledge and Scholarly Assets in Academic Libraries

Managing Knowledge and Scholarly Assets in Academic Libraries Book
Author : Gunjal, Bhojaraju
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2016-12-28
ISBN : 1522517421
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Knowledge management strategies play an important role across numerous industries. These processes and strategies can be adopted into higher education sectors for use in managing scholarly assets. Managing Knowledge and Scholarly Assets in Academic Libraries is an essential reference source for the latest research on approaches for adopting and implementing various facets of knowledge management in academia. Featuring expansive coverage on a range of topics and perspectives, such as knowledge mapping, social media applications, and linked data, this publication is ideally designed for librarians, students, managers, and scholars seeking current research on the innovative measures of knowledge management in libraries.

Library Management Tips that Work

Library Management Tips that Work Book
Author : Carol Smallwood
Publisher : American Library Association
Release : 2011-06-30
ISBN : 0838992870
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written by contributors from across the field, this eclectic guide offers best practices suitable for managers in all types of libraries.

Downsizing in Academic Libraries

Downsizing in Academic Libraries Book
Author : Ethel Auster,Shauna Taylor
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2004-01-01
ISBN : 9780802089755
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ethel Auster and Shauna Taylor's Downsizing in Academic Libraries is a comprehensive study of the trials faced by Canadian academic libraries in the 1990s.