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Academic Librarianship



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Information Architect...Usability Specialist...Web Services Librarian...Digital Curator...Search Engineer. These are just a few of the new and emerging careers the "Information Revolution" has ushered in. This book's progressive approach, unmatched scope, and up-to-date guidance will open the doors to a wide range of exciting information-age careers to students, advisors, parents, and others who are interested in exploring emerging career paths.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Background and Historic Contextp. 1
Backgroundp. 3
Future of Higher Education and Its Librariesp. 4
Future of Academic Librariansp. 7
Why Bother Studying the Subject If Everything Will Change?p. 9
What Makes an Academic Library Academic?p. 9
Higher Education Variationsp. 11
Key Points to Rememberp. 13
Referencesp. 14
Launching Padp. 14
Historic Contextp. 17
Where It All Beganp. 18
Italian Influencep. 18
French Influencep. 19
English Influencep. 20
German Influencep. 21
How the Transplants Took Root in the United States, 1636-1770p. 22
Post-War of Independence to 1860p. 24
1860s to World War IIp. 28
Wars and Higher Educationp. 30
Retrenchment and Realignmentp. 32
Basic Issues in Higher Educationp. 35
Referencesp. 35
Launching Padp. 36
Higher Education Todayp. 39
Facultyp. 41
Faculty Responsibilitiesp. 43
Servicep. 44
Teachingp. 46
Researchp. 49
The Ladder and Tenurep. 54
Part-Time/Adjunct Facultyp. 55
Diversityp. 58
Key Points to Rememberp. 58
Referencesp. 59
Launching Padp. 60
Studentsp. 61
Student Attitudes Regarding Higher Educationp. 62
Today's Potential Studentsp. 63
Recruitment, Admission, and Retentionp. 64
Financial Aidp. 67
Keeping Studentsp. 68
Social Sidep. 71
Sports and the Academyp. 73
Student Disciplinep. 76
Key Points to Rememberp. 77
Referencesp. 78
Launching Padp. 79
Curriculump. 81
What Is General Education?p. 82
Debating the Curriculump. 84
Modifying the Curriculum at the Micro Levelp. 87
Continuing/Adult Educationp. 91
Distance Educationp. 92
Internationalizing the Curriculump. 96
Key Points to Rememberp. 97
Referencesp. 97
Launching Padp. 98
Governancep. 101
Role of the Statep. 102
Those Who Establish Guidelinesp. 103
Those Who Administerp. 107
Those Who Dop. 110
Concluding Thoughts on Campus Governancep. 113
Key Points to Rememberp. 114
Referencesp. 115
Launching Padp. 116
Campus and Library Commonalitiesp. 117
Fundingp. 119
Higher Education Financesp. 120
Expendituresp. 121
Expenditure Categoriesp. 126
Grants and Researchp. 136
Endowmentsp. 142
Budget Processp. 143
Budget as a Control Devicep. 144
Budget Cyclep. 146
Budget Preparationp. 146
Presenting and Defending the Budget Requestp. 148
Income Generationp. 151
Planning and Budgetingp. 155
Key Points to Rememberp. 156
Referencesp. 157
Launching Padp. 158
Facilitiesp. 159
Planning for New Spacep. 161
Managing the Facilityp. 164
Housekeeping Mattersp. 165
Managing Risk and the Unexpectedp. 166
Health, Safety, and Securityp. 167
Crimep. 169
Disaster Managementp. 170
Assigning Spacep. 172
Deferred Maintenancep. 173
Key Points to Rememberp. 174
Referencesp. 174
Launching Padp. 174
Technologyp. 177
Academic Libraries and Information and Communication Technologyp. 180
Planning and Controlling Costsp. 181
Long-Term Technology Planningp. 181
Controlling Technology Costsp. 183
Securityp. 186
Staff Background and Trainingp. 188
Collaborationp. 191
Key Points to Rememberp. 192
Referencesp. 192
Launching Padp. 193
The Academy, Accreditation, and Accountabilityp. 195
Accreditationp. 196
How the Process Worksp. 199
Information Literacy and Accreditationp. 201
Beyond Accreditationp. 203
Benchmarkingp. 205
Quality Managementp. 208
Sigma Six-Lean Six Sigmap. 208
Balanced Scorecardp. 209
Cost Analysisp. 209
Work Analysisp. 210
Key Points to Rememberp. 210
Referencesp. 211
Launching Padp. 212
The Academic Library Todayp. 215
Collectionsp. 217
Past and Present Practicep. 218
Impact of World War II and ARL Cooperative Projectsp. 219
Developing Academic Library Collectionsp. 222
Assessing Needsp. 223
Collection Policyp. 223
E-resourcesp. 235
Key Points to Rememberp. 237
Referencesp. 238
Launching Padp. 239
Servicesp. 241
Customer Servicep. 243
Reference Servicesp. 245
Organization of Reference Servicesp. 247
Access to Reference Servicesp. 248
Web/Library 2.0p. 249
Circulation Servicesp. 251
Handling Confrontational Situationsp. 251
Confidentialityp. 253
Document Deliveryp. 254
Reserve Servicesp. 254
Liaison Programsp. 258
Key Points to Rememberp. 259
Referencesp. 260
Launching Padp. 262
Staffingp. 265
Staffing Categoriesp. 265
Librariansp. 268
Faculty Statusp. 269
Paraprofessional/Support Staffp. 271
Other Full-Time Staffp. 274
Part-Time Staffp. 276
Studentsp. 276
Staffing Processp. 278
Retention, Diversity, Training, and Staff Developmentp. 279
Retentionp. 280
Diversityp. 281
Training and Staff Developmentp. 283
Performance Appraisalp. 284
Discipline and Terminationp. 285
Key Points to Rememberp. 286
Referencesp. 287
Launching Padp. 288
Current Themes and Issuesp. 291
Changep. 292
Peoplep. 292
Institutionalp. 293
Communicationp. 295
Personalp. 295
Advocacy/Marketingp. 296
Scholarly Communicationp. 298
Institutional Repositoriesp. 300
Governancep. 300
Teams in the Workplacep. 301
Collaborationp. 302
Learning Commonsp. 303
External Collaborationp. 304
Google Book Projectp. 305
Key Points to Rememberp. 306
Referencesp. 306
Launching Padp. 308
Career Developmentp. 309
From Student to Academic Librarianp. 311
Marketing Yourselfp. 311
Search Committeesp. 312
Selecting the Poolp. 314
The Interviewp. 314
Interviewingp. 315
Adjusting to the Positionp. 318
Starting Your Career Development Planp. 319
Mentorsp. 319
Self-Assessment of Knowledge and Skillsp. 321
Changing Views of a "Career"p. 322
Career Breaksp. 323
Work/Life Debatep. 323
Moving Forwardp. 324
Key Points to Rememberp. 325
Referencesp. 325
Launching Padp. 326
Leaders Look Toward the Futurep. 327
Future of Academic Libraries: Library Directors' Perspectivesp. 328
Challenges to Changep. 330
Technology Challengesp. 332
Digitization Challengesp. 334
Physical Space Challengesp. 335
Financial Challengesp. 337
Creating Positive User Experiences Challengesp. 339
New Skills for Staff Challengesp. 340
Collaboration Challengesp. 343
Advocacy Challengesp. 345
Connecting Challengesp. 346
Mission Challengesp. 348
Print/Digital Challengesp. 349
Final Thoughts on the Future of Academic Librarianshipp. 352
Referencesp. 352
Launching Padp. 353
Contributors' Essaysp. 354
Indexp. 355
About the Authorsp. 383
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