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Managing Academic Libraries. Chandos Information Professional Series

  • ID: 3744914
  • Book
  • 110 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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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

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Chapter 1. Managing the Centrality of Learning, Reading, Individual Inquiry, and Public Service

Chapter 2. Managing the Impact of Scholarly Publications

Chapter 3. Library and Information Science as a Discipline

Chapter 4. Managing Higher-Order Thinking Skills

Chapter 5. Managing and Marketing Resources

Chapter 6. Managing Digital Collections

Chapter 7. Learning Organizations and Competitive Intelligence

Chapter 8. Managing the Benefits of Academic Libraries

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Higgins, SusanSusan Higgins is an Assistant Professor with the University of Southern Mississippi School of Library and Information Science. She has worked at NTU University in Singapore, and Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia. She has previously published a book entitled Youth Services and Public Libraries, which has been translated into Serbian. Her research interests include academic and international librarianship, and youth services and education for Library and Information Science.
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