The Value of Academic Libraries

A Comprehensive Research Review and Report


Author: Megan Oakleaf

Publisher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr

ISBN: 0838985688

Category: Education

Page: 184

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This report provides Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) leaders and the academic community with a clear view of the current state of the literature on value of libraries within an institutional context, suggestions for immediate "Next Steps" in the demonstration of academic library value, and a "Research Agenda" for articulating academic library value. Its focus is to help librarians understand, based on professional literature, the current answer to the question, "How does the library advance the missions of the institution?" This report is also of interest to higher educational professionals external to libraries, including senior leaders, administrators, faculty, and student affairs professionals.

Books for College Libraries: Humanities


Author: Association of College and Research Libraries

Publisher: Amer Library Assn

ISBN: 9780838933572

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 315

View: 3917

Building Communities

Social Networking for Academic Libraries


Author: Denise Garofalo

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780634013

Category: Computers

Page: 242

View: 2641

Social media is here to stay. A robust social media campaign can provide academic libraries with a means to showcase library resources, highlight content and events, and attract students to sample what the library has to offer. Building Communities is a handbook to implement social media technologies for academic libraries. It is a guide to planning and implementing a successful social media campaign and evaluating its impact. This title covers: the beginning of social networking in the academic context; how to implement use of social media technologies; and evaluating their use. The final section considers the future and asks: ‘What’s next?’ Provides information on how to plan, integrate, and assess the use of social media in academic libraries Gives examples on the best social media technologies to implement in academic libraries Discusses the skills and knowledge required in the academic library to launch a successful social media campaign

Student Engagement and the Academic Library


Author: Loanne Snavely

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598849832

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 139

View: 2891

"This unique book explores exciting programs and initiatives that can both engage undergraduate students with academic libraries and assist academic librarians in creating a vibrant library atmosphere"--

Academic Librarianship Today


Author: Todd Gilman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781442278745

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 262

View: 8836

Intended for use by both librarians and students in LIS programs, Academic Librarianship Today is the most current, comprehensive overview of the field available today. Key features include: -Each chapter was commissioned specifically for this new book, and the authors are highly regarded academic librarians or library school faculty-- or both -Cutting-edge topics such as open access, copyright, digital curation and preservation, emerging technologies, new roles for academic librarians, cooperative collection development and resource sharing, and patron-driven acquisitions are explored in depth -Each chapter ends with thought-provoking questions for discussion and carefully constructed assignments that faculty can assign or adapt for their courses The book begins with Gilman's introduction, an overview that briefly synthesizes the contents of the contributors' chapters by highlighting major themes. The main part of the book is organized into three parts: The Academic Library Landscape Today, Academic Librarians and Services Today, and Changing Priorities, New Directions.

Measuring Academic Library Performance

A Practical Approach


Author: Van House Nancy A,Nancy A. Van House,Beth Weil,Beth T.. Weil,Charles R. McClure,Association of College and Research Libraries. Ad Hoc Committee on Performance Measures

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838905296

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 182

View: 3181

Prepared for the Association of College and Research Libraries Ad Hoc Committee on Performance Measures.

Outstanding Books for the College Bound

Titles and Programs for a New Generation


Author: Angela Carstensen

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 083898570X

Category: Education

Page: 164

View: 4083

Connecting teens to books they'll truly enjoy is the aim of every young adult librarian, and the completely revamped guide Outstanding Books for the College Bound will give teen services staff the leg up they need to make it happen. Listing nearly 200 books deemed outstanding for teh college bound by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), this indispensable resource * Examines how teh previous lists in the series were developed, and explains the book's new layout * Features engaging, helpful book descriptions useful for readers' advisory * Offers programming tips and other ideas for ways the lists can be used at schools and public libraries * Includes indexes searchable by topic, year, title, and author More than simply a vital collection development tool, this book can help librarians help young adults grow into the kind of independent readers and thinkers who will flourish at college.

Reimagining the Academic Library


Author: David W. Lewis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442263385

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Reimagining the Academic Library paints a simple straightforward picture of the changes affecting academic libraries and what academic librarians need to do to respond to the changes would help to guide future library practice. The aim is to explain where academic libraries need to go and how to get there in a book that can be read in a weekend. David W. Lewis provides a readable survey of the current state of academic library practice and proposes where academic libraries need to go in the future to provide value to their campuses. His primary focus is on collections as this is the area with the greatest opportunity for change and is the driver of most library cost. Lewis provides an accessible framework for thinking about how library practice needs to adjust in the digital environment.

Successful Campus Outreach for Academic Libraries

Building Community through Collaboration


Author: Peggy Keeran,Carrie Forbes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538113724

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

View: 4861

Successful Campus Outreach for Academic Libraries: Building Community Through Collaboration brings together a variety of ways academic libraries engage with communities. This edited volume is a resource for discovering new programming ideas and principles of effective marketing, and it will aid strategic thinking about outreach activities.

Peer-Assisted Learning in Academic Libraries


Author: Erin Rinto,John Watts,Rosan Mitola

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781440846885


Page: 224

View: 6922

Written specifically for academic librarians and library administrators, this book identifies the myriad benefits of peer-assisted learning, exploring how the implementation of peer-assisted learning benefits information literacy instruction, cocurricular outreach, and reference services. * Introduces readers to a well-established and effective practice in higher education and demonstrates how it can be used in library-initiated programs * Provides the means to extend library staff resources by incorporating student employees in instruction, outreach, and reference services * Supplies practical examples--complete with assessments, administrative justifications and lessons learned--for training and assessing student peer mentors * Offers justification for how peer-assisted learning programs provide student employees with rewarding and enriching opportunities that can benefit them academically, personally, and professionally

Social Media

The Academic Library Perspective


Author: Nina Verishagen

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9780081024096

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 412

Many librarians, including the author, would have benefited at the start of their careers, from a step-by-step guide on social media, written by somebody who has done the work. The Academic Library Perspective on Social Media provides just such a guide. Made up of case studies written by authors at various institutions, providing different perspectives on their institution's use of social media, it highlights success, failure, and focuses on tips for social media management in the academic library that anybody in the community might interpret and adapt. Social media platforms are dealt with systematically. This title is an essential guide for librarians who want to use social media to the benefit of their library. Provides a step-by-step guide to the use of social media for academic libraries Based on practical experience leveraged in the form of case studies Provides quick, concise, and systematic recommendations for the use of social media Written by academic librarians, for academic librarians Provides invaluable platform-by-platform information and advice

Academic Library Value

The Impact Starter Kit


Author: Megan J. Oakleaf

Publisher: ALA Editions

ISBN: 9780838915929

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

View: 5905

Its up to you to measure the value of your academic library and how it delivers on your institutions goals. The question is how to do it efficiently and effectively. This resource from Megan Oakleaf, who wrote a benchmark 2010 ACRL report on library value, will help you apply value and impact concepts to your own library. It includes 52 activities designed as part of professional development workshops and in consultation with libraries. By using this book, youll learn how to identify your stakeholders, listen to them, take new approaches to addressing value, and ultimately position your library as an increasingly valued asset.

Developing an Outstanding Core Collection

A Guide for Libraries


Author: Carol Alabaster

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838910408

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 191

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Carol Alabaster focuses on developing a collection with high-quality materials while saving time and money. She addresses key collection development questions.