ERIC Number: ED390422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Academic Libraries: Their Rationale and Role in American Higher Education. Contributions in Librarianship and Information Science, No. 84.
McCabe, Gerald B., Ed.; Person, Ruth J., Ed.
This book is designed to educate campus administrators on the issues facing their libraries, and the role that a library should have on the campus. Chapters are: (1) "The Academic Library: Its Place and Role in the Institution" (Joanne R. Euster); (2) "What Community Colleges Need from Their Libraries" (David R. Dowell & Jack A. Scott); (3) "Benign Neglect of the "Heart of the College": Liberal Arts College Deans Look at the Library" (Lloyd W. Chapin & Larry Hardesty); (4) "The Library and the Provost" (Peter E. Wagner); (5) "Professional Education for Academic Librarians" (Anne Woodsworth & Mary Westermann); (6) "Training and Development for Library Staff" (Tom Wilding); (7) "Selection, Career Paths, and Managerial Development in Academic Library Administration: Forecasting the Needs of the Twenty-First Century" (G. Charles Newman); (8) "Academic Collections in a Changing Environment" (Ronald F. Dow and others); (9) "Funding Academic Libraries" (Carla J. Stoffle & Kathleen Weibel); (10) "Designing Effective Library Organizations" (Charles T. Townley); (11) "Forecasting, Forestalling; Fashioning: The Future of Academic Libraries and Librarians" (Jordan M. Scepanski); and (12) "A Dialogue Concerning Two New Sciences: A Shameless Knock-off With Apologies to Galileo" (Paul M. Gherman & Robert C. Heterick, Jr.). An annotated bibliography by Rachelle S. Karp and others lists 150 recommended readings. (BEW)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Administrator Education, College Libraries, Community Colleges, Deans, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Librarians, Library Administration, Library Collections, Library Funding, Library Personnel, Library Role, Library Services, Professional Training
Greenwood Publishing Group, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881 ($55).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A