Created in response to requests from library science faculty for a student edition with a focus on the planning and policy issues germane to all academic libraries, this new text is a revised and abridged version of the fifth edition of Lyle's Administration of the College Library. The ten chapters that form the text edition include six chapters essentially unchanged from the 1992 work_Contexts of the American College Library, Evolution of Higher Education in the United States, Growth of Academic Librarianship, Campus Context, Legal Status, Governance and Politics, and Organization of the Library. Four reconfigured chapters address questions of policy formulation and leadership in the areas of user services, library staff, planning, and evaluation. The material in these chapters comes from thirteen chapters in the fifth edition, supplemented by recent research. The goal is to offer students a framework for learning about academic libraries in the context of higher education's learning goals and the value of quality library service and staff.
Caroline Coughlin was Director of Drew University Library from 1986-1994 and is currently involved in library education in the United States and abroad. Alice Gertzog teaches English at Allegheny College. She has been a library director and authored books and articles on librarianship, including Administration of the Public Library (Scarecrow, 1994) and Casebook in College Library Administration (Scarecrow, 1992).
Chapter 1 List of Figures Part 2 Preface to the Text Edition Part 3 Preface to the Fifth Edition Chapter 4 1. Contexts of the American College Library Chapter 5 2. Evolution of Higher Education in the United States Chapter 6 3. Growth of Academic Librarianship Chapter 7 4. Campus Context Chapter 8 5. Legal Status, Governance, and Politics Chapter 9 6. Organization of the Library Chapter 10 7. User Services Chapter 11 8. The Library Staff Chapter 12 9. Planning Issues Chapter 13 10. Evaluation Part 14 Appendix: Standards for College Libraries, 1995 Part 15 Index Part 16 About the Authors