Managing Academic Libraries: Principles and Practice (Chandos Information Professional Series)

Managing Academic Libraries: Principles and Practice (Chandos Information Professional Series)

By: Susan Higgins (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Susan 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.


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

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781843346210
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 110
  • ID: 9781843346210
  • weight: 140
  • ISBN10: 1843346214

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