There's Another Way to Do It addresses a multitude of topics that arise in providing library services to patrons. These include the building of library collections, acquisition of resources, the organization of items to better facilitate bibliographic control, and the methods used to access them. Furthermore, alternative ways of working with students, faculty, and all the other library patrons are explored. Author Felix Chu has a unique voice and perspective that brings to these topics refreshing and original insights, which will be of interest to practicing librarians. Students who desire to improve their understanding of library services on the highest level will also learn from this book. While primarily intended for the academic library, students and professionals affiliated with any library will benefit from the insights provided in this book.
Felix T. Chu is a librarian at Western Illinois University. His articles have appeared in library publications such as RQ, College & Research Libraries, Journal of Academic Librarianship, Journal of Library Administration, Research Strategies, and Library & Information Science Research.
Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 1. Introduction Chapter 4 2. The Tools We Use Chapter 5 3. Building Our Collections and Resources Chapter 6 4. Making Our Collections and Resources Useable Chapter 7 5. Working with Students Chapter 8 6. Working with Faculty Chapter 9 7. Working with the Rest of Our Institution and the Outside World Chapter 10 8. What Does This All Mean? Part 11 Bibliography Part 12 Index Part 13 About the Author