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Academic Librarianship Today

Edited by Todd Gilman - Foreword by Beverly P. Lynch

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.
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 262Size: 7 x 10
978-1-4422-7874-5 • Hardback • February 2017 • $105.00 • (£70.00)
978-1-4422-7875-2 • Paperback • February 2017 • $55.00 • (£37.95)
978-1-4422-7876-9 • eBook • February 2017 • $52.00 • (£34.95)
Todd Gilman taught literature and writing at the University of Toronto, Boston University, and MIT before embarking on a career in academic librarianship. Since 2001 he has served as Librarian for Literature in English at Yale University, where he builds humanities collections for Sterling Memorial Library and, as library liaison to various humanities departments, assists undergraduate and graduate students with their library research. Since 2004 Gilman has served as a part-time member of the faculty of the School of Information at San Jose State University, where he teaches graduate courses on Academic Libraries, Reference, and Book and Library History.
Foreword – Beverly P. Lynch
Introduction - Todd Gilman

PART I: The Academic Library Landscape Today

Chapter 1: Historical Context and Contemporary Challenges – Deanna B. Marcum
Chapter 2: College and University Governance: The Role of the Academic Library – Barbara I. Dewey
Chapter 3: Organization, Administration, Management, and Planning – Starr Hoffman
Chapter 4: Funding and Budgeting – Tahir Rauf
Chapter 5: Faculty Research and Scholarly Communication – Sarah K. Lippincott and Joan K. Lippincott

PART II: Academic Librarians and Services Today
Chapter 6: Reference, Instruction, and Outreach: Current Methods and Models – Carrie Forbes and Peggy Keeran
Chapter 7: Collection Development: General and Special, Print and Digital, and Resource Sharing – Lidia Uziel
Chapter 8: Challenges Facing Technical Services – Autumn Faulkner
Chapter 9: Librarians and Services in College and Community College Libraries – Zoe Fisher and Kim Read

PART III: Changing Priorities, New Directions
Chapter 10: Recruitment, Retention, Diversity, and Professional Development – Marta Brunner and Jennifer Osorio
Chapter 11: Library as Place – David W. Lewis
Chapter 12: Serving Campus and Remote Students and Faculty: Online Learning, Distance Education, and MOOCs - Debbie Faires
Chapter 13: Open Access, Institutional Repositories, E-Science and Data Curation, and Preservation - Brian Owen
Chapter 14: Assessment and Evaluation, Promotion, and Marketing of Academic Library Services – Nisa Bakkalbasi
Chapter 15: A Vision for the Future: New Roles for Academic Librarians – Ronald C. Jantz

About the Editor and Contributors
Academic libraries are increasingly seen as a hub for faculty and student engagement across curricular and co-curricular programs, and a catalyst for innovation across the academic enterprise. Thriving at the center of a swiftly changing higher education experience requires academic librarians to be prepared to take advantage of a host of opportunities to demonstrate the impact of their work on teaching, learning, and scholarship, and this requires a broader introduction to the academic enterprise as part of LIS education and a commitment to continued learning about its future directions. Gilman and his co-authors provide one of the best introductions currently available to the array of challenges and opportunities that academic librarians must embrace as they plan their careers and their continuing professional education in this environment of transformational change.
Scott Walter, university librarian, DePaul University, and adjunct member of the faculty of the San Jose State University School of Information and the Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science