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Title: The New University Library: Four Case ...
Publisher: Amer Library Assn Editions
Publication Date: 2014
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What is the future of the academic library, and how are institutions coping with the challenges that are already being imposed by its changing functions and purpose? Using the results of a year-long study, Conner profiles four academic libraries that are transforming themselves with extraordinary ingenuity and diligence. Topics such as reference, personnel, technology, collections, buildings, campus roles, and library culture and how they re changing in response to current trends are examined at
Matthew Conner has a PhD in American literature and an MLS in library science, both from
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently an instruction/reference
librarian at the Peter J. Shields Library at the University of California, Davis, and President-Elect of the Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC). As chair of the LAUC Professional Governance Committee, he recently led a systemwide study of the future of the University of California libraries, which forms the basis of this book. He is also pursuing research on information visualization and the pedagogy of keyword searching, which he has reported on at numerous conferences and in an article in Reference Services Review.
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