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The Expert Library: Staffing, Sustaining, and Advancing The Academic Library in The 21st Century
Edited by Scott Walter and Karen Williams
Item Number: 978-0-8389-8551-9
Publisher: ACRL
Price: $48.00
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390 pages
6” x 9”
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8551-9
Year Published: 2011
AP Categories: I, P

In the midst of a decade of extraordinary change in academic libraries – change driven by information technology, new approaches to teaching and learning, new models for scholarly communication, and new expectations for the ways we will discover, share, and make use of information – there is nothing so important to the future of the library and its continued place at the heart of the academic enterprise than its people and the expertise that they bring to the design, development, and delivery of library services. What will those services be, and who will provide them? The Expert Library provides an overview of the changing dynamics entailed in recruiting and retaining academic library professionals for the 21st century and contains fresh thinking and insights into what will be required to ensure continued library relevance and success through its people.

This volume is suitable for academic libraries of all types, for large research libraries, and for library and information science collections.
Table of Contents

Foreword    v
The Hybridization of Library Personnel Resources: New Responsibilities Demand Staff Diversity
James G. Neal

Introduction    ix
Scott Walter and Karen Williams

Chapter 1    1
Academic Library Staffing A Decade From Now
David W. Lewis

Chapter 2    30
New Challenges in Academic Library Personnel Selection
John Lehner

Chapter 3    52
Innovators Wanted: No Experience Necessary?
R. David Lankes

Chapter 4    76
Put the Pieces Together and You Get the Perfect Academic Librarian…or Do You?: What Competency Standards Tell Us About Academic Librarianship in the 21st Century
Heather Gendron

Chapter 5    93
The New Liaison Librarian: Competencies for the 21st Century Academic Library
Craig Gibson and Jamie Wright Coniglio

Chapter 6    127
Preparing Our Librarians for the Future: Identifying and Assessing Core Competencies at the University of Minnesota Libraries
Stephanie H. Crowe and Janice M. Jaguszewski

Chapter 7    158
Ph.D. Holders in the Academic Library: The CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Marta L. Brunner

Chapter 8    190
The Publisher in the Library
Michael J. Furlough

Chapter 9    234
E-Science, Cyberinfrastructure, and the Changing Face of Scholarship: Organizing for New Models of Research Support at the Purdue University Libraries
Jake R. Carlson and Jeremy R. Garritano

Chapter 10    270
Creative Disorder: The Work of Metadata Librarians in the 21st Century
Kevin Clair

Chapter 11    292
Listen Up, Librarians: It’s All About the Message
Eric Bartheld

Chapter 12    314
Teaching the Teachers: Developing a Teaching Improvement Program for Academic Librarians
Beth S. Woodard and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

Chapter 13    337
Creating Smooth Sailing: The Benefits of Organization Development for the Expert Library
Elaine Z. Jennerich and M. Sue Baughman

About the authors    365
About the Editors

Scott Walter is Associate University Librarian for Services and Associate Dean of Libraries at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Karen Williams is Associate University Librarian for Academic Programs at the University of Minnesota.

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