Tammy Nickelson Dearie currently serves as Interim University Librarian at the University of California San Diego where she is leading advances in digital innovation and preservation efforts, and is a proponent of copyright protection in the digital age. The library’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Community Building Committee, and Environmental Sustainability Committee are part of her portfolio. She has served on numerous committees at the national level and system-wide within the University of California. She is a member of the editorial boards for the Journal of Access Services and the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery and Electronic Reserve. Ms. Dearie earned her master of library and information science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and her bachelor of arts in history with a minor in women’s studies from the University of California, San Diego.
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What does successful academic library management look like in the real world? A team of editors, all administrators at large research libraries, here present a selection of case studies which dive deeply into the subject to answer that question. Featuring contributions from a range of practicing academic library managers, this book
- spotlights case studies equally useful for LIS students and current managers;
- touches upon such key issues as human resource planning, public relations, financial management, organizational culture, and ethics and confidentiality;
- examines how to use project management methodology to reorganize technical services, create a new liaison service model, advance a collaborative future, and set up on-the-spot mentoring;
- discusses digital planning for archives and special collections;
- rejects "one size fits all" solutions to common challenges in academic libraries in favor of creative problem solving; and
- provides guidance on how to use case studies as effective models for positive change at one's own institution.
LIS instructors, students, and academic library practitioners will all find enrichment from this selection of case studies.
Chapter 1 Effective Shared Governance in Academic Libraries, by Charles Lyons, H. Austin Booth, and Scott Hollander
Chapter 2 LibrariesForward: Strategic Planning in an Environment of Change, by K. Megan Sheffield and M. H. Albro
Chapter 3 One University’s Approach to Academic Library Funding: Developing an Appropriations Model for Stability, by Brian W. Keith and Laura I. Spears
Chapter 4 A Shared Collection and the Advancement of a Collaborative Future, by Yolanda L. Cooper and Catherine L. Murray-Rust
Chapter 5 Form Follows Function: Creating a New Liaison Service Model, by Amy Harris Houk and Kathryn M. Crowe
Chapter 6 Using a Project Management Methodology to Reorganize Technical Services, by Lisa O’Hara and Les Moor
Chapter 7 Triage Succession Planning: How Mass Turnover Required On-the-Spot Mentoring, by Sian Brannon
Chapter 8 The Archivist Apprenticeship: Partnering with the Knowledge River Program Diversity Initiative, by Maurita Baldock and Verónica Reyes-Escudero
Chapter 9 One Incident of Violence, or, It Will Never Be the Same, by Kathleen DeLong
Chapter 10 A Phased Approach to Creating Updated User Spaces, by Michael Crumpton
Chapter 11 Collaborative Digital Planning for Archives and Special Collections: Blue-Sky Thinking Meets Digital Projects Framework, by Sarah Keen
Chapter 12 Collaborating for Success, by Cecilia Tellis
Chapter 13 Engaging Internal and External Stakeholders in a Comprehensive University Archives Program, by Sandra Varry
Chapter 14 The Closing of a Library: Using Gilbert’s Behavior Engineering Model to Manage Innovative Change, by Christina L. Wissinger, PhD
About the Editors and Authors
"Written by the personnel directly involved in the decision-making and implementation of the tasks described, these studies allow the reader to truly grasp the multiple dimensions of library management. In fact, the personal involvement of the authors certainly enhances the impact and usefulness of this material … By presenting accounts from a variety of settings, involving units from public and technical services to archives/special collections and facilities management, this tome gives managers and future managers much to ponder."
"Covers a wide variety of subjects ... this is a valuable resource for academic-library managers (or would-be managers) who may be curious about how others have faced the distinctive challenges of the job."
"This book exposes the difficult balance between the ability to adapt to the ever-changing library landscape, while at the same time, continuing to serve the needs of researchers and patrons and provide support to valuable library staff. If we learn from the success stories and avoid mistakes already made, we can build better libraries for all. "
— Catholic Library World