Larry Hardesty is college librarian at Austin College, Sherman, Texas. Previously he served as director of library services at Eckerd College and held library positions at DePauw University and Kearney State College (now the University of Nebraska-Kearney). Hardesty received a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1982 and an M.A.L.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1974. He has other graduate degrees in instructional systems technology (Indiana University-Bloomington, 1978) and history (Kearney State College, 1971), and an undergraduate degree in history and political science from Kearney State College, 1969. He is 1998-99 vice-president/president-elect of ACRL. email@example.com
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Do your library and computing center clash or collaborate? Successful collaborations improve service to faculty, students, and researchers. Patrons and librarians alike will have access to a full range of technology. As library instruction blends with software training, you have new partners.
Books, Bytes and Bridges: Libraries and Computer Centers in Academic Institutions explores the strategies and working models for developing and maintaining successful partnerships between the two groups critical to providing information access in academic institutions. Larry Hardesty has assembled a team of scholars to address such topic as:
- the historical evolution, cultures and working relationships of computing centers and libraries;
- models of collaboration and cooperation and organizational structures;
- careful examination of viewpoints and perspectives from small, medium and university libraries with techniques/ strategies for improving relations;
- case studies with a conceptual analysis; and
- management models that utilize cross functional teams and minimize hierarchy.
Chapter 1 A History of the Rhetoric and the Reality of Library/Computing Relations
- Peggy Seiden and Michael Kathman
- Robert S. Freeman, Scott B. Mandernack, and John Mark Tucker
- Terrence F. Mech
- Raymond K. Neff
- Delmus E. Williams and Onadell Bly
- Paul J. Setze and Kimberly A. Jordan
- Edward G. Garten and Delmus E. Williams
- Larry Hardesty
- Edward Meachen
- Stephen Peterson and Bernard Hecker
- Eugene A. Engeldinger
- Connie V. Dowell and Andrew W. White
- John N. Olsgaard and George D. Terry
- Rhoda K. Channing and James L. Dominick
- Jennifer Cargill and Ronald D. Hay
- Sue Samson, Kim Granath, and Vicki Pengelly
- Robin Wagner
- Theresa C. Trawick and J. T. Hart
- Adella Blain
- David W. Lewis and Georgia B. Miller
"This book is highly recommended for academic administrators, library directors, and librarians who are planning to 'build bridges' between the IT department and the academic library or all those who are suddenly reporting to a CIO."
"...this book provides a wealth of first-hand information on the many pitfalls and potential opportunities to integrating libraries and computer centers."
—Journal of the American Society for Information Science
"Don't plunge in yourself without first reading this solid volume."
—The Serials Librarian
"...Hardesty's work is the most invigorating professional tome I have read in years. The entries in this collection strike at the heart of what many of us are currently experiencing in our own professional environments."