Claire B. Gunnels is founding faculty and assistant director of the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Library, a joint library with Harris County Public Library in Houston, Texas. She is the author of LIFE in the Library: Events to Build Community (2009) and writes occasionally for Community & Junior College Libraries. Gunnels earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Mount Holyoke College and her master’s degree in library science from Simmons College.
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Recipient of a 2013 LSCS Writing Award
The joint-use college/public library can be an ideal solution to serving patrons while managing overextended resources, and this illuminating book scrutinizes successes and failures of the joint-use model. Three founding faculty librarians of a joint-use college/public library discuss the factors that should go into evaluating when and where a joint library is suitable. Incorporating lessons learned from five case studies, the authors
- Include a short history of joint libraries, exploring how this model is a natural evolution from reciprocal borrowing, shared catalogs, and interlibrary loan
- Explain how to manage all aspects of a joint-use library, including choices about the physical plant, decisions on contractual requirements, collection development, classification systems, cataloging and technical services issues, personnel, and more
- Address emerging trends and best practices for serving students and the general public simultaneously
- Offer interviews with administrators and staff in successful joint-use libraries
Anyone interested in joint-use libraries in particular, or radical ideas for extending resources in general, will want the information in this book.
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 History of Joint Public and Academic Libraries
Chapter 3 Culture Clash between Academic and Public Library Employees
Chapter 4 Management and Human Resources
Chapter 5 Design of Joint Libraries
Chapter 6 Legal Considerations
Chapter 7 Collection Development
Chapter 8 Technology and Technical Services
Chapter 9 Case Studies
Chapter 10 Conclusion
Appendix A: Cy-Fair College and Harris County Agreement
Appendix B: City of Irving and North Lake College Agreement
Appendix C: City of Irving and North Lake College Addendum to Agreement