Twenty-First-Century Access Services: On the Front Line of Academic Librarianship

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Foreword by James G. Neal

Access services departments in academic libraries are literally and metaphorically at the front line of 21st century academic librarianship and in both tangible and intangible ways these departments, with their circulation desk roots, are making great strides to facilitate access in an ever changing higher education landscape. Access services departments are expanding their portfolios to include electronic reserves (e-reserves), increased cooperative and shared services, facilities management, assessment initiatives, e-book lending initiatives, and copyright management. The ten chapters in Twenty-First-Century Access Services: On the Front Line of Academic Librarianship highlight these expanded roles and discuss the role these services will continue to play in the success of the library, as well as place these services in the context of supporting the academic mission of the institutions of which the libraries are a part. This volume also fills a major void in the professional literature. This work will be useful to access services practitioners in all types of academic libraries, and to library and information science graduate students and faculty.

James G. Neal
Michael J. Krasulski and Trevor A. Dawes
Part 1 Core Access Services 
Chapter 1 Circulation 
Karen Glover
Chapter 2 Stacks Management 
David W. Bottorff
Part 2 Access Services beyond Circulation 

Chapter 3 Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery 
Tom Bruno
Chapter 4 Course Reserves Management 
Brice Austin
Chapter 5 Building Management
Responsibilities for Access Services 
David W. Bottorff, Katherine Furlong, and David McCaslin
Chapter 6 Emerging Technologies and Spaces in Access Services 
Katherine Furlong and David McCaslin
Part 3 Special Topics in Access Services 
Chapter 7 Access Services within Campus and Library Organizations 
Stephanie Atkins Sharpe
Chapter 8 Access Services Department Organization 
Brad Warren
Chapter 9 Access Services and the Success of the Academic Library
Nora Dethloff and Paul Sharpe
Chapter 10 Assessing and Benchmarking Access Services 
David K. Larsen
Chapter 11 The Kept-Up Access Services Professional 
Michael J. Krasulski

Michael J. Krasulski

Michael J. Krasulski is Assistant Professor of Information Science and Coordinator of Access Services at University of the Sciences, Philadelphia. He was previously the Coordinator of Public Services at Philadelphia University. Michael is currently working on various research projects that he hopes will improve the status of access services librarians in the profession. Further, he has a variety of interests beyond academic librarianship, including genealogy, urban history, and Episcopal Church affairs. He earned his MSLIS from Drexel University and has an additional master's degree from Temple University. Michael is also an adjunct instructor in the MSLIS program at the iSchool at Drexel University.Trevor A. Dawes is an Associate University Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis. He was previously the Circulation Services Director at the Princeton University Library, and prior to that held several positions at the Columbia University Libraries in New York City. He has worked with staff in developing and providing training for various services, has written widely on access services topics in libraries, and has either planned or presented at various local, national, and international conferences on a variety of topics. Since 2006, Dawes has been an instructor in the MSLIS program at the iSchool at Drexel University. Dawes earned his MLS from Rutgers University, and has two additional master's degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is an active member of the American Library Association and is the 2013-2014 president of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Trevor A. Dawes

Tracy Gath now is the editor of SB&F Online. She also is the co-editor of SB&F's Best Books for Children 1992–95, provides other editing services for AAAS's Directorate for Education and Human Resources programs, and wrote for and edited publications for Science + Literacy for Health projects, including the literacy toolkit “How Drugs Affect the Brain,” as well as The Brain Book and Brain and Behavior. Tracy received her bachelor's degree in environmental science from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She served on the board of directors of Hope, an adult education program in Washington, D.C. For fun, she jumps out of airplanes, enjoys the company of friends and family, and likes to see what's around the next bend on hiking, biking, skiing, and canoeing trips.