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Defining Relevancy: Managing the Academic Library
by Janet McNeil Hurlbert


Connection. Competition. Collaboration. These three words define management of college libraries, today and in the future. They also describe the contents of this book, which focus on planning for the multiple directions that college library managers must consider and act upon. Contributed chapters cover the challenges nearly all must face, such as understanding users, information literacy, staff alignment, and the integration of physical building and function. Some chapters contain studies and models that can be replicated at similar institutions. Others offer documentation that can be used in reports or presentations to administrators and boards. Together, they convey a plethora of good ideas for responding to customers, competitors, technologies, and stakeholders.

Hurlbert, Janet McNeil. Defining Relevancy: Managing the Academic Library. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2008. 288pp.

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