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Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries

by Michael Crumpton and Nora Bird

Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries presents the collective wisdom of human resource librarians and administrators who have been in the forefront of practicing and applying the human resource principles in academic libraries.

The book is divided into five Parts:

  • Part I focuses on the present academic library environment and the unique human resource challenges that can be found there.
  • Part II looks at the role of LIS education in preparing Masters level librarians to work within academic libraries and beyond.
  • Part III examines how human resource departments in organizations can continue education beyond the degree for professionals and other staff.
  • Part IV is concerned with how academic libraries show their value to the parent institution.
  • Part V focuses on the library staff roles, how they have changed, and how they are valued in relation to faculty and professional positions.

These chapters within each Part represent the emerging trends within academic libraries that impact how librarians are educated, mentored and given the ability to obtain professional development training as incumbent librarians as changes occur in the field. Each chapter is written by a practitioner in HR who has experienced related problems and sought solutions.

Crumpton, Michael and Nora Bird. Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries. Blue Ridge Summit, PA, Rowman & Littlefield, 2020. 283 pp.

ISBN-13 : 978-1538134979
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