- Series: Acrl Publications in Librarianship
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Amer Library Assn (May 30, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0838983189
- ISBN-13: 978-0838983188
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 8.8 inches
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The Changing Academic Library: Operations, Culture, Environments (ACRL Publications in Librarianship #56)
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About the Author
John M. Budd is an associate professor in the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri-Columbia is the winner of the 2002 Highsmith Library Literature award (formerly the G.K. Hall Award for Library Literature). He has authored numerous publications and articles in professional and scholarly journals and has given presentations at national and state conferences.
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Librarians, too, are trying to find their place in this new academic world. A good number are working as tenured faculty, instead of as staff as in the recent past, with the need to do their own research. In a world where all information appears to be right at hand, new librarians must learn how to show researchers -- students, professors, and others -- the best ways in which to find information that is pertinent, but also how to avoid data that is downright wrong. They must learn about the research tools and the media in which they are presented so that they can understand the differences, advantages, and disadvantages, while not letting the library itself become anachronistic. They must also learn how to let their users know how important it is to take advantage of their knowledge and skills
Students of library and information studies who choose academic librarianship as their career path will be considering the advantages and disadvantages of tenure and how best to fit into the changing dynamics within academia, along the way to making data and available to potential users. Budd's book is a very good starting point. He discusses the old and the new we have now, and the possible changes in the future. His view is positive, of course, but not naive. In order to remain relevant, both libraries and librarians must appeal to their users or eventually they will no longer be a necessary part of education. This would be a tragedy, for as all students learn, not everything is on the Internet, and not all of what is there is good information.
This book provides both an analysis of the changes that are occurring, but also the ways libraries are facing these changes. The book is suitable for use as a text in library and information science courses as well as an introduction for new professionals and academic administrators.