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Libraries Beyond Their Institutions
Partnerships That Work

ISBN 9780789029096
Published October 25, 2005 by Routledge
238 Pages

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Book Description

Discover collaborative possibilities for your library beyond mere memberships in bibliographic utilities

Libraries Beyond Their Institutions: Partnerships That Work illustrates the remarkable range of cooperative activities in which libraries are engaged in order to provide the best possible service. Increasingly, librarians recognize the need to link their institutions to the world around them as part of their obligation to enhance the integration of digital information, not only for students in academic settings, but also throughout all levels of society. An excellent companion and complement to Libraries Within Their Institutions: Creative Collaborations (Haworth) from the same editors, this unique book examines the variety of ways librarians work with community organizations, government agencies, professional organizations, minority communities, and city governments in their efforts to serve not just students in academic settings, but all of society.

Libraries Beyond Their Institutions: Partnerships That Work reflects the growing understanding of the key role played by libraries in the development of civil society. This unique book examines the variety of possibilities for collaborations outside institutions, including the ways librarians function in a variety of other campus settings, such as writing centers, teaching excellence centers, and academic departments in support of teaching, learning, and research; partnerships with graduate school, and information resources management to preserve theses and dissertations electronically; promoting civic partnerships; initiating a campus-wide information literacy resource; and partnering with government agencies to form a data literacy program.

Libraries Beyond Their Institutions: Partnerships That Work provides practical information on:

  • collaborative training programs to develop baseline competencies in academic libraries to support data services
  • the Chicano/Latino Network and the Community Digital Initiative
  • developing an international presence through digital resource sharing
  • successful models of statewide library consortia
  • technology-based partnerships
  • promoting K-20 information literacy
  • collaborations between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and patent and trademark depository libraries (PTDL)
  • the development of AgEcon Search, an alternative method of delivering research results
Libraries Beyond Their Institutions: Partnerships That Work is an invaluable resource for librarians working in academic, school, special, and public settings, and for library science faculty and students.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Cooperation Outside of Institutions (William Miller)
  • Building a Foundation for Collaboration: K-20 Partnerships in Information Literacy (Janet W. Nichols, Lothar Spang, and Kristy Padron)
  • Building Bridges: A Research Library Model For Technology-Based Partnerships (Carolyn A. Snyder, Howard Carter, and Mickey Soltys)
  • Play with the Slinky®: Learning to Lead Collaboration Through a Statewide Training Project Aimed at Grants for Community Partnerships (Elizabeth A. Curry)
  • Library Consortia: Do the Models Always Work? (David A. Wright)
  • Cooperative Library Services in Southeast Florida: A Staff Perspective (Maris L. Hayashi)
  • Library Assessment as a Collaborative Enterprise (Martha Kyrillidou)
  • Civic Partnerships: The Role of Libraries in Promoting Civic Engagement (Nancy Kranich)
  • Another Kind of Diplomacy: International Resource Sharing (Kenning Arlitsch, Nancy T. Lombardo, and Joan M. Gregory)
  • Preparing Ethnic Non-Profits for the 21st Century (Romelia Salinas and Richard Chabrán)
  • Community Collaborations at Work and in Practice Today: An A to Z Overview (Julie B. Todaro)
  • Managing the Grey Literature of a Discipline Through Collaboration: AgEcon Search (Julia Kelly and Louise Letnes)
  • Collaborative Training in Statistical and Data Library Services: Lessons from the
    Canadian Data Liberation Initiative (Charles Humphrey)
  • Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries and the United States Patent and Trademark Office: A Model for Information Dissemination (Claudine Arnold Jenda)
  • Vendor/Library Collaboration—An Opportunity for Sharing (Kenneth E. Marks)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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