Issues in Academic Librarianship
Views and Case Studies for the 1980s and 1990sBook - 1985
The fourteen essays presented in this volume discuss a variety of critical issues and trends. The essays, all written by acknowledged experts, will help librarians prepare to meet technological, educational, managerial, and other other challenges predicted for librarianship during the next fifteen years. Among the topics covered are: the future of libraries, especially in the development and maintenance of collections; future trends in library administration; strategic planning; the role of academic libraries in fostering computer literacy; private vs. public sector interaction in delivering information services; electronic publishing; the future of education for librarians; the preservation challenge; and performance evaluation systems.