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Academic Librarianship

Evans, G. Edward & . 2d ed. ALA. Jan. 2018. 304p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780838915639. pap. $98. PRO MEDIA
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Like many institutions, academic libraries have learned that in order to survive and thrive in an ever-changing environment, they must continuously evolve. Evans (former associate academic vice president for libraries and information resources, Loyola Marymount Univ.; Managerial Leadership for Librarians: Thriving in the Public and Nonprofit World) and Greenwell (information literacy & assessment, Univ. of Kentucky Libs.) have built on the previous edition, Camila A. Alire and Evans's Academic Librarianship, to create a timely and informative handbook. In addition to looking at the important issues and challenges facing 21st-century academic libraries, the authors discuss changes these institutions can make in order to serve better their students, faculty, and library community. The chapters are comprehensive and well written, and similar to those in the first edition ("Faculty," "Students," "Technology," "Funding,"), though they have been updated considerably. As in the previous version, sidebars with examples, suggestions, and "key points to remember" have been included. Each chapter features a list of references at the end.
VERDICT A valuable resource for academic library and information professionals, educators, and students.

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