Bridging Worlds: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S. Academic Libraries Around the Globe

ALA. Sept. 2016. 204p. ed. by & others. illus. index. pap. ISBN 9780838988428. $50. PRO MEDIA
As American academic institutions build overseas campuses, develop partnerships with international institutions, and address opportunities in diversity and globalization, their libraries rise to meet the unique challenges and opportunities this provides. This collection, edited by Pun (a 2012 LJ M&S; First Year Student Success Librarian, California State Univ., Fresno) and New York University's (NYU) Scott Collard (head, specialized research svcs. & social sciences) and Justin Parrott (technical svcs. & research librarian) presents a useful collection of case studies. Included are academic efforts surrounding the delivery of resources and services such as the development of interlibrary loan services at Northwestern University in Qatar; collection development, including the ramifications of expanding access to electronic collections at NYU's global campuses; providing research support and instruction (e.g., a survey of information literacy instruction programs at American-style academic libraries abroad); and more.
VERDICT Readers should be advised that the majority of chapters concern NYU libraries, but overall, there's a wealth of valuable information and ideas here in an accessible, concise format. Recommended for academic librarians and information professionals. [See author Q&A, p. 129].

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