Monday, September 16, 2013

The Changing Academic Library

“The Changing Academic Library, Second Edition: Operations, Cultures, and Environments” by John M. Budd.
Budd, John M. The Changing Academic Library: Operations, Culture, Environments. 2nd ed. Association of College and Research Libraries, ALA, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-8389-8509-0


Originally published in 2005, Professor John Budd takes an updated look at the major changes experienced in academic libraries. Coverage includes a historical overview of higher education and academic libraries in the US; the organizational culture of higher education; the governance structure in colleges and universities; organization and management of academic libraries; library budgets; changes in scholarly communication; the collection; electronic information; the impact of the community; the academic librarian; and future concerns. The book is intended to stimulate conversation about the direction of instruction in the use of information into the future.