Monday, September 16, 2013

Twenty-first Century Access Services on the Front Line of Academic Librarianship

Krasulski, Michael J. and Trevor A. Dawes (eds.) Twenty-first Century Access Services on the Front Line of Academic Librarianship. Association of College and Research Libraries, 2013. ISBN: 978-083898666-0

Circulation of library materials in academic libraries has evolved into a much broader suite of  services known by the terms "access services". Today’s access services departments are expanding their portfolios to include electronic reserves (e-reserves), increased cooperative and shared services, facilities management, assessment initiatives, e-book lending initiatives and copyright management. As noted by James Neal in the book's forward,  this book "defines the hybrid qualities that characterize the suite of services that have bridged analog and electronic content, physical and virtual space, and self-sufficient and radically collaborative and collective relationships among libraries."

Table of Contents
James G. Neal

Michael J. Krasulski and Trevor A. Dawes 
Part 1 Core Access Services 

Chapter 1 Circulation 
Karen Glover

Chapter 2 Stacks Management 
David W. Bottorff

Part 2 Access Services beyond Circulation 

Chapter 3 Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery 
Tom Bruno

Chapter 4 Course Reserves Management 
Brice Austin

Chapter 5 Building Management
Responsibilities for Access Services 
David W. Bottorff, Katherine Furlong, and David McCaslin

Chapter 6 Emerging Technologies and Spaces in Access Services 
Katherine Furlong and David McCaslin

Part 3 Special Topics in Access Services 

Chapter 7 Access Services within Campus and Library Organizations 
Stephanie Atkins Sharpe

Chapter 8 Access Services Department Organization 
Brad Warren

Chapter 9 Access Services and the Success of the Academic Library
Nora Dethloff and Paul Sharpe

Chapter 10 Assessing and Benchmarking Access Services 
David K. Larsen

Chapter 11 The Kept-Up Access Services Professional 
Michael J. Krasulski