Monday, December 16, 2013

Handbook for Community College Librarians

Crumpton, Michael A. and Nora J. Bird. Handbook for Community College Librarians. Libraries Unlimited, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-61060-345-5

Publisher's Description
This book covers all aspects of librarianship that apply to community colleges. It provides information that enables the librarian to become more successful in the community college environment and reflects on its unique qualities, identifying the specific skills required and the differences from other library settings. The authors address instructional design and highlight the distinctions in the types of information literacy appropriate to the specialized curriculum and certification needs of a community college. Besides being an outstanding professional development tool, this handbook will also be useful to library and information science students studying service in community college libraries as a career option.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Administrative Structures and Competencies
Chapter 3: Reference and Information Seeking
Chapter 4: Standards, Accreditation, and Supporting the Home Institution
Chapter 5: Information Literacy
Chapter 6: Instructional Design
Chapter 7: Managing Yourself
Chapter 8: Place, Budgeting, and Facilities
Chapter 9: Collection Development
Chapter 10: Diversity Considerations
Chapter 11: Introduction to Technology
Chapter 12: Assessment
Chapter 13: If You Supervise
Appendix A: IMLS Grant Proposal from 2010
Appendix B: The 21st-Century Community College Librarian Survey Results