Monday, June 9, 2014

The New University Library: Four Case Studies

Conner, Matthew. The New University Library: Four Case Studies. ALA Editions, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1193-8

The author takes on the subject of how university libraries are changing by studying four libraries in depth:
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of California at Merced
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University of California at Davis

Topics such as reference, personnel, technology, collections, buildings, campus roles, and library culture are examined to determine how libraries are responding to current trends. Real-world practices and innovations are described that can be inspirational for all academic libraries.