Convergence and Collaboration of Campus Information Services (häftad)
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Hernon, Peter
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Convergence and Collaboration of Campus Information Services (häftad)

Convergence and Collaboration of Campus Information Services

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Convergence and collaboration enable an academic library to be more fully engaged with its campus. In its simplest form, convergence is defined as joint activities of a campus's units to further their shared mission of supporting teaching, learning, and inquiry. Convergence, which involves collaboration in both organizational structures and service delivery, leads to users benefiting from contact with individuals who have relevant expertise. Collaboration also may lead to convergence of collections, thereby enhancing library service to an institution's constituents. Specific examples of convergence/collaboration include centers for teaching excellence, tutor and writing centers, information arcades, facilities for multi-media production and delivery, information and learning commons, cafes, photocopying centers; centers for distance education, participation in the use of course management software (e.g., Blackboard) to make library resources available to classes digitally and to make students more information literate, publishing (e.g., university presses and digital collections, including institutional repositories), counseling and career centers, and services for students for whom English is a secondary language (mostly in community colleges). For anyone interested in how academic libraries can be more closely tied to the various missions of the colleges/universities in which they reside.
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"... recommended to all managers of academic libraries willing to take up the challenges of the twenty-first century." - Library Hi Tech ". . . stories suggest innovative and interesting ways for librarians to work with colleagues in enriching students' learning. . . . this book is a rich vein for ideas, and is recommended for all academic libraries." - Catholic Library World "The sharing of ideas, successes, obstacles, and challenges by colleagues in the field can be of great use to any academic library seeking to integrate its services into the college curriculum and student service areas." - ARBAonline

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PETER HERNON is a professor at Simmons College, Graduate School of Library and Information Science. RONALD R. POWELL is a professor in the Library and Information Science Program, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.


Illustrations Preface Chapter 1: Introduction Peter Hernon and Ronald R. Powell Chapter 2: Innovation is an Ongoing Process: Collaboration at the University of California, Irvine Carol Ann Hughes Chapter 3: Sowing an Old Field with a New Crop: Collaborative Services of Libraries and Other Campus Units Richard W. Meyer and Tyler O. Walters Chapter 4: From Isolation to Engagement: Strategy, Structure, and Process Barbara J. Kriigel and Timothy F. Richards Chapter 5: Convergence and Collaboration in Information Services at the University of Calgary Darlene Warren Chapter 6: The Library as Model of Integrated Student-Centered Academic Support Enterprise Jay Schafer and Anne C. Moore Chapter 7: The University of Georgia Student Learning Center Florence E. King, Carla Wilson Buss, Nadine Cohen, Deborah Stanley, and Elizabeth White Chapter 8: From Faction to Fusion: The Columbia University Libraries as Information Services Enterprise James Neal Chapter 9: Libraries and Convergence at Yale Alice Prochaska Chapter 10: The Poetry Center at Suffolk University Fred Marchant and Robert E. Dugan Chapter 11: Collaborative Initiatives to Deliver Agricultural Information Barbara Hutchison, Jeanne Pfander, and George Ruyle Chapter 12: Other Perspectives and Concluding Thoughts Peter Hernon, Ronald R. Powell, and Amy F. Fyn Bibliography Index About the Editors and Contributors