Excellence in the Stacks, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1780633262
  • ISBN-13: 9781780633268
  • DDC: 025.1977
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 198 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Excellence in the Stacks details the philosophies, practices and innovations of award-winning libraries over the last ten years. It will inform the profession and highlight the themes and strategies these liberal-arts colleges share, and where they differ. Using the Association of Research and College Libraries Excellence in Academic Libraries Award standards as guidelines for exploring librarianship, this book gathers the perspectives of all types of librarians at all levels of employment. By highlighting winners' holistic approaches it helps define and focus the energies of college libraries in their pursuit of outstanding service and increased valuation by their parent institution.Content drawn from submissions from ten years of ACRL award-winning libraries.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures and Tables.
About the Editors and Contributors.
1: Measuring the “excellence” of Librarianship at Earlham College.
2: Graduate Services at the Newman Library.
3: The Evolving Liaison Model at Mount Holyoke College.
4: Fast-Forward: The Transformation of Excellence.
5: In Unison with Our Communities and with Each Other: Striving for Excellence in College Librarianship.
6: Looking Outward: Partnerships and Outreach at Hollins University.
7: The A.C. Buehler Library at Elmhurst College: Handcrafted Academic Library Services.
8: Success through Community: Engagement at Grinnell College Libraries.
9: Excellence at Champlain: Spending Groundhog Day in the Kuhlthau Model.
Afterword: Academic Library Value and the College Library.