Joint-Use Libraries, 1st Edition

  • Sarah McNicol
  • Published By: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1780631308
  • ISBN-13: 9781780631301
  • DDC: 021.64
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 254 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This book examines all aspects of joint-use libraries, from the implications of government policy, to design and operational issues and evaluation. It considers all forms of joint-use library (e.g. school-public, college-public, university-public, health-university), reflecting on different models adopted around the world. Some of the main issues discussed include: partnership working, staffing and management, stock, digital resources, learning and literacy and community involvement.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures and Table.
About the Author.
List of Acronyms.
1: Introduction.
2: What Are Joint-Use Libraries?.
3: Why a Joint-Use Library?.
4: Joint-Use Library Design.
5: How Does a Joint-Use Library Operate?.
6: Joint-Use Libraries and Partnerships.
7: Joint-Use Libraries and Communities.
8: Expanding Horizons.
9: How Good Are Joint-Use Libraries? (And How Do We Know?).
10: The Future.
Joint-Use Libraries Featured in This Book.
Single-Sector Library Standards.
Further Reading.