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Creating the agile library : a management guide for librarians
Haricombe, Lorraine J.
Publication Information:
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
xv, 122 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Preface / W. Bede Mitchell -- 1. The agile organization: a "better mousetrap" for libraries? / Fred Heath -- 2. Managing change / Rebecca R. Martin -- 3. The technologically agile library / T.J. Lusher -- 4. The agile technology manager: adapting new technologies to connect people with information / clifton Dale Foster, Steven J. Bell -- 5. Outcome measures for the emerging virtual library / Thomas A. Peters -- 6. Users: their impact on planning the agile library / Lorraine J. Haricombe -- 7. Marketing the library today ... to meet the challenges of tomorrow / Darlene E. Weingand.
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Society's drive for technology that is faster and more efficient in processing and disseminating information is fueling changes--especially in academia. As the Internet becomes an important source for research, it challenges the library's role as the major information resource on campus. In order for libraries to respond to this challenge they must become agile in their adaptation of new technologies to meet the ever-changing needs and expectations of their users. This book discusses innovative and aggressive methods libraries can implement to become more agile. The seven chapters are written by library administrators who discuss their own experiences and cover topics including management, technology, services, users' needs and marketing the library.

Author Notes

LORRAINE J. HARICOMBE is Assistant Professor and Head of Circulation at Northern Illinois University.

T. J. LUSHER is Assistant Professor and Assistant Director for Automated Library Systems at Northern Illinois University.

Table of Contents

PrefaceW. Bede Mitchell
The Agile Organization: A "Better Mousetrap" for LibrariesFred Heath
Managing ChangeRebecca R. Martin
The Technologically Agile LibraryT. J. Lusher
The Agile Technology Manager: Adapting New Technologies to Connect People With InformationClifton Dale Foster and Steven J. Bell
Outcome Measures For the Emerging Virtual LibraryThomas A. Peters
Users: Their Impact on Planning the Agile LibraryLorraine J. Haricombe
Marketing the Library Today to Meet the Challenges of TomorrowDarlene E. Weingand
Selected Bibliography