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For more information about Contexts for Assessment and Outcome Evaluation in Librarianship vol 35 edited by Anne Woodsworth and W. David Penniman (PUBLISHED) browse the Table of Contents
Assessment and outcomes evaluation have become increasingly important in librarianship. Contexts for Assessment and Outcome Evaluation in Librarianship explores how the strategy has migrated to areas such as hiring, employee development, overall organizational successes, measuring the outcomes of projects and operational changes, and self assessment at the personal level. This growing emphasis is partly due to increasingly stringent requirements that funds are used effectively to improve services and operations. This book focuses on the successes and failures of assessment and outcomes evaluation in the various contexts in which these tools have been and will be used.
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"Each topic is well covered with a firm research basis which in some cases is indeed an innovation for that subject. The volume is consistently edited and elegantly produced...It is well worth reading, to provoke reflection on one's own service and its context as much as for specific advice or ideas".
– Stuart James
Mergers, Alliances, Collaborations and Partnerships vol 36 edited by Anne Woodsworth and W. David Penniman (2013 PUBLICATION)
While corporate mergers make headlines, similar efforts in library and information science are less vociferously touted. They are occurring however amongst libraries, degree programmes, and enterprises such as networks and consortia. Public libraries partner with community groups in order to strengthen the political clout of both. They are occurring as governments mandate consolidation of operations amongst agencies under their purview in order to reduce or curtail expenditures.
This volume of Advances in Librarianship seeks to provide a comprehensive review of the factors that lead to mergers and other alliances, the methods used to ensure effective and successful collaborations, and descriptions of the factors which contributed to less successful efforts at consolidation.
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The Advances in Librarianship Series seeks to publish in-depth chapters in all areas of library and information science and in all types of settings in which information is developed, accessed, preserved, and delivered.
It aims to provide critical analyses of issues which are current and timely in a rapidly changing information world. Content is developed based on viewpoints, in-depth literature reviews, current research and critical analyses of issues, with the aim of producing solutions to current problems in libraries and related fields including the information industry, education of information professionals, management, and operations of all types of libraries. The publication strives to present solutions that can be applied and can make improvements in the field.
The Advances in Librarianship book series covers current research and professional issues in the field, including libraries, the information industry, education and development of library and information professionals.
All aspects of library and information sciences are covered including reviews, updates of previous theories, along with ground breaking developments in libraries and information science and related enterprises.
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Advances in Librarianship is a key resource for practitioners, researchers, students and faculty members seeking in-depth literature and solutions to current and emerging issues in the fields of library and information science and related fields.
When it is focused on a specific theme, the book provides readers with a single source of information that is current and provides models and recommendations that can be applied by practitioners. Contributors are researchers and thinkers who bring an international perspective to bear on issues and problems. With 31 volumes published since 1969, the series provides an historical and permanent record of developments in the field for the last three decades.
The book series benefits practitioners in all types of libraries in all countries – public, college, university, primary and secondary schools, special, corporate, government, networks, and consortia, along with archivists and educators and students in the fields of library and information science and related fields.
Dr Anne Woodsworth was Dean of the School of Information and Library Science, Pratt Institute, and of the Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University, before becoming a consultant.
Dr. Woodsworth contributes actively to library and higher education missions. She is a past president of the Association of Research Libraries, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, and the Canadian Association of Special Libraries and Information Services. Dr. Woodsworth has published six monographs and over 60 journal articles and book chapters. She has served on numerous boards, committees, and councils including OCLC, the American Library Association (ALA), Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) ACRL, EDUCOM, and CAUSE.
Dr David Penniman has most recently held the position of Executive Director of Nylink within SUNY. Prior to that he held tenured academic and administrative positions at the Universities of Buffalo and Tennessee.
He has also served as consultant to management over the past 25 years. He is a past president and CEO of the Council on Library and Information Resources, was a director at AT&T Bell Laboratories, and was Vice President for Research and Planning at OCLC. He has also worked as a research scholar in the computer sciences group at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria and as an information scientist and manager at Battelle Memorial Institute.
Glen Cove, NY, USA
W. David Penniman
Columbus, OH, USA
Brooklyn, NY, USA
New York, NY, USA
University of Southern California, CA, USA
Maureen L. Mackenzie
Oakdake, NY, USA
New York, NY, USA
Marie L. Radford
New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Robert A. Seal
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA
Syracuse, NY, USA
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