New from ACRL: The Changing Academic Library, Second Edition

For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/29/2012

Contact:

David Free
Mktg & Comm. Specialist/Editor-in-Chief
Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)
1-800-545-2433 ext.2517
dfree@ala.org

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The Changing Academic Library, Second Edition: Operations, Cultures, and Environments” by John M. Budd. “The Changing Academic Library, Second Edition” is number 65 in the ACRL Publications in Librarianship (PIL) series.

“The Changing Academic Library, Second Edition” is a revised, enhanced and updated edition of Budd’s 2005 book “The Changing Academic Library.” This book has been completely updated and revised to reflect the dynamic states of higher education and academic libraries. Budd presents a critical examination of major issues facing colleges and universities and the unique challenges that their libraries must come to grips with. Current practice is reviewed, but it is examined in the broader context of educational needs, scholarly communication, politics and economics, technology and the nature of complex organizations. The book may be used as a text in library and information science courses, as well as an introduction for new professionals and academic administrators.

Budd is associate professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Information Science and Learning Technologies. He is the author of numerous books and articles including the 2009 ACRL publication “Framing Library Instruction.”

“The Changing Academic Library, Second Edition” is available for purchase in print, as an e-book, and as a print/ e-book bundle through the ALA Online Store; in print and for Kindle through Amazon.com; and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers. 

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