Connecting faculty, students, and the college library

Contact: Jill Davis

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For Immediate Release

March 2, 2010

ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “
Building Bridges: Connecting Faculty, Students, and the College Library,” by Monty L. McAdoo. The book offers a guide to managing the often complicated relationships between faculty and students when the library is in the middle. With advice on working with both groups to develop successful assignments that integrate the college library’s resources and to help in establishing productive liaisons, the book includes

  • Tips on alerting instructors to the library’s ever-changing resources in order to help them craft stimulating, up-to-date assignments
  • Straightforward, practical discussion of relationships among students, faculty and information professionals and how these groups can work better together
  • Resources, references and more for librarians who wish to better understand library assignments

The information in this book will help academic librarians bridge the gap between the library, faculty and students to make sure the library’s resources are being used to their fullest potential.

Dr. McAdoo is instructional services librarian of the Baron-Forness Library at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in Edinboro, Penn. His research interests include faculty understanding and use of information literacy and information technology. He is also interested in the philosophy of library and information science. McAdoo earned his master’s degree in library science at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, and his doctorate of education in administration and leadership studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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