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Which management models currently being advocated in professional writings are being adapted by science librarians in academic libraries?

Introduction Library management is key to the smooth operating and ability of libraries to serve their patrons. One type of library within the academic world is the science library. These libraries have special operations and circumstances that make them unique. This research project will attempt to find out which management models being advocated in professional writings are being adapted by science librarians in academic libraries, and whether they are actually gaining access to the information that they need.

Library management is key to the smooth operating and ability of libraries to serve their patrons. One type of library within the academic world is the science library. These libraries have special operations and circumstances that make them unique.

This research project will attempt to find out which management models being advocated in professional writings are being adapted by science librarians in academic libraries, and whether they are actually gaining access to the information that they need.

Research Area What management theories are being used in academic libraries by science librarians. Literature Recent Publications including professional library science and business journals and books Content Best current practices and perceived needs, implemented practices and sources Questions How do contemporary publications meet needs for management in science libraries? What do science librarians consider the most important needs in management practices? Are there any gaps between what is published, what is reaching the librarians and/or what is wanted?

Questions

How do contemporary publications meet needs for management in science libraries?

What do science librarians consider the most important needs in management practices?

Are there any gaps between what is published, what is reaching the librarians and/or what is wanted?

Design Science librarians at three libraries are targeted for initial input conducted by telephone interview. A literature review will be conducted using keywords and phrases to access what is actually available in current publications (2006-2008) that could include library science and academic business journals and books on management theory. Data analysis Qualitative: Input from Librarians Quantitaive: Content analysis by keywords and phrases, librarian responses tallied Data collection Short open questionnaire Literature review Answer questions

Target subjects for maximum variation Obtain key information about publications and issues Phrases and keywords for literature analysis Step 1 - Select subjects

Target subjects for maximum variation

Obtain key information about publications and issues

Phrases and keywords for literature analysis

A large state university (39,524 students) in an urban setting with medical and dental schools, aeronautical and engineering programs and traditional hard sciences at both graduate and undergraduate levels. In 2004 it was awarded the Academic Libraries Award, which recognizes the top university research library in the country. There are 47 science librarians employed at the university. The second library is also a large (23,655 students) State university with important science programs in agriculture and veterinary medicine. It has specialized libraries for both of these programs. It is located in a rather isolated rural community and has 23 science librarians. The third is a private liberal arts undergraduate college with one of the highest acceptance rates for their students at graduate programs in science, including medical and engineering. It is a small college (1,500 students) with a large library that employs 19 librarians, all considered generalists but three specifically serve the science departments. And 3 Libraries . . .

A large state university (39,524 students) in an urban setting with medical and dental schools, aeronautical and engineering programs and traditional hard sciences at both graduate and undergraduate levels. In 2004 it was awarded the Academic Libraries Award, which recognizes the top university research library in the country. There are 47 science librarians employed at the university.

The second library is also a large (23,655 students) State university with important science programs in agriculture and veterinary medicine. It has specialized libraries for both of these programs. It is located in a rather isolated rural community and has 23 science librarians.

The third is a private liberal arts undergraduate college with one of the highest acceptance rates for their students at graduate programs in science, including medical and engineering. It is a small college (1,500 students) with a large library that employs 19 librarians, all considered generalists but three specifically serve the science departments.

Initial contact by email Telephone interview Step 2 - Interview Time to think Comfort level Feel valuable

Initial contact by email

Telephone interview

Time to think

Comfort level

Feel valuable

Interview Questions What management issues concern you? What professional publications do you read? Which publications have you found to be most helpful? Are there any noticeable gaps in available management information? Are there any authors in the field that you would particularly recommend?

Step 3 – Literature review The publications cited by the librarians will become the basis of the literature review, although it is also important not to limit it to those publications. Using the key words and phrases from the specialty publications cited by the librarians, it will then be fairly simple to cross reference and see if other academic publications in business or library science may also contain useful information about management. Hopefully the results will indicate what further research may be most useful to these librarians as well as giving a good picture of the information currently available to them.

Limitations Only a proportional selection of the librarians at the three academic libraries Only articles and books published since 2006

Only a proportional selection of the librarians at the three academic libraries

Only articles and books published since 2006

Timeline 2 1 4 3 5 7 9 8 6 Write research proposal Contact target subjects Conduct interviews Compile results Conduct literature review Analyze findings Write 1st draft Revise Submit for approval

Write research proposal

Contact target subjects

Conduct interviews

Compile results

Conduct literature review

Analyze findings

Write 1st draft

Revise

Submit for approval

Potential Sources http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Online_Training_Resources_for_Librarians Perspectives, Insights, & Priorities: 17 Leaders Speak Freely of Librarianship Norman Horrocks Beyond the Basics: A Management Guide for Library and Information Professionals G. Edward Evans Learn Library Management A Practical Study Guide for New or Busy Managers in Libraries and Other Information Agencies Bob Pymm and Damon D. Hickey Strategic Planning and Management for Library Managers Joseph Matthews Managing in the Information Age Ann E. Prentice Urban Academic Librarian Training and Education Library Trends College & Research Libraries Library Management Library Administration & Management Library & Information Science Research Journal of Library Administration College & Undergraduate Libraries Teacher Librarian International Library Review College & Research Libraries News Evidence Based Library and Information Practice British Journal of Academic Librarianship Science & Technology Libraries Resource Sharing and Information Networks Quarterly Bulletin of the International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists Medical Reference Services Quarterly New Review of Academic Librarianship Advanced Technology Libraries American Libraries Journals Books, Web

http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Online_Training_Resources_for_Librarians

Perspectives, Insights, & Priorities: 17 Leaders Speak Freely of Librarianship

Norman Horrocks

Beyond the Basics: A Management Guide for Library and Information Professionals

G. Edward Evans

Learn Library Management A Practical Study Guide for New or Busy Managers in Libraries and Other Information Agencies

Bob Pymm and Damon D. Hickey

Strategic Planning and Management for Library Managers Joseph Matthews

Managing in the Information Age

Ann E. Prentice

Urban Academic Librarian

Training and Education

Library Trends

College & Research Libraries

Library Management

Library Administration & Management

Library & Information Science Research

Journal of Library Administration

College & Undergraduate Libraries

Teacher Librarian

International Library Review

College & Research Libraries News

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

British Journal of Academic Librarianship

Science & Technology Libraries

Resource Sharing and Information Networks

Quarterly Bulletin of the International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists

Medical Reference Services Quarterly

New Review of Academic Librarianship

Advanced Technology Libraries

American Libraries

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