Title:  The Changing Academic Library, Second Edition: Operations, Culture, Environments
Author: John M. Budd
ISBN:Softcover: 978-0-8389-8612-7
Price:Softcover: $58.00
Imprint: Chicago: ACRL, 2012

The Changing Academic Library, Second Edition updates and revised John M. Budd’s earlier effort published in 2005, which in turn was a complete revision of his 1998 work The Academic Library: Its Context. Its Purpose, and Its Operation.  According to ACRL, the current edition “has been completely updated and revised to reflect the dynamic states of higher education and academic libraries. It 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.”