ATG Book of the Week: Environments for Student Growth and Development: Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration.

by | Jan 21, 2013 | 0 comments

Title: Environments for Student Growth and Development: Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration.
Editors: Lisa J. Hinchliffe and Melissa A. Wong.
Softcover: ISBN 9780838986097; $60.00
Imprint: Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2012. 267p. alk.paper,

This title is also available for purchase as an e-book or as a print/e-book bundle.


“Librarians and student affairs professionals share a commitment to student success and holistic development, collaborative strategies, and reflective practice. Environments for Student Success and Development explores how librarians and student affairs professionals partner through programming and other activities in order to create stronger campus environments for student learning, growth, and development. Edited by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Melissa Autumn Wong, the book includes an introduction to student affairs and student development, followed by case studies of successful collaborations co-authored by student affairs and library professionals. Also included is a selected bibliography of publications on student affairs, strategies for collaboration, and library and student affairs collaborations…”

“This book is unique… because it serves as a cumulative reference resource for a topic that is generating increasing interest. Librarians can certainly find resources that treat collaborations and student affairs independently … but to my knowledge, this is the first resource that aggregates fundamental information for professionals interested in building such partnerships within their academic institutions by providing an overview of the professions and illustrating collaborative initiatives with case studies.”  information.—Ethan Pullman, Carnegie Mellon University. College & Research Libraries 73.5 (Sept 2012): 513-514. Web

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