Editor: Loanne Snavely
Paperback: 978-1-59884-983-7, $55
ebook: 978-1-59884-984-4, call for pricing: 800-368-6868 ext. 2; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Imprint: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2012.
“This unique book explores exciting programs and initiatives that can both engage undergraduate students with academic libraries and assist academic librarians in creating a vibrant library atmosphere.
Libraries are under attack—charges that the book is dead, and that libraries are dinosaurs doomed to extinction abound. Yet a careful examination shows that there are some vibrant academic libraries. What makes the difference? What can you do to ensure that your academic library not only survives, but thrives?
In spite of the doom and gloom predicted in the press for the future of libraries, these institutions aren’t at the top of the endangered species list just yet. Librarians who are focusing significant attention and staffing resources on undergraduates—and are thinking creatively about what engages this specific group of students—are forging the future for academic libraries.
Student Engagement and the Academic Library explores how initiatives that involve high impact educational practices and other creative programs can effectively engage undergraduate students with academic libraries. The methodologies described in this work serve to draw students in and make their learning meaningful, both through curricular initiatives as well as through co-curricular and self-initiated activities, disciplinary initiatives, and partnerships across the university. This book will benefit any librarian seeking to further engage their college-age student populations, and will be especially helpful to libraries that are struggling to establish their programs and initiatives with today’s students…”
“This small (but packed with information) book presents new and exciting possibilities for ways to interact with and instruct students while engaging them in research in new and exciting ways.”—Booklist Online
“This is a great resource for academic librarians, a well-written, timely discussion of the purpose of a library campus.”—Library Journal
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.