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Managing Academic Libraries by Susan Higgins

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Chapter 8

Managing the Benefits of Academic Libraries

Abstract

This chapter examines the ways that academic libraries are often managed and interprets the importance of it in society. There is a continuing discussion of the user population of academic libraries as a powerful way of managing the benefits of academic libraries. Experienced managers often focus on human resources as an important element of libraries. Different challenges for the managers are presented.

Keywords

Academic libraries management; Budgeting; Collegiality; Human resources; Information literacy; Return on investment (ROI); Strategic planning

8.1. Introduction

What are the benefits of academic libraries? They include:
• Access to resources that support teaching and research;
• Use ...

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