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Academic Libraries in the US and China

Book Description

Academic libraries have a long history both in the USA and China, with institutions developing along different trajectories, and responding to the rapidly changing library environment globally. Academic Libraries in the US and China compares current practices within Library and Information Science (LIS) in the USA and China, giving an historical overview of instruction, government documents, and outreach in academic libraries, as well as discussion and comparative analysis.

An introduction leads to chapters on instruction, government publications, and outreach. Each topic is covered both for American and Chinese academic libraries. A conclusion then gives comparative analysis of US and Chinese academic libraries.

  • Provides a clear examination of the historical foundations of three key areas within the academic library
  • Includes examples of easy-to-implement current practices
  • Anticipates future trends

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. List of figures and tables
  6. About the authors
  7. Introduction
    1. Purpose
    2. Audience, focus, and organization
    3. Translation
  8. Chapter 1: Instruction in American academic libraries
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction to instruction in US academic libraries
    3. The beginning: from inception to the 1880s
    4. Structure and concept development: from the late 1800s to World War II
    5. Library use instruction expands: post-World War II to the 1990s
    6. Library instruction in the digital age: from the 1990s to the present
    7. Trends, anticipated futures, and recommendations
  9. Chapter 2: Instruction in Chinese academic libraries
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction to instruction in Chinese academic libraries
    3. Library information literacy instruction in China
    4. The current state of library use education
    5. The significance of information education
    6. The content of information literacy education
    7. Modes and implementation of information literacy instruction
    8. Trends, anticipated futures, and recommendations
  10. Chapter 3: Government publications in American academic libraries
    1. Abstract:
    2. A history of the Government Printing Office
    3. Origins and development of the Federal Depository Library Program
    4. Federal Depository Library Program organization and governance
    5. Government documents: organization and workflow in the academic library
    6. Preservation of government information
    7. Trends, anticipated futures, and recommendations
  11. Chapter 4: Government publications in Chinese academic libraries
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction to Chinese government publications
    3. The development of public accessibility for government publications
    4. Government information dissemination channels
    5. Government publications in public libraries
    6. Government publications in academic libraries
    7. Trends, anticipated futures, and recommendations
    8. Conclusion
  12. Chapter 5: Outreach in American academic libraries
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction to academic library outreach in the US
    3. Defining outreach
    4. The foundation of outreach services in academic libraries
    5. Types of outreach
    6. Target populations for outreach services
    7. Participants in academic library outreach
    8. Marketing and networking
    9. Marketing plans
    10. Trends, anticipated futures, and recommendations
  13. Chapter 6: Outreach in Chinese academic libraries
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction to outreach in Chinese academic libraries
    3. The origin of outreach services
    4. The significance of outreach
    5. Outreach services in academic libraries
    6. Trends, anticipated futures, and recommendations
  14. Chapter 7: Conclusion: A comparative analysis of US and Chinese academic libraries
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction to the comparative analysis of academic library services in the US and China
    3. Instruction
    4. Government documents
    5. Outreach
  15. Index
  16. Colleges and universities listed