Library Trends 54 (4) Spring 2006: Dual Use Libraries

 

Library Trends 54 (4) Spring 2006: Dual Use Libraries. Edited by Sarah McNicol

This issue of Library Trends brings together articles by both researchers and library professionals to examine recent developments in joint use libraries. The first three articles provide an overview of joint use libraries. Haycock’s article draws on more than thirty years of research into joint use libraries to determine predictors of success. Bundy and Amey focus on evaluation, outlining a methodology suited to the unique nature of joint use libraries. McNicol’s article considers the effect of joint use libraries on the local community, something that is normally seen as more problematic than the effective provision of library services to educational users. The remaining contributors present case studies from different perspectives and regions of the world. These emphasize the fact that, although joint use libraries are most frequently thought of as shared school-public facilities, there are many other possible combinations.


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  • Sullivan, Kathy; Taylor, Warren; Barrick, Mary Grace; Stelk, Roger (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2006)
    The authors describe the process leading to, and the outcome of, their partnership to build and operate a 76,000 square foot public/ community college joint use library. Located in Westminster, Colorado, the College ...

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  • McNicol, Sarah (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2006)
    Although the majority of joint use libraries in educational establishments provide at least an adequate level of service for their school, college, or university users, the standard of service they provide for members of ...

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  • Le Roux, Sophia; Hendrikz, Francois (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2006)
    The research of a postgraduate study into joint use libraries internationally led to the development of a proposed model for a community-school library relevant for South African conditions. This model was proposed to the ...

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  • LaCroix, Eve-Marie; Backus, Joyce E.B. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2006)
    From its beginnings as the Library of the Army Surgeon General to today’s Internet-driven information environment, the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) has served a variety of audiences. As NLM strives to provide ...

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  • Haycock, Ken (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2006)
    Combined school and public libraries have been studied extensively for more than thirty years. Common advantages and disadvantages, together with typical problems, have been identified. From the work of researchers in three ...

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