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Title: Views versus visions: Implementing the library's vision in the real world
Author(s): Watson, Ellen I.; Hartman, Joel L.
Subject(s): Academic libraries Change
Abstract: Throughout institutions of higher education, the view of the library takes on many forms: the president may be inclined to see the library as a money pit; the faculty view of their library allocation approaches that of entitlement; some undergraduates view the library as a neat place for an inexpensive date; and the librarians as the place where "My Collection" is kept. While these stereotypes may appear all too familiar to some, they bear an element of truth. These, and other stereotypical views of the library, derive from the past; libraries and librarians are now in a period of substantial transformation, transition, and opportunity. This paper speaks to both the evolving role of libraries and to a process for changing the library's institutional position. If you want to be somewhere else, don't stay where you are. But, how do you manage the transition?
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: Watson, E.I. and J.L. Hartman. (1994) Views versus visions: implementing the library's vision in the real world. In Ann P. Bishop (ed) Emerging Communities: Integrating Networked Information into Library Services [Papers presented the 1993 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 4-6, 1993]: 285-293.
Series/Report: Emerging communities : integrating networked information into library services [papers presented the 1993 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 4-6, 1993]
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/382
ISBN: 0-87845-094-7
ISSN: 0069-4789
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-03-18
 

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