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Gregory A. Smith

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Planning And The Future Of The Academic Library: An Annotated Bibliography, Gregory A. Smith Jan 2016

Planning And The Future Of The Academic Library: An Annotated Bibliography, Gregory A. Smith

Gregory A. Smith

Academic libraries have changed significantly in recent years. At least to some extent, their evolution has been the product of planning rather than passive acceptance of, or reactive response to, environmental conditions. This document introduces readers to nearly 20 sources—representing the fields of business, higher education, and library/information science—that convey important insights into library planning. Academic library planning increasingly reflects a context in which educational and other institutions are held accountable for the outcomes of their decisions. Planning presumes the existence of useful data streams. Successful implementation of a strategic plan entails attention to organizational development and ...