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Journal Cover   Library Management
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  • Investigations about new methods of library marketing in Chinese
           “985” Project Universities
    • Authors: Li Si, Xiaoqin Hua, Xiaozhe Zhuang, Wenming Xing
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 6/7, August 2015.
      Purpose Under the new technological environment, academic libraries meet an extremely intense competition in offering information services, and marketing becomes an important means to attain the goal of their sustainable development. To get an overview of library marketing in Chinese “985” Project Universities, we undertook a survey on each library of “985” Project Universities released on the website of Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. And then we identified some successful practices based on the survey. Design/methodology/approach Firstly, the content of each web site, along with the individual hyperlinks and categories that every library web site has, were browsed to check the availability of the categories. Secondly, the search function of each library was explored using terms like “blog”, “video”, and “tutorial” to retrieve information about services. Thirdly, the Google search engine was used to retrieve information from Renren, microblog and YouTube accounts combining with the name of each library. And then we consult reference librarians about marketing methods and tools applied in their libraries with real-time online reference services. Findings This paper suggests that 29 libraries are exploiting video marketing, which is the most widely used marketing methods, accounting for 74.36%. Mobile library marketing and microblog marketing are another two major application among the 39 “985” Project Universities libraries in China, respectively accounting for 69.23% and 58.97%. Originality/value The paper reveals that there are some deficiencies lying in the marketing of these libraries: characteristic resources in Really Simple Syndication (RSS) are insufficient, video themes turn to be traditional and plain, network media marketing is relatively uncommon, and mobile library marketing is limited to mobile messaging services. It may fill in the gap of better understanding the relationship between the traditional information services and modern services from users’ perspective. It is instructive for libraries to systematically summarize success or failure experience of other library marketing, and keep an innovative concept and global vision.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2015-06-30T02:00:50Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-08-2014-0085
  • Competencies for Public Library Managers: Diversity in Practice
    • Authors: Mary Wilkins Jordan
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 6/7, August 2015.
      Purpose This research was designed to identify competencies in common across public library managers. Design/methodology/approach The request for public library managers to participate in this survey was posted to the publib listserve. Participants were asked about the tasks they do regularly, to identify the skills currently seen as most important in their work. They were then given a list of competencies, and asked to identify those they felt were most important for current public library managers, for those in future managers. Findings Some commonalities emerged, but there was not a substantial amount of overlap between skills identified by directors and non-director managers as important now or into the future. Research limitations/implications Further research into managerial competencies focused on specific job titles is necessary to see what kinds of skills each may value. Likewise, a broader look at public library mangers may provide a better set of common competencies that will be useful for both training and hiring. Practical implications Understanding strategies for managerial competencies will be useful in building successful training programs. Originality/value This is an original study, building on other work I have carried out. The value is in
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2015-06-30T02:00:48Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-12-2014-0139
  • Succession Planning Process that Includes Visible Minority Librarians
    • Authors: Maha Kumaran
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 6/7, August 2015.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to stress the importance of including visible minority librarians in the process of succession planning in academic libraries. In Canada visible minorities is the accepted term used for librarians of color. This paper identifies the challenges faced by these librarians in putting their names forward for administrative / leadership positions and proposes ideas on how to include these librarians in the succession planning processes so the leadership/administrative pool can also reflect the multicultural student demographics. Design/methodology/approach This paper is an extensive study of the literature on succession planning and visible minority or ethnic librarians in the academic libraries. Literature shows that the senior administration of academic libraries does not reflect the population demographic it serves. Findings This paper shows that visible minority librarians are not proactively found, recruited, retained. They are certainly not being included in succession planning processes. It suggests that academic libraries follow certain processes and strategies to include these librarians in their succession planning. Research limitations/implications The paper focuses widely on North American visible minorities, but this information is applicable to any community with visible minorities. Practical implications Libraries can start thinking about creating strategies for including visible minority libraries in their succession planning processes. Originality/value This paper addresses a gap in the literature. Literature review showed that there are no papers that speak to the importance of including minority librarians in the succession planning processes.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2015-06-30T01:59:25Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-12-2014-0138
  • What do Acquisition Activities Really Cost? A Case Study in Estonian
           University Libraries
    • Authors: Kate-Riin Kont
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 6/7, August 2015.
      Purpose The main purpose of this paper is to find out how well is time-driven activity-based costing (TDABC) suits for a university library setting in Estonia. For this purpose, all activities related to acquisitions process were identified and recorded in detail, and the cost of all these activities related to acquisition process in Estonian university libraries based on the example of the time-driven activity-based costing method were anlyzed. Design/methodology/approach The data used in this paper is based on a review of relevant literature to provide an overview of the concept of the different cost accounting methods suitable for the measurement of the acquisition process. Through a case study, conducted among Estonian university libraries, the TDABC approach was used to analyse the acquisition process in university libraries. More specifically, the acquisition process studied concerned print format books, audiovisual documents and sheet music, and covered acquisition processes such as receipt of orders, ordering documents, communication with bookshop (if necessary), receiving documents and communication with the customer. Findings On the basis of the current study it can be said the TDABC methodology seems to be one of the best tools for understanding cost behavior and for refining a cost system for university libraries. While analysing the results, it appeared that the difference in time and cost for acquiring a document can be remarkable and concerns both - acquiring foreign documents (documents from other countries) and acquiring domestic documents, and between the university libraries chosen for the current study. Originality/value The subject of cost accounting as a performance measurement method is in general an unexplored field in Estonian university libraries. Time guidelines for acquiring the documents were, however, quite common in the 1980s in the USSR, including Estonia. Soviet-wide regulatory documents were issued on all library work processes, but each library could still implement their own rules. In the1990s, the regulations were consigned to oblivion. Very few cost surveys involving different library activities have been carried out in Estonia and none have been published. Where such studies have been conducted, the results remain for internal use only.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2015-06-30T01:58:11Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-12-2014-0137
  • Social Capital and Leadership in Academic Libraries: The Broader Exchange
           around ‘Buy In’
    • Authors: Timothy M. Schlak
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 6/7, August 2015.
      Purpose The purpose of this article is to introduce the concept of social capital to the literature on academic libraries as it pertains to leadership and management as well as to demonstrate the limitations that the current discursive use of the phrase ‘buy in’ represents. Design/methodology/approach This article brings critical insights from outside fields of intellectual inquiry, including Business, Knowledge Management, Computer and Information Systems, and Sociology. The paper is organized around a series of questions posed at the end of the introduction and serves to introduce its audience to the key findings made in these fields as well as to apply relevant observations about social capital to the unique context of leadership and management in academic libraries. Findings The article elucidates a number of limitations to the current practice of using the phrase ‘buy in’ as a way of exploring the concept of social capital. The most significant risk that the phrase’s use incurs is a lack of context and clarity around critical concepts of leadership, including trust, trustworthiness, and shared vision and meaning. Originality/value This article argues that a broader contextualization of ‘buy in’ in the scholarship on social capital can lead to a richer dialogue that allows academic library administrators to understand the concurrent and competing factors that accompany an exchange where ‘buy in’ is given or withheld.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2015-06-30T01:55:13Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-11-2014-0133
  • Keeping the score: outreach services and collaboration for academic music
           libraries in financially straitened times
    • Authors: Petros Kostagiolas, Charilaos Lavranos, Konstantina Martzoukou, Joseph Papadatos
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 6/7, August 2015.
      Purpose This paper aims to study the role of academic music libraries in financially straitened times. The academic music library aims to cover the information needs of the academic community; yet the unique nature of music information also allows academic libraries to develop services for a broad spectrum of different user groups. Design/methodology/approach The theoretical analysis is supported by empirical evidence from a nationwide survey in Greece. The survey was carried out from July to September 2013 and presents results from interviews with the directors of all academic music libraries in Greece. Findings The results suggest that the period of economic crisis is also a period of challenges and innovation for music libraries which calls them to redefine policies and priorities, and further consider the needs and expectations of wider audiences, i.e. musicians outside the academic community. The financial downturn can be seen as an opportunity for restructuring the academic music libraries and for the development of a wider framework of operation which calls for an outreach strategy and cooperation with external music associations and organizations. Originality/value It is one of the very few studies providing theoretical and empirical evidence linking academic music libraries to musicians and the significance of collaborative partnerships.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2015-06-30T01:55:03Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-06-2014-0063
  • Knowledge Transferred through Organizational Stories: A Typology
    • Authors: Monica Colon-Aguirre
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 6/7, August 2015.
      Purpose This study looks at organizational stories shared among academic librarians who work at the reference desk, and creates a typology of the stories based on the knowledge transferred in these. Previous research suggests that stories are the main way in which organizations communicate common values, organizational rules and promote organizational learning. The main question researched here will be: What kind of knowledge is transferred through the stories shared among librarians? This is an important consideration since the meaning carried through the story can shape the employee’s perception of the organization. Design/methodology/approach This research employed long interviews using a semi-structured questionnaire based on the works of Yiannis Gabriel (2000) as a guide. A total of 20 reference librarians working at four different academic institutions in the southern United States participated in this study. Findings The analysis of the data reveals a typology of organizational stories shared. The main topics covered by the stories all deal with cultural knowledge exchanges, while also serve as coping mechanisms and present important organizational culture aspects. The stories shared also reflect negative aspects related to the lack of proper communication within the organizations, with the presence of rumors among the narratives shared. Originality/value These findings can serve as a first step for the development of healthier organizational cultures in libraries and may have implications for training and development, change management, motivation and collective memory.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2015-06-30T01:54:57Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-06-2014-0073
  • Endangers Culture Heritage: A Survey of Disaster Management Planning in
           Middle East Libraries and Archives
    • Authors: Laila Hussein Moustafa
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 6/7, August 2015.
      Purpose This paper presents the results of a survey sent to librarians and archivists in national and academic libraries in the Middle East and North Africa and the results of 8 in-person interviews about the status and content of wartime disaster management plans in their institutions. Based on the research and analysis it presents, the paper concludes that the majority of the region’s libraries and archives either lack or have insufficient plans in place and stresses the need to establish and implement protocols for the protection and preservation of their priceless holdings. In addition to analysis the paper offers some recommendations for overcoming the impact of future disasters on the holdings of these libraries. Design/methodology/approach The research is based on survey and interviews that was done with librarians, archives, managers from the Middle East Findings The paper presented the result of trying to find if libraries, and archives has disaster planning or no. Most of the libraries do not have a disaster plan and maybe do not even know what it means. Research limitations/implications the research is covering some of the libraries in the middle east and it was meant to be send to every library and archive but at least to the national libraries of each country in the Middle East Originality/value No one has written about this topic, and my first paper was the scan of lit. Review of all what was written about disaster planning in a time of war. As a result of not finding anyone wrote about that topic, I deiced to conduct the survey and the interview to find out if there is a plan or no. My work is original and very important if we want to help in preserving the world heritage in the Middle East.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2015-06-30T01:54:23Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-04-2015-0010
  • Quantifying Patron Time-Use of a Public Library
    • Authors: John Shepherd, Kaitlyn Vardy, Allan Wilson
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 6/7, August 2015.
      Purpose This article summarizes a time-diary study of a Canadian public library that estimated the hours spent by patrons using library facilities and circulated collections during a month. The purpose of the study was to convert conventional library statistics into a metric more understandable to external stakeholder groups: time. Design/methodology/approach Paper-based time-diaries collected data on the patron use of circulated library materials throughout the loans cycle and exit surveys measured the duration of branch visits. This data along with gate and circulation statistics were used to estimate hours of patron residency in library branches and the time spent consuming borrowed materials. Findings Patrons used the services, facilities and collections of Prince George Public Library’s Bob Harkins branch for an estimated 182,000 hours during August 2013. Over 90% of use occurred offsite through the consumption of circulated materials by diarists and secondary use of borrowed items by their families and friends. Practical implications Conventional statistics understate the utilization of public library resources as most of their use occurs outside the library branches, a different usage pattern than for other municipal services. This study suggests that all library use is potentially measurable using a single metric, hours of patron use. The value of a time metric, once methodologically sound, is its usefulness as a measure of library performance and its convertibility in dollars of direct value using contingent valuation methodology. Originality/value Time-diary methodology collected patron time-use data on public library circulated materials. The article demonstrates the potential of patron time-use as a metric of library performance. Hours of patron-use appear convertible into dollars of benefit using contingent valuation research.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: 2015-06-30T01:54:09Z
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-09-2014-0110
    • Authors: Joseph Marmol Yap
      First page: 270
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, June 2015.
      Purpose In introducing e-reserves as an added service of the DLSU Libraries, this paper will identify the best practices of handling e-reserves and its legal implications as one of the factors that might affect the introduction, development and implementation of such service. Design/methodology/approach Four universities were considered based from the 2013 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) university rankings in Asia. Only one academic library was maintaining an e-reserve system. It was consulted to know more about their e-reserve practices. Findings The paper recommends to prepare the relevant e-reserve guidelines before it fully operates. Moreover, the Libraries should also collaborate with the office handling learning management systems so as to decide on how to manage the e-reserves. A needs assessment survey for faculty members is also being prepared so as to solicit responses from the teaching faculty if e-reserves is possible for DLSU to be established. Originality/value The paper attempts to document the existing e-reserve system in Philippine academic libraries.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Wed, 06 May 2015 00:24:16 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-08-2014-0092
  • Policy Framework on Social Welfare Information Management And Services For
           Nigerian Public Libraries: Promoting Sustainable Development
    • Authors: Jamilu Abdullahi
      First page: 281
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, June 2015.
      Purpose Looking at the present Nigeria’s quest to become one of the top twenty (20) economies of the world by the year 2020, the paper proposes that Nigerian public libraries, as key players in community development, should provide resources and services for the promotion of social welfare sector of the country by introducing relevant key information management and service policies. These strategic policies should include identification of various user groups, deployment of specialized information professionals, provision of adequate financial resources, social welfare information resource development planning, effective information service delivery system, partnership arrangements and adaptation of information and communication technology. Design/methodology/approach Essential to this paper is to take into account the importance and relevancy of policies, strategies and procedures of information management and services to Nigerian public libraries. Findings There is continuous rising concerns about the current situation of the country’s socio-economic problems and challenges. However, despite the problem of poor and inadequate ICT facilities in Nigerian public libraries, the ICT infrastructure including the Internet will significantly enhance the social welfare information service process in these libraries, if fully adopted. Also very important here is that, the libraries should support community awareness programmes on local radio stations or local television channels to compliment the collection of materials in the library. Originality/value Nigerian public libraries should be seen as places for all; and participants in community activities must therefore provide relevant data and information to social welfare workers for effective policy/decision making. It is also important that the libraries should help in the identification of areas of welfare that require urgent attention or thorough investigation, examination and analysis.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Wed, 06 May 2015 00:24:25 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-08-2014-0088
  • To Seize the Emerging Historical Opportunity of the Networked Knowledge
    • Authors: Kai Lu, Beijun Shen, Dehua Ju
      First page: 289
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, June 2015.
      Purpose To explore a new way for knowledge services of the digital library which can transform knowledge resources into real social value. Design/methodology/approach The ‘Internet of Knowledge’ approach was proposed for the first time as an intentional means to organize ‘Too Big’ and scattered knowledge resources into high-efficiency fuels for driving purposeful knowledge works. Findings It is a new methodology and insight proposed for building digital libraries which stresses on active and diligent services with linked and shared resources rather than resource ownership. Research limitations/implications The proposed knowledge organization is based on domain-specific body of knowledge. The engagement of domain experts is the key success factor. Practical implications The whole design framework has been adopted in constructing the new Zhoushan Ocean Digital Library to support sustainable development of marine economy. Originality/value The proposed knowledge cloud services will be pave a knowledge superhighway to help millions Chinese professionals stepping towards the technology peak.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Wed, 06 May 2015 00:24:22 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-08-2014-0086
  • Academic Library Leadership in the Digital Age
    • Authors: Binh P. Le
      First page: 300
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, June 2015.
      Purpose This qualitative study focuses on academic library leadership in the digital age. Primarily, the goals are to identify (1) the top five major challenges facing academic library leadership; (2) the top five most important leadership skills required for effective academic library leadership; and (3) the top five best ways to develop these academic library leadership skills. Design/methodology/approach A survey was conducted to elicit responses from individuals who hold senior library leadership positions in American academic libraries throughout the United States. The participants were identified through several means: the websites of the ALA and its divisions; the websites of American universities; referrals; and the author’s professional contacts. To simplify the survey research process, emails including the survey research questions were sent to potential participants. In all, thirty-eight invitations (n=38) were sent out to large and medium-size academic libraries throughout the United States. Over 36.8 percent (n=14) of the participants returned the survey. The participants represent a wide spectrum of libraries. Findings The top five major challenges are how to: demonstrate the library values to the university community, operate the library under fiscal uncertainty, retrofit outdated library facilities to accommodate new services, strike a balance between digital and print materials, and keep the library staff trained and current. The top five essential academic library leadership attributes are: vision, integrity, management skills, collaboration skills, and communication skills. The top five best ways to acquire these skills include the need to have mentors, to attend leadership development programs, to gain practical library leadership experience, to seek leadership roles, and to know oneself. Originality/value Research in this area is rather limited. As a result, this study will contribute to the academic library leadership literature and help current and aspiring academic library leaders worldwide with insightful leadership lessons needed to lead academic libraries successfully in this transformational era.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Wed, 06 May 2015 00:24:12 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-07-2014-0083
    • Authors: Hoan Anh Thi Tran
      First page: 315
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, June 2015.
      Purpose To reveals a practical situation at a public library as GSL Design/methodology/approach The effects of the digital information environment to activities of public library How to deal with this challenging based on the situation of the General Sciences Library of Hochiminh City (GSL). The process of changing from traditional services to modern services The difficulties that GSL has experienced and lesson-learns Findings The difficulties during the period of changing the library is just the challenges to help GSL improves our position in the community of users. Originality/value This is a conceptual paper which is presented at the Shanghai International Library Forrum on July 2014.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Wed, 06 May 2015 00:24:21 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-08-2014-0096
  • Library as Knowledge Ecosystem
    • Authors: Dehua Ju, Beijun Shen
      First page: 329
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, June 2015.
      Purpose To develop a network-based approach for doing active knowledge services in the coming networked knowledge era. Design/methodology/approach A novel solution so-called “Internet of Knowledge - IoK” is proposed in this paper, which can be used to organize scattered resources into a value-added knowledge asset for serving any specific objective through Internet connection. Findings It enables the public library to be an attractive habitat for both knowledge consumers and contributors to share and co-create knowledge works. It will be an ideal ecosystem for supporting the growth of knowledge-intensive industries. Research limitations/implications A pilot system has being developed to promote the development of marine economy. Practical implications The IoK-based approach is expected to be applied to more domains in the next China’s five-year plan. Originality/value The main contribution is to integrate many great ideas from world gurus into a single solution framework, in other words, an integration innovation.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Wed, 06 May 2015 00:24:14 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-08-2014-0094
  • Promotion and Tenure: Carnegie Reclassification Triggers a Revision
    • Authors: Sandra Shropshire, Jenny Lynne Semenza, Karen Kearns
      First page: 340
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, June 2015.
      Purpose This article aims to provide a comprehensive assessment of promotion and tenure for librarians in light of increased scrutiny and expectations by the administration of Idaho State University. This increased rigour was prompted by a move up in the Carnegie Classification System. Design/methodology/approach A literature review was performed using library databases, as well as assessing peer institution promotion and tenure documents. Additionally ongoing feedback from university administrators was solicited. The process took for the creation of a new promotion and tenure document for Idaho State University (ISU) library took two years from the beginning of the project to the final approved document. Findings The study found a dearth of performance benchmarks in both literature and peer institution policies and required the authors, along with other library faculty, to create evidence based benchmarks for ISU aligned with traditional standards of Teaching, Research and Service. Originality/value This article is an inclusive assessment of the literature on faculty promotion and tenure, the policies of Idaho State University's peer institutions, and the change of Carnegie Classification's impact on the ISU policies.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Wed, 06 May 2015 00:24:12 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-09-2014-0113
  • Managing Library Innovation Using the Lean Startup Method
    • Authors: Mark Bieraugel
      First page: 351
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, June 2015.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to argue the case that libraries should use the lean startup method for developing, managing and launching radically innovative services or products. Design/methodology/approach Libraries need to innovate but do not have the management structure to handle the extreme uncertainty in implementing radical innovations. This paper examines the lean startup method for managing innovation, explores how it differs from traditional management tools, outlines the reasons for and barriers to innovation in libraries and highlights the new tools required to manage innovation. This paper also discusses the culture of innovation in libraries and how libraries innovate. The lean startup method is examined through the lens of a variety of innovation models. Findings The lean startup method for managing radical innovations is shown to be a sound alternative to traditional library management methods. Originality/value This paper is one of the few to examine a practical method for librarians to manage radical innovations in academic libraries.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Wed, 06 May 2015 00:24:18 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-10-2014-0131
  • Convergence of Digital Humanities and Digital Libraries
    • Authors: Ying Zhang, Shu Liu, Emilee Mathews
      First page: 362
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, June 2015.
      Purpose Digital humanities (DH) has become a much discussed topic among both humanities scholars and library professionals. The library and information science (LIS) community has taken efforts in providing new facilities and developing new services to meet humanities scholars’ changing research behaviors and needs employing digital tools and methods. How to effectively collaborate with the DH community has been a challenging task to LIS in their digital library (DL) development endeavors. This paper aims to discover productive ways for LIS to support DH scholarship, specifically, what DL components, including content, technology, and service, should and could be developed for digital humanists. Design/methodology/approach As an initial effort of the Digital Humanities Interest Group (DHIG) at University of California, Irvine (UCI) Libraries, our examination is primarily based on a cross-boundary environmental scan in both DH and DL fields. The environmental survey includes both a literature review and web and physical site visits. The survey results, especially a gap analysis between the behaviors and needs of humanities scholars and the digital content, technologies, and services currently offered by the DL community, are used to shape our proposed roles of digital humanities librarianship. Findings 1) DH’s innovative approach to research and teaching practices brings opportunities and challenges. 2) DH research is collaborative work. 3) Major channels are established for the DH community. 4) Various tools and datasets are developed to support different types of projects. 5) DH community has unbalanced geographical and disciplinary distribution. 6) DH research output still lacks attention, integration, and sustainability. 7) LIS professionals play unique roles in DH projects. Overall, the communities of DH and DL share common goals and tasks. Practical implications This paper proposes these present and future roles of LIS professionals: 1) Creator and contributor. 2) Curator. 3) Messenger and liaison. 4) Educator. 5) Mediator and interpreter. 6) Host. 7) Partner. 8) Innovator. 9) “Hybrid scholar”. 10) Advocate. 11) Consultant. At the organizational level, libraries should demonstrate higher efficiency and effectiveness in our services by revamping organizational culture or structure to stimulate and realize more and deeper cross-boundary conversations and collaborations. On a larger scale, the DL community should strive to become more visible, valuable, and approachable to the DH community; and even better, become part of it. Originality/value This paper examines both DH and DL fields critically and connects the two communities by discovering gaps and commonalities. Based on the findings, we recommend roles and actions to be taken by LIS professionals, libraries, and the DL community. This paper is valuable to both humanities scholars who are seeking support in their research using digital methods and LIS professionals who are interested in providing more effective and suitable services. The paper also helps library administrators and aspiring librarians better understand the concept of DH and grasp insight on the present and future of DH librarianship.
      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Wed, 06 May 2015 00:24:24 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-09-2014-0116
  • Customer-Based Collection Development: An Overview
    • Pages: 378 - 379
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, Page 378-379, June 2015.

      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:57:28 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-04-2015-0011
  • Web Metrics for Library and Information Professionals
    • Pages: 379 - 380
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, Page 379-380, June 2015.

      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:57:21 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-04-2015-0014
  • Managing in the Middle: The Librarian's Handbook
    • Pages: 381 - 382
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, Page 381-382, June 2015.

      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:57:27 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-04-2015-0015
  • Scholarly Information Discovery in the Networked Academic Learning
    • Pages: 382 - 383
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, Page 382-383, June 2015.

      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:57:26 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-04-2015-0016
  • Archives and Recordkeeping: Theory into Practice
    • Pages: 384 - 384
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, Page 384-384, June 2015.

      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:57:18 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-04-2015-0017
  • Know it all Find it Fast for Youth Librarians and Teachers
    • Pages: 385 - 386
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, Page 385-386, June 2015.

      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:57:17 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-04-2015-0018
  • The Embedded Librarian: Innovative Strategies for Taking Knowledge where
           it is Needed
    • Pages: 386 - 387
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, Page 386-387, June 2015.

      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:57:19 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-04-2015-0019
  • Optimizing Academic Library Services in the Digital Milieu: Digital
           Devices and their Emerging Trends
    • Pages: 388 - 389
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, Page 388-389, June 2015.

      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:58:01 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-04-2015-0020
  • The Machiavellian Librarian: Winning Allies, Combating Budget Cuts, and
           Influencing Stakeholders
    • Pages: 389 - 390
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, Page 389-390, June 2015.

      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:58:02 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-04-2015-0021
  • More Library Mashups: Exploring NewWays to Deliver Library Data
    • Pages: 390 - 391
      Abstract: Library Management, Volume 36, Issue 4/5, Page 390-391, June 2015.

      Citation: Library Management
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:58:04 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/LM-04-2015-0023
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