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From Facet Publishing – Collaboration in Libraries and Learning Environments

Collaboration in Libraries and Learning Environments
Edited by Maxine Melling and Margaret Weaver
Item Number: 978-1-85604-858-3

Publisher: Facet
Price: $95.00

224 pages
6″ x 9″
Year Published: 2012

With the constant changes in higher education, innovations such as outsourced shared services, the convergence of many different student-facing services, and the development of more active collaborative networks are more important than ever before. This collection recognizes and uncovers the innovations that leaders and practitioners are implementing to transform and develop the provision of sustainable and creative support services. A host of international contributors consider the foundational principles which affect library services, give case studies of changes that have already taken place, and show how various institutions are rising to the challenge. Their essays address a broad spectrum of contexts both inside and outside library and information services….

Collaboration of Texas A&M and U of Texas for joint storage facility

Thanks to Gary Price for sharing.


The Texas A&M University System and The University of Texas System will celebrate the opening Friday (May 24) of their Joint Library Facility at Texas A&M University’s Riverside Campus. The 18,000-square-foot library facility represents an unprecedented collaboration between the state’s two largest university systems to provide joint storage of more than a million books and make them available for use by other academic or medical institutions.”

2012 Book from ALA Editions, Grant Money through Collaborative Partnerships

Grant Money through Collaborative Partnerships by Nancy Kalikow Maxwell
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $45.00

Because libraries are information and research centers, they can support a huge variety of grant funding initiatives outside their own purview. Cultural centers, businesses, and educational institutions are untapped resources for library funds. What’s more, many libraries may find that collaborating on a grant application with another organization is preferable to going forward with a time-consuming application of their own. But finding the right collaborative partner and securing a place at its development table can be challenging. Drawing on her extensive experience as a grant developer and library director, in this ALA Editions Special Report Maxwell

  • Presents an overview of grant basics, with extensive lists of both online and print resources
  • Suggests how to frame libraries’ research capabilities as benefits to the community at large, transforming these capabilities into a revenue source
  • Explores strategies for locating potential partners, with tips on approaching collaborators and establishing successful relationships
  • Describes what libraries can ask for from the grant developer, making sure to include what they want in the grant proposal

Maxwell offers an abundance of practical advice and encouragement for using this novel approach to secure additional funding for libraries.

Book Chapter – The DOE/CUNY Library Collaborative

Google alerted me to this new book chapter, “DOE/CUNY Library Collaborative: High School to College Transition in New York City.” This is a chapter from the book, Informed Transitions: Libraries Supporting the High School to College Transition, edited by Kenneth J. Burhanna.

Another report and a new book

I have a Google Scholar alert set up to help me find new items concerning collaboration in libraries.  This morning, these two things popped up.

Report from the Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale – What might the future be for international collaboration in digital scholarship and preservation?

Over the last decade and a half there has been impressive progress in building digital collections and preserving important cultural heritage information both in digitizing and more recently in capturing born digital content. Yet the pace of publishing has outstripped the traditional library model and capacity for keeping up with collecting and preserving important content. Simply stated the traditional model cannot scale to keep pace with the vast amount of information being created. What can be done about it? Is there an international approach? What will the future hold for digital scholarship and preservation depends on actions that can be formulated and executed today to address the future.

Book – William Blake and the Digital Humanities: Collaboration, Participation, and Social Media A bit of the book is also in Google Books.

William Blake’s work demonstrates two tendencies that are central to social media: collaboration and participation. Not only does Blake cite and adapt the work of earlier authors and visual artists, but contemporary authors, musicians, and filmmakers feel compelled to use Blake in their own creative acts. This book identifies and examines Blake’s work as a social and participatory network, a phenomenon described as zoamorphosis, which encourages — even demands — that others take up Blake’s creative mission. The authors rexamine the history of the digital humanities in relation to the study and dissemination of Blake’s work: from alternatives to traditional forms of archiving embodied by Blake’s citation on Twitter and Blakean remixes on YouTube, smartmobs using Blake’s name as an inspiration to protest the 2004 Republican National Convention, and students crowdsourcing reading and instruction in digital classrooms to better understand and participate in Blake’s world. The book also includes a consideration of Blakean motifs that have created artistic networks in music, literature, and film in the twentieth and the twenty-first centuries, showing how Blake is an ideal exemplar for understanding creativity in the digital age.

Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration

There is a new book out that is edited by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Melissa Autumn Wong.  It is Environments for Student Growth and Development: Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration

Librarians and student affairs professionals share a commitment to student success and holistic development, collaborative strategies, and reflective practice. Environments for Student Success and Development explores how librarians and student affairs professionals partner through programming and other activities in order to create stronger campus environments for student learning, growth, and development. Edited by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Melissa Autumn Wong, the book includes an introduction to student affairs and student development, followed by case studies of successful collaborations co-authored by student affairs and library professionals. Also included is a selected bibliography of publications on student affairs, strategies for collaboration, and library and student affairs collaborations.

Book Review in C&RL: Environments for Student Growth and Development

The book review (PDF) is in the September 2012 issue of College & Research Libraries.

Environments for Student Growth and Development: Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration. Eds. Lisa J. Hinchliffe and Melissa A. Wong. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2012. 267p. alk. paper, $60.00 (ISBN 9780838986097). LC 2012-004883.

Librarians are no strangers to collaboration; many have worked with faculty to provide integrated information literacy instruction or other academic services, such as computing, to create learning commons. It is somewhat surprising, however, that there’s so little published about library partnerships with student affairs, especially when one considers their services and support in various areas that encompass the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of students and that ultimately impact their learning.

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