|Courage of Our Convictions: Making Difficult Decisions about Serial Collections
||Three academic librarians, a library administrator, a serials librarian, and a collection development librarian, discuss pressing serials issues as they plan for a move to a new library building. Professional perspectives on serials are juxtaposed as...
|End of Year Monies: The Case for Congruence
||Libraries in public universities and colleges, and sometimes within private institutions as well, are frequently called upon at the end of the fiscal-year cycle to spend-out not only the library’s allocated budget, but also the unspent residue of the...
|LIS Education in America: The Present, the Past, and the Future.
||In the United States, the Library and Information Science (LIS) degree is most often a graduate degree at the master’s level. The degree is most commonly named the Masters of Library Science (MLS) or the Masters of Library and Information Science (ML...
|Moving a Library Collection into New Quarters: Lessons Learned
||This paper collects the strategies and tasks that the Appalachian State University Library undertook in preparation for the move of its physical collection to a new building from the old library. The paper discusses planning, supervision, winning ca...
|National Transportation Week: Second Week in May
||The topic of transportation incorporates a vast amount of divergent information. The subject matter varies greatly, and includes titles ranging from Camels of the Outback to The Great American Motion Sickness; or Why You Can't Get There from Here. To...
|National Union Catalog: Asset or Albatross?
||Summary of Conference Presentation: Midsize academic libraries face many unique challenges, particularly in the greyer areas of collection management. This presentation addresses these challenges faced by libraries in midsize institutions and how the...
|NUC, Quo Vadis? Have Mid-Size Academic Libraries Retained the National Union Catalog Pre-1956 Imprints?
||Mid-size academic libraries face the dilemma of limited funding and space but are expected to provide the tools their graduate students and faculty need to compete in research. A question faced by these institutions is whether to weed potentially us...
|Print Journals: Off Site? Out of Site? Out of Mind?
||With paper journals seemingly decreasing in importance, libraries need to consider issues of space allocation and storage of journal volumes. Space solutions may include shelving in open, closed, and/or compact shelving, mass storage in off-site, or ...