University Librarian and Vice Provost for University Libraries Elaine Westbrooks is co-editor of Academic Library Management. The collection of case studies was published this month by ALA Neal-Schuman.
Westbrooks and her co-editors, Tammy Nickelson Dearie (University of California at San Diego) and Michael Meth (Florida State University), all participated in the 2014 UCLA Senior Fellows program. The program is one of the nation’s longest-running leadership training opportunities for academic library leaders.
Finding few case studies directed to academic library leaders, the trio decided to fill the void. The essays cover a wide range of topics such as governance, planning, facilities and spaces, reorganizations, and community engagement.
“There is no substitute for learning from the experience of others,” said Westbrooks. “I am grateful to the case study authors for sharing insights and expertise that will benefit library leaders and managers, and those preparing to take on these roles.”
Westbrooks joined the University Libraries in August. She has edited the book Metadata in Practice (2004) and has published on topics in librarianship and data management.
A copy of Academic Library Management is available as part of the library collection at UNC.