Posted by: bluesyemre | December 10, 2018

Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors


Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors

1st Edition

International Perspectives on Library Management

Authors: Patrick Lo Dickson Chiu Allan Cho Brad Allard
eBook ISBN: 9780081027479
Paperback ISBN: 9780081027462
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 7th December 2018
Page Count: 524

Table of Contents

1. Dr. Sarah Thomas, Vice President for the Harvard Library and University Librarian; Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

2. Dr. Susan Gibbons, University Librarian, Deputy Provost, Collections & Scholarly Communication, Yale University 

3. Dr. Gregory Eow, Associate Director for Collections, MIT Libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 

4. Virginia Steel, University Librarian, University of California, Los Angeles

5. Dr. Deborah Jakubs, University Librarian & Vice Provost for Library Affairs, Duke University

6. Dr. James Hilton, Vice Provost for Academic Innovation, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, University Library, University of Michigan 

7. Dr Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums at Johns Hopkins University

8. Michael Gorman, University Librarian Emeritus, Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno

9. Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s Librarian, University of Oxford  

10. Mark Purcell, Deputy Director, Research Collections, Cambridge University Library 

11. Jirka Kende, Director, Free University Berlin Library 

12. Prof. Dr. Andreas Degkwitz, Director, Library of the Humboldt University of Berlin  

13. Dr. Rafael Ball, Director of Library, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH)

14. Wilma van Wezenbeek, Director, TU Delft Library (Delft, Netherlands)

15. Helen Shenton, University Librarian, Trinity College Dublin

16. Diane Bruxvoort, University Librarian & Director, University of Aberdeen

17. Wilhelm Widmark, Library Director, Stockholm University Library

18. Philip Gregory Kent, University Librarian at the University of Melbourne

19. Howard Amos, University Librarian, University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand) 

20. Qiang Zhu, Director, Peking University Library

21. Peter Sidorko, University Librarian, University of Hong Kong

22. Louise Jones, University Librarian, Chinese University of Hong Kong

23. Gulcin Cribb, University Librarian, Singapore Management University  

24. Dr. Buhle Mbambo-Thata, former Executive Director, Library Services, University of South Africa

25. Christopher D. Barth, Librarian and Associate Dean, United States Military Academy  

26. Daniel De Simone, Eric Weinmann Librarian, Folger Shakespeare Library 

27. Dr. Linda Harris Mehr, Director, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences 

28. Dr. Dietrich Nelle, Director, German National Library of Medicine 

29. Elena Ivanova, Head, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research Scientific Library (Moscow)

30. Professor Nikolay Kalenov, Director, Library for Natural Sciences of Russian Academy of Sciences (LNS RAS)



Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors: International Perspectives on Library Management presents a series of conversations with the directors of major academic and research libraries. The book offers insight, analysis, and personal anecdote from leaders in the library field, giving a unique perspective on how the modern library operates. Readers will learn about the most up-to-date trends and practices in the LIS profession from the directors of 24 internationally acclaimed academic and research libraries in Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, and the UK and USA.

This is the first book focusing on leaders and managers of library institutions to offer a global outlook. Facing the need to respond to the expectations of changing populations that librarians strive to serve, this book aims to develop a new understanding of the core values of academic and research libraries, and asks how librarians can innovate, adapt, and flourish in a rapidly shifting professional landscape.

Key Features

  • Presents conversations with library leaders from 24 major institutions
  • Offers a global perspective on the operation and management of libraries
  • Discusses the director’s impact on institutional structures and future landscapes
  • Gives insights based on first-hand experience


Academic librarians, academic library directors, subject librarians, library managers, librarians working in special libraries, public librarians, graduate students and researchers in library and information science, students in MLIS courses, librarians aspiring to positions of leadership, library mentors, library mentees, university administrators, university management

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