July 20, 2017

New Journal Article: “Stronger Together: Increasing Connections Between Academic and Public Libraries”

The following article appears in the latest issue of Collaborative Librarianship.

Title

Stronger Together: Increasing Connections Between Academic and Public Libraries

Author

Maureen Richards
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Source

Collaborative Librarianship.
Vol. 9: Iss. 2, Article 10. (2017)

Abstract

Much has been written about collaborations between public and academic libraries. These collaborations generally take the form of joint libraries, special programs or consortia. They are motivated by the desire to do public outreach or community building or to provide better facilities, services or library resources to users from both library systems or, in the case of consortia, by economics.

Since the library website is now the most common entry point to an academic library, this paper explores the opportunities for building connections between an academic and public library’s resources by hyperlinking to public library resources. Deepening these connections supports the mission of both types of organizations, namely to foster lifelong learning. It also suggests how such virtual collaborations, namely hyperlinking, can be used to set the stage for future collaborations.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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