Advances in Library Administration and Organization

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Series description

Advances in Library Administration and Organization was initiated to publish longer, quality research studies, of interest both to working library managers and scholars.

We are particularly interested in how libraries have been and should be managed.

The series:

  • Publishes thought-provoking articles relating to both innovative and time-tested methods that can be used to organize our work
  • Provides a publication venue for those manuscripts that are typically longer than most journal articles but shorter than most books
  • Encourages the presentation of thoughtful pieces that integrate theory and practice
  • Brings to light excellent scholarship that strengthens and reinforces the base of knowledge library administrators have on hand
  • Seeks to develop a body of research literature that contributes to the base of organizational theory on which library administrators rely
  • Seeks out people who think about how libraries and library administrators work and to bring their ideas to the public

The series offers an eclectic mix of timely, thought-provoking articles, bringing together national and global studies and conveying the kind of research which current library managers and researchers need, mixing theory with a good dose of pragmatism.

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Key Benefits
Enables library management practitioners to weigh library management and organizational issues written and researched from a possible new perspective.
Challenges working administrators to look more closely at their operations and to reconsider how they develop people and the organizations in which they work.
Provides strategies that might be of value in addressing challenges faced by current and future library managers.
Assists with providing questions and supplying guidance for those engaged in research about library organizations.
Key Audiences
The series is widely read by practitioners, library and information science graduate students, and those working in associated fields of information management.

"Advances in Library Administration and Organization provides a dynamic scope of pertinent and timely research that is highly relevant and useful to my research efforts. The series features well crafted research available online, thus making quality research conveniently accessible when I need it." Larry White, East Carolina University, USA.

Editorial Objectives of the Series
Advances in Library Administration and Organization was initiated to publish longer, quality research studies, of interest both to working library managers and scholars. We are particularly interested in how libraries have been and should be managed.

Research performed in all types of libraries; special, academic, school, and public. The subjects of the articles published vary widely, but the common theme is that the topics treated represent areas of common interest within our profession.

Samantha Schmehl Hines received her MS in library and information science from University of Illinois in 2003 and has worked in a variety of libraries in many different roles.

The Associate Dean of Instructional Resources/Library Director at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington, USA, Samantha manages library services for this rural school focusing on university transfer programs as well as professional/technical training, and supports scholarly issues on campus such as publishing and research ethics.

She is a prolific scholar and frequent conference presenter on issues of library services, scholarly communication, and library management. She is the author of Productivity for Librarians (2010, Chandos), and Revolutionizing the Development of Library and Information Science Professionals (2014, IGI-Global).

Editorial Advisory Board

Ms Kathryn Moore Crowe
Associate Dean for Public Services, University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA

Ms Janet A. Crum
Director, Health Sciences Library, University of Arizona, USA

Ms Alice L. Daugherty
Coordinator of Acquisitions and Electronic Resources, University Libraries, Associate Professor, University of Alabama, USA

Dr Carenado V. Davis
Research Assistant Professor, East Carolina University, USA

Mr Amed Demirhan
Director of Library, American University of Nigeria (AUN), Nigeria

Ms Christine Korytnyk Delaney
Director of Technical Services, American University Library, USA

Dr Bradford Lee Eden
Dean of Library Services, Valparaiso University, USA

Dr Su Epstein
Library Director, Saxton B. Little Free Library, USA

Heather Groves Hannan
Head, Mercer Library (Prince William Campus), George Mason University, USAMs Joanne Hélouvry
Head of Research & Instruction Services, Loyola Notre Dame Library, USA

Mr David Ketchum
Resource Sharing Librarian, University of Oregon, USA

Mrs Elizabeth Ann Martin
Head of Professional Programs, Grand Valley State University, USA

Dr Miriam Matteson
Assistant Professor, Kent State University, USA

Ms Pixey Anne Mosley
Associate Dean for Administrative and Faculty Services, Texas A&M University, USA

Dr Annie Norman
State Librarian of Delaware Division of Libraries, Delaware, USA

Marcy Simons
Organizational Development Librarian, University of Notre Dame, USA

Ms Jennifer M. Turner
Instructional Services Librarian, Minnesota State University - Mankato, USA

To submit a proposal to this series, please contact the series editor via email:

Samantha Schmehl Hines
Peninsula College, USA

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