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Joint Libraries: Models That Work
The joint-use college/public library can be an ideal solution to serving patrons while managing overextended resources, and this illuminating book scrutinizes successes and failures of the joint-use model. Three founding faculty librarians of a joint-use college/public library discuss the factors that should go into evaluating when and where a joint library is suitable. In ...more
Paperback, 234 pages
Published February 6th 2012 by ALA Editions
(first published January 1st 2012)
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I checked this book out to gain knowledge of what joint-use libraries are, what they offer the communities they serve, and how they function. I found the history chapter very interesting. Florida and California have led the way in forming more joint-use libraries than other states and have the most success stories to boast. For the most part, joint-use libraries started gaining popularity when innovative leaders would dream about how to offer more services to their respective user groups without ...more