Academic journal article Journal of the Medical Library Association

Libraries beyond Their Institutions: Partnerships That Work

Academic journal article Journal of the Medical Library Association

Libraries beyond Their Institutions: Partnerships That Work

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Libraries Beyond Their Institutions: Partnerships That Work. Edited by William Miller and Rita M. Pellen. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Information Press, 2005. 230 p. Softcover, $39.95. ISBN: 978-0-7890-2909-6. Hardcover, $59.95. ISBN: 978-0-7890-2908-9. Copublished as Resource Sharing & Information Networks, v.18, nos. 1/2, 2005/ 2006.

When thinking about partnerships, libraries often think of partnering with groups in their organizations. In Libraries Beyond Their Institutions: Partnerships That Work, Miller and Pellen provide the reader with many examples of library collaborations outside the libraries' organizations. Although the majority of the chapters are authored by librarians in academic settings, the shared ideas can be used as a basis for thinking about partnerships, whether in a hospital or academic library.

The book gathers the experiences of various library collaborations. The types of partnerships described differ by chapter. The first chapter outlines a partnership between a library and K-12 educators to promote information literacy. Another chapter illustrates successful collaborations wherein the library is a technology partner on the library's campus, as well as regionally and nationally. Providing digital information to ethnic nonprofits is another example of a library partnership. International resource sharing-such as document delivery, indexing, and catalog creation-between a health sciences library and overseas partners is described. …

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