Volume 8 of the series Creating the 21st-Century Academic Library is focused on new services, directions, job duties and responsibilities for librarians in academic libraries of the 21st century. Topics include research data management services, web services, improving web design for library interfaces, cooperative virtual reference services, invative uses of physical library spaces, uses of social media for disseminating scholarly research, information architecture and usability studies, the importance of special collections and archival collections, and lessons learned in digitization and digital projects planning and management.
Bradford Lee Eden is Dean of Library Services at Valparaiso University. He is editor of OCLC Systems & Services: Digital Library Perspectives International; The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances; Library Leadership & Management, the journal of the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) within the American Library Association; and The Journal of Tolkien Research, a new, open-access peer-reviewed journal. He is also on the editorial boards of Library Hi Tech, Advances in Library Administration and Organization, and The Journal of Film Music. He has a masters and Ph.D. degrees in musicology, as well as an MS in library science. His two books Innovative Redesign and Reorganization of Library Technical Services: Paths for the Future and Case Studies (Libraries Unlimited, 2004) and More Innovative Redesign and Reorganization of Library Technical Services (Libraries Unlimited, 2009) are used and cited extensively in the field. His recent books include Middle-earth Minstrel: Essays on Music in Tolkien (McFarland, 2010); The Associate University Librarian Handbook: A Resource Guide (Scarecrow Press, 2012); Leadership in Academic Libraries: Connecting Theory to Practice (Scarecrow Press, 2014), and The Hobbit and Tolkien's Mythology: Essays on Revisions and Influences (McFarland, 2014).
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