Book 15: Building Bridges

TITLE: Building Bridges: Collaboration Within and Beyond the Academic Library
AUTHOR: Anne Langley, Edward G. Gray, and K.T.L. Vaughan
STARTED: June 2, 2016
FINISHED: June3, 2016
PAGES: 143
GENRE: Library Science

FIRST SENTENCE: For many librarians, collaboration can seem a risky venture.

SUMMARY: [From Amazon] Intended for academic libraries, this book covers all aspects of collaboration. Technology has increased the need for, and the ability to, collaborate at work; the first part of the book contains a discussion of: the basic how's and why's of collaboration; building an environment where collaboration can flourish; descriptions and how-to's for using technology tools which aid and enhance the collaborative process; a process of how to get started in collaborative projects; and how to manage them once you begin. The second section of the book presents real-life case studies of collaboration in academic libraries followed by discussions of how each project worked (or not) and why.
  • Describes in detail how to get collaborative projects off the ground and running, and how to manage them for the long-term
  • Guides the reader through the technology that they can use to enhance their collaborative efforts
  • Provides case-studies of real-life examples of collaboration projects

THOUGHTS: I sped through this book in about two sittings. It was mainly a skim-fest, but I did slow down for some aspects that look like they might be relevant to the article I'm writing. The book was well written was a touch to simple for my needs.

RATING: 6/10 [Good]