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Bibliographic instruction

•Back to the Books: Bibliographic Instruction and the Theory of Information Sources (1983). Papers presented at the Bibliographic Instruction Section program at the 1982 ALA Annual Conference. Edited by Ross Atkinson. 76p. 6587-3. $15; ACRL members $12.

•The Bibliographic Instruction Clearinghouse: A Practical Guide (1984). A guide to establishing a clearinghouse. 71p. 6775-2. $12; ACRL members $9.

•Bibliographic Instruction Handbook (1979). Prepared by the ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Task Force (1971-77) and the Policy and Planning Committee of the ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section (1977-79). “…provides the librarian with information which, when joined to will and talent, should result in a successful program”—Journal of Academic Librarianship. 68p. 6729-9. $10; ACRL members $7.

•Evaluating Bibliographic Instruction: A Handbook (1983). Prepared by the ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section’s Subcommittee on

Evaluation, “…one of the most practical and useful publications in the area of user instruction”— Library ‹b- Information Science Research. 122p. 6608-X. $17; ACRL members $13.

•Library Instruction Clearinghouses 1986: A Directory. By Mary Van Orsdol. 7109-1. $5; ACRL members $4.

•Organizing and Managing a Library Instruction Program (1979). Prepared by the ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section’s Continuing Education Committee. 30p. 6731-0. $4; ÀCRL members $3.

•Petals Around a Rose: Abstract Reasoning and Bibliographic Instruction (1980). By Cerise Oberman-Soroka. 23p. 6732-9. $5; ACRL members $4.

Collection development

•Books for College Libraries, 3d ed. Six volumes. Forthcoming in 1988. Inquire for publication date and price.

•Building a Children’s Literature Collection

(1983). 3rd ed. Choice Bibliographical Essay Series, no. 7. $9.95. 48p. 0-9144-9206-3. Order from: Choice, 100 Riverview Center, Middletown, CT 06457.

•Building Women’s Studies Collections: A Resource Guide (1987). Edited by Joan Ariel. Choice Bibliographical Essay Series, no. 8. $12. 48p. 0- 9144-9207-1. Order from: Choice, 100 Riverview Center, Middletown, CT 06457.

•Collection Development Policies: CLIP Note #2-81 (1981). 131p. 6738-8. $12; ACRL members $9.

•Curriculum Materials Center Collection Development Policy (1984). 27p. 6777-9. $7; ACRL members $5.

•Guide for the Development and Management of Test Collections with Special Emphasis on Academic Settings (1985). Prepared by the ACRL Education and Behavioral Sciences Section’s Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Test Collections. “Any question a librarian might have on the subject of test collections appears to have been answered in the Guide…”—Library Journal. 69p. 6926-7. $12; ACRL members $9.

•Women’s Studies in Western Europe: A Resource Guide (1986). Edited by Stephen Lehmann and Eva Sartori. “The well-edited result gives American librarians and researchers an overview of the field plus specific information about acquisitions of feminist publications from western Europe… A valuable resource for academic or large public libraries.”—Choice. 129p. 7037-0. $18; ACRL members $15.

Conference proceedings

•Academic Libraries: Myths and Realities (1984). Proceedings of the Third National ACRL Conference, April 4-7, 1984, Seattle. 420p. 6787- 6. $28; ACRL members $20.

•Energies for Transition (1986). Proceedings of the Fourth National ACRL Conference, April 9-12, 1986, Baltimore. Edited by Danuta A. Ni- tecki. “.. .a good cross-section in this one volume of the current issues and new developments related to academic librarianship.”—College ò- Research Libraries. 248p. 6976-3. $30; ACRL members $22.

•Libraries and Accreditation in Institutions of Higher Education (1981). Proceedings of an invitational conference sponsored by ACRL and COPA. Edited by Julie A.C. Virgo, “…useful to academic librarians and library schools for the purpose of understanding better the role of the library in the accreditation process.”—Journal of Academic Librarianship. 176p. 6741-8. $19; ACRL members $15.

•New Horizons for Academic Libraries (1978). Sixty-six contributed papers from the First National ACRL Conference in Boston. Twelve microfiche. Free.

•Options for the 80’s (1981). Fifty-six contributed papers from the Second National ACRL Conference in Minneapolis. Eleven microfiche. Free.

Database searching

•Online Bibliographic Database Searching in College Libraries: CLIP Note #4-83(1983). Compiled by David Carlson and P. Grady Morein. 132p. 6624-1. $19; ACRL members $15.


•Directory of Curriculum Materials Centers (1985). Compiled by Lois J. Lehman and Eva K. Kiewitt. 2nd ed. “.. .an invaluable work which will be heavily used by all who are associated with education collections, instructional materials centers, and teacher training institutes.”—Library b Information Science Annual. 194p. 6917-8. $20; ACRL members $15.

•Directory of Western European Specialists in North American Libraries (1984). 20p. 6762-0. $5; ACRL members $3.

•Slavic Ethnic Libraries, Museums and Archives in the United States: A Guide and Directory (1980). Compiled by Lubomyr R. Wynar. 164p. 6742-6. $9; ACRL members $6.

Personnel issues and faculty status

•Management and Staff Development (1982). Proceedings of a workshop sponsored by the Northern California ACRL Chapter in 1979. 37p. 6735- 3. $10; ACRL members $8.

•Managing Student Workers in College Libraries: CLIP Note #7 (1986). Compiled by Michael D. Kathman and Jane McGurn Kathman. 182p. 7097-4. $17; non-members $14.

•Travel Policies of Twenty-One College & University Libraries (1980). 77p. 6736-1. $3.


•Friends of College Libraries: CLIP Note #9 (1987). Compiled by Ronelle Thompson. 134p. 7171-7. $17; ACRL members $14.

•Mission Statements for College Libraries: CLIP Note #5 (1985). Compiled by Larry Hardesty, Jamie Hastreiter, and David Henderson. “The survey is a good one, eliciting answers to questions about why and how libraries developed statements of purpose, or why not…a commendable production.”—RQ. 107p. 6944-5. $20; ACRL members $15.

Rare books, manuscripts and archives

•Genre Terms: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing (1983). 41p. 6612-8. $7.50; ACRL members $5.50.

•Printing and Publishing Evidence: Thesauri for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing (1986). 28p. 7108-3. $7.50; ACRL members $5.50.

•Special Collections in College Libraries: CLIP Note #6 (1986). Compiled by Christine Erdmann. Contains actual documents from college libraries on projects, publicity, financial support, archives, preservation, and use policies. 95p. 7004-4. $18; ACRL members $15.


•ACRL University Library Statistics 1985-86 and 1986 “100 Libraries” Statistical Survey (1987). Compiled by Robert Molyneux. Statistics from 149 non-ARL university, college, and junior college libraries. 7144-X. $30; ACRL members $24.

•ACRL University Library Statistics 1983-84 (1985). Compiled by Sandy Whiteley. Statistics from 86 non-ARL university libraries in the U.S. and Canada. 55p. 6892-9. $15; ACRL members $12.

•ACRL University Library Statistics 1981-1982 (1983). Statistics from 92 non-ARL university libraries. 55p. 6596-2. $15; ACRL members $12.

•ACRL University Library Statistics 1978-1979 (1980). Statistics from 98 non-ARL university libraries. 47p. 6739-6. $7.50; ACRL members $5.

•Library Statistics of Colleges and Universities, 1985: National Summaries, State Summaries, Institutional Tables (1987). Data from the 1985 HE- GIS study conducted by the Center for Education Statistics covering 2,870 academic libraries. 240p. 7147-4. $30; ACRL members $24.

•Library Statistics of Colleges and Universities, 1982 Institutional Data (1984). Data from the 1981-82 HEGIS study conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics covering over 3,000 academic libraries. 177p. 6640-3. $16; ACRL members $12.

•1984 “100 Libraries” Statistical Survey (1984).

Task Force on Academic Library Statistics. 92p. 6951-8. $12; ACRL members $9.

•Quantitative Criteria for Academic Research Libraries (1984). By Kendon L. Stubbs. 135p. 6788-4. $19; ACRL members $15.


•Choice. Book and non-print review journal of the Association of College & Research Libraries. Eleven issues per year; (July/August combined.) ISSN: 0009-4978. Editor/Publisher: Patricia Sabo- sik. Available by subscription only, $110/year. Order from: Circulation Department, Choice, 100 Riverview Center, Middletown, CT 06457.

•Choice Re vie ws-on-Cards. Reviews from each monthly issue of Choice printed on 3 x 5 cards. Available to Choice subscribers only for $175/year. Order from: Circulation Department, Choice, 100 Riverview Center, Middletown, CT 06457.

•College & Research Libraries. Official journal of the Association of College and Research Libraries. Six bimonthly issues per year. Editor: Charles R. Martell Jr., California State University Library, Sacramento, CA 95819. Sent to ACRL members as a perquisite of membership. Also available on subscription, $35/year. ISSN: 0010- 0870. Order from: Subscription Department, American Library Association, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

•College & Research Libraries News. Official news magazine of the Association of College and Research Libraries. Eleven issues per year; (Ju- ly/August combined). Editor: George M. Eberhart, ACRL/ALA, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Sent to ACRL members as a perquisite of membership. Also available on subscription, $15/year. ISSN: 0099-0086. Order from: Subscription Department, American Library Association, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

•Fast Job Listing Service. A job listing which supplements in a speedy, timely fashion the classified advertising in C&RL News. Published twelve times per year. Six-month subscription. $15; ACRL members $10. Order from: ACRL/ALA, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

•Index for Volumes 26 to 40 (1965-1979) of College & Research Libraries and College & Research Libraries News (1980). Prepared by Eldon W. Tamblyn. 6482-6. $12; ACRL members $10.

•Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarianship. Two issues per year. Available by subscription only. ISSN: 0884-450x. $20 U.S. and Canada; $25 overseas.

CE course syllabi

•Operating and Marketing Fee-Based Services in Academic Libraries: A Small Business Approach

(CE 108a) provides information to enable administrators and librarians from academic libraries to critically analyze fee-based service operations. Bv Barbara Stump. 1985. 57p. 6965-8. $15; ACRL members $10.

•Interviewing Skills: Finding the Right Person for the Job (CE 109) reviews the legal guidelines affecting employment. Considers all aspects of conducting effective evaluative interviews. By Sheila Creth. 1982. 20p. 6875-9. $15; ACRL members $10.

•Teaching Methods for the Bibliographic Instruction Librarian (CE 202) provides an introduction to basic learning theory and alternate instructional methods used in library instruction. By

Manila Svinicki. 1981. 62p. 6751-5. $15; ACRL members $10.

•How to Teach Science Reference Materials

(CE 205), 2d ed., examines the search strategies and reference tools that are particularly useful to undergraduate science majors. By Thomas Kirk. 1984. 63p. 6756-6. $15; ACRL members $10.

ACRL Publications in Librarianship•No. 39—Libraries for Teaching, Libraries for

February 1988 / 101

Research: Essays for a Century. Richard D. Johnson, ed. (1977). “…a must for all library school students interested in academic librarianship.” — ARBA 78. 276p. 0247-2 (use order code 3196-0). Limited quantities. $15.

•No. 41—Women View Librarianship: Nine Perspectives. Kathryn Renfro Lundy, ed. (1980). “It is satisfying to read their considered responses to questions ranging from ideas about administration and personal career choices to developing library school curricula and advice to beginning professionals.”—College & Research Libraries. 99p. 3251-7. $8.

•No. 42—The Spirit of Inquiry in Library Science: The Graduate Library School at Chicago, 1921-1951. John V. Richardson Jr. (1982). “…a significant book in library education and an example of painstaking historical research.”—ARBA 84. 238p. 3273-8. Limited quantities. $35.

•No. 43—The Landscape of Literatures: Use of Subject Collections in a University Library. Paul Metz. (1983). “Metz provides…an important use study… by attempting to identify the subject literature of interest to faculty and students in various academic disciplines.”—RQ. 157p. 3286-X. Limited quantities. $30.

•No. 44—The Carnegie Corporation and the Development of American College Libraries, 1928-1941. Neil A. Radford. (1984). Provides a useful historical perspective on collection analysis and external funding by studying the impact of Carnegie grants for collection development. 272p. 3295-9. Limited quantities. $29.95.

•No. 45—English and American Literature: Sources and Strategies for Collection Development. William McPheron, ed. 217p. 0476-9. $29.95.

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