Suggested Background Readings


Session 1:

The Ohio State University Libraries. “A Framework for the Engaged Librarians: Building on Our Strengths.” 


Session 2: No background readings required.


Session 3:

Carter, Lisa R. and Beth M. Whittaker.  “Area Studies and Special Collections:  Shared Challenges, Shared Strength.”  portal:  Libraries and the Academy, v. 15, no. 2 (April 2015): 353-373.

Mengel, Liz.  “The Confluence of Collections at John Hopkins’s Sheridan Library.” Research Library Issues: a Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC, no. 283 (2013): 26-30.

Further Background:

Association of College & Research Libraries.  “ACRL/RBMS Guidelines on the Selection and Transfer of Materials from General Collections to Special Collections, 4th ed.”

Daniel Dollar, Gregory Eow, Julie Linden, and Melissa Grafe, “Distinctive Collections: The Space Between “General” and “Special” Collections and Implications for Collection Development” Proceedings of the Charleston Library Conference. (2012).

Schonfeld, Roger C. “Organizing the Work of the Research Library,” Ithaka S+R. (2016).