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List of figures and tables About the authors Introduction Purpose Audience, focus, and organization Translation Chapter 1: Instruction in American academic libraries Abstract: Introduction to instruction in US academic libraries The beginning: from inception to the 1880s Structure and concept development: from the late 1800s to World War II Library use instruction expands: post-World War II to the 1990s Library instruction in the digital age: from the 1990s to the present Trends, anticipated futures, and recommendations Chapter 2: Instruction in Chinese academic libraries Abstract: Introduction to instruction in Chinese academic libraries Library information literacy instruction in China The current state of library use education The significance of information education The content of information literacy education Modes and implementation of information literacy instruction Trends, anticipated futures, and recommendations Chapter 3: Government publications in American academic libraries Abstract: A history of the Government Printing Office Origins and development of the Federal Depository Library Program Federal Depository Library Program organization and governance Government documents: organization and workflow in the academic library Preservation of government information Trends, anticipated futures, and recommendations Chapter 4: Government publications in Chinese academic libraries Abstract: Introduction to Chinese government publications The development of public accessibility for government publications Government information dissemination channels Government publications in public libraries Government publications in academic libraries Trends, anticipated futures, and recommendations Conclusion Chapter 5: Outreach in American academic libraries Abstract: Introduction to academic library outreach in the US Defining outreach The foundation of outreach services in academic libraries Types of outreach Target populations for outreach services Participants in academic library outreach Marketing and networking Marketing plans Trends, anticipated futures, and recommendations Chapter 6: Outreach in Chinese academic libraries Abstract: Introduction to outreach in Chinese academic libraries The origin of outreach services The significance of outreach Outreach services in academic libraries Trends, anticipated futures, and recommendations Chapter 7: Conclusion: A comparative analysis of US and Chinese academic libraries Abstract: Introduction to the comparative analysis of academic library services in the US and China Instruction Government documents Outreach Index Colleges and universities listed
Hanrong Wang is a Professor and the Acting Head of Public Services/Law & Technology Librarian at Jacksonville State University's Houston Cole Library. With more than eleven years of experience in the field of library instruction and reference services, she has published scholarly articles on a wide range of topics in librarianship in academic journals. Hanrong is has contributed numerous book chapters, with publications selected for presentation at a variety of international conferences. Bethany Latham is an Associate Professor and Electronic Resources and Documents Librarian at Jacksonville State University's Houston Cole Library. In her capacity as Federal Depository Coordinator, she has over seven years of experience in the field of government documents librarianship, and her scholarly output includes numerous scholarly articles. Bethany has authored numerous LIS book chapters as well as a work of nonfiction, Elizabeth I in Film and Television. Bethany presents nationally on government documents and other LIS related topics.
"Overall this is a valuable reference work for librarians. Its systematic comparison, indepth analysis, critical insights and easy-to-follow examples make the book a worthwhile read for academic librarians interested in comparative librarianship, and particularly developments in China."--Australian Library Journal,September 2 2014