In a period of change, consolidation and cut-backs as well as rapid technological developments, the business school library is often at the forefront of new initiatives and innovative approaches to delivering and managing information in the most responsive yet cost-effective manner possible. In this unique book a respected group of business library directors from prestigious institutions around the world come together to reflect on the key challenges facing their libraries today, from change management to technology and communications to space. They document the state of the sector during a time of fundamental change, draw on their own local contexts to explore topics and concepts and share their insights into what the future might bring. This book will be essential reading not only for librarians working in business, management or social sciences disciplines but for all professionals managing library and information services.
Tim Wales is Director of Library Services at the University of West London, UK. He was previously Head of Library at the London Business School and Associate Director (E-Strategy) at Royal Holloway, University of London. He was Secretary of the UK's Business Librarians Association 2006-7. He has published extensively on a range of professional librarianship topics including veterinarian information needs, alumni support and e-Library systems and technologies. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.