This book examines the value and role of subject specialists in the current library environment. The role of the subject specialist continues to be that of an evaluator and recommender of materials; however, the scope of these materials and the necessary skills are broader than in the past. The book reviews electronic resources and issues in scholarly communication which are changing the knowledge set for subject specialists.
Table of Contents
The place of the subject specialist in the academic library; Subject specialists as consultants across the divisions in the library; Collaboration within the library; The role of the subject specialist in the university at large; Implications and speculations on future of subject specialists.
Millie Jackson, currently Associate Dean for Collections at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL., has spent fifteen years working in academic libraries. She held positions in collection development at Florida State University, cataloguing, periodicals and collection development Grand Valley State University (MI) and special collections at Oklahoma State University. Jackson earned her MILS from The University of Michigan School of Information and a Ph.D. in English from Michigan State University. She is a frequent presenter at conferences.