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RE: Fed Lib section newsletterThe Medical Library Association Guide
to Managing Health Care Libraries
     Ruth Holst, editor, and Sharon A. Phillips, associate editor
      2000 (385 pages, soft cover)
      ISBN 1-55570-397-6

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  Administration and Management
  in Health Sciences Libraries, volume 8

  Managing a medical library in a climate of rapidly changing technology
requires the astute manager to anticipate and then manage change. This is
the perfect resource for a medical library manager to consult as they guide
their organization into the new Information Age.

  Basic management concepts and how to utilize these concepts in a
specialized setting to allocate resources for the efficient operation of the
library and the delivery of high-quality information services are covered.
Other chapters include fiscal management, human resources, marketing library
services, technology, facilities, and strategic planning. Appendixes offer a
list of skills recommended for the career health sciences professional and
an annotated bibliography on space planning.

  2001 (hardcover, 248 pp.) ISBN 0-8108-3896-6
  Rick B. Forsman, AHIP, editor

  To order: Call Scarecrow Press at 800.462.6420; fax, 800.338.4550; or
visit www.scarecrowpress.com.

  Price:$44.00 ($55.00)

  Administration and Management in Health Sciences Libraries, edited by Rick
B. Forsman. Lanham, MD, Scarecrow Press/Medical Library Association, 2000.
222p., bibliog., index. (Current Practice in Health Sciences Librarianship,
v. 8). ISBN 0-8108-3896-6. $49.95. LC Call no.: Z675.M4A36 2000.

  Subjects: Medical Libraries-United States-Administration.

  Contributors: Joan S. Ash, Prudence W. Dalrymple, Ellen G. Detlefsen,
Barbara A. Epstein, Rick B. Forsman, Carol Jenkins, Patricia C. Mickelson,
Lynn Kasner Morgan, Audrey Powderly Newcomer, Mary Joan (M.J.) Tooey, Frieda
O. Weise, Elizabeth H. Wood.

  Reviewer: Kimberley Robles Smith, Reference Librarian, Fresno State
University Madden Library, [log in to unmask]

  Table of Contents:

    1.. Management Challenges in an Era of Change 1
    2.. Fiscal Management in Health Sciences Libraries 19
    3.. Human Resources Management 35
    4.. Marketing Library Services 75
    5.. The Technological Transformation of Health Sciences Libraries 101
    6.. Planning for Health Sciences Library Facilities 133
    7.. The Application of Systematic Research 173
  Appendices:

    1.. Compilation of Skills Recommended for Careers in Health Sciences
Librarianship 195
    2.. Annotated Bibliography of Library Space Planning 199
  Glossary 205

  Index 209

  Administration and Management in Health Sciences Libraries is part of the
handbook series, Current Practice in Health Sciences Librarianship,
published by the Medical Library Association. The series has a long history
of examining current trends in the field of health sciences librarianship.
It was first published in 1942 in a single volume. This newest edition
contains eight separate volumes to adequately cover the rapidly changing
field of information science. Separate volumes dealing with a single subject
allow a great depth of comprehensiveness.

  The administration and management volume is divided into seven sections.
The first chapter provides an overview and the subsequent chapters cover
specific topics such as fiscal management, human resources, technology,
marketing, etc. Most of the articles are written by practicing directors of
health science libraries, and brief author biographies are included at the
end of the book. References at the end of each chapter are as current as
2000.

  Chapters are broken into categories subdivided by bold headings making the
reading easy to follow. Bulleted lists also help to clarify points, and many
chapters include lists of important questions. For example, the section
covering Staff and Service Space Needs includes a list of eight useful
questions to consider when determining space needs.

  Appendices include a list of recommended skills for health science library
careers and an annotated bibliography of library space planning. There is
also a short glossary of acronyms. The subject index is both extensive and
thorough making it quite easy to find specific information throughout the
volume.

  Even though it is clearly directed at those working in health science
libraries, this book would be useful for anyone in library management, as
well as library school students. It is recommended for library science and
health science collections.

  Also: Please see http://www.slais.ubc.ca/resources/architecture/books.html
and http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/committee/co_fac_bibliography.htm

  And great space planning consultant firm at
http://www.acohen.com/services.html



  Frank Alan Herch
  Zimmerman Associates, Inc.
  Deputy Project Manager: Collection Building and Technical Services
  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Library
  Code 292, Building 21
  Greenbelt, MD 20771-0001
  301-286-2546
  e-mail: [log in to unmask]


  [Frank Alan Herch]

   -----Original Message[Frank Alan Herch]
  From: FEDLIB: Federal Librarians Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On
Behalf Of Mohrman, Robert J Mr WRAMC-Wash DC
  Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 5:22 PM
  To: [log in to unmask]
  Subject: Space planning criteria
  Importance: High


  Greetings!  A former Army librarian, now at Eglin AFB, asked me about Army
and/or
  Federal space planning criteria for Federal Hospitals.  Since I cannot
think of any
  source of such standards at the moment, I thought I'd ask the rest of you
for references,
  as this topic has probably been discussed before.  I'm sure I will need
this information
  myself before too long as well.

  (I will query the Army librarians separately.)
  Robert Mohrman
  Chief, Medical Library
  Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  MCHL-DC-L
  6900 Georgia Ave NW
  Washington, DC 20307-5001
  (202)782-6762; fax (202)782-6803
  [log in to unmask]


  -----Original Message-----
  From: Nichols William F Civ 96 MDSS/SGSFL
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]
  Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 2:09 PM
  To: 'Mohrman, Robert J Mr WRAMC-Wash DC'
  Subject: RE: Fed Lib section newsletter
  Importance: High


  I've been trying to lay my hands on
  the criteria the Army uses to determine space allocations
  for med libs.  HFPA used to have that on their web site but
  it's long gone & I can't raise anyone at the only phone # I
  have for them.  The library design guide references the pub
  "Administrative Space Planning Criteria for Federal Hospitals"
  but I can't locate it (or even a source for it) anywhere.  Any
  thoughts?