library administration


Summary: Planning, organizing, staffing, direction, and control of libraries.

Top Publications

  1. Robinson J. Linda A. Watson, Medical Library Association President, 2002-2003. J Med Libr Assoc. 2002;90:345-8 pubmed
  2. Newcomer A, Pisciotta R. Career progression of academic medical library directors. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1989;77:185-95 pubmed
    ..Only the number of internal successions to directorship changed over time. The succession patterns of medical library directors now match more closely those of other academic library directors. ..
  3. Kibble Smith B, Hafner A, Whitely W. Subpoenas and library operations: rules and recourse. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1989;77:196-200 pubmed
    ..In any case, the library director must be fully prepared to educate counsel on the potential impact of the subpoena. ..
  4. Creth S. The health information environment: a view of organizational and professional needs and priorities. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1993;81:414-20 pubmed
    ..To fulfill their potential, librarians must articulate and act upon a vision that involves them more fully in the work of faculty, researchers, and medical practitioners. ..
  5. Wakeley P, Foster E. A survey of health sciences libraries in hospitals: implications for the 1990s. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1993;81:123-8 pubmed
    ..The AHA has added the health sciences library to services tracked in its annual survey of hospitals; additional research opportunities in this area remain. ..
  6. Wiesenthal D. The future role of the health sciences library in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1993;81:129-34 pubmed
    ..The data also appear to reveal a clear consensus on the part of both groups for increased library involvement in educational activities and information delivery. ..
  7. Henner T. Free MEDLINE and implications for library operations. Med Ref Serv Q. 2000;19:71-9 pubmed
    ..Results of a survey on librarian perceptions of PubMed are discussed. The new generation of PubMed software is evaluated in the context of end-user needs and educational goals of medical libraries. ..
  8. Paradise A. Why the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations should add new regulations regarding libraries. J Med Libr Assoc. 2004;92:166-8 pubmed
  9. Kronenfeld M. Trends in academic health sciences libraries and their emergence as the "knowledge nexus" for their academic health centers. J Med Libr Assoc. 2005;93:32-9 pubmed
    ..The paper then concludes with some examples or ideas for research to assist in this process. ..

More Information


  1. Pugh M. Focused assessment in an incorporated library: using loan and survey data to develop a mental health monograph subcollection. J Med Libr Assoc. 2005;93:116-8 pubmed
  2. Dudden R. The necessity of measurement. Med Ref Serv Q. 2008;27:323-38 pubmed publisher
    ..This bibliographic essay covers the current trends while leading readers to resources where they can learn more. ..