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“The general purpose of The Small and Rural Academic Library: Leveraging Resources and Overcoming Limitations goes beyond just increasing the literature that is specific to the operation of these institutions, instead providing broader guidance on determining the specific needs of unique libraries. The narratives from each of the standard chapters may focus on the authors’ own institutions and actions, but each instance follows the author’s thought processes in developing plans, making these specific examples more broadly adaptable. The fact that these chapters are consistently well organized, make apt use of the existing literature, and do not fall into the easy trap of being only relevant to the authors’ own libraries demonstrates the value of Kendrick and Tritt’s excellent editorial oversight.” (Real, 2018).

The volume I edited with my colleague Deborah Tritt (University of South Carolina Aiken) continues to garner very favorable reviews. The Small and Rural Academic Library: Leveraging Resources and Overcoming Limitations was published in 2016 by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). The book includes chapters from academic librarians all around the country who share their best practices in several specialties, from information literacy instruction and outreach to archives creation and technological troubleshooting. 

The latest review appears in the January 2018 issue of Library Quarterly.

Works Cited

Real, B. (2018). Kaetrena Davis Kendrick and Deborah Tritt, eds., The Small and Rural Academic Library: Leveraging Resources and Overcoming Limitations. The Library Quarterly 88(1): 88-90. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1086/694877 

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