'The first publication of its kind, Art Museum Libraries and Librarianship looks at every facet of art museum librarianship. Topics range from the day-to-day activities of museum librarians to major capital projects and management challenges common to this highly specialized and under-examined field.

'The editor, Joan Benedetti, has compiled 61 essays from over 40 practicing art museum librarians to illuminate the multivalent field of art museum librarianship in all its diverse settings. The book, co-published with the Scarecrow Press, is organized into sixteen chapters, each including 3-5 essays. These chapters address the topics of leadership, reader services, automation, security, cataloging, space planning, collection development, visual resources, ephemera, special collections, archives, fundraising, public relations, volunteers and interns, professional development, and solo librarianship.' (From publisher's website)
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Chapter headings
Outside In: Leading and Managing the Art Museum Library
Reader Services, Reference, and the Art Museum Library's Clientele
Automating the Art Museum Library in the Twenty-First Century
A Delicate Balance: Access and Security in the Art Museum Library
Cataloging and Technical Services in the Art Museum Library
Space Planning in the Art Museum Library
Collection Development and the Acquisition Process: The Art Museum Librarian as Curator
Curating Images: Visual Resources in the Art Museum Library
The Invisible Made Visible: Collecting Ephemera in the Art Museum Library
Special Collections in the Art Museum Library
Institutional Archives: The Art Museum's Memory
Fundamentals of Fund-Raising for the Art Museum Library
Marketing, Public Relations, and Advocacy in the Art Museum Library
Working with Volunteers and Interns in the Art Museum Library
Professional Development: Investing in Art Museum Librarianship
Solo Librarianship in the Art Museum Library
Art Museum Libraries and Librarianship
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