School of Information Management & Systems. Spring 2003.
285 Design of Library Services. Michael Buckland.

Readings -- To be Revised!   See also Schedule.

Note: Items indicated as Main Graduate Services Reserve may not yet be on Reserve.

Buckland, M.   Library Services in Theory and Context. 2nd ed. Pergamon Press, 1988. This book is assigned to provide a general conceptual framework. It is out of print and so not available in bookstores. The entire text is available on the Library's website:   Chapters 1-6, 8-14, 16, 19 & 20 are little changed from the 1st edition, 1983.

Stueart, Robert D. & Barbara B. Moran. Library and Information Center Management. 5th ed. Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1998. MAIN Graduate Services Reserve Z678 .S799 1998   Standard textbook.

Rubin, Richard. Foundations of Library and Information Science. 1999. Main Graduate Services Reserve Z665.2.U6.R83. A rather discoursive account of contemporary library issues with some emphasis on policy issues.

Other Readings
Buckland, M. Redesigning Library Services: A Manifesto.   (American Library Association, 1992.) available online at

Buckland, M.   Information and Information Systems Prager, 1991) is a development and expansion of Library Services in Theory and Context. It is less focused in on library services but can be used for as a substitute for chapters 4-6, 8-15 & 17.

Gorman, Michael. Our Singular Strength: Meditations for Librarians. American Library Association, 1998. Main Graduate Services Reserve Z665.2.U6G67 1998.

Willison, Ian. "The national Library in historical perspective." Libraries and Culture 24 (1989):75-95. Reprinted in National Libraries 3, ed by Maurice B. Line & Joyce Line. Aslib: 1995, pp 3-17. Read by Feb 18.

Van House, Nancy & Stuart Sutton. The Panda Syndrome: An Ecology of LIS Education. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 37(2): 131-147, 1996.

More to be added.