This professional reference provides solid advice to academic and public librarians for managing performing arts collections in dance, film studies, music, and theater.
This professional reference provides solid advice to academic and public librarians for managing performing arts collections. The volume is divided into sections on the history of performing arts librarianship, dance collections, film studies collections, music collections, and theater collections. Each chapter is written by one or more expert contributors and presents current and reliable information on collection management. They discuss personnel management, collection development, technical services, public services, the impact of new technologies, facilities management, financial planning, and political considerations. Each chapter closes with references cited in the chapter, and the volume concludes with a valuable selected, annotated bibliography of important background sources and management tools.
Introduction by Carolyn A. Sheehy Historical Overview by Carolyn A. Sheehy Dance Collections by Nena Couch Film Studies Collections by Kristine R. Brancolini and Beverly L. Teach Music Collections by Rosalinda I. Hack and Richard Schwegel Theater Collections by Romaine Ahlstrom, Brigitte J. Kueppers, and Helene G. Mochedlover Annotated Bibliography by Carolyn A. Sheehy Index
Reviews No one individual is likely to be fully knowledgeable on all aspects of the work of a kind of library, or all components of a particular function. Therefore, guides like Carolyn Sheehy's Managing Performing Arts Collections in Academic and Public Libraries, which rely on a range of contributors who have taken their time to prepare essays specifically for publication, are generally the most satisfactory. In this case, Sheehy herself has done an excellent job of providing a solid historical overview and a selected annotated bibliography. This is an outstanding example of the type of guide that provides a broad overview and that is most likely to be useful to all who are engaged in any aspects of this field of librarianship.—Wilson Library Bulletin
Carolyn A. Sheehy and Greenwood Press have provided a handy overview of management issues in performing arts librarianship; this book should be of primary interest to library school students interested in directing their professional careers to the fields of dance, film studies, music, or theater librarianship in an academic or public library setting. ...is a good general introduction to the complex issues of performing arts librarianship for those coming to the topic for the first time.—Collection Management