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Library Programs and Services
The Fundamentals, 9th Edition
by Stacey Greenwell and G. Edward Evans
June 2023, 340pp, 7 x 10
1 volume, Libraries Unlimited

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-7998-2
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Continues the title’s strong tradition of coverage of a wide range of public services with emphasis on current trends in library services.

A popular overview of the various programs and services offered by libraries, offering practical tips for implementing them effectively.

The ninth edition of Library Programs and Services: The Fundamentals builds on the strong foundation of the previous editions. Award-winning and widely published author G. Edward Evans returns with a new co-author, Stacey Greenwell, in this update that combines their signature style of textbook readability, informality, and sometimes humor, as well as their knack for balancing foundational topics and new trends.

A new feature in the ninth edition is the incorporation of the concept of “library social work” through “Social Work Connections” sidebars in each chapter. Anecdotes throughout the text and “Career Connections” sidebars offer practical advice and specific current examples. Greenwell and Evans have combined several chapters from the previous edition and expanded discussions of new trends while retaining and updating the fundamentals. The ninth edition is a welcome update for library and information science courses and a valuable handbook for public services librarians.

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  • The ninth edition includes updates throughout, anecdotes, career tips, and references to "library social work" in each chapter
  • This popular textbook covers a wide range of services in all types of libraries
  • Works as a handbook for public service librarians
Stacey Greenwell, EdD, has served the University of Kentucky Libraries in several roles since 2001, including as associate dean for academic affairs and research, head of the information commons, and head of desktop support. Currently she is the coordinator of educational services and an instructional designer, and she provides liaison support to the School of Information Science and the Lewis Honors College. Greenwell is co-author of the second edition of Academic Librarianship, the fourth edition of Management Basics for Information Professionals, and Learning in Information-Rich Environments.

G. Edward Evans, PhD, is a semi-retired, award-winning author and Fulbright Scholar. He retired from full-time work as associate academic vice president for libraries and information resources at Loyola Marymount University. He holds several graduate degrees in anthropology and library and information science. Throughout his career, he has been an administrator, researcher, teacher, and writer. As a researcher, he has published in both anthropology and LIS and held a Fulbright Fellowship and a National Science Foundation Fellowship. Evans consults at the Museum of Northern Arizona library and archives and at the Flagstaff City–Coconino County Library System.


"Library Programs and Services: The Fundamentals" is a must-read for librarians. The authors provide a comprehensive and insightful overview of the various programs and services offered by libraries, and the book is filled with practical tips and best practices for implementing them effectively. The book offers a deep understanding of the current challenges and opportunities that librarians are facing and how to navigate them. The writing is clear and concise, making it easy to understand even for those new to the field, and the authors provide a solid foundation for librarians to understand the library landscape and build successful and impactful library programs. The book is also a valuable resource for library students and professionals looking to improve their understanding of libraries and their services."—Russell Michalak, Director of Library and Archives at Goldey-Beacom College

"Brimming with practical advice, concise overviews of key concepts, and engaging anecdotes, this new edition of Library Programs and Services: The Fundamentals is essential reading for LIS students, public services staff, and library administrators alike. In addition to chapters on the core functional areas of access, reference, instruction, collections, and programming, there are several focused on essential topics including staffing, security, technology, finance, and legal issues. The former deftly summarize common practices and emerging trends while also advocating for compassionate and inclusive policy. The latter identify crucial issues that administrators, and in some cases, employees, must be prepared to address. With its breadth of coverage and warm style, this volume is invaluable to all who strive to provide high-quality services to library users."—Jason Coleman, Academic Services Librarian, K-State Libraries

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