The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship, 2nd edition. Paul Glassman and Judy Dyki, eds. London, U.K.: Facet Publishing, 2017. 343p. $85.00, £69.95 (ISBN 978-1-78330-200-0).

Janis L. DesMarais


The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship, second edition, is a collection of thirty essays by nearly forty experts in the field that offers readers insight and advice on this specialized area of librarianship in exclusively postsecondary environments. Divided into six sections, the chapters consider “Roles and Responsibilities,” “Materials and Collection Management,” “Teaching and Learning,” “Knowledge Creation,” “The Physical Environment,” and “Promotion and Sustainability.” Each section is preceded by a brief paragraph that summarizes what the reader can expect from the following chapters and additionally provides perspective on the given topic within the current professional landscape. Chapters close with a list of references perfect for guiding the interested librarian who wants to learn more.

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