Member Perceptions of the HBCU Library Alliance: A Case Study of Inter-Institutional Collaboration Models

by Hollingsworth, Douglas

Abstract (Summary)
The HBCU Library Alliance is examined as a case study for collaborative models in librarianship. A survey was conducted of HBCU library directors and staff to elicit the perceptions of the HBCU Library Alliance collaboration model. Respondents reinforced the important role that social capital and community building play in successful collaboration. Demographic and perception data are reported and suggestions for lessons learned from the HBCU Library Alliance experience are included.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Katherine M. Wisser

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:historically black colleges universities library cooperation african american academic libraries hbcu alliance information networks united states case studies


Date of Publication:05/02/2008

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