PARAGRAPHWritten by librarians working and teaching on the front lines, this guide uses a functional, hands-on approach to lay out the basics of technical services, from acquiring new materials to making them available to library users. Perfect for those just moving into the profession, as well as library staff in need of a brush up, Fundamentals of Technical Services concisely examines. Complete with a handy glossary, this primer provides essential coverage of the broad array of technical services and how the library's back-office operations work together. Examination copies are available for instructors who are interested in adopting this title for course use. At various times he has worked in technical services, branch management, and administration in academic, public, and special libraries, and library education.