Robert P. Holley

Robert P. Holley is a professor at the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science. He is a recognized expert in collection development. After having been a library administrator—including head of collection development—at two large research libraries, he has taught collection development since 1993 to thousands of students. His teaching has given him a broader understanding of collection development in all types of libraries. He has over 150 publications, including five edited books and multiple conference presentations. His current focus is on intellectual freedom and on emerging trends in self-publishing, the out-of-print book market, and scholarly communication. He writes a column for Against the Grain where he often takes contrarian views on current issues. Holley is a frequent speaker at the Charleston Conference and also has been active in the American Library Association.

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