How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian

How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian

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How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian is a compilation of chapters by librarians offering advice to colleagues who must work alone or with very limited help. The contributors come from schools and colleges, special and corporate archives, public libraries, and seasoned LIS faculty across the United States and abroad who are familiar with the vigor, dedication, and creativity necessary for solo librarians. As noted in the Foreword, qIn many ways, solo librarianship demands more communication and collaboration than librarians might experience in larger multi-employee libraries.q Despite the fact that most of the authors are currently working alone in their library or archives, they do not work in a vacuum. These chapters aim to help librarians thrive inthe demanding environment that exists for the solo librarian. Topics covered include time management, community involvement, public relations and marketing, professional development, internet-based ideas, administrative tasks, assessing and moving collections, and general overviews. How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian will be useful for all professionals and students in the field of librarianship.For a small fee the WJC library offers the following reprographic services: photocopying, printing, laminating, spiral binding, ... and both preliminary training and troubleshooting services should be made available to mitigate patron problems.

Title:How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian
Author:Carol Smallwood
Publisher:Scarecrow Press - 2011-11-16


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