The Role of the Academic Librarian

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9781843340577
eBook ISBN: 9781780630601
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 31st October 2003
Page Count: 176
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This book covers the practical side of being an academic librarian – a role that has undergone a large degree of change in recent years. It outlines and describes the skills necessary to succeed in these large, and often complex, organisations. The book includes tools and techniques for an academic librarian for managing time, meetings, projects, publishing and research, communications (paper and electronic), the basics of supervision, and how to work in a large organisation. The impact of the growth of electronic formats on the role of the academic librarian are discussed in detail.

Key Features

  • Explains how, in practical terms, to stay organised, communicate successfully, network and navigate through an often politicised environment
  • Applies business practices to the field of librarianship
  • Shows how to use organisational behaviour techniques to manage yourself and your work


Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science; Informational professionals

Table of Contents

Time management; Organizing; Communication; Meetings; Collection development in an electronic world; Public service in the electronic world; Networking; Moving up; Leadership.


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…an excellent, highly readable guide., Scottish Health Information Network
…this book offers a good collection of tips and tricks for people who do not have the time or inclination to spend hours ploughing through the literature or, indeed, years working things out through painful and/or expensive trial and error in the course of their professional practice., Scottish Health Information Network
…a book you need to read. …many good ideas and tips for making the most of your career as a librarian., Education Libraries