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.
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.