Free digest: Facing contemporary challenges in librarianship

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What do these topics have in common?

  • Keeping relevant and on top of technical changes
  • Marketing the library and your profession
  • The librarian’s role in information literacy

They are just a few of the challenges facing today’s librarians. If you would like to learn more, download Facing Contemporary Challenges in Librarianship, a free digest that includes chapter excerpts from the Chandos Library and Information Science collection, books written for librarians by librarians. This digest is one of the volumes in Elsevier’s Library Learning Trends Series, which supports learning and development in librarianship.

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The chapters in this digest include:

  • Marketing a Profession: Marketing the Future, by Debra Lucas-Alfieri, from the book Marketing the 21st Century Library
  • Preparedness, by Guy Robertson, from the book Disaster Planning for Libraries
  • E-books and the Future of Technical Services, by Anne C. Elguindi and Kari Schmidt, from the book Electronic Resource Management.
  • A Culture of Technology, by Dee Ann Allison, from the book The Patron-Driven Library
  • Library 3.0 Librarianship, by Tom Kwanya, Christine Stilwell and Peter G. Underwood, from the book Library 3.0
  • Collection Budgets, by Holly Hibner and Mary Kelly, from the book Making a Collection Count
  • The Role of the Information Professional in Competitive Intelligence, by Margareta Nelke and Charlotte Håkansson, from the book Competitive Intelligence for Information Professionals
  • The Problem for Libraries in the Twenty-First Century: The Need to Accept a Paradigm Shift, by George Stachokas, from the book Information Services for the 21st Century