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The Role of the Academic Librarian
     

The Role of the Academic Librarian

by Anne Langley, Edward G. Gray, K T L Vaughan
 

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ISBN-10: 1843340585

ISBN-13: 9781843340584

Pub. Date: 11/28/2003

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Summary
Covers the practical side of being an academic librarian. 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,

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Summary
Covers the practical side of being an academic librarian. 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.

The Authors Anne Langley is Co-ordinator of the Science and Engineering Libraries at Duke University, USA . Edward Gray is Science and Engineering Librarian at Duke University; K T L Vaughan is User Services Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library, USA.

Contents Time management - the calendar; email Organise - a filing system; using files to organise your email; finding a system that works Communication - email (uses and etiquette); meetings; reports; technology skills; the role of listservs; staying current Networking - making friends or enemies?; getting involved Meetings - how to run them (agendas, facilitation); managing up and across; doing your homework Collection development in the electronic world - vendors; licensing; serials, databases and bundling; managing a material budget Public service in the electronic world - instruction tips; technology skills; basic pedagogy; communication tools Moving up - publishing and research; the CV; professional involvement Leadership

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843340584
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Series:
Chandos Information Professional Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
0.50(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
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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