Expectations Of Librarians In The 21st Century

Hardcover | April 30, 2003

byLawrence Taylor

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Librarianship has changed dramatically in the last 20 years. In addition to subject area knowledge and interpersonal ability, librarians must now possess considerable technical skill. This collection of 50 essays, all written by librarians working in college, university, and public libraries, elucidates the many facets of modern librarianship, as well as the personal and professional characteristics and skills expected of today's librarians. Topics include: Required knowledge and attitudes Interviewing techniques The role of technology Interpersonal relationships The need for business and management skills And more These short essays are written mostly in an informal style that combines library philosophy and practical advice. The collection will be a useful for discussion and class assignments in introductory library science courses. The Greenwood Library Management Collection of professional handbooks provides librarians with operations and management strategies for all types of libraries: public, academic, school, and specialized. Gerard B. McCabe, Director of Libraries at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, serves as Series Editor. Books in this series cover such topics as second generation automated systems, automated retrieval in libraries, circulation department procedures, the consultant-library relationship, strategic management of academic libraries, multicultural librarianship, and more.

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Librarianship has changed dramatically in the last 20 years. In addition to subject area knowledge and interpersonal ability, librarians must now possess considerable technical skill. This collection of 50 essays, all written by librarians working in college, university, and public libraries, elucidates the many facets of modern librar...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.68 × 6.08 × 0.83 inPublished:April 30, 2003Publisher:Libraries UnlimitedLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0313322945

ISBN - 13:9780313322945

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?This is an exciting collection of 53 short essays by practitioners in the field who describe their visions of qualifications and attributes desired in librarians of the 21st century.... This work has value on many levels. It is a refresher course and eye-opener for experienced professionals who will gain insight by learning about the knowledge, skills and abilities which are required of new librarians and perhaps, be encouraged to update their own education. Those responsible for recruiting personnel will be able to target the most important attributes in selecting staff for their institutions and in crafting job descriptions. It will also help library school admissions officers establish criteria for prospective candidates for their graduate school programs.... Recommended primarily for library school collections and college libraries.??Technicalities