The Invisible Librarian: A Librarian's Guide To Increasing Visibility And Impact by Aoife LawtonThe Invisible Librarian: A Librarian's Guide To Increasing Visibility And Impact by Aoife Lawton

The Invisible Librarian: A Librarian's Guide To Increasing Visibility And Impact

byAoife LawtonEditorAoife Lawton

Paperback | November 6, 2015

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The Invisible Librarian: A Librarian's Guide to Increasing Visibility and Impactprovides insights into what many librarians are feeling, including questions such as "do they feel invisible?"and"How many times have they heard somebody say but everything is on the Internet'?"

If you are a librarian struggling to find the best strategy for the future of the profession in a rapidly changing information environment, this book is for you. People don't realize that librarians make information available and not just by search engine.

This book will make people think differently about librarians, making a case for their value and impact that is compelling, convincing, and credible. Given their versatility and knowledge, now is the time for librarians to become champions of the information age as they improve the visibility and impact of libraries to readers, to stakeholders, and in society. By the end of the book, librarians will have a Visibility Improvement Plan to guarantee future success.

  • Provides strategies that librarians can use to raise their visibility
  • Presents how successful librarians have made a positive impact
  • Covers new techniques that measure current visibility amongst readers and key stakeholders
  • Includes key guidance on how to implement a 10-step Visibility Improvement Plan
Aoife Lawton works at the Health Service Executive Regional Library & Information Service in Dr. Steevens Hospital, Dublin. She is Systems Librarian and is responsible for the coordination of electronic resources to health service employees throughout the region. She manages the national Irish health repository Lenus which collates res...
Title:The Invisible Librarian: A Librarian's Guide To Increasing Visibility And ImpactFormat:PaperbackDimensions:478 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 6, 2015Publisher:Woodhead PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0081001711

ISBN - 13:9780081001714

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Step into the librarian's shoes

Chapter 2: Case studies: introduction & visibility of academic librarians & libraries

Chapter 3: Case studies: Visibility of school librarians & school libraries

Chapter 4: Case studies: Visibility of public librarians & public libraries

Chapter 5: Case studies: Visibility of health librarians & health libraries

Chapter 6: Case studies: Visibility of special librarians & special libraries

Chapter 7: State of play

Chapter 8: Visibility improvement plan

Chapter 9: Strategies that work

Chapter 10: Into the future