The Role of the Academic Librarian. Chandos Information Professional Series

  • ID: 2720019
  • Book
  • 176 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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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

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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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Langley, AnneAnne Langley is Co-ordinator of the Science and Engineering Libraries and Head of the Chemistry Library at Duke University, USA and has worked in academic libraries for over 18 years.
Gray, EdwardEdward Gray is the Public Services Librarian for the Biological and Environmental Sciences Library at Duke University.
Vaughan, K T LK. T. L. Vaughan is the Librarian for Bioinformatics and Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library, USA.
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