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500 tips for academic librarians

Author: Sally A Brown; William Downey; Philip Race; Brenda Smith
Publisher: London : Library Association, 1997.
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This text offers a survival guide to academic librarians who have had to take on new challenges associated with their work. It is full of tips and suggestions on every aspect of an academic  Read more...

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Brown, Sally A.
500 tips for academic librarians.
London : Library Association, 1997
(OCoLC)669678225
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sally A Brown; William Downey; Philip Race; Brenda Smith
ISBN: 1856042286 9781856042284
OCLC Number: 37485467
Description: 184 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Foreword --
Acknowledgments --
Ch. 1. Library matters --
1. The nature of library work --
2. Keeping on top of the job --
3. Getting to grips with your institution's politics --
4. Motivating library staff --
5. Working with computers --
Ch. 2. Managing matters --
6. Managing stock --
7. Managing the journals budget --
8. Managing the budget for your school, department or faculty --
9. Writing a business plan --
10. Managing library environments --
11. Managing noise --
Ch. 3. Supporting students --
12. Helping students to learn about the library --
13. Dealing with enquiries --
14. Supporting international students --
15. Supporting part-time students --
16. Supporting students with special needs --
17. Helping students to use the Internet productively --
Ch. 4. Supporting academic staff --
18. Liaising with academics --
19. Working with course committees --
20. Working with educational development colleagues --
21. Encouraging academics to use resource-based learning effectively --
22. Preparing for quality assessments --
Ch. 5. Looking after yourself --
23. Managing your time --
24. Managing stress --
25. Dealing with complaints --
26. Looking after your personal safety --
27. Giving critical feedback to colleagues --
28. Handling paperwork --
Ch. 6. Personal and professional development --
29. Using conferences for networking --
30. Giving presentations at conferences --
31. Creating and maintaining your CV --
32. Giving better interviews --
33. Preparing for performance reviews --
Ch. 7. Putting training to work --
34. Taking responsibility for training --
35. Planning a staff training programme --
36. Running a staff training day --
37. Training with large groups --
38. Training in small groups --
39. Training on a one-to-one basis --
Conclusions --
Further reading --
Index.
Other Titles: Five hundred tips for academic librarians
Responsibility: Sally Brown, Bill Downey, Phil Race.

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