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Helping the difficult library patron new approaches to examining and resolving a long-standing and ongoing problem

Author: Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensah
Publisher: New York Haworth Information ©2002.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensah
ISBN: 078901730X 9780789017307 0789017318 9780789017314
OCLC Number: 760598376
Notes: Publicado simultáneamente en: The reference librarian, nos. 75/76, 2002.
Description: 303 p. 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction The Nature of the Problem: Definitions, Scope and Extent, Historical Perspectives, and Diverse Clientele Problem Patrons: All Shapes and Sizes The Problem Patron: Is There One in Your Library? The "Problem Patron" Public Libraries Created Historical Perspectives on Problem Patrons from the British Public Library Sector, 1850-1919 Difficult Library Patrons in Academe: It's All in the Eye of the Beholder The Difficult Patron in the Academic Library: Problem Issues or Problem Patrons? Personal Safety in Library Buildings: Levels, Problems, and Solutions Old Problem for New Reasons: Overcoming the Challenge Presented by Mentally Ill Library Users "The Homosexual" as Problem Patron The Difficult Library Patron: A Selective Survey of the Current Literature The Problem Patron in the Electronic Age Do We Really Have an Internet Problem? Statistics, Credibility, and Issues Concerning Public Internet Access in Academic Libraries Problem or Challenge? Serving Library Customers that Technology Left Behind E-Problems, E-Solutions: Electronic Reference and the Problem Patron in the Academic Library The Problem Patron and the Academic Library Web Site as Virtual Reference Desk Managing the Use of Cellular Phones in a Small College Learning Resource Centre Providing Solutions to the Problem Ideas from Other Professions and the World of Library and Information Science How Psychotherapists Handle Difficult Clients: Lessons for Librarians The Common Sense of Customer Service: Employing Advice from the Trade and Popular Literature of Business to Interactions with Irate Patrons in Libraries The Customer Is Always Right: What the Business World Can Teach Us About Problem Patrons Zen and the Art of Dealing with the Difficult Patron Healing After the Unpleasant Outburst: Recovering from Incidents with Angry Library Users Gypsies, Tramps, and Rage: Coping with Difficult Patrons Help Yourself: Front-Line Defense in an Academic Library The Difficult Patron Situation: Competency-Based Training to Empower Frontline Staff Core Competencies of Front-Line Employees: The German Contribution to a New Service Culture Partnership with Community Resources-Campus Police: Revisiting Policies to Reflect the 21st Century Index Reference Notes Included
Responsibility: Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensah, editor.
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