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How to thrive as a solo librarian

Author: Carol Smallwood; Melissa J Clapp
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian is a compilation of chapters by librarians offering advice to colleagues who must work alone or with very limited help. The contributors come from schools and colleges, special and corporate archives, public libraries, and seasoned LIS faculty across the United States and abroad who are familiar with the vigor, dedication, and creativity necessary for solo librarians.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2011020786
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Smallwood; Melissa J Clapp
ISBN: 0810882140 9780810882140
OCLC Number: 756607260
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 300 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Solo librarians as jugglers / Roxanne Myers Spencer --
Survive and thrive as a solo librarian / Barbara Fiehn --
Building partnerships / Julie A. Evener --
A guide to recruiting and retaining volunteers of all ages / Tatum Preston --
Simple programing strategies to enhance libraries / Cassandra Jackson-Ifie --
The solo school librarian : creating a constellation of community support / Jess deCourcy Hinds --
Teen volunteers to the rescue! / Cindy Welch --
Advertise the library? Horrors! / Laurie Selwyn --
Public relations : promoting yourself and library resources when no one else will / Andrea Wilcox Brooks --
Public relations as relationship : saying yes! / Rhonda Taylor --
Customer service tips for solo librarians : dealing with patron problems / Sandra O. Stubbs --
Continuing professional development / Eva Hornung --
Professional growth for the solo librarian / Kimberly Mitchell --
Double your staff with instructional videos / Claudia J. Dold --
The new Coconino Community College Library : a librarian, collaborative library services, and an online library / Estelle Pope --
No budget? No problem! / Eileen Boswell --
From solo librarian to super librarian / Jenny Ryun Foster --
Oh, those dreaded annual reports / Virginia L. Eldridge --
Security tips for the solo librarian / Jonathan Frater --
Supervision made simple : running a school library alone / Rebecca Marcum Parker --
Placing one foot in front of the other : learning how to assess the collection / Stephanie Renne --
The lonely librarian : a guide to solo weeding / Lara Frater --
Moving a library / Holly Lakatos --
Making a career-college library relevant / David Castelli --
The one-man band : the solo librarian supervising circulation, cataloging, collection development, reference, and equipment / Lois Kuyper-Rushing --
Working as a solo librarian in a large organization : running the Labriola National American Indian Data Center / Joyce Martin.
Responsibility: edited by Carol Smallwood, Melissa J. Clapp.

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How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian is a compilation of chapters by librarians offering advice to colleagues who must work alone or with very limited help. The contributors come from schools and colleges, special and corporate archives, public libraries, and seasoned LIS faculty across the United States and abroad who are familiar with the vigor, dedication, and creativity necessary for solo librarians.

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