By Pamela H. Mackellar
Are you doing the activity of a librarian with no the benefit of a library measure or specialist event? Do you ask yourself what you have neglected in formal library schooling, how hugely informed librarians remain on most sensible in their video game, or what talents and features library administrators search for? Have we acquired the ebook for you! Pamela H. McKellar a 25-year library veteran who has mentored unintentional librarians in every kind of settings covers library ideas, practices, and instruments of the alternate. She deals assistance, examples, and easy routines to extend your knowing. even if you're looking an intensive grounding in library basics or just trying to find how one can serve extra successfully on your present function, The unintended Librarian is a brilliant position to begin.
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2 States in which more than half of public librarians have ALAaccredited MLS degrees (Data from Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 2004. 0 What Is a Librarian? 7 15 purchased for shared use by employees have accumulated to the point that they are no longer accessible. In such a case, management realizes the need for someone to organize and manage the collection, track usage, and retrieve information. They may not recognize that this is a “librarian” position, or that the job requires any special skill or knowledge.
If you were to make one improvement or change as a librarian, what would it be? Endnotes 1. Michael Gorman, Our Enduring Values: Librarianship in the 21st Century (Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2000), 14. 2. Leonard Kniffel, “What Turns You into a Librarian” (Editorial), American Libraries 35:5 (2004): 29. 3. S. htm 4. cfm 26 5. cfm 6. pdf 7. html 8. pdf 9. Greg Bak, “The Greatest Librarians of the World … Were Not Graduates of Library School,” Libraries & Culture 37:4 (2002): 373.
It will be necessary to see where the users are and market ourselves to them where they are. Libraries must change with their changing communities. 13 While it is clear that in this virtual world we will continue to need librarians to acquire, collect, organize, retrieve, and disseminate information, what about libraries as physical spaces? An entry titled “Library as Place,” on the Library Garden blog, points out that people are using the Internet in the privacy of their own homes for activities that were previously carried out in public spaces—shopping, banking, talking, writing, doing research, listening to music, reading, and watching movies, for example.
Accidental Librarian by Pamela H. Mackellar