Expectations of Librarians in the 21st Century by Karl Bridges

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Librarianship has changed dramatically in the last 20 years. In addition to subject area knowledge and interpersonal ability, librarians must now possess considerable technical skill. This collection of 50 essays, all written by librarians working in college, university, and public libraries, elucidates the many facets of modern librarianship, as well as the personal and professional characteristics and skills expected of today's librarians. Topics include: Required knowledge and attitudes Interviewing techniques The role of technology Interpersonal relationships The need for business and management skills And more These short essays are written mostly in an informal style that combines library philosophy and practical advice. The collection will be a useful for discussion and class assignments in introductory library science courses. The Greenwood Library Management Collection of professional handbooks provides librarians with operations and management strategies for all types of libraries: public, academic, school, and specialized. Gerard B. McCabe, Director of Libraries at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, serves as Series Editor. Books in this series cover such topics as second generation automated systems, automated retrieval in libraries, circulation department procedures, the consultant-library relationship, strategic management of academic libraries, multicultural librarianship, and more.


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