Do librarians ‘rock the boat’? Do they challenge those around them to win influence and advantage? Why is it that librarians are little found on the ‘influence’ grid of personality assessment tests? The Machiavellian Librarian offers real life examples of librarians who use their knowledge and skill to project influence, and turn the tide in their, and their library’s, favor. Authors offer first hand and clear examples to help librarians learn to use their influence effectively, for the betterment of their library and their career. Opening chapters cover visualizing data, as well as networking and strategic alignment. Following chapters discuss influence without authority-making fierce allies, communicating results in accessible language and user-centered planning. Closing chapters address using accreditation and regulation reporting to better position the library, as well as political positioning and outcome assessment. Throws the spotlight on librarian’s professional and personality traits, many of which are deleterious to the long-term viability of library funding Shows how best to boost the value proposition of libraries, through enhanced influence Includes how-to chapters on influencing others in the organization
|Author||: Bhattacharyya, Swati,Patnaik, K Rama|
|Publisher||: IGI Global|
|Release Date||: 2018-01-05|
|ISBN 10||: 1522528032|
|Pages||: 286 pages|
The current digital age is impacting the contents and delivery of instructional service in many ways. Instructional sessions not only describe various features of a resource, but these sessions also bring issues like the ethical use of information, copyrights, and the value of open knowledge to light. Librarians are required to help users to learn use these tools. Changing the Scope of Library Instruction in the Digital Age provides emerging information on data visualization tools, creating effective instructions, and instructional design in library sciences. While highlighting the challenges of effectively training new and seasoned librarians in these various aspects of data technology and teaching methods, readers will learn the importance of giving librarians the tools they need to complete their new responsibilities. This book is an important resource for entry level and seasoned librarians, researchers, and instructional design specialists seeking current research on up to date library instruction in the modern technology age.
|Author||: G. E. Gorman,Gorman, Gary Eugene Gorman,Brian Richard Howes|
|Publisher||: London ; New York : Bowker-Saur ; Wagga Wagga, New South Wales : Centre for Information Studies, Riverina-Murray Institute of Higher Education|
|Release Date||: 1989|
|Pages||: 432 pages|
Vols. 1-18, 34-40 include the 4th-30th, 45th-51st (1888/99-1924/25, 1940-46) reports of the Association of Assistant Libraries.