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Managing the One-Person Library by Larry Cooperman

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Who is a one-person, or solo, librarian? And how do they manage to do what they do?

Abstract

This chapter discusses who is a solo librarian, and gives a general description of their work and how they can effectively manage their libraries, given the many stresses and challenges they face on a daily basis. Major discussion topics are organizational management, change management, stress management, and people management.

Keywords

solo librarian
management
organization
organization management
stress management
people
people management
To start, it is obvious that a solo librarian (which term I will use going forward, as opposed to “one-person librarian”) generally works by himself/herself (except for some assistants, whether they are ...

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