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Managing the One-Person Library by Larry Cooperman

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Professional development

Abstract

As the sole managers of their libraries, solo librarians, unlike their counterparts, do not have a lot of time to attend to their professional development, perhaps beyond reading journal articles, corresponding on listservs, or maintaining an interest in their given fields. Yet professional development is a crucial part of any librarian’s growth to become a better and more knowledgeable worker; development activities allow librarians to learn new skills and discover areas of librarianship of which they may have been unaware. Can solo librarians maintain a level of engaging in professional development to which their counterparts can (and do) aspire? The answer is yes, of course: with some planning and ...

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