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Managing the One-Person Library by Larry Cooperman

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Preface

For most of my library career I have managed small academic libraries for student populations of 600 and under, with some assistance from two or three students who covered the library and helped users when I was not available. Prior to that, I worked as an intern in a small corporate library. You could say that I thought other librarians who worked in groups or in larger libraries were the odd ones out!
Why did I become a solo librarian? I enjoyed learning different skills, such as cataloging, collection development, and reference, and liked being the librarian in charge. I never found a solo librarianship position lonely or difficult; I appreciated the challenge of learning new skills and managing a library successfully on my own. ...

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