The activities of librarianship depend on the librarian, but all librarians need to track what they do. Being active and involved within the library and within the larger institution are also important. This means attending meetings and events, and reaching out to people, certainly those we interact with regularly, but also to build up larger networks.


Job duties

Annual reports

Continuing education and professional development

Campus involvement

Peer letters


This is the “bread and butter” chapter. For librarians of any stripe, any type of library, any level of status (tenure, non-tenure, public, academic, and so on) this is the day-to-day activity that makes up the bulk of our jobs. In a tenure-track ...

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