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Strategies that work to improve the visibility, value and impact of the librarian and library

Abstract

This chapter summarises strategies that work to improve visibility and the impact of the librarian and the library in various settings. The role of professional library associations is discussed in relation to advocacy. Examples are shown from librarians who have demonstrated successful ways of advancing librarianship by improving their visibility. A snapshot of practical measures and methods are compiled with reference to literature published between 2001 and 2014. Examples are drawn from academic, school, health science, public and special libraries. Themes are drawn from a synopsis and review of the library and information science (LIS) literature. ...

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