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The Patron-Driven Library by Dee Ann Allison

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The new professional librarian

Abstract:

While the digital culture is challenging librarians by requiring new skills, it is also providing new opportunities in non-traditional jobs in the commercial sector. Library positions are being redefined through reclassifications and reductions to accommodate the higher skill levels needed for knowledge workers. Professional development is available through websites that offer social networking and webinars. The workforce in a patron centered library is empowered through enlightened management that acknowledges limited control, with a flattened hierarchy. Hiring digital natives provides new ways for managers to assess personality as well as skills, both important for changing libraries from collection ...

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