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The Successful Academic Librarian: Winning Strategies from Library Leaders
The role of academic librarian is far from cut - and - dried.
For starters, there are the numerous job classifications:
staff or professional employment, full faculty status, various
forms of tenure, continuing contract, and/or promotion through
academic ranks. While every academic librarian works to meet
the research needs of an institution’s faculty and
students, many are expected to assume other obligations as
part of a faculty or tenure system—including publication,
research, service, and professional activities. If this were
not enough to test a librarian’s mettle, the widely
varying academic focuses and cultures of college and university
libraries almost certainly will. The Successful Academic
Librarian, expertly edited by academic librarian, writer,
and speaker Gwen Meyer Gregory, is an antidote to the stress
and burnout that almost every academic librarian experiences
at one time or another. In this helpful book,Gregory and
nearly 20 of her peers and mentors take a practical approach
to a full range of critical topics facing the profession.
Their advice, war stories, tips, techniques, and inspiration
will help you thrive in your academic library career.
Gregory, Gwen Meyer. The Successful Academic Librarian: Winning Strategies from Library Leaders. Medford, NJ, CyberAge Books, 2005. 248 pp.