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Managing the one-person library (infographic)
Are you ready to run the one-person library? This great checklist will let you find it out.
Many people, when they think of a library, see an institution run by a group of dedicated professionals. The truth is, many librarians work alone.
Larry Cooperman, a faculty librarian at the University of Central Florida, has prepared a great infographic called Are you a solo librarian? It will let you find out whether you will make a successful solo librarian.
The visual is, in fact, a checklist that lists eight major areas of competence:
- time management,
- change management,
- stress management,
- professional development,
- collection development,
- information technology.
There are three questions in each field. One checkbox checked makes one point. If your score will be between 20 and 24, you are perfectly suited to run the library on your own!
The infographic accompanies Cooperman’s newly released book, Managing the One-Person Library.
The book provides a useful information that librarians can use when confronted with the challenges of running a small library.
I never found a solo librarianship position lonely or difficult; I appreciated the challenge to learn new skills and to manage a library successfully on my own.
In the original post on Elsevier, you’ll find a downloadable version of the infographic in pdf format.
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About Ola Kowalczyk
As a frequent visitor of her favorite local library, Ola is particularly interested in how books and libraries evolve in the digital age. Ebooks, print, audiobooks – for her, all books are equal.
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Libraries Matter T-shirt
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The Midnight Library
by Matt Haig
A Conversation About Rain
Nineteen years before she decided to die, Nora Seed sat in the warmth of the small library at Hazeldene School in the town of Bedford. She sat at a low table staring at a chess board.
‘Nora dear, it’s natural to worry about your future,’ said the librarian, Mrs Elm, her eyes twinkling.
Mrs Elm made her first move. A knight hopping over the neat row of white pawns. ‘Of course, you’re going to be worried about the exams. But you could be anything you want to be, Nora. Think of all that possibility. It’s exciting.’
‘Yes. I suppose it is.’
‘A whole life in front of you.’
‘A whole life.’
‘You could do anything, live anywhere. Somewhere a bit less cold and wet.’
Nora pushed a pawn forward two spaces.
It was hard not to compare Mrs Elm to her mother, who treated Nora like a mistake in need of correction. For instance, when she was a baby her mother had been so worried Nora’s left ear stuck out more than her right that she’d used sticky tape to address the situation, then disguised it beneath a woollen bonnet.
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Innovative pillow stand for hands-free use
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