Becoming a Powerhouse Librarian: How to Get Things Done Right the First Time

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Becoming a Powerhouse Librarian: How to Get Things Done Right the First Time will help you recognize and implement specific behaviours and actions librarians use to successfully drive projects forward, institute new services or revamp old ones, and establish key relationships both inside and outside of the library. Each behaviour or trait covered can be either developed or strengthened within an individual or team.

The book features practical tips to build skills in each topic area. Examples of topics found in this book include: lifelong learning, risk-taking, creativity, identifying and leveraging stakeholders, creating balance, knowing when to lead and when to follow, handling setbacks and avoiding burnout.

Each chapter includes:

  • A basic description of the behavior and why it is important for success 
  • Overview of core building blocks/elements necessary within each chapter (ex. engaging external stakeholders vs. internal stakeholders)
  • Examples of actions that readers can take (ex. establishing agreed upon language everyone can understand)
  • Sidebar of 5 good and bad habits that can impact success
  • Personal anecdotes from working librarians

Whether you're just beginning your library career or you're a seasoned professional, Becoming a Powerhouse Librarian is sure to have something for you!

Author(s): Jamie M. Gray

ISBN: 9781442278691

Paper Binding

Publisher: Rowman & LIttlefield

Published: 03/08/2017

Pages: 170

Sku: 9781442278691

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