Librarian skills & professional development

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Analysing your career path can be a daunting thought, and it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to planning your progression. Whether you are just starting out as a librarian, mid-career, or simply looking to acquire new skills, this FreeBook has been created as a helpful resource to support you on your journey.

As a continuation of our Professional Development FreeBook for librarians, we have put together a selection of free chapters and articles highlighting key values and skills needed for a Reference Librarian position, as well as how the field is evolving.

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Developed by Toyota in the 1950s, Lean is a philosophy that is now more than 60 years old. It has been deployed by organisations around the world in industries of all shapes and sizes, from the multinational manufacturing corporations who first developed it to technology startups who have used it to fuel exponential growth.

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With a shift in the economic landscape, librarians have been forced to reevaluate traditional services and their relevance to their academic institutions.

Collaboration and partnership enable us to achieve common goals by working together and sharing resources – libraries are no exception.

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Print and digital resources can have creative and interesting relationships; they don’t need to reside in separate worlds, leaving libraries to promote their combined use.