A Tiresome Exercise, or a First Step in Library Leadership?

Johnson, Ian M. A Tiresome Exercise, or a First Step in Library Leadership?, 2010 . In BOBCATSSS 2010, Parma (Italy), 25th - 27th January, 2010. (Unpublished) [Conference paper]

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This paper reviews the challenges facing librarians and other information specialists in terms of employers’ expectations, and how the necessary skills could be developed in professional education. It focuses on the role of writing in professional education and in library leadership. The paper emphasises how written work submitted during professional education not only enriches subject knowledge, but also enhances time-management skills and could embed a reflective, evidenced-based approach to professional practice, develop advocacy skills, and underpin efforts to enhance personal professional standing. The papers submitted for the competition organised annually since 1996 by the journal Libri for the best paper recently completed by a student are considered, and the subsequent careers of some of the early winners are discussed on the basis of information available on the web.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Education for librarianship; employment; interpersonal skills
Subjects: G. Industry, profession and education. > GZ. None of these, but in this section.
Depositing user: Professor Ian M. Johnson
Date deposited: 14 Sep 2011
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:20
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/16129


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