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White Papers

Surveys, Statistics, Narrative: Communicating Library Value to Administrators

Surveys, Statistics, Narrative: Communicating Library Value to Administrators

Following 2016's Creative, Evolving, Relevant: Communicating the Library's Value, which focused on the ways librarians communicate the library's value to students and faculty members, this white paper explores the ways librarians communicate value to decision-makers such as university administrators.

Creative, Evolving, Relevant: Communicating the Library’s Value

Creative, Evolving, Relevant: Communicating the Library’s Value

This White Paper is the first of its kind from Taylor & Francis: Working in partnership to create an expanded perspective on our communities – sharing trends and themes that broaden the discussion and inspire new ideas.

Snapshots

 The visible library: 5 ways to see and be seen in your university community

The visible library: 5 ways to see and be seen in your university community

Read these invaluable insights into how you can make the library more visible to your university communities.

 Questions and Answers: 4 Key Takeaways from the T&F Charleston Library Conference Panel Q&A

Questions and Answers: 4 Key Takeaways from the T&F Charleston Library Conference Panel Q&A

Read about the real issues that librarians face as they work to advocate for themselves and their libraries as crucial aspects of the university community.

FreeBooks

Being a Librarian: Professional Development

Being a Librarian: Professional Development

From E-Learning to developing and implementing Personal Learning Plans, this FreeBook provides an overview of expert methods and advice for professionals looking to develop their careers in Librarianship.

Physical Space in the Library FreeBook

Physical Space in the Library FreeBook

This FreeBook provides an exploration of library space as multifaceted, with different social, cultural, and objective meanings, while also fostering, motivating, and inspiring collaborative and informal learning processes – all of which is in light of Physical Space in the Library.

Lean for Librarians: in Theory and in Practice

Lean for Librarians: in Theory and in Practice

This FreeBook outlines some of the core ideas and techniques needed for thinking Lean, following each new principle with a case study from a library at an institution in the UK.

User Experience in the Library FreeBook

User Experience in the Library FreeBook

This FreeBook provides a clear introduction to human-centered design, ethnographic methods, information access and exchange, as well as the use of physical space in the library – all of which is in light of the User Experience (UX) in the library.

Digital Ethnography in the Library

Digital Ethnography in the Library

This FreeBook provides a discussion on traditional usability work as a subset of ethnographic practices, providing a road to transforming institutional practices – all of which is in light of Digital Ethnography in the library.

Digital Resources in the Library

Digital Resources in the Library

This FreeBook provides an exploration of the collective use of print and digital to style libraries as the key players in the academic world of the future, and the digital age – all of which is in light of Digital Resources in the Library.

Social Media in the Library

Social Media in the Library

This FreeBook provides suggestions on how librarians, and academics, can use social media to improve audience engagement, create a community of users, and enhance the libraries profile – all of which is in light of Social Media in the Library.

Metadata Practices in the Library

Metadata Practices in the Library

This FreeBook provides a consideration around shifting scholarly publishing, open access, and declining library funding on collection budgets and digital accessibility to print resources – all of which is in light of Metadata Practices in the Library.