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Technological advances are transforming academic libraries. In the midst of this constantly evolving environment, libraries need to ensure that they are still relevant to their users. This is often at the forefront of industry commentary, reflecting the importance and the scale of the challenges. However, there are gaps in the commentary – this research seeks to fill these gaps, revealing areas where libraries must take action in order to provide a thorough service in a world which is increasingly impacted by developments in digital technology. Download Your Free Copy by completing the form!
Marketing and outreach are the backbone of an academic library’s advocacy. In order to advocate successfully, libraries need to determine who their constituents are and how to best market their programs and services to them. Fill out the form to the right to receive your free download of the white paper Marketing Academic Library Resources & Services, a collaborative white paper of Taylor & Francis and Choice.
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.
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.
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.
Throughout this year we have had some great conversations with librarians at conferences and on visits. We’ve heard about many exciting ways that librarians are responding to their patrons’ ever-evolving needs, and so we picked three which were too good to not share! Why not consider implementing something similar for your library?
This FreeBook provides guidance on how to best enable data discovery in the library, while creating agile participatory intranets, in order to best serve patrons, by facilitating better internal communication, knowledge, and data.
This FreeBook provides advice on adapting entrepreneurial techniques to build capital, while raising the library’s profile to increase awareness of services to protect much needed funding during challenging economic times, due to tighter constraints on budgets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As a senior librarian, or a librarian managing a team, it is likely that you may often be placed in situations where the attributes of leadership need to be shown. Drawing on book chapters featuring helpful tips, expert advice and real-life examples, this FreeBook will help you to: define leadership, identify your own leadership style, understand the core competencies of a good leader, recognise the impact of dysfunctional leadership, and appreciate the role of kindness in leadership.
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. The resource combines excerpts from a range of key books and journals in this area, so whether you are a Reference Librarian already, or looking to move into the profession, these chapters are for you.
Collaboration and partnership enable us to achieve common goals by working together and sharing resources – libraries are no exception. This FreeBook thus provides library practitioners and students of Library and Information Science (LIS) with examples of how collaboration and partnership with other libraries can help achieve more by sharing resources and expertise, the burden of new projects and initiatives, and foster innovation and new ways of thinking in order to meet patron needs.