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The Invisible Librarian by Aoife Lawton

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Case studies

Visibility of academic librarians and academic libraries

Abstract

The author conducted a series of 23 interviews with librarians working in different countries and settings during 2014 and 2015. The findings from the interviews are shared in this chapter in the form of case studies. Similarities and differences are apparent across the different sectors of librarianship and within specialities of librarianship, including school, medical, academic, public and special. Insights are gained into the concept of visibility, value and impact and into the practice of librarianship in real-life scenarios. Some future gazing of possible paths that librarians will take is revealed. Librarians share their experience of how they perceive their visibility, ...

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