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The Invisible Librarian by Aoife Lawton

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Case studies

Visibility of public libraries and public librarians

Abstract

Five case studies are presented based on interviews held with public librarians working in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Australia. The librarians are all working in management positions in public libraries. They share their perspectives on their own value, impact and visibility as librarians and that of their respective libraries to key stakeholders and to the general public. All five librarians are open and voice their concerns and hopes for the profession of the public librarian and public library of the future.

Keywords

Community; Digital; Image; Librarian; Outreach; Public libraries; Public relations; Reputation; Social inclusion

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