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The Invisible Librarian by Aoife Lawton

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Visibility improvement plan (VIP)

Abstract

This chapter sets out a visibility improvement plan intended for librarians to actively improve their visibility. It draws upon management theories and tried and tested quality improvement frameworks from business and health sciences literature. Techniques such as strategic planning, change management and implementation science are explained. Measuring the impact of the visibility plan is included from the outset. Reporting upon achievements and communicating outcomes is key to increasing the understanding of what librarians do in an organisation. Tracking visibility metrics are also included. The visibility improvement plan is a simple 10-step plan that will equip librarians with the know-how to get ...

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