Staff Less Libraries

Staff-Less Libraries: Innovative Staff Design considers the challenges of this approach, its pros and cons, identifies international experiences, and discusses best practices. It presents a step-by-step approach to implementing a staffless library and/or services, and seeks to inspire professionals to share experiences and optimize their library. Staff-less public libraries, enabled by technological developments, represent a significant and innovative aspect of the development of public libraries. The concept radically enlarges the availability of user access to public libraries. Some Danish public library branches have, for example, increased their weekly opening hours from 20 to 80 hours per week. In Denmark, the concept has been quite successful, increasing the number of staff-less libraries from 81 public library units in 2011 to 260 in 2014. From a longer view, however, the staff-less library concept contributes to the modernization of public libraries by further opening the library. Many library professionals have been surprised by the near absence of vandalism through the staffl-ess opening hours. According to the latest trend, the staffless library model is gradually moving from thinly populated rural areas and suburban neighborhoods to urban contexts. This book explores the concept, hence furthering the debate. Presents and considers the idea of staff-less libraries using evidence-based data Considers the challenges, pros, and cons of the staff-less library Identifies international experiences, best practices, and draws out a step-by-step approach to implementation

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  • Author : Carl Gustav Johannsen
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Pages : 190 pages
  • ISBN : 0081019246
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Staff-Less Libraries

Staff-Less Libraries
  • Author : Carl Gustav Johannsen
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 28 February 2017
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Staff-Less Libraries: Innovative Staff Design considers the challenges of this approach, its pros and cons, identifies international experiences, and discusses best practices. It presents a step-by-step approach to implementing a staffless library and/or services, and seeks to inspire professionals to share experiences and optimize their library. Staff-less public libraries, enabled by technological developments, represent a significant and innovative aspect of the development of public libraries. The concept radically enlarges the availability of user access to public libraries. Some Danish

Library User Metaphors and Services

Library User Metaphors and Services
  • Author : Carl Gustav Johannsen
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 25 September 2015
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How do library professionals talk about and refer to library users, and how is this significant? In recent decades, the library profession has conceived of users in at least five different ways, viewing them alternatively as citizens, clients, customers, guests, or partners. This book argues that these user metaphors crucially inform librarians' interactions with the public, and, by extension, determine the quality and content of the services received. The ultimate aim of this book is to provide library professionals with

The Smaller Academic Library

The Smaller Academic Library
  • Author : Gerard B. McCabe
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release : 21 January 1988
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". . . [T]he book offers a source of strategies and practical solutions to vexing and recurrent problems which readers can tailor to their individual needs. . . . It is highly recommended as an important resource that belongs in the professional collection of every small academic library." Journal of Academic Librarianship

Libraries, Digital Information, and COVID

Libraries, Digital Information, and COVID
  • Author : David Baker,Lucy Ellis
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 02 July 2021
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COVID-19 is profoundly affecting the ways in which we live, learn, plan, and develop. What does COVID-19 mean for the future of digital information use and delivery, and for more traditional forms of library provision? Libraries, Digital Information, and COVID gives immediate and long-term solutions for librarians responding to the challenge of COVID-19. The book helps library leaders prepare for a post-COVID-19 world, giving guidance on developing sustainable solutions. The need for sustainable digital access has now become acute, and

Developing Academic Library Staff for Future Success

Developing Academic Library Staff for Future Success
  • Author : Margaret Oldroyd
  • Publisher : Facet Pub
  • Release : 21 January 2022
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In a climate of rapid change, human resource management has become a key area of concern to university and college managers. This text addresses these issues in an academic library context and covers topics such as staff appraisal and development, the quality and learning frameworks, and the context of convergence.

Library Juice Concentrate

Library Juice Concentrate
  • Author : Rory Litwin
  • Publisher : Library Juice Press, LLC
  • Release : 21 January 2022
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Library Juice Concentrate is a compilation of the best of Library Juice, an e-zine published by Rory Litwin between 1998 and 2005 that dealt with foundational questions of librarianship during a period of rapid change. Library Juice served as the record for the "library left" during this period, including its veterans and newcomers, while at the same time offering original reflections on traditional questions. The book includes essays and other artifacts that investigate professional neutrality, intellectual freedom, alternative literature, the social effects

Building Libraries for the 21st Century

Building Libraries for the 21st Century
  • Author : T.D. Webb
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 30 November 2012
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Despite calls for electronic, virtual, digital libraries without walls, the walled variety are still being built, some of them massive. This book explores the reasons for this contradiction by examining several notable new library facilities around the world to see how modern expectations for libraries are being translated into concrete and steel. More and more libraries are looking at change not as a dreaded hazard but as an opportunity that can itself be seized to strengthen the library in the

Helping the Difficult Library Patron

Helping the Difficult Library Patron
  • Author : Linda S Katz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 31 October 2013
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This insightful book shows you how to deal with an issue as old as the library profession: interacting with problem patrons. It looks at this fact of life that affects almost every facet of library work and provides practical solutions--some developed within the field and some borrowed from other professions--that will improve reference services for those you serve and make the work of your library staff less stressful, more productive, and increasingly meaningful. Helping the Difficult Library Patron: New Approaches

Managing Change for Library Support Staff

Managing Change for Library Support Staff
  • Author : Anne Goulding
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 21 January 1996
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In today's library environment the only constant seems to be change. This book describes how external and internal organizational changes have specifically affected library support staff who, being at the sharp end of the service, have to cope with the effects of change on a daily basis. Library managers need to inform themselves on how change affects the working experiences of staff, and how, in the face of uncertainty and upheaval, they can ensure those staff remain motivated and committed.

Survey of Library Use of Open Source Software

Survey of Library Use of Open Source Software
  • Author : Primary Research Group
  • Publisher : Primary Research Group Inc
  • Release : 21 January 2022
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This 125+ page report looks closely at how public, academic and special libraries are using open source solutions for email, integrated library systems, word processing and spreadsheets, the library website, server management, and content management and digital preservation software, among other applications. The study looks at which libraries use open source and which use commercial software and why. The study helps librarians and library information technology staff to answer questions such as: what are the most popular open source applications? How

Future Directions in Digital Information

Future Directions in Digital Information
  • Author : David Baker,Lucy Ellis
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 24 October 2020
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The last decade has seen significant global changes that have impacted the library, information, and learning services and sciences. There is now a mood to find pragmatic information solutions to pressing global challenges. Future Directions in Digital Information presents the latest ideas and approaches to digital information from across the globe, portraying a sense of transition from old to new. This title is a comprehensive, international take on key themes, advances, and trends in digital information, including the impact of