Recruiting Training and Retention of Science and Technology Librarians Patricia A Kreitz

ISBN: 9781299459298

Published: May 19th 2014

287 pages


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Recruiting Training and Retention of Science and Technology Librarians  by  Patricia A Kreitz

Recruiting Training and Retention of Science and Technology Librarians by Patricia A Kreitz
May 19th 2014 | | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 287 pages | ISBN: 9781299459298 | 10.55 Mb

Since the 1950s there has been a persistent shortage of sci-tech librarians, and as more librarians retire or change positions, the prospect looms that the profession will only depopulate further. Tackling this difficult challenge, Recruiting,... MoreSince the 1950s there has been a persistent shortage of sci-tech librarians, and as more librarians retire or change positions, the prospect looms that the profession will only depopulate further.

Tackling this difficult challenge, Recruiting, Training, and Retention of Science and Technology Librarians gathers together into one source the perspectives of top library administrators and managers as well as front-line librarians who present the latest research and practical strategies to find, train, and keep those valuable specialized professionals.

This book explores in depth timely issues and presents creative perspectives and innovative solutions to this persistent problem in subject-specialized libraries.As the baby-boom generation of science and technology librarians begins to retire, training and keeping sci-tech librarians will become even more crucial. Recruiting, Training, and Retention of Science and Technology Librarians discusses the replacement gap problem in libraries, including who should be recruited, how they should be trained, and how to retain them once hired.

Several authors address the field s long-standing specialist vs. generalist debate, bringing new data and experience-driven perspectives to this challenging issue.Topics in Recruiting, Training, and Retention of Science and Technology Librarians include:updating the cultural image of librarians to make the profession more appealinga comprehensive literature reviewhow to cultivate candidates who are dedicated to service and love research and learningpractical approaches to improve the visibility and attractiveness of science librarianshipthe skills and support needed to become a successful science librarianan innovative program to recruit undergraduatesan in-depth survey of practicing science and technology librariansthe challenges of science librarianship in Africalibrary and information science educators as recruiters for sci-tech librarianscreative strategies to recruit and retain librariansadapting aspects of first-year student retention programs as a model for library retention programshow professional competencies can be used for recruitment, training, and retentionand moreRecruiting, Training, and Retention of Science and Technology Librarians is a timely, important resource for college and university administrators, and public, special, academic, and government librarians.



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