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Recruiting, Training, and Retention of Science and Technology Librarians

Handbook / Manual

By: Patricia A Kreitz and JoAnn DeVries

Haworth Press

Hardback | Aug 2007 | #170427 | ISBN-13: 9780789035554
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About this book

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.


Contents

Introduction (Patricia A. Kreitz and JoAnn DeVries) Recruiting Science Librarians: A Call to Action! (Anne K. Beaubien) Recruitment of Science and Technology Librarians A Review (Pali U. Kuruppu) Recruiting the Best (Cecelia Brown) Uncle Albert Needs You! Individual Recruiting Efforts Are a Necessity and an Obligation (Lorraine J. Pellack) Becoming a Science Librarian: Accident, Serendipity, or Purposeful Plant (Donna M. Beck and Rachel Callison) Made from Scratch: The Creation and Development of a Sciences Librarian (Peter Fritzler) Why Didn't I Hear About It Sooner Recruiting Undergraduates into Science Librarianship (Sarah H. Jeong) Recruiting the Under-Represented: The Science Links Experience (Kawanna M. Bright, Shantel Agnew, Tanya Arnold, LaVerne Gray, M. Nathalie Hristov, Jill Keally, Mark A. Puente, and William Robinson) Making the Science-Library Connection: A Survey of Sci-Tech Librarians (Linda Eells) Science Librarianship in Africa (Innocent Awasom) New Models of Recruitment and (Continuing) Education for Sci-Tech Librarianship (Linda C. Smith) Holding on to Our Own: Factors Affecting the Recruitment and Retention of Science Librarians (Allison V. Level and Joanna Blair) Networking, Networking, Networking: The Role of Professional Association Memberships in Mentoring and Retention of Science Librarians (Jeanne R. Davidson and Cheryl A. Middleton) Retention After Hiring Then What (Jodee L. Kawasaki) Competencies Required! For Education, Recruitment, and Retention (Sara R. Tompson) Index Reference Notes Included

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Biography

Patricia A. Kreitz, MA, MLS, is currently Director of Technical Information Services for the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, a national laboratory of the Department of Energy managed and operated by Stanford University. She is responsible for a diverse set of information management and delivery services including Web services and architecture, publications and media services, the Archives and History Office, and the library and HEP databases. She has written on scientific information management and is active in the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of ALA. JoAnn DeVries, MLS, served as Associate Librarian and Reference Bibliographer at the Magrath Library on St. Paul Campus, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is now retired.

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