By Jean Dartnall
A such a lot smooth Monster should be rather valuable for practitioners. the point of interest is at the operating of small particular libraries and especially the one-person library. a certified outlook is maintained with no neglecting the total diversity of projects required in a one-person library. the sensible orientation is supported via checklists. even if the booklet is written with specific librarians in brain, others will locate it priceless, particularly solo librarians
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It can ensure and show that the library's decision in a particular disputed case is not arbitrary and that all decisions are consistent. It can form the basis of cooperative arrangements with other libraries. It can help the librarian make decisions more quickly about individual titles and the priority of competing demands on the budget. It can support the assertion that nobody but the librarian need be involved in detailed selection. It can form the basis of standing orders or approval schemes.
If these rules are going to make it difficult for you to do your work, you may have to try to negotiate some flexibility in them but it is not appropriate simply to break them. If you are working for a commercial organisation, you may have to exercise caution in networking with competing companies and, indeed, generally take care that potential industrial secrets are not exposed by your actions. ) Informal networking is usually less controlled, although confidentiality issues remain. On the other hand, I have seen circumstances where the good relationship between the librarians of two government departments had a beneficial effect on relationships elsewhere in the organisations.
12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. Spoken by Prospero in Act 5, Scene 1 of 'The Tempest'. ' Synergy in Sydney: Proceedings of the Sixth Asian Pacific Specials, Health and Law Librarians' Conference (Sydney: Conference Committee, 1995), p. 21. Janette Cameron-Smith, Librarian, Sugar Division Library, CSR Limited. ' Australian Library Journal 40 (1991): 339. ' Australian Library Journal 43 (1994): 108-117. ' Synergy in Sydney 1995: Proceedings of the Sixth Asian Pacific Specials, Health and Law Librarians Conference (Sydney: Conference Committee, 1995), pp.
A Most Delicate Monster. The One-Professional Special Library by Jean Dartnall