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A job worth doing?

A job worth doing? This paper seeks to pose some questions by looking at the problems (seemingly) experienced by librarians the world over ‐ that of recognition of status. Why is it that librarians are frequently referred to as “people who stamp books” rather than as well‐qualified professionals? What can be done to improve the perception of the career of librarianship, not only by the general public, but by other academics, education authorities, councils and local authorities? Should librarians be working towards developing higher personal profiles within the working marketplace? http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Librarian Career Development Emerald Publishing

A job worth doing?

Librarian Career Development , Volume 7 (6): 3 – Jun 1, 1999

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1999 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0968-0810
DOI
10.1108/09680819910281198
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Abstract

This paper seeks to pose some questions by looking at the problems (seemingly) experienced by librarians the world over ‐ that of recognition of status. Why is it that librarians are frequently referred to as “people who stamp books” rather than as well‐qualified professionals? What can be done to improve the perception of the career of librarianship, not only by the general public, but by other academics, education authorities, councils and local authorities? Should librarians be working towards developing higher personal profiles within the working marketplace?

Journal

Librarian Career DevelopmentEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 1999

Keywords: Status; Librarians; Internet marketing; Professions

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