A Positive Impact on Perceptions: Librarians Must Be Proud of Their Profession and Vocal about Their Abilities If They Want Others to Recognize and Value Their Skills
Schachter, Debbie, Information Outlook
We librarians are forever wondering (and sometimes worrying) about our image in the eyes of our clients and employers. I think we all understand that librarians have an enduring brand and that librarianship is a recognized and valued profession. At the same time, it is possibly one of the most misunderstood professions today.
Although some librarians continue to hold traditional types of library positions, by and large our professional activities, skills and expertise are not well understood by people outside the profession. A recent OCLC report, Perception of Libraries 2010, states that while librarians are highly recognized and valued by society, they are not the first source …
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Publication information: Article title: A Positive Impact on Perceptions: Librarians Must Be Proud of Their Profession and Vocal about Their Abilities If They Want Others to Recognize and Value Their Skills. Contributors: Schachter, Debbie - Author. Magazine title: Information Outlook. Volume: 15. Issue: 2 Publication date: March 2011. Page number: 26. © 2009 Special Libraries Association. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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