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  • Assessing attitude (6 comments)

  • Why this book? (5 comments)

    • Comment by Iris on October 27, 2013

      I think I know what you’re getting at, here, but I don’t think it’s accurate to say that the structures “remove incentive.” There are lots of incentives. They differ from librarian type to librarian type, but they’re there. Just sometimes they aren’t as blatant or drastic as they might be in some other professions, or even some other versions of librarianship. In academic librarianship many institutions have pretty formalized advancement structures. In other academic institutions (such as mine) there isn’t much formal structure, but my job depends on building good relationships, and it’s hard to build good relationships without staying on top of best practices, expanding my skill set, and honing the skills I already have. There’s nothing about my institution’s structure that removes incentive, but the incentives aren’t formalized and staged in the form of, say, advancement or pay increases.

      Comment by Dorothea on October 29, 2013

      Yes, you’re right, that is bad and hasty writing. Let me rephrase.

      Comment by Sethel on June 18, 2014

      In New Zealand we have a voluntary professional registration scheme through our national library association (http://www.lianza.org.nz/registration). In order to keep our registration valid we are required to submit a revalidation journal every three years to demonstrate we are keeping our knowledge and skills up to date and applying these skills in our practice (http://www.lianza.org.nz/registration/revalidation).

      Comment by Dorothea on July 11, 2014

      Thanks for the tip! I didn’t know that, and will incorporate it.

      Comment by Sean Marshall on December 5, 2014

      The NZ link is 404.

  • Finding time (2 comments)

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  • Getting buy-in (1 comment)

    • Comment by Diane Hillmann on May 7, 2014

      Some colleagues of mine pulled together a small group that met regularly for the purpose of talking about new things they were reading about and interested in sharing. They rotated presenting stuff they found worthwhile to the group.

      Sadly, by the time they started this, I was already working from home, so I never participated, though I thought the idea was really good.

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