Advice to broaden your library’s influence (and your own)

Elsevier’s new Learning Trends Series provides free digital volumes to support learning and development across the sciences. The first volume, Marketing the Academic Library, compiles relevant chapters from library information science books published by Chandos Publishing.

The-Machiavellian-Librarian-coverThis excerpt is from The Machiavellian Librarian: Winning Allies, Combating Budget Cuts, and influencing Stakeholders, by Melissa K. Aho and Erika Bennett. The chapter “Weasels and honey badgers: networking for librarians” is written by André J. Nault.

Success as a librarian depends largely on the work relationships one forms, both with colleagues and the people being served. This chapter reveals why networking and self-promotion is more critical than ever in today’s e-learning environment, how to create and execute a networking and marketing plan, and finally, how to evaluate the success of your networking.

For more on networking tips for the librarian


Chipo Msengezi                             ITOCA

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